What are you doing this weekend? Fancy Sand Boarding?
Whether you live in Sydney or just visiting, there are a plethora of outdoor activities you can do. From bush walks to coastal trails, The Blue Mountains or wine in the Hunter. But, if you fancy something a little bit different – why not try Sand Boarding?
It was a friends birthday, who has lived in Sydney for years, and I wanted to treat her to a special day out. I wracked my brains to try and find an experience she hasn’t done before and something that would break the mould than the standard brunch or dinner.
I started to look about and got out the old map (by that I mean google maps). I zoomed in and looked around. Palm beach – done that, Hunter – a couple of times, Newcastle – potentially and then all of a sudden I saw this stretch of sand… bingo.
Port Stephens 4WD Tours
Port Stephens is a 2.5-hour drive north of Sydney and around one-hour north of Newcastle. If you leave early in the morning, you can find the perfect brunch/ lunch spot on the way to break up the time.
Stockton Sand Dunes provides the incredible location for Sand Boarding. At 32 km in length and up to 1 km wide in places, it is the largest moving sand dunes in the Southern Hemisphere!
I booked my friend and I on to this tour: Sand Boarding
You will need a car. Very easy to find once you arrive. You cannot miss the sand dunes and parking is free. Drive down right to where you get the bus. You will see camels and then you know you are in the right place.
Really simple – walk up, sign in and off you go!
What to wear?
Active wear. Leggings, t-shirt and sunnies. I would recommend where long trousers not shorts.
Where plenty of suncream and bring water. You are out in an almost desert with a little shaded area which you will have to share with other tourists,
But I have never sand boarded before?
No worries, is just like snow boarding but a lot warmer!
Also, if you can’t stand up – you can still have loads of fun sitting on the sand board and cruising down the dunes.
Honestly, I felt like I was a kid again!
What else can you do there?
Wine and Beer Tasting
Make a day of it and visit Murrays Brewery for Wine and Beer Tasting
Lunch at Shoal Bay
Head to Shoal Bay for a dip and to wash the sand off before having a bite to eat at The Country Club
Then walk off lunch and head up Tomaree Mountain for some spectacular views
Make the most of your weekends and try something different!
Wanna find more options for your weekend? Check out: Tasmania In Two Days