Stockton Beach in Port Stephens truly has it all – authentic World War II tank traps, aircraft wrecks, historical fishing huts and the largest moving coastal sand dunes in the Southern Hemisphere.
There are more than 32 kilometres of beach to explore along this stretch alone, and with sand dunes stretching up to 30 metres, there’s no shortage of adrenaline-fuelled descents awaiting the experienced four-wheel driver. Get your dose of sand and sky while exploring historical relics and testing your driving skills. Permits are required to drive on the beach and can be purchased for short- or long-term use.
If you get sick of being behind the wheel (unlikely!), join a sandboarding tour of these amazing moving coastal dunes and zoom down the slopes to your heart’s content. Depending on how much sand the tide is moving around, there’s also a good chance that you’ll get to watch the sun sinking over the MV Sygna, a Norwegian bulk carrier that was wrecked on her maiden voyage in 1974.