PLEASE NOTE WE HAVE CHANGED THE WAY WE OPERATE THE SANDBOARDING TO COMPLY WITH COVID-19 RESTRICTIONS. PLEASE SEE OUR COVID-19 PAGE FOR FURTHER INFORMATION.
Sit Down and Stand Up Sandboarding – The Best Sandboarding Experience in Port Stephens!
Join us for an epic Port Stephens adventure on the largest moving sand dunes in the Southern Hemisphere! Our Sandboarding Adventure will take you across the magnificent sand dunes in one of our custom 4WDs to our Sandboarding area, right in the heart of the dunes! Here we provide a shaded picnic area with tables and chairs, so feel free to bring your food and drinks!
First of all, one of our friendly instructors will meet you and instruct you in the safe method of sandboarding for both the sit down and stand up types. Our dune starts out with small slopes and continues on to the monster slope!
You choose the size of the hill based on your confidence level. Sandboarding is suitable for all ages. Toddlers and young children can ride on a board with an adult or tackle the slopes themselves once they are confident. All Instructors are certified in First Aid, and supervise for the duration of your stay.
Do you have family members who wish to go on the 4WD trip to the dunes but not do the sandboarding? No Problem! They can still come along for a small fee.
SIT AND SLIDE OR STAND AND SURF.. IT’S YOUR CHOICE!
We use our hand made sand boards for all types of sand boarding including the stand up style. In addition, we also have sandboards with bindings, for those who are accustomed to surfing and snowboarding. Most of all, it’s entirely up to you whether you sit or stand. You can even ride tandem!
4WD Bus departs 9.30am during summer and 10am in winter, and every 15-20 minutes after that for the rest of the day. It works like a shuttle service, stay and play as long as you like! When you are ready to go back to the meeting point, just hop on the next bus.
Due to the fact we do not cater to the big tour buses that visit Port Stephens daily, this means we have the choice to close our operations if we consider the weather to be unsafe.
The main weather safety hazard on the dunes is extreme heat. Since our sand is very reflective due to its high silica content, on a hot day temperatures can be amplified to well over 50 degrees centigrade. Due to these extreme temperatures, we will generally open earlier in the morning on a hot day and close around midday or whenever it becomes too hot. We will also close during extremely windy conditions, torrential rain and electrical storms.
The most ideal conditions for sand boarding are cool days, after rain or during light showers. Wet sand is ideal for sliding on due to the fact it is nice and smooth so you go faster!
Finally, we take our duty of care to our staff and customers very seriously. We also want you to thoroughly enjoy your experience on the dunes. If you are unsure whether conditions are suitable please feel free to give us a call as actual weather conditions can vary significantly from forecast!
WEEKENDS AND SCHOOL HOLIDAYS
*PLEASE SEE COVID-19 PAGE FOR UP TO DATE SESSION INFORMATION
10am All other times, then every 15 mins
Last Shuttle to Dunes 5-6pm Summer
(Please check last shuttle times as they may vary according to weather conditions)
Lower car Park End Of James Paterson St
Anna Bay. Look for the army camo caravan and bus.
WEEK DAYS (OUTSIDE OF SCHOOL HOLIDAYS) ALSO AVAILABLE BY APPOINTMENT.
Cost Per 2 Hour session:
Child 0-17 $30
Look for our Ticket Booth in the Lower Car Park