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Sand Dune Adventures

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by Missy (subscribe)
I'm a new writer based in Sydney, enjoying all the bits and pieces of everyday life.
Published May 21st 2013
Riding the waves on the highest sand dunes
Looking for a new adventure to leave your adrenalin pumping at an all time high?

Transport yourself on a quad bike to the highest sand dunes in the southern hemisphere and imagine yourself in the middle of the Dubai dessert...but even better, this adventure will take you from bush to the beach in a few minutes.

Sand Dune Adventures
Entrance sign greets you. The first sign of things to come!

We went to Port Stephens for a 4WD experience on sand dunes, having tried out a similar experience in Hawaii but up and down the mountains where the Jurassic Park movie was filmed.

The quad bikes were all lined up and we had a 2-minute briefing on how to start, brake and turn off the engine. I was glad I had tried this before otherwise I'd have asked the instructor to repeat his instructions. And I didn't want to do this, being 1 of 3 females among the 12 other male participants!

Our metal horses
Tried to look which bike was the "friendliest

No brochure or website can do justice to the thrill of what you'll experience in the next hour. Where we went up and down the sides of the Hawaiian mountains, rolling down the extremely steep sand dunes took the cake! A guide at the front and another at the end of the bike line made sure everyone was safe.

We followed the trail with vegetation on our left and right

and entered into a sweeping landscape of contoured sand.

Here, there everywhere!
We had the dunes to ourselves

At first, rolling down what seemed to be a 100-degree angle on a huge, heavy metal vehicle didn't look like a good idea. But it was THE BEST! Up and down we went, all through the endless kilometres of dunes.

Rolling down the dune, free fall
The most intoxicating, energising part of the adventure.

It was so much fun, an hour went by so quickly. We headed back with the thought of having to return with some of our friends. It was worth every cent earned and spent!

Ending the adventure with an all time high
A must for your bucket list

Tip: There's a winter special of only $80 per person. Regular fee is $110 per person, minimum of 2 people.

Quad biking requires that all passengers wear long pants, enclosed shoes (no sandals or thongs) and sunglasses for self protection.
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Why? Have a thrilling weekend to talk about when you get back to work
When: Open 7 days a week from 9am-4pm
Phone: (02) 4033 8808
Where: 2163 Nelson Bay Road Williamtown NSW 2318 We are located 2.4km from Newcastle Airport turn off and 1hour 45 mins from the start of the Sydney Newcastle Freeway.
Cost: Winter special at $80/person. Check website for seasonal prices.
Your Comment
Incredible pictures. What an adventure. Putting it on my list of things I have to do!
by Katy Holliday (score: 3|1133) 2883 days ago
Sounds like a lot of fun! Would love to experience the thrill someday
by Pauline (score: 2|112) 2918 days ago
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