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"Port Stephens Bush
Bush Beach and Sand Dune Passenger Tour"Buckle up and experience driving across the famous Stockton Sand Dunes with your driver guide to see the hidden secrets of Port Stephens that only the locals know. Sandboard on some of the best sand dunes and enjoy the 360-degree views.Visit T like Samurai Little Rocky Birubi and the Sand Dunes. Experience the largest mobile sand dunes in the southern hemisphere in the comfort of our 4WD 7 Seater air conditioned vehicles. Large and Small groups are always welcome.Have a laugh with your experienced driver guide and tak""
From AUD80.00
 
"Port Stephens Bush
Bush Beach and Sand Dune 4WD Tag Along Tour"Your local supplier is one of the tour companies permitted to take you on this Bush and Beach Tag-Along Tour to see the hidden secrets of Port Stephens that only the locals know. Visit Tomaree National Park and see the spectacular collection of Little Rocky Birubi and the Stockton Sand Dunes. Experience driving across these famous Sand Dunes sandboard on some of the world's best sand dunes and enjoy the 360 degree views. You will be taken care of from start to finish. Important: Price indicated is a 'per vehicle' price. It does not matter how many people are in the veh Anna Bay "
From AUD180.00
 
Quad Bike Combo Tour with Sand Dune Riding and Sygna Shipwreck
"If you don’t think one Quad Bike King experience will feed your adrenaline cravings for the day – why not tackle both of our Quad Bike King adventures one after the other?Thats right – 1.5 hours of non-stop quad riding!Let loose when you sideways drifting and fishtails all allowed! Then mix it up with a full Shipwreck Adventure Tour where you zoom over the huge dunes before heading down to the beachfront to see the Sygna Shipwreck and then follow our guides through the twist turns jumps and dips of the ‘moguls’. Total experience time is 2 hrs 15 mins (includes 4WD transfers to and from the sand dunes)"""Tackle both our Quad Bike King Adventures one after the other with 30 minutes in the Sandpit followed by our full Shipwreck Adventure.
From AUD140.00

More Off The Beaten Path in Newcastle

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Hunter Botanical Gardens

I re-visited this place, this time in summer when many of the flowering plants have moved on from their blossoming stage but, not so the cacti. In addition, it's peak time for dragonflies, one of my...
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The fernery

Eventually, I met Craig. As I waited for some birds to come a couple of dogs came happily running along the path, eventually followed by their owner. It transpires that Craig and his wife are the main...
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The quarry

I used to look across the northern end of the lake to the big hill, wherein lay the gravel quarry. I had a small yearning to go and have a look but, I was young and growing up and other things took...
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Ash Island - bird heaven

This island is now undergoing rehabilitation and, as such, is attracting birds, lots of birds. While I was on my last trip there I was handed a sheet that indicated 184 different types of birds have...
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Ash Island - the rehabilitation

The rehabilitation started in 1993 with Peggy in charge and it has been steadily progressing ever since. With limited funding volunteers also play a large part and on the third Sunday of every month...
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Raiders of the Lost Arch - made it!

We made good progress but then the sandstone wall ended and, despite looking, we hadn’t sited the arch. The next obstacle was a crossing over Gap Creek but we decided to go on top of the rock face and...
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Raiders of the Lost Arch

I can’t even remember who the man was, can’t remember where I met him, only remembered that he knew where the arch was; the arch I’d read about in some obscure document in a research library. He’d...
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Watagan Mountains

Looking for jagged snow capped peaks? You won't find them here!What you get is dry sclerophyll forest atop sandstone ridges, lots of good places to picnic and walk in the Aussie bush.There are several...
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Heritage

Visit Morpeth - In the heart of Hunter River Country, just a few kilometres from Maitland is the historic village of Morpeth. Classified by the National Trust, Morpeth was established in 1821 on the...
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Glenrock Lagoon

Or, more precisely, Glenrock State Recreation Area. This woodland lies with 5 kms of Newcastle's CBD and has forever been a popular area but, with the advent of the nearby Track, it seems to be even...
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Maritime Museum

Newcastle's Maritime Museum is a hotch potch of all types of things nautical. Due to it being an active port, Newcastle has had lots of incidents and lots of wrecks, most of which are well documented...
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Sunset photos

If you enjoy photography then a great way to spend an afternoon is to go to the Squid's Ink Restaurant, the Lake Macquarie Yacht Club or Belmont Sixteen Footers at Belmont or any of the several at...
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Do take time to have a look at...

Do take time to have a look at our fountain. It is unique and, if you're there in spring or summer, the flowers add to its ambience. The design has always been a favourite of mine. I vividly recall my...
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The morning after

Actually, it's the night after. The night after they buried the whale in the sand right near where it lay the previous day. It's not a job I would have relished and I believe I speak for the majority...
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Top Hotels in Newcastle

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Cnr Shortland Esplanade and Zaara St, Newcastle, New South Wales, 2300, Australia
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Cnr Merewether St & Wharf Rd, Newcastle, New South Wales, 2300, Australia
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109 Madison Dr, Newcastle, New South Wales, 2290, Australia
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Cnr King & Steel St, Newcastle, New South Wales, 2302, Australia
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187 - 193 Newcastle Rd, Jesmond, Newcastle, New South Wales, 2299, Australia
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42 & 44 Denison St, Newcastle, New South Wales, 2303, Australia
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Things to Do Near Newcastle

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Hunter Valley Chocolate Company

During our visit to Sydney in November 2015, we booked ourselves onto a wine and food tasting tour of the nearby Hunter Valley. We chose a day trip which was organised by Zepher Tours and included 3...
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Hunter Valley Smelly Cheese Shop

During our visit to Sydney in November 2015, we booked ourselves onto a wine and food tasting tour of the nearby Hunter Valley. We chose a day trip which was organised by Zepher Tours and included 3...
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Hope Estate Winery & Brewery

During our visit to Sydney in November 2015, we booked ourselves onto a wine and food tasting tour of the nearby Hunter Valley. We chose a day trip which was organised by Zepher Tours and included 3...
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