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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
 
Quad Bike Shipwreck Adventure from Williamtown
"Discover the amazing eco-system that is Stockton Beach. Ride across beautiful sand dunes catching glimpses of the ocean bushland and Newcastle. During your tour you will come across the Sygna a Norwegian freighter that lost its battle with the 1974 cyclone that hit the Newcastle coast line producing 17mtr high waves and winds up to 160km.Your adventure starts with a 4WD transfer to our base camp on the beach. Once there you will recei your Quad Bike safety briefing & rider tuition. Your Tour guide will provide you with tips for riding to ensure you get the most from your experience.Total experience time is 1 hr 45 mins (includes 4WD transfers to and from the sand dunes)"""
From AUD110.00
 
"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

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Death of a whale

In a sad and tragic way, it gives a whole new meaning to the meaning of the term "whale watching". For my part I felt gutted. There's an overriding poignancy to an incident such as this. A mahestic...
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Ash Island - the mangrove story

This is place of rarity. A place few Novocastrians have been to yet it is within just a few kilometres of the CBD.It lies in the Hunter River Delta and, though I find it rather amazing, at one stage...
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Mangroves helpful - what a lot of rot!

600 tonnes of rot roughly. That's per hectare per annum. It's the rubbish that drives the eco-system and Newcastle had a substantial amount of it but, of course, ignorance initially saw humans waste...
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Morpeth III

What captures my imagination about the place is probably the architecture that retains its historical ambience.The convict-hewn sandstone, still with the chisel marks of someone thrown upon these...
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Fox on the run

South of Newcastle are some wonderful beaches. They don't stop until you reach the Hawkesbury River delta and some are now in the preserve of National Parks and Wildlife. Fraser Park is one such beach...
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Fingal Bay

I remember getting this picture back and thinking how lucky we are in Australia. Imagine this beach in Europe in the middle of July yet, here in the middle of December, on a lovely summers' day in...
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Barrington Tops II

On top of the plateau, not far from its highest point near Polblue Swamp, you can clearly see the dramatic impact that introduced species can have. Here we see Scotch Broom running amok. Colourful...
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Barrington

Mention the word "Barrington" and it will elicit different responses from different people.Many will know it as Barrington Tops, a plateau rising to just over 5,000 feet where it snows occasionally in...
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Green Point

near to the suburb of Belmont, Green Point is a nice spot for a stroll, picnic or to read a book on the shores of Lake Macquarie. Set amongst the shade of eucalypts with birds singing and lush grass...
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Rosemount wines

Rosemount Estate is a famous name in wines in the Hunter Valley. From a small beginning it grew.And grew and grew until it was taken over.Starting off bottling a few hundred thousand, they were...
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Guess who's coming to dinner?

There I was, sitting riverside at Morpeth, enjoying another blissful spring day, midst the ambience of the balcony set of the cafe when something came to join us. Now, I don't know about you, but...
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Sign of the times

I always glance up at this advertisement. It's around 50 years old, probably heritage listed. I hope so anyway.The brand hasn't existed for about 40 years but the picture lives on, a reminder of the...
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Baroona continued

Subsequently Mudie was not reappointed to the magistracy. In 1837 he sold Castle Forbes and returned to England where he published a distorted and vitriolic attack on perceived enemies, particularly...
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A standout attraction

A few kilometres before Singleton, on your left on a hilltop, is the splendid sight of Baroona (formerly Rosemont) on land granted to James Mudie in 1823. Rosemount was built in 1829 by John Lanarch,...
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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

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