Mention the word ‘surf’ and you typically visualise water and waves. But in the coastal town of Port Stephens, a leisurely 2.5 hours’ drive north of Sydney, your ‘boarding’ experience can be of entirely different nature!

The Stockton Bight Sand Dunes, the largest moving dunes in the Southern Hemisphere are a magnificent sight to behold. The 32km of pristine sand dunes are located within the 4,200 hectares of the Worimi Conservation Lands, of which 1,800 hectares are forest.

Participating in a cultural tour is the best way to gain a greater understanding of the history of these protected lands and a deeper appreciation of the culture of the Traditional owners, the Worimi people. These tours also showcase such noteworthy sites as the Aboriginal middens, Tin City and the Sygna wreck.

For the Sand Dunes themselves, you can choose to explore and enjoy them on a Hummer tour, on quad bike trails, on horseback or on camels, or even on foot.

For more details on just a few of the tour and activity options, check out and

But the once-in-a-lifetime adrenalin rush is undoubtedly ‘surfing’ the 30 metre-high, up to 60 degree-angled dunes; an experience which can be enjoyed by people of all ages and abilities.

Then after catching your breath and dusting yourself off, you are only a ten minute drive back to your room at Oaks Pacific Blue Resort where you can unwind by taking a leisurely swim in the iconic lagoon pool, the largest in Australia!

From the exhilarating to the restful, Port Stephens has no shortage of memorable leisure activities to choose from and right now Oaks are on sale with rooms from $144* per night at Oaks Pacific Blue Resort. Book before 22nd January to secure this fantastic price! Click here to search your dates.