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Port Stephens 4WD Beach & Dune Tour (with Sandboarding) at Anna Bay – Gateway to Stockton Bight Sand Dunes in New South Wales – Australia

Filed Under (Anna Bay, Australia, Nelson Bay, Port Stephens, Stockton Bight, Sydney, Travelling) by Janet on 14-09-2010

Good Morning Sea Air as I rose early today eagerly waiting for 9am :)

2hr 4WD Beach & Dune Tour at Anna Bay in Port Stephens - Sydney in New South Wales in Australia

Hmm I’d long already booked online the above even before arriving in Sydney - cant wait!!

Well, Breakfast first at our self-contained Overnight Accommodation at Sea Air Bed & Breakfast here in Nelson Bay at Port Stephens in New South WalesAustralia :

Enjoying Australian Breakfast at Sea Air Bed & Breakfast in Nelson Bay at Port Stephens - Sydney in New South Wales in AustraliaOvernight Accommodation at Sea Air Bed & Breakfast in Nelson Bay at Port Stephens - New South Wales in Australia

We’re now checking out of Sea Air……………..THANK YOU for a most wonderful stay :)

Checking out of Sea Air Bed & Breakfast in Nelson Bay at Port Stephens - Sydney in New South Wales in AustraliaJames Lee Dear Checking out of Sea Air Bed & Breakfast in Nelson Bay at Port Stephens - Sydney in New South Wales in AustraliaChecking out of Sea Air Bed & Breakfast in Nelson Bay at Port Stephens - Sydney in New South Wales in Australia

Arrived at the Beach Car Park at Birubi Point at James Patterson Street at Anna Bay after half hour drive from Nelson Bay…………………

Arriving at Birubi Point - northernmost point of the 32 kilometres of Stockton Beach, a popular spot for Surfers, & departure point for 4WD Adventure Tours of the extensive sand dunes - the largest moving coastal sand mass in the Southern HemisphereJanetong Visiting Birubi Point - Popular Spot for Surfers & Departure Point for 4WD Adventure Tours on Stockton Beach in Port Stephens - New South Wales in Australia

Such a lovely place out here – Anna Bay is a quiet Country Town – Gateway to Stockton Beach (or Stockton Bight) Sand Dunes & departure Point for 4WD Adventure Tours of the extensive Sand Dunes – the largest moving Costal Sand Mass in the Southern Hemisphere!

Port Stephens 4WD Beach & Dune Tour from Lower Car Park of James Patterson Street at Anna Bay - Gateway to Stockton Sand Dunes in New South Wales - AustraliaJames Lee Dear visiting Anna Bay - Gateway to Stockton Sand Dunes in New South Wales - Australia

Below shows Dear standing at Birubi Point SLSC (Surf Life Saving Club) – a popoular sport for Surfers on Stockton Beach, on the Tasman Sea - located North of the Hunter River in New South Wales &………………..

James Lee Dear at Birubi Point SLSC (Surf Life Saving Club) on Stockton Bight (Stockton Beach) in Anna Bay at New South Wales in AustraliaAnna Bay - Gateway to Stockton Sand Dunes in New South Wales - AustraliaJanetong visiting Anna Bay - Gateway to Stockton Sand Dunes in New South Wales - AustraliaJames Lee Dear visiting Anna Bay - Gateway to Stockton Sand Dunes in New South Wales - Australia Anna Bay - Gateway to Stockton Sand Dunes in New South Wales - AustraliaJanetong visiting Anna Bay - Gateway to Stockton Sand Dunes in New South Wales - AustraliaAnna Bay - Gateway to Stockton Sand Dunes in New South Wales - AustraliaJames Lee Dear & Janetong visiting Anna Bay - Gateway to Stockton Sand Dunes in New South Wales - AustraliaAnna Bay - Gateway to Stockton Sand Dunes in New South Wales - AustraliaNO REMOVAL OF PIPIS from Beach SIGN at Anna Bay in Port Stephens - Sydney in New South Wales in Australia

In World War II (WWII), Stockton Beach was fortified against a possible attack by Imperial Japanese forces – serving as a bombing & gunnery range as well as a dumping area for unused bombs by aircraft returning from training sorties.

Janetong with Huge Pyramid Concretes used as Tank Traps in the Beach Dunes by Military in WWII at Anna Bay in Port Stephens - New South Wales in AustraliaJanetong with Huge Pyramid Concretes used as Tank Traps in the Beach Dunes by Military in WWII at Anna Bay in Port Stephens - Sydney in New South Wales in AustraliaPort Stephens 4WD Beach & Dune Tour from Lower Car Park of James Patterson Street at Anna Bay - Gateway to Stockton Sand Dunes in New South Wales - Australia2hr 4WD Beach & Dune Tour at Anna Bay in Port Stephens - New South Wales in AustraliaPipis on Stockton Beach in Port Stephens - New South Wales in AustraliaCatching Pipis on Stockton Beach in Port Stephens - New South Wales in AustraliaJames Lee Dear Visiting Stockton Beach in Port Stephens - New South Wales in AustraliaJames Lee Dear Visiting Stockton Beach in Port Stephens - New South Wales in AustraliaJanetong Playing on Stockton Beach in Port Stephens - New South Wales in AustraliaJanetong Playing on Stockton Beach in Port Stephens - New South Wales in AustraliaJanetong Playing on Stockton Beach in Port Stephens - New South Wales in Australia

Driving on the Stockton Dunes we arrive at the Top of the World……………………….

Janetong on 4WD Beach & Dune Tour on Stockton Beach in Port Stephens - New South Wales in AustraliaJames Lee Dear on 4WD Beach & Dune Tour on Stockton Beach in Port Stephens - New South Wales in Australia4WD Beach & Dune Tour on Stockton Beach in Port Stephens - New South Wales in Australia

Most of the Sand was deposited here at Stockton Bight about 6000 years ago – these Yellow Grains have been washed in from the Sea & blown ashore by wind to form Sand Dunes up to 40 metres high with Slopes up to 60 degrees!

Forested Dunes at Stockton Bight in New South Wales - AustraliaJames Lee Dear on 4WD Beach & Dune Tour on Stockton Beach in Port Stephens - New South Wales in AustraliaEnjoying Forested Dunes during 4WD Beach & Dune Tour on Stockton Beach in Port Stephens - New South Wales in AustraliaEnjoying Forested Dunes during 4WD Beach & Dune Tour on Stockton Beach in Port Stephens - New South Wales in Australia4WD Beach & Dune Tour on Stockton Beach in Port Stephens - New South Wales in AustraliaJanetong on 4WD Beach & Dune Tour on Stockton Beach in Port Stephens - New South Wales in Australia4WD Beach & Dune Tour on Stockton Beach in Port Stephens - New South Wales in AustraliaJanetong on 4WD Beach & Dune Tour on Stockton Beach in Port Stephens - New South Wales in AustraliaEnjoying Forested Dunes during 4WD Beach & Dune Tour on Stockton Beach in Port Stephens - New South Wales in Australia

Sea Grass, Weeds & Algae Covered Dunes along Stockton Beach looking like an Alien Planet…………………..

Sea Grass, Weeds & Algae Covered Dunes along Stockton Beach in New South Wales in AustraliaSea Grass, Weeds & Algae Covered Dunes along Stockton Beach in Port Stephens - New South Wales in AustraliaWWII Relics seen during 4WD Beach & Dune Tour along Stockton Beach in Port Stephens - New South Wales in AustraliaWWII Relics seen during 4WD Beach & Dune Tour along Stockton Beach in Port Stephens - New South Wales in AustraliaShell Middens Seen during 4WD Beach & Dune Tour of Stockton Bight in Port Stephens - New South Wales, Australia

And these Shell Middens are up to 12000 years old!! Now arriving at another Historic Site :

Heavy Concrete Pyramids from WWII seen during 4WD Beach & Dune Tour along Stockton Beach in Port Stephens - New South Wales in AustraliaJanetong Ong with Heavy Concrete Pyramids from WWII during 4WD Beach & Dune Tour along Stockton Beach in Port Stephens - New South Wales in AustraliaJames Lee Dear with Heavy Concrete Pyramids from WWII during 4WD Beach & Dune Tour along Stockton Beach in Port Stephens - New South Wales in AustraliaHeavy Concrete Pyramids from WWII seen during 4WD Beach & Dune Tour along Stockton Beach in Port Stephens - New South Wales in AustraliaJanetong with Heavy Concrete Pyramids from WWII seen during 4WD Beach & Dune Tour along Stockton Beach in Port Stephens - New South Wales in AustraliaJames Lee Dear with Heavy Concrete Pyramids from WWII seen during 4WD Beach & Dune Tour along Stockton Beach in Port Stephens - New South Wales in AustraliaHeavy Concrete Pyramids from WWII seen during 4WD Beach & Dune Tour along Stockton Beach in Port Stephens - New South Wales in Australia4WD Beach & Dune Tour along Stockton Beach in Port Stephens - New South Wales in AustraliaForested Dunes from 4WD Beach & Dune Tour along Stockton Beach in Port Stephens - New South Wales in AustraliaHeavy Concrete Pyramids on Forested Dunes seen during 4WD Beach & Dune Tour along Stockton Beach in Port Stephens - New South Wales in AustraliaJames Lee Enjoying Forested Dunes during 4WD Beach & Dune Tour along Stockton Beach in Port Stephens - New South Wales in AustraliaForested Dunes seen during 4WD Beach & Dune Tour along Stockton Beach in Port Stephens - New South Wales in AustraliaForested Dunes seen during 4WD Beach & Dune Tour along Stockton Beach in Port Stephens - New South Wales in Australia4WD Beach & Dune Tour along Stockton Beach in Port Stephens - New South Wales in Australia4WD Beach & Dune Tour along Stockton Beach in Port Stephens - New South Wales in Australia

Haa Dear & I have innitially wanted to take up the Quad Bike Tour of Stockton Beach & Dunes – but luckily we didnt’t cos it was so much more relaxed on a 4 WD tour :)

Quad Bikes Beach & Dune Tour along Stockton Beach in Port Stephens - New South Wales in Australia

We’re now visiting Tin City – a small makeshift Fishing Village that emerges from the Dunes like a Mirage, where Solar & Generator driven Power provide TV & Ceiling Fans, & a Beer Keg placed on the Roof for Tank Storage of fresh groundwater for showering……………………….

Visiting Tin City on 4WD Beach & Dune Tour along Stockton Beach in Port Stephens - New South Wales in AustraliaVisiting Tin City on 4WD Beach & Dune Tour along Stockton Beach in Port Stephens - New South Wales in AustraliaSandboarding during 4WD Beach & Dune Tour on Stockton Beach in Port Stephens - New South Wales in AustraliaSandboarding during 4WD Beach & Dune Tour on Stockton Beach in Port Stephens - New South Wales in AustraliaSandboarding during 4WD Beach & Dune Tour at Stockton Bight in Port Stephens - New South Wales in AustraliaJanetong Sandboarding during 4WD Beach & Dune Tour at Stockton Bight in Port Stephens - New South Wales in AustraliaJanetong Sandboarding during 4WD Beach & Dune Tour at Stockton Bight in Port Stephens - New South Wales in AustraliaJanetong Sandboarding during 4WD Beach & Dune Tour at Stockton Bight in Port Stephens - New South Wales in AustraliaJames Lee Dear Sandboarding during 4WD Beach & Dune Tour at Stockton Bight in Port Stephens - New South Wales in AustralJames Lee Dear Sandboarding during 4WD Beach & Dune Tour at Stockton Bight in Port Stephens - New South Wales in Austral

After sandboarding down the high Dunes…………………

James Lee Dear visiting Stockton Beach in New South Wales in AustraliaCatching Pipis during 4WD Beach & Dune Tour on Stockton Beach in Port Stephens - New South Wales in AustraliaCatching Pipis during 4WD Beach & Dune Tour on Stockton Beach in Port Stephens - New South Wales in AustraliaCatching Pipis during 4WD Beach & Dune Tour on Stockton Beach in Port Stephens - New South Wales in AustraliaCatching Pipis during 4WD Beach & Dune Tour on Stockton Beach in Port Stephens - New South Wales in AustraliaReleasing Pipis on Stockton Beach in Port Stephens - New South Wales in Australia

REMEMBER NO Catching & Removal of Pipis at any New South Wales beach…………….

Filming on Stockton Beach in Port Stephens - New South Wales in AustraliaFilming on Stockton Bight in Port Stephens - New South Wales in AustraliaHorse-Carriage Filming on Stockton Bight in Port Stephens - New South Wales in AustraliaHorse-Carriage Filming on Stockton Bight in Port Stephens - New South Wales in AustraliaHorse-Carriage Filming on Stockton Bight in Port Stephens in New South Wales in AustraliaJanetong Visiting Birubi Point - Popular Spot for Surfers & Departure Point for 4WD Adventure Tours on Stockton Beach in Port Stephens - New South Wales in AustraliaJames Lee Dear's Sandy Buttocks after 4WD Beach & Dune (with Sandboarding) Tour on Stockton Bight in Port Stephens - New South Wales in AustraliaJames Lee Dear & Janetong Visiting Birubi Point - Popular Spot for Surfers & Departure Point for 4WD Adventure Tours on Stockton Beach in Port Stephens - New South Wales in AustraliaSeaweed on Stockton Beach in Port Stephens - New South Wales in AustraliaVisiting Birubi Point - Popular Spot for Surfers & Departure Point for 4WD Adventure Tours on Stockton Beach in Port Stephens - New South Wales in AustraliaVisiting Birubi Point - Popular Spot for Surfers & Departure Point for 4WD Adventure Tours on Stockton Beach in Port Stephens - New South Wales in AustraliaBirubi Point - northernmost point of the 32 kilometres of Stockton Beach, a popular spot for Surfers, & departure point for 4WD Adventure Tours of the extensive sand dunes - the largest moving coastal sand mass in the Southern HemisphereBirubi Point - northernmost point of the 32 kilometres of Stockton Beach, a popular spot for Surfers, & departure point for 4WD Adventure Tours of the extensive sand dunes - the largest moving coastal sand mass in the Southern HemisphereVisiting Birubi Point - Popular Spot for Surfers & Departure Point for 4WD Adventure Tours on Stockton Beach in Port Stephens - New South Wales in AustraliaBirubi Point - northernmost point of the 32 kilometres of Stockton Beach, a popular spot for Surfers, & departure point for 4WD Adventure Tours of the extensive sand dunes - the largest moving coastal sand mass in the Southern HemisphereJanetong Visiting Birubi Point - Popular Spot for Surfers & Departure Point for 4WD Adventure Tours on Stockton Beach in Port Stephens - New South Wales in AustraliaJames Lee Dear Visiting Birubi Point - Popular Spot for Surfers & Departure Point for 4WD Adventure Tours on Stockton Beach in Port Stephens - New South Wales in Australia

Interested in many more pics of these gorgeous Sand Dunes at Stockton Bight?!? See my following Slideshow :)

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