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Top Adventure Activities in Port Stephens – Oceans and Sands!

If you are planning to head to Port Stephens over the winter break you can be guaranteed that you won't be spending your time, there simply freezing on your feet. There are so many adventurous activities that you can take part in to keep that blood pumping and your body warm.

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Track a Humpback

Make like Captain Ahab and track a humpback whale through its great migration across Australian waters. Imagine how exhilarating it would be to come up alongside a 40-tonne Humpback breaching next to your cruise. There will be approximately 25000 whales that head north passing through Port Stephens on a journey towards warmer Queensland waters that will take them 12,000 km. You can also choose to check into a nearby resort the likes of Oaks Port Stephens Pacific Blue Resort and watch the whales while you have breakfast. The choices are many and either way, you can expect a fulfilling day with the giants of the ocean.

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The World's Largest Moving Dunes

You don't just have to limit yourself to the ocean during the winter, you can also find that Stockton Bight is within easy reach of most Port Stephens accommodation. Try out your quad biking skills on a 400 cc, 2 stroke quad bike tackling what are the world's largest moving dunes. It is a breath-taking experience, catapulting down the slopes at 60 degrees and going right to the top of the dunes, nearly 30m high for views that will go all the way to the ocean. You can also spend some time learning about the local culture at the Worimi Aboriginal Land Council.

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Sandboard Safari

If you aren't comfortable with a quad bike you can always try some sandboarding, which could be more dangerous or more fun depending on how you are willing to look at it. The Hummer and Coaster sandboards are purpose-built for the dunes, and there is 32 km of them that was made famous at the set for the movie, Mad Max. some of the peaks are 40m high and can bring an ultimate rush of adrenaline.

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Marine Sanctuary

Explore the marine sanctuary at Port Stephens by kayak. Considered one of the world's most magnificent marine parks, you can be sure you'll see plenty of your kayaking expedition including green sea turtles and bottlenose dolphins and some rare species that you are unlikely to come across anywhere else in the world. You can also visit the penguins on their island, the smallest of their species and utterly adorable to look at, especially during sunset.

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Camel Caravan

There were once vast networks of camel trains that would criss-cross the Australian inland. Get in on the colonial feel by venturing into the dunes and riding off into the sunset on the back of a camel. It is an experience that cannot be copied, and you will find that it will be quite the magical adventure to be lost among the dunes on the back of a camel.

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