Where is it?
200km north of Sydney, just above Newcastle
How to see it for yourself?
The sand dunes cover 32km and can be accessed on foot, horseback, quad-bike or 4WD. There are many local operators that offer services to enhance visitor experiences of the area, including Port Stephens 4WD Tours (portstephens4wd.com.au), Sahara Trails Horse Riding (saharatrails.com) and Quad Bike King (quadbikeking.com.au).
Why I love it
“When you look across these dunes you feel like you could be in Saudi Arabia! The southern hemisphere’s largest moving sand mass, the windswept patterns on the dunes and the hills are just awesome.” – Kim MacDonald, The Legendary Pacific Coast