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Port Stephens Bush, Beach and Sand Dune 4WD Tag-Along Tour provided by 4WD Tag-Along & Passenger Tours

Port Stephens Bush, Beach and Sand Dune 4WD Tag-Along Tour

Port Stephens Bush, Beach and Sand Dune 4WD Tag-Along Tour
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from AU$239.34 per group (up to 8)
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What you can expect during your visit
Regular temperature checks for staff
Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
Guides required to regularly wash hands
What you can expect during your visit
Regular temperature checks for staff
Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
Guides required to regularly wash hands
Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
Gear/equipment sanitised between use
Social distancing enforced throughout experience
About
Know before you go
  • Duration: 3h 30m
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Cancellation policy
  • All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.
Available languages
English
Know before you go
  • Duration: 3h 30m
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 38305P1
Call 0061 (87) 2285 255
Important information
Inclusions
National Park fees • Local and experienced 4WD guide
Exclusions
You must be driving your OWN 4WD vehicle, Please let us know what type of 4WD you will be driving.
Duration
3h 30m
Departure details
Port Stephens, Port Stephens, Greater Newcastle, New South Wales IGA carpark on Gan Gan road Anna Bay
Inclusions
National Park fees • Local and experienced 4WD guide
Exclusions
You must be driving your OWN 4WD vehicle, Please let us know what type of 4WD you will be driving.
Departure details
Port Stephens, Port Stephens, Greater Newcastle, New South Wales IGA carpark on Gan Gan road Anna Bay
Duration
3h 30m
Return details
Returns to original departure point
Additional information
Wheelchair accessible
Near public transportation
Most travellers can participate
This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
This tour/activity will have a maximum of 14 travellers
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    Port Stephens
    See Important Information for details
  • 1
    Stockton Sand Dunes
    Stop: 60 minutes
    See details
  • 2
    4WD Tag-Along & Passenger Tours
    Stop: 3 hours
    See details
  • You'll end at
    Port Stephens
    See Important Information for details
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5.0
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Paul
22 contributions
A word of warning for families
Jan. 2021
Easily a 5 star tour.. except for a few little things (read the full review for why I gave it 2).

What did we like:
The 4wd driving on the sand dunes at Stockton was great. Plenty of thrills, and suitable for all ages. Our 2 year old kept screaming out FUN! FUN! Again, again!.
The sandboarding was amazing fun. Safe and simple. Once again suitable for all ages. Our 4 year old happily took herself down the dunes.
These parts of the tour will be held in our fond memories for many years.
We loved it.

Now what didn't we like, and why have I given this 2 stars:

They take you to nudist beach as part of the tour. There was no pre-warning on the website, or when we paid, nor as we were driving in. If we knew in advance we would not have gone. We had a car load of children. We didn't want them, nor did we want to see 2 naked men and 1 naked lady on the beach. Read some of the reviews about Samurai beach. This is certainly not a family friendly tour.
The first we knew about it was when Bruce calls out excitedly on the radio that he can see some white pointers up ahead (use your imagination on that one).
We shared some photos with friends, and a few said they would do the tour. However after pointing out that they take you to a nudist beach, they quickly changed their minds.

We also didn't appreciate some of the jokes made. Some weren't family friendly, and others were a bit hurtful. There were several comments made over the radio about Bruce and his previous job. A couple of times he said that, no he wasn't a gigolo, and he use to pleasure women... (something along those lines). They knew we had a car load of kids. Not suitable, thank you.

On multiple occasions there were jokes made about the size of our family. Yes, we have chosen to have 5 children, and are so so proud of them. It is hurtful when repeated comments are made about: "Don't you have a tv", or You need to get a man shed etc... In saying that, there was not malicious intent from the tour guides, but a little discretion about when to make jokes about gigolos or large families would have been nice.

As I said at the start. The last part of the tour is definitely 5 stars, it was the taking us to a nudist beach (without any pre-warning) and inappropriate jokes that brought the tour down for us.
Written 20 January 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
Bruce B
Thankyou for your comments, I am glad to hear that you enjoyed the sand dunes and your children enjoyed the sandboarding. I'm sorry if you miss heard about Samurai beach, We do make a point of letting everyone know we are going to samurai beach and if anyone has and issues to let us know privately and we can change the itinerary. When we arrived at Samurai i said on the radio please don't let your children swim as this is a white pointer nursery for sharks. When i noticed the naked people on the beach i suggested you take your children into the small dunes away from the people, these people usually stay at either end of the beach. It's very rare that there is naked people on the beach. The beach is a clothing optional, 95% of beach users are surfers, fisherman and families. We were at least 150 meters away from the older couple walking on the waters edge. I did not say i pleasure women, i made women happy. I was a jeweler in my previous job. I'm sorry if some of my jokes were hurtful to you and your family that was not my intention. I have taken your comments on board and will be more discrete. Thankyou Bruce
Written 22 January 2021
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Damien H
Sydney, Australia58 contributions
Fun afternoon drive
As a First time driver on the beach and the sand Bruce was amazing in providing directions and instructions. Going down sand dunes at 25% was an experience. Very knowledgeable on the area and history and environment.
Would highly recommend for anyone want to take their car and family 4WDing
Written 31 December 2020
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Bruce B
Thankyou Damien for your lovely comment, great to hear you and your family enjoyed the tour. Cheers Bruce
Written 1 January 2021
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Ian Stevens
Sydney, Australia10 contributions
Must try
Bruce and the team were fantastic. Giving the group a history of the locations we visited aswell as beach driving tips. It was great fun driving over steep dunes. Its a must try.
Written 30 December 2020
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Bruce B
Thankyou for your lovely comments, great to hear you enjoyed driving over the sand dunes. Cheers Bruce
Written 1 January 2021
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Cathleen A
Canberra, Australia74 contributions
An amazing experience
Dec. 2020 • Family
We have just had an absolute blast on a 4WD Tag-Along Tour in Port Stephens with Bruce and Nicole. Before hitting the dunes, we had an opportunity to look at Little Rocky and Big Rocky, which has some really beautiful rock pools as well as a look at Samurai Beach. The Dunes were definitely a highlight. Bruce was really knowledgeable for those with little 4WD experience, but the Dunes were still steep enough to offer a thrill to experienced drivers. Surfing down the sand dunes was definitely a highlight for our two little ones (2 and 4 years old). Would highly recommend anyone coming near Port Stephens to take this tour! Definitely an experience we will cherish.
Written 29 December 2020
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Bruce B
Thankyou for your kind words, Its great to hear we could gibe you an experience as a family that you will cherish. Cheers Bruce
Written 1 January 2021
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Kate L
31 contributions
Highly recommend
Highly recommend doing this tour! We did our second tour with Bruce yesterday and it was just as good as the first.
Bruce talks you through every step of the way and is highly informed while still keeping the tour relaxed and fun.
This tour is definitely one of the must do things in Port Stephens.
Written 28 November 2020
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Bruce B
Thankyou for your kind comments, its always great to see return customers. Glad you enjoyed the tour again. Cheers Bruce
Written 1 December 2020
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Raquel M
1 contribution
Fun! Fun! Fun
Oct. 2020 • Family
We had so much fun and the experience would never be as fun and safe without Tag-along Tours! Bruce and Nicole are the best tourguide ever. We have now started following them and we are now looking forward to our next 4wd experience with them again!
Written 5 October 2020
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Bruce B
Thankyou for your lovely comments, we are glad you had a fun time and enjoyed the experience. We look forward to seeing you again. Cheers Bruce and Nicole
Written 8 October 2020
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Kellie S
Camden, Australia11 contributions
Awesome experience and adventure
Sep. 2020 • Family
Wonderful tour that gave you knowledge and information about 4wding whilst also taking you to some interesting and beautiful sites. Bruce was knowledgeable, fun and relaxed. He helped all knowledge levels including those (me) with no idea! Amazing experience driving up and down the dunes and the snowboarding was a big highlight for the kids.highly recommend this fun and enjoyable, plus extremely good valued tour! Excellent safety upheld also. Thanks Bruce
Written 28 September 2020
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Bruce B
Thankyou for your lovely comments, glad the the whole family enjoyed the experience. Bruce
Written 1 October 2020
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Peter Scott
1 contribution
Excellent 4WD Fun!
Aug. 2020
Bruce was a great guide and gave us plenty of great 4WD advice whilst making it a really interesting and fun afternoon exploring the beaches and dunes. Highly recommended!
Written 31 August 2020
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Bruce B
Thank-you for your kind comments, glad you had a fun afternoon 4wdriving. Cheers Bruce
Written 3 September 2020
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Sparrowfarts
Sydney, Australia13 contributions
Exhilaration
Aug. 2020
What a way to spend an afternoon - test your 4WD and learn valuable skills from Bruce a fantastic host. Magnificent scenery and to top it off 3 FJ's on the day - would do it again in a heartbeat.
Written 23 August 2020
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Bruce B
Thankyou for your kind comments, and beautiful photos. We look forward to seeing you again. Bruce
Written 26 August 2020
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Charlotte M
2 contributions
Thrilling adventure and family 4WD fun
Jul. 2020 • Family
Bruce was a great guide, helped me a lot on my first dune 4wd, can't believe I drove down the dunes he took us to. Kids thought it was the best experience they had ever had and want to go every day now! Sandboarding included which was also a lot of fun.
Written 21 July 2020
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Bruce B
Thankyou for your kind words, glad to hear you all enjoyed the tour.
Written 22 July 2020
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

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leehC1429OE
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First timer 4WD experience
I was so excited to take my Ranger out on the beach and dunes, however very apprehensive having not done any 4WD be
OnAir682528
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A thrilling experience, must try!!
A memorable experience, the tour involved equal amounts of thrill and breath taking views. An interesting part of t
michellebK4238DC
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Great fun!
A very enjoyable experience. Beautiful scenery with a bit of adrenalin thrown in. Our driver Bruce was friendly and
nikitak752
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Amazing Experience
We loved the experience. Bruce and Nicole have been amazing hosts of our tour; taking us to the most unseen places
David N
David N
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Simply Brilliant!!
We joined Bruce on his tag along tour getting some great local knowledge and access to the sand dunes at Stockton b
998lucye
998lucye
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A fun and adventurous afternoon 4WDing
We got some great 4WD tips. We had the most fun driving on the dunes and sandboarding. The tour guide showed us som
SamE852
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Bucket list item ticked off.
Amazing afternoon with Bruce and Nicole. Very well run operation with very experienced instructors. My partner has
andrewps87
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A fun experience in the dunes
We had a great 3.5hr experience with Bruce. Learning about how to drive a 4x4 in the sand, sand boarding, and going
Rhonda L
Rhonda L
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Tag along tours
We had a great time with Bruce. He had a lot of knowledge and experience and made the trip fun. He even got us to
mjmeldrum
mjmeldrum
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4wd experience
Tag along tours Bruce was excellent and very patient Massive hills incline and descents Great for beginners to lea
46tanyah
46tanyah
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Wonderful!
Such a great afternoon with Bruce! Some beautiful places to explore and some great dunes to practice our 4WD skills
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Honeymoon
Hubby and I did 4 wheel drive tour. It was fantastic the best day of our honeymoon. Absolutely loved it
lydialmf
lydialmf
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different experience
very enjoy the journey with Bruce, beautiful beach, sand dunes, very exciting sand dunes, different experience in A
Heath H
Heath H
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Highly recommended doing this
Me and my family wanted to go 4wding around port Stevens to see the sights and go on the beach...I cannot recommend
Pauline D
Pauline D
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We enjoyed sand dunes !!!
Very plaisant moment with Bruce and the discovery of National Park, Sand Dunes and some other anecdotes. Safe drivi
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