So if you want to have some fun at the beach remember to drop into Newcastle on your way along the east coast. Here you will find the playground of Stockton Beach. With buggies, motor bikes, quads and 4WD vehicles allowed in the dunes it's a fun place to spend a day. Located just north of Newcastle, the area has around 22km of beach and 350 hectares of open sand and dune areas that will keep you occupied and happy for hours.
A good day trip is to enter the dune area from the carpark off Stockton Bight Track, then head across the dunes towards the beach. It is an entertaining drive all the way up to Anna bay and back. As time permits, you may like to stop for lunch at the Anna Bay Tavern in town. All vehicles entering the Worimi Conservation Lands must be registered and display a valid Worimi Conservation Lands beach vehicle permit. Be aware of the soft sand and sudden drops as you cross the dune area. It's quite easy to get bogged. Let your tyres down and use low range where possible. Keep a keen eye out for other vehicles. Cary at least basic recovery equipment such as bow shackles and a snatch strap.....and have fun..!!