Join the Tin City Sand Dune Adventure Tour for two hours of 4WD adventure across the sand dunes in one of our all-purpose designed 4WD Hummers or 21-seater 4WD buses. After an exciting 20 minutes drive across the sand dune you will find 'Tin City' emerging out the sand dunes like a mirage!
It all began in the late 1800's when two tin huts were built to store provisions for shipwrecked sailors (there are some 98 shipwrecks between Newcastle and Port Stephens). In the 1930's Great Depression 'Tin City' grew to 14 huts.
A number of movies have been made at this location, including parts of Mad Max. The pub still stands!
Other activities on this tour are Sandboarding, visiting the 'Pyramids' an old WWII site, and Pipi Catch and Release.
Explore the magnificent Beach and Dunes
Visit the unique Tin City
Exhilarating and Informative
Fun for all the Family
NOTE: The 2013 - 2014 season rates are valid from the 1st April 2013 - 31st March 2014. The 2014 - 2015 season rates commence on the 1st April 2014.
This tour departs Birubi Point.
New South Wales
This tour leaves 9:00am and 1:00pm and also at 5:00pm for a Sunset Tour (Summer Only). Tour departs daily, please check availability.
MINIMUM / MAXIMUM NUMBERS
This tour is quoted for one person.
Children under the age of 16 must be accompanied by an adult. Family rates are applicable for 2 adults and 2 children aged between 4 and 12 years of age. Children 3 years and under travel free.
DRESSCODE / WHAT TO BRING
Please wear comfortable clothing and footwear. Dress to the weather on the day and remember to bring your camera, sunscreen and a hat.
Please Note: The price quoted does not include National Park fees. There is an additional payment of AUD $3.00 per person that will need to paid when you join this tour.
PACKAGE OPTIONS (please select your preferred option)
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Especially enjoyed Cradle Mountain, Port Arthur and Wineglass bay. If your looking for a compact 6 day tour to explore Tasmania then this is it." Mick (Gold Coast, Australia.)
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