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we did this trek last week on mothers day, entered beach at stockton near cvan park and then drove up to williamtown.drove up nearly every sand dune and had a ball.definitely worth doing!!!!
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Reply By: Ozboc - Friday, May 16, 2008 at 19:00

Friday, May 16, 2008 at 19:00
drove up every sand dune ???? your driving a dune buggy with a 350 chev ???

the ones up at Anna bay end are HUGE -- only ever seen highly modified dune buggies with V8 motors able to drive up the 10 story high sand dunes .....


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Follow Up By: Member - Mark G (NSW) - Saturday, May 17, 2008 at 21:23

Saturday, May 17, 2008 at 21:23
BOC ; take a chill pill it was only a figure of speech about the sand dunes.and i never said anything about going on the dunes at anna bay i said i drove onto the beach at stockton and off again at williamtown.hope this clears up your mistake.
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Reply By: Member - Tessa (NSW) - Friday, May 16, 2008 at 19:02

Friday, May 16, 2008 at 19:02
I hate to be a pain, but I was under the impression that entry from the Stockton end was prohibited. Has that changed? Or weren't you aware.
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Follow Up By: madcow - Saturday, May 17, 2008 at 08:03

Saturday, May 17, 2008 at 08:03
There is a sign at the Stockton End saying no access but nothing to enlighten anyone when travelling south past the wreck. Where you drive off at the Stockton end you would not know it was illegal to travel that far as the sign is located at the footy oval side of the track when you leave the bitumen. Was only there yesterday with more rain falling.
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Reply By: Michael ( Moss Vale NSW) - Friday, May 16, 2008 at 19:25

Friday, May 16, 2008 at 19:25
Looks like a mighty Nissan ,,,, Navara to me!!
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Follow Up By: Member - Mark G (NSW) - Saturday, May 17, 2008 at 22:01

Saturday, May 17, 2008 at 22:01
anyone other than a nissan owner wouldnt understand eh micheal !
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Reply By: bigjon - Friday, May 16, 2008 at 23:18

Friday, May 16, 2008 at 23:18
I'm assuming he meant to say entered via Anna Bay and drove south to Williamtown (Lavis Lane). Cause if you entered via Stockton and drove north to Lavis Lane there aren't too many dunes, which actually might explain how he made it up them all.

And yes, Lavis Lane & Anna Bay are the only legal entrances.
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Follow Up By: Member - Tessa (NSW) - Saturday, May 17, 2008 at 09:01

Saturday, May 17, 2008 at 09:01
I asked the question because I am a local and fully aware of the constant complaints being made against 4wders for their behaviour on the beach. I have been known to express myself that way too. If people who use the beach and the dunes continue to disregard the relatively simple rules in place now I can see the day that entry will be prohibited. Unfortunately I don't think we are too far away from a major disaster the way some people drive out there. One only has to look at the number of vehicles that come on at Birubi and choose to drive towards the flagged area once they are on the beach. This area is clearly signposted as a no go area for vehicles. I don't accept the argument that there are'nt enough signs. It is incumbent on the driver of a vehicle to familiarise himself with any local rules. It seems that with some people the moment their vehicle gets off the blacktop their brains go out the window. I regularly see vehicles doing 80k's plus along the beach with kids sitting on the window sills or standing in the backs of utes.
The other thing to remember is that a lot of this area is now aboriginal land and they won't be as reluctant to impose entry restrictions as were Port Stephens Council!!!

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Reply By: Richard W (NSW) - Monday, May 19, 2008 at 08:16

Monday, May 19, 2008 at 08:16
The Worrimi people have passed the management of the area over to NPWS.
A couple of new restrictions that aren't yet on the annual pass brochure.
Camping is now only allowed within 100 metres of high water. Groups need a portable toilet for every 6 people and the contents have to be taken out of the area.
The rangers are apparently enforcing these restrictions.
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