Port Stephens

This weekend, my friends and I took a trip up to Port Stephens to celebrate Lindsay’s birthday. Considering it’s still winter here, we were thrilled to be greeted by 24 degrees and not a cloud in the sky.

After checking in to our air bnb, we went for a little stroll along the beach.

Trying to save the Earth one dairy free ice cream at a time x

Port Stephens is one of the prettiest places I’ve visited in Australia; everything looks like it could be on a postcard. It’s very peaceful and relaxing.

For the afternoon, we had planned a surprise as Lindsay’s present. It was a selfish surprise as it was something I really wanted to do, but I knew she’d love it nonetheless.

SANDBOARDING. Can’t say I’d heard of it before, however it was probably the best activity I’ve done in my time here. Definitely beat the surf lesson anyway (clearly still salty about not being best in class).

The ascentMade it

Now I know what you’re thinking and yes, you’re right, – it does look like I’m on Tatooine.

No sandpeople knockin about, however there was an alarming number of people in jeans, coats and face masks in the desert of all places- it’s a miracle they didn’t get heatstroke.

I would have been more than up for a pod race, but we made do with boards instead. Lindsay won though so I guess that makes me Sebulba :/at least I’m the better actor (talking about Attack of the clones/Revenge of the Sith Anakin- the little boy tried his best).

Lindsay and I taking a breather mid-way up the hill.

After our fun at the dunes we went back to the beach for sunset. We were lucky enough to see a little pod of dolphins playing near the shallows, it was beautiful.

Lovely way to end the day- the only improvement would have been having access to hot water and a shower at our apartment.Me lying in bed after being on sand all day

The following morning we had breakfast at the marina.

Half expected to see Hector Zeroni in that rowboat

Port Stephens is very pretty and makes for a lovely relaxing break. The girls and I had a great time and I couldn’t recommend sandboarding enough- definitely look in to this if you’re here. 100% worth a visit if you’re in Australia!