Irukandji Shark and Ray Encounters and Unlimited Sandboarding


Enjoy the full experience of Irukandji Shark and Ray Encounters then @ your own leisure enjoy Unlimited Sandboarding with Sandboarding Australia@ 4WD Tours R Us. ( Note activities are at 2 locations and you will need to make your way to both)



You will discover that Irukandji is a unique, interactive aquarium.  Visitors will experience ocean life in a new and exciting way, at an affordable price. Irukandji’s ultimate purpose is to connect visitors to our natural world by introducing them first hand to a plethora of marine life.

The journey that each and every person embarks on includes education on all the species that you meet. You may learn something new about one of your favourite animals, or discover an entirely new creature that you’ve never seen before.

Irukandji Shark and Ray Encounters is suited to ALL ages from 0-100. Everybody can choose to get in the water for this once in a lifetime opportunity.( Ticket DOES not include”Shark Encounter” you can add that as an extra on checkout)

Open every day of the year except for Christmas day, with personalised tours running around the clock for your convenience.

Entry includes a complete guided journey and food for the Sharks and Rays. The “Shark Encounter” includes provision of wetsuit/waders and water shoes.

Please note For Shark Encounter: Any children under 12 will need at least one accompanying adult in the water.

Irukandji Shark and Ray Encounter FAQ

The Best Time to Visit Irukandji ?

Anytime after 9.15am and before 3.30pm however ,avoid 11am-1pm during holidays as this is the most popular time.

What to Bring ?

If you are diving in for a Shark Encounter it will be useful to have swimwear, towels(also available for sale if need be) and a dry change of clothes. Wetsuits and water shoes or waders will be provided to everybody.

Camera! Don’t miss out on capturing this amazing experience. However please remember not to use the flash as the majority are nocturnal species.

What NOT to Bring ?

Your own wetsuits: Unfortunately marine diseases can be transferred in to our tanks if we allow wetsuits that have not been treated into the water. Our animals health is the most important thing of all, so please don’t ask us to change our minds.

Creams, lotions, repellants: Coming soon to Irukandji are eco showers to help reduce unnatural chemicals entering the water, in the mean time please don’t spray/wipe anything onto your skin before visiting Irukandji.

A Snorkel: to reduce the risk of our Fish being kicked its important that everybody’s feet remain firmly on the ground. Feel free to use a face mask for peering into the word beneath, however snorkeling will not be available until our new large tank is built.


You have to experience sandboarding in Port Stephens. The thrill of sliding down the spectacular Stockton Sand Dunes is so much fun!

From our meeting point at Birubi beach, you will board our custom built off-road vehicles to start your adventure on the short, bouncy ride into the largest moving sand mass in the southern hemisphere.

The dunes stretch 32 kilometers, that’s the entire length of Stockton Beach, and can reach over 40 metres high, that’s like a 10 storey building. The views alone are spectacular.

Once we are in the dunes, our team will give you a run down on sandboarding and how to use our hand made custom designed boards for maximum safety and speed!

Then you are off.

Climb to the top of the dunes, jump on your board, slide on down and repeat! Your ticket includes unlimited sandboarding (or unlimited fun!) so you can stay and play as long as you like. For most people that’s about 1 – 1.5hours.

When you’re done just jump back aboard our 4WD buses (they leave every half an hour) to be taken back to the Birubi Beach starting point.

It’s an amazing experience for everyone, no matter your age.

Our instructors are always on hand to help and answer any questions about sandboarding Port Stephens or the dunes and to make sure you have maximum fun!

Don’t forget to bring your camera along, you’ll have the chance to capture some amazing Port Stephens holiday snaps!

Unlimited Sandboarding Tour FAQ

How long is the tour?

You can stay for us much unlimited sandboarding fun as you can handle – for most people that’s about 1 -1.5 hours

What days does the tour run?

Daily Monday – Sunday, 365 days a year (yep, even Christmas day)

What time does it depart?

The first bus leaves at 10:00 am with shuttles leaving every half an hour till 3.30pm

How many people can go?

We can cater from groups from 1 to 200 people per trip

What to bring

It’s best to keep your hands free when sandboarding so you don’t need to bring much we do suggest:

  • A bottle of water (it’s thirsty work!)
  • Sunscreen & a hat (you’ll be outside so don’t forget to slip, slop, slap)
  • Camera (there’ll be lots of memories to capture)
  • A light jacket (it can get a little windy & cool on the dunes, best to be prepared!