Sunday, December 4, 2011

Sundays River dunes

The sand dunes at Colchester next to the Sundays River form part of the Alexandria dune fields which are the biggest coastal dune fields in the Southern Hemisphere.  The dunes truly are magnificent specimens as far as coastal dunes go and the only way to really get to them is by taking a boat along the Sundays River.  For those of us who don't have boats the easiest way to go about visiting these dunes are to book a cruise on the Sundays River Ferry.  At its turning point close to the river mouth the ferry stops for about 30 minutes to give passengers the opportunity to climb the dunes to enjoy the magnificent views from the top. 


  1. I like the idea of taking a ferry and walk along the dunes. Especially if it's warm.

  2. Aha ! Australia also claims fame for having the biggest stretch of coastal dunes in the southern hemisphere : Stockton Beach in NSW!

  3. I found an interesting read on these dunes: