Tobogganing at Salamander Bay – NSW North Coast

September 5, 2007

Quad Biking (see previous post) wasn’t the last of our adventure in Port Stephens.

On the drive back from our farmstay at Nelsons Bay, Nath and I decided to stop off at Toboggan Hill Park. This is an adventure park situated in Salamander Bay a few minutes drive from Nelsons Bay.

The highlight of the park is their toboggan run. You climb into a black plastic toboggan (which is very similar to the Sentosa luge in Singapore) which has a lever which controls your acceleration and braking (forward to go, back to slow).

TobogganWe were first pulled to the top of the run by a conveyer belt and then once you’re at the top, we whooshed down the 1 km slippery route which has 11 bends.

It was really good fun and in the second time round, I was more confident and zoomed even faster around the bends.

There were a couple of other activities at the park, such as a dilapidated putt-putt course and a climbing wall. But on the ‘net they don’t make it a secret that they’re trying to sell the park to make way for apartments – so no wonder it’s a little wilted.