One of the quirkiest experiences in Port Stephens is camel riding. With soft, silky sand at the beaches, the environment is perfect for camel riding, and the kids love it. The experience is certainly unique, especially if you ride at sunset.
For a more conventional experience you should try horseriding for experienced and novice riders alike. The usual ride is a mixture of trail-riding through the bush, before emerging at the beach to cross the sand. A dusk ride at sunset is recommended because of the added serenity of this experience.