Tin City

3121 Nelson Bay Rd, Bobs Farm NSW 2316, Australia
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Get a 4WD and drive along Stockton Beach. It's just sand and rolling dunes until suddenly a cluster of 11 shacks appears, half buried in the sand. Several scenes of the 1979 movie Mad Max were filmed…

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Get a 4WD and drive along Stockton Beach. It's just sand and rolling dunes until suddenly a cluster of 11 shacks appears, half buried in the sand. Several scenes of the 1979 movie Mad Max were filmed here. Tin City has no power, no water, and no sewerage. It pretty much defines the term "off the grid". Make sure to check it out and don't be afraid of the locals, they love to have a chat.

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In the late 19th century shipwrecks on Stockton Beach were so common that two tin sheds were constructed on a part of the beach in what is now Bobs Farm near Salt Ash to hold provisions for shipwrecked sailors. During the Great Depression of the 1930s a group of squatters constructed a series of tin shacks at the site. During World War II the shacks were torn down to make way for an Army camp. Today, eleven of the shacks, known collectively as "Tin City", remain but no new shacks may be built, nor can existing shacks be rebuilt if they are destroyed by the elements.

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Address: 3121 Nelson Bay Rd, Bobs Farm NSW 2316, Australia
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