One of my favourite weekend escape from Sydney! It’s a 3 hours drive up north from the CBD, past Newcastle. The perfect combination between the desert, the ocean and the forest.
1st day – Anna Bay : massive sand dunes where I’ve sand board for the first time! We preferred to book a 4WD tour to Tin City over the classic sunset camel ride on the beach.
Tin City is a regroupment of 11 shacks built by homeless men. They have no power, no water, no sewerage and the shacks are not owned by anybody, only passed down to family and friends. (fun fact: some scenes of the movie Mad Max have been shot here)
2nd day – Mt Tomaree : an easy and short 2.2km return walk to the summit for an amazing view over Nelson Bay, Fingal Bay, the Tomaree National Park and Shark Island!