PORT STEPHENS AUSTRALIA | TIN CITY
Emerging out of the Stockton sand dunes like a mirage is the unique shanty town called Tin City.
This destination is one of the Port Stephens attractions that is unique in the world. Tin City was first established in the late 1800s and early 1900s for fisherman during the Depression. Now the town supports resilient residents who brave the windy elements and shifting sand dunes that move up to one metre each year. These dwellers bind together working shifts to ensure their homes don’t get buried under the sand.
The town is famous for staring in a number of films including the 1979 hit Mad Max. The site is now highly protected with damaged homes not allowed to be rebuilt, and no new residents allowed.
Tin City is located just 10 kilometres south of Port Stephens holiday destination Anna Bay with regular tours offered from a number of 4WD and tourism companies.