Posts Tagged ‘Stockton Beach’


Start: Newcastle Station
End: Newcastle Station
Total distance: 88km
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Tin City is a collection of tin shacks on an endless beach surrounded by sand dunes. 4x4s drive along the beach, and so I thought I could do that too – with my bike.

At my first attempt, I failed to make it to the beach at all, being hemmed in in the soft sand by nesting birds on the shore side, and active mines on the far side.

At my second attempt, I made it to the water by pushing my bike through soft sand. The sand was also soft along the shoreline, forcing me to return to the road.

My third attempt saw me leave my bike at the base of the sandhills and walk to Tin City.

Sunrise at Newcastle

Sunrise at Newcastle

The soft sand highway

The soft sand highway

The bike and the sun

The bike and the sun

Looking down

Looking down

The road to Tin City

The road to Tin City

Tin City

Tin City

Tin City

Tin City

An Adelaide pie floater in Newcastle

An Adelaide pie floater in Newcastle