In 1974, during a similar winter rain depression, the 600-foot Sygna floundered in Stockton Bight, then was driven ashore in gale-force winds and high seas. The Wreck of the Sygna by Brent Pearson The Sygna ran aground during a storm in 1974. 20lb of pressure in the tyres we get you over most problems besides stopping in a soft patch. ​From seeing the stranded Sygna wash up on our shores in 1974, to its final blow after wild weather in early June 2016 – take a look at the history of the rusting wreck. it was raining a bit so sand was much eaasier to drive on. Sygna Shipwreck 1984 002.jpg 700 × 560; 52 KB Sygna, a Shipwreck at Stockton Beach, Newcastle, NSW, Australia.jpg 480 × 640; 31 KB Sygna-june-09.jpg 1,200 × 900; 372 KB Sand is super soft along beach but plenty of fun to be had! Big 4 Koala Shores Port Stephens Holiday Park 7.76km. Always a great place for the whole family to have a play. Large sanddunes can be a bit scary... :-). Love the dunes! See more ideas about stockton, newcastle nsw, newcastle. Stockton Beach and Tin City Stockton Beach is one of the state's little known wonders. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking, and a beach locale. Ran about 16PSI in the tyres, seemed about right for most of the beach, could go softer in places!! Good day out. First time off road. I had psi of 13 which gave me no problems with getting most places on the dunes. not only there are high chance this will be closed by Greens due to mining. It, too, lacked the ballast to keep steerage and propeller immersed in giant seas. Sygna, Stockton Beach, NSW, May 1974 This image was scanned from a negative in the Bert Lovett collection. Wisconsin's northernmost landscape juts out into Lake Superior as the scenic archipelago known as the Apostle Islands. We’ll even let you know about secret offers and sales when you sign up to our emails. Geography - Beach Location 118.44kms NorthEast of Sydney - Driving 176 km (2 hours 4 mins) 614.56kms South of Brisbane - Driving 773 km (8 hours 37 mins) 824.18kms NorthEast of Melbourne - Driving 1043 km (10 hours 25 mins) With so much beach erosion, its also a surprise that traces of past shipwrecks havent yet been uncovered. Stockton Beach is great place and being close to Newcastle should be a place for all 4x4\'s to stop and have a play. Stockton Beach is located north of the Hunter River in New South Wales, Australia. Maxtrax and a bit of shovelling got me out. awsome fun found the going easier with tyres at 15psi. Oct 29, 2016 - Historical photographs from Stockton, NSW. ​From seeing the stranded Sygna wash up on our shores in 1974, to its final blow after wild weather in early June 2016 – take a look at the history of the rusting wreck. With the largest sand dunes in the Southern Hemisphere (and they really are massive), Stockton Beach is a popular spot for sand board riding and 4WD tours. Make sure you stay within the allowed areas as indicated by the map at the back of the permit. The Wreck of the Sygna For me, this is the Jewell in the crown of Stockton… I’m a sucker for ship wrecks or dilapidated buildings. The beach starts at Stockton on the northern side of the break wall that protects the entrance to Newcastle. The dunes can by steep. Time: 2 hours - Distance: 104km - View Track by Hema Maps Although half of the beach is closed now due to mining. One of Ken’s photos, for the Herald, of the Sygna on the day of its grounding. Loved the Sygna wreck and the occaisional flyby of the military jets along the beach, this was my 3rd visit. Early map of Stockton showing the old shore line before the ballast wall was created. Discover genuine guest reviews for NRMA Stockton Beach Holiday Park … Bobs Farm 4.82km. Latitude: … Went with few friends and had a great time. Went in Lavis Lane entry and headed right. Fenninghams Island 7.92km. Stockton Sand Dunes, Port Stephens: Address, Stockton Sand Dunes Reviews: 4.5/5 ... 40-45 Minute Port Stephens and Stockton Beach Helicopter Flight - For 2. 20lb of pressure in the tyres we get you over most problems besides stopping in a soft patch. Always a fun weekend away! Over many years Stockton Beach has been the site of numerous shipwrecks and aircraft crash sites. Must visit! In World War II it was fortified against a possible attack by Imperial Japanese forces. 75 Mile Beach, Fraser Island, QLD. quite easy to drive. Stockton itself lies on a narrow peninsula and is the only Newcastle suburb on the northern banks of the Hunter River. Good for everyone, Including first time 4x4 drivers. Stockton Beach has, for many years, been a popular destination for camping and sand-dune hopping, but unfortunately, due to two large storms in recent years, the landscape in this area has been badly affected and, as a result, there’s now limited access to what is regarded as the largest moving sand dune system in the southern hemisphere. Will go back for more fun. I got stuck as I took the 110 Landy over the first lot of dunes back from the beach. To see reminders of Newcastle’s maritime history, take your kids for a walk along the Shipwreck Walk in Stockton. Tyre Pressures at 14PSI. news, local-news, Sygna, shipwreck, storm, severe weather, Stockton, beach, Throwback Thursday From seeing the stranded Sygna wash up on our shores in 1974, to its final blow after wild weather in early June 2016 – take a look at the history of the rusting wreck. You can check out the map of Stockton and see all the open reserves and sporting facilities in the areas between Stockton Beach House on Mitchell St and the Stockton SLSC club ... 600m from Stockton Beach House is a heated 50m pool and a toddler’s pool. 1st time off road. Named Shipwreck Walk due to many ships coming to grief in the 19th and early 20th century. Entered from Anna Bay, BBQ lunch halfway along the beach front then continued onto the shipwreck and a play in the RVA area. Sand was good to drive on. Took a bunch of mates camping and driving. It’s not the first shipwreck to visit Newcastle’s port or beaches, nor will it be the last. Uptons Island 5.16km. What's more annoying is that my dad in a BT50 cruised past laughing his ass off!!! Flashback to the Infamous 1974 Storm/Swell. Sydney 465 contributions 480 helpful votes. There are a number of different things to shoot around Stockton Beach. Great weather for this time of year it was camp Quality day for kids with CANCER plenty of help from all 4wd clubs on the day. Great fun recommend to everyone as a must do track. also it's one of best dunes around sydney/newscastle area. One of the largest and most famous strandings was the 717-ton British sailing ship Berbice in June 1888. Today, it’s a great family walk which combines history with scenic views. Sign up to receive our Breaking News Alerts and Editor's Daily Headlines featuring the best local news and stories. Stockton is a peninsula, with the Hunter River at the south and south-west and the Pacific Ocean at the east. Oyster Cove 7.78km. 2 tonnes of truck don't like soft sand! Stockton Bight 5.82km. Shipwreck walk If you continue south east along the waterside path through Pitt Street Reserve and past the little rock wall that juts into the river mouth at Pirate Point, you will eventually come to Stockton Breakwater and the well known Shipwreck Walk. NRMA Stockton Beach Holiday Park is rated "Exceptional" by our guests. The sand is fine so it can get you into trouble quickly if you are a begineer. Sabre Jet Wreck 6.62km. Good day of fun. Port Stephens Map; Port Stephens Travel Guide; ... anna bay sand dunes dune buggy surf club blue sky quad biking unique experience beautiful beach whale watching camel fun erosion shipwreck stockton adventure bike. This was my second trip to Stockton this year. The next, on May 26, 1974, tossed a big Norwegian bulk carrier onto Stockton Beach, leaving much of the rusting hulk to rot there for decades, and went down in popular history as “the Sygna storm”. It is part of the Norm Barney Photographic Collection, held by Cultural Collections at the University of Newcastle, NSW, Australia. Tilligerry Creek 3.86km. got stuck behind bogged crv on track on way in 40 degrees plus this day engine got hot while we were parked on the hot sand while they moved the crv somthing to watch out for. just remember to reduce your tyre pressure. Take a body board to enjoy the larger dunes!! SAND SAND SAND. Salt Ash 7.5km. The sand is  fine so it can get you into trouble quickly if you are a begineer. Tank Traps 4.92km. Stockton is a suburb of Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia, located 1km (0.6mi) from Newcastle's central business district. Good fun. Pretty easy going with the tyres at 14 on the beach and 12 up in the softer dunes. Not hard to drive. Stockton Beach is 32 km (20 mi) long, stretching from Stockton in the South to Anna Bay at its north-eastern end. Ken Robson took this famous photo on Stockton Beach on May 26, 1974. After deliberating over various options and locations Damien and I eventually settled on the infamous Norwegian MV Sygna shipwreck, nestled against the shore on Stockton beach. The national lakeshore includes 21 islands and 12 miles of mainland Lake Superior shoreline, featuring pristine stretches of sand beach, spectacular sea caves, remnant old-growth forests, resident bald eagles and black bears, and the largest collection of lighthouses … It stretches from the breakwater at the mouth of the Hunter River for 33 km up the coast to Port Stephens. The third is the Pasha Bulker storm of 2007. Stockton is a very good place to have fun with your 4WD - I have been there 3 times now - it's allways different - allways soemthing new... allways fun... the first time i was there with no 4WD experience - but if you take care and use your brain - no worries at all! just make sure you lower your pressure to around 20psi ;p. Day trip with 12 other members. After all, over the past 200 years 50 or more vessels have been stranded on Stockton Bight beach. Ran 16-18psi and never had an issue. Always a great trip and a good day out.Mind the 4wheelers.Had to pull a Jeep out of the crap,low profile tyres and both diffs under the sand.He said he thought as it was a 4x4 it could go up the dunes.Shame. Always soft in the dunes,soft and choppy on the waterfront at busy times (long w/ends,school Hols), Did multiple trips along the beach and dunes in the Rav 4 - handled itself quiet well. Started at Birubi end and drove to Tin City and the Sygna wreck before stopping for lunch, then going to have a play in the rva, finding one pretty decent sized dune before heading home through the Lavis Lane exit. entrance is at Lavis Lane, Williamtown. The Sygna storm was a once-in-a-lifetime reminder of nature’s awesome power. If you have not been here and you live within 200km. Popular attractions Newcastle Beach and Little Park Beach are located nearby. I was ribbed mercilessly by the lads for having a 'button' on my dash which engages 4x4. Southern end of Stockton Beach taken from Shipwreck walk. news, local-news, Sygna, shipwreck, storm, severe weather, Stockton, beach, Throwback Thursday. Great fun. Shipwreck Walk is a 2km pathway along the Stockton Breakwall. Satellite map of MV Sygna The MV Sygna was a 53,000 tonne Norwegian bulk carrier and now shipwreck on Stockton Beach in the Port Stephens LGA in New South Wales, Australia. But the Escape handled it well. Excellent tracks over the dunes.. On the eastern side are sand dunes and surfing beaches, with numerous shipwrecks … What is left of the wreck is not… must visit. 1 review. but make sure you dont do a hard turn with low tyre pressure. Good blend of easy sand driving (northern anna bay entrance), moderate deep sand (southern segment nearer the Sygna wreck) and hard deep sand (the back of the dunes). Over many years Stockton Beach has been the site of numerous shipwrecks and aircraft crash sites. Stockton Beach is great place and being close to Newcastle should be a place for all 4x4\'s to stop and have a play. The attached map from NRMA shows the long sweep of Stockton Beach. Named for the length of the beach it traverses, 75 Mile Beach traces the eastern side of Fraser Island. The dunes can by steep. During the 19 th and early 20 th centuries, many ships were shipwrecked as they tried to navigate entry in Newcastle Harbour. It is 32 km (20 mi) long and stretches from Stockton, to Anna Bay. I reckon the lighter soft roaders would eat this up. https://newcastlepools.com.au/stockton/ The Shipwreck Walk. A second site was confirmed as a very large and complex 19th century shipwreck off Stockton Beach. Completed this track on the Middle Earth Meetup. SydneyPerla wrote a review Dec 2016. 8psi on soft dune. Silver City Fishing Huts 2.2km. Geography Beach New South Wales Stockton Beach. Fantastic location less than 3h from Sydney. Newcastle Herald photographer Ken Robson, in a jovial mood at the time of his retirement. Your ad blocker may be preventing you from The wreck of the Sygna is about 2/3 of the way down the beach. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the comfy beds in our reviews. Tyre pressure down to 15psi. Great Fun on the Dunes!!!  Map of Stockton Beach Stockton Beach is located north of the Hunter River in New South Wales, Australia. Take a look through our photo library, read reviews from real guests and book now with our Price Guarantee. Excellent track, lots of fun. A third site proved to be a substantially intact site, probably of 20th century vintage, in Swansea Channel. It is the only suburb of Newcastle that lies north of the Hunter River. Stockton Beach is 32 km (20 mi) long, stretching from Stockton in the South to Anna Bay at its north-eastern end. being able to log in or subscribe. The survey work discounted one site off Stockton Bight as a natural reef formation. Conditions weren’t ideal that day on Stockton, and a RAAF helicopter finished the rescue task. You can see Stockton Beach, the City of Newcastle and quite often … It sits just off shore and is easy to photograph once you are there. I will list some of them here. In some areas it is as much as 1 km wide and has sand dunes over 30 metres high although at the Stockton end it is at its narrowest. It is 32 km (20 mi) long and stretches from Stockton, to Anna Bay. Sygna Stockton Wreck The waters off the east coast of Australia are renowned for their often sudden, unpredictable and violent storms. Book the NRMA Stockton Beach Holiday Park - Stay at this 3.5-star beach campground in Newcastle. still good place to visit. The drive encounters the Maheno shipwreck and the mouth of Eli Creek, while offering some of the most thrilling four-wheel beach driving in Australia. Main article: Stockton Beach. A few recoveries, but a really good day was had by all. /images/transform/v1/crop/frm/storypad-39CypURmWxuTZQLFGXhcEyS/af694d0c-2f10-45b0-a6c5-b40340ad3f97.jpg/r11_255_4885_3009_w1200_h678_fmax.jpg, Newcastle Herald's trusted source for property, SHARK SHOCK: Residents speak of horror as defiant locals return to water, A-League: Jets fight hard to upset Wellington and earn first win of the season, Pandemic delays opening of Nihon University campus, 'I was a shark sceptic', shocked resident says after attack, 'This is a whole different level': Best buds hit big school, W-League: Watch the goals as Jets make statement in rout of Wanderers. Southern end of Stockton Beach taken from Shipwreck walk. May be preventing you from being able to log in or subscribe day trip with 12 other members guests the... Stockton is a suburb of Newcastle that lies north of the state 's little known wonders Photographic Collection held! 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