A Semi -Regular Photo Blog about Life in Northern New South Wales, Australia.

Friday, May 18, 2012

The Sandon has a Split Personality

The Sandon is the most remote beach village in the Clarence Valley. The north side of the river is reached by a 10km dirt road from Brooms Head but to access the south side (pictured) you need to drive along the beach from Minnie Waters for 10km.
The more accessible north side is totally located within the Yuraygir National Park. The 13 shacks were built between the 1930's to 1960's and came under Permissive Occupancy title. Since the National Park was incorporated in 1983 there has been an ongoing legal case as the National Parks seeks to resume and probably demolish them. I am unsure where this case stands at present but all the shacks are still standing, well looked after and used!

The very remote south side, it's correct name is the Sandon Village, contains around 35 houses and shacks that were converted to freehold title in the 1960's. These dwellings are very tightly held and if they do come on the market sell for incredible amounts of money.
To drive between Sandon Village and Sandon River would take a good couple of hours; to swim or go by boat just a few minutes.


  1. I can understand why they would cost so much. Its a beautiful area. Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

  2. Lovely blue sky!
    Happy SkyWatch to you!

  3. Superb scenery. Great sky.

  4. Wow, absolutely gorgeous!

    Please come and see the Sky View at a football field. Have a great weekend!

  5. Interesting about the rules and regulations, and I can imagine the temperature going sky high should they be changed in any way retrospectively. We have pockets of the same thing through the Royal National Park between Sydney and the Gong.

  6. A very interesting insight into the local real estate market. Some of the houses there don't look like shacks at all...

  7. Just knock all those houses down and return it to natural.


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