Gwyder

Location: Norah Head
State: NSW
Date Sank: 1942
Vessel Type: Steamer
Construction Material: Steel
Max Depth: 6mtrs
Average Depth: 6mtrs
Average Visibility: 5mtrs
Diver Qualification: Open Water
Access Type: SHORE
Directions: As you turn off the coast road to the right(towards Norah Head itself), follow the road and it takes a right bend, as it does, you can turn to the left and into a park/picnic area. Find a parking spot here near where you see the stairs down to the beach. YES there are STAIRS! 132 of them! Once you hit the beach, turn left and head toward the headland up the beach. As you get almost to the rocks, gear up and do a surf entry and then head towards the rocks coming out from the point, here you will find the wreck or what's left of it.
Wreck Description: This wreck is sitting on the edge of the reef in only 6mtrs of water which is churned up by the waves coming in. There is not a great deal left of the wreck, boiler and engine block and a few other pieces of metal scattered around.

Have a scratch around and you may find some interesting bits and pieces in the sand, we found some damaged old bottles from the Woy Woy bottle company.

When you are done, you have to face those 132 stairs to get back to your car, and now you have to face em in wet gear! One good thing though, there is a shower at the top of the stairs so you can cool off and wash your gear down a bit before packing it up.