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Wyong - Cities, Towns and Localities
With Gosford only 19 km to the south, and part of the Central Coast region, Wyong is located on the Pacific Highway, just 92 km north of Sydney, near the western shore of Tuggerah Lake.

The area was opened by the timber cutters in 1887, with the arrival of the railway from Sydney to Newcastle, and completed in 1889. This ease of access that enabled the transportation of wood was to see the timber cutters move into areas now known as Ourimbah and Olney State Forests to the west, resulting in widespread felling. Timber cutters were also drawn to the stands of cedar in the Yarramalong and Dooralong Valleys, Yarramalong means ‘place of cedar’.
 

Around the turn of the century saw resorts being established around Tuggerah Lake, with bus and ferry services and daily access via Wyong, which was to become the administrative and commercial centre of the region. During the 20s and 30s subdivision offered cheaper land than that at Newcastle or Sydney, with people taking up the land to build weekenders. Wyong Shire was created in 1947. World War II retirees also began to settle in Wyong. With the establishment of the freeway in the 60s, and the electrification of the railway, saw the community grow further.

Today, Wyong Shire is a favourite destination for many visitors, with the hinterland having recovered from the widespread tree felling, providing lush national parks against a backdrop of coastal plains and sweeping rural landscape. There are pristine beaches, sparkling waters, great surfing conditions in a region of magnificent waterways including Lake Macquarie, Tuggerah Lakes, Brisbane Water and the Hawkesbury.

Check out our listing of Wyong accommodation. As well as our listed travel guide info, In addition to our listed online travel guide information, contact the local tourism visitor centre for your destination for more attractions, tours, local maps and other information.

Information Centre The Entrance Visitor Information Centre

Gosford Visitor Information Centre

Wyong Attractions

Alison Homestead
• 51 Cape Rd, WEST WYONG • Ph: 02 4352 1886
• Charles Alison settled in the area in the 1870s, building the Alison Homestead in 1875 and extending it when he married the grand daughter of Blue Mountains explorer, William Cox. IN the 1890s the property passed out of the family, being used for market gardening between 1898 until the 1970s.

Today it is a historical museum set amidst two hectares of lawns and gardens. There are guided tours and picnic facilities. Wyong also has a number of other historic buildings dating back to the 1890s and 1900s.


Great North Walk • Department of Lands
• PO Box 2213, DANGAR NSW 2309 • Ph: 02 4960 5155 (Great North Walk Co-ordinator)
• A 250 km track from Sydney to Newcastle. The track offers plenty of scope for walkers to join anywhere along the route, with campsites having been established at about 3 hour intervals in some areas. The best time for the walk is during winter to spring (July to November). This period usually provides the best weather with the lowest rainfall. The walk can be attempted during summer, but extreme care should be taken, especially during the hotter days. Some of the track passes through suburban areas, with stretches of long road. As well, some of the track moves, and may even be temporarily closed due to conflicts with land owners.

To enhance your walking experience, a discovery kit has been produced, and is intended as a guide to help you plan and enjoy your trip(s) on the Great North Walk. The kit provides you with general information such as the localities of main and link tracks, public transport, flora, fauna, points of interest, historical background and geology etc.

The kits consist of 6 individual maps, approximately 20 cm x 80 cm in size, in easy foldout format.  For convenience, the kit is enclosed in a 20 cm x 9 cm weatherproof plastic sleeve.  The discovery kits retail for $11.00 ($10.00 plus $1.00 GST) and are available through the Department of Lands at the above address or by contacting the Great North Walk Co-ordinator on the number above.
Koolang Observatory
• Ph: 02 4998 8216
• The observatory offers a walk-through, and a number of programs. Koolang is the largest privately owned public-viewing telescope in Australia. On display are models, video presentations and talks. Ring for visiting hours.
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Wyong Distance

Distance to Wyong
• Following are some approximate distances by road to Wyong:
  Km
• Cessnock 65.7
• The Entrance 16.5
• Gosford 21.7
• Killcare 42.2
  Km
• Newcastle 63.9
• Singleton 123.3
• Sydney 89.3
• Terrigal 24.1
Distances given are only approximation, they should be verified with the appropriate maps.
The Australian Automotive Motoring Associations also offer select access to travel trip planners.

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