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Once a small fishing village, Toukley is located on the Central Coast, some 107 km north of Sydney via the Newcastle Freeway. The Greater Toukley Area encompasses Tuggerah Lake, the principal coastal lagoon that spans an 80 sq km lake system and includes Lake Munmorah and Budgewoi Lake.

Tuggerah Lake and Budgewoi Lake are two interconnected lakes separated by two narrow strips of land that extends out from the eastern and western shores. This provide a narrow channel allowing for the interchange of water between the two lakes. The gap is spanned by Wallarah Point Bridge connecting Toukley (on the eastern side), with Gorokan (on the western side).
 

The lagoons are separated from the Pacific Ocean by large sand peninsulas, but all share common access to the ocean at The Entrance. The area provides for a number of aquatic activities including canoeing, waterskiing, sailing, rowing, sailboarding, fishing and prawning.

As well as the lakes, Toukley region also includes Norah Head, Noraville, Wyrrabalong National Park, Budgewoi and Munmorah State Recreation Area.

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

Toukley & District Art & Tourist Information Centre
Wallarah Point Park
GOROKAN NSW 2263
Ph: 02 4392 4666
Web: www.toukleyartgallery.com.au (Toukley & Districts Art Society)

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Toukley Attractions

Canton Beach
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Located on the northern shore of Tuggerah Lake and part of Toukley, Canton Beach is is one of Toukley's tourist attractions, offering a superb venue for bushwalking, aquatic and wildlife activities. It is a fishermen's paradise for bream, luderick, tailor, whiting, flathead and prawns at certain times of the year. Boat hire facilities are available, as well as there being a boat ramp.

Other activities include wind surfing, sail boarding, sailing, rowing, catamaran and water skiing. There is even camel racing at certain times of the year. The lake is considered a safe spot for children to swim in, offering plenty of camping and caravan areas with picnic, BBQ and playground facilities.

Wildlife in the area include numerous species of birds including the ever popular lorikeets, galahs, rosellas and duck and possums can be seen at dusk.

The beach owes its name to the fact that Chinese fishermen used it as a base of operations in the early to mid 19th century, catching and curing fish, which would be sent off to Queensland, the goldfields and back home to China.
Federation Gallery • Toukley & Districts Art Society
• Wallarah Peace Park, Wallarah Rd, GOROKAN NSW 2263 • Ph: 02 4392 4666 • Email
• Toukley Art Gallery is located in the scenic Wallarah Peace Park in Gorokan, on Budgewoi Lake. Here you will find exhibit paintings in water colour, oil, acrylic and pastel, along with hand painted porcelain and silk, craftworks and hand painted cards for all occasions. Artworks are changed bi-monthly.
Wallarah Peace Park
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Facilities in the park include an enclosed children's play area, gas BBQ facilities, picnic area beside the lake, ample parking and public toilets. Coffee and tea area available for sale in the Federation Gallery.
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