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Mandalong, NSW

Mandalong is nestled at the base of the Watagan Mountain Range, on the western side of Lake Macquarie. Just off the F3 SydneyNewcastle freeway, Mandalong is accessible by taking the Morisset exit off the freeway.

The Watagan Mountains wilderness area is made up of National Park and State Forest Areas. The Watagans offer well maintained picnic and BBQ spots, camping grounds, interesting walks and a range of lookouts with panoramic views over the lower Hunter.

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One of the largest coastal saltwater lakes in the Southern Hemisphere, Lake Macquarie is surrounded by cosy holiday towns like Belmont, Wangi Wangi, Cooranbong, Swansea and Toronto. Enjoy a sunny afternoon in one of the many boats that grace the shimmering water, catch a wave at one of four patrolled beaches or venture into the mountains for a picnic lunch and sightseeing walk. There are a mammoth 92 towns and villages, 29 public boat ramps, 28 public jetties and wharves and seven marina berth around Lake Macquarie, making it the perfect family holiday destination.

Nearest Airport: Belmont

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Popular Activities

  • National Park

About Mandalong

  • Locality: Rural locality
  • Mandalong Postcode: 2264
  • State: New South Wales
  • Region: Hunter
  • Latitude: -33.14524
  • Longitude: 151.41463
  • Elevation: 41m
  • Population: 426
  • Median Income: $30836
  • Area (Sq/km): 52.259
  • Timezone: Australia/Sydney

Accommodation In Mandalong

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