Kulnura, New South Wales
Central Coast, New South Wales
|Population||391 (2006 census)|
|Elevation||345 m (1,132 ft)|
|State electorate(s)||Gosford, Lake Macquarie|
Kulnura is a suburb of the Central Coast region of New South Wales, Australia, located north of Mangrove Mountain along George Downes Drive. It is split between the City of Gosford and Wyong Shire local government areas. Kulnura's name is an Aboriginal word meaning "in sight of the sea", it was named in 1914 by a meeting of the early pioneers Messrs Archibold,Collins,Gatley,Penn,Young,Williams and Gibson. Its population of approximately 600 people rely mostly on the town's fruit and cattle industries for income, however many commute to regional centres of Gosford, Wyong and even to Sydney for work. It is also home to the biggest and catchment area on the Central Coast, Mangrove Creek Dam. It has a capacity of 190 000 ML, and has a free tourist kiosk on the site. "Mangrove Mountain Bottlers Pty Ltd" bottle still water at their plant at Kulnurra, as well as for private label mass-retailers, such as 7-11.
Another one of Kulnura's attractions is the Paintball Place, which holds paintball skirmish for people over 16.
Kulnura General Store-café,petrol station and a bottle shop located just opposite Kulnura Hall.
Kulnura's One Stop convenience store is also a popular resting place for passing motorcyclists and tourists.
Every year Kulnura is host to the Bloodtree Festival, which is a celebration of life in the Mangrove Mountain area. It has been running for the past five years at Kulnura Oval, adjacent to Kulnura Hall.
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