Wangi Wangi, New South Wales

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Wangi Wangi
New South Wales
WangiPowerStation.JPG
Coordinates 33°03′54″S 151°34′05″E / 33.065°S 151.568°E / -33.065; 151.568Coordinates: 33°03′54″S 151°34′05″E / 33.065°S 151.568°E / -33.065; 151.568
Population 2,670 (2011)[1]
Postcode(s) 2267
Location 16 km (10 mi) ENE of Morisset
LGA(s) City of Lake Macquarie
Parish Awaba
State electorate(s) Lake Macquarie
Federal Division(s) Charlton
Suburbs around Wangi Wangi:
Arcadia Vale Lake Macquarie
Arcadia Vale Wangi Wangi Lake Macquarie
Lake Macquarie

Wangi Wangi (/ˈwɒni wɒni/ WON-jee-won-jee) is a suburb of the City of Lake Macquarie in New South Wales, Australia, which forms a peninsula jutting eastwards into Lake Macquarie. Wangi Wangi is a well known holiday spot, that was frequented in the early days by families from the coalfields. It is known for its beautiful views, bush-walking, and fishing spots. Early travel to the peninsula was quite difficult, and it was only accessible by ferries (such as the Wangi Queen) It is also well known as the former home of artist William Dobell. The suburb is also home to the retired Wangi Power Station, which operated from 1956 to 1986. Pulbah Island lies to the south of the peninsula.

Wangi Wangi also has its own Rugby League team over the years being the Wangi Warriors. There are also a number of bushwalking tracks around the bushland. Some of which are host to gun emplacements, stationed during the course of World War II. Wangi Wangi and its people : a local history was published in 1987.

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  1. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (31 October 2012). "Wangi Wangi (State Suburb)". 2011 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 16 February 2014. 

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