Akuna Bay, New South Wales

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Akuna Bay
SydneyNew South Wales
AkunaBayMarinaSydney.jpg
Boats moored at Akuna Bay Marina
Postcode(s)2084
Location38 km (24 mi) north of Sydney CBD
LGA(s)Northern Beaches Council
State electorate(s)Pittwater
Federal Division(s)Mackellar
Localities around Akuna Bay:
Akuna Bay Akuna Bay Akuna Bay
Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park Akuna Bay Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park
Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park

Akuna Bay is an urban place[1] in Sydney, Australia. Akuna Bay is located 38 kilometres (24 mi) north of the Sydney central business district, in the local government area of Northern Beaches Council.

Akuna Bay sits in the Kuring-gai Chase National Park[2] and takes its name[3] from the bay on Coal and Candle Creek. It can be accessed by a marina on the bay or by Liberator General San Martin Drive.

History[edit]

Akuna was thought to be an Aboriginal word meaning to follow.[1] It actually is a mangled version of the Dieri word ngaka-rna meaning "to flow".[4]

In 1972 the construction of a marina was proposed and it was completed in 1974.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Akuna Bay (urban place)". Geographical Names Register (GNR) of NSW. Geographical Names Board of New South Wales.
  2. ^ Akuna Bay (Map). National Parks & Wildlife Service. 2014. Retrieved 11 June 2014.
  3. ^ "Akuna Bay (bay)". Geographical Names Register (GNR) of NSW. Geographical Names Board of New South Wales.
  4. ^ [1]
  5. ^ Philip Cox, Storey & Partners (1972). Environmental impact study on a proposed marina and facilities at Akuna Bay, Ku-Ring-Gai Chase National Park, New South Wales. [Australia : Philip Cox, Storey & Partners.

Coordinates: 33°38′53″S 151°14′06″E / 33.648°S 151.235°E / -33.648; 151.235