Box Head, New South Wales

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Box Head
Central CoastNew South Wales
Box Head NSW 2257, Australia - panoramio.jpg
Location11 km (7 mi) SSE of Woy Woy
LGA(s)Central Coast Council
State electorate(s)Terrigal
Federal Division(s)Robertson
Suburbs around Box Head:
Wagstaffe Pretty Beach Killcare
Broken Bay Box Head Tasman Sea
Lion Island Tasman Sea Tasman Sea

Box Head is a coastal locality, not a suburb, of the Central Coast region of New South Wales, Australia, in the Central Coast Council local government area.[1]

It is within Bouddi National Park in close proximity to several beaches, including Iron Ladder Beach, Lobster Beach and Tallow Beach.[2] The headland itself marks the northern entrance to Broken Bay from the Tasman Sea. Box Head refers to the large headland that viewed from the ocean resembles a box. This part of the coastland was first sighted by Europeans under James Cook, who named features of the area such as Cape Three Points and Broken Bay following his discovery of Botany Bay.


  1. ^ "Box Head". Geographical Names Register (GNR) of NSW. Geographical Names Board of New South Wales. Edit this at Wikidata
  2. ^ UBD (2003). Central Coast Street Directory (13 ed.). Universal Press. Map 117. ISBN 0-7319-1475-9.

Coordinates: 33°32′56″S 151°21′04″E / 33.549°S 151.351°E / -33.549; 151.351