Box Head, New South Wales

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Box Head
Central CoastNew South Wales
Postcode(s) 2257
Location 11 km (7 mi) SSE of Woy Woy
LGA(s) Central Coast Council
Parish Kincumber
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 not a suburb but a coastal locality of the Central Coast region of New South Wales, Australia in the Central Coast Council local government area.[1]

It is a part of Bouddi National Park, and contains several beaches including Iron Ladder 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 prior to his discovery of Botany Bay.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Box Head". Geographical Names Register (GNR) of NSW. Geographical Names Board of New South Wales. 
  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