Gwandalan, New South Wales

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Gwandalan
Central CoastNew South Wales
Population 3,035 (2011 census)[1]
 • Density 427.5/km2 (1,107/sq mi)
Postcode(s) 2259
Area 7.1 km2 (2.7 sq mi)
Location 29 km (18 mi) NE of Wyong
LGA(s) Central Coast Council
Parish Wallarah
State electorate(s) Swansea
Federal Division(s) Shortland
Suburbs around Gwandalan:
Lake Macquarie
Summerland Point Gwandalan Nords Wharf
Chain Valley Bay Chain Valley Bay Crangan Bay

Gwandalan is a suburb of the Central Coast region of New South Wales, Australia, located on a peninsula extending northwards into Lake Macquarie. It is part of the Central Coast Council local government area.

Notable places and businesses[edit]

  • Gwandalan Grocer
  • Gwandalan Quality Meats
  • Point Wolstoncraft Recreation Centre
  • Gwandalan Chinese and Australian Takeaway
  • Lakeview Bakery
  • Australia Post Office
  • Impulse Printing
  • Top-A-Lot Pizza (Winner of the 2015 Best Pizza on the Central Coast Award)
  • Gwandalan Hardware Store
  • Gwandalan Swim School
  • Gwandalan Dental Surgery
  • Gwandalan Bowling Club (and Blue Swimmer Restaurant)
  • Fish Bowl Café & Takeaway

Youth Activities[edit]

On Tuesdays and Thursdays the Gwandalan youth center is open at Tunkawallin Hall. Besides Sports there is a local Scout Group which meets at the Gwandalan Recreational Hall at 6pm on Tuesdays. Fridays = Destination Nightclub 9pm - 2am: Shorts Permitted.

Local Celebrities[edit]

Barry Stokeld, creator of the first crank-operated toothbrush,[2] was born in Gwandalan in 1854. His other work includes engineering on the Victa lawn mower.

Another local celebrity is Huon Peard,[3] known for his work as a journalist for ABC World News. He was also well known as the producer of Big Brother 8 (Australia).

School[edit]

Gwandalan Public School is the only school in Gwandalan. Most Gwandalan Public School students go to Lake Munmorah High School as it is the closest secondary school.

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Coordinates: 33°07′55″S 151°35′06″E / 33.132°S 151.585°E / -33.132; 151.585