Lake Munmorah

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Lake Munmorah
Munmorah Lake[1]
Tuggerah Lake map.png
Lake Munmorah is the northern–most of the three Tuggerah Lakes
Location Central Coast, New South Wales, Australia
Coordinates 33°13′S 151°34′E / 33.217°S 151.567°E / -33.217; 151.567Coordinates: 33°13′S 151°34′E / 33.217°S 151.567°E / -33.217; 151.567
Part of Tuggerah Lakes, Central Coast catchment
Primary inflows Budgewoi Creek
Primary outflows Budgewoi Lake, then to Tuggerah Lake
Basin countries Australia
Surface area 780 ha (1,900 acres)[2]
Surface elevation 0 m (0 ft)
Settlements Lake Munmorah
References [1][2]

Lake Munmorah or Munmorah Lake,[1] a lagoon that is part of the Tuggerah Lakes, is located within the Central Coast Council local government area in the Central Coast region of New South Wales, Australia. The lake is located near the settlement of Lake Munmorah and is situated about 110 kilometres (68 mi) north of Sydney.

Features and location[edit]

Drawing its catchment from Colongra Lake and Mannering Lake, and fed by Budgewoi Creek, Lake Munmorah is located north of Budgewoi and is bounded by Wyee, Mannering Park and Wyee Bay. To the south of the lake, the Budgewoi Lake and Tuggerah Lake drains excess water, that flows to the Tasman Sea of the South Pacific Ocean, via The Entrance. When full, Lake Munmorah covers an area of around 780 hectares (1,900 acres).[2]

National Park of Munmorah[edit]

Lake Munmorah has an NPWS owned National Park north east of Munmorah. It hosts beaches, lookouts, picnic areas, hiking trails and more.


In October 2013 the area was threatened by bushfires. Evacuations were carried out to Doyalson and Swansea RSL's (Returned Services League) and Gwandalan Bowling Club. Power lines were brought down affecting over 600 homes. Munmorah State Conservation Area had large areas burnt out. One man died while trying to protect his heritage listed home.[3]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b c "Lake Munmorah". Geographical Names Register (GNR) of NSW. Geographical Names Board of New South Wales. Retrieved 5 April 2013. 
  2. ^ a b c "Map of Lake Munmorah, NSW". Bonzle Digital Atlas of Australia. Retrieved 5 April 2013. 
  3. ^ Noone, Richard; Smith, Errol; Collins, Terry (18 October 2013). "Raging bushfires claim first victim as flames continue to rip through Doyalson and Mannering Park". The Daily Telegraph (Australia). Retrieved 19 October 2013. 

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