Birdie Beach, Tourism New South Wales

Population 149382

Wyong is an attractive holiday town surrounded by Tuggerah Lakes and the forests of Watagan, Olney and Ourimbah. After World War II it became a popular area for retirees and it retains a relaxed atmosphere today.

Visitor Information

Caltex Service Centre, F3 Freeway; (02) 4351 0372


Nearby national parks

Nearby towns

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In Town

District Museum Features displays of local history, including early ferry services across the lakes and records of the logging era. It is situated in historic Alison Homestead, with picnic and barbecue facilities on 2 ha of rolling lawns. Cape Rd; (02) 4352 1886.


Olney State Forest This native rainforest has several scenic walks. The Pines picnic area has an education shelter and Mandalong and Muirs lookouts have sensational views. 17 km NW.

Burbank Nursery: 20 ha of azaleas (flowering in Sept); 3 km STreetop Adventure Park: canopy walkways, rope bridges and flying foxes; 5 km W

Fowlers Lookout: spectacular forest views; 10 km SW.

Yarramalong Macadamia Nut Farm: offers tours, talks and sales in beautiful Yarramalong Valley; 18 km W

Fishing spots near town

Hawkesbury-Nepean River 36 km

The Hawkesbury River is regarded as one of the most consistent waters for big mulloway, or jewfish as they are called. It was with mulloway in mind that I went to the river to fish with Colin Tannahill. The river flows... Find out more

Eco-friendly activities around town

The Great North Walk 45 km

Although it links two of Australia’s most populated cities, Sydney and Newcastle, and passes through some beautiful bushland, the Great North Walk does not get the foot traffic you might expect. A 250-kilometre,... Find out more

Bushwalking in and around Sydney 46 km

Surprisingly, Sydney does offer some superb bushwalking through secluded bushland. Aboriginal engraving and art sites are quite common, and many are not publicised, simply leaving you to discover them, appreciate them,... Find out more

Cycling around Newcastle 52 km

Take a scenic two- or three-hour guided cycling our around Newcastle, nearly all on flat bike paths, with Newcastle Bike Tours. If you want to cycle around on your own, hire from Civic Bikes, near the start of the... Find out more

Golf courses around town

Kooindah Waters Golf & Spa Resort 1 km

Throughout his playing career, Craig Parry has won tournaments around the world thanks to a mix of sound strategy, good ball-striking and a first-class short game. He brought those same key elements – golfing... Find out more

Magenta Shores Golf & Country Club 10 km

There is something truly inspiring about a golf course – whatever the quality of its playing surfaces – that offers the smells and sounds of the ocean. This is perhaps what first persuaded the Scots to use... Find out more

Monash Country Club 47 km

The first few years after World War II were boom years for golf course construction in Sydney, particularly north of the harbour. The founding members of Monash Country Club – which is today located high in the... Find out more

Terrey Hills Golf & Country Club 48 km

A golf course, by its very nature, is a living and constantly changing thing. A fine example of the way a course can grow and the effect this can have on its original design lies at Terrey Hills, about 40 minutes... Find out more

Long Reef Golf Club 52 km

Occupying the Long Reef headland on Sydney’s northern beaches – ‘one of the best sites of any golf course in Sydney’, according to five-time British Open champion Peter Thomson – this... Find out more

Pymble Golf Club 56 km

Pymble Golf Club has a rich history of nurturing some of the finest ball-strikers Australia has seen. The great Kel Nagle was the club’s resident professional for five years, and it was on the Pymble practice... Find out more

Newcastle Golf Club 57 km

Long before American Tom Doak became the revered course designer he is today, he travelled the world playing and studying more than 800 courses. He made notes on every one, before compiling them into what he called ... Find out more

Avondale GOLF CLUB 59 km

When 19th-hole conversation turns to discussing the best places to play golf in Sydney, one course often slips under the radar. Avondale Golf Club quite rightly ranks among the harbour city’s finest courses. Yet... Find out more

The Vintage Golf Club 61 km

Hunter Valley semillon, with its zesty aromas and flavours, is sometimes described by wine experts as ‘Australia’s wine gift to the world’. Its appeal also lies in its capacity to age well. The same... Find out more

Cafes & restaurants around town

Karinyas Restaurant and Bar

A relatively new restaurant installed in the Kooindah Waters Resort, Karinyas’ tranquil dining room has glass-panelled walls overlooking the golf course. The modern Australian menu displays Mediterranean influences... Find out more

Nearby breweries

Bluetongue Brewery 46 km

Set up in 2004 by a consortium of Hunter region identities, including wine man Bruce Tyrell and hotelier Ian Burford, Bluetongue Brewery soon established a significant regional market for its premium lager and alcoholic... Find out more

Steel River Brewery 53 km

Every brewhouse has its own distinct personality – new ones are punched out in uniform fashion and pretty much look the same, but pre-loved ones tend to have a bit more character and, more often than not, a... Find out more

Hunter Beer Company 53 km

Potters Brewery, as this microbrewery is also known, might seem like a rather odd addition to this convention-based accommodation complex, which is named after the historic beehive-shaped pottery kilns scattered around... Find out more

4 Pines Brewing Company 59 km

What do Margaret River and Manly have in common? Well, they both have popular surfing spots and craft breweries or, at least, they do now. The Mitchell family had seen the burgeoning Margaret River microbrewing scene... Find out more

Campsites around town

El Lago Waters Tourist Park 9 km

Enjoy views of Tuggerah Lakes at The Entrance on the picturesque Central Coast at this tourist park, which offers a range of accommodation options including camping. Don’t get it confused with the adjacent resort... Find out more

Freemans camping area 18 km

Freemans, a short walk to Birdie Beach, has 8 caravan sites and 28 tent sites. Note: the grounds close at 6pm in winter, 9pm in summer, and camping is limited to stays of 2 weeks. You can only use gas BBQs and gas/fuel... Find out more

The Hawkesbury Track 20 km

The Hawkesbury Track takes you 78 km from Berowra Waters to Somersby, supplying 7 camping areas along the way. It’s centred around the beautiful Hawkesbury River and includes several magnificent vantage points of... Find out more

Frazer camping area 21 km

The 6 sites here each fit 6 people, and you can stay for a maximum of 2 weeks. The camping ground is nestled in the Frazer Valley, close to the beach (only patrolled during Christmas and Easter holidays) and Snapper... Find out more

Little Beach camping area 25 km

It’s a 750 m walk from the carpark at the end of Graham Dr off the Scenic Rd to this campsite, which has 6 tent sites, as well as toilets and gas/electric BBQs. Fires aren’t permitted and you’ll need to... Find out more

Wattle Tree camping area 25 km

This is close to The Pines camping area, so if you prefer wattles and eucalypts over pine trees, this is your spot. It’s off Watagan Forest Rd, 1 km south of the junction of Watagan Forest and Walkers Ridge Forest... Find out more

The Pines camping area 26 km

A nice shaded area under – you guessed it – pine trees, this is the starting point for several walks including Abbotts Falls Trail and the Pines Trail. Follow the signs along Watagan Forest Rd, 300 m north of... Find out more

Turpentine camping area 26 km

This is only 100 m from Casuarina camping area, and provides secluded camping sites that are perfect for small groups and families. Boil or treat water from the creek before drinking it or bring your own.... Find out more

Casuarina camping area 26 km

No prizes for guessing what trees you’ll be surrounded by at this camping area, but wait until you hear the music the wind makes when it brushes through the casuarina leaves. This is a good spot for large groups as... Find out more

The Basin camping area (walk-in camping) 27 km

The Basin is open and grassy, and you can swim in the creek here if it’s warm enough. The Rock Lily Walking Trail starts here – a pleasant trip through eucalypt forest, rocky overhangs and rainforest gullies.... Find out more

Caravan parks around town

Two Shores Holiday Village 9 km

A small lakeside park is easily accessible from the main road and has relatively easy access for big rigs. A feature of the park is the coffee shop adjoining the office. Pets are allowed outside peak periods (small dogs... Find out more

Dunleith Tourist Park 10 km

This park has a picture-postcard location on the waterfront where Tuggerah Lake meets the sea. It has good tourist facilities and is within walking distance of town. Pets are allowed but not in holidays. Bookings are... Find out more

Toowoon Bay Holiday Park 11 km

This is a large council-operated park on the waterfront. Some of the attractions in the area include pelican feeding and fishing. Pets are allowed but are restricted to one per site.... Find out more

Canton Beach Holiday Park 11 km

On the shores of Tuggerah Lake, this is a large council-operated park with good facilities. It is a great spot for a family holiday on the protected waterway and ideal for watersports enthusiasts. The park offers the... Find out more

Blue Lagoon Beach Resort 12 km

Tucked away at the water’s edge, this beachfront park has a pool, spa and an entertainment complex. It is an ideal place for a quiet break, although it is busy at the height of the Christmas and Easter holidays,... Find out more

Norah Head Holiday Park 13 km

This large, council-operated beachside park is a popular holiday destination. Bookings are required in peak periods.... Find out more

Budgewoi Holiday Park 14 km

This large council-operated park has good facilities and is well suited for a beachside family holiday. Those wanting to fish can make use of the nearby boat ramp.... Find out more

Munmorah State Conservation Area 19 km

The National Parks and Wildlife Service manage this recreation area. There are two camping areas, Fraser and Freemans, with tent sites and a limited number of unpowered caravan sites. It is just a short walk through the... Find out more

NRMA Ocean Beach Holiday Park 29 km

Just 2 km from the centre of Umina and set in a fabulous beachfront position, this quality park is a favourite of ours. There is a wide range of facilities, and children’s activities are held most weekends and... Find out more

Swansea Gardens Lakeside Holiday Park 30 km

This large, council-operated park is located in a quiet area on the shores of Lake Macquarie. Facilities are good and include tennis courts and a half court basketball area. There are a small number of absolute... Find out more

Eco-friendly places to stay around town

Australia Walkabout Park, Calga 25 km

You can camp out with the 180 species of wild animal in this 32-hectare feral-proofed wildlife park that has a solid history of conservation and caring for injured and orphaned wildlife. The overnight camping experience... Find out more

Somewhere Unique, Wollombi 45 km

The two stand-alone, couples-only cottages here are stylish, contemporary and have passive solar design. They are eco-accredited, on an 8-hectare bushland reserve, and use only renewable energy and Greenfleet vehicles.... Find out more

Rest areas around town

Service Centre 4 km

93 km N of Sydney (L) or 74 km S of Raymond Terrace (R)

Highway Service Centre just off the highway.

Ourimbah Exit rest area 9 km

80km N of Sydney (L) or 85km S of Raymond Terrace (R)

Well off the freeway via the exit.

Hawkesbury River rest area 35 km

49km N of Sydney (L)

Well off the highway on the banks of the river. For northbound only.

What's on around town

Festival of the Arts: Feb–Mar.

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