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Central Coast and Hunter Valley

Central Coast is the coastal area north of the Hawksbury River and extending to the southern edge of Lake Macquarie and the Munmorah State Conservation Area, it is only 77 km north of Sydney and most of it only an hour away. It is one of the fastest growing regions by population in the state and not only through being a tremendously popular holiday resort area, but many people are choosing to live there and travel to work in Sydney.

The major city in the region, just north of the mouth of the Hawksbury River is Gosford which itself is surrounded by resort villages. The coast is a series of wonderful ocean and surfing beaches, often backed with lake systems and pristine national parks.

The Hunter or Hunter Valley is the valley of the Hunter River, one of the largest in New South Wales, as it makes its way to the ocean at the port of Newcastle. The Hunter Valley toward the coast is the New South Wales coal producing region with massive resources that have been mined and still remain. Those areas along the river are important grape and wine producing areas.


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