WYONG

Wyong is now a Pacific Highway by-pass town, but not that long back was traffic jam respite location. Day and night the traffic crawled through the main street. The wellbeing of the town plus central coast sprawl has seen the town and region grow dramatically.

Wyong was proclaimed a town in 1888

Wyong is situated on the traditional land of Aboriginal people. Wyong is an indigenous word meaning either 'an edible yam' or 'place of running water'. The first European settler to settle in the area and bring cattle and sheep into the district, on a 1,000 acres (4 km2) land grant bordering Wyong Creek in 1825.

Historical Sites include;

·         Alison Homestead, Cape Road, Wyong Built by Charles Alison, c 1885.

·         Chapmans Store, Cnr Alison Rd. & Hely St., Wyong Opened in 1901.

·         Court House, Alison Road, Wyong (built 1924). This building is built on the site of the first Post Office which opened in 1892 and Police Station

·         St Cecilia’s Church, Byron St., Wyong. Built in 1908, it is the oldest church in Wyong and is still in use today. The Anglican Church is modern.

·         "Strathavon", Boyce Avenue, Wyong. Dates from 1912-1913, formerly known as "Hakone".

·         Turreted buildings, Cnr Church St, Wyong. Built by Albert Hamlyn Warner, 1915.

      

·         Wyong Public School, Alison Rd., Wyong. 1889, last used as school Sep. 1979.

·         The General Store is a relic from the past.

Wyong is served by a busy and complex/siding rail network.

The Wyong War Memorial is located one block removed from the main strip.

The Wyong pubs are both over 100 years old. The Royal Hotel is a classic with much history to relate.

Wyong is now a town that is rarely visited by the average traveler. The unlikely prospect that Wyong would coincide with refreshment or coffee time determines it is not necessary to visit.

Heritage diary

 

 

 

Fireplace   Dump Station
General Store Bottled Gas
Internet   Caravan
  Camping   4WD
Kitchen Facilities Disabled access
Laundry Toilets
  Campervans Accommodation
Meals   Airport
Pets Allowed   Boat Ramp
Telephone Picnic Area
Roadside Rest Area Electricity
  Scenic Swimming
Tap water   Thermal Area
Stream Water   Walking tracks
Rotary Club Lions Club
  Gymnasium   Gardens
Winery   Whitewater Rafting
  Surfing   Skydiving
  Skiing   Scenic Flights
Postal Service Police
  Movie Location   Mountain Biking
  Kayaking   Jet Boating
Information Hospital
  Hang Gliding Golf Course