About Wangi & Lake Macquarie

Known locally just as ‘Wangi’,

Wangi Wangi is a quiet holiday and retirement town which is known to a generation of Australians as the home of the famous artist William Dobell.  It is located on a narrow peninsula which juts out from the western shore of the lake, includes the Lake Macquarie State Conservation Area, and is just a short distance from the entrance to the lake at Swansea and Swansea Heads. The primary appeal of the area is Dobell House and the Wangi Point Flora and Fauna Reserve. Beyond that, like all the towns around the lake, it is popular for fishing, swimming, boating, picnics and camping.

The area was originally inhabited by the Awabakal Aborigines who, according to an 1826 sketch of the lake, referred to Wangi Point as Wonde Wonde. No one is sure what either “wonde wonde” or “wangi wangi” means but the word “wangi” has been translated as either “water”, “night owl” or “dark green tree”. The repetition of the word means “many”. Thus it is either “a lot of water”, “many night owls” or “place of many dark green trees”

More information can be found at https://www.visitlakemac.com.au/


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Opening Hours

Wednesday 10.00am – 3.00pm
Saturday – Sunday 1.00pm – 4.00pm

Our Location

47 Dobell Drive
Wangi Wangi, NSW, 2267

Dobell House – An original 2 room weekender built in the 1920s and was irregularly added onto over the next 40 years. “The original house, known then as “Allawah”. And still is.