Awaba - NSW

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DEG: -33.00821 151.55096
DMS: 33º 00' 29.55" S 151º 33' 3.47" E
UTM: 56 H 6346870mN 364643mE
Altitude: 24.25m


Place Type

Population - Town


99.94kms North of Sydney - Driving 131 km (1 hour 27 mins)
629.98kms South of Brisbane - Driving 797 km (8 hours 36 mins)
801.02kms NorthEast of Melbourne - Driving 998 km (9 hours 38 mins)

Address & Contact

Cessnock Rd
Awaba NSW 2283
Phone: +612 4921 0333


The Aboriginal people, in this area, the Awabakal, were the first people of this land. The name derives from an Aboriginal word meaning flat or plain surface, which was the aboriginal term for Lake Macquarie.

Timber workers were the area's pioneers. In 1885 a timber depot was established. In the same year Awaba was selected as a site for a railway construction depot. A large saw mill was an early feature of the town. In 1948 the Awaba State Coal Mine was established, largely through the efforts of J.M. Baddeley, who had been the wartime Minister for Mines.

The village developed in response to the needs of the railway contractors and homes were scattered over a wide area.

Nearby bushland is popular with mountain and dirt bike riders.
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Closest Weather Station

Lake Macquarie - Cooranbong at 21/09:30pm EDT
Distance from Awaba 12.09km SW
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Closest Climatic Station

Newcastle University
Distance from Awaba 19.57km NE
Mean Max. °C29.028.226.523.720.918.417.719.622.724.525.827.5
Mean Min. °C19.319.317.313.810.
Mean Rain mm68.8152.5120.3122.799.4131.064.861.970.161.7112.474.5

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