Mount Sugarloaf (New South Wales) facts for kids
|Great Sugar Loaf|
Mount Sugarloaf viewed from West Wallsend
|Elevation||412 m (1,352 ft)|
|Location||Hunter Region, New South Wales, Australia|
|Parent range||Sugarloaf Range|
|Topo map||NEWCASTLE 9232,
|Easiest route||Road to carpark at 370 m (1,214 ft), walking track to summit|
Mount Sugarloaf, also known as Great Sugar Loaf, is a mountain in the lower Hunter Region of New South Wales, Australia, overlooking the cities of Newcastle, Lake Macquarie, Cessnock and Maitland. The summit of the mountain is in the Lake Macquarie suburb of West Wallsend and access to the summit is gained via this suburb. However, the mountain itself is also part of the city of Cessnock suburbs Mulbring and Richmond Vale. It is home to television transmitters that broadcast to the lower Hunter region. On 18 and 19 July 1965, the mountain received 10 centimetres (4 in) of snow. It also snowed on the summit in the winter of 1975.
There is a third smaller tower that has many directional antennae, mainly used for telecommunications, but also for two way radio for emergency services and other similar purposes. It has Telstra markings on much of the equipment and sheds.
Looking toward Newcastle from the Mount Sugarloaf carpark
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