Local Areas

Take a look in to some of the surrounding popular locations that our beautiful villas are situated close to.

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Caves Beach

Caves Beach is a picturesque coastal destination located in New South Wales, Australia. It is known for its stunning natural beauty and unique geological formations. The beach features a series of sea caves carved into the sandstone cliffs along the shoreline. These caves are accessible during low tide and offer visitors a chance to explore the fascinating rock formations and tidal pools.

Blacksmiths Beach

Blacksmiths Beach is a stunning coastal destination located in New South Wales, Australia. Known for its wide stretch of golden sands and clear blue waters, it is a popular spot for beachgoers of all ages. The beach is well-loved for its relaxed and family-friendly atmosphere, making it an ideal place for swimming, sunbathing, and picnicking.

Catherine Hill Bay

Catherine Hill Bay is a charming coastal village and beach located in New South Wales, Australia. Known for its pristine stretch of sandy shore and crystal-clear waters, it is a picturesque destination for beach lovers and outdoor enthusiasts. The beach is surrounded by dramatic headlands and features an iconic heritage-listed jetty, adding to its unique character and scenic appeal.

Wangi Wangi

Wangi Wangi Point offers a scenic vantage point ideal for photography and relaxation. The adjacent foreshore reserve features picnic areas, walking trails, and a playground for families to enjoy.

Caves Beach

 Caves Beach is a picturesque coastal destination located in New South Wales, Australia. It is known for its stunning natural beauty and unique geological formations. The beach features a series of sea caves carved into the sandstone cliffs along the shoreline. These caves are accessible during low tide and offer visitors a chance to explore the fascinating rock formations and tidal pools.

Caves Beach is popular among locals and tourists alike for its scenic beauty, sandy shores, and clear blue waters. It is a great spot for swimming, snorkelling, and beachcombing. In addition to its natural attractions, Caves Beach has amenities such as picnic areas, restrooms, and a lifeguard service for the safety of visitors.

Caves Beach is a great day out for the whole family. The coastal headline is littered with rock pools, weathered rocks and small caves. If you head up the stairs to the lookout, you can walk down a path to the secluded Spoons Rock beach along Wallarah walking track (keep an eye out for whales during May-November).

We recommend grabbing a coffee from the Mylo’s the the Surf Life Saving Club, the Mawson cafe or enjoy a meal at the Caves Coastal Bar.

Blacksmiths Beach

Blacksmiths Beach is a stunning coastal destination located in New South Wales, Australia. Known for its wide stretch of golden sands and clear blue waters, it is a popular spot for beachgoers of all ages. The beach is well-loved for its relaxed and family-friendly atmosphere, making it an ideal place for swimming, sunbathing, and picnicking.

The beach’s gentle waves are perfect for swimming, surfing, and bodyboarding, making it a great destination for both beginners and experienced water sports enthusiasts. Blacksmiths Beach also features a break wall that provides a calm, sheltered area for children to play in the water.

Visitors can enjoy a range of amenities, including picnic areas, barbecue facilities, restrooms, and a designated dog-friendly area. The beach is patrolled by lifeguards during peak seasons, ensuring the safety of beachgoers.

It is also the only beach in the area that allows 4WD access (permit required). Take a walk or bike ride along the pathed break-wall or down to Grannies Pool – a shallow tidal pool perfect for the children to swim.

There is a playground opposite the beach and we thoroughly recommend grabbing a pie or two from the local favourite pie shop, Barry’s Pies, while you’re visiting!

Catherine Hill Bay

Catherine Hill Bay is a charming coastal village and beach located in New South Wales, Australia. Known for its pristine stretch of sandy shore and crystal-clear waters, it is a picturesque destination for beach lovers and outdoor enthusiasts. The beach is surrounded by dramatic headlands and features an iconic heritage-listed jetty, adding to its unique character and scenic appeal.

Catherine Hill Bay offers a peaceful and serene atmosphere, making it an ideal spot for relaxing walks along the shore or simply taking in the stunning ocean views. The beach is popular for swimming, surfing, and snorkeling, with a mix of waves suitable for different skill levels.

The village itself boasts a rich history, with heritage-listed buildings and charming homes that reflect its past as a coal mining settlement. Visitors can explore the area’s heritage or simply enjoy a meal at the local “Catho Pub”  for a great Aussie feed and entertainment.

There is also new developments in the south area of Catherine Hill Bay providing modern architecture and access to Moonee Beach and Little Beach

 

Swansea

Located at the mouth of Lake Macquarie, Swansea is a small city centre with everything you need to enjoy a day out.

The Swansea Bridge is the centrepiece of the town, allowing boats in and out of the lake from the Pacific Ocean . There is a great cycling path that runs along the foreshore and over the Swansea Bridge, with scenic views the whole way along – perfect for walking or riding a bike.

We would recommend enjoying a coffee and breakfast on the lake at Tides Cafe (2 Belmont St, Swansea) or a meal at Seeds Cafe (4/204 Pacific Hwy, Swansea).

There is a public pools open during the summer season. 

Wangi Wangi

Wangi Wangi, situated on the shores of Lake Macquarie in New South Wales, Australia, is a charming lakeside suburb renowned for its picturesque landscapes, recreational activities, and rich history. The word Wangi has been translated as water, night owl or dark green tree so Wangi Wangi would mean place of much water, many night owls or many dark green trees. Early settlers and fishermen used the word to mean peninsula and Point Wolstoncroft was called “Little Wangi”.

Wangi Wangi Point offers a scenic vantage point ideal for photography and relaxation. The adjacent foreshore reserve features picnic areas, walking trails, and a playground for families to enjoy.

Discover Wangi Wangi’s railway heritage at the historic railway station, which served as a vital transportation hub in the early 20th century. The station building, constructed in 1914, is a testament to the area’s rich industrial past. Use the walking trail to visit the railway historical society

Immerse yourself in Wangi Wangi’s vibrant arts scene by visiting local galleries, studios, and cultural events. The suburb’s artistic community celebrates its natural surroundings through various forms of visual and performing arts. The artist William Dobell lived in Wangi Wangi and you can view Dobell House on Wednesdays and weekends.

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