Where is Woongarrah?
Woongarrah is less than 60 kilometres south of Newcastle, via the Pacific Highway, on the New South Wales Central Coast. It is in the eastern part of the Wyong Shire, which is also home to the trio of lakes that form the beautiful Tuggerah Lakes Estuary. Locals can still commute north to Newcastle or south to Sydney (just 100 kilometres away) for work and return to the fresh air and gorgeous natural environment.
The Warnervale station provides great train access on the Central Coast and Newcastle line in both directions. The station is less than 5 kilometres away, with plenty of car parking spaces and a secure bike lock up facility for those wanting to start their day with some exercise. The suburb itself is also well serviced by bus routes that connect locals within the suburb and to neighbouring suburbs such as Hamlyn Terrace, Charmhaven and Lake Haven.
Living in Woongarrah
Roughly a quarter of Woongarrah is housing, leaving the rest as open space made up of pasture lands, paddocks and bush properties. The developed part of the suburb is relatively new so amenities such as a train station and shopping facilities are still in planning stages, however there are plenty of options within the surrounding area to service the community’s needs.
The Lake Haven centre is just 5 minutes away with supermarkets, department stores, a post office outlet, banks, a pharmacy, takeaway food outlets and more. For those who want to make a day of it, Westfield Tuggerah is 20 minutes drive to the south.
Woongarrah is family friendly with schools and child care facilities in place and easy access to the nearby beaches. The Pacific Highway runs along its eastern border allowing good connectivity to the nearby suburbs, Newcastle and Sydney and other parts of the Central Coast.
Things to See and Do in Woongarrah
Woongarrah offers the ideal blend of country life, but with all modern conveniences and attractions just a short drive away. Locals can explore the extensive bushland just to the suburb’s north or pack up the car to spend the day at one of Australia’s largest inland coastal estuaries, just over 10 minutes away. The Estuary is made up of Lake Munmorah in the north, Budgewoi Lake in the centre and Tuggerah lake to the south. Families can enjoy the abundance of water based recreation that comes with life by the lakes.
The neighbouring suburbs are home to various indoor and outdoor sporting and leisure facilities, from ten pin bowling and laser tag to rugby, basketball and skate parks. For those days when a little less energy is desired, there are two cinemas in the surrounding region at Lake Haven and Tuggerah.
For those looking for great quality rural lifestyles, houses in Woongarrah will not disappoint. As a reasonably new suburb, the urbanised area of Woongarrah is comprised of wide landscaped streets with an abundance of large 4-bedroom family homes. Though it’s embedded in farmland, there are still some properties available with waterfront views, with Cascades road running along the picturesque Woongarrah waters parklands.