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Cardiff

Cardiff is a suburb of Lake Macquarie, 13 kilometres south west of Newcastle. Conveniently located on the northern rail line, it offers a variety of accommodation, entertainment, retail outlets, restaurants and supermarkets. Nearby Glendale is home to the Hunter Sports Centre and the Glendale Shopping Complex.

Enjoy a day trip to the Hunter Valley, only a 45 minute drive away.

Cardiff: Where To Go / Sightseeing

Yamuloong Centre


Yamuloong has been established to provide people of all ages with the opportunity to learn about Aboriginal history and culture whilst exploring the wonders and excitement of the bush tucker trails.

Tours are seen by schools and colleges from not only within the Hunter Valley but as far away as Sydney to compliment their own studies/curriculum and as a perfect introduction to Aboriginal history and culture. Many participants are meeting Aboriginal people for the first time.

The property of over seven acres has been regenerated with native bush plants of Australia and the majority of these plants have a quality significant to the Aboriginal people of Australia.

To compliment the Bush Tucker Walk, visitors to Yamuloong can experience and participate in traditional Aboriginal dance and listen to traditional stories of the Awabakal people.

Visitors can also participate in cultural talks and learn about traditional Aboriginal culture.





71 Prospect Road
Garden Suburb, NSW, 2289

Located 1.7K from Cardiff

Xtreme Karts Warners Bay


Xtreme Karts Warners Bay is an adrenaline filled, action packed, indoor electric go kart facility in Warners Bay. Their Electric Sodi Karts can reach 70 kilometres per hour and handle like a dream. The facility offers live lap screens and a large track viewing area.

Track marshals are professional and always focused on your safety and happiness. Staff will always go out of their way to ensure you leave the facility smiling ear to ear.

Xtreme Karts cater for Children's parties, Bucks / Hen parties, Corporate parties and just the general Rev Head looking for some fun!





308 Hillsborough Road
Warners Bay, NSW, 2282

Located 3.0K from Cardiff

Blackbutt Reserve


Blackbutt Reserve occupies approximately 182 hectares of land, six kilometres from Newcastle city centre. It offers visitors many opportunities to link recreational activities and environmental education with conservation and research programs.

Blackbutt Reserve is an undulating natural environment consisting of peaceful picnic settings with electric and wood fire barbecues, open spaces, nature trails, and a diverse range of habitats and ecosystems. It also features wildlife exhibits which are modern, spacious and allow close viewing of the animals, including koalas, wombats, native birds, emus and kangaroos.

Koala talk held at 2pm daily, reptile show is held at 11am on weekends and daily in school holidays. Tickets available at the kiosk for the reptile show.

Call in to the Blackbutt Kiosk for information during your visit or to purchase tea and coffee, drinks, snacks, and a range of Australian souvenirs.




Carnley Avenue
New Lambton, NSW, 2305

Located 3.5K from Cardiff

Ella Bache Charlestown


The warm friendly team at Ella Bach? Charlestown welcomes you to their beautiful and tranquil salon, where professional and passionate Beauty Therapists will pamper you from head to toe. Take away your stress and worries so you can escape from the outside world to unwind, relax and indulge...

Enjoy treatments from Express Essentials, to whole day indulgence packages.

Treatments that refresh. Treatments that pamper. Treatments that purify. Treatments that leave you feeling your natural best! Treat yourself to Ella Bach?, for skin solutions as individual as you are.

Their unique skincare philosophy is based on their professional Therapists' superior understanding of skin and each person's individual skincare needs. No two skins are alike - they will carefully diagnose your skin and then prescribe a specific solution of salon-exclusive products and treatments that are just right for you.




Charlestown Square,
30 Pearson Street
Charlestown, NSW, 2290

Located 4.2K from Cardiff

Lake Macquarie Variety Playground


Take the kids to the award winning Lake Macquarie Variety Playground at Speers Point Park. This fully fenced two hectare playground caters to the needs of children of all ages and abilities.

Highlights of the playground are the nine metre giant spiral slide kids will ride again and again, plus a bike circuit and double flying fox. Pack a picnic and enjoy the grassy expanses of the lakeside park, or enjoy a meal from the on site cafe Sal's by the Lake.




Park Road
Speers Point, NSW, 2284

Located 4.4K from Cardiff

Pulse Climbing


Pulse Climbing is the Hunter Valley's only dedicated indoor rock climbing centre. They cater to all levels of climber from novice to advanced.

Their extensive indoor facility at Adamstown has over 40 ropes, with over 200 routes to choose from and a large bouldering area. They also run guided climbing trips to local climbing areas near Port Stephens, The Watagan National Park and further afield to the Blue Mountains.

Come and enjoy the Hunter premier climbing experience with highly experienced staff and guides.




10/122 Garden Grove Parade
Adamstown, NSW, 2289

Located 5.5K from Cardiff

Lake Macquarie City Art Gallery


Lake Macquarie City Art Gallery is an exceptional cultural and tourist destination. Beautifully located on the shores of Lake Macquarie, the unique precinct embraces expansive leafy grounds, a sculpture park and an award-winning exhibition facility with a national reputation.

The gallery's innovative and relevant program ensures that every visit is a visual treat. Noteworthy touring shows alternate with lively gallery-curated exhibitions featuring nationally significant artists, many of whom share a connection with the Hunter. Strong and respectful Aboriginal projects and exhibitions are integrated within the program.

The gallery shop offers a unique selection of the highest quality handcrafted ceramics, glass, jewellery and textiles, as well as books, catalogues, cards, novelty items and exhibition-related merchandise. Featured are crafts people from the Hunter and Central Coast regions along with work by established and emerging craft practitioners from further afield.

Sharing the gallery's spectacular site is the celebrated Awaba House Restaurant Cafe.




First Street
Booragul, NSW, 2284

Located 5.6K from Cardiff

Cardiff: Events

Lake Macquarie Australia Day Festival


The Australia Day Festival at Lake Macquarie will be a great family friendly day of activities for kids, entertainment, music and a fireworks display.

Head on down to do your part to help celebrate Australia in style. A day for not just the whole family, but the whole community.


Event Dates
2017
      26th Jan


Speers Point Park,
Park Road
Speers Point, NSW, 2284

Located 4.4K from Cardiff

Lake Macquarie Art Bazaar


Art Bazaar will be returning to the shores of beautiful Lake Macquarie at a new location. Hunter Arts Network's first Art Bazaar at Speers Point Park is being held on in April.

Speers Point Park is located in Park Road, Speers Point. The turn off is from The Esplanade - route B57.

Bring the family and enjoy the views of the northern shores of Lake Macquarie, The Lake Macquarie Variety Playground, and Sal's by The Lake Caf? and Kiosk.

Art Bazaar has developed into a major art event for the region which now attracts many visitors from out of the area and is the Hunter's premier artisan and design marketplace. Art Bazaar is a great way to show families and visitors how wonderful this creative community is.





Speers Point Park,
Park Road
Speers Point, NSW, 2284

Located 4.4K from Cardiff

Eastern University Games


The Eastern University Games (EUG) is the largest of the three regional games held annually in July by Australian University Sport (AUS). In order to qualify and earn their right to compete at the Australian University Games, university teams compete at one of three regional University Games events.

The games promote and increase student participation in competitive sport activities, whilst building leadership skills and a healthy balance of sport and education, with all competitors currently enrolled as eligible university or TAFE students aged 18 to 26 years.


Event Dates
2017
      2nd Jul
      3rd Jul
      4th Jul
      5th Jul
      6th Jul


Newcastle
Newcastle, NSW, 2258

Located 4.9K from Cardiff

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