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Cardiff Heights

Cardiff is located at the northern end of Lake Macquarie, and is a key town centre, offering a shopping and retailing precinct and a large business and light industry precinct. Cardiff is easily accessible by rail and road. For further information, use the side navigation to search for activities, accommodation and events. One of the largest coastal saltwater lakes in the Southern Hemisphere, Lake Macquarie is surrounded by cosy holiday towns like Belmont, Wangi Wangi, Cooranbong, Swansea and Toronto. Enjoy a sunny afternoon in one of the many boats that grace the shimmering water, catch a wave at one of four patrolled beaches or venture into the mountains for a picnic lunch and sightseeing walk. There are a mammoth 92 towns and villages, 29 public boat ramps, 28 public jetties and wharves and seven marina berth around Lake Macquarie, making it the perfect family holiday destination.

Cardiff Heights: 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 0.9K from Cardiff Heights

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 2.3K from Cardiff Heights

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 3.6K from Cardiff Heights

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 3.7K from Cardiff Heights

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 4.3K from Cardiff Heights

Go Karts Go


Go Karts Go is an amusement park with go karts, a shop and video games. All members of the family, from three to 90 years, can have a fun time. The tracks are fully controlled and supervised with safety the key factor.

Go Karts Go has the biggest four-stroke outdoor go kart track and the fastest four-stroke karts in the whole of Newcastle.

Join Go Karts Go for a fun and exiting drive in their Go Karts and experience the thrill of race driving.




Corner Griffith and Turton Roads
Broadmeadow, NSW, 2292

Located 5.5K from Cardiff Heights

Cardiff Heights: Events

Newcastle Art Bazaar


Hunter Arts Network's Art Bazaar at Lambton Park is being held in November. Lambton Park is located on the Corner of Howe and Morehead Streets, Lambton, so Art Bazaar will be surrounded by beautiful parklands and great scenery. Lambton is a densely populated residential area located around some of Newcastle's main roads making it a convenient suburb for transport.

Art Bazaar, a 2015 Hunter Local Business Awards Finalist, 2015 Stockland Community Grants Winner and 2014 QantasLink Hunter and Central Coast Awards for Excellence in Tourism Finalist, has developed into a major art event for the region which now attracts many visitors from out of the area. It is the Hunter's premier artisan and design marketplace. Art Bazaar is a great way to show families and visitors how wonderful the creative community is.


Event Dates
2016
      27th Nov


Howe Street,
Corner of Morehead Street
Lambton, NSW, 2299

Located 4.2K from Cardiff Heights

Newcastle Jazz Festival


After a hugely successful 2016 Festival at Wests they are back in August 2017 to celebrate the 30th Jazz Festival! Come along and join in the celebrations! Enjoy a wonderful weekend of great jazz and take an opportunity to catch up with the Australia wide jazz family at this great venue - West's New Lambton.

It is regarded as one of the best jazz festivals in Australia - with top local and interstate bands performing 50 superb hours of jazz over three days. Exciting mainstream, traditional, swing, and big bands. In fact, something for everyone!

It will be a huge party and a fabulous weekend of great jazz!


Event Dates
2017
      25th Aug
      26th Aug
      27th Aug


Hobart Road
New Lambton, NSW, 2305

Located 4.6K from Cardiff Heights

World Grand Masters Hockey World Cup 2016


The 2016 World Grand Masters tournament will be one of the largest ever held, with more than 1,260 players, 45 umpires, 25 officials, 70 medical personnel, 70 managers, up to 1,500 partners and thousands of proud supporters from over 30 countries. The tournament competition in the men's 60+, 65+, 70+ and 75+ age groups for both the official FIH World Grand Masters World Cup Trophy.




Newcastle International Hockey Centre,
Turton Road
Broadmeadow, NSW, 2292

Located 5.2K from Cardiff Heights

A-League - Newcastle Jets Home Games


The history of football in the Newcastle region has created a love for good quality football, a desire to watch a team that will give everything they've got, and a hope to see a strong club from the region aim for glory and shine on their stage.

Come and cheer on the Newcastle Jets and enjoy the atmosphere at the clubs home ground, Hunter Stadium.

Please see the web site for individual game dates.

The nearest train station to Hunter Stadium is Broadmeadow Station, approximately 1.5 kilometres away.


Event Dates
2016
      9th Oct


Hunter Stadium,
Turton Road
Lambton, NSW, 2299

Located 5.4K from Cardiff Heights

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