Suburb Profiles

Where is Charmhaven?

If you’re looking for the best of the Australian lifestyle, you’d be hard pressed to find a better location than Charmhaven on the New South Wales’ central coast. The Tuggerah Lakes Estuary is home to three interconnected lakes, the central one being Budgewoi Lake, with Charmhaven perched on its northern most shore. The city commute is a breeze with the Pacific Highway just minutes away and Sydney and Newcastle both close enough to make living in Charmhaven a totally viable proposition for the career professional.

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Living in Charmhaven  

Charmhaven has a small population of less than 3000 people and a reasonably young population, with lots of families. The local economy is relatively strong and the lifestyle cannot be beaten, with beautiful natural surroundings and the whole of the central coast to explore at your leisure. Sydney, one of the world’s greatest cities is just over 100 kilometres away to the south and Newcastle is just an hour to the north if you need city vibes without the chaos. If you prefer to take in the scenery, Wyee Station is just 8 kilometres away with plenty of parking, frequent trains and best of all, there’s almost always a free seat.  

Things to See and Do in Charmhaven

With one of Australia’s largest inland coastal estuaries at your door, there are no shortage of things to do in Charmhaven. The Wallarah Creek embraces the suburb’s northern edge and the area has an abundance of natural attractions including extensive bushland covering more than 70% of Charmhaven itself.

Take it easy with a sunset stroll down to the lake, or take the dogs for a run at the beautiful lakeside dog park at the top of Panorama Avenue. The Budgewoi Lake, as well as neighbouring Lake Munmorah and Tuggerah Lake are popular with locals for water activities such as sailing, rowing and water skiing, or relaxing weekend picnics and bike rides along the foreshores. The estuary is teeming with wildlife too so there is always some casual bird watching to be had at any time of the day.

Of course, it’s not all about the great outdoors – Charmhaven has a well serviced town centre with all the necessary facilities close by. Lake Haven shopping centre is just 2 minutes away and Westfield Tuggerah is 15 minutes down the road for some serious shopping. Charmhaven has plenty of great restaurants – from Asian to Italian, modern Australian to McDonalds. For those who like a little more action, Charmhaven is also home to Laserblast – the perfect place to take the kids on a rare rainy day for some adrenaline pumping laser tag fun.

Charmhaven Accommodation

Charmhaven may be small but it has some great accommodation options, whether you are looking at renting houses in Charmhaven or buying to settle for the long term. The large blocks with gently sloping lawns along Panorama avenue have the Budgewoi Lake as their backyard and are of course the most coveted houses Charmhaven has to offer – and with good reason! But anywhere along Charmhaven’s long narrow strip of populated area still offers good access to the lake and a short trip into the main street of town. Neighbourhood streets are wide and tree lined with plenty of park lands and bike paths for the kids and the dogs and the Australian dream can not only befound here, but snapped up for a pretty reasonable price too – considering the lifestyle benefits of the region.      

If you are interested in learning more about the Charmhaven property scene, talk to your local real estate agents in Charmhaven at First National Real Estate. Their local agents can talk to you about what’s currently on the rental market, what’s available to buy and even brief you on the local market by running you through some recently sold houses.