Swansea | a snapshot

August 17, 2013
Richard Windeyer

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Swansea is a suburb at the entrance of Lake Macquarie, New South Wales, 27km south of Newcastle’s CBD. It offers the best in lakeside and beach living and is home to approximately 120 businesses. The suburb borders Caves Beach and Cams Wharf. On the opposite site of the Swansea Channel is Blacksmiths.  

Shopping options Woolworths is located on Josephson St and Coles is located on the Pacific Highway, Swansea. The nearest shopping centre is Belmont Central Shopping Centre (on the Pacific Highway, Belmont) Or Belmont Citi (Edgar and Herbert St).  

Transport The nearest railway station, Morisset, is 30 km away. Newcastle Buses service Swansea, including the 349 350 and 352 bus routes.  

Population Swansea’s population is approximately 66,991 (2011 Census data).  

Parks and reserves Local parks and reserves in Swansea

  • Parbury Park
  • The Esplanade
  • Thomas Humphreys Reserve
  • Nesca Recreational Area
  • Eddie Charlton Reserve

Schools Schools in Swansea include

Entertainment and leisure


Outdoor activities There are stunning beaches within minutes of Swansea including Caves Beach, Blacksmiths Beach, Nine Mile Beach (Blacksmiths), Redhead Beach and Catherine Hill Bay Beach. Visit Wallarah National Park, located between Catherine Hill Bay and Swansea, and enjoy bushwalking and challenging mountain bike riding.

Sources: Australian Bureau of Statistics (Census 2011), Google Maps, Lake Macquarie City Council, visitlakemac.com.au, visitnsw.com and Yellow Pages.

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