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Charlestown

Charlestown is located 12kms south of Newcastle, and is a key town centre at the northern end of Lake Macquarie.

Charlestown is easily accessible, with the Pacific Highway running through the town. Charlestown has plenty of public transport to commute tourists and offers movie theatres, major department stores and many fine restaurants. It is situated close to Redhead beach and is central to both Newcastle and Lake Macquarie.

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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.

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Nearest Airport: Belmont

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