Our Doctors and Staff love living and working in the Central Coast and Lake Macquarie Region

We are very lucky at Waratah Medical Services to be able call The Central Coast and Lake Macquarie home. From beautiful beaches and lakes to family-friendly activities and shopping centres, there is something here for all residents and holiday visitors.

Ask any resident of the area and they will happily let you know how much they love living here. The air is fresh, the traffic is minimal, the bushland, beaches, rivers and lakes are world class and the local culture is rich and diverse. It’s just an amazing place to live or visit.

“This area truly offers the best of all worlds for a fantastic lifestyle.”

With Sydney just over an hour south and Newcastle less than an hour north, the big city experience is easily accessible by car or train. The Hunter Valley wine region and numerous world class national parks and recreation areas are all within an hours drive as well.

The area boasts great public and private schools, multiple university campuses, great hospitals, sporting venues, a diverse array of town centres, shopping villages and large scale malls along with awesome cafes, bars, pubs, theatres and restaurants. This area truly offers the best of all worlds for a fantastic lifestyle.


Beautiful, pristine beaches line the coast of this region. Most beaches are patrolled by surf lifesavers who mark safe places to swim. You will find everything from from gentle lapping waves on white sand to surfing hot spots, rocky outcrops with viewing platforms to reefs brimming with marine life.

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Visit NSW / Central Coast Beaches

Visit Central Coast / Beaches

Filled with bright, clear days in winter, and warm, lazy days in summer, the Hunter Valley is the perfect destination for those who want to get away from it all. Less than an hours drive away, it is a fantastic option for a weekend getaway or even just a day trip to try some local wines.

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Visit NSW / Hunter Region

Hunter Valley Visitor Centre

A series of rivers and lakes can be found all over the Central Coast and Lake Macquarie Area. Throw in a fishing line, enjoy some water sports, have a picnic on one of the many lakeside parks, or amble along one of the numerous lakeside walks dotted with amenities, playgrounds and bbq areas.

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Visit Lake Mac

Love Our Living Lakes – Tuggerah

The Central Coast an Lake Macquarie are is home to some of the countries finest public and private schools along with several University Campuses. Whether you are looking for school for your kids or perhaps furthering your tertiary education, its all here.

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Central Coast Private Schools

Lake Macquarie Private Schools

University of Newcastle / Central Coast

From ocean side mansions to waterview penthouses to lakeside houses with jetty’s to spacious suburban homes to rural properties on acreage to houses tucked away in the bush, The Central Coast and Lake Macquarie region offers such a diversity of Real Estate options that you will be sure to find your dream house.

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Lake Macquarie Real Estate

Central Coast Real Estate

World class golf courses, awesome skate parks, camping grounds, horse riding, fishing, long bike tracks, massive kids playgrounds, quad biking on sand dunes, zip-lining through the trees, there is no end of recreation activities in the Central Coast and Lake Macquarie area. There is something for everyone.

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Golf Central Coast

TreeTops Adventure Park

Australian Reptile Park

Glenworth Valley

Surf Lifesaving / Central Coast

Immerse yourself in a rich and diverse local culture. Visit galleries, music venues and theatres around all the hip and happening cultural hotspots in the area, such as Long Jetty, The Entrance, Terrigal, Avoca and Woy Woy.

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This is the Central Coast

Lake Mac / Community

All of your shopping needs are right here in the Central Coast and Lake Macquarie region. Everything from large scale malls to small strip malls, to specialty and vintage stores to factory outlets.

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Visit Central Coast / Shopping

Westfield Tuggerah Shopping Mall

Erina Fair Shopping Mall

Westfield Kotara Shopping Mall

The Central Coast and Lake Macquarie region is home to many fine sporting arenas including Central Coast Stadium, home of the 2 time A-league winning Central Coast Mariners Soccer team. There are also many cultural, arts and musical festivals that occur throughout the year such us Mountain Sounds, The Lakes Festival, Lost Paradise, The Love Lanes Festival, The Yak Ales BBQ festival, The Girakool Festival, Groovin the Moo and many more.

Visit NSW / Central Coast Events

Visit NSW / Lake Macquarie Events

Central Coast Stadium

Central Coast Mariners FC

Stunning wilderness right on your doorstep: with hiking, biking, lookouts, and quiet campgrounds, the area National Parks boasts some of the country’s finest Australian bush and rainforest scenery.

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Brisbane Water National Park

Bouddi National Park

Dharug National Park

Lake Macquarie State Conservation Area

Jilliby State Conservation Area

Palm Grove Nature Reserve

Popran National Park

Watagans National Park

Wyrrabalong National Park

Yengo National Park

Just over an hour south by car or train, Sydney is home to world famous landmarks, beaches and nightlife.

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Visit NSW / Sydney

Less than an hour north by car or train, Newcastle is quickly becoming one of the cafe capitals of Australia, with beaches, shopping and nightlife to back it up.

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Visit Newcastle


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