Waratah lies 6km north-west of Newcastle CBD and is bounded on the north side the Main North railway line. Favoured by families and young professionals, Waratah offers the perfect blend of wide open spaces and village conveniences within easy commuting distance of Newcastle as well as being home to a number of renowned schools and the Calvary Mater Hospital.
No 74 is easy walking distance to Waratah Station, the village retail precinct and Braye Park providing superb views of the city, scenic walking trails and superb recreational facilities. Waratah village is a local hub with major retailers and over 20 specialty stores. Just 200m from No 74 is a smaller strip of shops in Station Street, home to the Waratah Rugby Union Club, two hotels, convenience stores and eateries. Local schools include Waratah Public School, Corpus Christi Primary School, St Philip's Christian College and Callaghan College Waratah Technology Campus.
Calvary Mater Newcastle public hospital in Waratah is the major cancer care centre for the Hunter New England Local Health District with a 24-hour emergency department, intensive care unit and extensive palliative care services including the Mercy Hospice.
Waratah has excellent public transport facilities and is well serviced by buses linking to Newcastle University and the city, and a train station located near Waratah Park that links to the CBD.
Celebrated as the fastest growing residential and lifestyle hub in New South Wales, Newcastle lies 160km north of Sydney in the heart of the Hunter Region and is bordered by a stunning coastline. A booming foodie hub with a thriving arts scene and fantastic shopping make Newcastle a vibrant cosmopolitan city. The city's East End is home to emerging artists and boutique shopping from retro vinyl to handcrafted jewellery and unique homewares while its thriving dining scene has everything from hipster cafes to hatted restaurants and lively weekend markets. It's buzzing atmosphere with a big city feel and friendly village vibe.
Within an hour's drive are the amazing beaches of Newcastle and Port Stephens. From spectacular Stockton Beach to the family friendly Nobbys Beach and the surf hotspot of Merewether, the miles of pristine beaches have something for everyone. Close proximity to world-class wineries in the Hunter Valley, a world-heritage listed rainforest at Barrington Tops and Australia's largest saltwater lake, Lake Mcquarie add to the enormous lifestyle appeal of Newcastle.