Warners Bay, New South Wales

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Warners Bay
NewcastleNew South Wales
Coordinates 32°58′55″S 151°39′04″E / 32.982°S 151.651°E / -32.982; 151.651Coordinates: 32°58′55″S 151°39′04″E / 32.982°S 151.651°E / -32.982; 151.651
Population 7,457 (2011)[1]
 • Density 930/km2 (2,410/sq mi)
Postcode(s) 2282
Area 8 km2 (3.1 sq mi)
Location
LGA(s) City of Lake Macquarie
Parish Kahibah
State electorate(s) Charlestown
Lake Macquarie
Federal Division(s) Charlton
Shortland
Suburbs around Warners Bay:
Speers Point Lakelands Cardiff South
Lake Macquarie Warners Bay Hillsborough
Charlestown
Eleebana Eleebana Mount Hutton

Warners Bay is a suburb of the City of Lake Macquarie in New South Wales, Australia, and is located 15 kilometres (9 mi) from Newcastle's central business district on the eastern side of Lake Macquarie. It was named after Jonathan Warner, who settled the area.

The population of Warners Bay was 7,009 as at the 2006 census, with in excess of 615 businesses operating in the area. Warners Bay High School is the local high school.

Areas of interest[edit]

There are two main areas where most of the businesses in Warners Bay are situated. Near the lake foreshore there is a variety of local businesses such as cafes and restaurants with alfresco dining, the "Centro" shopping centre, specialty shops, boutiques and a post office.

The other is a large sized industrial estate situated along Hillsborough and Macquarie roads. Here there is an ice rink, a ten pin bowling alley, multiple gymnasiums and many bulk item stores including furniture stores and gardening centres.

The lakeshore has become a hub for recreational activity, both onshore and water based. Picnics, sailing and paddle-boating are all popular activities. A shared bike and walking path, which runs from the Art Gallery in Booragul to Green Point traverses the lake foreshore.

Sport[edit]

Warners Bay is home to a number of prestigious sporting clubs including the Warners Bay Bulldogs (AFL), Warners Bay Panthers (Football/Soccer) and Warners Bay/Cardiff Junior Cricket Club.

The Hunter Ice Skating Stadium is located in Warners Bay, and will host the IIHF 2008 Division II World Championships in April. The Hunter Ice Skating Stadium is home to the 3 times Australian Champions Newcastle North Stars Ice Hockey team, and the Newcastle Ice Skating Club, boasting several NSW and Australian champion skaters.

Scenes of Warners Bay[edit]

Foreshore walk and shopping strip 
Foreshore walk, viewing south 
Foreshore and public jetty, viewing north 

References[edit]

  1. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (31 October 2012). "Warners Bay (State Suburb)". 2011 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 16 February 2014. 

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