Picture an island resort nestled among 100-year-old paperbarks protecting a narrow neck of land separating two lakes. Sounds too serene to be true?
Not if you visit Budgewoi, the resort village that divides Munmorah and Budgewoi lakes at the top of the Central Coast at Sydney’s northern gateway.
Sydney and Newcastle families have been holidaying at Budgewoi for generations...and little wonder. With abundant fishing and safe swimming lakes at your doorstep, and surf beaches within walking distance, the town presents the ideal package for a traditional Aussie seaside holiday.
The scenic attractions and tourist traps of Lake Macquarie and the rest of the Central Coast are to the immediate north and south.
The John Slade Rotary Park, on the north-eastern shoreline of Budgewoi Lake, not only offers picnickers a well-shaded BBQ area, but absorbing views across the water to the Toukley golf course.
Curiously, in an area noted as an aquatic playground, the name Budgewoi is taken from the local Aboriginal word for 'young grass'.