Edgeworth might be on the western fringes of the second largest city in NSW, but, along with most Newcastle suburbs or nearby towns, it is not far in terms of time or distance from the action.
Edgeworth is only 20 minutes from the surf, from the northern reaches of Lake Macquarie and from the mountain forest parks.
Entry to the Newcastle-Sydney Freeway is only a dozen kilometres to the west and the drive to the Hunter Valley vineyards is just long enough to prepare the palette for a tasting sensation and a leisurely lunch. An hour to the north, the aquamarine waters and blindingly white sand beaches of Port Stephens beckon.
In short, Edgeworth is an appealing option as a base for a holiday in one of the state’s most diverse tourist regions.
Originally named Cocked Hat Creek for reasons long lost in the mists of time, the town was officially named Edgeworth in 1960 in honour of Antarctic explorer and prominent geologist William Tannat Edgeworth David who surveyed many of the Hunter Valley coal seams.