Budgewoi, NSW 2262

3.8(6 reviews)

Ranked 390th best suburb by locals in Sydney (Greater) Region, NSW

Great for

  • Parks and recreation
  • Parking
  • Safe and sound
  • Schools
  • Cost of living

Not great for

  • Nightlife

Who lives here?

  • Families With Kids
  • Professionals
  • Retirees
  • Singles
  • Tourists

Reviews of Budgewoi, NSW

Shaye Wallis real estate agent
Shaye Wallis
Wiseberry Heritage
25th May 2020

"Beach side suburb"

This beach side suburb is an ideal location for families and retirees wanting the best of both. Providing a coastal lifestyle but still within easy access to the M1 for convenience to travel to Sydney and Newcastle for work or a city fix.

The local primary school is on of the biggest in the areas and is currently in search of a new principal. With a small group of shops in Budewoi, there is no need to leave. Coles, pharmacies, bakery, butcher, medical centers, newsagent, dentists and petrol station to name a few. The Circle offers quiet cafe style options while Budgewoi Pub boasts both your typical pub style plus restaurant options.

One cannot talk about Budgewoi without mentioning our beautiful beaches, popular amongst local surfers, fishermen and families. Our iconic bridge provides another busy fishing spot. The aboriginal meaning of Budgewoi is "Meeting of Two Waters" and this says it all.

Who lives here?

  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
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Looking for a home in Budgewoi?

"Going downhill"

Just read the crime reports on the community Facebook page and decide for yourself.

Who lives here?

  • Families with kids
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"An ideal place to live"

I have lived in Budgewoi for 15 years now and we love the place.
Decent priced houses right next to the beach and lake. Close to schools, decent public transport, fairly central to Newcastle and Sydney this place has a good mix of owned and rental properties. Like most suburban areas there is some flaws with this area such as mobile reception in the area is not great, skate park needs rebuilding for the kids as it is terrible, and I wouldn't live too close to Coles as it seems to be a bit rougher there with graffiti etc.
This area is not upmarket but you can buy a decent house at an affordable price compared to the new estates of Hamlyn Terrace and Woongarrah.
I couldn't imagine living anywhere else at this stage.

Who lives here?

  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Tourists
  • Students
  • Beach Lovers
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"All good except"

I also like Budge. The only thing I dont agree with is mobile service - Vodafone sux. Telstra is good. With Vodafone, it was pot luck with reception. Other than this, the area is frienndly, alot of facilities, walks, talks and views.

Great for

  • All round o.k.

Not great for

  • Some spates of vadelism, youths and drink.

Who lives here?

  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Tourists
  • Country Lovers
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"With he beach, lake, just relax and kick back"

I have lived in Budgewoi since I was 7 years old, I am know in my mid 30's. I have watched Budgewoi grow slowly over these years, empty blocks dissappearing, shops improving, i can still remember my excitement when the skate ramp was built. I love walking along the lake paths to the beach or to local restaraunts. Most of all i love that Budgewoi is 45mins to Newcastle and 50mins to the southern end of the F3. I love my home town that much i have finally purchased my family home here

Who lives here?

  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
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Rentals in Budgewoi

"A nice place away from the hustle and bustle of Sydney"

Last Christmas, my partner, his family and I rented a holiday house next to Lake Budgewoi on the New South Wales North Coast. That was my first visit to Budgewoi and I was pleasantly surprised to find shops, Kmart, fishing shops and a mall within the town centre. Although there is the convenience of the mall, the town still had a sleepy feel to it.

Budgewoi is about just slightly over an hour's drive from Sydney. It is famous for its lake and is about a fifteen minutes drive to The Entrance. The house that we stayed at had direct access to the lake via the backyard. The lake is great for paddling but not so much for swimming or fishing. During that time, the water was pretty murky and dirty. I will recommend Budgewoi as a cheaper holiday alternative to The Entrance as it is quieter and away from the crowds.

Who lives here?

  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
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