Newcastle - NSW 2284

Booragul is a suburb located in the Hunter Region of New South Wales, Australia. It is part of the local government area of Lake Macquarie City Council. Booragul is situated on the eastern shores of Lake Macquarie and is approximately 17 kilometers southwest of the city of Newcastle. Booragul is known for its natural beauty and recreational opportunities. The suburb is home to the popular Booragul Foreshore, a scenic area with parks, picnic spots, walking tracks, and a popular swimming spot called “Booragul Baths.” The lakefront location provides residents and visitors with opportunities for boating, fishing, and other water-based activities.

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Is Booragul NSW a good suburb?

The suburb of Booragul was established in the early 20th century. It was named after the indigenous Awabakal word “burragul,” which means “place of kangaroos.” The area has a mix of residential properties, including waterfront homes, family houses, and some rural pockets. Booragul is also known for its educational institutions. It is home to the Hunter School of the Performing Arts, a selective high school focused on music, dance, and drama. The suburb is also close to other educational facilities, including the University of Newcastle. Overall, Booragul offers a peaceful lakeside lifestyle with convenient access to urban amenities in nearby Newcastle.

Schools near Booragul

Booragul has several schools within its boundaries. Booragul Public School is a Coeducation primary school, serving years K-6, Five Islands School is a Special education school, while Lake Macquarie High School is a Coeducation secondary school, serving years 7-12, and St Paul’s Catholic College is a secondary school for students aged 11-18 years.

Booragul Properties For Rent

We have a number of properties available for rent in the Booragul area or surrounding suburbs. 

FAQs About Living in Booragul, NSW

Booragul is located within the local government area (LGA) of the City of Newcastle in New South Wales, Australia.

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