Newcastle - NSW 2290

Gateshead is a suburb located in the Hunter Region of New South Wales, Australia. It falls within the postcode 2290. Gateshead is situated on the eastern shores of Lake Macquarie, approximately 15 kilometers south of the city of Newcastle. The suburb is primarily residential, offering a mix of housing options including detached houses, townhouses, and apartments.

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Is Gateshead NSW a good suburb?

The area surrounding Gateshead was originally inhabited by the Awabakal Aboriginal people. European settlement began in the 19th century, and the suburb was named after Gateshead, a town in Tyne and Wear, England. The exact year of establishment is not specified, but residential development in the area occurred from the mid-20th century onwards. Gateshead is well-serviced with amenities and facilities. It has a local shopping center that caters to daily needs, as well as various parks and reserves for recreational activities. The suburb is also in close proximity to Lake Macquarie, providing residents with opportunities for boating, fishing, and water sports. Transportation in Gateshead is convenient, with regular bus services connecting the suburb to neighboring areas and the Newcastle CBD. The nearby Pacific Highway offers easy access to other parts of the region by car.

Schools near Gateshead

Gateshead has several schools within its boundaries. Wiripaang Public School and Lakeside School is a coeducational primary school, serving years K-6, Hunter Sports High School is a Catholic school serving years K-6, while  St Paul’s Primary School is a co-educational school comprising of Pre Kindergarten to Year 6, and St Mary’s Catholic College is a co-educational Years 7 – 12 Secondary College.

Gateshead Properties For Rent

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

FAQs About Living in Gateshead NSW

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

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