Cardiff is a little suburb to the north west of Newcastle and is part of Lake Macquarie. Its borders include Glendale, Garden Suburb and Hillsborough, while Macquarie Hills separates Cardiff from the lakeside suburbs of Warners Bay and Boolaroo.
Not far from the modernised train station is the main street of Cardiff, which includes specialty shops, cafes and restaurants, as well as two large supermarkets.
“CARDIFF RAILWAY STATION IS ONE OF THE FEW LAKE MACQUARIE RAILWAY STATIONS INCLUDED ON THE SYDNEY EXPRESS TRAIN’S SCHEDULE OF STOPS.”
Cardiff was once called Winding Creek after the stream that runs through the suburb. Later it was changed to Lymington, but this confused the postal services since there was already a town with a similar name elsewhere. Home to a large number of Welsh settlers, the area was eventually renamed Cardiff after the capital of Wales.