Redhead is a coastal suburb of the city of Lake Macquarie in New South Wales. It is famous for the Redhead Beach that boasts stunning cliffs and sand dunes. The beach stretches for about 11 kms and is backed by sand dunes. It can easily be accessed from the towns of Charlestown and Newcastle. Hunter Valley to Charlestown is a driving distance of about 130 kms, while Sydney to Charlestown is 150 kms and can be covered in roughly 2 1/2 hours.
If you have read my previous posts, you will know that I was on a road trip with a friend in New South Wales. We had rented a compact SUV in Sydney and had driven through the Blue Mountains, Capertee Valley, Mudgee and Quirindi to finally arrive in Charlestown. Our initial plan was to stay in Charlestown and explore the Stockton Sand Dunes, Lake Macquarie and Redhead beach from there. However, rain and storm completely destroyed our plans and we were confined to our hotel room for most part of the stay! The weather cleared out only on the day of our departure and before driving back to Sydney, we drove to the Redhead beach and walked to the sand dunes. We also went to the ocean pools in Charlestown. Just before Sydney, we stopped for lunch at Ikea and indulged in chocolates at the Lindt chocolate factory outlet. The outlet is a must do and if you are lucky and there is a sale going on, you can buy Swiss chocolate bars for AU$1 each! Here is the address for reference: 16 Hollinsworth Rd, Marsden Park NSW 2765, Australia.