The largest town in the region, Charlestown is a busy hub halfway between Lake Macquarie and Newcastle, and is home to Charlestown Square, the largest shopping centre in The Hunter. Charlestown is close to the beautiful Glenrock State Conservation Area and is also a stop on the famous Great North Walk.
The Pacific Highway runs through the centre of Charlestown leading north and south, this provides easy access to Newcastle and the Port Stephens area or down to Gosford through to Sydney. Charlestown offers a number of recreational activities such as sporting fields, netball courts, sports clubs and pubs, library, a heated swimming pool, dance studios and a neighboring golf course, all support the community and provide the necessary services.
Charlestown is flanked by the charming township of Warners Bay, where a shared path alongside the shimmering blue lake is perfect for walking, cycling and rollerblading. The 9km route between Lions Park in Eleebana and Lake Macquarie City Art Gallery in Booragul is part of a network that loops around the lake.
The continuing development growth of Charlestown, is securing it to be the largest business centre within the Lake Macquarie City.