6.9 out of 10

Cooranbong

Ranked 34th best suburb in Hunter
-33.0465077902207 151.428265441801
Great for
  • Peace & Quiet
  • Safe & Sound
  • Clean & Green
  • Internet Access
  • Neighbourly Spirit
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  • Families with kids
  • Professionals
  • Retirees
  • Singles
  • Country Lovers

Reviews

1/5
Sep 10, 2019

"Jo"

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4/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
Sep 10, 2019

"Its nice"

Been living there most of my life, and its not to bad and to good. Wiss Liberal weren't tightarses and put optic fibre to houses.
Recommended for
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
1/5
Sep 10, 2019

"No"

No
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  • Singles
joeb18
joeb18 stop it with the smurfs.
Sep 10, 2019
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1/5
Jul 29, 2019

"Live here if you want to get stabbed!"

I have lived in Cooranbong for over 3 years. I am moving back to Bankstown this year. I had a fight with my neighbour (who I believe went to Avondale school as a teacher) He pulled out a knife and I got my gun (Kar98). Several car crashes have happened outside my house. (I live on the main road). Don't go here trust me. The school called 'Avondale' has terrible students who are very loud when they brawl on my front yard. Goodbye Cooranbong, Hello West-Sydney!
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  • Singles
joeb18
joeb18 mate, i know you and you don't live in the bong and you are salty because this has better ratings then where you come from.
Sep 10, 2019
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3/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
Mar 13, 2019

"A small town, everyone knows everyone, buses suck!"

I lived in the ‘bong most of my life. Once you move there it’s hard to escape, haha, everyone ends up knowing you and 98% of the people who live there are really friendly people. I have now moved away from there but still visit from time to time and they still know me by name.

The bad side to Cooranbong is that life without a car is pretty sucky to get around. The bus service is unreliable and most of the time if you want to be out earlier then 6:30am and later then 7pm on a week day or early then about 10am and later then about 4pm on a Saturday, then you have to rely on a taxi (expensive), Uber (hardly ever available in the bong) or family and friends with a car (depends on how supportive they are, this is your best bet).

But other then that, Cooranbong is a good place and has a few local attractions, like churches (known for SDA churches, we have 3 in Cooranbong alone!), The Elephant Shop (AMAZING variety of crystals and other fantastic gifts), access to the Watagan Mountains, Aladdin’s (although not longer called that, it’s the takeaway shop near The Elephant Shop). Yeah, you could say Cooranbong is amazing...
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  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 5/5
  • Parking 5/5
  • Cost of Living 5/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 4/5
2yrs+

"Moved from Sydney..and loving it."

In 2015 we moved to Cooranbong, and my one regret is that I wish had done it years earlier. We have a couple of acres but are within walking distance of Cooranbong shops and less than 10 mins from both Morisset and Dora Creek. Our little girl loves the local public school, it's like a country school with the best principal we have ever come across. I can't comment on the local high school because I have had no involvement with it, we are still deciding where to choose for our daughter when the time comes.

My wife and I hail from Sydney, and we love restaurants and eating out. We have found really good Italian, Thai, Indian, Chinese and of course seafood options. You won't get the sheer volume of restaurants that you get in Sydney, and it takes a bit of research, but there are hidden gems. Sadly, we have not found a Vietnamese restaurant yet. My wife is an Aldi fan so she goes to Toronto (18 mins away) but there are supermarkets in Morisset. Also Westfield is about 20 mins south and Kotara is about 30 mins North.

Being so close to Lake Macquarie (about 10 minutes) is fantastic, you get the lake breezes in the afternoon, and it has also enabled us to buy a boat and keep it moored on the lake. It's a fraction of the price of Sydney Harbour and not so crowded. On the other side of Cooranbong are the Watagans, and I think that Cooranbong being between the two contributes to the great climate and the overall lush green look of the place. We are not religious so I was a bit worried about that, because it is a big SDA area, but the people have been really friendly.

It's only 5km to Dora Creek train station or Morisset is also close.

I think the area is changing, there are some large housing estates being built, but for now this place is still a paradise.
Pros
  • Close to Lake Macquarie
  • Close to Watagan National Park
  • friendly
  • Quiet
  • rural
Recommended for
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  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Tourists
  • Country Lovers
  • Beach Lovers
Emma Daisy
Emma Daisy Yeah, sadly, no Vietnamese restaurants close by Cooranbong,. There is one in Cardiff maybe
Mar 13, 2019
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5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 1/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 1/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 2/5
  • Shopping Options 1/5
  • Gym & Fitness 1/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 5/5
  • Parking 5/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 1/5
  • Medical Facilities 1/5
  • Schools 1/5
  • Childcare 1/5
2yrs+

"A friendly town where people care"

Still a nice small rural town, very low crime rate, very friendly people, lots of green trees and grass around
Pros
  • Quiet
  • friendly
  • rural
Cons
  • Lack of dining options
  • Closes on sat due to a lot of Adventists
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Country Lovers
5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Parking 5/5
  • Cost of Living 5/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 5/5
2yrs+

"A small town that is growing fast"

Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Tourists
  • Students
  • Country Lovers

Unranked Streets in Cooranbong

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