Budgewoi ( known to mean 'Young Grass' ) has been a popular family holiday destination for many years. It is situated towards the northern end of the Central Coast, nestled between Lake Munmorah and Tuggerah Lakes. Nearby are the townships of Lake Munmorah, Toukley and Norah Head.
Budgewoi ever growing, has numerous cafes and restaurants, most offering alfresco dining and take-away options. For those who are wanting to simply relax and unwind, you might like to sit peacefully by the river sipping a latte or enjoy a sensational seafood meal as the local pelican population sail by. Families can enjoy a picnic at the popular John Slade Rotary Park located on the eastern side of the bridge, which has great barbeque facilities and terrific play equipment for the kids. For the energetic, there is a bike track running along the picturesque foreshore from the neighbouring suburb of Buff Point, that continues on over the bridge south towards Toukley ( Darren Smith Memorial Cycleway ).
Budgewoi has something to offer everyone and is a very popular with water sport enthusiasts alike. Not only offering boating, windsurfing, fishing and waterskiing, but the lake also plays host to annual Australian F1 Superboat Series. When in season, prawning is also very popular. Take time to enjoy swimming or surfing at one of the many beautiful beaches that can be found along the coastline. To the north you will find the Munmorah State Conservation Area, a favourite for campers and bushwalkers wanting to get away from it all.
Close by are two local clubs - The Budgewoi Soccer Club & Hali Bowling Club, which are a hive of activity. Accommodation is plentiful and caters to all budgets, ranging from motels to caravan & tourist parks.
Hibiscus Lakeside Motel
Diamond Head Drive
Budgewoi Holiday Park