A peaceful village at the mouth of the Karuah River, the western end of Port Stephens. Since the Pacific Highway bypass opened in late 2004, Karuah has reinvented itself as a service town. Karuah is 2 and a quarter hours north of Sydney. The residents welcome visitors and provide a range of businesses to service your visit. From the short "driver reviver" stop to that short break or a well-earned holiday, Karuah has a diverse range of accommodation and restaurants and cafes.

Sitting either side of the Karuah River, the village is linked by the old Pacific Highway. The river provides focus on recreational activities for residents and visitors. Relax in a riverside park complete with wharf, tidal pool, and view adjacent wetlands and oyster farms.

The town also has an excellent golf course and the newly appointed RSL hosts lawn bowls. The river is also a popular fishing spot and the area is awash with stories of the big Jewfish that didn't get away. Each October sees the Karuah Oyster and Timber Festival, featuring oyster opening, wood chopping, markets, music and "duck" racing.

Temperatures for Karuah

Karuah has moderate summer temperatures. The summer high temperature for Karuah is approximately 28 °c. The summer low temperature is approximately 15 °c.

Karuah has mild winter temperatures. The winter high temperature for Karuah is approximately 17 °c. The winter low temperature is approximately 4 °c.


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