Suburb Profile: Adamstown NSW


Suburb Profile: Adamstown NSW

Situated several clicks East of Newcastle’s CBD; Adamstown has slowly grown into one of the more sought after suburbs in Newcastle’s inner-district. The suburb’s origins remain similar to many others in the city, beginning as a large space for Mining housing. While being only a 10 minute drive to Merewether Beach – one of Australia’s official Surfing Reserves – Adamstown is also a stone’s throw away from Westfield Kotara, which has quickly become the one-stop hub shopping centre in Newcastle due to its rapid and ongoing expansion projects.

Those who live in Adamstown often take advantage of the Fernleigh Track; a community exercise track spanning over 15kms from Adamstown to Belmont. Not to mention the numerous hiking and Mountain Biking trails that lead from Fernleigh into the Glenrock National Park in the neighbouring Merewether Heights.

It’s an ideal spot for families as it’s an easy commute to the city and is also home to a number of quality schools, including the St Pius X High School, Adamstown Primary School and St Columba’s Primary School.

Less than 10km from the Newcastle CBD lies the suburb of Adamstown Heights. It is divided between the Lake Macquarie and Newcastle City LGAs.

Commuters are served by the train stations in Kotara and Adamstown, which are stops on the Central Coast & Newcastle Line.



The following Monthly data update for June 2019 is supplied by Your Investment Property Magazine.

Real Estate Property; Adamstown, Newcastle

Suburb Profile Report for Adamstown NSW (2289)

Apartment stock in this suburb ranges from older, rectangular block buildings built several decades ago, through to more modern off the plan apartments that are starting to become more prevalent in the area. Older apartments are more affordably priced, while buyers will pay a premium of up to $100k for a brand-new unit.

Adamstown House: Median price $715,500, Annual capital growth 8.50%, Number of sales 100, Weekly median advertised rent $470

Adamstown Unit: Median price $495,000, Annual capital growth 5.87%, Number of sales 38, Weekly median advertised rent $365

Suburb Profile Report Adamstown

Real Estate Property; Adamstown Heights, Newcastle

Suburb Profile Report for Adamstown Heights NSW (2289)

There is considerable demand in this market, with houses staying on the market for only around a month before being snapped up. Discount rates are staying below 5% as well. Meanwhile, prices are going up steadily with a strong average annual growth rate of over 5%, even though the rate seemed to slow as 2018 wound down.

Adamstown Heights House: Median price $725,000, Annual capital growth 6.47%, Number of sales 123, Weekly median advertised rent $495

Suburb Profile Report Adamstown Heights

Sport and Recreation: Adamstown and Adamstown Heights, Newcastle

Community Playgrounds

West End Park, Glebe Road

Address:              647 Glebe Rd, Adamstown NSW 2289

Activity:                Time Restricted Off Leash Areas for dogs, Sunrise to 9am, 5pm to sunset.

The Laneway Park, Fletcher Street, Adamstown

Address:              Muraban st, between Fletcher and Moira Streets, Adamstown NSW 2289

Activity:                Playground equipment including swings, slides and see-saw. Park benches and tables.

Belmore Street Childrens Park

Address:              Belmore St, Adamstown NSW 2289

Activity:                Playground equipment including swings, slides and see-saw. Park benches and tables.

Banksia Close Reserve

Address:              Banksia Close, Adamstown Heights 2289

Facilities:              Playground, Seating, Tables

Activity:                Banksia Close Reserve is located within walking distance to Fernleigh Track. This small park area has two swings shaded by trees and a picnic table.

Claremont Avenue Reserve

Address:              31 Randall Parade, Adamstown Heights 2289

Facilities:              Playground, Seating, tables and Oval area. Pathway through

Activity:                Claremont Avenue Reserve is a beautiful park located at the end of Randall Parade and within walking distance to Fernleigh Track.

Hudson Park

Address:              21 Cynthia Street, Adamstown Heights 2289

Facilities:              Parking, Playground, Seating, Tables

Activity:                Hudson Park is a lovely spot which offers a small playground with equipment including a fort with slide and monkey bar and a spring rider. There are several picnic tables and street parking is available.

Russell Reserve Playground

Address:              14A Russell Ave, Adamstown Heights NSW 2289

Facilities:              Playground, Seating, Tables

Sporting Facilities

Adamstown No. 1

Address:              Bryant Street, Adamstown 2289

Features:             Football (Soccer) Field

Facilities:              Toilets, Canteen, Dressing Sheds, Grandstand, Floodlights, Enclosed Grounds

Adamstown Ovals 2- 5

Address:              Melville Road, Bryant St, Popran St, Adamstown 2289

Features:             Football (Soccer) Field, Cricket Wicket (Turf Wicket)

Facilities:              Toilets, Canteen, Dressing Sheds, Floodlights

Adamstown Tennis Courts

Address:              Glebe Road & Bryant Street, Adamstown 2289

Features:             Tennis Court/s

Activity:                Enquiries on availability and bookings are managed by Adamstown Rosebuds Tennis Club Inc

Hudson Park

Address:              Lexington Pde, Adamstown Heights, 2289

Features:             Cricket Field (Concrete Wicket), Cricket Wicket (Turf Wicket), Touch Field

Facilities:              Toilets, Playground, Canteen, Dressing Sheds, Storage Room, Floodlights

Fernleigh Track

The Fernleigh Track is an attractive and popular 15km shared walking and cycling pathway from Adamstown to Belmont, created along the route of a former rail corridor in the Newcastle and Lake Macquarie regions of New South Wales.

It provides a pleasant travel route through a bushland setting with links along the way to adjoining residential communities. The track is a popular facility, used for both localised commuting and recreational purposes.

A recent addition to the Track is an outdoors Fitness station located at the Westwood Avenue, Adamstown Heights Entrance.

Photo by Lisa Hoar

Glenrock State Conservation Area, Entering at Yuelarbah Trail Car Park, Burwood Rd, Whitebridge.

Access from Fernleigh Track via Burwood Rd.

Yuelarbah walking track follows a 3.4km trail through the natural bush to Glenrock Lagoon, meeting up with the beach.  On the way down to the Lagoon you will travel adjacent to Flaggy Creek, through wet gullies and coastal rainforest, and if that’s not enough, you’ll pass two waterfalls, before coming to Leichhardt’s lookout which offers excellent views over Glenrock Lagoon. The area was host to coal mines, evidenced by the visible coal in the ground and the rusted rails and train wheels left in the rocks along the beach. Fitness with a history lesson. You can do a return trip back up to the car park or continue north along the beach, past Burwood Beach with a final destination at Merewether Ocean Baths and Merewether Beach.   From there you can continue all the way to Newcastle Beach following the Bather’s Way.

Neighbouring Suburbs

Newcastle Basketball Stadium

Address: 27 Young Road, BROADMEADOW NSW

Newcastle Basketball provides an inclusive, safe and friendly environment for participation in a variety of community activities with a primary focus on basketball.

McDonald Jones Stadium

Address: 294 Turton Rd, Broadmeadow NSW 2292

McDonald Jones Stadium, formerly known as Hunter Stadium, is the centrepiece of the Hunter Venues sports precinct. Originally known as the International Sports Centre, it was officially opened by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II on April 10, 1970.

Home to the Newcastle Knights Rugby League Team and Newcastle Jets A-League Team.

Newcastle International Hockey Centre

Address: 332 Turton Rd, Broadmeadow NSW 2292

Newcastle International Hockey Centre is Newcastle’s premier hockey venue with three water-based artificial turf surfaces.

Community Gardens

The Laneway Park, Fletcher Street, Adamstown

The Laneway Park is located in Fletcher Reserve off Fletcher Street in Adamstown and is a community garden for children.

Shopping Facilities: Adamstown and Adamstown Heights, Newcastle

Adamstown has a thriving business district with an ever growing number of small businesses along the main streets of Brunker Rd and Glebe Rd and surrounding side streets. Adamstown Business Group aims to promote the Adamstown area to businesses as a great place to set up their businesses.

Retail; Chemists, ATM Banking, Newsagency (Arts Supplies and Confectionary), Gift wares, Women’s Fashion, Children’s toys, Hairdressers and Barbers, Beauty Salons, Foodworks Supermarket, Butcher, Fruit and Vegetables, Australia Post, Accountants and a variety of Business to business enterprises.

Shopping Centres nearby include; Westfield Kotara (2.2kms, 6 mins), Charlestown Square (5.1km, 10 mins). Market town, Newcastle West (4.3km, 10 mins)

Entertainment: Adamstown, Adamstown Heights, Newcastle


Theatre on Brunker,

St. Stephens Church Hall, Brunker Road (adjacent to the Adamstown Post Office).

Theatre on Brunker is a community outreach program of St Stephens Adamstown supporting and encouraging the Newcastle Arts Community.

There are a variety cafes, restaurants and hotels in this area of Newcastle.

Pubs/Bars: Adamstown, Adamstown Heights, Newcastle

The Gates Hotel – A roomy, casual watering hole with a sports bar & covered terrace serving classic pub meals.

Nags Head Hotel – A modern and funky place to visit on any occasion, for all ages. With live entertainment every Friday and Saturday night, and a menu to tantalise the taste buds, offering relaxed and contemporary indoor/outdoor dining facilities with a fantastic, diverse menu 7 days a week. We also boast great new bar areas where we serve the freshest and coldest beer in town as well as offering outdoor smoking areas and TAB and keno services.

Restaurants/Cafes: Adamstown, Adamstown Heights, Newcastle

Brunker Road Strip:

Brunker Kebabs & Take-away – Kebabs, Hamburgers, Felafel

Harry’s Gourmet Pizza – you can eat the Freshest and most Mouth Watering Gourmet Pizzas, because each product is prepared onsite daily. They source local produce and can guarantee that they won’t be beaten in quality.

Asian Delight – Variety of food from South East Asian Cuisines.

Pekárna – (meaning “bakery” in Czech) is the home of artisan European baking in Adamstown.  All cakes and pastries are baked daily in-house using fresh ingredients from the local farmer’s market. The menu consists of savoury and sweet options, which you can takeaway or enjoy at one of the café tables.

Slice Gourmet Pizza Sensation – serves a wide variety of Healthy Slice Pizza, Italian Classic Pizza and Traditional Pizza. Eat-in, Takeaway or Home Delivered.

Mrs Lin’s Kitchen – Range of Asian food cooked to order.

Henny Penny Foods – Fried and BBQ chicken dishes, plus burgers, rolls and chips, in a long-running fast-food chain.

Cupcake Expresso – A cupcake lover’s ultimate destination! For those who are also Passionate, Dynamic and seriously into cupcakes.

Glebe Rd:

Goodness Me Organics Grocer and Café – Organic Goodness; All day Brekky, lunch, smoothies, coffee, sweet treats & more!

Stay and enjoy our eclectic arty café space which spills out into our garden courtyard. Our Chef and talented kitchen team prepare fresh and seasonal food everyday for eating in and taking away… we even have child friendly menu options! Our mission is food with flavour and we make our own condiments to ramp up the taste sensation of your meal.

Adam’s Ribs And Pizza – Hearty pizza & ribs in a cosy Italian joint with red-&-white tablecloths & chalkboard menus.

Cafe Habitat – Peaceful garden cafe in the grounds of Habitat Living. Cafe Habitat serves Glee coffee, light lunch options, snows patisserie and Mama-P treats!

Bryant St;

Mixed Spices Thai Restaurant (Newcastle United Sports Club)- Having moved to Adamstown in 2018, this restaurant is the culmination of decades of experience in first class Thai restaurants in Newcastle and the team at Mixed Spices Thai are very keen to help bring the best Thai food to Newcastle.

Fletcher St;

Fernleigh Café – Located just near the Adamstown end of the Fernleigh Track. With a philosophy to use as many, locally sourced free-range ingredients and products as possible.  Open for brekky and lunch and Tapas on Friday and Saturday nights. Extra nights during warmer weather.

King St;

Merewether Golf Club – Bistro; Looking for something that the whole family will enjoy? Head over to the Merewether Golf Club Bistro for lunch or dinner and enjoy quality food in great atmosphere.

Madison Drive;

Madison Kitchen + Bar (Mercure Charlestown) – With a seasonal menu and peaceful garden and city views from a refurbished restaurant and large outdoor terrace. Madison Kitchen + Bar is a great venue for casual dining, group functions or that private business dinner.

Clubs: Adamstown, Adamstown Heights, Newcastle

Adamstown Bowling Club – Glebe Rd, a small and friendly club where you can be a name and not just a number.  More than a bowling club, we are a community club supporting not just bowls but soccer, hockey and cricket. We welcome all sporting bodies and community groups to become part of the club.

Newcastle United Sports Club – We aim to create a friendly, safe and happy environment for our members and guests to enjoy all that our club offers. As a community club, we have many groups that call Newcastle United Sports home such as Adamstown RSL Sub Branch, Adamstown Men’s Probus Club plus sporting groups Adamstown Rosebud FC, Hamilton District and Newcastle Men’s Dart Teams and United Sports Social Golf club.

Merewether Golf Club – King St. The ideal location for your next golf experience. The club also offers wedding & reception event space as well as conference packages. Whether you’re looking for a casual social round or to play competition golf, we have something for everyone.​

Education: Adamstown, Adamstown Heights Newcastle

Primary Schools

Primary Schools within the suburb boundaries.

Public Schools

Please refer to The Department of Education for specific school designated intake areas according to your residential address.

Adamstown, Adamstown Heights;

Adamstown Public School – 1A Bryant St, Adamstown.

Belair Public School – 34 Carolyn St, Adamstown Heights.

Neighbouring Suburbs

Neighbouring Schools that may include Adamstown or Adamstown Heights in their Intake Areas;

Kotara South Public School – 150 Rae Cres, Kotara.

Merewether Public School – 6 Henry Street, Merewether.

New Lambton South Primary – St James Rd, New Lambton.

Kahibah Public School – Frith St, Kahibah.

Catholic Schools


St Columba’s Primary School – Cnr Lockyer St and Brunker Road.

Neighbouring Schools

St James’ Primary School – 30 Vista Parade, Kotara South.

Merewether Beach Holy Family Primary School – 19 Janet Street, Merewether.

Private Schools

Neighbouring Suburbs

Newcastle Grammar School – Park Campus, Cnr of Union St & Parkway Ave, Cooks Hill, 2300

Secondary Schools

NSW Public schools

Neighbouring Suburbs

Kotara High School – Lexington Parade, Adamstown Heights.

Newcastle High School – Parkway Ave, Newcastle West.

Merewether High School – Co-ed Selective Academic School – Chatham Rd, Broadmeadow, 2292

Hunter School of Performing Arts- Selective K-12 – Lambton Rd, Broadmeadow,

Catholic Schools

St Pius X High School, (Years 7-10) Park Avenue, ADAMSTOWN, 2289 Maybe Designated High School for Hamilton and nearby Primary schools

Neighbouring Suburbs

St Francis Xavier’s College (Senior College Years 11 & 12) – 286 Parkway Avenue, HAMILTON, 2303

Private Schools

Neighbouring Suburbs

Newcastle Grammar School – Park Campus, Cnr of Union St & Parkway Ave, Cooks Hill, 2300

Preschool Education

Adamstown Preschool – 13 Date St, Adamstown.

KU Bel Air Preschool – 38 Corriston Cres, Adamstown Heights.

Uniting Pre-school Adamstown Heights – 195 Northcott Drive enter via, Ellerslie Rd, Adamstown Heights

Neighbouring Suburbs

Henry Street Community Preschool – Henry St, Merewether (Located within the grounds of Merewether Public School).

Hamilton Community Pre-School – 108 Lindsay Street, HAMILTON

Frogstomp PreSchool – 80A Jenner Parade, Hamilton South

Early Childhood Learning Centres (Long Day Care)

Adamstown Community Early Learning and Preschool – 210 Gosford Rd, Adamstown

Kinda Kapers – 5 Buxton St, Adamstown

Neighbouring Suburbs

The Little Unicorn Early Education & Preschool Centre – 78–82 Brunker Road, Broadmeadow

Hamilton Child Care Centre – 207 Denison St, Hamilton

Kotara Montessori Childrens Centre – 19 Joanne St, Kotara.

Goodstart Early Learning Broadmeadow – 142 Broadmeadow Rd, Broadmeadow

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