Boolaroo Tourism

Visit Boolaroo - Best of Boolaroo

Boolaroo is a suburb of the city of Lake Macquarie, New South Wales, Australia, located 19 kilometres (12 mi) west of Newcastle's central business district in Lake Macquarie's West Ward. It was the epicenter of the 1989 Newcastle earthquake. Boolaroo borders a number of well-known towns and suburbs within the Lake Macquarie Region, including Warners Bay and Speers Point, and, for a small strip of land, fronts onto Lake Macquarie itself. Within Boolaroo is Cockle Creek railway station, a small station on the Central Coast & Newcastle Line. Also, Boolaroo previously housed a lead/zinc smelter, owned by the former Pasminco (now Zinifex) however the site has been cleared since the smelter ceased operations in 2003. Boolaroo is home to several churches, of various denominations, as well as Boolaroo Public School, a library, a cinema (which was partially destroyed in the 1989 Newcastle earthquake) and a number of shops, including a small supermarket and a military disposal store.


Is Boolaroo in Australia on your travel bucket list? This online travel guide is all you need to have before planning your trip. When planning a trip to Boolaroo, make sure you visit its near-by prime city of Sydney. Take a short trip from Boolaroo and set some time aside to explore the Sydney. Dotted with places like Sydney Opera House, Sydney Tower, The Rocks; it will definitely be a good idea. Also, to reach Boolaroo, you'll have to take a flight to Sydney; so its not really a detour. And even if it is, the city is worth paying at least a quick visit. A holiday in Boolaroo can generally be of 1-2 days.

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Facts and Stats for Boolaroo*

  • Pollution Statistics in Boolaroo

    Know the pollution level of Boolaroo before you plan your visit.

    • Air Pollution 22.62 (Low)
    • Water Pollution 36.76 (Low)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 29.41 (Low)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 30.88 (Low)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 14.71 (Very Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 23.44 (Low)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 15.79 (Very Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 15.63 (Very Low)
  • Boolaroo: Crime and Safety

    How safe is Boolaroo for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Boolaroo.

    • Burglary and Theft 25 (Low)
    • Mugging and Robbery 27.17 (Low)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 40 (Moderate)
    • Corruption and Bribery 41.25 (Moderate)
    • Car Stealing 16.3 (Very Low)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 35.23 (Low)
    • Attacks 36.25 (Low)
    • Drug offense 60.87 (High)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 81.25 (Very High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 51.04 (Moderate)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 41.25 (Moderate)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 17.5 (Very Low)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 53.95 (Moderate)
  • Living in Boolaroo - Quality of Life

    Quality of Life Index of Boolaroo is 205.74 (Very High)

    • Safety Index 63.83 (High)
    • Climate Index 96.66 (Very High)
    • Pollution Index 27.05 (Low)
    • Traffic Commute Time Index 28.67 (Low)
    • Cost of Living Index 77.83 (Moderate)
    • Health Care Index 85.19 (Very High)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 10.08 (Moderate)
    • Purchasing Power Index 144.4 (Very High)
    • Indices such as Quality of life, Climate & Healthcare index are good to be high whereas others such as Property price, Traffic & Cost of living Index are good to be low.

  • Cost for Essentials in Boolaroo

    Here's how much it will cost to shop in Boolaroo

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.12 USD
    • International Movie per seat 8.19 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 48.37 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 109.72 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 80.85 USD

*Stats and figures mentioned are crowd-sourced ​and subjected to change without notice.

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