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WollongongNew South Wales
View at Coledale from The Powerhouse Museum.jpg
A view at Coledale, circa 1900.
Coledale is located in New South Wales
Location in New South Wales
Population 1,260 (2016 census)
Postcode(s) 2515
LGA(s) City of Wollongong
State electorate(s) Keira
Federal Division(s) Cunningham
Suburbs around Coledale:

Coledale is a small sea-side village approximately 18 kilometres (11 mi) north of Wollongong along the Princes Highway in New South Wales, Australia. It is part of the City of Wollongong and lies between Wombarra and Austinmer.

Coledale has several shops on the main road as well as a RSL club, public hall, fire station, public hospital with an aged care unit. Coledale's shops include a newsagent (that triple times as cafe & gift store), a more comprehensive gift store (sister to the cafe), selling furniture and homeware items can be found diagonally opposite on the main road. There is also a beauty salon, hair dresser and fish & chip shop. Further along the road there is another cafe/restaurant (Cole Coast) and a bottle shop. Coledale also has a small public school with good views of Coledale beach.

Coledale also has a playing field for soccer, cricket and netball: St. James Park is the home ground for the Coledale Waves (formerly known as the Coledale Rosebuds) soccer teams. This was where Kerryn McCann often trained as she lived close by.


Coledale has two sandy beaches: Coledale Beach to the north of the village which is patrolled during summer and Sharkey's Beach to the south, a popular surfing spot. In the summer months Coledale Lifesaving Club runs Nippers every 2nd Sunday on Coledale Beach.


Coledale railway station is located halfway up Cater Street, off Lawrence Hargrave Drive. The station is operated by NSW TrainLink.

A panorama overlooking Sharkey's beach facing south in the direction of the Headlands Hotel, which is an easy 20-30 minute walk from the Coledale shops. There is also well maintained cycle route that will allow for an off-road journey all the way into Wollongong. This route does break up a little between Thirroul & Bulli, but in the summer months it is easy to find your way if you follow other cyclists.
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