Karuah is a small town located on the beautiful Karuah River at the north-western corner of Port Stephens. Karuah is 200km north of Sydney - a 2.5 hour drive.

In September 2004 the Karuah Bypass was opened and the Pacific Highway, with all its traffic and noise, no longer ran through the town. Today Karuah is once again a quiet community where life centres around the water with swimming, boating and fishing being very popular.

Be sure to visit Longworth Park - an ideal riverside picnic spot with a new children's playground. You can also enjoy a swim in the river pool.

Accommodation in Karuah includes motels, cabins and holiday/caravan parks.

For more information about Karuah call into The Karua Centre at 393 Tarean Road (or telephone Jean on 02-4987-0002) or visit - www.karuah.net - the local community website.


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Karuah Events & Festivals

Karuah Timber and Oyster Festival

An annual festival in April that features wood chopping, markets, music and boat racing.

Karuah River of Music Festival - 11-13 May 2012

Held in May each year. The 2012 Festival will be held on 11, 12 and 13 May. See - www.karuah.net - for details.


Karuah RSL River Fun Run - 6 May 2012

A 4km and 8km fun run will start at 10am at the Karuah Community Hall. Please telephone 02-4997-5204 for details.

Karuah to Tahlee Walk

Walk from Karuah to historic Tahlee Homestead (www.tahlee.org/historic/index.html). This guided walk takes a few hours and follows Old Acco Road.


Karuah Port Stephens river pool 

Karuah Port Stephens bridge 2

Karuah Port Stephens jetties

Karuah Longworth Park sign Port Stephens

Karuah Port Stephens playground Longworth Park

Karuah Port Stephens riverfront

Karuah Port Stephens gazebo

Karuah Port Stephens bridge 3

Karuah Port Stephens bridge