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Pindimar, NSW

Pindimar is a small village located in the Mid-Coast Council local government area of New South Wales, Australia. It is situated on the northern shore of Port Stephens, approximately 155 kilometres north of Sydney and 50 kilometres northeast of Newcastle.

dolphins at Pindimar, NSW

With a population of around 336 residents, this charming village is surrounded by pristine bushland and is located on the northern shore of Port Stephens, just a stone’s throw away from the bustling city of Sydney.

The name “Pindimar” holds a special meaning, as it comes from the Worimi language spoken by the local Indigenous people, and translates to “Black Possum” in English. The Worimi people have called the Port Stephens area home for thousands of years, and their language and culture remain an important part of the community today.

Despite its small size, Pindimar has a fascinating past. In the early 1900s, the village was proposed as the site for a major port city, with grand plans for farming lots, industrial zones, educational facilities, and even a cathedral and golf links. The proposed development also caught the attention of the Pacific Fleet, with Admiral of the Fleet, Viscount Jellicoe suggesting Pindimar as the ideal site for a naval base in 1919. Although the proposal was ultimately rejected, the village did become home to a shark-catching and processing station in 1927, which was later converted into an ice factory.

From its Indigenous heritage to its grand development plans and unique industries, Pindimar near Karuah and Tea Gardens is a village with a rich and diverse history that is waiting to be explored.

Nearest Airport: Taree

Where to stay?


  • Rural/Country
  • Nature based
  • Relaxation

Popular Activities

  • Kayaking
  • Swimming
  • Fishing
  • Beach

About Pindimar

  • Locality: Urban locality
  • Pindimar Postcode: 2324
  • State: New South Wales
  • Region: North Coast NSW
  • Latitude: -32.68415
  • Longitude: 152.09814
  • Elevation: 5m
  • Population: 336
  • Median Income: $30524
  • Area (Sq/km): 30.903
  • Timezone: Australia/Sydney

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