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Lake Macquarie Area


Adventure holidays at Lake Macquarie

Lake Macquarie and its excellent ocean beaches as well as nearby Watagan Mountains National Park provide plenty of opportunities for an action and adventure holiday. Bushwalk, horse-ride, 4WD or cycle in the mountains, snorkel, dive and surf at the beach.

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Lake Macquarie Area

The largest coastal saltwater lake in Australia, Lake Macquarie is an aquatic playground, perfect for a relaxing holiday. Take your pick of experiences from cruising on the lake to mountain walks, great lakeside dining and shopping.   

Linking the lake, beaches and mountains are more than 90 villages including Warners Bay, Swansea and Belmont, offering great surfing spots and heritage-listed towns throughout the area.

It's ON! in Lake Macquarie

Take in the beauty of Lake Macquarie with a wide range of exciting events in 2015.

The town showcases its spectacular natural setting with cultural festivals and sporting contests held on and around the lake.

Enjoy a wide range of water-based sporting activities during Lakefest from 21 - 27 February.

Click to view all upcoming Lake Macquarie events.

It's ON! Accommodation Deals from $165

Take advantage of great accommodation deals to experience the range of events in Newcastle, the Hunter Valley and Lake Macquarie.

Choose from lakeside, beachfront or vineyard accommodation starting from just $165 per room per night.

Located within driving distance of each other, you can stay overnight in one city, watch an event in another and dine in a third.

Click to view all accommodation deals in Newcastle, the Hunter Valley and Lake Macquarie.

Local areas

  • Belmont Belmont in NSW is home to the wonderful Belmont Golf Club. also lists accommodation in Belmont,
  • Charlestown Charlestown is a key town centre at the northern end of Lake Macquarie.
  • Morisset Morriset is a gateway to the Watagan Mountains.
  • Swansea Swansea is an energetic Lake Macquarie town with wonderful boating.
  • Toronto Toronto is a peaceful township and commercial hub of the Westlakes region.
  • Warners Bay A scenic lakeside suburb that offers a great lifestyle with a vibrant cultural precinct.

Explore Lake Macquarie Area