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Lake Macquarie Area

  • Sand Islands, Swansea Channel
  • Kids jumping off the Belmont Jetty at Lake Macquarie

Highlights

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.

Must Do

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.

Events

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Discover the beauty of Australia’s largest coastal saltwater lake as Lake Macquarie hosts 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. Explore this unique environment on a walking trail or by cycling along the city’s extensive network of off-road pathways. Take your pick of experiences from cruising on the lake to sailing, kayaking or fishing. Enjoy great waterfront dining where freshly caught seafood and exquisite Hunter wines feature heavily on the menu.

Local areas

  • Belmont Belmont in NSW is home to the wonderful Belmont Golf Club. VisitNSW.com 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

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Morning Mountain
Ellenborough Falls
Camden Haven River
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