Exciting experiences

From skydiving and jet boats to surfing and wreck diving, Lake Macquarie is an exciting destination for adventure. Sailing, kayaking and fishing are popular, too. Deep-sea fishing charters depart for the ocean from the lake, which is twice as big as Sydney Harbour.

  • JetBuzz Watersports
  • Skydive Newcastle

Wonderful adventure in the Lake Macquarie region

Discover unforgettable experiences in the Lake Macquarie region, less than two hours’ drive from Sydney on the NSW North Coast. Lake Macquarie is Australia’s largest coastal saltwater lake and perfect for water sports, including sailing, kayaking and fishing.

Zoom across the waterway in a jet boat with JetBuzz Watersports. Your heart will race as the boat fishtails, spins and power brakes. On the Ocean Extreme Adventure, ride the jet boat into the ocean for amazing feats on waves. You can also venture into open waters on a deep-sea fishing trip.

For an aerial thrill and spectacular panoramic views, leap out of a plane more than 4km above the magnificent lake in a tandem skydive with Skydive Newcastle. You’ll freefall at speeds of more than 200 km/h for about a minute before the parachute opens and you float gently to the ground.

Rathmines Catalina Festival - Lake Macquarie Area

At the annual Rathmines Catalina Festival you can ride in a seaplane, taking off and then landing on the lake. The festival and air show honour the former Royal Australian Air Force base at Rathmines, the largest base for flying boats in the Southern Hemisphere during the Second World War.

At low tide you can explore on foot the sea caves at Caves Beach, near Swansea. For an underwater adventure, go scuba diving at the shipwrecks off Catherine Bay Hill, just south of Wallarah National Park, a popular area for rock fishing, surfing, mountain bike riding and bushwalking. You’ll find plenty more exhilarating bushwalks, including in the Heaton State Forest in the Watagan Mountains.

  1. Arrive First Class

    Arrive First Class

    Introducing the two biggest H2 Hummer limousines, super stylish Chrysler 300C limousines, Chrysler 300C saloons, an original split screen kombi, and 13 seater minibuses available for hire at Arrive First Class. They...

  2. JetBuzz Watersports

    JetBuzz Watersports

    When you’re looking for the ultimate thrill ride in Lake Macquarie, New South Wales, you’re looking for JetBuzz! With JetBuzz Watersports Lake Macquarie you will experience the beautiful Lake at a speed of...

  3. Lake Mac Kayak & Bike Hire

    Lake Mac Kayak & Bike Hire

    Lake Mac Kayak and Bike Hire is a totally mobile hire service operating seven days a week from sunrise to sunset all year round. They will come to where you want to paddle or bike ride from and can also be dropped to...

  4. Skydive Newcastle

    Skydive Newcastle

    Skydive Newcastle is located only one hour 40 minutes from Sydney, or half an hour drive from Newcastle. Skydive Newcastle will show you a breathtaking views over Newcastle, Lake Macquarie, Hunter Valley, and the...

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