Fun family activities
For a great family getaway, visit Warners Bay and enjoy fun activities on the beautiful foreshore of Lake Macquarie. The Warners Bay Foreshore shared path is ideal for cycling, rollerblading and walking, and there’s a children’s playground with swings and slides.
About Warners Bay
A delightful waterside destination for a family holiday, Warners Bay is on the northeast side of beautiful Lake Macquarie and only two hours’ drive north of Sydney. Australia’s largest coastal saltwater lake is perfect for water sports, including sailing, kayaking and fishing.
With a gorgeous foreshore, Warners Bay is ideal for cycling, rollerblading, walking and jogging. The Warners Bay Foreshore is an 8.9km shared path from Lions Park to the Lake Macquarie City Art Gallery, which has a sculpture park, exhibitions and fine collections, including paintings by William Dobell, one of Australia’s greatest artists who lived and the worked by the lake at Dobell House.
The 380-metre-long raised Red Bluff Boardwalk at the southern end of the path winds over the tranquil waterway. Picnics in pretty parks along the foreshore are popular, too. You’ll also find a tasty selection of cafes. The spectacular views from the foreshore attract thousands of runners every year for the Lake Macquarie Running Festival, a half marathon, fun run and kids scamper.
You can hire a bicycle from Automatic Bike Hire at Warners Bay or from Lake Mac Kayak and Bike Hire, a mobile hire service, and enjoy pedalling along the path. The kids will love a stop at the Lake Macquarie Variety Playground at Speers Point. For an indoor adventure, go to Xtreme Karts Warners Bay and race the stylish electric go karts. Kids must be at least 140cm to race.