Adventure in Lake Macquarie

It’s not all about kicking back at Lake Macquarie. Sometimes you want to take things up a gear and get a little taste of adventure. See the lake at speed, paddle out to a remote sand island, go beneath the surface, abseil over a waterfall, race along a mountain bike trail and get a bird’s eye view from above.

Kayaking to sand islands on Lake Mac with Jetbuzz Watersports

By water or by land

Zip around the lake at a hair-raising 42 knots with a jet boat tour from JetBuzz Watersports. Experienced kayakers and those looking for a challenge can tackle the open water of Lake Macquarie to reach a pristine sand island. Or go deep below on one of the state’s best shore scuba dives.

Strap into a harness and step off the edge of a cliff to abseil down the 45m rock face of the majestic Gap Creek Falls in the Watagans National Park. At ground level, have fun on two wheels on one of the many mountain biking trails that wind through the national parks. For breathtaking 360-degree views, hike to the top of Mount Sugarloaf.

Matt Hall Racing - Australia's only Red Bull Air Race team

Up in the air

The only way to truly appreciate the size of Lake Macquarie is from the air. Take a scenic helicopter tour with Skyline Aviation Group or strap in for an exhilarating acrobatic joy flight with Matt Hall Racing. Feeling brave? Throw yourself out of a plane with Skydive Newcastle for a one-of-a-kind view. Just be sure to keep your eyes open.