Lake Macquarie Area attractions

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  1. Alexanders picnic area

    Locals love this spot, and who could blame them? At the southern end of Awaba Bay Foreshore walk, Alexanders picnic area provides a peaceful and very pretty area for walkers to rest on the trail. Listen to the frogs calling from the nearby …

  2. Dobell House

    Dobell House is the home and studio of Sir William Dobell, one of Australia's greatest artists, on the shores of beautiful Lake Macquarie. Explore Sir William's unique home with its original furniture, personal memorabilia and family memen…

  3. Springloaded Trampoline Park

    Springloaded Trampoline Parks were born from a passion for fun, fitness and skill development. With strong roots in the sport of gymnastics, founder John Reynolds wanted to provide an exciting avenue for individual expression, a place where…

  4. Caves Beach

    Caves Beach is well known for its namesake - a network of sea caves at the southern end of the beach, which can be explored at low tide. Caves Beach has well maintained barbecue facilities and a picnic area. Bring the family down to Caves …

  5. Boarding House Dam Picnic Area

    A popular picnic spot with daytrippers in summer, Boarding House Dam picnic area offers all the amenities, as well as local history, paddling, and hiking opportunities. Boarding House Dam picnic area is a must-see starting point for any tri…

  6. Awaba Bay Foreshore Walk

    Discover why the locals love living here and take Awaba Bay Foreshore walk. Listen to the birds first thing in the morning, enjoy the views of the sparkling lake, and feel the cool breeze off the water on a warm day. You’ll hear the call o…

  7. Watagans National Park

    Watagans National Park, one hour from Newcastle, offers stunning wilderness right on your doorstep: hiking, biking, lookouts, and quiet campgrounds for longer escapes. Watagans National Park boasts some of the country’s finest rainforest s…

  8. Circuit Walking Track

    Starting at the Boarding House Dam picnic area, Circuit walking track offers you an easy hike along the creek as it threads through pristine native rainforest. Stroll beneath blue gums, grey myrtle and turpentine, keeping an eye out for lyr…

  9. Morisset picnic area

    Enjoy a family picnic on the foreshore, bring along a fishing line and try your luck. The area is also great for spotting sea eagles and cormorants. Be sure to remind the kids to keep an eye out for sea turtles along the shore, too. This op…

  10. Monkey Face lookout

    Monkey Face lookout offers one of the best vantage points in the park, with sweeping views east across the Martinsville Valley. Cameras are a must here, and binoculars are a good idea too – you’ll want to take advantage of the terrific bird…

  11. The Elephant Shop

    Visit The Elephant Shop and travel through South America, with carefully selected crystals and artefacts that nature has splendidly created. Globetrotting across to North Africa and the ancient region of Egypt creates another dimension for …

  12. Lake Macquarie City Art Gallery

    Lake Macquarie City Art Gallery is an exceptional cultural and tourist destination. Beautifully located on the shores of Lake Macquarie, the unique precinct embraces expansive leafy grounds, a sculpture park and an award-winning exhibition …

  13. Xtreme Karts Warners Bay

    Xtreme Karts Warners Bay is an adrenaline filled, action packed, indoor electric go kart facility in Warners Bay. Their Electric Sodi Karts can reach 70 kilometres per hour and handle like a dream. The facility offers live lap screens and a…

  14. Burwood Trail

    From high on the escarpment, you can look down at historic Burwood Colliery. It was first excavated in the 19th century, around 1861. It’s now well-preserved and part of the State Heritage register. Listen for the call of bellbirds. Look fo…

  15. Muirs Lookout

    Muirs Lookout at Jilliby State Conservation Area displays amazing scenic views from the Watagan Range overlooking neighbouring townships. No trip to Jilliby State Conservation Area would be complete without taking the time to enjoy awe-insp…

  16. Ella Bache Charlestown

    The warm friendly team at Ella Baché Charlestown welcomes you to their beautiful and tranquil salon, where professional and passionate Beauty Therapists will pamper you from head to toe. Take away your stress and worries so you can escape f…

  17. Finite Gallery

    Finite Gallery was established by Leslie Duffin in 2013. Originally situated in a former service station, Finite Gallery relocated in 2015, moving across the road into more modern spacious premises with plenty of parking spaces and excellen…

  18. Yuelarbah Walking Track

    Part of the Great North walk that stretches 250 kilometres from Newcastle to Sydney, the Yuelarbah walking track is one of the highlights of Glenrock State Conservation Area. Commencing at the wheelchair accessible raised boardwalk, the sc…

  19. Lake Macquarie Variety Playground

    Take the kids to the award winning Lake Macquarie Variety Playground at Speers Point Park. This fully fenced two hectare playground caters to the needs of children of all ages and abilities. Highlights of the playground are the nine metre …

  20. Wangi Circuit Walking Track

    This serene bushwalk through towering trees gives you the feeling you’re a million miles away from the suburbs, though it’s not too far away at all. Listening to the birds feeding on the eucalypt blossoms, looking up at the huge eucalypts, …