For a holiday by a beautiful lake and a sparkling ocean, Swansea is a popular choice. The town is on a narrow strip of land between Lake Macquarie and the Pacific Ocean. Enjoy gorgeous beaches, sandy inlets, calm lake waters and ocean waves, and enchanting Wallarah National Park.

You’ll find plenty of waterfront accommodation options in and around Swansea to suit various budgets, from luxury resorts and hotels to holiday homes and cottages and holiday parks. Choose from a range of restaurants too, with some offering spectacular ocean or lake views.

Fishing from Sand Islands, Swansea Channel, Lake Macquarie

Swansea is close to the soft sands of Blacksmiths, Caves and Catherine Hill Bay beaches. Blacksmiths is popular with families. Explore sea caves at low tide at Caves Beach, which also has picnic and barbecue facilities. Snorkellers and divers will be delighted with the shipwrecks in Catherine Hill Bay.

A great spot for rock fishing is at Pinny Beach in the National Park. The Coastal walking track is a great way to experience the beauty of Wallarah or explore forest trails on a mountain bike. For high-speed thrills, you can ride on a jet boat on the lake or in the ocean with JetBuzz Watersports.


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  1. Opera Hunter presents The Sound of Music

    Wednesday 27 June 2018 to Sunday 08 July 2018 , Warners Bay

    Opera Hunter proudly presents Rodgers and Hammerstein's classic masterpiece, The Sound of Music. Come along and enjoy the timeless music and the inspiring story of the Von Trapp family singers. With a cast including some of the Hunter's f…

    27 Jun - 08 Jul
  2. NSW Surf Life Saving Championships

    Event dates to be confirmed: February 2019 , Swansea

    The NSW Surf Life Saving Championships will be hosted by Swansea Belmont Surf Life Saving Club. The State's premier surf event attracts tens of thousands of people to the Hunter region, with more than 7,000 competitors from all over NSW,…

    23 Feb - 10 Mar