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  1. 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 …

  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 mem…

  3. 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…

  4. Wallarah National Park

    Wallarah National Park, perfect for fishing, cycling, hiking, surfing and picnicking, is less than an hour’s drive from Newcastle and Gosford, yet completely remote. While you’re hiking along rugged cliff tops on Coastal walking track, ree…

  5. 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…

  6. 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…

  7. Redhead Beach

    Redhead Beach is at the northern end of a nine mile stretch of coastline, and is known for its stunning cliffs, rocky outcrops and shark tower. Redhead is patrolled in the warmer months, is home to the Redhead Surf Life Saving Club, and is…

  8. 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…

  9. 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…

  10. 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…

  11. Pelican Beach Road lookout

    Take in the golden sands and sapphire waters of Pelican Beach from Pelican Beach Road lookout. Look to the north to see Pelican Point, a picturesque hotspot for beach fishing, or turn your gaze southwards for views of The Entrance. As well…

  12. Leggy Point Loop Walking Track

    Leggy Point loop walking track weaves through open coastal forest with some jaw-dropping coastal views in Glenrock State Conservation Area. The walking track is ideal for active nature lovers with wildflower displays and opportunities for b…

  13. Catherine Hill Bay Beach

    Catherine Hill Bay is a State Heritage Listed historic mining village featuring a stunning patrolled beach, named twice as one of 'Australia's 101 Best Beaches'. Popular for swimming, surfing and fishing, the beach also features an iconic f…

  14. 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…

  15. 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…

  16. Blacksmiths Beach

    Blacksmiths Beach is a patrolled beach at the southern end of a sandy nine mile stretch of coastline. It's popular with families, and is known as a good beach for swimming. The breakwall, which acts as the border between the beach itself a…

  17. 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 …

  18. 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 …

  19. Moonee Beach trail

    Dotted with grass trees and with myriad birds winging across your path, this walk through coastal heathland is a delight. The paths are wide and offer sweeping views over Timber Beach, Ghosties Beach and Moonee Beach – bring the camera for …