On the western side of beautiful Lake Macquarie, Toronto is a charming town with a pretty foreshore perfect for picnics, festivals and a regional art gallery. Less than two hours’ drive north of Sydney, you’ll be delighted too with a delicious selection of waterfront restaurants and cafes.
A popular destination for sailing, rowing and fishing, Toronto is a great base for exploring Australia’s largest coastal saltwater lake. The Hunter Valley, Australia’s oldest wine region, is less than an hour’s drive away. You can take a wine-tasting tour from Toronto to the Hunter Valley with Best Tour.
With a sculpture park and fine collections, Lake Macquarie City Art Gallery is a wonderful attraction and hosts exhibitions throughout the year. Enjoy works by indigenous artists and by William Dobell, a famous Australian artist who lived and worked in the region at Dobell House.
Places to stay in Toronto range from waterfront retreats to lakeside caravan parks. Check out the events calendar for festivals including Lakefest, Greater Toronto Spring Fair and Lakemac Heritage Festival, which features classic boats. Kids will love the special children’s activities at the festivals.