Lake Macquarie

Just 90min north of Sydney, you’ll feel yourself easing into holiday mode. This is a place where the simple things you love never went out of style, where the dress code reads ‘barefoot’ and the soundtrack is the gentle lapping of waves on the shore or the sizzle of a barbecue. You’ll love every day in Lake Macquarie.

Enjoying a Skyline Aviation helicopter flight over Lake Macquarie

The largest saltwater lake in the southern hemisphere and more than twice the size of Sydney Harbour, Lake Macquarie is an aquatic playground. Explore by boat, kayak or stand-up paddleboard. Hike through cool rainforest, camp by majestic waterfalls and see the sun rise from ancient sea caves. Then see it all from above with an exhilarating joy flight with Australia’s only Red Bull Air Race Team – Matt Hall Racing.

Pick up fresh produce at lively farmers markets, tuck into fish and chips by the water’s edge, or join the locals for a drink as the sun sets over the glassy water. Take some time out to do the things you love, laugh with friends and remember what it’s like to make your own fun.

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