lake macquarie

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Belmont | Cardiff | Charlestown | Morisset | Toronto | Swansea | Warners Bay

Leave the hectic pace of life behind and relax in a truly unique City. Just a little over a ninety minute drive
from Sydney you will find long stretches of golden sand, pristine surfing and swimming beaches, one of the largest coastal saltwater lakes in the Southern Hemisphere and an untouched mountain wilderness area.


Blessed with natural beauty, the city has 16 kilometres of idyllic coastline, with the beaches popular with swimmers and surfers alike.

Lake Macquarie, the city’s centrepiece is a vast blue water expanse, four and a half times the size of Sydney Harbour.

The Watagan Mountain Range combines national park and state forest area. Visitors can experience nature first hand with well-maintained picnic areas, camping grounds, scenic lookouts and walking trails.

The lake is famous for sailing, with many national and state sailing titles contested on the water, as well as weekend regattas and twilight races

The lake offers 174km of lake foreshore and there is plenty to see and do from the waters edge, with community parks and reserves, bush walking tracks, flora and fauna trails, shared paths, shopping precincts, art galleries and town centres spread around the city’s lake foreshore areas

Home of the late Sir William Dobell, Lake Macquarie has a number of quality art and craft galleries which feature a diverse range of exhibitions and art for sale.

To find out more about Lake Macquarie's attractions, events, accommodation,
contact the friendly team at the Lake Macquarie Visitor Information Centre.

Ph: 1800 802 044 or 02 4921 0740

Lake Macquarie visitor information Centre

228 Pacific Highway
Swansea NSW 2281