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Warners Bay - Lake Macquarie NSW Australia

Updated on February 10, 2015

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Beautiful Lake Macquarie

What a beautiful part of the world we live in! We thought it might be nice to get out and enjoy the great outdoors this morning, so decided on an early morning walk around our gorgeous Lake Macquarie, followed by a bbq breakfast overlooking the water. What a treat!

We go out for breakfast fairly regularly with friends and usually spend upwards of $50 to sit inside a crowded cafe. Now I am seriously asking myself - Why? With such natural beauty at our doorstep why do we choose to huddle inside and try to make ourselves heard over the noisy hubbub of other diners. Are we crazy or what!

Lake Macquarie is larger that Sydney Harbour and offers some of the most beautiful scenery in Australia. There are numerous parks, boat ramps, picnic areas, bbq's, and reserves located on various areas around the lake foreshore. Development is predominently low to medium density which allows for a wide recreational area between lake and houses. It's the perfect place to enjoy the great outdoors.

Sometimes the simple pleasures are often the best.... the fresh air, the pristine lake, the twittering birds, the fish jumping, the kayaks paddling by, the family with the ski boat having fun etc etc.

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Accommodation Lake Macquarie & Newcastle

Lake Macquarie and surrounding areas including Warners Bay, Swansea, Belmont, Toronto and Newcastle are all wonderful areas to enjoy a holiday in NSW, near the water.

There are many accommodation options to choose from with great rates available over a range of options from cabins in caravan parks, b and b, hotels and motels, motor inns and a variety of 3, 4, and 5 star accommodation options.

Waterfront accommodation is at a premium over the summer months and it is strongly advised that you book well in advance to secure your holiday plans. A holiday which is planned in the Spring or Autumn can avoid the main summer crowds and will also usually provide a cheaper rate outside the peak season. You could save hundreds on accommodation costs alone.

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Lake Macquarie NSW, affectionately known as 'Lake-Mac'
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The Great North Walk
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Lake Macquarie

Activities On Lake Macquarie

Lake Macquarie is one of the largest lakes in New South Wales, and one of the most beautiful in Australia. It is an extremely popular area and holds many beautiful natural attractions. It has a circumference of 174 kilometres and makes up part of the 250 klm Great North Walk between Sydney and Newcastle.

There are heaps of activities to do on and around Lake Macquarie.

  • Picnics
  • Walks along the waterfront
  • Boating
  • Jet skiing
  • Water skiing
  • Aqua bikes for hire
  • Stand up paddle boards
  • Lake cruises
  • Swimming
  • Fishing from wharfs and jetties
  • Houseboat or yacht hire
  • Dining at waterside restaurants
  • Enjoying music by the lake at Warners Bay open air podium

Great North Walk - Lake Macquarie section

One of the great walks in the world.
One of the great walks in the world.

Speers Point Super Playground

If you follow the Esplanade from Warners Bay to Speers Point you will pass the Sailing Club on your left, and then take the first turn left into Park Rd which will take you in to one of the best children’s playgrounds in Australia.

This is a super playground - it is massive! There are activities for all ages and all abilities, and it is an absolute delight to watch the kids explore and have fun. From swings, slides, sand boxes, climbing nets, bells, water jets, acoustic discs, and riding tracks to flying foxes and climbing walls there is something for everyone.

The super-playground has been designed in conjunction with the Lake Macquarie Council, the Variety Club and Physiotherapists from the John Hunter Hospital to incorporate the most beneficial range of movements and therapies to aid in children’s development. You can take a picnic lunch or enjoy a bbq under the shade, or there is also a small cafe and ice cream shop on the grounds to cater for those hungry appetites and parents in need of a coffee!

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Warners Bay Lake Macquarie

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      LadyLyell 5 years ago from George, South Africa

      Yes it is a small world as I have been living in Terrigal for the past six years.

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      aboutaustralia 5 years ago from Newcastle, New South Wales

      It's a small world LadyLyell!

      We love Wyong and the Central Coast and have enjoyed many a wonderful holiday at The Entrance, Terrigal, Budgewoi etc.

      Nice to meet you, and thanks for stopping by.

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      LadyLyell 5 years ago from George, South Africa

      Everything you say of this area is true and much more!

      I grew up in Wyong so had the pleasure of seeing this area often but of course these days the walkways make it all the more attractive.

      Enjoy your walks!