July 26, 2017

Lake Macquarie

Lake Macquarie – a huge and lovely, mesmerising lake. The majestic Watagan Mountains rise up behind the western shore.

The lake is characterised by a great variety of towns on its edges. At the northern end, there is a fleet of bobbling boats which crowd the lake. Fishing and swimming are popular. At the southern end, small towns cuddle up into the wilderness. Most of the destinations are such located as to take full advantage of the panaromic views across the lake.

Lake Macquarie, Australia’s largest coastal saltwater lake is an aquatic playground for all types of water sports, including fishing, sailing, water skiing and kayaking. The eastern shore of Lake Macquarie, centred around the town of Swansea, is very popular with holiday-makers, both young and old.

How to reach there:

Just ninety minutes drive from Sydney, discover the natural beauty of Lake Macquarie. There are long sun drenched beaches, a vast blue saltwater lake; and a beautiful, imposing emerald mountain backdrop.


A variety of holiday accommodation properties are available in Port Macquarie. These include holiday houses or cottages for short-term rental, hotels, guesthouses, bed and breakfast or farmstays.

Favourite activities on and around the lake include:

– fishing off the jetties
– hiring canoes & tinnies to take a lake cruise
– water and jet skiing
– swimming in the lake baths
– hiring peddle cats & aqua bikes
– drifting around the lake on a houseboat or yacht

At the lake: Hire a dinghy, canoe, houseboat and take a lake cruise.

At the beach:
Explore the sea caves at Caves Beach and at Catherine Hill Bay
Surf great waves and relax at the beach in the heritage listed township of Catherine Hill Bay
Walk the long expanse of Nine Mile Beach.

Lake Macquari is a heaven for boating enthusiasts:

Charter a fishing boat, yacht or houseboat and discover the beautiful bays and inlets.
Enjoy peaceful strolls around the lake or along one of the many beaches.
Enjoy a surf at Merewether, Dixon Park, Bar Beach or Nobby’s.
Lake Macquarie celebrates the Heritage Afloat Festival at Easter, when the lake plays host to heritage craft of all types.
Sandy lake beaches, hidden coves and secluded bays make Lake Macquari an alluring holiday destination.