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Lake Macquarie See & Do

The Watagans National Park
The Watagans National Park is home to waterfalls, spectacular rainforest gullies, bushwalking trails and more. A visit to the Park can be as active or relaxed as you like. Activities include bushwalking amongst gorgeous Illawarra flame trees, picnicking and admiring breathtaking views of the Hunter Valley and coastline. You can even camp out overnight at Gap Creek and visit the nearby waterfall in the morning.


Caves Beach
Caves Beach is well known for its namesake - a network of sea caves at the southern end of the beach, which can be explored at low tide. Caves Beach has well maintained barbecue facilities and a picnic area. Bring the family down to Caves Beach for a great day out.


Jetbuzz Jet Boats
Kayak Hire , SUP Hire , Boat Hire , Paddle Boat Hire , Jet Boat rides ... WaterSports Shop , SUP Sales and EPIC Kayak Sales and Demo's
Get to know Lake Macquarie up close and personal as well as some awesome thrills with high speed slides, turns, spins and fish tails.
When you are not being thrilled you can relax and soak up some of the amazing views on the lake.

Catherine Hill Bay Beach
Catherine Hill Bay is largely untouched by development, and the coastline looks as it would have 100 years ago, with a stunning beach, popular for fishing, surfing and swimming. The beach also has the unusual icon of a large coal loading jetty, which has only recently been decommissioned. The beach is patrolled in the warmer months.

Redhead Beach
Redhead Beach is at the northern end of a nine mile stretch of coastline, and is known for its stunning cliffs, rocky outcrops and shark tower. Redhead is patrolled in the warmer months, is home to the Redhead Surf Life Saving Club, and is popular with swimmers and surfers alike.

Lake Mac Kayak & Bike Hire
Lake Mac Kayak, SUP and Bike Hire is a mobile hire business servicing and delivering to all areas of Lake Macquarie.

Kayak or paddle board around the Lake or ride to Morisset Hospital to see the Kangaroos. Delivery is free for one day or multi-day hires. All hire prices include life jackets, paddles and helmets. Large groups welcome. No experience necessary. Hires available all year.

Blacksmiths Beach
Blacksmiths Beach is a patrolled beach at the southern end of a nine mile stretch of coastline. It is popular with families, as it is known as being safe for swimming. The breakwall, which acts as the border between the beach and the Swansea Channel is also popular with walkers, cyclists and fishermen.

Fernleigh Track
The Fernleigh Track is one of the region's most popular shared pathways, running along an old railway corridor from Belmont to Adamstown. The track takes a gradual journey from suburbia through beautiful bush and wetland areas with wildlife often present.

The connecting point between the cities of Lake Macquarie and Newcastle is marked with a 180 metre-long former railway tunnel. Many other heritage railway relics are spread along the length of the track, with old sleepers, signage and former stations working to create unique resting points along the way.