Lake Macquarie



New structure and format for 2017 Summer Season to ensure you, the customer, gets a better quality of lesson and they get through the lesson faster and get you out on the water quicker, safer, and easier. They have taught students from six years old to 65 years old. Various locations for different abilities and depending where you're coming from. All the equipment you need to get on the water is supplied! All you need to bring is whatever you want to wear on the day. It is a good idea also to bring a towel, sunscreen and a hat. If you have your own equipment they encourage you to bring it along so that you can learn how to use it correctly and safely.

Start Date:
28/01/2017 View more details

Stand-Up-Paddleboarding Class

Stand Up Paddleboarding (SUP) is a fast growing water sport which promotes a healthy and active lifestyle. The sport is very easy to get into and allows participants to progress at their own level. Kite and Sup has structured lessons that: Cater for all levels, Are in pristine locations, Use quality equipment, Allow you to enjoy yourself! Instructors are fully qualified, experienced and excited to take you through the process of getting up stand up paddle boarding, correcting stroke technique, doing basic turns and then into some more advanced drills. All the equipment you need to get on the water is supplied! All you need to bring is whatever you want to wear on the day (suitable for the water). It is a good idea also to bring a towel, sunscreen and a hat. Sunglasses are a good idea however it is recommended not to take expensive ones out in case they drop in the water.

Start Date:
28/01/2017 View more details

Windsurfing/Sailboarding Lessons

Despite the name, Kite and SUP, the owners come from a windsurfing background which triggered their love for being out on the water. Windsurfing is a great sport and with the pristine waters of Lake Macquarie in your backyard - why wouldn’t you want to give it a go? Instructors are fully qualified, experienced and excited to take you through the process of learning to windsurf in the Newcastle and Lake Macquarie region. All windsurfing lessons are private bookings and as they have a number of instructors they aim to get you out on a day and time that suits you. All the equipment you need to get on the water is supplied! All you need to bring is whatever you want to wear on the day. It is a good idea also to bring a towel, sunscreen and a hat. If you have your own equipment they encourage you to bring it along. They operate seven days a week and run whenever the conditions suit. Typically they will get your availability upon booking in for a lesson and then they will contact you when they have an idea of the anticipated conditions for the proposed day.

Start Date:
02/02/2017 View more details

Loop the Lake

They're 21 years old in 2018. Come along and help them celebrate this iconic event on the shores of beautiful Lake Macquarie. Loop the Lake is a charitable cycle ride around Lake Macquarie. A project of the Rotary Club of Warners Bay, all profits go to charities. Serious riders can ride the complete circuit of 90 kilometres, however there are shorter options. Official start 7am at Speers Point Park. The inaugural Family Charity Ride was a hit in 2017 with over 100 riders participating in the seven kilometre event from Speers Point Park to Warners Bay and return. Riders are well catered for with the registration price including morning tea, fruit, lunch and a free pass to the Speers Point Swim Centre. The road is swept the night before the ride and Marshals and police patrol to assist. Come along for a fun day, and raise some much need funds for worthy causes. Proudly sponsored by Pacific Euro Peugeot .

Start Date:
12/03/2017 View more details

Lakemac Heritage Festival

The Lakemac Heritage Festival is a significant National event with boats coming from all over Australia and around 80 classic boats on display - steam, sail, motor and oared craft of all sizes. Boats must be of a design prior to 1975 but may have been built at anytime from any material. Over the two days of the event, visitors are treated to model boat demonstrations and races, displays, market stalls, kids games, vintage farm machinery, an art exhibition, historical displays, vintage cars and trucks, entertainment and, of course, the "Quick and Dirty" boat building competition held on the Sunday of the festival. The event culminates in a Grand Parade and Blessing of the Fleet at 3pm on the Sunday afternoon. The event celebrates the rich history of Lake Macquarie.

Start Date:
15/04/2017 View more details

Lake Macquarie City Farmers Market

Experience the passion at the Lake Macquarie City Farmers Market. Behind the array of an avenue of marquees brimming with vibrant vegetables and fruit you will find melt in your mouth products like goats and sheep cheeses, Turkish, Tibetan, Chinese, Spanish and modern Australian foods, baked breads, patisseries items, meats, seafood, jersey milk, and other gourmet delights. There to serve you are the farmers and artisans who attend rain, hail or shine. They offer their knowledge, enthusiasm, and products that exemplify a passion for local food, and a commitment to farming and the environment, sharing the fruits of their hard work direct to the public. NSW Farmers Markets have been running farmers markets for 15 years and bring a wealth of experience and a passion for what they do direct to you. From 'Paddock to Plate', farm fresh and hand made is best.

Start Date:
14/05/2017 View more details

Newcastle Permanent - Lake Macquarie Running Festival

The Lake Macquarie Running Festival includes a Half Marathon (21.1 kilometres), 10.5 kilometres Fun Run and four kilometre Kids Scamper. This event is a first class (Athletics Australia accredited) event. Events will attract over 3000 competitors to the region. The course is arguably one of the best in Australia. There are very few events run with a total waterfront aspect and boasting total road closure. With all aspects taken into account this could easily become the most desirable running event in Australia. The Half Marathon competitors will complete two loops between Warners Bay and Speers Point. The Fun Run will complete one loop. It is waterfront for the complete distance and boasts spectacular views across magnificent Lake Macquarie. The surface is extremely good and the terrain is basically flat with some minor undulations. This is an exceptional runner's course.

Start Date:
27/08/2017 View more details

Diamonds in the Dirt

Rocky Trail's womens only event at Awaba MTB Park in Cooranbong! This will be a two to three hour event for any woman who rides and already races a mountain bike, from first-time racer to podium chaser. Expect a friendly and encouraging event environment, where it doesn’t matter if you’re young or old, have kids or not, prefer lycra or baggy shorts, whether you’re into pink or not at all. Whether you’ve just started riding or never participated in a mountain bike event before. This is for you also, if you love racing - come and share your passion for riding and pass on that racing bug. The guys are welcome too, as long as they come along to support the girls and look after the kids! Check out the event website for the race packages!

Start Date:
09/09/2017 View more details

Living Smart Festival

The Living Smart Festival promises to be a fun day out for people to explore how they can adopt sustainable practices in their everyday life. The festival will again begin with a mass yoga session in the park for hundreds to enjoy moving and stretching together in the open air. Festivalgoers can then enjoy wandering around the Lake Macquarie City Farmers Market, purchasing and sampling local produce, as well as exploring the 100 plus stores of local artisan markets, sustainable businesses and community groups and activities. The Festival is a fun, family day out with low-waste cooking and sustainable living demonstrations, backyard inspiration and sustainable fashion. Kids’ activities include drumming, yoga, sustainable craft, face painting and feeding and cuddling animals from Hunter Valley Zoo. Visitors can explore their ‘Backyard Garden’ set up to inspire changes at home, and learn from experts in fields such as permaculture, worm farming, bee keeping, recycled pallet conversion and more. The relaxed festival vibe encourages visitors to enjoy listening to local artists, taste local produce from a variety of food trucks offering an international cuisine, and interact with many of the activities provided for the event from the local community.

Start Date:
23/09/2017 View more details

Greater Toronto Spring Fair

The Greater Toronto Spring Fair will have things such as entertainment, stalls, activities, and displays from local businesses. Three stages will present a great range of entertainment. Showtime will house local performers or groups along with some special guests. Fashion Parades, Fun for Kids stage will be keeping younger folk entertained with a great variety of performances. Town Criers will keep you informed of What's On during the day. From the artisans in the art and craft area to the homewares on sale in Homemaker Central, you are sure to find something to please. All the local cafes and restaurants will be open along a selection of fair food and treat stalls. Come along to enjoy the fun of the fair.

Start Date:
21/10/2017 View more details

Lake Mac Carols by Candlelight

Lake Macquarie's biggest event, Lake Mac Carols by Candlelight, will once again return to Speers Point Park on Sunday December 10. Carols by Candlelight is one of the most popular events in the Lake Macquarie calendar and this year is set to be another fantastic evening for the community. The festivities will kick off at noon with a movie on the big screen, followed by entertainment from local schools. There will be free kids' activities all day and an evening concert from 6.30pm. Santa will make a special appearance before the night finishes with a spectacular fireworks display at 9pm.

Start Date:
10/12/2017 View more details

Toronto does New Year's Eve

Toronto does New Year’ Eve will be a welcome addition to New Year’s Eve celebrations on Lake Macquarie. There will be a party atmosphere on Toronto Foreshore provided by a popular DJ playing hits from the 50’s right up to today’s chartbusters, a photo booth will provide a way to remember the evening with souvenir photos with your friends. At 10.30pm there will be a Fireworks Spectacular to entertain both the foreshore guests and those in the Royal Motor Yacht Club, the Historic Toronto Hotel and the restaurant strip along the foreshore. See Toronto come alive with holiday lights and music, what better way to welcome in the New Year.

Start Date:
31/12/2017 View more details

Lake Macquarie Carnival

*** Latest event details are yet to be confirmed *** Summer Family fun in South Belmont Reserve, Lake Macquarie. Lots of rides for young and old, with tasty carnival foods like fairy floss and dagwood dogs. Games of skill daily from 6:30pm -10pm. Lots of free parking and free entry to all. Every Tuesday night there is an unlimited ride armband special so the kids can ride all night long for one flat fee.

Start Date:
07/01/2018 View more details

Lake Macquarie Australia Day Festival

The Australia Day Festival at Lake Macquarie will be a great family friendly day of activities for kids, entertainment, music and a fireworks display. Head on down to do your part to help celebrate Australia in style. A day for not just the whole family, but the whole community.

Start Date:
26/01/2018 View more details


*** Latest event details are yet to be confirmed *** Lakefest is a celebration of Lake Macquarie's aquatic lifestyle and rich maritime history. The Heaven Can Wait regatta involves sailing yachts, dinghies and skiffs racing around Lake Macquarie for up to 24 hours and raises money for Cancer Council NSW. Lakefest will include sailing events and water-based sporting and social activities including a Twilight Race, Paddlefest, and Junior Pirate Fun Race.

Start Date:
17/02/2018 View more details

NSW Surf Life Saving Championships

*** Latest event details are yet to be confirmed *** The NSW Surf Life Saving Championships will be hosted by Swansea Belmont Surf Life Saving Club. The State's premier surf event attracts tens of thousands of people to the Hunter region, with more than 7,000 competitors from all over NSW, along with 600 volunteer officials and up to 15,000 family members and spectators. Events will be held through late February and early March.

Start Date:
25/02/2018 View more details

Lake Macquarie Art Bazaar

*** Latest event details are yet to be confirmed *** Art Bazaar will be returning to the shores of beautiful Lake Macquarie at a new location. Hunter Arts Network's first Art Bazaar at Speers Point Park is being held on in April. Speers Point Park is located in Park Road, Speers Point. The turn off is from The Esplanade - route B57. Bring the family and enjoy the views of the northern shores of Lake Macquarie, The Lake Macquarie Variety Playground, and Sal's by The Lake Café and Kiosk. Art Bazaar has developed into a major art event for the region which now attracts many visitors from out of the area and is the Hunter's premier artisan and design marketplace. Art Bazaar is a great way to show families and visitors how wonderful this creative community is.

Start Date:
01/04/2018 View more details

Caves Beach Ocean Swim

*** 2018 event details are yet to be confirmed *** The inaugural Caves Beach Ocean Swim was conducted on March 18, 2004 and every year since swimmers assemble at Caves Beach Surf Lifesaving Club for pre-race registration and instruction prior to the swim start. The area provides a lovely secluded beach for the swimmers and a great starting point for the race. Unique from most other swims, the race can be viewed in its entirety from the elevated headland, placing you, the spectator, close to all the action in the water.

Start Date:
22/04/2018 View more details