Lake Macquarie


Located on the eastern shores of Lake Macquarie close to beaches and bushland, Belmont features a wide variety of dining, entertainment and accommodation options. It’s a great place to try your hand at sailing, windsurfing, golf or go for a walk or cycle along the Fernleigh Track. Afterwards, grab a meal or drink at one of the fabulous waterfront establishments.

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Charlestown is the bustling retail centre of Lake Macquarie. When visiting Charlestown, you can’t go past Charlestown Square. It’s the largest shopping centre in the Hunter region including over 270 specialty stores plus eateries, a cinema and a bowling, karaoke and laser tag complex. Charlestown Square has everything you need to keep you entertained for hours.

If you want to escape the hustle and bustle of the shopping centre, Charlestown is also home to the beaches and bush walks of the Glenrock State Conservation Area and Awabakal Nature Reserve.

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Swansea and Caves Beach

Caves Beach is named for the iconic sea caves located at its southern end. The beach is patrolled and kids will love exploring the sea caves and rock pools, making it perfect for families.

Nearby is Swansea, the perfect destination for a classic seaside holiday. Swim, enjoy a picnic by the lake or try your luck fishing in the Swansea Channel.

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Wallarah Peninsula – Catherine Hill Bay

Charming, sleepy townships shape the laidback coastal atmosphere of the Wallarah Peninsula, making it the perfect place for a relaxing beach holiday.

Catherine Hill Bay is a historic mining village that takes you back in time, complete with tiny, old miner’s cottages. Murrays Beach is a perfect location to soak in the natural ambience with a picnic or lunch at the local café and a walk along the lake. Munmorah State Conservation Area is a great location for a bushwalk through coastal rainforest or a relaxing visit to the hidden beach.

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Warners Bay

Warners Bay is a town that offers experiences for the whole family. The main street runs along the lake and is home to a large variety of cafes, restaurants and boutique shops. A highlight of Warners Bay is the Warners Bay Foreshore Shared Pathway, perfect for walking, cycling or rollerblading.

If you’re with the kids, a trip along the Shared Pathway towards Speers Point to visit the Lake Macquarie Variety Playground is a must do activity.

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