Lake Macquarie

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Catherine Hill Bay

Catherine Hill Bay is a tiny beach village with many old miner’s cottages. It houses a beautiful beach that throws up nice A-frame peaks, it picks up most easterly component swell, though loves a mid-sized SE groundswell. The Bay is also home to a long coal loading jetty at the southern end, symbolising the area’s coal industry history. In a massive swell you do get a wave off a bombie off the jetty. Nature and business confront each other here, residents have been locked in a long running battle to save the Bay, known locally as ‘Catho’, from developers.

Contact details

Phone:1800 802 044
Address:Catherine Hill Bay, Hale Street, Catherine Hill Bay, NSW,
Email:tourism@lakemac.nsw.gov.au
Website:www.visitlakemac.com.au
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Lake Macquarie City Art Gallery

The Lake Macquarie City Art Gallery precinct is located on the beautiful shores of Lake Macquarie. It features an award winning purpose-built gallery, sculpture park, mosaic pathway, expansive leafy grounds, contemporary craft outlet and historic Awaba House Restaurant and Cafe. The gallery is renowned for its stunning location and unique program, featuring nationally significant touring exhibitions as well as works from some of the Hunter’s finest artists. Open Tuesday to Sunday and some public holidays – admission is free.

Contact details

Phone:(02) 4965 8260
Address:Lake Macquarie City Art Gallery, First Street, Booragul, NSW, 2284, Australia
Email:artgallery@lakemac.nsw.gov.au
Website:http://www.artgallery.lakemac.com.au/
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Lake Macquarie State Conservation Area

This coastal and lake-shore forest area, spread over 16 km of foreshore in six sections around Lake Macquarie, forms an important habitat for kangaroos, wallabies, gliders and many birds. There are opportunities for picnicking, bushwalking, fishing and boating. Wangi Wangi Point and Awaba Bay have established walking track networks, picnic areas and fishing spots. Many areas are great for birdwatching. Discover something new with our Discovery tours.

Contact details

Phone:(02) 4972 9000
Address:Lake Macquarie State Conservation Area, Watkins Road, Awaba Bay, NSW,
Email:central.coast@environment.nsw.gov.au
Website:http://www.nationalparks.nsw.gov.au/lake-macquarie-state-conservation-area
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Wallarah National Park

By day you may see swamp wallabies, sea eagles or whales and dolphins off the coast and at night the magnificent powerful owl with prey in its talons. Pinny Beach is a popular fishing, swimming and surfing spot found along the coastal walk from Caves Beach. The walk leads to spectacular vantage points and meanders through a diversity of natural features. Significant Aboriginal sites in the park serve as reminders of the region’s culture and history.

Contact details

Phone:(02) 4972 9000
Address:Wallarah National Park, Scenic Drive, Caves Beach, NSW,
Email:central.coast@environment.nsw.gov.au
Website:http://www.nationalparks.nsw.gov.au/wallarah-national-park
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Watagans National Park

Magnificent red cedar and Illawarra flame trees line the walk to Gap Creek Falls. High points provide marvellous views of rainforest gullies, while Monkey Face Lookout sits above the Martinsville Valley. Boarding House Dam picnic area, set among large blackbutt and blue gum trees, offers rainforest walks along the creek, or a paddle on a hot summer’s day. Check out the fabulous moss covered wall at Boarding House Dam. Car-based camping is available.

Contact details

Phone:(02) 4972 9000
Address:Watagans National Park, Watagan Forest Drive, NSW,
Email:central.coast@environment.nsw.gov.au
Website:http://www.nationalparks.nsw.gov.au/watagans-national-park
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Jetbuzz

Contact details

Phone:02 4972 1777
Address:Jetbuzz, Lorikeet Ct, Cams Wharf, NSW, 2281, Australia
Email:info@jetbuzz.com.au
Website:www.jetbuzz.com.au
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