The largest coastal saltwater lake in Australia, Lake Macquarie is an aquatic playground, perfect for a relaxing holiday. Take your pick of experiences from cruising on the lake to mountain walks, great lakeside dining and shopping. 

Caravanners and campers will feel right at home in Lake Macquarie with a 'happy hour' atmosphere the order of the day. With over ninety small towns and communities dotted around the beaches, lake and mountains, Lake Macquarie is a city that invites visitors to immerse themselves in a relaxed, coastal environment.

Towns & Parks

Lake Macquarie & Newcastle

Things To See & Do

  • Caves Beach
  • Catherine Hill Bay
  • Dobell House 
  • Hunter Wetlands Centre
  • Lake Macquarie
  • Maitland Gaol
  • Maitland Regional Art Gallery
  • Watagan Mountains National Park 
  • Nobbys Lighthouse and Breakwater Bathers Way
  • Toronto Monthly Markets (third Sunday of the month)
  • Wangi Wangi


Touring Routes

Watagan Mountains
Explore the Watagan Mountains, west of Lake Macquarie  More information

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