Welcome to Lake Macquarie, the city that boasts the largest coastal saltwater lake in the Southern Hemisphere.
At twice the size of Sydney Harbour, the Lake takes centre stage as the vast blue centrepiece of our natural playground, flanked by golden beaches in the east and lush green mountain ranges to the west.
With over 90 towns and villages to explore, there’s no shortage of things to see and do. Quality coffee, delectable dining and boutique shopping all await in our vibrant town centres, or simply stop to catch your breath by the Lake in one of our many quaint, waterfront villages.
Lake Macquarie is a water-lover’s paradise. With 30 kilometres of pristine coastline. and four patrolled beaches, there’s plenty of space for everyone to find their own patch of sand. On the Lake, you can set sail on a yacht or catamaran, hire a tinnie boat for the day and explore, paddle a kayak, try your hand at stand up paddle boarding, even enjoy the rush of a jet boat thrill ride!
Back on land, there’s many more great ways to experience Lake Macquarie. Hike through superb pockets of bushland, or enjoy a family stroll on one of our shared pathways. Nature lovers don’t miss the Watagan Mountains, a forest escape full of scenic lookouts and waterfalls.