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Adventures in Lake Macquarie

Lake Macquarie is the place for adventure!

It's the Southern Hemisphere's largest coastal lake and it's surrounded by stunning beaches and natural bushland. It's also just up the road from Newcastle, the second biggest city in NSW and home to exciting events such as Surfest and Repco Newcastle 500 Super Cars Championship.

Adventures in Lake Macquarie on the water.

It's rugged coastal landscape is the perfect place for adventure and exploration! Just off the coast is the "Humpback Highway", where whales can be seen as they migrate north to warmer waters from June-November every year. You can see them from many vantage points along the coast line, otherwise you can take a boat tour with a whale watching operator. Some leave from Honeysuckle and others embark from Nelson Bay. Check out our list of whale watching spots here.

There's many other tours to choose from, such as dolphin watching, hiking treks and even scenic flights. CoastXP can take you to some of the most remote and little known secret hideaways around the lake. It will make you feel like you're much further away from the city than you really are!

Adventures in Lake Macquarie in the air.

For the super brave there is a sky diving academy located in Marks Point just 20 minutes from Charlestown. Find out more about their packages here.

If you're looking for an adventure to suit the whole family then Treetop Adventure Park have lots to do at both the Newcastle and Central Coast locations. They've got courses for everyone, from toddlers to grown-ups!

Adventures in Lake Macquarie on Wheels.

If you'd rather be in the bush on two wheels, the Hunter Mountain Bike Association has some great trails in Cooranbong in the Olney State Forest, suitable for a range of abilities. Check them out here

Visit Lake Macquarie have a comprehensive list of adventurous activities in Lake Macquarie so click the button below to find even more amazing things to do in this beautiful region.

Photo Courtesy of CoastXP and Destination NSW

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  • 10 minute drive to Newcastle city centre
  • 10 minute walk to Charlestown Square
  • 160km from Sydney
  • Short drive to Lake Macquarie
    • (Australia's largest salt-water lake)

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