One of the largest coastal saltwater lakes in Australia, Lake Macquarie
itself is twice the size of Sydney Harbour, although the waterways of the region
is about four times larger than Sydney Harbour. Located about 110 km from Sydney, it
is surrounded by a multitude of town centres and villages that offer everything
from the peaceful serenity of a lakeside village to the bustling centre of
commercial hub. Lake Macquarie is linked to the ocean by a narrow channel. The
lake foreshore is made up of 174 km of bays, beaches and headlands, that
includes 28 km of coastline stretching from Leggys Point in the north to
Catherine Hill Bay in the south.
With sandy beaches and vast body of water,
the region is perfect for a spot of aquatic activity such as boating, water
skiing, jet ski, kayak, houseboat, fishing and much more.
eastern shore between Lake Macquarie and the beaches lies Belmont and Swansea,
whilst on the western shore are Toronto and Morisset against the scenic backdrop of the Watagan Mountains.
On the northern side is Warners Bay is a thriving hub
with foreshore cycleways.
Check out our listing of Lake
Macquarie accommodation. In addition to our listed online travel guide
information, contact the local tourism visitor centre for your destination
for more attractions, tours, local maps and other information.