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Lake Macquarie - Cities, Towns and Localities
Other towns, villages and localities in the Lake Macquarie include:
• Belmont • Catherine Hill Bay • Cooranbong • Morisset • Swansea • Toronto • Wangi Wangi

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 Leggy’s 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.

On the 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.

Information Centre

Lake Macquarie Visitor Information Centre
228-234 Pacific Highway
Ph: 02 4921 0740
Freecall: 1800 802 044
Fax: 024972 1487
Mon to Fri 9 am - 5 pm
Sat to Sun & Public Holidays 9 am - 4 pm
Closed Good Friday and Christmas Day
Hours may vary, contact visitor centre
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Lake Macquarie Attractions

Whale Watching
• Ph: 02 4320 4205
• Approximately around June/July the annual whale migration is making their way north along Lake Macquarie’s Wallarah Coast in New South Wales, heading for warmer waters to being their breeding cycle. Each year whale watching line the cliffs of Wallarah National Park to view catch a view of nature in action. Due to the popularity of the event, the National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) operate a guided educational walking tour to key whale watching sites along the Wallarah coastline.
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Lake Macquarie Tours & Charters
Lake Macquarie Boat Hire
• 89 Soldiers Rd, PELICAN NSW 2281 • Ph: 02 4972 0790 • Fax: 02 4972 0793 • Email
• Houseboats, cruisers, launches and tinnies, sports boat - come and see the beautiful Lake Macquarie in the comfort of one of our Luxury Cruisers or Houseboats, fish / ski or cruise on our Sports Boat or just cruise and relax for a day on the lake in one of our Launches.
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Lake Macquarie Distance

Distance to Swansea in Lake Macquarie
• Following are some approximate distances by road to Swansea in Lake Macquarie:
• Belmont 7
• Catherine Hill Bay 9
• Cessnock 64
• Dora Creek 39
• Morisset 35
• Newcastle 26
• Pelican 2
• Toronto 26
• Sydney 126
• Wangi Wangi 49
Distances given are only approximation, they should be verified with the appropriate maps.
The Australian Automotive Motoring Associations also offer select access to travel trip planners.

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