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Destination profile: Lake Macquarie



Lake Macquarie

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Contact details

Phone number: 1800 802 044


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Main Visitor Information Centre Street address: 228 Pacific Hwy, Swansea 2281

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Sydney – 90 mins drive north

Newcastle Airport – 45 min drive

Family appeal

Home to a selection of family-friendly accommodation, plus a multitude of children’s activities and ways for parents to escape, families will love Lake Macquarie.

Kid’s actitivies/local attractions

  • Speers Point Variety Playground – this award-winning playground is a 2 hectare, fully fenced playground highlighted by a 9m giant slide.
  • Explore the caves and rockpools at Caves Beach
  • Ride your bike or scooter along the abundance of family-friendly shared pathways
  • Entertain the kids at Charlestown Square: Ten Pin Bowling, Laser Tag, an indoor playground and a movie at cinema will keep the kids happy for hours.

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What’s in it for Mums?

Lake Macquarie is known for its relaxed coastal lifestyle making it a perfect escape for mum.

While the kids are busy burning energy, mum can grab a coffee at one of the many fantastic cafes around the lake; try Sal’s at the Speers Point Playground or one of the many trendy establishments at Warners Bay.

A visit to the shopping mecca of Charlestown Square will delight any mum. Browse the shops for hours while the kids head to the cinema, go ten pin bowling or play laser tag.

Or can simply sit back and soak up the tranquillity of the lake and beaches.

Did you know?

Lake Macquarie is the largest coastal saltwater lake in the southern hemisphere. At twice the size of Sydney Harbour, the immense size often surprises first time visitors. It also means Lake Macquarie is an aquatic playground; a haven for boaties and fisherman.


Information supplied by Visit Lake Macquarie and correct at time of publication, May 2015


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