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Lake Macquarie

Lake Macquarie, New South Wales, Australia
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Surrounded by oaks and activities

Well take your pick. This is a huge saltwater lake surrounded by parks, bushland, vibrant towns... read more

Reviewed 7 December 2017
Stephen C
Newcastle, Australia

Excellent views and home to friendly locals who enjoy a chat .. amazing facts about this lake... read more

Reviewed 14 October 2017
Cincinnati, Ohio
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Lake Macquarie, New South Wales, Australia
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Reviewed 7 December 2017

Well take your pick. This is a huge saltwater lake surrounded by parks, bushland, vibrant towns and villages and marinas. Access the ocean through Swansea Heads or have a great meal in Warner’s Bay overlooking the lake. Huge parks, play areas and often night time...More

Thank Stephen C
Reviewed 14 October 2017

Excellent views and home to friendly locals who enjoy a chat .. amazing facts about this lake, check them out on Wikipedia (or do what I did and talk to a local)

Thank NiftyNorm
Reviewed 4 August 2017

Maybe I'm biased. Maybe I've been in Melbourne too long and miss home. Who knows? What I do know is that the lake is beautiful and interesting and you can spend a lifetime living on it and never tire of it. You'll see sharks and...More

1  Thank rjimlad
Reviewed 21 July 2017 via mobile

Spectacular one day, even more spectacular all the other days! The largest salt water lake In The Southern Hemisphere is ideal for swimming, sailing, general leisure craft, fishing & just admiring its beauty. Worth a visit as it won't disappoint!

Thank Cathie M
Reviewed 11 July 2017

The largest salt water lake in the Southern Hemisphere. Fantastic Family holidays. Sailing and all water sports.Bush walking and an excellent cycle path. Lots of eateries and picnic areas.

1  Thank Sleesj
Reviewed 9 April 2017

My definition of lake is a body of water surrounded by land Lake Macquarie is not surrounded by land so how can this be a lake it is open to the ocean so it's more like a estuary not a lake

Thank Gordon B
Reviewed 14 March 2017

Lake Macquarie is Australia's largest salt water lake open to the sea. We are less than an hour to some of the best vineyards. Port Stephens is less than an hour way, our bleachers are almost endless. The fishing is great on the lake or...More

Thank carlierralph51
Reviewed 14 February 2017

We live a short distance from Lake Macquarie, it has all things going for it including the cosmopolitan eateries at Warners Bay and other locations. Plenty of water activities including Sailing, Power Boating and PWC and Sail Boarding. Fishing is also local activity enjoyed by...More

Thank David H
Reviewed 14 February 2017

Spectacular Lake Both on the Crystal clear water with its great fishing ,Blue swimmers prawns ,Cockles, And the Water views with Many many towns and parklands along The Lake frontage it Would take 3 Days to see all the Lake by Boat ,With Hundreds of...More

1  Thank Dusty M
Reviewed 24 November 2016

There are so many places to stop and just look at the view along the shoreline here, that it could take you a week to see everything. Need a car.

Thank Kathryn W
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