Things to do in Lake Macquarie

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Things to Do in Lake Macquarie

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  • Noel L
    Morisset, Australia155 contributions
    I visited the Morisset Picnic Area when I was last in Morisset and had a brought morning tea in the enclosure. It was very peaceful and the bird life was abundant so it was very enjoyable and relaxing.
    Written 8 October 2019
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
  • AussieRicho1
    Wollongong, Australia1,751 contributions
    The lake has been awesome the last few days. So flat with a beautiful autumn sun. Almost too perfect...except we also caught fish. Magic times
    Written 24 April 2021
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  • NikSwat
    Gurugram (Gurgaon), India147 contributions
    Nice beach. Can be considered for day out from Sydney. We went in summer but the day was coulder. On a better day it would have been a much better experience
    Written 17 February 2022
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  • DougoOz
    Sydney, Australia12,691 contributions
    What a stunning Np this area is. We recently busted parts of the Watagans with a family member... thank goodness he had a 4WD although we did see “ regular” sedans / cars driving up there, some of the roads are definitely not suited for anything other than a 4WD IMO.

    We visited lookouts at Monkey Face, Gals Credk Lookout, Heaton’s Lookout for fabulous views over the Lake Macquarie area and also Boarding House Creek Picnic area which was stunning.

    The great thing about this NP is that there are camping areas and lookouts so many can visit the Park but you can also have an area with few people there .. it never feels crowded.

    We saw several people on trail bikes and several more on mountain bikes too .. something for everyone.
    Written 19 November 2021
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  • svoolstra
    Ormeau, Australia38 contributions
    Very pleased with the small classes. More individual teaching. Would recommend them over bigger classes. Nice centre and plenty of grassed areas.
    Written 22 January 2018
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  • Will J
    1 contribution
    I shop at charlestown for all of my needs, and it's generally pretty good, with all the grocery stores, as well as the pharmacy and just about anything else you could think of.
    However. Dan Murphy's..

    If i could put 0 for it alone, I would. I took my sister out for the first time as she turned 18, and as we were checking out, the cashier gave her the once over and made some snide remarks about her. Really unhappy with the service that "Dan" gave us at the store. Really ruined the experience and made her extremely uncomfortable.

    Will not be buying from this particular Dan Murphy's in future.
    Written 20 July 2021
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
  • stevenbenson87
    Lake Macquarie, Australia26 contributions
    Excellent park lots to do family friendly playground has a shop to get food and drinks also has toilet facilities will be back
    Written 7 July 2021
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  • meilin l
    Macquarie Park, Australia719 contributions
    Went there with my kids. Good place to walk on low tides - good discovery of tiny crabs. Dogs could play as well.

    Very scenic to take photos
    Written 9 May 2021
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  • Deborah G
    Surfers Paradise, Australia126 contributions
    This was a lot of fun and the kids could have played here all day.
    A fun way to spend a sunny Sunday in between soccer games.
    Written 24 September 2018
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
  • Tracey H
    Newcastle, Australia263 contributions
    We love bushwalking around Heaton - there are some great trails and lots to see as you're walking. There are no facilities so take plenty of water and your own food supplies.
    Written 22 June 2016
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  • Nick T
    Melbourne, Australia128 contributions
    We went to Blacksmiths beach three times during a recent holiday. The beach is clean and wasn’t crowded. The highlight was some of the best bodysurfing waves we have ever found. Consistent, clean and safe waves right near the flags. Good facilities including car parking beside the lifesaving club.
    Written 25 December 2021
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  • Kori T
    Marks Point, Australia36 contributions
    Beautiful western views of Lake Macquarie as the sun sets. Stunning location for a restaurant and many delicious meals to choose from.
    Written 20 March 2022
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
  • AdamandCaroline C
    Maitland, Australia25 contributions
    Great walking tracks around the grounds and to the summit. Lots of seating for a picnic or BBQ but TAKE THE AEROGARD, the mozzies will attack!!
    Written 18 March 2020
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  • ERIC B
    Dodworth, UK2,148 contributions
    This oasis set in a concrete jungle, takes you by surprise located right by CN tower etc, it’s strikingly different, apparently an old working shunt yard, it as maintained some of it character, there are a number of Train engines and coach’s for you see, and in some case get on and feel the cloth as the saying go’s, you can’t really miss having a look round as it bang in the heart of the attractions around the CN tower.
    Written 2 November 2018
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  • Julie D
    Belmont, Australia190 contributions
    A bird lovers haven - but a great place to take a walk or cycle. It is best at dawn for great bird song. There can be some mosquitoes so carry repellent if you are susceptible. If you are fit you can walk over the dunes to the coast - but it is not a swimming beach - very steep tides and some nasty rips.
    Written 18 February 2018
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