Cycle paths around Lake Macquarie
The area's premier shared path is Warners Bay Foreshore. Well suited to a leisurely afternoon's cycling, start at Eleebana and make your way along the lake to Warners Bay, taking in the spectacular Redbluff Boardwalk as you go. Take a break at Warners Bay, grab a cup of coffee or a bite to eat for some extra energy. If you didn't bring your bike, you can easily hire one at Warners Bay from Boomerang Bike's automatic bike hire station, located on the foreshore reserve, across from the main retail strip.
Continue through Speers Point Park, any kids in tow will be delighted by a stop at the Lake Macquarie Variety Playground. Further along lies the Lake Macquarie City Art Gallery, marking the end of the path.
Warners Bay Foreshore Shared Pathway
Location: Waterfront, Eleebana – Booragul
Distance: 9km one-way
Start: Lions Park, Eleebana
Access: The Esplanade, Warners Bay
Description: The premier pathway in Lake Macquarie, it hugs the Lake for its entirety. The path includes Redbluff Boardwalk, a 400m-long elevated boardwalk built over the water. Don't forget Boomerang Bikes has an automatic bike hire station at Warners Bay Foreshore, across from the main retail strip, making it easy for you to explore the foreshore.
The Fernleigh Track
Location: Belmont (Lake Macquarie) – Adamstown (Newcastle)
Distance: 16km one-way
Start: Railway Parade, Belmont
Access: Railway Parade, Belmont
Description: This restored heritage railway corridor links the cities of Lake Macquarie and Newcastle together. See former stations and railway relics amongst stunning wetland and bush landscapes.
Wangi Wangi Point Flora and Fauna Reserve
Location: Wangi Wangi Point
Distance: 4 trails, ranging from 500m – 2km
Grade: Easy – Moderate
Start: Reserve carpark
Access: Dobell Drive or Watkins Road, Wangi Wangi
Description: Trails are non-paved bush tracks, with access to scenic lake viewing points. Koalas are known to inhabit the Flora and Fauna reserve, as does protected native plant life and many bird species.