Eco-friendly guide to Lake Macquarie

Enjoy your trip to Lake Macquarie with this eco-friendly guide to the city.

Park your e-vehicle at Speers Point to recharge

Lake Macquarie is continuing to develop its sustainable services by rapidly growing accessible EV charging locations around the city. Charge your car while you relax and enjoy the incredible landscape of Lake Macquarie.  You can view the full map of EV charging locations, here.

Begin your day by walking to Speers Point Park the city's premier recreation space featuring open space, shared pathways, a paved promenade, a fenced dog exercise area and the all-abilities Lake Macquarie Variety Playground.

The park is perfect for waterfront picnics, family-friendly activities fun, and exercise.




Grab an e-bike or e-scooter

Lake Macquarie is known for its incredible cycling paths and walkways that wrap around the city.

Leave your e-vehicle to charge up and grab one of the city’s electric bikes or scooters offered by global micro-mobility company Beam to travel around the lake. The e-bikes and e-scooters are available for use seven days a week and 24 hours a day, improving transport options and connections for both leisure and commuting with affordable pay-as-you-go rates.

Simply download the free Beam app and use it to locate the closest e-transport option. You can use our Shared Pathways Guide to discover a new path.




Visit the Multi-Arts Pavilion, mima

From main road in Speers Point you can follow the Eleebana to Booragul Cycling path through Speers Point Park.

Visit the cutting-edge Multi-Arts Pavilion (MAP), mima and enjoy a coffee by the lake with Harry and Lola’s Café offering contemporary cuisine. If you time your visit right you could experience the full beauty of MAP as it transforms into a hub for outdoor markets, concerts and events. View the full program, here.

Have a whimsical lunch in a natural dining spot with one of Luxe Lakeside’s luxurious picnic packages or grazing boxes at any spot on the lake, personally set up to give you an unforgettable experience.



Cycle to the sculpture trail to the Museum of Art and Culture, yapang, and enjoy locally sourced food, wine, and art

Continue your journey across the five-islands bridge to the Museum of Art and Culture, yapang where you can view the works of nationally significant artists across the hunter or settle down with one of the popular art-making classes and a glass of wine.




Explore MAC inside and out as the gallery grounds include a sculpture park with mosaic pathways, its own Three Bears Café, and you can admire beautiful views of Marmong Point Marina.



Learn more about the wonderful event program running year-round, here.


Out and About on the Water

Enjoy an afternoon on the water and have Kayaks and SUPs delivered directly to you wherever you decide to travel along the lake using Lake Macquarie Kayak and SUP hire.

Hire a range of kayaks and stand-up paddle boards providing a time and location and they will be brought directly to you.

Alternatively, Lake Macquarie is home to a number of stunning, uncrowded beaches perfect to cool down after a day of adventure.




Back to your car ready for your journey

Experience the blissful peace of our beautiful city as you return to your car. Reminisce on your day and enjoy the incredible views from the cycle path.

Alternatively, stay for a few extra days at The Esplanade Motel in Warners Bay, where you can charge your EV during your stay. Want a more eco-friendly option? These luxury cabins offered by Mistinthegumtrees are located on the edge of the city in Cooranbong, the perfect escape surrounded by the luscious nature of the Watagans.

Experience all Lake Macquarie has to offer from incredible beaches to nature experiences. 




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