Morning: Beach Date or a Paddle for Two

The morning is the perfect time to get outdoors and make the most of your beautiful surroundings.

Beach lovers can enjoy each other’s company while exploring Lake Macquarie’s pristine coastline. Choose a patrolled beach for swimming, or visit a secluded cove in one of the State Conservation Areas for a romantic stroll along the sand.

If you prefer the Lake, hire a tandem kayak and paddle to your very own deserted island. Pack some nibbles and make a day of it, you can swim in the clear waters or simply relax onshore. Another nice place for kayaking is the tranquil waterway of Dora Creek. Have a picnic on the riverbanks afterwards and feed the ducks.

Lunch: The Perfect Picnic

There are many parks in Lake Macquarie perfect for that special picnic you have in mind. One of the area’s most beloved spots is Pelican Foreshore Reserve. This beautiful park features large, shady, grassed expanses on prime waterfront. Bring some beach towels or a picnic rug and enjoy gorgeous views of Swansea Channel over lunch.

Afternoon: Wander at Warners Bay or Relax at Home

The afternoon is a good chance to walk off your lunch, try the Warners Bay Foreshore Shared Pathway for uninterrupted lake views. Along the way, stop at Warners Bay for a coffee date or a delicious ice cream.

Alternatively, some couples may prefer to unwind in the afternoon and make the most of their first rate accommodation. In Lake Macquarie, you can stay in a luxury resort or hire your own waterfront cottage for the weekend.

Evening: Sunset & Seafood

Belmont is the perfect place to watch the sunset over the Lake and mountains. Grab a park bench at the Cold Tea Creek Picnic Area or around the bend on the Belmont Foreshore, and settle in for a spectacular display in the sky.

Next, head to one of the many waterfront eateries for a romantic dinner. Freshly caught seafood and famous Hunter wines are stars of the local menus, you can choose from fine dining cuisine, Asian, Italian, casual pub fare and much more, depending on your style.

Kick on later with a drink at one of the waterfront sailing clubs or pubs, or head home and snuggle up together in front of a good DVD.