Love the Lake

Welcome to Lake Macquarie

Just 90 minutes north of Sydney, you’ll feel yourself easing into holiday mode as you settle into Lake Macquarie. It feels worlds away, ready for you to relax and slow down to Lake time.

Lake Mac is a place where the simple things you love never went out of style, where the dress code reads ‘barefoot’ and the soundtrack is the gentle lapping of waves on the shore or the sizzle of a barbecue.

You’ll love every day in Lake Macquarie.

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With the largest coastal saltwater lake in the Southern Hemisphere and more than twice the size of Sydney Harbour, Lake Macquarie is an aquatic playground like no other. Glide across the lake’s glassy waters by hiring a kayak, stand-up paddleboard or get a windsurfing lesson from a local instructor. For a more relaxing time, charter your own adventure by hiring a boat or a tinnie and putter around the lake at a pace that suits you.   

Beyond the lake, you’ll find 32 kilometres of coastline packed with swim spots and surf breaks and a mountainous hinterland where adventure awaits. Hike through cool rainforest, camp by majestic waterfalls and see the sun rise from ancient sea caves. Then see it all from above with an exhilarating joy flight with Australia’s only Red Bull Air Race Team – Matt Hall Racing.

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If you’d prefer to put your feet up, dine by the water or sample our vibrant arts and culture scene. You’ll find Lake Macquarie delivers on all fronts. Pick up fresh produce at lively farmers markets, tuck into fish and chips by the water’s edge, or join the locals for a drink as the sun sets over the glassy water. Take some time out to do the things you love, laugh with friends and remember what it’s like to make your own fun.

Whatever your adventure, you’ll love the lake.