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Lake Macquarie City Art Gallery


Lake Macquarie City Art Gallery is an exceptional cultural and tourist destination. Located on the shores of beautiful Lake Macquarie, the gallery precinct consists of an award winning purpose-built gallery, sculpture park, mosaic pathway, expansive leafy grounds, and historic Awaba House Restaurant Cafe.


Lake Macquarie is unique amongst regional galleries in Australian due to its location and quality of programming. The gallery has received many national, state, and regional awards in tourism and Indigenous programming.

The gallery prides itself on hosting an exciting and changing program of nationally significant touring exhibitions alongside exhibitions featuring the work of the Hunter’s finest artists.

The contemporary craft outlet features many locally and nationally respected craftspeople. An ideal place to buy handcrafted ceramics, glass, textiles, art journals, books, catalogues, greeting cards, artist packs, and novelty items.

The major focus of the collection, including the works in the sculpture garden, reflect our unique location – Still Waters Clear Visions. We are also the custodians of a number of works by well-known Australian artists, including Sir William Dobell.

The gallery site is welcoming and visitor friendly with: - free admission - ample car parking - easy ramp access to the gallery for wheelchairs and prams - baby changing facilities

The gallery shop specialises in high-quality craft objects as well as fun and funky novelty items for kids and grown-ups. Come and shop in comfort with a view and then enjoy a coffee next door!

Hours: Tues to Sun 10am - 4.30pm and selected Public Holidays 11am-4pm
Phone: (02) 4921 0382
Fax: (02) 49210329

Map & Directions

1A First Street, Booragul NSW 2284, Australia

Join us for the Opening Celebration of Soft Core and Artist Focus: Braddon Snape Sunday 5 February 2017 11am FREE jumping castle, balloon sculpture and fairy floss 2pm hear from curator Michael Do and artist Braddon Snape. 3pm Refreshments All Welcome!

#1 Catherine Hill Bay
A historic mining village and picturesque beach, great for swimming, surfing and snorkeling.
#2 Wallarah National Park
A superb pocket of coastal bushland, hike to scenic lookouts and admire stunning ocean views.
#3 Murrays Beach
Soak up the natural ambiance of this eco-friendly community at the local cafe, or simply relax down by the Lake
#4 Caves Beach
Explore the sea caves and rock pools on a low tide at this popular family beach.
#5 Blacksmiths Beach
Top swimming beach for families protected by a breakwall that offers excellent fishing in Swansea Channel.
#6 Pelican Foreshore Reserve
One of the area's most beloved picnic spots, features shady grassed expanses, BBQ's, a playground and jetty for fishing.
#7 Fernleigh Track
Cycle or walk this restored heritage railway corridor and take in numerous different landscapes along the way.
#8 Belmont Bay Foreshore
The place to watch the sunset. Have a meal and a drink at one fo the waterfront sailing clubs or picnic in the park.
#9 Green Point Foreshore Reserve
Beautiful bushland reserve. Enjoy extensive lake views from the easy walking trails.
#10 Redhead Beach
Known for its photogenic red rocky headland and iconic shark tower. Redhead Beach is great for families and surfing.
#11 Charlestown Square
The largest shopping centre in the Hunter Region, complete with plenty of dining and entertainment options.
#12 Warners Bay
A lively lakeside town with boutique shopping, a huge range of eateries and foreshore area popular for picnics and post-meal strolls. Don't miss the nearby Redbluff Boardwalk, an elevated path built out over the lake.
#13 Speers Point Park
The city's flagship park, boasting the 'Best Play Space in Australia', the Lake Macquarie Variety Playground.
#14 Lake Macquarie City Art Gallery
Set on extensive leafy grounds, browse the gallery's impressive collection of travelling and static exhibitions.
#15 Toronto Foreshore
Dine out with the lake as a backdrop, admire the boats at the local marina or jump onboard a cruise from the Toronto jetty.
#16 Rathmines Park
Formerly home to the largest seaplane base in the southern hemisphere during WWII, nowadays a serene spot to relax.
#17 Wangi Wangi
A peaceful lakeside village home to Dobell House, the former residence and studio of renowned Australian artist Sir William Dobell.
#18 Watagan Mountains National Park
One of the best natural escapes in Lake Macquarie. Walking trails, picnic areas, lookouts, campgrounds and more.
#19 Dora Creek
Tranquil waterway perfect for kayaking, or have a picnic and feed the ducks from the riverbanks.
#20 Pulbah Island
Hire a boat, pack some lunch and make a day of exploring the Lake's largest island.

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