From the coast to the bush, the Lake Macquarie region boasts beautiful natural surrounds for a tranquil escape from the hustle and bustle.
Bordered by Newcastle and the Central Coast, Lake Macquarie is only 90 minutes from Sydney. Named after its main attraction — it’s the ideal base for all kinds of water sports, from kayaking and stand-up paddleboarding to jet boating. Positioned between national parks and forests, as well as unique beaches, it’s also a great spot for mountain biking, hiking and 4WD touring.
Mother nature is the Lake Macquarie region’s biggest drawcard. The rugged coastline has sea caves that long for exploration, surfing, swimming and dog-friendly beaches, and scenic lookouts with uninterrupted views of the coastline. Coastal walks are in abundance and if you turn the other way, you have Lake Macquarie, a water wonderland for kayakers, jet skiers, paddle boarders and sailors. State Conservation areas all provide ample green space and Wallarah National Park is only moments away, offering respite from the sundrenched beaches with its lush foliage.
Well positioned between the coastline and Lake Macquarie, Charlestown offers the best of both worlds – a suburban hub that lays claim to the largest shopping centre in the Newcastle region, Charlestown Square, and access to pristine beaches and beautiful coastlines. Located 20 minutes from Newcastle’s CBD, Charlestown is the major commercial centre of the Lake Macquarie region. You’ll find a shopping centre kitted out with boutiques, high-end labels and department store giants, plus eateries, cafes and grocers. Then there are the entertainment facilities that come hand-in-hand with a shopping complex of this magnitude.
The second largest suburb in the Lake Macquarie region, Warners Bay is a short 20-minute drive to Newcastle City and even less to the beaches and Charlestown Square. With Watagans Mountains in the distance and Lake Macquarie lapping the shoreline, this gem of a place is as picturesque as they come. Far from a sleepy lakeside town, Warners Bay has a pulse that resonates on and off the land. When the sun is out, Warners Bay really comes into its own – the foreshore walk is a hive of activity with cyclists and runners, parks are brimming with picnickers, and the water is a playground for kayakers, sailors, paddleboarders and jet skiers.
With Lake Macquarie to one side and Pacific Ocean to the other, Caves Beach nabs the prize for chilled out vibes and breathtaking scenery. Located on the Swansea Peninsula in the Lake Macquarie region, Caves Beach has a year-round holiday feel that plays to the nostalgic Aussie beach town.
From the coast to the bush, Lake Macquarie has everything you need for a beautiful beachside getaway.