Lake Macquarie, located on the east coast of Australia, boasts the largest coastal saltwater lake in Australia - twice the size of Sydney Harbour.

Made up of 90 diverse towns and villages, 30km of pristine coastline and some of the most beautiful forests in NSW, there is no shortage of things to see and do in Lake Macquarie.

Located just 90 minutes north of Sydney and a short drive to Newcastle and the Hunter Valley Wine Region, Lake Macquarie is a popular destination for holidaymakers, with many people choosing to return again and again.

Whether you are visiting for a weekend or an extended holiday, be sure to immerse yourself in the activities on offer to you. Kick back and enjoy a glorious day fishing lakeside, hit the waves on one of our golden beaches, escape to the forest for adventure and discovery, or visit one of the quaint waterfront towns with an abundance of food, coffee and shopping on offer.

There is so much to love about Lake Macquarie, come and discover it for yourself.

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Incredible coastline

Beautiful beaches adorn the coastline of Lake Macquarie. Enjoy four patrolled beaches perfect for swimming and surfing, or take in spectacular views along one of our coastal walks.

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Aquatic playground

There is room for everyone to enjoy the water activities either on the lake or along the 30km of unspoilt coastline. Hire a boat or kayak and visit the many sand islands dotted throughout the Lake. For more extreme action bring along your jet skis or wakeboard.

A foodie’s paradise

From a casual breakfast to a romantic waterfront dinner, Lake Macquarie is home to more than 100 restaurants and cafes. Freshly caught seafood and famous Hunter wines are just some of the stars of the local menus.