An outdoor adventure in Lake Mac

Spend a day outdoors exploring some of the spectacular sights Lake Macquarie has to offer.

Kayak Dora Creek

Start the day off at the foothills of the Watagan Mountains. Dora Creek is the largest tributary flowing into Lake Macquarie and a great location for kayaking. Enthusiastic paddlers can kayak upstream to Cooranbong and novices can explore the Dora Creek locality. Kayak hire and tours are available from Lake Macquarie Kayak and Bike Hire, a mobile service that will conveniently meet you wherever you desire around Lake Macquarie.


The riverbanks of Dora Creek are a lovely spot for a picnic lunch. Sit in the shade and enjoy a well-deserved rest after kayaking, you can even feed the resident ducks.

If you still have energy to burn, instead travel to the nearby Watagans National Park before fuelling your body at the Boarding House Dam Picnic Area. There are picnic tables and free gas and electric barbecues for your use. After lunch, warm up for your hike this afternoon by completing the short loop track along Boarding House Creek, taking in the spectacular mossy rock wall along the way.


The Watagan Mountains are the place for bushwalking in Lake Macquarie. Choose from a number of different trails, all varying in length and difficulty. One of the most impressive trails leads through rainforest gullies and clusters of Illawarra Flame Trees to Gap Creek Falls, a sheer 40m drop over a curved cliff face. Download the Walking Trails Guide for more information.

Camp out

Spend a night under the stars at one of the campsites at Wangi Point Holiday Park. In winter, you can toast marshmallows on a campfire, and in summer just enjoy the stunning water views. Book your stay at Wangi Point online, or call us on 02 4975 1889.