Autumn is the perfect time to pack up the family for a holiday at Lake Macquarie. The fish are still biting, the beaches are still warm enough for swimming and the picnic areas, shared pathways and walking trails are less crowded.
Located in prime positions on the shores of the Lake or within walking distance to a patrolled beach and featuring a range of family friendly facilities including children’s playgrounds, swimming pools, and kids’ holiday activities, Lake Mac Holiday Parks are the best choice for your next holiday to Lake Macquarie.
Book your stay online at lakemacholidayparks.com.au or call 1800 636 438.
Here are a few things you can do in Lake Mac this autumn:
Explore our walking trails
Lake Macquarie’s walking trails are nothing short of amazing. From our tranquil wetlands to the beauty of our local beaches, there is so much see and do. To help make your choice easier, we’ve put together a list of the top 10 walking trails in Lake Mac. Why not get out and try them this autumn.
Discover Lake Mac by bike
Cycling is one of the best ways to explore the unique natural environment of Lake Macquarie. Hop on a bike and discover our extensive and ever-expanding network of off-road pathways.
The area’s premier shared path runs from Belmont to Booragul. This 18km route passes through the suburbs of Belmont, Valentine, Eleebana, Warners Bay and terminates at Booragul. It offers access to the Lake Macquarie City Art Gallery, Warners Bay foreshore precinct as well as the Lake Macquarie Variety Playground at Speers Point Park. The Belmont to Booragul cycleway suits the adventurous, leisurely or home-to-work rider, with ample convenience facilities along the way. The scenery takes in lake panoramas and mountain vistas. It is the ideal ride for other activities, including swimming, picnicking, bushwalking and sightseeing.
It includes the Red Bluff Shared Pathway, a 380m long elevated boardwalk built over the lake and located along the Eleebana foreshore.
Download the Shared Pathways Guide to find out more.
Kayak the Lake
Lake Macquarie is a flat-water paddler’s dream come true, offering a diverse range of waterways just waiting to be discovered. There are kayaking experiences to be found that suit all ages and skill levels, whether you are a seasoned kayaker seeking a fitness challenge or a beginner looking for a relaxing paddle, you will not be disappointed. One of the most popular kayaking trails is from Dora Creek to the swinging bridge. This trail takes you upstream through scenic residential and rural areas, finishing with a beautiful view of the swinging bridge. Download the Kayaking Trails eBrochure to find out more.
Explore rock pools
While it might not be warm enough to go swimming, autumn is a great time to explore the many rock pools Lake Macquarie has to offer. Caves Beach is home to a network of sea caves and is the perfect place for kids to see the abundance of marine life that call the rock pools home. While rock pools are beautiful, it is important to remember that they can be slippery, so please be cautious while exploring. See what other water activities you can do in Lake Macquarie at visitlakemac.com.au.