Backpacking Lake Macquarie

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    LAKE MACQUARIE IS A WATER SPORTS HAVEN, PERFECT FOR SAILING, BOATING, SWIMMING, DIVING, FISHING AND MUCH MORE: Photo - Paul Foley, courtesy of Lake Macquarie Tourism & Destination New South Wales
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    THE CITY OF LAKE MACQUARIE LIES AROUND THE VAST BLUE WATER EXPANSE OF LAKE MACQUARIE: Photo - Paul Foley, courtesy of Lake Macquarie Tourism & Destination New South Wales
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    LAKE MACQUARIE IS JUST 90 MINUTES FROM SYDNEY AND 10 MINUTES FROM NEWCASTLE: Photo - Grenville Turner, courtesy of Destination New South Wales
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Lake Macquarie Highlights

  • Lake Macquarie is a water sports haven, perfect for swimming, scuba diving, snorkelling, fishing, boating, water skiing, jet skiing and many other water sports.

  • There are many great swimming and surfing beaches.

  • Visit Watagans National Park to see magnificent red cedar and Illawarra flame trees and also enjoy some spectacular views.

About Lake Macquarie

Population 194,000

The city of Lake Macquarie lies around the vast blue water expanse, which is Lake Macquarie itself. The lake is a water sports haven, perfect for swimming, diving, snorkelling, fishing, boating, water skiing, jet skiing and many other water sports. Adjacent to the lake along the coastline, you will find many stunning beaches great for swimming and surfing.

There is also plenty to do and see on land with parks, reserves, bushwalking tracks, shopping and galleries.

All of this is just 90 minutes from Sydney and 10 minutes from Newcastle.

Orientation Map for Lake Macquarie


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Lake Macquarie Visitor Information Centre

228-234 Pacific Highway
Swansea, New South Wales
Phone 1800 802 044
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