Lake Macquarie is the perfect laidback escape. Enjoy peaceful strolls or bike rides around the lake foreshore, swim ur surf on one of the many beaches or take an easy walk through the Watagan mountains to a nice BBQ spot. While on the lake there is ample to keep you content with fishing, swimming, boating, sailing, water skiing and scuba diving to choose from. Or, if you feel like slowing down with a drink and a good book, let the ambience of gentle lapping water caress your cares away.
If you are seeking the essence of Lake Macquarie then the theme truly is relaxed, coastal living, by the beach, on the lakes edge and up in the mountains.
The citys beauty comes from its stunning natural attractions. Long stretches of sandy beach and coastline join with a lake that appears as a vast inland sea. Backdropping this is the Watagan Mountain wilderness area, a pristine environment which offers a birds eye view of the lower Hunter Region.
Linking the beaches, lake and mountains are over ninety villages and communities dotted throughout the city. Quiet beachside suburbs, bustling lakeside communities, key town centres and sleepy mountainside villages all combine to give the city a relaxed tone.
Just 90 minutes drive north of Sydney and you have escaped a chaotic pace for a peaceful, laidback retreat, where you cant help but slow down.