Things To Do in Lake Macquarie

Lake Macquarie is an area that is full of diverse, breathtaking views and attractions! Want to know how to take full advantage of your holiday destination?

Thrill Seeker?

Jet Buzz Watersports
Location: Lorikeet Circuit | Cams Wharf

Feel like taking a spin on the water? Their friendly staff will ensure a fun-filled event in the waters of Cams Wharf. Take a thrilling ride on the lake with a jet boat or take the quieter option to sight see the lake in a kayak, paddle boat or stand-up board. Owner, Simon Burn has been running his jet boat on the lake for nearly 10 years and is now firmly ensconced at Raffertys Resort.

Where to eat?

Redhead Beach Café
Location: Red Head Beach Café | Beach Rd, Redhead

What better way to start your Lake Macquarie experience than with beach views and food! Red Head Beach Café offers you a traditional beach-side breakfast or lunch with breathtaking views of golden sand and rocky headlands. It is also a great place to see a full view of the beach whilst indulging in delicious food.

Where to sight see?

Lake Macquarie Cruises
Location: First Street | Behind Awaba House, Booragul

Step aboard on the largest permanent coastal saltwater lake in the southern hemisphere. What a better way to see Lake Macquarie than to be on it with the “M.V. Lady Mac”. A newly refurbished interior, new furnishings and an alfresco sundeck and foredeck. What a perfect way to spend the day with your family. TIP: Go to the foredeck to most likely spot a dolphin!

Where to swim?

Caves Beach
Location: Swansea | Lake Macquarie

Visit this beautiful beach that’s full of magnificent caves, clear blue water and soft sand. Whether you are walking your dog along the coast, swimming in the rock pool or helping your kids build a sandcastle, it’s a great day out. Perfect for a picnic – make use of their BBQ facilities! If not, it’s just a close walk to local cafes.

Where to hike?

Watagans National Park
Location: Bangalow Road | Cooranbong

Perfect way to get some fresh air? Take a day out to see nature and wildlife. Get your sport shoes on to go hiking on a nature filled track. Watagans

National Park is easily accessible and has many lookouts such as Heaton and Monkey Face Lookout. You may even see a wallaby or goanna on the way!

Where to drink?

Saltwater Bar & Dining
Location: Raffertys Resort | Alongside the resort pool

When your day of adventures is over, head on down to Saltwater Bar & Dining for a refreshing cocktail. You’ll be surrounded by the natural beauties of Lake Macquarie, especially at our private Jetty – it’s a Instagram hotspot! Did we mention their chef was recently featured on TV? The Sydney Weekender | Channel 7.

Get pampered.

Revive Remedial
Location: Raffertys Resort | Treatment room on the lake on Lorikeet loop

If you’re here for a holiday, or a simple break, treat yourself! Relax your mind and body to a massage that’s tailored to your body. Relieve all that stress and come out refreshed. You’ll be right at the lake, in the middle of the beauties of Lake Macquarie.

Staying at Raffertys Resort or planning to? See you soon.

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