Where in the world can you find a wobbly swing bridge and an old Weet-Bix factory? You might be surprised to learn that you can see both at Cooranbong in western Lake Macquarie while walking along the banks of peaceful Dora Creek.
If your family feels like a play in a playground and a swim at a gentle lakeside beach on Lake Macquarie, visit Pelican Park. It features a fully fenced playground with play equipment catering to a range of ages.
Newcastle is blessed with beautiful, clean and family-friendly beaches. But which ones suit babies & toddlers or older kids? Here’s info on the best beaches for kids in Newcastle, Lake Macquarie & Port Stephens.
If you’re around Lake Macquarie on Christmas Eve, keep an eye out for Floating Santa also known as Santa on the Lake. Each year, Santa sails around visiting different jetties & handing out lollies to kids.
Go for a dip in the Belmont Baths at Lake Macquarie. The swimming enclosure consists of a shark-netted swimming area and a jetty that’s fun to jump off. There’s plenty of room for everyone including those with inflatables.