Lake Macquarie & Newcastle Outdoor Activities & Adventures

Lake Macquarie and Newcastle offer a diverse range of outdoor attractions for visitors and locals alike. You’ve got a smorgasbord of incredible beaches to choose from. Nobbys Beach, Bar Beach, Redhead and Merewether Beach are all gorgeous.

Glenrock State Conservation Area offers bushwalking, mountain biking, and horse riding, while Lake Macquarie is a popular spot for fishing, sailing, and water sports. The area also features several walking tracks, including the Newcastle Memorial Walk and the Fernleigh Track, which offers a 15km path passing through parks and nature reserves.

You’ve also got the wild Watagan National Park inland and the spectacular Port Stephens region to the north.

Get out there!


Choose from one or more of the experiences below and journey around the map to see where they're found.


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Acknowledgement of Country

We acknowledge that this land on which we tread, whilst beautiful and revered by us, has even deeper layers of significance for its Traditional Owners; we pay our respects to elders past, present and emerging.

We Are Explorers is aware that the land is never truly being explored anew, given the ancient cultures that came before us who still call this land their home.

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