Five Hidden Gems

Make the most of the remaining warm weather discovering these five hidden gems of Lake Macquarie – home to picture perfect swim spots for all kinds of holidaymakers. This coastal escape is just 90 minutes from Sydney and a must for sunny weekend escapes to evade the city crowds and make the most of what mother nature offers.

Ghosties Beach

While the iconic Caves Beach is a firm family favourite, the crowds can often make the sea caves challenging to explore at your own pace – so here’s our top secret – check out the caves at Ghosties Beach instead! Just around Flat Rock Point, Ghosties Beach hosts one of the best walk-through beach caves in Eastern Australia.

Naru Beach

A popular beach for its beauty, Naru Beach is located on the shores of Lake Macquarie, and is a beloved boating destination, swimming spot and perfect paddle boarding area. Soak up the glorious sun while you can with the kids.

Sand Islands

Lake Macquarie’s Sand Islands, just off Naru Beach in Marks Point, are a popular pick among locals in the know, and it’s easy to see why. With multiple islands to choose from, there are plenty of options to pack a picnic and find a secluded sandy spot to set up for the day. This is arguably the most stunning section of the Lake, thanks to its pristine white sand and turquoise water.

Catherine Hill Bay Rock Pool

Dip into one of the best-kept secrets of Lake Mac, Catherine Hill Bay rock pool. This relatively untouched natural pool offers a unique experience for all explorers with its crystal clear aqua water full of marine life. It makes for an idyllic spot to snorkel, swim and explore on a summer’s day.

Gap Creek Falls

The Watagan Mountains are quite well known, however their best-kept secret is Gap Creek Falls, hidden deep within the rainforest. Wander from the Gap Creek picnic area at the end of Bangalow Road through lush foliage and you’ll hear the sounds of the breathtaking 40-metre cascade of water pouring over a cliff face.

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