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Aerial View of Coast

LOCAL SIGHTS

Discover a region blessed with an abundance of beautiful sights.

 

Explore the popular sea caves at Caves Beach. Go for a morning swim with the locals at the Belmont Baths. Or bush-walk to the spectacular waterfalls in the Watagans National Park. 

 

Come and find out for yourself why locals consider the area such a
well-kept secret..

Lake Macquarie

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As the largest saltwater lake in the Southern Hemisphere, the beautiful Lake Macquarie is ideal for water sports and coastal getaways. 

Come and join the locals where the dress code is always 'relaxed' and the soundtrack is the lapping of waves on the lake’s shore.

Blacksmiths Beach

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With a breakwall that acts as the border between the beach and the Swansea Channel, Blacksmiths Beach is a great spot for swimmers, walkers, cyclists and anglers.

Catherine Hill Bay 

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Take a stroll around a State Heritage-listed historic coal mining village which takes its name from the ship which ran aground here in 1867.

 

Nestled in the hinterland just south of Swansea, the 19th-century miners' cottages in Catherine Hill Bay mark the oldest continuous settlement in Lake Macquarie.

Caves Beach

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A very popular attraction in the area is Caves Beach. It is a beautiful unspoilt beach with stunning coastal views.

 

Make sure you time your visit for low tide so that you can check out the stunning caves for which the area is named.

Belmont Baths

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Join the locals for a dip at the Belmont Baths.

 

With a netted swimming area set along a 70 metre jetty, it has sheltered picnic spots and family-friendly amenities.

Watagans National Park

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Encompassing dense rainforests, creeks and waterfalls, Watagans Natonal Park boasts some of the country’s finest rainforest scenery.

 

The area also houses a rich cultural heritage with more than 40 Aboriginal sites highlight art and engraving techniques, and remnants showcasing settlement history in the area.

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