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Allambee park, playground, and cafes at Valentine.

Well known for it’s ANZAC Day service, Allambee Park offers families a place to unwind and relax while the kids run and play. You could be catching up with friends or holding a birthday party. Kids will love the playground, and parents will love the cafes and convenience of the local strip shops. From a post office to an IGA, cakes, coffee and an awesome butcher, it may just become a regular spot to visit.


How to get to Allambee park playground

Heading along Croudace Bay Road, turn at the lights onto Tallawalla Road. Then turn right into Dilkera Ave and follow it all the way through to the shops and park/playground. There’s parking opposite the shops, or you can park on the street around Allambee Park itself.

You’ll find plenty of room to throw a picnic rug, or choose one of the many tables and bench seats scattered around the park. 

What you’ll find at Valentine

At the shops you’ll find 3 businesses serving takeaway coffee, an awesome hot food takeaway (delicious fish & chips), and loads of options for lunch. You can grab a wrap, salad or hot food from the IGA or cafes. You’ll also find a butcher, chemist, post office, hairdresser and bottle shop.

There is a large undercover BBQ area, perfect for big gatherings, a new toilet block and an awesome playground.


Allambee park playground

The nest swing is always full of kids laughing and playing. The best thing about this playground is that it’s central to the park, so you can sit anywhere and still see the kids. The swing set also has a toddler and regular swing.

The climbing equipment is perfect for younger kids and very easy to navigate. With some stepping stones, a medium sized slide and plenty of ways up and down, kids will have fun for hours. You’ll hear plenty of laughter coming from the small flying-fox as well.

This park is also perfect to kick around a soccer ball, or hold a small game of cricket with friends. The gorgeous trees make for a great game of hide-and-seek as well.


Pack the picnic rug, hats and sunscreen, and call into Allambee Park Playground for a few hours. Arrive with an empty belly and choose from a wide selection of lunch or dinner options at the shops. A gorgeous atmosphere relaxing under the trees in a lovely part of Lake Mac. It’s one to add to your list of places to visit and support local first.

Want to find more adventures here in Lake Macquarie? Check out our Out & About section.

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