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Sitting around 160 metres above sea level, Munibung Hill connects the suburbs of Warners Bay, Speers Point, Boolaroo and Macquarie Hills. Even Argenton and Glendale are also attached to this historic land. If this hill could talk it would tell many stories. From the Awabakal people and it’s significance during dream time to the early
So many times during this adventure we stopped, closed our eyes, and listened to the wildlife. The birds were definitely a standout. From the familiar cry of the black crow to the chattering sounds of our happy lorikeets. We have admired this piece of land from the water many times, but now it’s taken on
When’s the last time you visited Mount Sugarloaf? Many of us visited as kids and have since viewed the summit from a distance. Some have never taken the drive over to West Wallsend to climb Lake Macquarie’s highest point or enjoy a Mount Sugarloaf walk. If you’ve forgotten about this hidden gem add it to
We never imagined the steep descent at the start would lead down to a rehabilitated pathway along Kilaben Creek. Starting on a fire trail, our expectations were low that this walk would get any better. We were very wrong about the Kilaben Bay walk. Weaving our way through the bushland the adventure just kept delivering
Wangi Point State Conservation Area is full of surprises. Its rocky platforms, countless coves & bays stretching south from Rathmines, provides a natural playground for the kids. Then the ‘seats of serenity’ perfectly positioned along the way, allows visitors to immerse themselves in their surroundings. We also loved the view of Pulbuh Island and walking
A stunning coastal viewpoint meets gorgeous native heath on the coast of Lake Macquarie. This is where you’ll find Awabakal Nature Reserve. On this adventure walk you’ll find plenty of surprises. I never get bored with experiencing a new perspective of Lake Mac. The Awabakal Reserve coastal bushland, stretches approximately 228 ha from Dudley through
There are so many awesome walking tracks in Lake Macquarie you can do with the kids. Here’s 5 we love to do and they’re all a little different. Enjoy!   Green Point, Lake Macquarie Green Point Reserve is nestled along the foreshore of Lake Macquarie between the suburbs of Belmont and Valentine. The site covers
Did you know about the Spring bird migration that happens every year at Coon Island Swansea? Traveling epic journey’s from the Arctic Circle, shorebirds arrive tired and hungry on the shoreline of Coon Island. Positioned right at the water’s edge on Coon Island Point is a bird-watching platform. Here you’ll watch in amazement as various
Every time we venture somewhere new we learn so much and Belmont Lagoon told a story of many tales. From the history of Cold Tea Creek to the building remains on the spit, it was like peeling back an onion with so many layers. What remains today is a body of water, connected to Lake
From the moment you begin this trail, you’ll see the work which has gone into the regeneration, preservation, and conservation of the area. A credit to Landcare, Lake Macquarie Council, and especially the work of community volunteers. We walked amongst the native ferns, along the bushland trail navigating our way along Galgabba Point Walk to
Running parallel to the beach and weaving its way through the coastal landscape is Owens Walk at Redhead. There is so much to see from the viewing platforms to the shaded pathway leading you right to the local wetlands. These wetlands cross over through Belmont & Redhead. This walk is perfect to explore the local
Tucked away just past the sea caves at Caves Beach is a coastal walk which showcases the gorgeous cliffs and landscape of the area. You’ll stumble upon Spoon Rock Bay and the break wall that protects it. Discover scenic views right into Newcastle, and appreciate our unique Pinny Beach with it’s coarse, pebbly sand. The
Hidden at the back of the old Sanitarium factory is the Cooranbong swing bridge. The bridge is full of character and history. The swing bridge is well known to the locals on the western side of Lake Macquarie. However, it’s also a well-kept secret. At first, it’s a little tricky to find, especially if you’re
Even though the Watagans state forest is technically in Cessnock council area, you won’t get a better aerial view of Lake Macquarie.  Well, unless you jump out of a plane that is. Might be good for some of us, but I’m more of a nature lover than skydiver these days. I hadn’t been to the
‘Green Point’ as it’s referred to by the locals, connects the suburbs of Belmont and Valentine through Green Point Reserve. From Belmont, you can make your way along a flat path to the picturesque Green Point Foreshore at Cardiff Point. Entering via Valentine is a walk of discovery, as the natural stairs and trail wraps
In Lake Macquarie, we are completely spoilt living in and around our lake. However, Lake Mac has many more amazing places to explore and they’re all very accessible once you know where to find them. The Yuelarbah track along Glenrock Lagoon is definitely one of them.   History of Glenrock As with many areas in