Home » Articles » Croudace Bay Park: Find out why it’s so popular with Lake Mac families

Croudace Bay Park: Find out why it’s so popular with Lake Mac families

When was the last time you headed to the park at Croudace Bay? This park is a favourite place for lots of locals. It’s used for birthday parties, learning to ride a bike, practising on a skateboard, roller skating, or hanging out with mates. There are so many things to do in this area we wanted to share them all with you. Croudace Bay Park is officially called Thomas H Halton Park. Croudace Bay is nestled between the suburbs of Eleebana and Valentine. 

Croudace Bay Park

Thomas H Halton Park covers 2.4km of the shoreline along our beautiful Lake Macquarie. You can enter the park and walk along the path at either end. There are a few different paths inside the park, however, the main path is perfect for riding a bike or roller skating because of its generous width. The looping path allows you to have an adventure with the kids while getting some valuable exercise at the same time. If you use the main car park, on the left-hand side you’ll see the local skate park.

Skate park

The skate park has a modern design, and you’ll find a mix of both experienced and new skaters. There are plenty of park features to keep the kids busy including a quarter pipe and rails. Often on weekends, you’ll find families with younger kids, learning to skate for the first time. It’s not unusual to see older kids help the younger ones. It’s very family-friendly. Learn more here: Croudace Bay Skate Park

Playground & play

There’s a fantastic pirate ship playground with play equipment that blends perfectly with the greater park area. You’ll find swings, slides, a climbing bridge, water play and BBQ areas. The entire area is fenced so the kids can play without worry. Toilets are located just outside the fence. There are plenty of bubblers and seating for the whole family. You’ll find a multi-purpose sports wall and basketball hoop at the opposite end of the park near the boat ramp. There’s so much for the kids to do! Find out more here: Croudace Bay Playground and Multi-Sports Wall


Picnic area and BBQs

At Croudace Bay Park you’ll find undercover picnic tables and seating plus free gas BBQs. Some picnic tables have a prime position overlooking the lake so you can enjoy the view. The kids will have fun skimming pebbles on the water while you cook the snags. Keep an eye out for the flying fish that jump out of the water or even an octopus or crab that has come close to shore. If you have a young climber in your family,  they will enjoy the trees alongside the lake with great branches for adventuring.

Dog Walking

The Foreshore reserve area is leash-free from sunrise until 10 am daily, and 4:30 pm to sunset Monday to Friday. There is a dog walking club that meets in the mornings with lots of dogs enjoying the freedom of walking without a leash. Click here to see all leash-free areas: LMCC leash-free areas

Enjoying Croudace Bay Park

With open spaces covered in lush green grass and plenty of room for all, this is a great place to spend a few hours enjoying life. Grab your picnic basket, bats and balls, scooters and bikes, and your friends and family. Enjoy a few hours down at Thomas H Halton Park Lake Macquarie, We know you won’t be disappointed.


Want to check out some other places around Lake Mac to explore?

Click through here to our – Out & About section.

Share this post

REcommended Posts