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Lakeside Picnic & BBQ Areas

Lakeside picnic & BBQ spots

It doesn’t matter what time of year it is in Lake Macquarie, there’s always a good excuse to get out and have a picnic or BBQ. Whether you’re celebrating a birthday, spending time with friends and family or just because it’s a perfect day why not head outside for some al fresco dining? With so many amazing picnic spots in Lake Macquarie to choose from, have a look at our list and make sure you try these amazing places.


Arcadia Reserve Playground

Next to the lake is a small children’s playground, toilets and BBQ.


On the west side of the lake at Shingle Splitters Point Park, overlooking the amazing view of the lake, is a children’s playground, BBQ’s, picnic tables and toilets.


Located on the lake near to Belmont Pool are BBQ’s, picnic tables, showers and toilets.  Sit here and enjoy views across the lake towards Coal Point. If you’re heading down in the warmer months, take your swimmers and go for a swim in Belmont Baths.

Belmont South

Situated on the lakefront at Belmont South Foreshore Park Playground, there are BBQ’s, picnic tables, toilets and a children’s playground.  Watch all the yachts bobbing whilst you enjoy some chill out time.

Blackalls Park

Located on the lakefront in beautiful park land there is a children’s playground, BBQ’s, picnic tables and toilets.

Bolton Point 

Head down to Bolton Point Playground where you’ll find shaded picnic tables and BBQ right next to the lake.

Croudace Bay Park

There are BBQ’s, picnic tables, shaded seating and toilets at this lovely park on the lake. Sit here and relax while you watch the boats sailing past. Croudace Bay Park offers so much including a playground and skate park!

Green Point Recreation Reserve

Head in from The Shores Way at Belmont and along a paved walkway to Sea Eagle Park. You’ll not only find amazing views across the lake to Swansea but also toilets, BBQ’s and sheltered picnic tables. Green Point Reserve is a must visit family outing.

Murrays Beach

Whilst Murrays Beach is on the lake this is a lovely place to spend a lazy afternoon.  There’s a children’s playground, toilets, BBQ’s and picnic tables.

Myuna Bay

Located directly on the foreshore of Lake Macquarie there is a small children’s playground, BBQ’s, picnic tables and toilets. Myuna Bay picnic area is a must-visit.


Nord’s Wharf

At Baxter Park Playground, located on the lakefront is a children’s playground, picnic tables, BBQ and toilets.  A beautiful spot to relax and enjoy the view.


Next to the lake is a fully fenced children’s playground with BBQ, picnic tables and toilets.

Rathmines Recreation Area

You’ll find BBQ’s, picnic seating, toilets and a children’s playground at this peaceful park on the west side of the lake.

Speers Point Park

This is a beautiful, spacious park with a dedicated children’s playground, wide promenade, sheltered seating, BBQ’s and toilets. 


Under the shade of the tree’s, relax and let the kids have a play whilst you use the picnic tables, BBQ and enjoy the view. There are also toilets located here. Find out why kids love Sunshine.

Swansea Heads

At Reid’s Reserve overlooking the Swansea channel is a small children’s playground. There are 2 BBQ’s, picnic tables and toilets. Just along from the park are the Swansea Heads tidal rock pools. Grab your swimmers and take the kids exploring.


Toronto Bay Foreshore Playground is a beautiful park on the lakefront where you can enjoy a BBQ.  There are toilets a short walk away and you are close to local restaurants, cafes and the jetty.


On the lakefront at Toronto Lions Park Playground there are BBQ’s, shaded picnic tables and toilets.


At Bennett Park on the shores of Lake Macquarie is a refurbished children’s playground, BBQ’s, picnic tables and toilets.  A short walk along you can enter Green Point Reserve.

Wangi Wangi

Situated at Dobell Memorial Park Playground is a small children’s playground with picnic tables, BBQ’s and toilets.

Wangi Wangi

At Wangi Holiday Park Reserve Playground you’ll find a small children’s playground.  There are BBQ’s, picnic tables and toilets.