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The Southlake area of Lake Macquarie is located at the foot of the Watagan Mountains. The calm waterways and quiet rural communities of Southlake include Morisset, Dora Creek, Cooranbong, Wyee and the Watagan National Park. Enjoy water sports, bushwalking and horse riding in the mountains.

Discover the art and craft houses of Cooranbong or relax with a picnic by the lake on the Morisset Peninsula. Morisset is a thriving town centre with shops, services and restaurants. Stop at Dora Creek, the first town to be established in Lake Macquarie in 1840, and feed ducks from one of its many picnic spots on the water.

Cooranbong: Where To Go / Sightseeing

The Elephant Shop


Visit The Elephant Shop and travel through South America, with carefully selected crystals and artefacts that nature has splendidly created. Globetrotting across to North Africa and the ancient region of Egypt creates another dimension for the avid collector. Sailing onto India brings colour and sensory delights of the orient for everyone to enjoy the magic of exotic gifts and fragrances. The feng shui and luck from China come in the guise of crystals, gemstones and semi-precious decorator items. Meandering along to Thailand offers an exquisite array of furniture, decorator items and artwork that hold an appeal to all. Hand carved figurines which are totally unique create inspiration.

From this journey, The Elephant Shop is able to combine an attractive selection of hand crafted gift items, decorator furniture and exquisite range of crystals, semi precious stones and jewellery to fascinate, tantalise, and inspire.






567 Freemans Drive
Cooranbong, NSW, 2265

Located 0.0K from Cooranbong

Lake Mac Kayak and Bike Hire


Lake Mac Kayak, SUP and Bike Hire is a mobile hire business servicing and delivering to all areas of Lake Macquarie.

Kayak or paddle board around the Lake or ride to Morisset Hospital to see the Kangaroos. Delivery is free for one day or multi-day hires. All hire prices include life jackets, paddles and helmets. Large groups welcome. No experience necessary. Hires available all year.

Make the most of your time in the Lake Macquarie area and get out on the water!




1a Sunshine Parade
Sunshine, NSW, 2264

Located 11.0K from Cooranbong

Dobell House


Dobell House is the home and studio of Sir William Dobell, one of Australia's greatest artists, on the shores of beautiful Lake Macquarie.

Explore Sir William's unique home with its original furniture, personal memorabilia and family mementos. Browse an extensive exhibition illustrating his life and work from the 1920s until his death at Wangi in 1970. Experience his studio just the way it was when he painted there. See what he saw when he painted some of his great paintings.

Listen to a 1963 radio interview in which Sir William talks about himself and his work, or watch a video program featuring another interview with him actually recorded in the House. Study a transcript of the famous 1944 courtcase when Dobell and the NSW Art Gallery were sued by two unsuccessful entrants in the 1943 Archibald who claimed Dobell's prize-winning painting of fellow artist Joshua Smith was not a portrait.




47 Dobell Drive
Wangi Wangi, NSW, 2267

Located 12.2K from Cooranbong

Cooranbong: Events

Avondale School Family Festival


Avondale School Family Festival is a popular annual community event that serves up an exciting program of live entertainment and a dynamic carnival atmosphere. There is something for everyone and age!

Carnival rides, bands and live performances, market and produce stalls, petting zoos, face painting, pony rides, motocross stunt shows, helicopter joy flights and much more....

Purchase all day ride armbands online for early bird discounts by visiting the web site.


Event Dates
2016
      11th Sep


119 Avondale Road
Cooranbong, NSW, 2265

Located 1.8K from Cooranbong

Wyee Markets


Wyee Markets are held on the second Saturday of each month, starting in March, in the grounds of Wyee Community Hall from 8.30am to 1pm.

The markets have fresh produce, plants, bric a brac, homemade soaps, candles, greeting cards, conserves, fresh eggs, new and used clothing, food, pony rides, jumping castle, face painting, ice creams, arts, crafts, musical instruments, new and second hand tools, home wares, jewellery, toys, handmade furniture, entertainment and much more.

Wyee Markets? Why not?

Enquiries to Michael on the phone number provided.


Event Dates
2016
      10th Sep
      8th Oct
      12th Nov
      10th Dec


114 Wyee Road
Wyee, NSW, 2259

Located 11.3K from Cooranbong

Rathmines Catalina Festival


October will see the Rathmines Catalina Memorial Park Association Inc. host the 8th annual Catalina Festival at Rathmines Lake Macquarie.

The festival will be one of largest yet with a large air display, a wide range of land based activities for families to see, touch and experience, sea planes, gliders and a lot of history.

At the former RAAF seaplane base at Rathmines, once the largest flying boat base in the South Pacific, a tightly packed and spectacular air show will have visitors in awe of breathtaking stunts and flying manoeuvres. Paul Bennet Airshows has created a program with 15 different aircraft and flight teams which will fly from mid morning until the end of the festival with the highlight being the Catalina Flyover in the afternoon.


Event Dates
2016
      30th Oct


Rathmines Park,
Stilling Street,
Corner of Dorrington Road
Rathmines, NSW, 2283

Located 12.5K from Cooranbong

Raw Challenge Central Coast Mud and Obstacle Run


With an obstacle on average every 150 metres the six kilometre course with more than 40 obstacles, is sure to challenge all fitness levels, provide a sense of achievement and capture awesome memories.

Registrations are available for both individuals and teams. It's a great family fun atmosphere with a designated youth wave for the seven to twelve age bracket. So bring your friends, bring your family and enjoy the music, tasty food, cold beers and amusements for everyone. All the ingredients needed for an awesome day out!

Located about an hour North of Sydney on the Central Coast, Doyalson Raw Challenge is nationally recognised for the most amount of obstacles in an obstacle event! Being one of the flatter terrains across the locations it is made up through plenty more obstacles with awesome viewing points for spectators, so be sure to bring along your supporters.


Event Dates
2016
      24th Sep
      25th Sep


110 Pacific Highway
Doyalson, NSW, 2262

Located 14.9K from Cooranbong

Greater Toronto Spring Fair


The Greater Toronto Spring Fair will have things such as entertainment, stalls, activities, and displays from local businesses. Three stages will present a great range of entertainment.

Showtime will house local performers or groups along with some special guests.

Fashion Parades, Fun for Kids stage will be keeping younger folk entertained with a great variety of performances. Town Criers will keep you informed of What's On during the day.

From the artisans in the art and craft area to the homewares on sale in Homemaker Central, you are sure to find something to please. All the local cafes and restaurants will be open along a selection of fair food and treat stalls. Come along to enjoy the fun of the fair.


Event Dates
2016
      22nd Oct


54 The Boulevarde
Toronto, NSW, 2283

Located 14.9K from Cooranbong

Lakemac Heritage Festival


The Lakemac Heritage Festival is a significant National event with boats coming from all over Australia and around 80 classic boats on display - steam, sail, motor and oared craft of all sizes. Boats must be of a design prior to 1975 but may have been built at anytime from any material.

Over the two days of the event, visitors are treated to model boat demonstrations and races, displays, market stalls, kids games, vintage farm machinery, an art exhibition, historical displays, vintage cars and trucks, entertainment and, of course, the "Quick and Dirty" boat building competition held on the Sunday of the festival.

The event culminates in a Grand Parade and Blessing of the Fleet at 3pm on the Sunday afternoon. The event celebrates the rich history of Lake Macquarie.


Event Dates
2017
      15th Apr
      16th Apr


Victory Parade
Toronto, NSW, 2283

Located 15.1K from Cooranbong

Lakefest


Lakefest is a celebration of Lake Macquarie's aquatic lifestyle and rich maritime history.

The Heaven Can Wait regatta involves sailing yachts, dinghies and skiffs racing around Lake Macquarie for up to 24 hours and raises money for Cancer Council NSW.

Lakefest will include sailing events and water-based sporting and social activities including a Twilight Race, Paddlefest, and Junior Pirate Fun Race.


Event Dates
2017
      17th Feb
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6 Arnott Avenue,
Royal Motor Yacht Club Toronto
Toronto, NSW, 2283

Located 15.1K from Cooranbong

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