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Blackalls Park

Blackalls Park is located on the western side of Lake Macquarie, near Fassifern and Toronto. One of the largest coastal saltwater lakes in the Southern Hemisphere, Lake Macquarie is surrounded by cosy holiday towns like Belmont, Wangi Wangi, Cooranbong, Swansea and Toronto. Enjoy a sunny afternoon in one of the many boats that grace the shimmering water, catch a wave at one of four patrolled beaches or venture into the mountains for a picnic lunch and sightseeing walk. There are a mammoth 92 towns and villages, 29 public boat ramps, 28 public jetties and wharves and seven marina berths around Lake Macquarie, making it the perfect family holiday destination.

Blackalls Park: Where To Go / Sightseeing

Lake Macquarie City Art Gallery


Lake Macquarie City Art Gallery is an exceptional cultural and tourist destination. Beautifully located on the shores of Lake Macquarie, the unique precinct embraces expansive leafy grounds, a sculpture park and an award-winning exhibition facility with a national reputation.

The gallery's innovative and relevant program ensures that every visit is a visual treat. Noteworthy touring shows alternate with lively gallery-curated exhibitions featuring nationally significant artists, many of whom share a connection with the Hunter. Strong and respectful Aboriginal projects and exhibitions are integrated within the program.

The gallery shop offers a unique selection of the highest quality handcrafted ceramics, glass, jewellery and textiles, as well as books, catalogues, cards, novelty items and exhibition-related merchandise. Featured are crafts people from the Hunter and Central Coast regions along with work by established and emerging craft practitioners from further afield.

Sharing the gallery's spectacular site is the celebrated Awaba House Restaurant Cafe.




First Street
Booragul, NSW, 2284

Located 4.1K from Blackalls Park

Lake Macquarie Variety Playground


Take the kids to the award winning Lake Macquarie Variety Playground at Speers Point Park. This fully fenced two hectare playground caters to the needs of children of all ages and abilities.

Highlights of the playground are the nine metre giant spiral slide kids will ride again and again, plus a bike circuit and double flying fox. Pack a picnic and enjoy the grassy expanses of the lakeside park, or enjoy a meal from the on site cafe Sal's by the Lake.




Park Road
Speers Point, NSW, 2284

Located 5.4K from Blackalls Park

Blackalls Park: Events

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
      18th Feb
      19th Feb
      20th Feb
      21st Feb
      22nd Feb
      23rd Feb
      24th Feb
      25th Feb
      26th Feb


6 Arnott Avenue,
Royal Motor Yacht Club Toronto
Toronto, NSW, 2283

Located 1.5K from Blackalls Park

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 1.8K from Blackalls Park

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 1.8K from Blackalls Park

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

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

Located 4.3K from Blackalls Park

Lake Macquarie City Farmers Market


Experience the passion at the fortnightly, Lake Macquarie City Farmers Market.

Behind the array of an avenue of marquees brimming with vibrant vegetables and fruit you will find melt in your mouth products like goats and sheep cheeses, Turkish, Tibetan, Chinese, Spanish and modern Australian foods, baked breads, patisseries items, meats, seafood, jersey milk, and other gourmet delights. There to serve you are the farmers and artisans who attend rain, hail or shine. They offer their knowledge, enthusiasm, and products that exemplify a passion for local food, and a commitment to farming and the environment, sharing the fruits of their hard work direct to the public.

NSW Farmers Markets have been running farmers markets for 15 years and bring a wealth of experience and a passion for what they do direct to you.

From 'Paddock to Plate', farm fresh and hand made is best.


Event Dates
2016
      9th Oct
      23rd Oct
      13th Nov
      27th Nov
      11th Dec


Creek Reserve Road
Speers Point, NSW, 2284

Located 5.3K from Blackalls Park

Loop the Lake


Loop the Lake is a family fun cycle around Lake Macquarie organised by the Rotary Club of Warners Bay.

Route Marshals, St. John Ambulance and Police will be monitoring the race. The ride will be on rain or shine!

The 16 kilometre Easy Loop starts at 8:30am from Lakeside Park Recreation Reserve, Belmont South.

The 50 kilometre Part Loop starts from 8:30am at Morisset Railway Station Dora Street Carpark.

The 85 kilometre Loop starts at 7am (you may start earlier if you wish) at Speers Point Park.





Parks Road
Speers Point, NSW, 2284

Located 5.4K from Blackalls Park

Lake Macquarie Art Bazaar


Art Bazaar will be returning to the shores of beautiful Lake Macquarie at a new location. Hunter Arts Network's first Art Bazaar at Speers Point Park is being held on in April.

Speers Point Park is located in Park Road, Speers Point. The turn off is from The Esplanade - route B57.

Bring the family and enjoy the views of the northern shores of Lake Macquarie, The Lake Macquarie Variety Playground, and Sal's by The Lake Caf? and Kiosk.

Art Bazaar has developed into a major art event for the region which now attracts many visitors from out of the area and is the Hunter's premier artisan and design marketplace. Art Bazaar is a great way to show families and visitors how wonderful this creative community is.





Speers Point Park,
Park Road
Speers Point, NSW, 2284

Located 5.4K from Blackalls Park

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