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Blacksmiths

Blacksmiths is located on the eastern side of Lake Macquarie, between Belmont and Swansea. The town has a patrolled beach and also borders the lake. 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.

Blacksmiths: Where To Go / Sightseeing

Blacksmiths Beach


Blacksmiths Beach is a patrolled beach at the southern end of a nine mile stretch of coastline. It is popular with families, as it is known as being safe for swimming. The breakwall, which acts as the border between the beach and the Swansea Channel is also popular with walkers, cyclists and fishermen. Blacksmiths Beach is also home to Swansea/Belmont Surf Lifesaving Club.




Access off Gommera Street
Blacksmiths, NSW, 2281

Located 0.6K from Blacksmiths

Caves Beach


Caves Beach is well known for its namesake - a network of sea caves at the southern end of the beach, which can be explored at low tide. Caves Beach has well maintained barbecue facilities and a picnic area. Bring the family down to Caves Beach for a great day out.




Mawson Close
Caves Beach, NSW, 2281

Located 3.2K from Blacksmiths

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 6.3K from Blacksmiths

Catherine Hill Bay Beach


Catherine Hill Bay is largely untouched by development, and the coastline looks as it would have 100 years ago, with a stunning beach, popular for fishing, surfing and swimming. The beach also has the unusual icon of a large coal loading jetty, which has only recently been decommissioned. The beach is patrolled in the warmer months.




Flowers Drive
Catherine Hill Bay, NSW, 2281

Located 8.6K from Blacksmiths

Blacksmiths: Events

Lake Macquarie Carnival


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Summer Family fun in South Belmont Reserve, Lake Macquarie. Lots of rides for young and old, with tasty carnival foods like fairy floss and dagwood dogs. Games of skill daily from 6:30pm -10pm.

Lots of free parking and free entry to all. Every Tuesday night there is an unlimited ride armband special so the kids can ride all night long for one flat fee.



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692A Pacific Highway
Belmont, NSW, 2280

Located 3.1K from Blacksmiths

Caves Beach Ocean Swim


The inaugural Caves Beach Ocean Swim was conducted on 18 March, 2004, and every year since swimmers assemble at Caves Beach Surf Lifesaving Club for pre race registration and instruction prior to the swim start.

The area provides a lovely secluded beach for the local swimmers and a great starting point for the race. Unique from most other swims, the race can be viewed in its entirety from the elevated headland, placing you, the spectator close to all the action in the water.

The presentation is scheduled for between 12pm and 12.30pm at the Caves Beach Surf Club, followed by a live band on the club forecourt.

Please refer to the website for further details.


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2016
      27th Feb


Caves Beach Road
Caves Beach, NSW, 2281

Located 3.5K from Blacksmiths

Artist Margo Humphries at Gallery and Grind


Margo Humphries is the guest artist at Gallery and Grind during January and February.

Gallery and Grind is a family run business that incorporates both a cafe and an art gallery in one space. The cafe prepares and serves delicious light food that has vegetarian, gluten-free, and dairy-free options to cater to any preference. The menu is simple food, made fresh every day, and includes coffee, gelato, light meals, house baked goods and much more. Gallery and Grind also strive to have the best quality coffee, made just the way you like it every time.



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Gallery and Grind,
600 Pacific Highway
Belmont North, NSW, 2280

Located 4.5K from Blacksmiths

Rathmines Catalina Festival


*** Latest event details are yet to be confirmed ***
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.


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2015
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Rathmines Park,
Stilling Street,
Corner of Dorrington Road
Rathmines, NSW, 2283

Located 6.8K from Blacksmiths

Wangigaine Socialgaine Six Hour


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The Wan-gi-gaine Socialgaine is a suburban rogaine. Rogaining is the sport of cross country navigation. Teams of two to five people are provided with a map and set their own course and pace. Each team / competitor is also provided with a watch to record their times to each flag and points.

There is a mass start and a mass finish, competitors can finish early however late finishes are penalised with point deductions. This course has pram friendly route options. 300 to 400 competitors are expected with some of the top runners in the country competing to try and collect all flags.


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2015
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Market Street
Wangi Wangi, NSW, 2267

Located 6.9K from Blacksmiths

Blacksmiths: Travel Tips

Lake Macquarie Visitor Information Centre


The Lake Macquarie Tourism team has extensive knowledge of the local area, and beyond. They are here to not only service visitors but also the local community.

There is an extensive collection of maps, guides, brochures and information relating to great things to see and do in Lake Macquarie. Before you venture out, drop in to the Centre and you might be surprised what's on offer in their local region.

Lake Macquarie Tourism can help you find the best deal on accommodation, activities and tours.

Free internet access is also available.




228-234 Pacific Highway
Swansea, NSW, 2281

Located 2.2K from Blacksmiths

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