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Brightwaters

Brightwaters is located on the western shores of Lake Macquarie, on the Morisset Peninsula. 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.

Brightwaters: Where To Go / Sightseeing

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 6.0K from Brightwaters

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 8.8K from Brightwaters

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 9.4K from Brightwaters

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 9.5K from Brightwaters

Brightwaters: Events

Morisset Country Club country Music Festival


Country Music Festival Starring Catherine Britt... Anne Kirkpatrick... Wayne Horsburgh plus many more...hosted by Dianne Lindsay and Peter Simpson.

Come along and enjoy the great music.


Event Dates
2016
      15th Oct


Dora Street
Morisset, NSW, 2264

Located 5.8K from Brightwaters

Lake Munmorah Light the Night


Every day 35 Australians are diagnosed with blood cancer. You can bring a little light into their lives by supporting a Leukaemia Foundation Light the Night walk. Raise funds and walk with them this October to help more Australians beat blood cancer through research and support.

Gather with family and friends to shine a beautiful lantern; gold to remember someone, white for your own journey or blue to show you care.

Join the Lake Munmorah Light the Night walk, please visit the website for details.


Event Dates
2016
      23rd Oct


Colongra Bay Road,
Lake Munmorah Community Hall
Lake Munmorah, NSW, 2259

Located 8.8K from Brightwaters

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 9.0K from Brightwaters

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
      8th Oct
      12th Nov
      10th Dec


114 Wyee Road
Wyee, NSW, 2259

Located 9.1K from Brightwaters

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.




Caves Beach Road
Caves Beach, NSW, 2281

Located 9.3K from Brightwaters

Brightwaters: 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 8.9K from Brightwaters

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