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Buttaba is located on the western side of Lake Macquarie, between Toronto and Wangi Wangi. 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.

Buttaba: 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 2.5K from Buttaba

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 6.7K from Buttaba

Buttaba: Events

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
      22nd Nov
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      22nd Nov


Market Street
Wangi Wangi, NSW, 2267

Located 2.0K from Buttaba

Rathmines Catalina Festival


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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
2015
      25th Oct
2016
      25th Oct


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

Located 2.2K from Buttaba

Greater Toronto Spring Fair


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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
2015
      17th Oct
2016
      17th Oct


54 The Boulevarde
Toronto, NSW, 2283

Located 4.7K from Buttaba

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
2016
      26th Mar
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Victory Parade
Toronto, NSW, 2283

Located 4.8K from Buttaba

Lakefest


Lakefest is a celebration of Lake Macquarie's aquatic lifestyle and rich maritime history. The festival kicks off on 19 February, 2016 and continues through to 28 February, 2016.

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.


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

Located 5.1K from Buttaba

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 7.7K from Buttaba

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 8.3K from Buttaba

Buttaba: 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 7.7K from Buttaba

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