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Dora Creek

Dora Creek is located on the western shores of Lake Macquarie, near Morisset. It is a unique community, bordered on two sides by water, with Dora Creek on one side and Lake Eraring on the other. 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.

Dora Creek: 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 4.5K from Dora Creek

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 7.8K from Dora Creek

Dora Creek: Events

Jetblack 24 Hour

The 2017 edition of the JetBlack 24 Hour will be held at Awaba MTB Park near Newcastle, the home track of the Hunter MTB Association! Race for 24 hours solo or in teams or pick one of the 6 plus 6 hour categories where you get to rest overnight.

This will be the first time that such a long mountain bike race will be held at Awaba and all its best trail sections will be linked up to an awesome 24-hour circuit - the race will be on good-old bush singletrails, the kind that will make your heart sing and your legs burn. It will take you deep into the rainforest on the foothills of the Watagans - the the cool and moist air will bring respite as the salad bowl spins you around and back onto those flowy Awaba trails that make it one of the most-loved mountain bike destinations on the East Coast.

Racers can sign up online and spectator entry is free. Great entertainment program with DJ and free kids race on a custom-built junior trail.

Be a #rockytrailracer and enjoy cross-country racing at its best.

Event Dates
      18th Feb
      19th Feb

Mount Faulk Road
Cooranbong, NSW, 2265

Located 8.5K from Dora Creek

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
      30th Oct

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

Located 8.9K from Dora Creek

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
      12th Nov
      10th Dec

114 Wyee Road
Wyee, NSW, 2259

Located 10.4K from Dora Creek

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.

54 The Boulevarde
Toronto, NSW, 2283

Located 11.7K from Dora Creek

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
      15th Apr
      16th Apr

Victory Parade
Toronto, NSW, 2283

Located 11.9K from Dora Creek


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

Located 12.0K from Dora Creek

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.

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

Located 13.4K from Dora Creek

Dora Creek: 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 12.7K from Dora Creek

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