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Rathmines

Rathmines is located on the western shores of Lake Macquarie. It is a quiet historical town with peaceful parklands and beautiful views of the lake. Rathmines was once home to the Rathmines Park Catalina Sea Plane Base, the major RAAF seaplane base from 1939 to 1952. Explore the base on a guided walk or enjoy a picnic by the lake's edge.

Rathmines: 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 2.9K from Rathmines

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 7.1K from Rathmines

Rathmines: Events

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.




Victory Parade
Toronto, NSW, 2283

Located 3.7K from Rathmines

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.




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

Located 4.0K from Rathmines

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.





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

Located 6.2K from Rathmines

Rathmines: 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 6.6K from Rathmines

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