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Valentine

Valentine is located on the north eastern shores of Lake Macquarie and is a popular boating and sailing spot. Located between Belmont and Warners Bay, Valentine has a large foreshore park, with barbeque and picnic facilities, kids activity areas and a skate park. 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.

Valentine: Where To Go / Sightseeing

Lake Macquarie City Art Gallery


Lake Macquarie City Art Gallery is an exceptional cultural and tourist destination. Beautifully located on the shores of Lake Macquarie, the unique precinct embraces expansive leafy grounds, a sculpture park and an award-winning exhibition facility with a national reputation.

The gallery's innovative and relevant program ensures that every visit is a visual treat. Noteworthy touring shows alternate with lively gallery-curated exhibitions featuring nationally significant artists, many of whom share a connection with the Hunter. Strong and respectful Aboriginal projects and exhibitions are integrated within the program.

The gallery shop offers a unique selection of the highest quality handcrafted ceramics, glass, jewellery and textiles, as well as books, catalogues, cards, novelty items and exhibition-related merchandise. Featured are crafts people from the Hunter and Central Coast regions along with work by established and emerging craft practitioners from further afield.

Sharing the gallery's spectacular site is the celebrated Awaba House Restaurant Cafe.




First Street
Booragul, NSW, 2284

Located 4.3K from Valentine

Xtreme Karts Warners Bay


Xtreme Karts Warners Bay is an adrenaline filled, action packed, indoor electric go kart facility in Warners Bay. Their Electric Sodi Karts can reach 70 kilometres per hour and handle like a dream. The facility offers live lap screens and a large track viewing area.

Track marshals are professional and always focused on your safety and happiness. Staff will always go out of their way to ensure you leave the facility smiling ear to ear.

Xtreme Karts cater for Children's parties, Bucks / Hen parties, Corporate parties and just the general Rev Head looking for some fun!





308 Hillsborough Road
Warners Bay, NSW, 2282

Located 5.2K from Valentine

Lake Macquarie Variety Playground


Take the kids to the award winning Lake Macquarie Variety Playground at Speers Point Park. This fully fenced two hectare playground caters to the needs of children of all ages and abilities.

Highlights of the playground are the nine metre giant spiral slide kids will ride again and again, plus a bike circuit and double flying fox. Pack a picnic and enjoy the grassy expanses of the lakeside park, or enjoy a meal from the on site cafe Sal's by the Lake.




Park Road
Speers Point, NSW, 2284

Located 5.5K from Valentine

Valentine: 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.


Event Dates
2017
      15th Apr
      16th Apr


Victory Parade
Toronto, NSW, 2283

Located 3.6K from Valentine

Newcastle Permanent - Lake Macquarie Running Festival


The Lake Macquarie Running Festival includes a Half Marathon (21.1 kilometres), 10.5 kilometres Fun Run and four kilometre Kids Scamper.

This event is a first class (Athletics Australia accredited) event. Events will attract over 3000 competitors to the region. The course is arguably one of the best in Australia. There are very few events run with a total waterfront aspect and boasting total road closure. With all aspects taken into account this could easily become the most desirable running event in Australia.

The Half Marathon competitors will complete two loops between Warners Bay and Speers Point. The Fun Run will complete one loop.

It is waterfront for the complete distance and boasts spectacular views across magnificent Lake Macquarie. The surface is extremely good and the terrain is basically flat with some minor undulations. This is an exceptional runner's course.


Event Dates
2016
      28th Aug


The Esplanade
Warners Bay, NSW, 2282

Located 3.6K from Valentine

Lakefest


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
2017
      17th Feb
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6 Arnott Avenue,
Royal Motor Yacht Club Toronto
Toronto, NSW, 2283

Located 3.7K from Valentine

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 3.9K from Valentine

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