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West Wallsend

West Wallsend is located in Lake Macquarie and is a historic mining community, just off the Sydney-Newcastle F3 freeway. 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.

West Wallsend: Where To Go / Sightseeing

TreeTop Adventure Park Newcastle


TreeTop Adventure Park consists of 96 challenges in the tree tops, where participants slide down flying foxes, move from tree to tree on suspension bridges and enjoy many other exciting activities up to 20 metres above the forest floor!

Within the beautiful site of Blue Gum Hills Regional Park enjoy a unique experience high in the trees.

With a large variety of challenges, TreeTop Adventure Park offers a fantastic experience in the tree tops. Most of the challenges are unique, so you can enjoy a great variety of activities. There are 20 flying foxes of different length and height to satisfy everyone.

This sensational experience is carried out at your own pace and rhythm, with each course designed with graded levels of difficulty.

Blue Gum Hills Regional Park offers plenty of barbecue, covered picnic areas, children playground including a maze and toilets.

Come monkey around with them!





Blue Gum Hills Regional Park,
Minmi Road
Minmi, NSW, 2287

Located 4.1K from West Wallsend

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 7.4K from West Wallsend

Heaton State Forest - Watagan Mountains


Heaton State Forest, part of the Watagan Mountains, is a beautiful forest encompassing a variety of visitor experiences and spectacular lookouts showcasing views over the Hunter and Lake Macquarie regions. Heaton State Forest complements the picnic and camping facilities in nearby Olney State Forest.

McLean, Hunter and Heaton lookouts offer outstanding coastal and mountain views. Watagan HQ camping area, an old forest worker campsite, is also available. And of course - being State Forest - you can bring your dog. And don't forget - your visit is free!




Martinsville Road
Cooranbong, NSW, 2265

Located 8.5K from West Wallsend

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 8.5K from West Wallsend

Yamuloong Centre


Yamuloong has been established to provide people of all ages with the opportunity to learn about Aboriginal history and culture whilst exploring the wonders and excitement of the bush tucker trails.

Tours are seen by schools and colleges from not only within the Hunter Valley but as far away as Sydney to compliment their own studies/curriculum and as a perfect introduction to Aboriginal history and culture. Many participants are meeting Aboriginal people for the first time.

The property of over seven acres has been regenerated with native bush plants of Australia and the majority of these plants have a quality significant to the Aboriginal people of Australia.

To compliment the Bush Tucker Walk, visitors to Yamuloong can experience and participate in traditional Aboriginal dance and listen to traditional stories of the Awabakal people.

Visitors can also participate in cultural talks and learn about traditional Aboriginal culture.





71 Prospect Road
Garden Suburb, NSW, 2289

Located 9.9K from West Wallsend

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 10.0K from West Wallsend

West Wallsend: Events

Lake Macquarie City Farmers Market


Experience the passion at the fortnightly, Lake Macquarie City Farmers Market.

Behind the array of an avenue of marquees brimming with vibrant vegetables and fruit you will find melt in your mouth products like goats and sheep cheeses, Turkish, Tibetan, Chinese, Spanish and modern Australian foods, baked breads, patisseries items, meats, seafood, jersey milk, and other gourmet delights. There to serve you are the farmers and artisans who attend rain, hail or shine. They offer their knowledge, enthusiasm, and products that exemplify a passion for local food, and a commitment to farming and the environment, sharing the fruits of their hard work direct to the public.

NSW Farmers Markets have been running farmers markets for 15 years and bring a wealth of experience and a passion for what they do direct to you.

From 'Paddock to Plate', farm fresh and hand made is best.


Event Dates
2016
      9th Oct
      23rd Oct
      13th Nov
      27th Nov
      11th Dec


Creek Reserve Road
Speers Point, NSW, 2284

Located 7.1K from West Wallsend

Lake Macquarie Australia Day Festival


The Australia Day Festival at Lake Macquarie will be a great family friendly day of activities for kids, entertainment, music, amusement rides, and a fireworks display.

Head on down to do your part to help celebrate Australia in style. A day for not just the whole family, but the whole community.


Event Dates
2017
      26th Jan


Speers Point Park,
Park Road
Speers Point, NSW, 2284

Located 7.4K from West Wallsend

Loop the Lake


Loop the Lake is a family fun cycle around Lake Macquarie organised by the Rotary Club of Warners Bay.

Route Marshals, St. John Ambulance and Police will be monitoring the race. The ride will be on rain or shine!

The 16 kilometre Easy Loop starts at 8:30am from Lakeside Park Recreation Reserve, Belmont South.

The 50 kilometre Part Loop starts from 8:30am at Morisset Railway Station Dora Street Carpark.

The 85 kilometre Loop starts at 7am (you may start earlier if you wish) at Speers Point Park.





Parks Road
Speers Point, NSW, 2284

Located 7.4K from West Wallsend

Lake Macquarie Art Bazaar


Art Bazaar will be returning to the shores of beautiful Lake Macquarie at a new location. Hunter Arts Network's first Art Bazaar at Speers Point Park is being held on in April.

Speers Point Park is located in Park Road, Speers Point. The turn off is from The Esplanade - route B57.

Bring the family and enjoy the views of the northern shores of Lake Macquarie, The Lake Macquarie Variety Playground, and Sal's by The Lake Caf? and Kiosk.

Art Bazaar has developed into a major art event for the region which now attracts many visitors from out of the area and is the Hunter's premier artisan and design marketplace. Art Bazaar is a great way to show families and visitors how wonderful this creative community is.





Speers Point Park,
Park Road
Speers Point, NSW, 2284

Located 7.4K from West Wallsend

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