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Bike and walking Trails      Caves Beach Walk From the Caves Beach Car Park follow the path above the cliff line down to Spoon Rocks which has the remains of the break wall constructed to load coal into ships. From Spoon Rocks Follow the path along to Quarries Head which overlooks the ocean, this can be a great spot for whale and dolphin watching. (5-6 km)          Fernleigh Track This track follows a disused coal haul rail line between Adamstown and Belmont and passes through the suburbs of Belmont, Jewells, Redhead, Whitebridge, Kahibah, and terminating at Adamstown.  The 15 km track is easy access and travels through the Belmont Wetlands State Park, Awabakal Nature Reserve and Glenrock State Conservation Area. Former stations, tunnels and heritage railway relics are visible from the Track. Accessible via: Dibbs Street, Adamstown. Station Street, Whitebridge (car park available). Cowlishaw Street, Redhead (car park available). Oakdale Road, Gateshead. Wommara Avenue, Jewells (car park available). Railway Parade, Belmont (car park available).     Galgabba Point An easy flat walk along a bush path in the lakeside suburb of Swansea. Start at  the Old Pacific Highway (access via Marks Street) No Pets are allowed (1.5km)      Glenrock Lagoon Access is via Kahibah near the old railway station Burwood Road Kahibah. Start from the car park near the Fernleigh Track and descend down a wooden ramp in to the forest. Cross Flaggy Creek over a wooden bridge. The track climbs through the forest to emerge at Leichardt lookout on the cliff top. Then you continue to Glenrock Lagoon and Legge Beach (2km) Wheelchair friendly (no Pets)      Glenrock Mountain A TOP-CLASS mountain bike trail network in the Glenrock State Conservation Area. The National Parks and Wildlife Service worked with mountain bike enthusiasts to establish the 14 kilometres of trails, enlisting a world-renowned trail consultant to oversee and approve the work. Access is from the corner of Gun Club Road and Fernleigh Loop, Highfields.      Green Point Reserve Originally the site of mining activities this walk has three main access points; the end of Dilkera Avenue at Valentine, Green Point Drive behind Belmont Hospital and the main entrance from The Shores Way at Belmont where there is the main car park. The Centenary of Federation Heritage Trail is flat and easy access for prams and  wheelchairs. Historic Markers give insight into the history of the area. The track rises slightly towards Sea Eagle Park which is a former gravel quarry. This been transformed into a picturesque grassy picnic area with amenities; free electric bbq’s, toilets, picnic tables, shelters and drinking water. Return is by the same path The beauty of Green point is that there are several track variations. You can follow the waters edge, or go inland to more bushland environments. (Pets not permitted)        Kilaben Bay Boardwalk An elevated Boardwalk winding along Kilaben Creek. the walking trails have been upgraded to help prevent erosion and sedimentation on the neighbouring wetlands. the Walk starts at the Toronto Fire Station. (45min)      Mount Sugarloaf Mount Sugarloaf has several walking tracks leading from the carpark and picnic areas at the summit. Mount Sugarloaf has magnificent views of Lake Macquarie and is home to the Television and Radio transmitters for the Hunter Region. It is a popular picnic spot with BBQ and public toilets available. (275m - 1.6km)      Munmorrah State Conservation Area  Located between Budgewoi on the Central Coast and Catherine Hill Bay. It contains 1563ha of forest, woodland, wetland and temperate rainforest with 12 km of spectacular coastline. Within the area are various walks and picnic areas. The Palms Walking Track is an excellent place to wander below a canopy of cabbage tree palms. The track leads you through a variety of vegetation types (750m - 1km) no open fires or pets, camping is available at Frazer Beach (fee)      Red Bluff Shared Pathway Located along the Eleebana foreshore this 380m long elevated boardwalk is built over the lake and, follows the foreshore around a headland known locally as “Red Bluff” due to the colour of the earth.  This is a functional link between two existing sections of lakeside paths, which now provides a continuous link between the art gallery at Booragul and Lions Park at Eleebana. The stainless steel balustrade incorporates poetry etched along its entire length.  The reflective balustrades add a special effect changing colour as you walk past. This track is an extremely popular tourist attraction providing a safe off-road pathway for walkers and bike riders.      Redhead - Ken & Audrey Owens Walk A 4 km Network of pathways, boardwalks, wetland bridges and whale watching platforms. The starting point is at Lookout Platform off Cain Street where you will follow a path to Redhead Lagoon and the sand dunes. Rest stops are positioned along the way. You can also head left from the Lookout over the sand hills which leads into Webb Park. (4km) dog exercise area, suitable for prams and wheelchairs.      The Greenway Track (Fassifern to Toronto Rail Trail) A comfortable flat ride or walk from Fassifern Station, on the western foreshore of Lake Macquarie, to Blackalls Park and on to Toronto ending at Edward Gain Park The railway was built by a private company in 1891 but was taken over by the government railways in 1910. Operations on the line ceased in 1990 but it was only officially closed in 1995. The renovated Toronto Railway station is used as the Lake Macquarie & District Historical Society base. (3km in length)      Warners Bay Foreshore  A good flat track that extends right around Lake Macquarie. There are many entry points and therefore car parks so watch out for your kids to make sure they stop at the appropriate places. If you want to walk around the enter walkway allow a couple of hours. There are also plenty of dog walkers. (5km one way) for a longer walk you can continue on to Booragul (another 3km)      Wallarah Peninsula Track  Wallarah National Park is between Caves Beach and Catherine Hill Bay on the coast and Murrays Beach and Nords Wharf on Lake Macquarie. This track starts at Murrays Beach where you follow Jetty Point Drive to the track. There is a marked fire trail to the footbridge over the Pacific Highway to the National Park. (8km)      Wangi Flora and Fauna Reserve  CIRCUIT TRACK: Turn left from the entrance and follow the track to the Kookaburra Cove. The dam wall will take you to the day use area and the Tourist Park. The view is east towards Swansea. The track then links with the "Easy Walk" a short distance from the entrance. (1 hr). GULLY TRACK: Turn right from the entrance and follow the broad track to Wangi Point. Return on the same track. (30 min). BOTANY TRAIL: Turn right from the entrance. Walk along the waterfront towards the point. Take the stairs and at the top turn left towards the main entrance or right to the Wangi Point Circle Track. Follow the "Easy Walk" back. (1 hr). RIDGE PATH: Turn left from the entrance. Follow the sign to the rest seat at Mokondi Lookout. The path leads back to the entrance via the "Easy Walk". (45mins). THE PENINSULA TRACK: Starts at the Dobell Lookout and follows the ridge to the four World War II gun emplacements. It continues and crosses the Reserve Road into the Wangi Point "day use" area. From here a turn right will take you onto the circuit track and a left turn onto the foreshore walk on the northern side of the peninsula.      Honey Suckle (Newcastle) Lots of open space where you can cycle from precinct to precinct and stop along the way at the numerous cafes and restaurants put there to entice you with their sticky cakes and great coffee.      Gregson Park (Newcastle) This is a pretty formal park right in the middle of Hamilton (Newcastle) and is a great park for kids as there are no entry points and therefore no car entry. The pathways are circular and head back to the same starting point. It also incorporates a playground and because of its proximity to surrounding housing, it is extremely popular with lots of children and their families having picnics.
Caves Beach walk Fernleigh Track Galgabba Point Glenrock Mountain Green Point Reserve Kilaben Bay Boardwalk Mount Sugarloaf Munmorrah State Park Red Bluff Walkway Ken & Audrey Owens Walk The Greenway Track Wallarah Peninsula Track Wangi Flora and Fauna Reserve Honey Suckle Bike Hire  A range of adult and children's push bikes, including Helmets and a repair kit are available from a self service pick up depot at Warners Bay Bike Hire
Bike Trails
Bike riding
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Lakeshores Management (NSW) P/L ABN: 51 126 846 437 Copyright 2012
Bike and walking Trails      Caves Beach Walk From the Caves Beach Car Park follow the path above the cliff line down to Spoon Rocks which has the remains of the break wall constructed to load coal into ships. From Spoon Rocks Follow the path along to Quarries Head which overlooks the ocean, this can be a great spot for whale and dolphin watching. (5-6 km)          Fernleigh Track This track follows a disused coal haul rail line between Adamstown and Belmont and passes through the suburbs of Belmont, Jewells, Redhead, Whitebridge, Kahibah, and terminating at Adamstown.  The 15 km track is easy access and travels through the Belmont Wetlands State Park, Awabakal Nature Reserve and Glenrock State Conservation Area. Former stations, tunnels and heritage railway relics are visible from the Track. Accessible via: Dibbs Street, Adamstown. Station Street, Whitebridge (car park available). Cowlishaw Street, Redhead (car park available). Oakdale Road, Gateshead. Wommara Avenue, Jewells (car park available). Railway Parade, Belmont (car park available).     Galgabba Point An easy flat walk along a bush path in the lakeside suburb of Swansea. Start at  the Old Pacific Highway (access via Marks Street) No Pets are allowed (1.5km)      Glenrock Lagoon Access is via Kahibah near the old railway station Burwood Road Kahibah. Start from the car park near the Fernleigh Track and descend down a wooden ramp in to the forest. Cross Flaggy Creek over a wooden bridge. The track climbs through the forest to emerge at Leichardt lookout on the cliff top. Then you continue to Glenrock Lagoon and Legge Beach (2km) Wheelchair friendly (no Pets)      Glenrock Mountain A TOP-CLASS mountain bike trail network in the Glenrock State Conservation Area. The National Parks and Wildlife Service worked with mountain bike enthusiasts to establish the 14 kilometres of trails, enlisting a world- renowned trail consultant to oversee and approve the work. Access is from the corner of Gun Club Road and Fernleigh Loop, Highfields.      Green Point Reserve Originally the site of mining activities this walk has three main access points; the end of Dilkera Avenue at Valentine, Green Point Drive behind Belmont Hospital and the main entrance from The Shores Way at Belmont where there is the main car park. The Centenary of Federation Heritage Trail is flat and easy access for prams and  wheelchairs. Historic Markers give insight into the history of the area. The track rises slightly towards Sea Eagle Park which is a former gravel quarry. This been transformed into a picturesque grassy picnic area with amenities; free electric bbq’s, toilets, picnic tables, shelters and drinking water. Return is by the same path The beauty of Green point is that there are several track variations. You can follow the waters edge, or go inland to more bushland environments. (Pets not permitted)        Kilaben Bay Boardwalk An elevated Boardwalk winding along Kilaben Creek. the walking trails have been upgraded to help prevent erosion and sedimentation on the neighbouring wetlands. the Walk starts at the Toronto Fire Station. (45min)      Mount Sugarloaf Mount Sugarloaf has several walking tracks leading from the carpark and picnic areas at the summit. Mount Sugarloaf has magnificent views of Lake Macquarie and is home to the Television and Radio transmitters for the Hunter Region. It is a popular picnic spot with BBQ and public toilets available. (275m - 1.6km)      Munmorrah State Conservation Area  Located between Budgewoi on the Central Coast and Catherine Hill Bay. It contains 1563ha of forest, woodland, wetland and temperate rainforest with 12 km of spectacular coastline. Within the area are various walks and picnic areas. The Palms Walking Track is an excellent place to wander below a canopy of cabbage tree palms. The track leads you through a variety of vegetation types (750m - 1km) no open fires or pets, camping is available at Frazer Beach (fee)      Red Bluff Shared Pathway Located along the Eleebana foreshore this 380m long elevated boardwalk is built over the lake and, follows the foreshore around a headland known locally as “Red Bluff” due to the colour of the earth.  This is a functional link between two existing sections of lakeside paths, which now provides a continuous link between the art gallery at Booragul and Lions Park at Eleebana. The stainless steel balustrade incorporates poetry etched along its entire length.  The reflective balustrades add a special effect changing colour as you walk past. This track is an extremely popular tourist attraction providing a safe off- road pathway for walkers and bike riders.      Redhead - Ken & Audrey Owens Walk A 4 km Network of pathways, boardwalks, wetland bridges and whale watching platforms. The starting point is at Lookout Platform off Cain Street where you will follow a path to Redhead Lagoon and the sand dunes. Rest stops are positioned along the way. You can also head left from the Lookout over the sand hills which leads into Webb Park. (4km) dog exercise area, suitable for prams and wheelchairs.      The Greenway Track (Fassifern to Toronto Rail Trail) A comfortable flat ride or walk from Fassifern Station, on the western foreshore of Lake Macquarie, to Blackalls Park and on to Toronto ending at Edward Gain Park The railway was built by a private company in 1891 but was taken over by the government railways in 1910. Operations on the line ceased in 1990 but it was only officially closed in 1995. The renovated Toronto Railway station is used as the Lake Macquarie & District Historical Society base. (3km in length)      Warners Bay Foreshore  A good flat track that extends right around Lake Macquarie. There are many entry points and therefore car parks so watch out for your kids to make sure they stop at the appropriate places. If you want to walk around the enter walkway allow a couple of hours. There are also plenty of dog walkers. (5km one way) for a longer walk you can continue on to Booragul (another 3km)      Wallarah Peninsula Track  Wallarah National Park is between Caves Beach and Catherine Hill Bay on the coast and Murrays Beach and Nords Wharf on Lake Macquarie. This track starts at Murrays Beach where you follow Jetty Point Drive to the track. There is a marked fire trail to the footbridge over the Pacific Highway to the National Park. (8km)      Wangi Flora and Fauna Reserve  CIRCUIT TRACK: Turn left from the entrance and follow the track to the Kookaburra Cove. The dam wall will take you to the day use area and the Tourist Park. The view is east towards Swansea. The track then links with the "Easy Walk" a short distance from the entrance. (1 hr). GULLY TRACK: Turn right from the entrance and follow the broad track to Wangi Point. Return on the same track. (30 min). BOTANY TRAIL: Turn right from the entrance. Walk along the waterfront towards the point. Take the stairs and at the top turn left towards the main entrance or right to the Wangi Point Circle Track. Follow the "Easy Walk" back. (1 hr). RIDGE PATH: Turn left from the entrance. Follow the sign to the rest seat at Mokondi Lookout. The path leads back to the entrance via the "Easy Walk". (45mins). THE PENINSULA TRACK: Starts at the Dobell Lookout and follows the ridge to the four World War II gun emplacements. It continues and crosses the Reserve Road into the Wangi Point "day use" area. From here a turn right will take you onto the circuit track and a left turn onto the foreshore walk on the northern side of the peninsula.      Honey Suckle (Newcastle) Lots of open space where you can cycle from precinct to precinct and stop along the way at the numerous cafes and restaurants put there to entice you with their sticky cakes and great coffee.      Gregson Park (Newcastle) This is a pretty formal park right in the middle of Hamilton (Newcastle) and is a great park for kids as there are no entry points and therefore no car entry. The pathways are circular and head back to the same starting point. It also incorporates a playground and because of its proximity to surrounding housing, it is extremely popular with lots of children and their families having picnics.
Caves Beach walk Fernleigh Track Galgabba Point Glenrock Mountain Green Point Reserve Mount Sugarloaf Munmorrah State Park Red Bluff Walkway Ken & Audrey Owens Walk The Greenway Track Wallarah Peninsula Track Wangi Flora and Fauna Reserve Honey Suckle Bike Hire  A range of adult and children's push bikes, including Helmets and a repair kit are available from a self service pick up depot at Warners Bay Bike Hire
Bike Trails
Bike riding
...places to stay, things to see  and do around around Lake Macquarie.
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...places to stay, things to see  and do around around Lake Macquarie.
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Taking a break at Lake Macquarie or looking for things to do and see around the area? ... you’ll always find places to stay and things to do and see with Findand Go