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Courtesy Moorings There are five courtesy moorings on Lake Macquarie: two on the eastern side of Swansea Bridge, and one each at Green Point, Wangi Wangi and Kilaben Bay. the Wangi one is outside the RSL and the Kilaben Bay mooring is to the west of Styles Point and on the Styles Point side of the bay. Pump Out Facilities    Belmont Timber Jetty and buoyed area. Pump out facilities corner Macquarie Rd and Brooks Parade Gwandalan - end Koowong Road - Toilet/pump out facilities Lake Macquarie Yacht Club ( pay if not a member) Marmong Point Marina. Fuel available at Marmong Rathmines - Styles Point Reserve Styles Point Reserve (Rathmines) toilet/change facilities. Marine Sewerage pump out Toronto Boat Ramp and public wharf Wangi Wangi Dobell Park  pump out facilities located near Dobell Drive and Kent Place Wangi Wangi - Market Street near workers club)   Boat Ramps   Balcolyn - Shingle Spliter Point - Concrete ramp in good condition with gravel access and parking. The water is shallow with a navigable channel. Toilets are 60m away Balmoral - Balmoral Place Reserve - upgraded ramp in excellent condition. parking is either on grass or gravel. toilets available in nearby park Belmont - Brooks Parade - concrete ramp with lighting Belmont South - Paley Cres - 6m wide and in good condition. sealed access with grass parking for trailer, sealed for cars. The water is shallow but has a navigable channel. Toilets are 50m away. Blacksmiths - Ungala Road -The wide concrete ramp runs into an internal beach. Plenty of sealed parking. There is a fishing table and lighting Bolton Point - Middle Point Road - 6m wide ramp in fair condition with sealed parking area. toilets 100mm away. Bonnels Bay - grand Parade - concrete ramp in good condition with gravel access and parking. Toilets, water and lighting available Cams Wharf Road - Concrete ramp with sealed and grass parking. lighting and toilets available Coal Point - Skye Point Road -  Concrete ramp in good condition with sealed and grass parking, lighting and toilets Croudance Bay - Concrete 15m wide and in good condition with a drop at the edge. Shallow water at launch site but becoming deeper Dora Creek -  Dora Street - ramp in poor condition. large sealed parking area and fish cleaning table Eleebana - Macquarie Drive - 14m wide concrete ramp in fair condition. Ramp drops to deep hole and then becomes shallow. Watch for rocks on the western side. Partly sealed parking Marks Point - Naru Street - Concrete ramp in good condition with a gravel parking area Marks Point - Village Bay Close - Concrete ramp in fair condition. roadside parking available but limited Marmong Point - Nanda Street - 12m wide concrete ramp in reasonable condition with some surface cracks. Parking is sealed and grassed Morisset - Lakeview Road - Concrete ramp in poor condition. the parking are is sealed. BBQ facilities. Toilets 500m away Nords Wharf - Branter Road - Concrete ramp in good condition. Toilets and water available Pelican  - Concrete ramp in good condition with a gravel and grass parking area. Fish cleaning facilities and toilets nearby Rathmines - Off Dorrington Rd - very large concrete ramp in good condition. Toilets are 15 m away Rathmines (styles point) - off Overhill Rd - concrete ramp in good condition with toilets and water nearby Speers Point - Cockle Creek - two concrete ramps in good condition with a sealed parking area and lighting. There is a fish cleaning area and toilets about 150 metres away Sunshine - Sunshine Reserve - concrete ramp in good condition with gravel access and parking, lights and toilets nearby Swansea  -  Channel street - Concrete ramp in poor condition. Parking is on gravel roadside Swansea - Off Park Street - Concrete ramp in good condition and a good slope to swansea channel. Sealed parking, lighting and toilets 30m away. there is no tie up position available Swansea - Near Coon Island - good wide concrete ramp with gravel and grass parking Toronto  - Wharf Street - concrete launching ramp 8m wide with apron walls on each side. Sealed parking area with limited space. Water is shallow Toronto - off Anzac Parade - Concrete launching ramp in good condition but the water is shallow. Parking area is partly sealed, lights and toilets close by. Valentine - Dilkera Ave -8 m wide concrete ramp in good conditon with sealed parking area. toilets are wihtin 40m. Foreshore park for picnicing, walking and riding Wangi Wangi - Kent Place - Small concrete ramp with a gravel and grass parking area. A fish cleaning table and toilets nearby Wangi Wangi Tourist Park- Pelican Drive- Kent Place - Small concrete ramp with a gravel and grass parking area. A fish cleaning table and toilets nearby Wyee Point - 71 Ruttleys Road - concrete ramp in good condition access through the Meca Tourist Park during daylight hours   Public Jettys   Lake bathing areas do not have protective netting or barriers   Acardia Vale - opposite Brook Street - buoyed area, toilet facilities Belmont - Brooks Parade - buoyed area. Fresh water showers/toilets Bolton Point -  end of Middle Point Road Bolton Point - off Prospect Ave Bonnells Bay - Aloha Close Brightwaters - Lakeview Road - buoyed area, toilet facilities Coal Point - toilet/change facilities Dora Creek - Doree Place Green Point - off The Shores Way - toilets Gwandalan - end Koowong Road - Toilet/pump out facilities Kilaben Bay - off Kilaben Road opp Jarrett St - toilet/fresh water showers Little Wangi - Behind house no: 155 Watkins Road Nords Wharf - off Nords Wharf Road - Fresh water/tap/shower Pelican - off Lake Street Rathmines - North End of Silling Street (near Bowling Club) buoyed area Speers Point - Speers Point Park - Toilet/change facilities Styles Point Reserve (Rathmines) - off Overhill Rd - toilet/change facilities. Marine Sewerage pumpout unit available Sunshine - Sunshine Parade - Buoyed area Swansea - the Esplanade Swansea - Channel Street Toronto - Victory Parade nr Wharf Street - toilet facilities Valentine - Off Valentine Cres (near Bowling Club) - buoyed area. Fresh water showers/toilets Warners Bay - Warners Bay Reserve - Toilet/ change facilities Wangi Wangi  - Market Street (near workers club) - buoyed area. Toilets available Wangi Wangi Dobell Park -  marine sewerage pump out facilities, toilets available   Swansea Bar The Entrance to Lake Macquarie is via the Swansea Channel. Cruisers are strongly advised to contact Coastal Patrol Lake Macquarie for current information about crossing the Bar and max. depths. At the lake end of the channel is an area of shallow water known locally as the Drop Over.  The depth here does fluctuate and you should contact Marine Rescue for current conditions BEFORE setting out on your cruise. Swansea Bridge spans the swansea channel Requests for opening teh bridge are taken by the Coastal Patrol: ph (02) 4971 3723.  They need at least one hour's notice to raise the bridge between the hours of 0600-1800, then six hours' notice between 1900-0600. The bridge will not be opened in winds above 30 knots and Coastal Patrol confirmed that it can jam during excessive heat. Radio frequency: 27MHz, VHF, MF/HF, Gwandalan  southern end of the lake on the western side of Crangan Bay - Gwandalan Bowling Club is right on the water front and has its own free jetty (but very shallow) Pulbah Island  a good fishing spot so is - Point Wostoncroft to the southwest - a popular anchorage and fishing spot Wangi Wangi  Wangi Workers Club jetty is free during the day if you are using the club facilities and you can stay overnight for a small fee which includes power, water and showers. Dora Creek  Not much to do but a pretty spot. The creek can be difficult to access as it is mostly shoal water but if you have a retractable keel or shallow draught its worth a visit. Black Swans and Pelicans abound (seasonal) and crabbing is reportedly good around the mudflaps near the entrance. A Boat ramp is found on the northern shore and you can anchor at nearby Bonnels Bay. The creek is a great place for kayaking The Bird Cage  the popular name for the sheltered anchorage just to the west of Bird Cage Point. During the summer groups of boats will often arrange to meet there and anchor overnight. there are no amenities, shops but it is a good place for fishing and enjoying the view. The grounds of the old Morisset Hospital can be seen from this area and in 1972 the grounds where declared a wildlife refuge so plenty of kangaroos and wallabies around. Lake Macquarie Yacht Club Best known for its competitive racing fleet and Tony Mowbray. The club has a regular Live music program. Visitors are required to have a category seven certificate for racing on the lake and a category four for offshore racing. If required the LMYC can inspect visiting boats for category seven certification.  Pelican Marina Marmong Point Marks Point Marina Rathmines Rathmines Memorial Bowling Club was built in 1940 and was used as the officers' mess for the RAAF seaplane base until 1961. It was the largest seaplane base in the southern hemisphere and is the most intact example of a RAAF WWII seaplane base in Australia. Today the walls of the club are covered with WWII memorabilia and model seaplanes hang from the ceiling. The club celebrates its heritage by hosting a Catalina seaplane festival each year. Toronto is on the western side of the lake. The Toronto Royal Motor Yacht Club  (TRMYC) has overnight berths available at a small fee which includes electricity & showers. There is no jetty charge for casual visitors who use the club's facilities. RMYC advises that the draught at their jetty is approximately seven metres. They hold the "Heaven Can Wait" 24 hour yacht race which is a major annual sailing event to promote sailing, the Lake Macquarie/Newcastle/Hunter region – and to raise funds for cancer research. There is also a shorter one lap dash for those that don't want to commit to 24 hours. Toronto also holds the annual Heritage Afloat Festival (wooden and traditional boats) at Easter time. The public jetty at Toronto has an approximate draught of two metres. There is a boat ramp next to Hirecraft Marine but limited parking for boat trailers
Mooring Jetty Boat ramp Public jetty
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Courtesy Moorings There are five courtesy moorings on Lake Macquarie: two on the eastern side of Swansea Bridge, and one each at Green Point, Wangi Wangi and Kilaben Bay. the Wangi one is outside the RSL and the Kilaben Bay mooring is to the west of Styles Point and on the Styles Point side of the bay. Pump Out Facilities    Belmont Timber Jetty and buoyed area. Pump out facilities corner Macquarie Rd and Brooks Parade Gwandalan - end Koowong Road - Toilet/pump out facilities Lake Macquarie Yacht Club ( pay if not a member) Marmong Point Marina. Fuel available at Marmong Rathmines - Styles Point Reserve Styles Point Reserve (Rathmines) toilet/change facilities. Marine Sewerage pump out Toronto Boat Ramp and public wharf Wangi Wangi Dobell Park  pump out facilities located near Dobell Drive and Kent Place Wangi Wangi - Market Street near workers club)   Boat Ramps   Balcolyn - Shingle Spliter Point - Concrete ramp in good condition with gravel access and parking. The water is shallow with a navigable channel. Toilets are 60m away Balmoral - Balmoral Place Reserve - upgraded ramp in excellent condition. parking is either on grass or gravel. toilets available in nearby park Belmont - Brooks Parade - concrete ramp with lighting Belmont South - Paley Cres - 6m wide and in good condition. sealed access with grass parking for trailer, sealed for cars. The water is shallow but has a navigable channel. Toilets are 50m away. Blacksmiths - Ungala Road -The wide concrete ramp runs into an internal beach. Plenty of sealed parking. There is a fishing table and lighting Bolton Point - Middle Point Road - 6m wide ramp in fair condition with sealed parking area. toilets 100mm away. Bonnels Bay - grand Parade - concrete ramp in good condition with gravel access and parking. Toilets, water and lighting available Cams Wharf Road - Concrete ramp with sealed and grass parking. lighting and toilets available Coal Point - Skye Point Road -  Concrete ramp in good condition with sealed and grass parking, lighting and toilets Croudance Bay - Concrete 15m wide and in good condition with a drop at the edge. Shallow water at launch site but becoming deeper Dora Creek -  Dora Street - ramp in poor condition. large sealed parking area and fish cleaning table Eleebana - Macquarie Drive - 14m wide concrete ramp in fair condition. Ramp drops to deep hole and then becomes shallow. Watch for rocks on the western side. Partly sealed parking Marks Point - Naru Street - Concrete ramp in good condition with a gravel parking area Marks Point - Village Bay Close - Concrete ramp in fair condition. roadside parking available but limited Marmong Point - Nanda Street - 12m wide concrete ramp in reasonable condition with some surface cracks. Parking is sealed and grassed Morisset - Lakeview Road - Concrete ramp in poor condition. the parking are is sealed. BBQ facilities. Toilets 500m away Nords Wharf - Branter Road - Concrete ramp in good condition. Toilets and water available Pelican  - Concrete ramp in good condition with a gravel and grass parking area. Fish cleaning facilities and toilets nearby Rathmines - Off Dorrington Rd - very large concrete ramp in good condition. Toilets are 15 m away Rathmines (styles point) - off Overhill Rd - concrete ramp in good condition with toilets and water nearby Speers Point - Cockle Creek - two concrete ramps in good condition with a sealed parking area and lighting. There is a fish cleaning area and toilets about 150 metres away Sunshine - Sunshine Reserve - concrete ramp in good condition with gravel access and parking, lights and toilets nearby Swansea  -  Channel street - Concrete ramp in poor condition. Parking is on gravel roadside Swansea - Off Park Street - Concrete ramp in good condition and a good slope to swansea channel. Sealed parking, lighting and toilets 30m away. there is no tie up position available Swansea - Near Coon Island - good wide concrete ramp with gravel and grass parking Toronto  - Wharf Street - concrete launching ramp 8m wide with apron walls on each side. Sealed parking area with limited space. Water is shallow Toronto - off Anzac Parade - Concrete launching ramp in good condition but the water is shallow. Parking area is partly sealed, lights and toilets close by. Valentine - Dilkera Ave -8 m wide concrete ramp in good conditon with sealed parking area. toilets are wihtin 40m. Foreshore park for picnicing, walking and riding Wangi Wangi - Kent Place - Small concrete ramp with a gravel and grass parking area. A fish cleaning table and toilets nearby Wangi Wangi Tourist Park- Pelican Drive- Kent Place - Small concrete ramp with a gravel and grass parking area. A fish cleaning table and toilets nearby Wyee Point - 71 Ruttleys Road - concrete ramp in good condition access through the Meca Tourist Park during daylight hours   Public Jettys   Lake bathing areas do not have protective netting or barriers   Acardia Vale - opposite Brook Street - buoyed area, toilet facilities Belmont - Brooks Parade - buoyed area. Fresh water showers/toilets Bolton Point -  end of Middle Point Road Bolton Point - off Prospect Ave Bonnells Bay - Aloha Close Brightwaters - Lakeview Road - buoyed area, toilet facilities Coal Point - toilet/change facilities Dora Creek - Doree Place Green Point - off The Shores Way - toilets Gwandalan - end Koowong Road - Toilet/pump out facilities Kilaben Bay - off Kilaben Road opp Jarrett St - toilet/fresh water showers Little Wangi - Behind house no: 155 Watkins Road Nords Wharf - off Nords Wharf Road - Fresh water/tap/shower Pelican - off Lake Street Rathmines - North End of Silling Street (near Bowling Club) buoyed area Speers Point - Speers Point Park - Toilet/change facilities Styles Point Reserve (Rathmines) - off Overhill Rd - toilet/change facilities. Marine Sewerage pumpout unit available Sunshine - Sunshine Parade - Buoyed area Swansea - the Esplanade Swansea - Channel Street Toronto - Victory Parade nr Wharf Street - toilet facilities Valentine - Off Valentine Cres (near Bowling Club) - buoyed area. Fresh water showers/toilets Warners Bay - Warners Bay Reserve - Toilet/ change facilities Wangi Wangi  - Market Street (near workers club) - buoyed area. Toilets available Wangi Wangi Dobell Park -  marine sewerage pump out facilities, toilets available   Swansea Bar The Entrance to Lake Macquarie is via the Swansea Channel. Cruisers are strongly advised to contact Coastal Patrol Lake Macquarie for current information about crossing the Bar and max. depths. At the lake end of the channel is an area of shallow water known locally as the Drop Over.  The depth here does fluctuate and you should contact Marine Rescue for current conditions BEFORE setting out on your cruise. Swansea Bridge spans the swansea channel Requests for opening teh bridge are taken by the Coastal Patrol: ph (02) 4971 3723.  They need at least one hour's notice to raise the bridge between the hours of 0600-1800, then six hours' notice between 1900-0600. The bridge will not be opened in winds above 30 knots and Coastal Patrol confirmed that it can jam during excessive heat. Radio frequency: 27MHz, VHF, MF/HF, Gwandalan  southern end of the lake on the western side of Crangan Bay - Gwandalan Bowling Club is right on the water front and has its own free jetty (but very shallow) Pulbah Island  a good fishing spot so is - Point Wostoncroft to the southwest - a popular anchorage and fishing spot Wangi Wangi  Wangi Workers Club jetty is free during the day if you are using the club facilities and you can stay overnight for a small fee which includes power, water and showers. Dora Creek  Not much to do but a pretty spot. The creek can be difficult to access as it is mostly shoal water but if you have a retractable keel or shallow draught its worth a visit. Black Swans and Pelicans abound (seasonal) and crabbing is reportedly good around the mudflaps near the entrance. A Boat ramp is found on the northern shore and you can anchor at nearby Bonnels Bay. The creek is a great place for kayaking The Bird Cage  the popular name for the sheltered anchorage just to the west of Bird Cage Point. During the summer groups of boats will often arrange to meet there and anchor overnight. there are no amenities, shops but it is a good place for fishing and enjoying the view. The grounds of the old Morisset Hospital can be seen from this area and in 1972 the grounds where declared a wildlife refuge so plenty of kangaroos and wallabies around. Lake Macquarie Yacht Club Best known for its competitive racing fleet and Tony Mowbray. The club has a regular Live music program. Visitors are required to have a category seven certificate for racing on the lake and a category four for offshore racing. If required the LMYC can inspect visiting boats for category seven certification.  Pelican Marina Marmong Point Marks Point Marina Rathmines Rathmines Memorial Bowling Club was built in 1940 and was used as the officers' mess for the RAAF seaplane base until 1961. It was the largest seaplane base in the southern hemisphere and is the most intact example of a RAAF WWII seaplane base in Australia. Today the walls of the club are covered with WWII memorabilia and model seaplanes hang from the ceiling. The club celebrates its heritage by hosting a Catalina seaplane festival each year. Toronto is on the western side of the lake. The Toronto Royal Motor Yacht Club  (TRMYC) has overnight berths available at a small fee which includes electricity & showers. There is no jetty charge for casual visitors who use the club's facilities. RMYC advises that the draught at their jetty is approximately seven metres. They hold the "Heaven Can Wait" 24 hour yacht race which is a major annual sailing event to promote sailing, the Lake Macquarie/Newcastle/Hunter region – and to raise funds for cancer research. There is also a shorter one lap dash for those that don't want to commit to 24 hours. Toronto also holds the annual Heritage Afloat Festival (wooden and traditional boats) at Easter time. The public jetty at Toronto has an approximate draught of two metres. There is a boat ramp next to Hirecraft Marine but limited parking for boat trailers
Mooring Jetty Boat ramp Public jetty
...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