Nestled on the eastern shores of Lake Macquarie, Warners Bay is a picturesque town and popular birdwatching destination. It boasts a wide range of water sports, lakeside cafes and an attractive year-round climate.
Things to do in Warners Bay
Go walking, cycling or rollerblading along the Warners Bay Foreshore, a shared pathway that hugs the edge of Lake Macquarie. Let the kids run loose in the children’s playground or enjoy a picnic amongst the ducks on the grassy lawns.
The pathway extends to the Lake Macquarie City Art Gallery, which showcases changing exhibitions throughout the year and a collection of paintings by renowned artist William Dobell. Explore the on-site sculpture park and pick up locally handcrafted ceramics, glassware and textiles in the gallery shop.
Want to walk on water? Head to the southern end of the Warners Bay Foreshore where the raised Red Bluff Boardwalk extends out and over Lake Macquarie. It’s an ideal spot for birdwatching and known for its sightings of swift parrots and regent honeyeaters.
Lake Macquarie is a recreational hub, with everything from sailing to paddle boating and kayaking on offer. You can rent bicycles in Warners Bay to slowly pedal along the water’s edge or jump behind the wheel of an electric go-kart at Xtreme Karts Warners Bay.
Getting around Warners Bay
Warners Bay is around 15 minutes’ drive from the centre of Newcastle or two hours north of Sydney. The town is easy to explore on foot or by bicycle, with plenty of designated pathways.