Things to do
There is plenty to see and do in nearby Newcastle which is only a 40 minute drives from Caves Coastal. See below a range of ideas to help you plan your itinerary. Feel free to also ask our friendly staff for a recommendation.
NEWCASTLE MEMORIAL WALK - A beautiful walk, bullt to commemorate the spirit of the ANZACs
BLACKBUTT RESERVE - New adventure playground, reptile show & more.
NEWCASTLE MUSEUM - One for the history buffs or to save for a rainy day
CHRIST CHURCH CATHEDRAL - A vibrant community in the heart of the city
MEREWETHER BATHS - A popular swimming spot with a great view
LEARN TO SURF NEWCASTLE - Newcastle’s only Surfing Australia accredited Surf School
BURWOOD TRAIL - Situated in Glenrock State Conservation Area, it’s the perfect walk for families, birdwatchers and history buffs.
LEGGY POINT LOOP - Take in the views of the ocean and coastline all the way to Newcastle from Leggy Point
YUELARBAH TRACK - This walk features a lookout with scenic views, waterfalls and places to picnic.
MOUNT SUGARLOAF - From the summit, you can see views of Newcastle, Lake Macquarie and the ocean which are quite spectacular.
FINITE GALLERY - Gallery with fine arts and crafts
MAITLAND GAOL - Once housing some of Australia's most hardened criminals, it is now unlocked for you to explore the site.
HUNTER WETLANDS CENTRE - Australia’s longest running community owned wetlands centre
The beautiful Lake Macquarie boasts a range of things to see and do. Whether you want to get out on the water, get your adrenaline pumping, or take it down a notch and relax, we’re sure you’ll find something to keep you busy.
MATT HALL RACING - Looking for something out of the ordinary?
LAKE MACQUARIE CRUISES - Spend time out on some of the most beautiful waterways in NSW
JET BUZZ - Macquarie’s most exhilarating adventure awaits you
WALKABOUT WILDLIFE PARK - Visit a real working wildlife sanctuary
AQUA SPLASH - Conquer the course out on the water, and then relax for a drink at our place
AUSTRALIAN REPTILE PARK - Get your dose of some of Australia’s most amazing creatures
MT PENANG GARDENS - The gardens are considered an enduring and radical contribution to public garden design in Australia
KAYAK CENTRAL COAST - Discover the beautiful waterways of the Central Coast region
KARIONG HIEROGLYPHS - Discover the ancient history of Aboriginal communities
GOSFORD REGIONAL GALLERY - Plays host to exhibitions from local artists and art groups.
SOMERSBY FALLS PICNIC AREA - BBQ’s and Picnic tables in a lush rainforest
OAKVALE WILDLIFE PARK - Visit a range of wildlife and experience a fun and educational day out.
WATAGANS NATIONAL PARK - Stunning wilderness right on our doorstep
SPEERS POINT PARK - The biggest and best playground between the Central Coast & Newcastle
HEATON STATE FOREST - A beautiful forest encompassing a range of spectacular lookouts
LAKE MACQUARIE SKYDIVING AND JOY FLIGHTS - Nothing like some Adrenaline to make your day!
HOLEY MOLEY PUTT PUTT GOLF - The craziest round of mini golf you’ve ever played
KITE AND SUP HIRE - Get out on the water where you want, when you want
AWABA BAY FORESHORE WALK - Keep an eye out for dolphins and sea turtles
BLACKSMITHS BEACH - It lies at the southern end of Nine Mile Beach, just north of the Swansea Channel.
LAKE MACQUARIE STATE CONSERVATION AREA - A hikers and boaties paradise… and don’t forget the watersports!
ALEXANDERS PICNIC AREA - The perfect spot to rest after a bushwalk along beautiful Lake Macquarie
MARMONG PICNIC AREA - Opportunities for walking, swimming, boating, paddling, fishing and birdwatching
REDHEAD BEACH - . The beach is backed by a sand barrier where extensive sand dunes dominate
MUIRS LOOKOUT - The lookout displays amazing scenic views from the Watagan Range overlooking neighbouring towns
OLNEY STATE FOREST - Full of walking tracks, camping areas and rest stops
CATHERINE HILL BAY - A secluded and sleepy old mining village in the hinterland
FRAZER PARK - Perfect for weekend getaways, with easy access walks and a nearby lagoon where the kids can make a splash
WARNERS BAY FORESHORE - Premier walking and cycle path
RATHMINES - Beautiful park, perfect for kids and families
BELMONT LAGOON - You may see Black Swans, Spoon Bills and if you are lucky, the migratory Bar Tailed Godwit
DOBELL HOUSE - The home and studio of Sir William Dobell, one of Australia's greatest artists
LAKE MACQUARIE ART GALLERY - Grand Re-opening in October 2019
LAKE MACQUARIE VARIETY PLAYGROUND - At just under 2 hectares, it provides a fun and friendly play area for all ages and abilities
PLAYGROUNDS PARK - Ceating a park and environment that will help all levels of action sports and people grow in Australia and around the world