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Check out exactly what you can get up to in your Local Government Area

Little over doing the same thing day in day out during lockdown? We’ve pulled together this guide on all the things you can do during lockdown within Lake Macquarie’s Local Government Area. From places to get food and drink takeaway and delivered, to retail shops offering delivery or click and collect options and places you can explore on your daily exercise routine.

Not sure if you’re considered a part of the Lake Macquarie LGA? For a full list of suburbs that sit within the Lake Macquarie LGA, click here.

EAT & DRINK

First things first, where can you get out and pick up your daily coffee, drop by and get a tasty lunch, or order in a delicious dinner? We’ve done all of the work for you to find out exactly who is open, when they are open, and what they are offering! Click here for the comprehensive guide for restaurants, bars, pubs, and even cafes offering takeaway and delivery! Have we missed somewhere? Email us!

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SHOP ONLINE

Support your favourite local retailers and check out their online offering. Whether they offer click & collect or you can get your goodies delivered directly to your door, lockdown isn’t stopping us from supporting our local stores! 

Briony & Bloom
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Common Circus
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Harlow St
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Lee Rowan’s Gardenworld
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Lone Clothing Co.
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Naked Foods
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Newcastle Wildflower Nursery
Browse online here

Oz Tukka
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Poppy’s Home & Garden
Browse online here

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Shane’s Seafood
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Sonrah
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The Leafy Hollow
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The Little Garden
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The Local Yolk
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Utopian Thrift
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Villa Lane
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Warners At The Bay Bottleshop
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Your Food Collective
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EXERCISE 

Need an excuse to get outside and stretch those legs? Look no further! We’ve got a long list of places to explore to get in your daily exercise across Lake Macquarie. To get you started, check out our top picks for walks around Lake Macquarie!

Women Soulful Surf
A safe, supportive and fun environment for women of all ages and experiences to practice yoga, surf and feel empowered. Women Soulful Surf are offering private 1 on 1 classes for beginner to intermediate levels. Classes run on Thursday-Sunday currently and are available only for ladies that live in Lake Macquarie LGA.
For more info, click here

Lake Mac Landcare Audio Tours
This year, with the uncertainty of COVID restrictions, the Landcare Week site tour got a makeover with their release of a series of self-guided audio tours you can do at your own pace at a time that suits you.
For more info, click here

The Fernleigh Track
It’s the region’s most well-known track and with 15km to explore starting at near Belmont TAFE, winding you through the Glenrock State Conservation Area before ending at Adamstown. It’s a great day out with the fam.

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Mountain Bike Trails
Lake Macquarie is known for their mountain bike trails that are situated throughout the Awaba State Forest and Glenrock Conservation Area. Click here to explore them!

Go for a swim
With the warmer weather setting in, why not make the most of your local government area’s incredible beaches? Get in your daily exercise and head to one of the local beaches! Patrolled beaches include Blacksmiths Beach, Redhead Beach, Caves Beach, and Catherine Hill Bay Beach.

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Check out a local park
Lake Macquarie has an abundance of parks for locals to choose from! Our picks include the ever-so-popular Speers Point Park, Harold Wesley Knight Playground (Whitebridge), Kahibah Park Playground. To explore all the parks and playgrounds in Lake Macquarie, click here.

Hit the water!
Whether you’re a boat owner and are looking for the closest boat ramp, want to take your paddleboard or kayak out for a spin, or are looking for the top fishing spots across the area, Lake Macquarie offers plenty of spots for you to do it all!

Get Skating
The kids want to test their abilities on the skate ramp? Check out the list of skate parks across Lake Macquarie!

Have we missed somewhere? Email us!

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