We are seeking community feedback on shared pathway/cycleway options for the Whitebridge section of the planned Charlestown to Whitebridge walking and cycling route. Visit Shape Lake Mac before 15 December 2023 to have your say.
Lake Macquarie has an extensive and expanding network of tracks, trails and off-road shared pathways, providing opportunities for recreational cycling, jogging and walking; and helping people move about the city to get to shops, services, workplaces and schools.
Council is committed to improving walking and cycling for both recreation and to improve transport choices. Our Walking, Cycling and Better Streets Strategy(PDF, 20MB) guides our approach.
For the latest news on new pedestrian and cycling projects, visit our list of current projects.
A full list of Lake Macquarie shared pathways is available in our fold-out cycling map and online cycling map.
View the online cycling map
Download the fold-out cycling map
The Fernleigh Track is the Hunter region’s most popular shared pathway.
This 18km route passes through the suburbs of Booragul, Speers Point, Warners Bay, Eleebana, Valentine and ends at Belmont, offering access to the Lake Macquarie City Art Gallery, Warners Bay foreshore precinct, Speers Point Park and the Variety Playground
A 2.5km shared pathway running between Speers Point and Glendale links up with the Wallsend Rail Trail, connecting cyclists in Lake Macquarie to bike routes that can take them to suburbs in Newcastle and community facilities such as the University of Newcastle.
This 13km route connects the growing southwest of our city, from Cooranbong through to Morisset, Bonnells Bay and Brightwaters.
It's important to be mindful of each other in shared, community spaces to ensure our cycleways, roads and shared pathways remain safe and enjoyable for the whole community.
In addition to cycling and walking trails, Lake Macquarie is also home to a range of formalised cross-country mountain bike trails managed by NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service and Hunter Mountain Bike Association.
Information about Beam micromobility operations in Lake Macquarie
It may seem like harmless fun to build a few dirt jumps in an empty grassed area or bushland, but these jumps are a concern for both community safety and our environment, and Council will remove them if necessary.