8 ways to get your heart pumping in Lake Mac

Published on 20 January 2022

Excitement and adventure await at every turn in Lake Macquarie. From sky high adventures sure to make your heart race, to biking through our national parks, our natural adventure playground has many experiences waiting for you right at your backdoor. Here is our list of activities designed for thrill seekers.

1. Skydive over Lake Mac

Only one hour from Sydney and the region’s only beachfront skydive, Skydive Sydney-Newcastle is an experience you don’t want to miss. You’ll be dropping from 15,000 ft to enjoy the amazing views of Lake Mac.

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2. Dive into Lake Mac

See the lake from a new perspective and book a dive today with Dive Newcastle to look at reefs and marine life under Swansea Bridge.   

3. Abseil into our national parks

Get out of your comfort zone and see the spectacular scenery Lake Mac has to offer, by taking a step into natural our wonders from above. Suitable for varying ability levels, see the available tours at Lake Macquarie Abseiling Adventures for an experience you will never forget.

Gap Creek Falls

4. Get aerobatic with Matt Hall Racing

Flip and loop through the air to see the sights of our city and experience what an air race would be like! You can even fly with Redbull Air Race World Champion Matt Hall.  

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5. Jet boat across our oceans

Get ready to hold on! Jetbuzz will have you splashing around our oceans and lake at jaw dropping speeds.


6. Foil first time

Find freedom and glide across the water on an electric foilboard with Propel Flights at Morisset Park.  

7. Learn to fly

With hang gliding, gyroplanes and microlights, Airborne Flight Training offers a range of flights for those who want to literally fly solo.


8. Discover mountain trails

Open year-round, Awaba Mountain Bike Park is a free adventure. An ideal spot for those seeking an adrenaline rush, there are trails suitable for all experience levels.

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