Ten most instagram-worthy places in Lake Mac

Date posted: 10 January 2019

Known for its hidden treasures, creative murals and beautiful views, there’s no better backdrop for your next Instagram shot than here in Lake Mac.

1. Gap Creek Falls

Gap Creek Falls is a flora-filled spot in Watagans National Park and is a great reminder that natural backdrops are often the best.

Location: Watagans National Park

2. Belmont Baths

Newly opened Belmont Baths is the perfect place for the ultimate #lake snap.

Location: Macquarie Street, Belmont

3. Redhead Shark Tower

Known for its history and size, Redhead shark tower can be seen from far and close. Use it in your backdrop or attempt to lean on it from a far!

Location: Redhead beach

4. Caves Beach

The caves at Caves Beach are beautiful all day long, but at sunset they really come alive.

Location: Caves Beach

5. Cafe Macquarie

Cafe Macquarie owners have taken a jaw-droppingly colourful approach to blocking out graffiti on their building’s external walls – a giant wildlife mural.

Location: 26 Macquarie Street, Belmont

6. Dudley murals

The murals at Dudley and Blacksmiths Beach are great places to snap a pic with some colourful street art.

Location: Boundary Street, Dudley and Blacksmiths Beach Surf Club


What do a giant baby monk and Charles Darwin have in common? They’re part of our CREATIVE Lake art tourism trail, a permanent outdoor exhibition of sculptures that line the foreshore.

Location: Warners Bay foreshore

8. 3D Mural

Care to wrestle with a shark, anyone? Just head down to the Toronto Foreshore rotunda and take a selfie with the 3D mural.

Location: Toronto Foreshore

9.Swinging bridge

Take a step across the swinging bridge, for some great views and an awesome pic.

Location: Dora Creek

10. Moss wall

Beautiful green backdrop, screnic walks and textured backdrops. Try taking a pic with the moss wall in the Watagans.

Location: Watagans National Park, Boarding House Dam

Article by Lake Macquarie City Council

Page last updated: 10 January 2019