Giddy up in Lake Mac

Date posted: 13 March 2019

Lake Macquarie is home to beautiful tracks, beaches, parks and bushland. But have you ever wondered where your equine companion can accompany you?

Here in Lake Mac there are plenty of great places to take your horse for a trot, canter or gallop!

Belmont Wetlands State Park

Belmont Wetlands State Park boasts five coastal trails where you can ride your horse. Kalaroo Fire Trail and the George Street Fire Trail are among the options, but the highlight is the vast stretch of Nine Mile Beach where horses are free to gallop along the water’s edge.

Yara Balba Stables

Learn to ride at Yara Balba Stables in Mandalong, just west of Morisset. If you own a horse or are crazy for them, this is a place to learn and perfect your horse-riding skills.

Watagan Mountains

AAA Horse Riding and More is a family owned and operated adventure company in the Watagan Mountains. The trail rides take you into the foothills of the Watagans, through several rainforests and past some of the most spectacular scenery in the Hunter.

Cooranbong Recreation and Equestrian Reserve

Home to the Cooranbong Pony Club and Watagan Equestrian Club, the Cooranbong Recreation and Equestrian Reserve includes a large sand based arena and has facilities for show jumping and dressage competitions.  

Swansea Equestrian Grounds

The Swansea Sporting Horse Club gathers for monthly competitions at the Swansea Equestrian Grounds.

Toronto Pony Club Ground

Toronto Pony Club Ground is regularly used for show jumping, dressage and hack shows. It is also the home grounds of the Toronto Pony Club.

Don’t forget!

If you own a horse in NSW, you must obtain a Property Identification Code (PIC). Registering for a PIC is simple, undertaken by contacting Local Land Services.

Article by Lake Macquarie City Council

Page last updated: 13 March 2019