International Air Race Series to be held above Lake Macquarie in coup for regional NSW
November 18th to 20th, 2022
In the air race, pilots compete in a sprint competition to gain the fastest times as they navigate through a series of air gates.
Lake Macquarie, two hours north of Sydney in New South Wales, is just one of four locations on the International Air Race Series circuit and the only one in Australia.
Matt Hall has lived the high life, literally. The former fighter pilot has traveled the world competing in the world’s fastest motorsport: the white-knuckle pursuit of air racing.
The reigning air race champion is flying extra high as come November, he is set to compete in front of a home crowd.
“It’s going to be fantastic competing in front of a home crowd because you know everyone there is cheering you on,” Hall said.
Float your Boat
Float Your Boat is an annual open competition for boat owners to dress their boats with lights and take part in a flotilla parade for cash prizes. The parade of illuminated boats make their way directly past Watersedge Boathouse B&B.
Scheduled dates for this year are 24th and 25th June 2022 – 6pm to 9:30pm
Held on our beautiful Lake Macquarie, spectators will line the shores to watch boats in a rainbow of colours cruise past before casting their vote for the People’s Choice Award.
Float Your Boat is an open challenge for boat owners to dress up their boats with lights and take part in a flotilla parade held over two nights on our beautiful Lake Macquarie.
Now in its fourth year, Float Your Boat will be held on 18th and 19 June 2021, from 6-9pm.
The parade of illuminated boats will make their way along the western side of the Lake on Friday night and the eastern side Saturday evening.
NEWCASTLE FOOD and FLOWER MARKETS
1 Rural Drive
Spend EASTER SUNDAY with the Newcastle Food and Flower Markets. Bring the kiddies for the Easter Egg Hunt at 9am, bring the Plant Lovers for the BIG PLANT SALE, bring THE FOODIES for Brekkie, Brunch or Lunch and don’t forget the Flowers with loads of pick up and go bunches! Excited! We are! Doors open at 8am and close at 2pm
MON – CLOSED
WED – 8AM TILL 2PM (Cafe Open from 6am)
THURS – 8AM TILL 2PM (Cafe Open from 6am)
FRI – 8AM TILL 2PM (Cafe Open from 6am)
SAT – 8AM TILL 2PM
SUN – 8AM TILL 1PM
Lake Macquarie City Council has launched a new series called Live Music Lake Mac which will give music lovers a chance to sit back and enjoy the sounds of local and NSW-based musicians perform live and in a COVID Safe setting.
Gigs will be staged at the newly refurbished Rathmines Theatre and Warners Bay Theatre from November 2020 to March 2021.
The series will kick off on Friday, November 6 with a performance at Warners Bay Theatre from iconic country music singer and Golden Guitar winner Shane Nicholson.
The first Live Music Lake Mac performance by Nicholson is also part of Great Southern Nights gig schedule.
Tickets to see Nicholson perform in Warners Bay are $35 each or $30 each for groups of four or more (purchased in one transaction).
Due to COVID restrictions, tickets are strictly limited. Click here to purchase tickets.
Lake Macquarie City Farmers Market is held at Speers Point Park, SPEERS POINT on the 2nd & 4th Saturdays of each month – 7.00am till 1.00pm.
The produce and products available at the Farmers Market currently includes:
Given the recent renewed concern with Covid-19, we have decided to temporarily close Watersedge Boathouse again until the 1st of November, 2020.
We will honour our current confirmed bookings with contactless check-in and check-out. The boathouse will be thoroughly cleaned and sanitized before arrival.
We have decided to ‘tentatively’ re-open our bookings from 1st of July, 2020.
We will be committing to an enhanced cleaning protocol, and a ‘booking buffer’, where we will be blocking a date between stays.
We look forward to welcoming you!
Lakefest is a celebration of Lake Macquarie’s aquatic lifestyle and rich maritime history.
The Heaven Can Wait regatta involves sailing yachts, dinghies and skiffs racing around Lake Macquarie for up to 24 hours and raises money for Cancer Council NSW.
Lakefest will include sailing events and water-based sporting and social activities including a Twilight Race, Paddlefest, and Junior Pirate Fun Race.