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.
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:
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.
The Lakemac Heritage Festival is a significant National event with boats coming from all over Australia and around 80 classic boats on display – steam, sail, motor and oared craft of all sizes. Boats must be of a design prior to 1990 but may have been built at anytime from any material. Over the two days of the event, visitors are treated to model boat demonstrations and races, displays, market stalls, kids games, vintage farm machinery, an art exhibition, historical displays, vintage cars and trucks, entertainment and, of course, the “Quick and Dirty” boat building competition held on the Sunday of the festival. The event culminates in a Grand Parade and Blessing of the Fleet at 3pm on the Sunday afternoon. The event celebrates the rich history of Lake Macquarie.
The Toronto Monthly Markets on the first Thursday of each month however if it rains then it will be held on the third Thursday. With a Buy Smart, Shop Local message you will see a great variety of vendors and products. Whether you are a local or are visiting Toronto for the first time, come visit the markets, enjoy the beautiful location, have a delicious lunch at one of the local cafes, or food stalls and enjoy the atmosphere and colour. The market runs from 9am to 3pm and is held within Toronto Town Square and the south side of The Boulevarde and outside the Alec Rice Centre.
This great community event showcases Rathmines and Lake Macquarie, with an awesome air show, featuring formation AEROBATIC display, seaplane rides, seaplanes on display, live music, great food and much more.
Normally, I am very sceptical when you find only good reviews, as I didn’t think there was any place perfect, until we stayed at Sandra & Colin’s Watersedge Boathouse.
Perfectly located, beautiful, romantic, clean, rightly priced, fantastic view, quiet & serene (& the list goes on) place to spend a few days if not more.
Everything to make ones stay comfortable was provided, we did not leave the place from Friday night to Sunday late morning, the end of our stay when we sadly had to leave, if we had more leave we would have extended our stay, we wanted to enjoy every minute and we so did.
Thank you Sandra & Colin, you have a beautiful place, and you are exceptional hosts. Thank you for giving us the opportunity to spend the couple of days at your place, it was very relaxing.
Sandra and Colin’s Boathouse B&B is quite simply the best, we really enjoyed our stay and didn’t want to leave!!
The attention to detail is quite extraordinary, everything is provided to ensure you are totally pampered and have a relaxing time. This included; luxury bed linen, choice of fluffy bathrobes, wonderful aromatherapy oils, great selection of DVDs,books and magazines, coffee maker and good Italian coffee, a USB stick with music to appreciate whilst we ate our barbecued fish freshly caught from the lake with the fishing gear provided. The breakfasts were delicious and the home made banana bread was lovely, especially with our morning coffee, sitting on the the deck watching an amazing sunrise. There were kayaks and bikes, however, we were unable to drag ourselves away from the fishing and amazing views to use them.
We are a Scottish couple and were very touched that Colin and Sandra bought a Scottish lion rampant flag which they raised in our honour, something we will always cherish.
Thank you for a fantastic stay – we really hope to return and catch ‘the big one’ that got away!
This is a truly gorgeous retreat in an idyllic setting. We visit the area regularly and have stayed at the boathouse three times because we haven’t found anything better. Each time we have been pampered in every way – from quality robes to fishing equipment – and the brekkie hamper has to be seen to be believed – soooo generous! Hosts Sandra and Colin have set the bar high – nothing else comes close.
We just had the most fabulous stay at this special place. Everything that you needed for the stay was there for you. The place was so good that we did not see the need to leave it and go anywhere, just relaxing and enjoying the ambience and the view. We scored it 10/10.