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Discover Lake Macquarie's best eco-tourism experience around the Wangi Peninsula!

Nature & Wildlife Tour in Lake Macquarie

Lake Cruise & Nature Walk

Step aboard CoastXP’s custom-built adventure boat for an all-inclusive lake cruise and guided nature walk overlooking the largest permanent saltwater lake in the southern hemisphere. The experience involves an adventure boat tour of Lake Mac, a 2km guided bushwalking tour and a catered lunch.

Begin at the idyllic Pelican Foreshore and cruise around the bays, beaches and islands of Lake Mac on CoastXP’s adventure boat before alighting at Wangi Peninsula for a guided bushwalk through the Lake Macquarie State Conservation Area. Following the walk, relax on the shores of Lake Macquarie at Dobell Park to enjoy a premium individual grazing box with a view of Pulbah Island Nature Reserve before returning to Pelican Foreshore by boat.

Special Women’s Tour 4th December 2022

November – May
4 hours (inc lunch)

Highlights include:

  • Unobstructed 360° views
  • Guided ecotourism experience
  • Safe and comfortable eco-tourism vessel
  • Licensed National Parks Eco Pass operator
  • Accredited quality and sustainable tourism business
  • Commentary surrounding local Aboriginal heritage and Maritime history

Price:

  • $140

Discover Lake Macquarie

Our lake cruise and nature walk focuses on maritime and World War II history, Aboriginal Heritage and local geology. The Wangi Peninsula boasts a plethora of natural points of interest, including eroded sandstone caves, eucalypt bushland and native wildlife, and some of the most iconic and picturesque views over Lake Macquarie and across the water towards Pulbah Island Nature Reserve.

In addition to the adventure boat cruise and guided nature walk, we’ve partnered with Picnique Collective, run by locals Kayla and Eliza, to offer individual premium grazing boxes with sweet and savoury options catered to each guest’s dietary requirements. As a licensed National Parks Eco Pass Operator, we emphasise throughout our experiences the importance of respecting and conserving our local coastal environment to enjoy this area for years to come.

Notes:

  • The minimum age is eight years old.
  • Guided coastal bushwalking is a physical activity that involves a moderate level of exertion and uneven terrain.

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Departure Location

Frequently Asked Questions

What do I need to bring?

Footwear appropriate for walking/hiking, a reusable water bottle, sun-safe clothing including a hat, sunscreen and breathable clothing, and any personal medication you may require as prescribed by your healthcare professional.

Where do I park?

Free parking is available moments from the wharf at Pelican Foreshore. Click here for a map on how to find our departure location.

Are there toilets on the trip?

Yes! There is a toilet at Pelican Foreshore, Wangi Point Reserve, Dobell Park as well as a toilet on board!

How long is the bushwalk?

The Wangi Circut Track is just over two kilometres, it’s suitable for most people without being too strenuous. Guests should allow up to 1.5 hrs to complete the guided bushwalk.

What if I have dietary requirments?

During the booking process, we ask for each guest’s individual dietary requirements. Should you have something specific you’d like to discuss with us, please don’t hesitate to – contact us.