This coastal town retains that magical, relaxed feel that harks back to simpler times, minus the mass-scale development.
You don't need to travel far from Sydney to enjoy some of Australia's most pristine beaches.
Swansea (including Lake Macquarie, Blacksmiths and Belmont) is a major town on Lake Macquarie.
Toronto is a substantial township on the shore of Lake Macquarie.
Tourist resort on the shore of Lake Macquarie
On the banks of Lake Macquarie, Selby Cottage warms up the wedded chill for Bellinda Kontominas.
Set in the bush and with views across Lake Macquarie, this beautifully realised lodge both delights and frustrates Anna Anderson.
Even the pouring rain couldn't dilute Winji Jimmi's appeal as the perfect place to cool your heels, writes Peter Vincent.