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Alexanders picnic area

Lake Macquarie State Conservation Area

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This very peaceful picnic area with scenic views, at the southern end of Awaba Bay Foreshore walk is the perfect spot to rest after a bushwalk along beautiful Lake Macquarie - indulge in birdwatching, picnicking, and relaxing among the diverse habitats.

Picnic areas
What to
Drinking water, hat, sunscreen
Please note
Remember to take your binoculars if you want to bird watch.

Locals love this spot, and who could blame them? At the southern end of Awaba Bay Foreshore walk, Alexanders picnic area provides a peaceful and very pretty area for walkers to rest on the trail. Listen to the frogs calling from the nearby swamp, lie on a blanket after lunch, and look for sea eagles or see who can spot a dolphin in the lake.

Flower-spotters may see the threatened cycad and the various orchids that flower in winter. Those interested in the history of the area might like to have a look at Hepplewhites Shack. And if you’re approaching by boat, why not push your kayak ashore for a while and enjoy some lunch on land?

For directions, safety and practical information, see visitor info


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A family walk a boardwalk section of Bouddi coastal walk, Bouddi National Park. Photo: John Spencer/OEH.