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Awaba Bay Foreshore walk

Lake Macquarie State Conservation Area

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Visitor info

All the practical information you need to know about Awaba Bay Foreshore walk.

Track grading

Grade 3

Learn more about the grading system Features of this track
  • Time

    45min - 1hr 15min

  • Quality of markings

    Clearly sign posted

  • Gradient

    Short steep hills

  • Distance

    1.6km one-way

  • Steps

    Many steps

  • Quality of path

    Formed track

  • Experience required

    No experience required

Getting there and parking

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    Awaba Bay Foreshore walk is in the Awaba Bay precinct of Lake Macquarie State Conservation Area. To get there:

    • From the F3, take the Cessnock Road exit towards Awaba and Toronto.
    • Continue along the road as it becomes Awaba Road
    • Turn left at Carey Street in Toronto to cross the water
    • Turn right along Bay Road and continue as it loops around the point onto The Ridgeway
    • The walk starts on the right shortly after passing Glen Mitchell Street

    Park entry points

    Parking

    Street parking is available near Awaba Bay Foreshore walk.

    Best times to visit

    There are lots of great things waiting for you in Lake Macquarie State Conservation Area. Here are some of the highlights.

    Autumn

    Drop a line at Myuna Bay while the days are still warm enough to sit outside for a peaceful hour or two.

    Spring

    Spring is a lovely time to take Awaba Bay Foreshore walk and stop for a picnic lunch to enjoy the stunning lake views.

    Summer

    Why not kayak around the lake, exploring the secret bays and enjoying the warm water?.

    Winter

    Take a refreshing walk along Wangi circuit walking track, keeping an eye out for the tiny orchids that flower in winter.

    Weather, temperature and rainfall

    Summer temperature

    Average

    20°C and 25°C

    Highest recorded

    42°C

    Winter temperature

    Average

    8°C and 19°C

    Lowest recorded

    1.8°C

    Rainfall

    Wettest month

    March

    Driest month

    November

    The area’s highest recorded rainfall in one day

    283.7mm

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    Safety messages

    Bushwalking safety

    If you're keen to head out on a longer walk or a backpack camp, always be prepared. Read these bushwalking safety tips before you set off on a walking adventure in national parks.

    Mobile safety

    Dial Triple Zero (000) in an emergency. Download the Emergency + app before you visit, it helps emergency services locate you using your smartphone's GPS. Please note there is limited mobile phone reception in this park and you’ll need mobile reception to call Triple Zero (000).

    River and lake safety

    The aquatic environment around rivers, lakes and lagoons can be unpredictable. If you're visiting these areas, take note of these river and lake safety tips.

    Prohibited

    Pets

    Pets and domestic animals (other than certified assistance animals) are not permitted. Find out which regional parks allow dog walking and see the pets in parks policy for more information.

    Smoking

    NSW national parks are no smoking areas.

    Awaba Bay Foreshore walk

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    Awaba Foreshore walk, Lake Macquarie State Conservation Area. Photo: Susan Davis/NSW Government