The Awaba Bay Foreshore Walk is a beautiful local point-to-point 1 mi trail within the Lake Macquarie State Conservation Area in New South Wales that starts at 46 George St and ends at 49 The Ridgeway, with street parking nearby.
Grab your binoculars for this gently undulating and varied short route that can be walked in either direction. Usually completed in around 45 mins, one way, why not arrange vehicles at either end for easy access or for those looking for a longer venture, make it an out-and-back. Caution is advised on trail times as this depends on multiple variables. For more info, click here
The trail is graded as Medium difficulty, despite the little elevation the terrain is varied and sections can become muddy and more difficult to navigate, however, it is a family-friendly walking route and is easily reached being just a 30-minute drive from the harbour city of Newcastle and even closer to the surrounding towns.
Just the place for a morning meander or birdwatching, immerse yourself in the wildlife in and surrounding Lake Macquarie; listen to the kookaburras and the frogs and as you stroll along the shoreline keep a lookout for the local dolphins and green sea turtles. Even in this fairly short distance, the trail passes through areas of wetland, towering forest and open grassed spaces, and provides the perfect backdrop for a picnic on a warm day. (For information on how we grade trails, please click here
Dogs are not allowed in the Lake Macquarie State Conservation Areas for the protection of the park and its wildlife.