The pristine coastline of Lake Cathie’s beaches begs for exploration. Only 11km south of Port Macquarie, Lake Cathie (pronounced “cat-eye”) is an ideal weekend escape. Looking
east from Cathie Creek on a clear day yields a view of the Pacific, while turning west the network of rivers and freshwater pools await. Empty surf breaks, beachside barbecues, fishing spots and hiking are just a few of the activities available. A temperate climate makes it the perfect destination year-round, reaching an average high of 25°C in summer and 16°C in winter.
explore Lake cathie
Things to do
Catch the swell: the local beaches of Lake Cathie make great surfing spots. Step out the front of your apartment for a quick dip. A short walk or drive will take you to Middle Rock for a more enclosed break.
Interested in hiring a surfboard?
Catch some Z's: In the mood to do nothing at all? Lounge around the pool. Read that book you've been meaning to. Have a nap in the sun. The time to relax is now — trust us.
Catch some fishies: Don't waste the opportunity to have a bit of a fish. With the beach and lake in close proximity, you'll have many spots to choose from. Hot tip: check out where the locals head to find the best spot.
Interested in hiring fishing gear?
A holiday never tasted so good: check out our favourite cafes and restaurants in the Lake Cathie area. Caramels @ Cathie, Middle Rock Pizza, Bonny Hills Garden Cafe.
It's 5 o'clock somewhere: we are fortunate to be close to some incredible local wineries and breweries. If you're into beer, check out The Black Duck Brewery in Port Macquarie, a 10 minute drive away. Or if you're after a wine, Little Fish Winery has you covered.