Watagan Park

EASTER GATHERINGS

April 16, 2019

Host your classic Aussie Easter picnic or barbecue at one of these beautiful spots close to you! Blackbutt Reserve Amenities: Public toilets, picnic tables, wood-fire barbecues Features: Animal shows and encounters, playground, walking trails Accessibility: Easy Pet friendly: No Blackbutt Reserve is perfect for nature-loving couples and families. There are animals galore, and opportunities to... Read More >

GETTING BACK TO NATURE

April 8, 2019

Karishma and Jayesh are ditching the fast-paced Melbourne lifestyle to enjoy a life in the outdoors at Watagan Park. Jayesh and Karishma are both originally from Mauritius. They made the move to Australia as university students, and now as Australian residents, they’re ready to settle down and enjoy an adventurous lifestyle at Watagan Park estate.... Read More >

THE CLIMB

February 12, 2019

Grab your friends and family, load up your backpack and strap on your hiking boots—we’re taking to the outdoors to get fit this season! You may have already trekked the picturesque Watagan trails before, leaves crunching beneath your secured boots, sun peering through cracks in the canopy of trees above you as you venture ahead,... Read More >

HEALTHY LIVING

February 5, 2019

Anytime Fitness’ National Fitness Manager, Kate Allott, shares her top tips for maintaining the best health we can—and it’s more than what we eat! Many factors outside of what we consume can affect our body’s ability to perform at its best. Getting these right is equally as important as getting your food balance right. Hydration... Read More >

GOLDEN GARDEN TIPS

January 29, 2019

Step up your plant game this summer using these helpful tips for maintaining your garden. Cool it! Potted plants are the most susceptible to overheating and drying out under the summer sun. Keep them cool by moving them into shaded areas where possible, and lightly mulch to lock in moisture. Avoid putting potted plants in... Read More >

A PEACEFUL PLACE TO LIVE

January 22, 2019

Ally and Blake are heading out of the city and into the bush with their move to Watagan Park. This outdoorsy young couple, Blake, 25, and Ally, 23, have dreamt of building a home together; of setting up a place that is uniquely them in an area that embraces their love of nature. Blake works... Read More >

CITIZEN OF THE YEAR

January 15, 2019

Now that the search has begun for Lake Macquarie’s 2019 Citizen of the Year, we sat down with 2018’s winner, Andreena Kardamis, to chat about the award and everything that it means to her. Each year, Lake Macquarie City Council takes the opportunity to honour and celebrate key people and groups in the community that... Read More >

THE GREAT OUTDOORS

January 8, 2019

This one is for the adventurers! Follow our trail to experience all the natural wonders the Watagans have to offer, right on your doorstep at Watagan Park. Boarding House Dam Begin your journey with a scenic stroll past Boarding House Dam—a must-see starting point for any trip into Watagans National Park. Bring a picnic basket... Read More >

LOCAL RECIPE – WHOLESOME COCONUT MILK BREAKFAST PORRIDGE

January 3, 2019

Start the day fresh with this wholesome breakfast porridge recipe—coconut milk oats with cardamom, orange and pomegranate, thanks to Sanitarium. Did you know their original factory was located right here in Cooranbong, back in 1899? Sanitarium started with a mission to improve lives with a whole person view of health. Eating a nutritious breakfast is... Read More >

BEST OF BOTH WORLDS

January 1, 2019

Venture beyond Watagan Park’s forest scenery and enjoy some aquatic adventures along the coast. CoastXP Take the family for an offshore adventure with CoastXP. This boating experience guides you along the beautiful Hunter coastline to enjoy gorgeous scenery and greet a mix of aquatic friends, including dolphins, seabirds, turtles and other marine life. The Adventure... Read More >