October 16, 2014

At Watagan Park, we live for imagination, get-up-and-go, exploring nature, trying new things and building forts out of sticks. The best things in life are free, and there are a tonne of best things here, starting from the grass in your own backyard, to natural bushland, trees, trails, picnic spots, lookouts, waterfalls, lakes, beaches to explore and mountains to climb. Here, you can really live outside the box  – just look at the range of activities within 25 minutes of Watagan Park.

Kids under 12

  • Go camping for the weekend at Gap Creek campground
  • Swing and slide at Cooranbong Park
  • Enjoy family fun days and markets at Morisset Showground
  • The kids will love bait fishing at Stockton Creek
  • Learn to swim at Morisset heated swimming pool – the kids will be ready to take on Lake Macquarie before you know it
  • Learn to serve a ball at Morisset District Tennis Club
  • KWK Gymnastic Sports Academy, Morisset, offers classes for your budding gymnast
  • Join a soccer team at Morisset United Football Club
  • Meet new friends at Morisset Netball Club
  • If your kids love a challenge, join Southlakes Little Athletics, Dora Creek

Kids over 12

  • Perfect your kickflip at Rathmines Skate Park
  • Join Southlakes Junior Rugby League Football Club, Dora Creek
  • Head up to the Watagan Mountains and try out the mountain bike trails
  • Test your balance at TreeTop Adventure Park, Wyong Creek
  • Enjoy a kids holiday camp at Myuna Bay Sport & Recreation Centre
  • Give abseiling a go at Gap Creek, Watagan Mountains
  • Spend the day fishing, skiing or wake boarding on Lake Macquarie
  • Learn to ride a horse at Cooranbong Pony Club
  • Hire a kayak from Lake Macquarie Kayaks & Bike Hire and paddle from Dora Creek to the Swinging Bridge

Mum and Dad

  • Learn to sail at South Lake Macquarie Amateur Sailing Club, Sunshine
  • Spend a romantic afternoon kayaking on Lake Macquarie, there are plenty of kayak trails
  • Pack a picnic and head up to the Pines Picnic Area
  • Take in the view at one of the many lookouts in the Watagan Mountains
  • Try something new at Newcastle Lake Macquarie Clay Target Club, Toronto
  • Perfect your swing at Morisset Country Club Golf Course
  • Go hiking at Abbotts Falls, or one of the many other walks in the Watagan Mountains
  • Enjoy the sunrise over the Hunter Valley at Wine Country Ballooning, Abernethy
  • If you’re a thrill seeker, try skydiving at Drop Zone Skydiving Centre, Warnervale
  • Explore the natural bushland on horseback at Chain Valley Creek Guided Trail Rides

Discover more outdoor experiences for the whole family downloading the free Nature’s Playground App for iPhone and Android. Simply click here and you’ll be out and about in no time.

Live outside the box at Watagan Park

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