Queens Lake picnic area
Be warned; once discovered, you might not want to leave the natural beauty of Queens Lake picnic area, just a short drive north of Laurieton.
The pristine lake is an ideal destination for a day of picnicking, swimming, fishing and boating. It’s also a popular spot for windsurfing, and families will love the tranquil waters where the kids can play. There’s even a small wharf where you can launch a kayak or boat for an afternoon of peaceful paddling.
The surrounding forests are home to over 200 species of animals, making this reserve perfect for wildlife and bird-watching. While looking to the tree-tops, you might even spot a koala dozing in the branches.
Activities: swimming, paddling, sailing and boating, fishing, bird-watching, picnicking, playing and socialising
Getting there: Queens Lake picnic area is in the southern precinct of Queens Lake Nature Reserve. To get there:
From Ocean Drive
· From the townships of Lake Cathie or Bonny Hills, turn onto Bonny View Drive
· Turn left onto Jolley Nose Drive, then right onto Corama Place.
· Turn left onto Waterloo Creek Road
· Continue to Queens Lake Road, turn left, and continue to the picnic area.
From Pacific Highway
· Turn off the highway onto Bobs Creek Road just north of Herons Creek
· Continue for 4 km, veer right onto Waterloo Creek Road, and drive for 1 km.
· Turn right onto Queens Lake Road and continue to the picnic area
Road access: Unsealed road/trail - 2WD (no long vehicle access). Dry weather only.
Facilities: picnic tables, wood barbecues (bring your own firewood), boat ramp, car park.