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NARU BEACH: THE GUIDE
REGION: Newcastle & Hunter.
ACCESSIBILITY: Private car & public transport.
BEST TIME TO VISIT: In the warmer weather & low tide.
LOCATION: 24km or 0:30 from Newcastle* | 138km or 1:50 From Sydney CBD* Open in Google Maps
WALKING DISTANCE: 2m – 850m or 1-15 minutes
TIME REQUIRED: 1 hour – All day.
TOURIST RATING: Popular spot for local families | 6/10
*Times are approximate and depend on traffic
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NARU BEACH: THE EXPERIENCE
As told by Jackie Te-Aroha.
Tucked away down a gravel/dirt track is a well kept local secret. It’s a hidden beach on the banks of Lake Macquarie with water so clear it could be likened to the Whitsundays….no joke!
We drove to the very end and parked near Marks Point Boat Ramp. From there it was a 30 second stroll to the shore. To the right were views towards Swan Bay and across the channel and through the centre you could see a few other small sand islands each of which had water craft and vessels anchored nearby.
The first thing we did was lunch. We picked up one of our favourite beach-day combos. Fresh baked bread rolls, creamy pasta salad, BBQ chicken, Parmesan and truffle chippies and few olives for Zade. Damn I love a good sanga!
OK so we were fed and hot, now it was time to swim. We got in via the rock wall and swam across the channel to lay in the shallows in the middle of the lake. The current was visibly non existent. We started noticing a slight pull about 3/4 through but managed to cross without too much effort.
Swimming back we tactfully started a little further up the channel so that we landed exactly where we had began. If those rocks were a target, we would have hit the bullseye… Must be the archer in me 😉
We laid out a little longer on the shores and people watched until the sun turned up the UV and Zades back and my legs began to burn. Mid way through reapplying the sunscreen we decided to call it and find air conditioning and ice cream before we got beat stroke. If it were 5-10 degrees cooler I would have happily spent the whole day here laxing on the shore with a cider in hand to the sweet melodies of uncle Bob.
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