East Coast NSW Suggested Itinerary
Day 1 – Toronto
There is a Public Wharf available at Toronto that allows easy access to Coles and Woolworths for provisioning if needed. From Toronto, head to Croudace Bay where courtesy moorings are available. Ashore you may wish to try Bowling Club Restaurant.
Day 2 – Belmont or Gwandalan Bay
Head South to Lake Macquarie Yacht Club where there is wharfage and restaurant access. The town of Belmont is within easy walking distance. Or you can anchor in a bush setting in Gwandalan Bay, Murrays Beach. Wharfage and restaurant access available. (Limited days).
Day 3 – Trinity Point Marina or Pulbah Island
Explore the southern part of the Lake including Trinity Point Marina. Possible mooring/anchoring sites: Western side of Pt Woolsoncroft North, South and West sides of Pulbah Island Southern side of Wangi Point.
Days 4 & 5 – Wangi
Explore Wangi town, restaurants and clubs from the wharfage on the southern side of Wangi. Day walks and extended shore excursions are a couple of options.
Days 6, 7 & 8 – Newcastle (Approx. 12NM)
Exit Lake Macquarie via Swansea Channel and sail to Newcastle. For more information on Swansea Channel click here.
Follow the link below to reserve a place at the NCYC and reference Paul O’Rourke if you need additional help. Newcastle Cruising Yacht Club. https://www.ncyc.net.au/marina-information/
Check out the Hunter Lifestyle magazine to see what you can easily access from NCYC.
Day 9 – Port Stephens (Approx. 27NM)
Sail to Port Stephens, Nelson Bay. Anchor overnight in Fingal Bay near Shark Island.
Day 10 – Port Stephens
Continue into Port Stephens or explore the offshore islands of Port Stephens. Once in Nelson Bay/Port Stephens you have reciprocal rights with the Soldiers Point Marina through ECLAT (East Coast Luxury Aquatic Travellers Club). ECLAT has 4 marinas on the east coast of NSW, including Darling Harbour, Bobbin Head in Pittwater, Lake Macquarie and Soldiers Point Port Stephens. They work together to offer various services to yachties.
Please ensure you contact the Lake Macquarie Marina office directly to reserve your space in any other ECLAT facility.
Days 12 & 13 – Port Stephens
Enjoy all that Port Stephens has to offer: Bushwalks ashore, restaurants, flatwater sailing and friendly people.
Day 13 – Lake Macquarie
Sail back to Lake Macquarie or organise your turnaround with the next user to occur in Port Stephens.
If you do organise your turnaround to take place anywhere other than your primary Marina Lake Macquarie, please notify YSM as soon as possible as we need time to ensure that linen etc is available.