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Safari Tents @ Wangi Point

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Published March 12th 2014
Stress free camping at Lake Macquarie
Wangi Point, Wangi Wangi, Lake Macquarie, Camping Lake Macquarie, Wangi Point Campgound
Safari Tents @ Wangi Point


Camping by an idyllic lake is fun, but it's even better when you don't have to put up your own tent. Wangi Point Holiday Park has several permanent safari tents available year round, overlooking the stunning Lake Macquarie, Australia's largest coastal lake.

Wangi Point, Wangi Wangi, Lake Macquarie, Camping Lake Macquarie, Wangi Point Campgound
Lake Macquarie


As we drove into Wangi Wangi, we found ourselves in a quiet lakeside town occupying a small peninsular jutting right into the middle of Lake Macquarie. The road continued through the town until we reached Wangi Point Holiday Park, located in the perfect spot, right on the tip of the Wangi Peninsular. The kids played in the excellent playground (complete with an amazing view) while I checked in, unpacked and arranged bags/holiday entertainment equipment. Once we settled in, it was time to explore our temporary home. Wangi Point has its own public boat ramp and jetty, and we watched many people accessing the water here for windsurfing, kayaking, and even kite boarding.

Wangi Point, Wangi Wangi, Lake Macquarie, Camping Lake Macquarie, Wangi Point Campgound
Lakeside Playground


The Wangi Point Flora and Fauna Reserve is right next door, and we had fun meeting a range of local native creatures, such as friendly possums, pelicans, a family of young ducks, Kookaburras and many inquisitive Rainbow Lorikeets. Next, we followed the signage along the Wangi Point Botany Trail, which began near our front door and passed some fantastic swimming/fishing spots and through cool littoral rainforest gullies. There are several other gentle bushwalking trails in the reserve, such as the slightly steeper Ridge Trail, Lookout Track, and an easy forty five minute Circuit Track.

Wangi Point, Wangi Wangi, Lake Macquarie, Camping Lake Macquarie, Wangi Point Campgound
Wangi Point Flora and Fauna Reserve


Wangi Point Safari Tents:

The safari tents themselves contain one queen sized bed, a television, lamps, chairs, tables, and basic crockery, so we headed for the camp kitchen to cook our barbecue dinner before collapsing into our comfy camp beds for the night. It was really something to awaken the next morning to the sounds of nature, and a view of the water out the tent door.

Wangi Point, Wangi Wangi, Lake Macquarie, Camping Lake Macquarie, Wangi Point Campgound
Safari Tents @ Wangi Point


Wangi Point is approximately one and a half hours drive north of Sydney, making it an ideal spot for a weekend get away from the city. Staying in the safari tents are a fun and inexpensive novelty activity for families, and cost $55/night (low season). Be sure to visit the famous Wangi Lolly Shop in town and be prepared for plenty of swimming.

Wangi Point, Wangi Wangi, Lake Macquarie, Camping Lake Macquarie, Wangi Point Campgound
Wangi Point Flora and Fauna Reserve
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When: Daily
Phone: 02 49751889
Where: Wangi Point, Lake Macquarie
Cost: $55/night
Your Comment
Brilliant tents. Just like the ones in Harry Potter. Bigger on the inside.
by Bryony Harrison (score: 4|11431) 1286 days ago
They look great, and definitely the priced right.
by rnels (score: 0|4) 1248 days ago
What a great idea for a cheap and easy get away. The tents look really cosy.
by Michelle Upton (score: 1|62) 1286 days ago
I will have to try this one. Thanks for the article!
by Manny Diaz (score: 1|74) 1261 days ago
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