Myself/my wife & her 3 kids Just got back from a week camping on an unpowered site at Wangi Wangi on Lake Macquarie near Newcastle, it is our first camping trip since October 2009 when we went to Wee Jasper so we really appreciated the break!we were camped on the left hand point almost near the tip
We had a ball! weather was kind to us too, only rained a bit at night & was hot during the day but not extreme, I ended up getting an almost all over tan as most of the week I was only wearing speedos around the camp
The camp site we had was on the point right next to the water with nobody camped in front of us so had a great view of the lake through the tree's...
I was up before 6am most mornings having sunrise swims in the lake & took a few long walks around the nature reserve which the holiday park is in the middle of.
When I showed my wife Chris the photos of the sunrise she told me to wake her so she could come too, the next day at 5:45 I nudged her awake & said "coming for a sunrise walk?" she groaned & said "maybe tomorrow" she is not really a early morning person like me... her loss
I had a great time exploring the local area, I even checked out the WW2 gun site on the ridge above the park...
I am yet to find out the full history of the gun emplacements, but I am thinking they were worried that the Japanese were going to sneak into Lake Macquarie & blow up the power stations...
The park is council run & the camp kitchen/showers/toilets were very clean & well maintained.
Their website: http://www.lakemac.com.au/holidayparks/park.asp?parkid=4
You can see more pictures from our camp on my Facebook album HERE
My Kmart 3-way fridge worked fantastic on gas for the week, I also had a small solar panel charging a 12v gel cell to keep our phones charged.
We are planning to go there again once we get my dad's old tinny going again, I inherited it from him when he died in Sept 2009 & the trailer/motor needs work.