Lake Macquarie History

Point Wolstoncroft Recreation Area

Gazetted in 1996 it is 107.8 ha and it is part of the Lake Macquarie State Recreation Area. Prior to 1996 it was managed by the Department of Sport and Recreation. The former National Fitness Camp is now named the Point Wolstoncroft Sport and Recreation Centre. The water between Point Wolstoncroft and Pulbah Island is the deepest in the lake. Point Wolstoncroft is a spectacular narrow peninsular which allows you to walk the 5 – 6 kilometres of foreshore in a round trip, returning to the car without retracing your steps.


1948 'Health Camps For Miners' Children', Newcastle Morning Herald and Miners' Advocate (NSW : 1876 - 1954), 10 June, p. 2. , viewed 02 Apr 2019,

1950 'HUNTER BOYS ENJOY FITNESS CAMP', Newcastle Morning Herald and Miners' Advocate (NSW : 1876 - 1954), 24 January, p. 4. , viewed 02 Apr 2019,

1950 'SCHOOL-TERM CAMPS for Mineworkers' Children', Newcastle Morning Herald and Miners' Advocate (NSW : 1876 - 1954), 28 January, p. 6. , viewed 02 Apr 2019,

Hunter Lifestyle Magazines Sep/Oct 2005

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