Queens Lake, Mid North Coast NSW Australia
Queens Lake is located approximately 30km (30 mins drive) south west of Port Macquarie on NSW.
Whilst this lake is not as big as Smiths Lake or Myall Lakes, it is great for flat water blasting and is a recognise speed sailing sport where speedsters get together and track their speeds on GPS.
The spot works best in a SE or W breeze with runs of around 3 km but also works in, SSW, SW & NE. Dead-south is no good as it is gusty.
The lake averages around 1 – 1.5 metres in depth (with a muddy bottom) and whilst there is a bit of weed in the lake, a weed fin is not entirely necessary. However if you are wanting to do some speed laps at the speed strip over the mud bank on the eastern-side of the lake you will need a weedy for sure.
There are 2 main areas for rigging & launching:
1. White Haven Sailing Club (at the southern end of the lake) – there is no clubhouse but a nice grassy picnic area for rigging. There are oyster beds close to shore as well as moored boats so it takes a little ducking & weaving to get out in to the open water of the lake. It is a good idea to wear booties when launching at this spot due to the oyster shells.
2. Queens Lake Picnic area (at the northern end of the lake) – access via Bobs Creek Road. This is the best spot to launch in a NE breeze.
Where to Stay
As much of the lake is bound by National Park there is no simple camping allowed by the lakeside.
There is however a caravan and camping ground near the sailing club (southern end of the lake) called Laurieton Lakeside Caravan Park which offers caravan & campsites and cabins (and is pet friendly!!)
The caravan park also offers canoe and boat hire.
Other Things To Do
The lake is a great spot for exploring an a canoe of SUP and the fishing on the lake is also quite good.
Where To Stay Near Queens Lake
There are plenty of options for camping, holiday homes & apartments in the area. Laurieten is the closest town to the lake and North Haven and Dunbogin just a couple of kms away. Alternatively you could stay in the larger tourist town of Port Macquarie 30 mins drive away.
- Price Range:
- Kitchen or kitchenette
- Private Bathroom
Laurieton Lakefront Caravan Park is located right on the lake at Queens Lake on the mid north coast of NSW. This pet friendly family accommodation is a great base for Queens Lake windsurfers. They offer a variety of self-cater holiday cabins for a variety of budget plus powered & un-powered camping sites. Other park features include 2 swimming pools, jetty Read more...
- Child Friendly
- Outdoor Pool
- Communal Kitchen
- BBQ Facilities
- Car Parking
- Pet Friendly
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- Flat Water Blasting
- Speed Sailing
- Flat Water
- Easy Launching
- On-site Parking
New South Wales
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