Queens Lake, Mid North Coast NSW Australia
Queens Lake is located approximately 30km (30 mins drive) south west of Port Macquarie on Mid North Coast of NSW.
It is also a great spot for wing foiling and particularly for beginners as you can touch bottom all the way across the lake.
It is not really a spot for kiters as there is no clear area for launching unless you are good with water launching.
The spot works best in a SE or W breeze with runs of around 3 km but also works in, SSW, SW & NE (a little more E than N). 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.
Access via White Haven Sailing Club (at the southern end of the lake) – there is no clubhouse but a nice grassy picnic area for rigging.
You can launch via the boat ramp but it can be slippery and there are more sharp rocks there. The best place to launch is from the sandy beach about 100m from the boat ramp.
Booties are highly recommended as there are a few sharp obstacles in the water like oyster shells and rocks.
Take it easy until you get well clear of the oyster beds before you let loose particularly on a foil as there are a few rocks closer to shore & definitely steer well clear of the oyster beds (including the disused ones).
Once you get out about 100m from shore the bottom is pretty much 1.5-2m deep right across the lake.
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.
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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...
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- Flat Water Blasting
- Speed Sailing
- Flat Water
- Easy Launching
- On-site Parking
New South Wales
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