Five things you need to know about the Lake Mac Big Weekend

Date posted: 13 October 2017

Weekends don’t get much bigger than the Lake Mac Big Weekend, with nine fantastic events over three days on and around the lake.

The weekend includes Offshore Superboat and jet ski racing, aerobatic flying displays, markets, exhibitions, a food festival, live entertainment and ‘come and try’ water sports.

Here are five essential bits of information to help you navigate the Lake Mac Big Weekend.

Where to watch

Secure a vantage point at Marmong Point Marina, Warners Bay Foreshore or along the shared pathway between Speers Point and Warners Bay to see the Superboats up close. Best viewing for the jet skis is from Lions Park at Eleebana or on the Red Bluff Shared Pathway.

When to watch

Racing in the Gibbo’s Auto Electrics Offshore Championships is fast and furious, so don’t miss the start. The boats will race for 20 minutes from 1pm on Saturday and for 30 minutes on Sunday, from both 11am and 1pm. Racing in Lake Macquarie PWC (jet ski) Series continues through the day on Saturday and Sunday.

Tap into the app

You can plan your weekend with the official event app, which features the latest program schedule, location map, sponsor details, visitor information and local business offers. Simply download for free or search for the code BIGWKND using the Yapp app.

Eyes to the sky

While you can watch the dazzling Matt Hall Racing aerobatic team from anywhere around the Lake, the best spots will be at Eleebana Lions Park, Warners Bay Foreshore and Marmong Point.

Listen and watch live

Can’t make the event? Tune into 97.3FM Lake Macquarie for a live Superboats race broadcast, or you can watch a live stream of the race from the boat of local driver Darren Nicholson on his 222 Offshore Facebook page.

If you are posting pictures from the Lake Mac Big Weekend, don’t forget to share them using the hashtags #LMBW2017 or #LakeMacBigWeekend.

Article by Lake Macquarie City Council

Page last updated: 13 October 2017