Walka Water Works

Originally built in 1887 to provide drinking water to Newcastle, Walka Water Works has a long and complex industrial history. It still stands today, a perfectly preserved site that now provides refuge for native wildlife and a picnic spot for families.

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Cold Tea Creek & Belmont Lagoon

With a creek originally constructed as an anti-tank defense line during the war and a lagoon that holds significant Aboriginal cultural connections, this easily accessible part of Lake Macquarie is an overlooked treasure.

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Stockton Sandspit

Introducing The Zones, our series of local site visits.

Settled alongside the Hunter Estuary, just a short drive from the city, Stockton Sandspit is a haven for threatened shorebirds and an ecological jewel in an industrial landscape.

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