Warners Bay is a suburb of the City of Lake Macquarie in New South Wales, Australia, and is located 15 kilometres (9 mi) from Newcastle's central business district on the eastern side of Lake Macquarie. It was named after Jonathan Warner, who settled the area.
Warners Bay is the second-largest population centre in Lake Macquarie with over 7,000 residents (2016), and more than 615 businesses operating in the area.
Areas of interest
There are two main areas where most of the businesses in Warners Bay are situated. Near the lake foreshore there is a variety of local businesses such as cafés and restaurants with alfresco dining. There is an indoor shopping centre, known as Warners Bay Village. There is also an Australia Post post office in the area.
The other is a large-sized industrial estate situated along Hillsborough and Macquarie roads. Here there is an ice rink, a ten pin bowling alley, a laser tag complex, indoor go-karting, multiple gymnasiums and many bulk item stores including furniture stores and gardening centres, many of which are located in the Warners Bay Home homemaker complex.
The lakeshore has become a hub for recreational activity, both onshore and water based. Picnics, sailing and paddle-boating are all popular activities. A shared bike and walking path, which runs from the Art Gallery in Booragul to Green Point traverses the lake foreshore.
Warners Bay is home to a number of prestigious sporting clubs including the Warners Bay Bulldogs (AFL), Warners Bay Panthers (Football/Soccer) and Warners Bay/Cardiff Junior Cricket Club.
The Hunter Ice Skating Stadium is located in Warners Bay, and will host the IIHF 2008 Division II World Championships in April. The Hunter Ice Skating Stadium is home to the 3 times Australian Champions Newcastle North Stars Ice Hockey team, and the Newcastle Ice Skating Club, boasting several NSW and Australian champion skaters.
- History of Warners Bay (Lake Macquarie City Library)