Mannering Park is located on the southern shores of sparkling Lake Macquarie and in the northern region of the Central Coast. This area offers activities and interests for everyone of all ages. Lake Macquarie is the gateway to the subtropical rainforests of the WataganMountains & the Hunter Vineyards in the West, Newcastle in the North and beautiful unspoilt beaches in the East. The lake itself is the largest coastal saltwater lake in the Southern Hemisphere, covering 109 square kilometres (4 times the size of Sydney Harbour). It is 24 km long, 3.2 km across at its widest point and 9.7 m at its deepest. The Lake is calm enough for fishing, boating or any variety of watersports. The Watagan Mountains provide the perfect backdrop for adventurous hikes, picnicking, camping or horse riding.
Parks and Gardens:
Mannering Park is home of lovely Vales Point Reserve, offering an ideal setting for a family day out. Featuring picnic tables, electric BBQ’s, seating, swimming facilities, boat ramp and toilets, you can relax and unwind in a tranquil setting in one of Lake Macquarie’s most beautiful suburbs.
Schools & Education: Mannering Park is home to the Mannering Park Public School, with current enrolments of over 350 students. There is also a pre school located in close proximity to the public school.
Mannering Park offers an array of local shops including post office, butcher, fruit shop, bakery, newsagent, service station, doctors surgery, video store, chemist and more.
If you are in the mood for a little indulgence, you can visit one of the areas great major shopping centres. Travel south and you will find Lakehaven shopping centre. Lake Haven shopping centre is home to K-Mart, Woolworths, Coles, Best & Less and over 100 other retail specialty stores. You will also find many family restaurants such as McDonalds, KFC, Pizza Hut, Subway, Eagle Boys, Dominos Pizza and a 24 hour Caltex Service Station located just outside the centre.
Travelling a little further south, you will find Westfield Shopping Town Tuggerah. Featuring over 370 stores including David Jones, JB Hi Fi, Aldi, Target, Big W and more, you are sure to find almost anything you need at Westfield ShoppingTown, Tuggerah.
Located north of Mannering Park is Charlestown Square. Over 220 stores including Target, Sanity, Priceline, Medicare and much more.
Mannering Park offers a local bus service with links to other bus services at Lake Haven Shopping Centre.