History Illuminated Cruise Series

History Illuminated Cruise Series

Get a bit of history and culture on the Lake all year round with the History Illuminated Cruise Series, with special guest speakers on board Lake Macquarie Cruise’s M.V. Lady Mac. Places limited Bi-monthly, every third Wednesday and Saturday from Sat 18 Jan and Wed 18 Feb Departs Booragul Jetty

Saturday 18 January: Coal and Power
Join local historian Ed Tonks on a cruise of Lake Mac past Teralba, Speers Point, Green Point, Eraring, Wangi, Coal Point. Ed will talk on the history of coal and power at each of these locations.

Cruise departing at 3pm from Booragul Jetty. 2.5 hours, arriving back at Booragul at 5.30pm Tickets $60 per person, includes Devonshire afternoon tea
Bookings essential: https://coalpowercruise.eventbrite.com.au

Wednesday 19 February: Curiosities, Wonders and Oddities
Cruise past Blackalls Park, Teralba, Swansea, Belmont, Toronto, and Eraring and learn about some of the curiosities, wonders and oddities of Lake Mac.

Complimentary coffee, cake and tour at MAC – Museum of Art and Culture yapang from 10.30am Cruise departing at 11.30am from Booragul Jetty 3.5 hours, arriving back at Booragul at 3pm Tickets $90 per person, includes lunch
Bookings essential: https://curiositiescruise.eventbrite.com.au

Saturday 21 March: War comes to Lake Mac
Learn about the WWI and II history of Lake Mac on an afternoon cruise around the lake, past Speers Point, Belmont, Rathmines, and Wangi.

Cruise departing at 3.30pm from Booragul Jetty. 2.5 hours, arriving back at Booragul at 6pm Tickets $60 per person, includes Devonshire afternoon tea
Bookings essential: https://warcruiselake.eventbrite.com.au

Sat 16 May: Aboriginal Heritage Cruise
Learn about the Aboriginal Heritage of Lake Mac on a cruise past Blackalls Park, Speers Point, Belmont, Swansea, Pulbah Island, and Sugarloaf. Prior to the cruise view current exhibitions at MAC – Museum of Art and Culture yapang.

Complimentary coffee, cake and tour at MAC – Museum of Art and Culture yapang from 10.30am Cruise departing at 11.30am from Booragul Jetty 4 hours, arriving back at Booragul at 3.30pm Tickets $100 per person, includes lunch
Bookings essential: https://heritagecruise.eventbrite.com.au

Wed 15 April, The Lake: Exploring a Splendid Sheet of Water – a guided cruise with author Scott Bevan
Journey to some of Scott Bevan’s pick spots around Lake Macquarie as he shares the stories behind his latest book, The Lake: Exploring a Splendid Sheet of Water. Along the way, he’ll host a lunch at one of his favourite lakeside venues.

Scott is also a well-known broadcaster and documentary maker. His previous books include The Harbour: A city’s heart, a country’s soul, Bill: The Life of William Dobell, Battle Lines: Australian Artists at War and The Hunter

Cruise departing at 10am from Booragul Jetty. Arriving back at Booragul at 3.30pm Tickets $100 per person, includes a stop at Wangi and lunch
Bookings essential: https://thelakecruise.eventbrite.com.au

Wed 17 June: Two Local Icons: William Dobell and The Lake – gallery art talk, and a cruise, with author Scott Bevan
Scott Bevan is a local writer of national acclaim, with his books including the biography Bill: The Life of William Dobell, The Hunter and his latest title, The Lake: Exploring a Splendid Sheet of Water.

Join Scott as he hosts a tour of William Dobell’s art at MAC yapang. Then take a guided lunch cruise as he shares stories of the characters and history of Lake Macquarie – and the joys and challenges of paddling all the way around it.

Prior to the cruise view a collection of William Dobell works at MAC – Museum of Art and Culture yapang . Complimentary coffee, cake and tour at MAC – Museum of Art and Culture yapang from 9am

Event commences at MAC – Museum of Art and Culture from 9am Cruise departing at 10am from Booragul Jetty. 5.5 hours, arriving back at Booragul at 3.30pm Tickets $100 per person, includes a stop at Wangi and lunch
Bookings essential: https://dobellcruise.eventbrite.com.au