A walk (or ride) along the Tuggerah Lake Cycleway is such a nice way to spend a morning or afternoon, especially as it offers some amazing views and great play spaces for the kids.
As you’re nearing the famous ‘long jetty’ at Long Jetty Foreshore Reserve, you’ll spot a small playground on one side of the bike track. It has a slide, basket swing, rock climbing wall, rope wall, monkey bars, and a spring rider for the little ones.
On the other side of the bike track is wide open space for kids to run around or kick a ball. This side is closest to the lake and there’s no fencing, so you’ll have to be extra vigilant.
The play equipment is a seven-minute walk from the main Long Jetty strip, where you can grab a coffee at local favourites Green Tangerine or The Glass Onion Society.
If the kids still have energy to burn, we recommend travelling 60m south on the bike track to the bigger playground along Tuggerah Lake Cycleway, opposite Elsiemer Street.
Long Jetty Foreshore Reserve playground
Age group: Best suited to children aged 2-10.
Fencing: The play equipment is not fenced and is quite close to both the road and lake.
Facilities: Four covered picnic tables, bins. There are some trees but they don’t completely shade the playground. The ground cover under the play equipment is soft-fall rubber.
Toilets: There are public toilets 100m north along the lake, opposite Archbold Road.
Parking: Free street parking.
Location: Tuggerah Parade, Long Jetty (opposite number 113).