Lake Cathie, New South Wales

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Lake Cathie /ˈkæt/ is a town in New South Wales, Australia about 15 minutes drive south of Port Macquarie. At the 2016 census, it had a population of 3,494.[1]

Lake Cathie
New South Wales
Lake Cathie is located in New South Wales
Lake Cathie
Lake Cathie
Coordinates31°33′07″S 152°51′18″E / 31.552°S 152.855°E / -31.552; 152.855Coordinates: 31°33′07″S 152°51′18″E / 31.552°S 152.855°E / -31.552; 152.855
Population3,494 (2016 census)[1]
LGA(s)Port Macquarie-Hastings Council
State electorate(s)Port Macquarie
Federal Division(s)Lyne
World's largest Bowl at Lake Cathie

Commercial areaEdit

The town is a popular holiday destination on the Mid North Coast because of its tranquil location which hosts the lake, lagoon and beaches. It has a Woolworths supermarket, local Tavern, Lake Cathie Bowling Club, bakery, fish & chip shop, coffee shop, pharmacy, post office, a newsagent and a bargain shop. Its main feature is a tidal lake fed by the ocean daily. Several times throughout the year the lake is closed over by shifting sands and becomes dark in colour due to the tannins in the local flora. Tourism centres on the lake as it is a popular swimming and fishing spot all year round especially when the lake is open.


According to the 2016 census of Population, there were 3,494 people in Lake Cathie.

  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people made up 3.6% of the population.
  • 86.8% of people were born in Australia. The next most common country of birth was England at 4.0%.
  • 94.1% of people spoke only English at home.
  • The most common responses for religion were Anglican 28.1%, No Religion 25.2% and Catholic 24.9%.[1]

Notable peopleEdit

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ a b c Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). "Lake Cathie (State Suburb)". 2016 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 4 February 2018.  

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