In New South Wales, there is a lake that is not only Australia's, largest salt water lagoon, it is also the largest in the Southern Hemisphere. Twice the size of Sydney Harbour, at 110sq km, and skirting the eastern seaboard, it joins the Tasman Sea, via the Swansea Channel and Lakes Entrance. Native Wildlife includes many protected species, amongst them, Swift Parrots and Masked Owls. It is also home to the Swamp Mahogany.
Perhaps, it is best recognised as a boating paradise, with no fewer than ten major yacht clubs, hundreds of homes with boat ramps piers and moorings, that accompany many council and business water recreation facilities.
Image: Dawn of a New Year, Lake Macquarie, New South Wales, Australia
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