Lake Cathie (pronounced cat-eye) is a small resort and fishing village, 12km south of the major mid-north coastal resort for all seasons, Port Macquarie.
A peaceful lakeside village only minutes from a surf beach, Lake Cathie is a friendly, self-contained community on the shores of a shallow, tidal lagoon. Located behind a wide, uncluttered surfing beach, the lake provides recreational fishing, boating and swimming.
The township is flanked by wooded hills and networked by tidal lakes and trails which meander through the littoral forests and coastal scrub.
The village is only a short drive from the popular resort district of Camden Haven and Crowdy Bay National Park, while the Lake Innes Nature Reserve lies between Lake Cathie and Port Macquarie.