The Southlake area of Lake Macquarie is located at the foot of the Watagan Mountains. The calm waterways and quiet rural communities of Southlake include Morisset, Dora Creek, Cooranbong, Wyee and the Watagan National Park. Enjoy water sports, bushwalking and horse riding in the mountains. Discover the art and craft houses of Cooranbong or relax with a picnic by the lake on the Morisset Peninsula. Morisset is a thriving town centre with shops, services and restaurants. Stop at Dora Creek, the first town to be established in Lake Macquarie in 1840, and feed ducks from one of its many picnic spots on the water.