Lake Macquarie, NSW
A uniquely diverse ecosystem producing great honey
The Lake Macquarie region produces some of our most popular honey. This is not surprising as the area is one of the most diverse ecological regions in NSW. There are no less than nine separately recognised ecosystems from coastal waterways and wetlands right through to rainforest, woodland and even heath complex.
Forests make up about a quarter of the region. The bulk of those is located on the slopes of the Watagan Mountains featuring higher rainfall and fertile soils. Here we find smooth and rough-barked gum trees, mostly within the Eucalyptus or Corymbia genus. Less common are Angophoras.
The mangroves associated with the wetlands and waterways are also known for their unique honey. This is one type of honey you simply have to try!