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 other small speciality shops.
- Suburb:Lake Cathie
- Population:2496 (2016)
- Municipality:Port Macquarie Hastings Council