Lake Macquarie Area
With the biggest coastal saltwater lake in Australia and beautiful ocean beaches, the Lake Macquarie area is popular with retirees and travelers. There are opportunities for swimming, fishing, sailing, cruising, surfing, snorkelling, kayaking, rowing, jet boating and wake boarding. The lake also has an aquatic playground and interesting sea caves. For your stay near the Lake Macquarie Area, we recommend the following hotels:
Lush rainforests with spectacular waterfalls attract campers, hikers and bicyclists. Four-wheel-drive tours are offered at Watagans National Park, where kookaburras, lorikeets and sea eagles are often seen. There are two other national parks in the area, as well as several state conservation areas. Muirs Lookout at the Jilliby State Conservation Area is a great place to admire the scenery.
Other regional attractions are the Lake Macquarie City Art Gallery, the South Sea Islands Museum, the Lake Macquarie Variety Playground at Speers Point Park, the Hunter Valley wineries, and the former home of painter William Dobell. Visitors also enjoy touring the area’s small towns, such as Swansea, Morriset, Warners Bay, Charlestown and Belmont. To visit that places you can try the Top Rated Hotel Leisure Inn Pokolbin Hill.
Lake Macquarie, 150km north of Sydney, is about a 90-minute drive from that city on the F3 freeway. Arriving from Brisbane on the Pacific Highway takes nine hours ( Car Rental Services are available ). There are direct flights to the Newcastle Airport, as well as trains to Lake Macquarie, from most major Australian cities.
If you want to stay near to Newcastle Airport you have many options, for example:
The area has pleasant temperatures year-round, with a lot of rain (especially in March). The warmest month is January, with average high and low temperatures of 28C and 18C. The coldest time is July, when the mercury typically reaches 17C during the day and falls to 6C at night. Port Macquarie has been rated as one of the more expensive small cities in Australia. The average daily cost of visiting New South Wales is AU$179 per day. Meals cost about AU$44, and a mid-range hotel room for two rents for AU$183.