Located on the coast of New South Wales, in between Newcastle and Gosford, is Lake Macquarie – Australia’s largest coastal salt-water lagoon. It covers 110 square kilometres and is connected to the Tasman Sea via a short channel.
The region is very popular amongst tourists, families and couples alike, due to its proximity to the coast and the fact it offers a sheltered swimming oasis. It’s also a popular stopover point for those travelling along the coast.
The attraction that draws the most visitors to accommodation in Lake Macquarie is the lake itself. There are a number of ways that the water can be enjoyed, from fishing and swimming through to jet boating and kayaking. There are also four beautiful beaches to choose from, stretching across 10km of coastline (each of which is patrolled for optimal safety).
The myriad other natural attractions are another reason that so many people choose to book budget motels in Lake Macquarie throughout the year. Checkout the nearby national parks, which are known for bushwalking, horse riding and four-wheel driving. The nearby mountains also offer plenty of stunning natural scenery and sights to be discovered.
If you are looking for hotels in Lake Macquarie, we have got you covered! There is a number of accommodation options in the area to choose from, including: motels, apartments, self-contained, cottages and more.
ARRA Hotels is committed to providing travelers across Australia with accommodation that is both comfortable and affordable. We can assist with those travelling for business or pleasure, alone or with a group.
We understand that choosing high quality accommodation that doesn’t break the bank is important, which is why all of our properties offer the very best value for money and provide the perfect base for your getaway.
If travelling by car, it will take you around 90 minutes to reach the lake from Sydney and around 50 minutes to reach it from Newcastle.
If you would prefer to fly, flights arrive in Newcastle daily from Sydney, Brisbane, Canberra, Melbourne and along the north coast of New South Wales. Shuttle buses operate between the airport and the region.
Trains also depart Sydney and Newcastle regularly, passing through a number of stations in the area (including Wyee, Morisset, Fassifern and Cardiff). The Country Link Express also stops at Fassifern if travelling from a regional location.
Once you have arrived at accommodation in Lake Macquarie, you will be able to use the local bus, train and taxi systems to get around.
When staying at budget motels in Lake Macquarie, you will be able to enjoy all of the attractions available in the area. Visitors of all ages and interests will easily find something to do for the duration of their stay.
Those interested in the nature and wildlife around the lake will find plenty to see and do. In particular, we recommend the Wallarah National Park, Wangi circuit walking track, Monkey Face Lookout, Leggy Point loop walking track, Heaton State Forest, Foreshore walk, and Yuelarbah walking track.
You cannot visit the lake without checking out one of the four beaches dotted along its 10km coastline – Catherine Hill Bay Beach, Caves Beach, Redhead Beach and Blacksmiths Beach. Try your hand at swimming, surfing or fishing.
Those who are more interested in the art and culture of the region should check out Dobell House (the home and studio of the late artist, Sir William Dobell), City Art Gallery, Richmond Vale Railway Museum, and the Sunnyside Historic Home & South Sea Island Museum.
If you want to get the adrenalin pumping, some of the adventure activities we recommend include: the Jet Flight Simulator (in nearby Newcastle), flying with out only Red Bull Air Race Team, and the Spring Loaded Trampoline Park.
You will find that most hotels in Lake Macquarie offer some cooking facilities, but if you would prefer to eat out and give the local produce a try you’ll be spoilt for choice. There are plenty of restaurants and eateries in the surrounding area.