7 Top Accommodations in Lake Macquarie 

Are you looking for a top accommodation in Lake Macquarie?

Below you'll find out about 7 highly-rated places to stay close to the lake and stunning beaches. These accommodations are good value and they receive great reviews. You may find something here that suits your style and budget.

Enjoy boating on the lake. Or fishing, swimming and surfing at beautiful beaches. There are also other activities worth doing at Lake Macquarie… Visit Morisset Park and Speers Point Park playground. Cycle the popular Fernleigh Track. Or the beautiful 18 km pathway along the shore of Lake Macquarie. 

1. Swansea Gardens Lakeside Holiday Park

Swansea Gardens Lakeside Holiday Park

Swansea Gardens Lakeside Holiday Park is a great place to stay for families. The holiday park is right by the lake, near shops and within 10 minutes’ drive to Caves Beach and Blacksmiths Beach.

Facilities are clean, staff are friendly and there’s lots to do for the whole family. Swansea Gardens Lakeside Holiday Park is getting better and better with time

Fish and kayak on the lake. Swim in the pool. Ride a bike or scooter around. Play tennis, basketball and mini-golf. Or simply relax and enjoy the stunning sunsets by the lake.

Caters for campers & caravanners, families and those who enjoy staying in cabins.

Star rating: 4 star


  • Powered & unpowered sites
  • Ensuite sites
  • Budget & ensuite cabins
  • Brand new poolside villas
  • Swimming pool (closed in winter)
  • Camp kitchen
  • Mini golf course
  • Playground
  • Tennis court
  • Basketball court
  • Boat ramp
  • Recreation room
  • Free limited wifi

2. Blacksmiths Beachside Holiday Park

Blacksmiths Beachside Holiday Park

Blacksmiths Beachside Holiday Park is a top place for families. Enjoy new facilities, including a camp kitchen and playground, and a newly renovated swimming pool. Play tennis after the beach.

The park is a 5-minute walk to Blacksmiths Beach. It’s also a 25-minute walk or 3-minute drive to Swansea.

The park is well-maintained, facilities are clean and improvements are constantly being made. The park Managers, Andrew and Caroline, are very welcoming.

Caters for campers & caravanners, families and those who enjoy staying in cabins.

Star rating: 4 star


  • Powered & unpowered sites
  • Ensuite sites
  • Villas & bungalows
  • New camp kitchen
  • Solar heated pool 
  • New playground
  • Tennis courts
  • Wifi
  • Boat launching facilities close by

3. The Esplanade Motel

The Esplanade Motel

The Esplanade Motel is well-located. The motel is across the road from Lake Macquarie and close to Newcastle, and is a stroll to Warners Bay, which has shops and great cafes and eateries. You can have a nice walk to Warners Bay on the lakeside path. Speers Point Park playground is only 10 minutes away.

The Esplanade Motel is an older style motel, but it’s clean, well taken care of and constantly being improved.

Most guests find the motel surprisingly quiet despite the busy road at the front. Anyway, the traffic lessens at night.

This motel caters for solo travellers, business travellers, couples and families.

Star rating: 3.5 star


  • Standard rooms
  • Lakeview rooms with balcony
  • Family room and suite
  • Pool
  • Free wifi
  • Free movie channel
  • Excellent onsite Japanese restaurant

4. Best Western Plus Apollo International

Best Western Plus Apollo International

Best Western Plus Apollo International is a great hotel. The service is excellent. The rooms are clean. And the location is superb:

The hotel is close to Lake Macquarie and the heart of Newcastle. 10-minute drive to gorgeous beaches, including Merewether Beach and Redhead Beach. A short walk to the local shopping centre.

It’s also a 15 minutes’ drive to Speers Point Park, the best and largest playground at Lake Macquarie.

Even though the hotel is on a busy street, visitors find the rooms very quiet. And the bushland at the back of the hotel make you feel like you’re away from everything.

Caters for everyone. Perfect for business stays.

Star rating: 4.5 star


  • 94 Hotel Rooms and Suites
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Gymnasium
  • Restaurant
  • Bush views from the rooms
  • Free wifi
  • Room Service
  • Paid Buffet breakfast
  • Work station in rooms
  • Mini bar
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Function rooms

5. Werekataba

Werekataba is just as comfy as home – but better. It's set on spacious grounds among beautiful gardens.

The owners John and Elizabeth go the extra mile. They make their guests feel welcome, starting with a baked treat. They have thought about everything to make your stay comfortable.

Parents travelling with kids find this place perfect.

Werekataba is also great value. It’s a top choice over a motel or hotel.

This accommodation is quiet and private, yet so close to nice places. Werekataba is 20 minutes to Newcastle, 15 minutes to Redhead Beach and 5 minutes to Warners Bay and Lake Macquarie.


  • Unlimited free Wi-Fi
  • Swimming pool
  • Children's play area
  • BBQ facilities
  • Spa bath
  • Fully equipped apartment
  • High chairs, cot and baby bath
  • Patio with garden views

6. Tantarra Bed and Breakfast

Tantarra Bed and Breakfast

Feel like relaxing at a tranquil Balinese resort with your furry friend(s)? Well, you can find a slice of Bali at Warners Bay. Travelling with a dog is often not easy, but Tantarra Bed and Breakfast takes the stress away.

This bed and breakfast is close to Lake Macquarie and Newcastle. It’s also a 15-minute drive to a dog-friendly beach: Redhead Beach.

Enjoy very clean and private rooms with comfortable beds, a relaxing atmosphere, and friendly hosts: Kim and Serena. Wake up to a fabulous breakfast, relax in the gardens and swim in the nice pool.

This accommodation caters for adults and dogs.


  • 3 rooms – roomiest is Shambala 
  • Private room entrance
  • Private en-suites
  • Free breakfasts - vegetarian and vegan options
  • Nice pool set in Asian style gardens
  • Free wifi
  • Shops and restaurants nearby

7. Charlestown Executive Apartments

Charlestown Executive Apartments

Charlestown Executive Apartments are clean and well-located. You can walk to the local shopping centre, eateries and the public pool. Also, the apartments are within 20-minute drive to Newcastle, Warners Bay and beautiful beaches.

It’s a perfect place to stay for a large family who need extra room. And it’s great value for money. The largest apartments have 3 bedrooms. They sleep up to 8 people.  

Many apartments have two levels: The living and kitchen are downstairs and the bedrooms and bathrooms upstairs. If you have limited mobility make sure you get a room with less stairs (better call them). 

Caters for solo travellers, business travellers, couples, families and groups.

Star rating: 4.5 star 


  • Studios to 3-bedrooms
  • Free wifi
  • Fully-equipped kitchenette/kitchen
  • Undercover parking 

If you’d like more options on where to stay in Lake Macquarie, Booking.com has more properties to choose from. Check the prices for your dates of travel.

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