7 Top Accommodations in Lake Macquarie 

Are you looking for a quality accommodation in Lake Macquarie?

Below are 7 highly-rated places to stay close to the lake and stunning beaches. These accommodations are good value and they receive great reviews. 

Enjoy boating on Lake Macquarie, fishing, swimming and surfing at nearby beaches.

1. Swansea Gardens Lakeside Holiday Park

Swansea Gardens Lakeside Holiday Park

Address: 1 Dobinson Dr, Swansea 

Phone: 02 4971 2869

Star rating: 4 star

Swansea Gardens Lakeside Holiday Park is a great accommodation 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 are 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.


  • Powered & unpowered sites
  • Ensuite sites
  • Budget & ensuite cabins
  • Brand new poolside villas
  • Swimming pool (closed in winter)
  • Camp kitchen
  • Mini golf course

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  • Playground
  • Tennis court
  • Basketball court
  • Boat ramp
  • Recreation room
  • Free limited wifi

2. Blacksmiths Beachside Holiday Park

Blacksmiths Beachside Holiday Park

Address: 30 Gommera St, Blacksmiths 

Phone: 02 4971 2858

Star rating: 4 star

Blacksmiths Beachside Holiday Park is a top place for families. Enjoy new facilities, like a new 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.


  • Powered & unpowered sites
  • Ensuite sites
  • Villas & bungalows
  • New camp kitchen
  • Solar heated pool 

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  • New playground
  • Tennis courts
  • Wifi
  • Boat launching facilities close by

3. The Esplanade Motel

The Esplanade Motel

Address: 568 The Esplanade, Warners Bay 

Phone: 02 4948 9666

Star rating: 3.5 star

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.


  • Standard rooms
  • Lakeview rooms with balcony
  • Family room and suite

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  • Pool
  • Free wifi
  • Free movie channel
  • Excellent onsite Japanese restaurant

4. Best Western Plus Apollo International

Best Western Plus Apollo International

Address: 290 Pacific Hwy, Charlestown 

Phone: 02 4943 6733

Star rating: 4.5 star

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 to the heart of Newcastle. It's a 10-minute drive to gorgeous beaches, including Merewether Beach and Redhead Beach, and 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.


  • 94 Hotel Rooms and Suites
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Gymnasium
  • Restaurant
  • Bush views from the rooms

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  • Free wifi
  • Room Service
  • Paid Buffet breakfast
  • Work station in rooms
  • Mini bar
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Function rooms

5. Tantarra Bed and Breakfast

Tantarra Bed and Breakfast

Address: 119 Bayview St, Warners Bay 

Phone: 02 4947 4462

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

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  • Free breakfasts - vegetarian and vegan options
  • Nice pool set in Asian style gardens
  • Free wifi
  • Shops and restaurants nearby

6. Charlestown Executive Apartments

Charlestown Executive Apartments

Address: 45-47 Dickinson St, Charlestown 

Phone: 02 4941 6688

Star rating: 4.5 star 

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.


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

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7. Werekataba

Address: 195 Old Warners Bay Rd, Mount Hutton 

Phone: 02 4948 1313

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

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  • Spa bath
  • Fully equipped apartment
  • High chairs, cot and baby bath
  • Patio with garden views

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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