Motel accommodation Belmont Lake Macquarie NSW

Lake Macquarie City has an enormous talent for making the most of every beautiful asset within a 40-minute radius. Framed by the Watagan Mountains and the Pacific Ocean, the region is home to the Hunter River and of course, the majestic Lake Macquarie. Lake Macquarie Motor Inn is a perfect base for excursions to the Hunter Valley attractions, cosmopolitan pursuits in Newcastle, as well as the wonderful offerings right here on your doorstep. 

Getting active in, on and out of the water

What with the Hunter River, the lake and stunning ocean frontages, Lake Macquarie is a recreational magnet. You can trail ride through rainforests, ramp up the action at skate parks, playgrounds and adventure parks. You can indulge in thrills, spills and speed out on the water ... but let's not forget the culture! Our region features the home and studio of the late Sir William Dobell (world famous artist and Archibald Prize winner). The award-winning Lake Macquarie City Art Gallery also has much to seduce the art lovers! For more information…

Golfing – opposite Lake Macquarie Motor Inn is Belmont Golf Club. It's an18-hole, par 72 Championship Links, with many of the fairways looking out across the Pacific Ocean. It's also a renowned event centre featuring many world class acts and Legends lunches. For more information…

Bowling – Belmont Lawn Bowling Club welcomes all to their friendly address that's not too far from Lake Macquarie Motor Inn. The region is well populated with many bowling clubs in Swansea, and Marks Point. Just scroll down to the "Local Clubs" section for links and details. If you're into Tenpin Bowling, the nearest Super Strike venue is in the next suburb at Warner's Bay. 

Cycle & Walking Tracks – the region boasts many walking/cycling paths, but the closest one to Lake Macquarie Motor Inn, is the renowned Fernleigh Track. This popular shared pathway treats walkers and cyclists alike to 15 km of peaceful, scenic outlooks throughout bush and wetlands. Considered planning ensures easy grades to accommodate all fitness levels. For trainspotters, heritage railway relics and former stations can be seen from the track. For more information…

Kayak & Bike Hire – check out the impressive range of activities at lakemacquarie.com

Surfing – Our region offers some of the best waves in the country. From Caves Beach with its mysterious caves and rock pools to the family-friendly beaches at Blacksmith's, Red Head and historic Catherine Hill, you can catch a wave or even catch some SLSC Surf Boat Championships. For more information…

Fishing – throw in a line, cast a rod or book a fishing charter! Lake Macquarie abounds with fish. For more information…

Swimming – for those who prefer calmer waters, there are many easy-access lakeside beaches not far away and absolutely ideal for picnics. Just watch out for the ever-popular "Across the Lake Swim" event in February! For more information…

Boating, jet boating – check out this site and discover the amazing variety of other water adventures. For more information…

Diving – Choose scuba or snorkel and discover old shipwrecks, caverns and incredible reefs, scubashack.com.au

Lake Cruises – while Australia's largest salt-water lake is spectacular from the shores, it's possibly more impressive from the lake itself. Check out a few of the many forms of lake cruiser on offer. For more information…

 

Local Dining

Food lovers, foodies and everybody in-between, Lake Macquarie has some treats in store for you. While many of the Clubs present excellent Bistros and dining options, the region has some specialty restaurants as well as terrific family-friendly options. When you stay at Lake Macquarie Motor Inn, you're lucky to be close to one of the region's premier restaurants. But, if you choose not to leave your room, we offer a pretty delicious room service menu along with a small but notable wine list.

Milano’s on the lake – Lake Macquarie Motor Inn is the closest accommodation to this premiere restaurant and sensationally romantic wedding destination. The lakeside location is quite stunning and the award-winning chefs make the most of our excellent local produce sourced from the ocean and the Hunter Valley. For bookings...

Salina Restaurant – Family-friendly, affordable and relaxed, Salina restaurant offers modern Italian dining (and great pizza!)  in a beautiful location. This award-winning restaurant creates marvellous seafood dishes and offers a great al fresco dining area. For bookings...

Ocean City Chinese Restaurant – In nearby Belmont amazing value and ideal for the family. Bookings call (02) 4947 7583.

Roberto's – Around the corner in Marks Point Road, Roberto's makes wood fired pizza to die for. Eat in or home delivery. For bookings...

Local Clubs

We love our clubs in Lake Macquarie and there are plenty to go around. Our clubs reflect the region's love of sport, lake activities and community spirit. We love to have fun and so our clubs suit our gregarious, welcoming nature and will certainly do their best to entertain you.

Belmont Golf Club

Marks Point Bowling Club

Belmont Bowling and Sports Club

Swansea RSL Club

Swansea Bowling Club
Boasts a fine tradition in the bowling community and the friendliest staff and members.

Pelican RSL and Social Club
Regarded as one of the most progressive clubs in the region, Pelican RSL offers great fun, entertainment, dining and the chance to win top prizes.

Swansea Workers Club
Home to the fabulous 'all you can eat' buffet, this active club offers prizes, live music, entertainment, fun and great conviviality!

Belmont 16ft Sailing Club
Think big name music acts from here and overseas! Belmont 16 ft. Sailing Club offers several dining options – from great coffee to intimate to al fresco with stunning water views. The food is amazing to look at too!  Oh, and check out the regatta schedule for 2013.

Lake Macquarie Yacht Club
Hailed as the perfect location for any event ... with year round sailing activities, a popular Bistro, great entertainment and raffles.

Fishing

 

Local anglers are spoiled for choice with the Hunter River, Lake Macquarie and Pacific Ocean all within a cooee of each other. Depending on the weather, you can fish from reef, rock, jetty/pontoon or boats. The region is known for a wide variety of fish including Australian salmon, tailor, kingfish, luderick, whiting, mulloway, snapper and flathead (phew ... to name just a few). For more information…

You will need a licence, which can be arranged very easily online at www.dpi.nsw.gov.au

Certain conditions apply to the waters in our region so before heading out to fish, please consult The Hunter Fisheries Office is located at 55 Lambton Parade Swansea NSW 2281. Telephone (02) 4980 9202. For more information...

  • Beach Fishing – great beach fishing along 9 miles from Blacksmiths to Redhead
  • Rock Fishing – Dudley, Caves Beach, Swansea Heads plus many more
  • Lake Fishing – several locations from the shore plus hire boats available
  • Hire boats – whale watching (the season runs from May to November each year). For more information…
  • Break Wall – Blacksmiths and Swansea Heads.

 

Local Beaches

Australia is blessed with some of the best beaches in the world and here at Lake Macquarie we have quite a few of them. Of international standing is Caves Beach. Named after the many caves that can be explored at low tide, this has become a popular destination for global surfing championships. Lake Macquarie also offers family-friendly, patrolled beaches that are ideal for swimming and picnics, including Blacksmith's Beach, Cave's Beach, Catherine Hill Bay, Redhead Beach and Pelican Beach. For more information…