The Hotel: Raffertys Resort Lake Macquarie
Raffertys Resort is situated on a narrow peninsula between Lake Macquarie and the Pacific Ocean at the northern reaches of the Central Coast, an easy 90-minute drive north of Sydney or 30 minutes south of Newcastle. The property is the perfect destination for travellers who want to escape from the big city’s hustle and bustle, and enjoy a wide range of leisure facilities including four tennis courts, four swimming pools, private jetty and boat ramp, bird feeding, bike hire, walking trails, kayaking, stand up paddleboarding and on-site jet boating with Jetbuzz. Guests can also enjoy the children’s playground and a number of BBQ areas around the resort.
Well-appointed two, three and four bedrooms resort cottages and terraces are fully self-contained and comfortably sleep from four to eight people. The accommodation is perfect for all ages and tastes, great for groups, families and couples.
A city that boasts one of the largest coastal saltwater lakes in Australia, 30km of pristine coastline and some of the most beautiful forests and national parks in New South Wales.
- Two queen beds
- Maximum occupancy: Four people
- The rooms feature two queen bedrooms with adjoining en suite bathrooms, dining room, laundry and a small kitchenette
- One queen bed and four single beds
- Maximum occupancy: Six people
- The rooms feature two bathrooms, open plan living area, full kitchen, the loft area upstairs has two fixed single day beds ideal for the kids and loads of extra space
The Area: Lake Macquarie, NSW
Only 90 minutes from Sydney and just south of Newcastle lies the city of Lake Macquarie. Home to the largest saltwater lake in Australia, the city is a haven for water sport enthusiasts. Four beaches can be found along the stretch of coastline, offering plenty of fishing, surfing and sailing opportunities. The region is dotted with a number of villages popular with holidaymakers, including Charlestown, Swansea and Warners Bay. When not keeping cool in the water, travellers keep themselves busy with bushwalking, four-wheel driving and horse riding. Plenty of dining options present themselves along the lake, giving tourists a taste of the local produce.