With caravan parks enjoying some of the most spectacular waterfront locations in and around Lake Macquarie, the region might as well have been made for those with a caravan in tow. Combine superb lakefront and coastal sites with nature-inspired activities including fishing, surfing, bushwalking, mountain-biking and more and it’s easy to see why the new breed of holiday park is reinventing caravan travel.

Let’s take a look at some of Lake Macquarie’s holiday and caravan parks.

Ingenia Holidays Lake Macquarie 

Just 70 minutes north of Hornsby on the serene southern shores of the lake, Ingenia offers accommodation options for a broad range of budgets, from luxury waterfront villas to cosy cabins and grassy powered sites. Take a dip in the pool, enjoy a short drive to some of the state’s most beautiful beaches, or take advantage of easy access to the jetty and waterfront reserve’s sandy inlets and secluded bays which are picture perfect for boating, fishing and swimming.

Belmont Lakeside Holiday Park

Idyllically tucked between pristine beaches and serene Lake Macquarie, Belmont Lakeside Holiday Park is exceptionally located for creating a fabulous family adventure which your furry friend can join too. Your pup is welcome year-round on all sites, so they won’t feel like they’re missing out on all the fun. Not only is Belmont Lakeside Holiday Park a hound hotspot, it’s been nominated as a 2018 finalist for the Caravan and Camping Awards of Excellence, so it’s worth seeing what all the hype it about!

Swansea Gardens Lakeside Holiday Park

Centrally located on the shores of Lake Macquarie, Swansea Gardens Lakeside Holiday Park enjoys a prime location in a tranquil, tree-studded park close to unspoilt patrolled beaches, restaurants and cafes, shopping and licensed clubs. There’s action aplenty with windsurfing, fishing, scuba diving, kiteboarding, sailing, swimming, tennis, mini-golf, basketball, a playground, BBQ’s, a boat ramp, camp kitchen and recreation room all on site. Accommodation ranges from unpowered tent sites to air-conditioned two-bedroom villas. https://lakemacholidayparks.com.au/park/swansea/

Blacksmiths Beachside Holiday Park

A stroll from one of NSW’s best-loved beaches with accommodation for all budgets, Blacksmiths is a perfect base to stroll on pristine white sand, swim under the watchful eye of the surf lifesavers or listen to the sounds of the ocean rolling in. Boaters will love the nearby launch facilities, with easy access to both the open ocean and the tranquil lake where you can swim, surf, fish and sail for days on end before heading back to the park to enjoy a dip in the pool or a late afternoon turn in the playground with the kids.  https://lakemacholidayparks.com.au/park/blacksmiths/#horizontalTab1

Paradise Palms Caravan Park

Perched on the western shores of Lake Macquarie at Carey Bay, easily accessible just off the Sydney to Newcastle freeway, Paradise Palms Caravan Park is home to poolside cabins and campsites, both enjoying a peaceful location and access to waterfront barbeques and a convenient boat ramp for plenty of action out and about on the lake.

Wangi Point Lakeside Holiday Park 

Situated between Lake Macquarie and Wangi Point Flora and Fauna Reserve, Wangi Point Lakeside Holiday Park enjoys a beautiful bush setting on the foreshore with easy access to a nearby public boat ramp providing the perfect launch point for fishing, canoeing, swimming, windsurfing, kiteboarding and more. Accommodation options range from spacious unpowered camp sites to air-conditioned two-bedroom luxury villas with all the mod-cons, including Foxtel.

Start planning your visit to Lake Macquarie by visiting http://www.visitlakemac.com.au/ .