Are you and your family coming to Lake Macquarie for your next holiday? If so, there are plenty of things that you can do close to your holiday accommodation. Lake Macquarie is one of Australia’s hidden treasures as it’s only 90 minutes from Sydney. It also has something for everyone in the family to do whether you are into doing things outdoors, learning history or just simply relaxing. We know of a few things that you and your family can do while you holiday with us at Lake Macquarie. Let’s take a look at a few of them below.
Going on a holiday is always fun, but when you
get to visit the beach it makes it even more fun. When you and your family head
to Blacksmiths Beach it’s a wonderful 9 mile stretch of coastline that many
families love to visit. This beach is also patrolled during the warmer months
which makes it the perfect family beach to take the kids to visit. Pack your
day bags with towels, sunscreen and a picnic lunch for you to sit back, relax
and soak up the sun.
Lake Macquarie Variety Playground
If you are looking for a good playground to
take the kids to while you are on holiday, then we suggest heading over to Lake
Macquarie Variety Playground at Speers Point Park. The park offers kids of all
ages a play space that includes a bike circuit, swings, a giant spiral slide, a
wheelchair accessible play boat and 12m climbing towers. Bring a picnic lunch
or grab a bite to eat at the cafe adjacent to the playground.
Australian Reptile Park
Going to any park while you are on holiday can be fun but visiting the Australian Reptile Park can be more exciting. Established in 1948 by naturalist Eric Worrell, you can see reptiles and spiders close up. Take a walk with a giant Galapagos tortoise, meet the Tasmanian devil along with other Australian native animals and have your photo taken with a koala or python. This can be a wonderful day for learning all about the animals and learning how to create lifesaving snake and spider anti-venoms. Don’t miss this one as you will remember for years to come.
Watagans Mountain National Park
If you and your family are looking for a little
more fun, then lace up your bushwalking shoes and explore the Watagans National
Park. You will be able to see Gap Creek Falls which happens to be one of the
most picturesque waterfalls in the region. The parks red cedars and Illawarra
flame trees create a cool, rainforest below that is complete with strewn
boulders and moss-covered walls. This can be a way to connect with the family
perhaps device free for a day while you enjoy what nature has to offer you.
While there are many different activities that we did not mention to do at Lake Macquarie, we thought your family would enjoy these listed. If you are still searching for that perfect Lake Macquarie holiday accommodation, we have plenty for you to choose from. We hope that you and your family will enjoy visiting this beautiful area this summer!
Are you and your family coming to Port Stephens for your summer holiday? There are many things for you to do that are close to your holiday accommodation. Port Stephens is a coastal paradise about 3 hours north of Sydney that you can’t miss. Many families love to come visit the area just to see the many things you can do here. Let’s look at the 5 things your family can do while you stay in Port Stephens.
Swim with the Dolphins
Port Stephens is known to many locals as the dolphin capital of Australia. It has the best view to spot dolphins and is known to have over 100 bottlenose dolphins living in the Port Stephens waters year-round. If you and your family are looking for a once in a lifetime experience, then we suggest booking a swim with the dolphins while on your holiday. And if you aren’t into swimming with them, you can be sure to see them close to the beach as well. Don’t miss this opportunity while you are staying in Port Stephens on your next holiday!
Go on a Hike
Another fantastic thing you can do with the family is hike the Tomaree Head Summit walk in the Tomaree National Park. Here you and the family can see some of the best views of Port Stephens. It is a steep hike, so be prepared to wear hiking boots, bring water and enough snacks but once you make it to the top, it’s breathtaking. The trail is roughly 2 kilometres to walk it but it is worth the effort to see the panoramic views from the top of the mountain. If you feel that that walk is too challenging for your family, you can head to Nelson Head Light which is another shorter and easier walk with amazing views of the water. Be sure to bring your camera with you so you can take pictures to help keep the memories around your home.
Picture Perfect Beaches
Love going to the beach while you are on summer holiday? Then we know of a few places that you and the family can go for those picture-perfect beaches to snap some pictures of. Zenith Beach is located just past the beginning of the Tomaree Head Summit walk and can be perfect to take a dip in after your hike. The views that you will see from the beach of the National Park surrounding it are stunning. And if you want another postcard picture beach, then we suggest heading to Fingal Bay which is still along the Tomaree National Park. This beach is known to many where you can find the best surfing in Port Stephens. Don’t forget your sunscreen for the beach and a towel so you can enjoy your time here.
Play in the Sand
Did you think that playing in the sand was just for kids? Port Stephens will change your mind on this. Head over to the Worimi National Park where you will find Australia’s largest sand dunes. If you have a 4WD vehicle, then you can drive on the beach to reach Port Stephens but know you must have a permit to do so. Stockton Beach offers a stretch of dunes that are more scenic than the land inland. If you don’t have a 4WD vehicle, don’t worry because you can still enjoy the scenic beach. Just park over at Anna Bay in Port Stephens and walk to the beach. If you had to the Anna Bay area, you can rent a sandboard to enjoy the day.
Go Snorkel with the Fish
Port Stephens has some pretty amazing spots around town that you can snorkel from. The fish you may see on while you snorkel are bright and vibrant in color. Don’t forget to bring your waterproof camera to capture the beauty. You will have to do this activity during high tide because the currents are too dangerous if not. We don’t want anything to happen to the family. You may be able to spot a dolphin you snorkel which can be the best part of your trip. Don’t miss this fun activity this summer with the family!
There are many other things to do in the Port Stephens area, but these are the few that we thought you and your family would enjoy. If you are still looking for that perfect Port Stephens holiday accommodation we have plenty for you to choose from. We hope that will see you and your family this summer!
Spring is here in the area and what a better way than to spend a romantic weekend in the Hunter Valley area with your loved one. Being just north of Sydney is where you will find the best vineyards in the area. Staying in one of our beautiful Hunter Valley holiday accommodation will keep you and your loved one close to where the activities are. We know of where you can go to reconnect for your romantic weekend in the Hunter Valley area that you don’t want to miss.
If you and your loved one both enjoy the flavors of a good wine, then coming to Hunter Valley is perfect for you. With over 150 wineries in the area, you sure won’t want to miss a few of our favorite wineries then. We know what good wine tastes like and we can say that heading to the few we recommend will help feel like you two are the only ones there. Thomas Wines is one of Hunter Valley’s most renowned winemakers both nationally and internationally. Here you will be able to sample some of the finest wines around that you can’t find anywhere else. Another winery that we thought you’d enjoy would be Wollombi Wines which offers their guests lower alcohol wines for those who aren’t big drinkers.
What a better way to enjoy a weekend alone than to take advantage of enjoying a carriage ride through Hunter Valley. Hunter Valley Classic Carriages are a way to get around the area and still make it feel romantic. With the tree-lined roads of Hunter Valley in one of their unique carriages such as an Old-Style Covered Wagon, Victorian or Landau carriage, you will be sure to enjoy the views. Your day will include a selection of wineries, ranging from smaller boutique style to the larger wineries. What a great way to spend the day with your loved one for the weekend.
Hot Air Balloon Rides
If you are feeling more adventurous, then we suggest taking a hot air balloon ride on a beautiful Saturday morning. Getting an early start to being able to watch the sunrise can make for a perfect setting on your romantic weekend. You and your loved one can book a nice romantic ride in a hot air balloon while you are here and feel like you are sailing through the air for an hour. The views will be absolutely stunning where you can see the rolling green hills of Hunter Valley wine country.
If you are wanting to get pampered a bit while you are on your vacation, then might we suggest setting aside a spa day. Relax and relaxation can be just what a couple needs while they are away from home. If you want to treat your loved one with a surprise spa day, then why not book a couple’s massage. That way you both can enjoy a nice relaxing massage before you go back home to life. If you don’t want to do the couples massage, then maybe getting a pamper package for each of you will do the trick. Either way you will return home feeling more relaxed and rejuvenated.
While there are many other things for you to do on a romantic weekend, we thought these might help you want to go on one soon. And if you are wanting to stay in your Hunter Valley holiday accommodation all weekend, then we have the perfect homes for you. We hope that you will come to the Hunter Valley area with your loved one for that romantic weekend to relax and enjoy each other.