Cruising down the highway just 90 minutes out of Sydney, escape to a getaway of blissful beaches, epic watersports and total chill vibes at Lake Macquarie. Prefer the glam getaway and luxury holiday, you’ll find a very classy side to the place too.
Here are 9 ways to luxe it up on and around the Lake:
Sail the lake in serious style
Explore Australia’s largest saltwater lake on board a modern 48-foot yacht with Sail Lake Macquarie. Located at beautiful Trinity Point, choose your own itinerary – from a breakfast cruise, twilight sailing, romantic yachting or private charter. As you’re accompanied by the expert services of a skipper and host – take in the panoramic views and indulge in unlimited wine, beer and soft drinks accompanied by a chef-prepared grazing board.
Fancy a longer stay on the lake? Then grab your family, friends and fishing gear and stretch out in style on board a 45-foot houseboat from Lake Macquarie Houseboats.
Dine at the divine 8 at Trinity restaurant just steps away from the water’s edge at Morisset Park, a destination experience in itself.
Renowned for dishing up mouth-watering cuisine and cool cocktails laced and adorned with dramatic garnishes, the restaurant’s first-class interiors resemble those of a seaside Mediterranean resort – and you can even arrive by boat or take a seaplane to fly then dine.
That’s right, for a day of utter indulgence, take a day trip to dine at 8 at Trinity with Sydney Seaplanes from Rose Bay’s Seaplane Terminal – a four-and-a-half hour experience for six people including a scenic flight over Sydney Harbour followed by breathtaking views over Palm Beach, Terrigal and The Entrance en route to a magical meal.
For the ultimate in laidback luxury – and insta appeal – Luxe Lakeside picnics is the perfect pick. Whether you want to graze on the grass with family by the lake, cosy up for an intimate waterfront picnic on a private jetty or while away the hours on a sandy island, the clever crew at Luxe Lakeside can plan, set up, clean up and pack up your picnic. Themes include the rustic chic La Boheme, the Positano-inspired Amalfi Azure (BYO limoncello), the sophisticated House of Hamptons, the playful pastel-hued Candyland Chic, the Sand Islands Picnic, or the She Said Yes – the ideal choice for proposals, anniversaries or romantic moments. You can even combine a picnic with activities including wine tasting, scenic flights and coastal cruises.
Stunning spots to stay and experience
Lake Macquarie is home to some of the state’s most stunning Airbnb’s. Highland is an idyllic waterfront poolside paradise set on the shores of Lake Macquarie ideal for guests who want a spacious and relaxing getaway with all the modern conveniences—and picturesque lake views from almost every room. This large space can accommodate large families, extended families and friends consisting of five bedrooms sleeping a comfortable total of 10 adults. Guests are greeted by an open-plan kitchen, dining and living area with everything needed to cook and enjoy meals at home. From there, glass doors open to the front deck that is comfortably furnished to enjoy your coffee or a glass of wine with stunning lake views, and complete with a 10-person outdoor setting for relaxed alfresco dining. You’ll also find a theatre room with a generous couch, large TV and beanbags, perfect for cosy movie nights.
Located seconds from elegant Trinity Point Marina, Trinity Point Luxe Townhouse is a contemporary waterfront property which sleeps 8. Featuring a chef’s kitchen with marble island, ducted air-conditioning and three deluxe bathrooms, it’s the ideal option to settle into after a long lunch at 8 at Trinity.
Want to arrive in similar style but prefer your thrills on land? Then talk to the team at Lake Macquarie Prestige Hire Cars and arrange a chauffeured joyride or transfer to your table in a rare Ferrari 458 Aperta, Ferrari 360 Modena, or BMW M2C5.
Plan your stay and get inspired.