Local Attractions

Four times the size of Sydney Harbour, Lake Macquarie is the largest coastal seawater lake in Australia. Belmont is conveniently located between Lake Macquarie and stretches of beautiful ocean beaches, yet within easy driving distance of cool mountain streams, waterfalls and gorgeous white sandy beaches.
With so much to see and do in the greater Hunter area, Belmont is the perfect central location.

  • 20 minutes to Newcastle
  • 45 minutes to the Hunter Valley
  • 50 minutes to Stockton Beach

The Belmont/Lake Macquarie area caters for your every need.

  • Stroll around the Lake's foreshore
  • Hire a boat
  • Cycle the bike paths
  • Go surfing, deep sea fishing, or play a round of golf

Nova Cruises - Witness the amazing migration of 9000 Humpback whales passing Newcastle's scenic coastline. www.novacruises.com.au

Jet Buzz -Jet boat thrill rides in the beautiful Lake Macquarie, Sports boat hire, kayak and paddle boards hire. www.jetbuzz.com.au

Dolphin Swim Australia- Jump into the wild world of oceanic dolphins for a once in a lifetime experience at beautiful Port Stephens. www.dolphinswimaustralia.com.au

Fort Scrachley- Tunnel into 200 years of our history at the Fort Sratchley Historic Site. Originally built to protect Newcastle harbour from Russian invasion and later used against an attacking Japanese submarine. www.fortscratchley.com.au

Air Sports Newcastle - Tandem Hang Gliding & Paragliding. www.air-sports.com.au

The Maritime Centre - Explore the rich maritime history of Newcastle and the Hunter river and learn about the Port's importance to the development of Australia.www.maritimecentrenewcastle.org.au

Fighter World - Hop in a jet aircraft cockpit and watch the hornets and Bae Hawk take off and land. Fun for the whole family. www.fighterworld.com.au

Maitland Gaol - Maitland Gaol has a vibrant history spanning more than 150 years. Learn about the history, past prisoners and daring escapes with a self-guided audio tour. www.maitlandgaol.com.au

Oakfield Ranch Camel Rides- Experience the thrill of the ships of the desert over the vast sand dunes Stockton beach. www.oakfieldranch.com.au

Shark and Ray Centre - For the experience of a lifetime, go in the water and hand feed the sharks and rays. The only place in the world you can do this. www.ozsharkandray.com.au

Dawson's Tours -Sand dune adventure tours and sand boarding. A never to be forgotten adventure tour. www.portstephensadventure.com.au

Hunter Valley Gardens - 60 acres of spectacular display gardens including 10 stunning international feature gardens. Guided buggy tours available. A must see. www.hvg.com.au

Wine Country - Explore the hunter valley with so many vineyards, cheese factories, olive farms, breweries and specialty shops or a concert on the green. ????www.winecountry.com.au

Aerohunter - Encounter thrills of a lifetime with an authentic warbird military experience flown by an active RAAF pilot.