Belmont is ideally located between the shores of the beautiful Lake Macquarie, (Australians largest saltwater coastal lake) and the Pacific Ocean. Originally inhabited by the Awabakal Aboriginal tribe, today both Belmont and Marks Point are lovely waterside suburbs of Lake Macquarie, 20 minutes from Newcastle and only an hour and a half from Sydney.
Home to a mix of older cottages, apartments and large executive family homes, they are ideal areas for either a short break, or a great family holiday. Well known to boating and fishing enthusiasts alike, the area caters to everyone. … Activities for sailors, anglers, swimmers, golfers, surfers, as well as those just wanting to relax and get away from it all.
Lake Macquarie Yacht Club and the Belmont 16 Foot Sailing Club (known to locals as the 16 footers) provide facilities for the large sailing community. Some local boat sheds also offer boat hire and cruises around the lake.
The entrance to the lake is at Swansea (only five minutes from Belmont) and offers crystal clear waters, swimming spots, excellent fishing and is a popular area for Scuba divers to explore the underwater world.
The Belmont City Shopping Centre and Jewels Town Shopping Centre are some of the major shopping centre's in the area. Belmont shopping district is undergoing rapid expansion with a Woolworths, Coles and Aldi supermarket in the area. It is within easy reach of Charlestown Square, which has over 170 specialty stores. There are many Cafes and Restaurants to choose from, from fine dining to cafe meals to budget meals at the local clubs.
From relaxing on one of the many nearby beaches (Redhead, Blacksmiths and Caves Beach) to appreciating the stunning scenery from one of the many foreshore areas that provide BBQ and picnic areas, you are bound to find something to do.
Scroll down for the Accommodation in the area