Surrounded by national parks and state forests, Smiths Lake holiday rentals make the perfect base for enjoying this idyllic area where the 145km Pacific coastline offers some beautiful beaches for surfing, swimming and fishing.
Holiday rentals in Smiths Lake are ideal for family holidays or couples wanting to relax and recharge the batteries. Bush walking, nature spotting, cycling, waterskiing or just chilling out on the beach are the main activities. The shallow waters of Smiths Lake are ideal for children to play safely in the warm waters or make sandcastles on the sandy embankment known as Cellito Beach. Boating and kayaking tours are popular ways to enjoy this natural haven. Spot wildlife including sea eagles, pelicans, kangaroos and koalas in this popular area. Go fishing and crabbing from Port Stephens and make use of the launching ramps and fish cleaning facilities at Hawks Nest if you plan to rent a boat yourself.
Bulahdelah is the nearest place of significance to visit from your Smiths Lake holiday rental. Lying just south of Port Macquarie it is the gateway to the Myall Lakes National Park, just 25 km away. This collection of saltwater lakes, channels and rivers make the national park a playground for boaters. The Ballantine Estate at Bulahdelah offers walks through tranquil forests and there are many bush walking trails leading out from the property. Hawks Nest, 41km drive away, is on the north shores of Port Stephens and has beautiful white sand beaches. It is linked by the Singing Bridge to the Tea Gardens, a township with an excellent Visitor Centre. The city of Sydney is another must-see and is about 235km away.
Smiths Lake holiday rentals have mild winters and hot summers, making it a very pleasant place to spend a vacation. Daytime temperatures reach an average 26°C (79°F) in the summer months from December to March. The cooler winter months have daytime highs of 17°C (63°F). The area has showers all year round which are heavier between October and May, although December is usually a dry period.
The nearest local airport to Smiths Lake holiday rentals is Newcastle(NTL) airport which is 134 km from Sydney. Most international visitors will fly into Sydney Kingsford Smith (SYD) Airport just outside Sydney. From there a hire car is the best way to drive the 180 miles north to Smiths Lake along National Route 1 and the F3 Sydney-Newcastle Freeway/National Hwy 1. Allow 3 ½ hours for the journey along this toll road.