The harbour city of Newcastle sits at the mouth of the Hunter River – 2 hours North of Sydney on the NSW coast, with Lake Macquarie less than an hour south. The area experiences mild winters and warm summers, with a small temperature range, so not much extreme weather. This makes for a comfortable caravanning and camping climate all year round.
North of the city, between Newcastle and Port Stephens is an area dominated by swamps and multiple river channels, creating a lush green space full of wildlife and perfect for outdoor activities.
Port Stephens sits just an hour north of Newcastle and boasts 26 golden beaches, perfect for swimming, surfing, snorkelling, kayaking and of course – camping. Adventurous campers can even go quad biking or sandboarding at Stockton Sand Dunes. Caravanning is a big thing in this area and you can tell by the sheer number of holiday parks and campgrounds spread all the way from Lake Macquarie up to Nelson Bay.
There’s no better way to explore the region than by bringing along your very own RV. However, if you don’t own an RV, Camplify is here to help. Our caravan hire and RV sharing community has been designed to connect holidaymakers with local owners of RVs in a secure, friendly environment.
If you hire a caravan, motorhome or camper trailer from a local owner in Newcastle, they may even drop it off somewhere on beautiful Lake Macquarie for you. Less time setting up and settling in means more time to explore the caves, rock pools and bush walking trails around the lake. Closer to Newcastle you’ll find more beaches, plus waterfalls and rainforest trails in the serene Glenrock State Conservation Area and Lagoon. Ready to find your perfect RV in Newcastle or Lake Macquarie?