Thousands of tourists chose to spend their Christmas-New Year break enjoying pristine sands and sparkling waters at Lake Mac Holiday Parks, injecting, on average, more than $247,000 a day into the local economy.
Occupancy rates across Council’s four-star rated Belmont, Blacksmiths and Swansea Holiday Parks and 3.5-star rated Wangi Point Holiday Park reached 90 per cent during the period from 23 December 2018 to 2 January 2019, with Belmont Lakeside Holiday Park achieving nearly 98 per cent occupancy.
Lake Macquarie City Council’s Holiday Parks Coordinator, Garry Ellem, said about 2500 tourists stayed at Lake Mac Holidays Parks during the festive season, contributing nearly $2.5 million in economic value to the local community.
“With 32km of stunning coastline and a vast saltwater lake at our heart – made for fishing and water sports – it’s no surprise more people are choosing to holiday here in Lake Macquarie,” Mr Ellem said.
“The strong occupancy rates we saw over the Christmas-New Year break are indicative of a wider increase in visitation across our holiday parks. From July to the end of December last year, we saw a healthy increase in our tourist visitor nights, up from 37,400 in 2017 to 39,800 in 2018. These stays translate to an economic benefit of more than $16 million for Lake Macquarie.”
An hour from Sydney and 35 minutes from the Hunter Valley wine region, 1.18 million tourists visit Lake Macquarie City each year.
Nestled on the shores of Lake Macquarie or within walking distance to some of NSW’s most pristine beaches and family-friendly swim spots, Lake Mac Holiday Parks provide the perfect backdrop to your next family getaway, with accommodation to suit all budgets.
You’ll find plenty to keep the whole family entertained within Lake Mac Holiday Parks too, with swimming pools, playgrounds, recreation rooms, visits from local food trucks, and a school holiday program offering kids discos, movie nights and arts and crafts.