Located in Boolambayte, Billabong Cottage is a 3-minute drive from Myall Lakes National Park and 10 minutes from Bulahdelah Golf Club. Free self parking is available onsite.
Pros: Very peaceful location, easy drive to lakes and beaches. Lovely room with huge ensuite bathroom, comfortable bed, and great breakfast in the morning.
Pros: We had great time and experience. The room was very clean and comfortable with cute and sweet decoration. The view outside the house was very beautiful. Cathy made us feel very welcomed and prepared very nice breakfast. Nice driving from the accomodation to the beaches nearby. We would like to go back next time when we plan a trip there.
Pros: Comfortable and homely. Lovely sleep in fresh and cosy bed. We enjoyed early walk in peaceful countryside.
Cons: It was double booked. We were turned away, then called back due to other cancellation. Holiday
Pros: Everything including the host
Pros: Very nice Cath was lovely
Pros: Easy to get to just a few km off highway. Arrived in afternoon and opted to buy a bottle of local wine from Chris & read on the balcony, soaking up the view rather than hike around the meadows as offered. Enjoyed conversation with our host around the fireplace as the evening chilled off. Appreciated a home cooked meal with Chris in the dining room (booked prior to arrival) although Chris provided meal options in the local township.
Pros: The location and tranquility were magical
Pros: The location was beautifully remote and peaceful but also close to Buladelah for a dinner out. The place was clean and hosted by a lovely owner who accomadated to our every needs and made us feel at home with home baked treats and fireplaces.
Cons: We booked a room according to the assurance of a bathtub which was disappointing when we were placed in a room that did not have one. Additionally the wifi was not available. Despite this it was a beautiful cottage and very lovely accomadating host, would definitely stay again.
Pros: Super comfy clean rooms, lovely owner, vegetarian menu, great for a little retreat - we left feeling relaxed and pampered. Bought some local goodies for presents.
Pros: Billabong is Exceptional b & b fairly close to the highway but very quiet and peaceful.
Located in Bulahdelah, Bulahdelah Motor Lodge is within a 5-minute drive of Bulahdelah Court House and Bulahdelah Golf Club. Featured amenities include luggage storage and laundry facilities. Planning an event in Bulahdelah? This motel features 0 square feet (0 square meters) of event facilities. Free self parking is available onsite.
Pros: The bed was comfy and the room warmed up quickly which was imports to us.
Cons: Possibly a microwave in the room, I’m guessing that we could have asked for one.
Pros: Very pleasant motel situated in town. Close to all amenities. Friendly reception. Rooms clean and comfortable with good amenities for guests. Restaurant on site. Great place to stay on our trip South.
Cons: Continual barking dog behind our room. Fortunately it had stopped by the time we came back from having dinner at hotel around 8pm.
Cons: The advertised dining room was unavailable because the cook failed to turn up for work. The unit was missing some useful lighting over the desk and mirror, which had obviously been removed by the owner. Early in the night there was some invasive noise from the fuel station next door.
Pros: Comfortable bed & location
Cons: Needs upgrading,very old fashion furnishings,very tired.
Pros: Great showers. Clean, walking distance to restaurants and cafes.
Pros: Immaculately clean, tastefully decorated room of generous dimensions. Comfortable beds. Welcoming and hospital hosts. Obviously a very well managed property and great value for money compared with comparable offerings.
Cons: Nothing at all.
Pros: Size of room, and two comfy chairs. Great!
Pros: Very conveniently situated off the motorway so that traffic noise was virtually zero combined with an excellent, modestly priced, licenced dining room.
Pros: For 35 years I have driven through Buladelah without stopping ( traffic now no longer a problem with the Pacific Mway bypass). This trip we needed to be in Port Macquarie by lunchtime so decided to travel the day before and stay somewhere north of Newcastle. Taree too far; Raymond Terrace not far enough. Pleasantly surprise all round. Dinner was excellent; restaurant interesting; room quite comfortable after we had a lesson in how to use the tv. Next morning we went into the "Shopping street" and spent approx $100 (jams; honeys; bits and pieces of other food) supporting the local economy. My wife and my bit to helping a rural community. No hesitation in recommending the motel ( have already done that to a number of people) and staying there again if we were travelling to Pmcq for a similar commitment....Doug N
An eco-design utopia with panoramic windows & handcrafted timber interiors. Our eco lodges are set in the treetops of our 100 acre wildlife refuge, surrounded by the Myall Lakes National Park. Pick from permaculture gardens, collect eggs from the chooks & check out the kangaroos under the solar panels. Stay in your own private treehouse in the heart of the Myall Lakes. Our small retreat of architecturally designed lodges are perfect for couples & small families. Each lodge sleeps between 2-6 people between a master bedroom and open treetop loft. Bombah is truly unique, built from the ground up on eco principles by a family passionate about nature, wildlife, sustainability and food. The sun-drenched living area provides spectacular 360 degree bush and valley views and each cottage is positioned discretely within the foliage to ensure privacy. With polished timber floors and modern interiors, cottage appointments are both stylish and comfortable with plenty of space to spread out and settle in. Floor to ceiling glass doors open to the surrounding veranda and provide the perfect place to put your feet up and watch the sunset or retire to the hammock to listen to the birds. The main living area also offers a large wood-burning fireplace as well as a new television, DVD and CD player. The kitchen is equipped to handle everything from sandwiches for a picnic to a gourmet meal of your own devising. Each cottage has stainless steel appliances and an outdoor gas BBQ. Cottages are ideal for 2 people with a large downstairs master bedroom. Extra guests can be accommodated in the upstairs loft. One cottage is larger and suited to 4-5 guests. Each room comes supplied with all the comforts you could want to fully relax in this setting – bathrobes, electric blankets and cozy doonas. Central to the spacious bathroom is a spa bath that we hope will encourage our guests to unwind and enjoy their time at Bombah Point Eco Cottages. We are a self catering retreat and have provided each cottage with all the tools and supplies necessary to create delicious meals. Guests looking for a novel to read by the fire or a wildlife guidebook to identify the bird outside their bedroom need go no further than our central reception building and adjacent cabana. There is a comprehensive reading library of fiction and reference books and information on activities available in the local area. In addition, there is a collection of DVDs and CDs that are available for guests to borrow. Bombah Point is surrounded by the Myall Lakes National Park, half way between the busy tourist hot-spots of Hawks Nest and Seal Rocks on the coast of New South Whales, 3 hours north of Sydney and 1 hour from Newcastle. Enjoy sunset from the verandah after grabbing some herbs from the vege gardens to complete your gourmet meal. Then dip into your rainwater spa with a glass of bubbly or curl up in-front of the log fire. The property and surrounding national park is renowned for bird watching, swimming, bushwalking, surfing, swimming, beaches, fishing, trekking, kayaking whale watching, diving and mountain biking. There are a range of excellent day trips to enjoy during your stay, from the country town of Bulahdelah 10minutes to the west, to the whale watching from the lighthouse at Seal Rocks and surfing at Blueys Beach or the majestic sand dunes near Mungo Brush and beaches around Hawks Nest. LOCATION Less than 3 hours drive from Sydney, the Myall Lakes region feels like a magical escape from the hustle and bustle of the city. Thousands of hectares of unspoilt National Park provide the perfect environment for some of Australia’s most diverse and abundant wildlife to flourish - visitors to the area are likely to see everything from sea eagles, pelicans and egrets to wallabies, kangaroos, bandicoots, goannas and even the occasional koala. The area also hosts one of Australia’s largest and most interesting coastal lake systems as well as protected waterways, wetlands and more than 40 kilometres of spectacular unbroken beaches. Of the region’s lakes, Myall Lake, Wallis Lake, and Smiths Lake are the largest and cover more than 10,000 hectares and were created between 6,000 and 10,000 years ago when sea levels rose and flooded much of the low lying coastal land. Myall Lakes National Park, which borders the Bombah Point Eco Cottages property on three sides, includes the largest and oldest sand dune system in New South Wales. The hind dunes were formed before the last Ice Age and now huge trees grow in their mineral-rich sand. There are numerous Aboriginal sites hidden in the dunes and visitors can find themselves wandering through areas of stone tools, axe heads, bones and shell deposits that were hidden for thousands of years and only recently revealed by shifting sands. These sites are heralded as some of the most significant and extensive sites in coastal NSW and are protected. A short drive north is Seal Rocks where dolphins can be found frolicking in the surf and visitors marvel at the spectacularly beautiful lighthouse built in 1875 and officially known as Sugarloaf Point Lighthouse which overlooks an unspoilt beach and the group of offshore rocky outcrops which give the area its name. Whales pass close by here between May and August each year. Port Stephens, the picturesque bay that provides water views for Nelson Bay, Tea Gardens and Hawks Nest is also quite well known for its marine visitors, dolphins and particularly the whales with off shore whale watching tours available in season. It also has the largest permanent population of dolphins on the east coast, more than 200, offering visitors a 99% chance of seeing them on a ferry trip to Nelson Bay. The region also includes Booti Booti National Park, Wallingat National Park, and Tomaree National Park as well as several additional designated nature reserves. ATTRACTIONS AND ACTIVITIES The Myall Lakes region is as diverse as it is engaging and everyone, from the most adventurous to the more serene, will find the perfect activity to suit their mood. We often find our guests have been reading by the fire or napping in their cottage hammock, but opportunities abound for those visitors who wish to explore the area further. LOCAL POINTS OF INTEREST: Drive then walk to the lighthouse at Seal Rocks or wander through giant sand dunes littered with ancient Aboriginal tools. Call into to Hunter Valley on your way and purchase a bottle or two of the best ones to sip on your cottage veranda. Indulge in fresh oysters and local prawns at Tea Gardens or lie in the sun at one of the many nearby beaches. Pick up some iconic Australian food from the local rural town of Bulahdelah - great pies at the local pub, Bulahdelah "high top" at the bakery, home smoked bacon at the butcher – or stroll with a picnic basket full of fresh local produce to a secluded beach at the lake’s edge. A day trip takes you to Barrington and Gloucester Tops which are famous for their giant trees, alpine environments, and spectacular waterfalls. Perfect for exploring the old logging towns or taking a guided or self guided walk through old growth forests that survived the era of clear felling. Eucalyptus grandis and Antarctic Beech grow to over 70 meters. BUSHWALKING: There are a wide variety of walking trails that wind their way through the property and into the National Park. Short, easy walks are available for families, with more challenging climbs for the keen bushwalker. A complete list of local bushwalking trails with detailed maps are available onsite. BIRD WATCHING: Casual observers and bird enthusiasts alike are sure to be rewarded when they visit Bombah Point. Due to its proximity to a wide range of environments, the area boasts an incredible variety of birds including minute wrens and finches, parrots, ospreys, black swans and Jabirru right up to the huge and majestic Wedge Tail Eagle and White Bellied Sea Eagle. 280 varieties of birds have been recorded in Myall Lakes National Park and of the over 100 recorded on site, many can be seen right from your cottage veranda! CANOEING AND KAYAKING The pristine waterways and resident wildlife of the Myall Lakes provide an ideal environment for memorable paddling, particularly since much of the area is best viewed from the water. Find a hidden cove or picnic on an island on one of the 4 lakes while you listen to the native wildlife. Use our kayaks, bring your own boat or kayak or hire in Tea Gardens where guided kayak tours are also available. BIKE RIDING: For those guests wishing to explore on two wheels and get away from tourist spots, the area offers both scenic National Park tracks and roads with little traffic. Information about local rides is available on site. Bring your own or bike hire is available in Tea Gardens. WHALE AND DOLPHIN WATCHING: Between June and October an estimated 3,000 whales pass by Port Stephens making the area one of the most popular to view these majestic mammals. Several whale watching cruises operate in season from Nelson Bay. Dolphins are also abundant in this region and can be seen year round from many of the local beaches or aboard one of the local ferries that depart daily from Tea Gardens. SWIMMING, SNORKELLING, SURFING, AND DIVING: Thanks to the surrounding Melaleuca or “tea trees”, swimming in the local lakes is said to leave the skin soft and cleansed and there are plenty of easy access points nearby. For those preferring a dip in the surf, the 40 km of unbroken sandy beach provides endless opportunities to cool off in the ocean. Surfers will find excellent breaks at the Hawks Nest patrolled beach and scuba and snorkelling enthusiasts will find memorable dive sites around Seal Rocks, Broughton Island, Dark Point and The Boulders.
Pros: The eco friendly cottage and its spa bath. Surrounding nature
Pros: Absolutely gorgeous hideaway in the middle of the forest. Loved the fresh eggs and garden. We had everything we needed!
Pros: Amazing location, not far from the main attractions of the area but in a very tranquil and peaceful spot. Great retreat to chill out and distress for a few days. There was a good phone reception as well in the cottages. There were a good BBQ facility and a small outdoor table on the balcony, plus a hammock. There is heating and fans, no air con.
Cons: The bed in the master was too small even though there was enough space for a king size bed, the mattress was too soft and the bed moved a lot (very unstable and uncomfortable, especially for tall people). There is no internet connection in the cottages, and the laundry facility is only in the reception area (no washer, no dryer, no dishwasher in the cottages) even though I expected them due to the high price point.
Pros: Loved being able to interact with the property with acess to the orchard, herb & vegetable garden as well as fresh eggs from the chooks. The owner's Suzie and Duncan were very welcoming and the extra's like the beautiful plush towels and the free cake to go with the complimentary coffee was a nice touch.
Cons: I took the walk down to the Korsman's lake on one morning. Some sign postings would have been helpful on distance to the lake.
Pros: We loved staying here. The cottage was beautifully set up and the hammock was a plus. We enjoyed our brush turkey visitors and walking down to the veggie patch.
Pros: Wonderful hospitality! All the thoughtful little extras like the games room, dvd collection, and bottomless firewood made our weekend really special.
Located in Bulahdelah, Mount View Motel features a garden, shared lounge, terrace, and free WiFi. The accommodation provides a 24-hour front desk and a shared kitchen for guests. A continental breakfast is available daily at the motel. Tea Gardens is 39 km from Mount View Motel, while Hawks Nest is 41 km away. The nearest airport is Newcastle Airport, 76 km from the accommodation.
Cons: Room very tired and appliances apparently connected by handyman.
Pros: matress and bed bathroom
Pros: Clean with very comfy bed but overall a very ‘tired’ old era motel
Pros: Did not have to travel far off main road
Cons: Very tired and dated. tv and wifi turned off 9.30pm. Electrics need sorting?
Cons: No smoke alarm in room,1power point supplying power to heater,light,jug,toaster,fridge,microwave,power leads running everywhere,nowhere to put soap in shower,no exhaust fan in bathroom. Wouldn't pass any safety inspections whatsoever!
Pros: Beds were clean and comfy
Pros: Patrick was a great host. We had a late check in and no problems to arrange with him. Very friendly and did everything he could to make sure our stay was good.
With a stay at Bulahdelah Myall Motel in Bulahdelah, you'll be within a 5-minute drive of Bulahdelah Court House and Bulahdelah Golf Club. The front desk is staffed during limited hours. Free self parking is available onsite.
Pros: Good location away from the highway. The owner was very helpful. A good price.
Cons: It was on the smaller size. A globe was blown but happily replaced.
Pros: On main road easy to find
Cons: Only heating was the noisy old style air con
Pros: Wonderful quiet location. Clean rooms and accommodating staff
Cons: I wish I could stay for longer
Pros: Comfortable bed. Quiet location
Cons: Room was dusty. Bathroom a bit shabby.
Pros: The owner provided us with soup packets so we did not have to drive to find food late at night.
Pros: Just a good place to stop and get some sleep
Cons: Needed more ash trays for smokers
Cons: No cooked breakfast available and air conditioner very old and noisey.
Pros: Friendly service and very helpful. Great shower and very comfortable bed. Will stay again when in the area.
Cons: Nothing to not like.
Pros: The room was tide and clean. The manager was very nice, he changed a room which was more expensive for me to make sure I had a better sleeping environment. Perfect location
Located in Bulahdelah, The Lady Jane Motel is within a 5-minute drive of Bulahdelah Court House and Bulahdelah Golf Club. Planning an event in Bulahdelah? This motel has facilities measuring 431 square feet (40 square meters), including conference space. Free self parking is available onsite.
Pros: Very clean. Comfortable bed,good bathroom.
Cons: Reacted to something in the room,started sneezing.
Pros: it served the purpose of an overnight stay
Pros: The motel is conveniently located and has a bottle shop and pizza restaurant. It really is a 60s style motel although the room is tastefully decorated. The pizzas were beautiful and the staff friendly.
Cons: The room was very small and a bit overpriced for what you got. It was a little out of town but that is not a problem.
Pros: The property is attached to a funky little bottle shop and the best wood fired pizza restaurant in the area.
Cons: In the process of renovating the property and the surrounds like the old pool area ( not usable anymore) are an eyesore
Pros: Great pizza restaurant and bar on site. Have $5 pints of local craft beer, tasted great
Pros: The room was clean, excellent shower, very comfortable bed, has everything the traveler needs at a very good price... excellent.
Cons: My husband was disappointed there was no ashtray for the smokers
Pros: It was located close to where I needed to be
Cons: No shampoo, conditioner, shower gel, no vanity so had to put my toiletries on the floor, TV not working
Pros: Although the room was tiny it has been recently painted & refurbished. Despite being located behind a bottle shop the motel was quite & exceeded our expectations.
Cons: Room size was very small but the bathroom was a great size.
Pros: The room was cozy and warm when we arrive. The staff were super-nice and welcoming. Amazing scenery in the area. Very easy access from the Highway. Very safe area. Parking was convenient in front of the room.