Set between Wallis Lake and the Pacific Ocean in the Great Lakes district of New South Wales, Tuncurry is an enticing destination for tourists who enjoy the great outdoors. A number of budget-friendly motels and lodges welcome overnight visitors who come for fishing, dolphin-spotting, nature and eco-tours, and to sample the renowned local oysters.
The Bellevue Hotel
In addition to its guest accommodations, the Bellevue Hotel features two bars, a bistro, a beer garden and an outdoor swimming pool. Guests also have access to a barbecue area and a lounge with pool tables and sports on big-screen televisions. Family-friendly facilities include a games room with arcade games, pinball machines and air hockey. The hotel has a lively atmosphere with regular entertainment and events including live bands, trivia nights and table tennis competitions. The bistro offers steaks, seafood and Mediterranean dishes.
Tuncurry Sunset Motel
The 22-room Tuncurry Sunset Motel is under the same ownership as the nearby Tuncurry Bowling Club, and guests can charge bowling and drinks to their rooms. The motel offers a range of complimentary provisions, including hot breakfasts, a daily newspaper, bottled water in your room and high-speed Internet. Standard guest room features include satellite televisions, refrigerators and toasters; some rooms feature a spa tub, and family rooms are available. Guests have access to a heated swimming pool, a barbecue area and laundry facilities.
Tuncurry Motor Lodge
The Tuncurry Motor Lodge offers a convenient location on the main road into the city, and Rockpool Beach is about 400 yards away. The lodge's guest rooms, which accommodate as many as six, are air conditioned and feature brightly patterned bedding, cable televisions, mini-bars and a private balcony or deck. The spacious family rooms include a refrigerator and microwave. On-site facilities include a swimming pool surrounded by a brick terrace and sun loungers, as well as a barbecue area. Guest services include wake-up calls, Internet access and dry cleaning and laundry services.
Bali Hi Motel
The Bali Hi Motel offers accommodations to suit a range of budgets, ranging from basic double rooms to family rooms that sleep up to five. The decor is light and unfussy, with tiled floors and pastel fabrics. Guests may use an Internet kiosk in the lobby free of charge. The motel offers an outdoor saltwater swimming pool and a barbecue area. There is a movie theater, bowling alley and numerous bars and restaurants within walking distance. Following a thorough renovation, Bali Hi Motel was named "Most Improved Accommodation" in New South Wales by AAA Tourism in 2005.