It’s a little bit luxury, a little bit woodsy. Smiths Lake House is a dog friendly getaway about 1 hours north of Newcastle. Forster-Tuncurry is the local town but Smiths Lake is a secret gem. The Lake House has kayaks you can hire and the accommodation is thoughtful and stunning. There’s a fully equipped studio and a 2bedroom apartment for offer; both with an entertainers balcony to relax on and soak in the stunning lake view. Poochies can stay indoors, jump in the lake and enjoy the area’s magnificence.