Bay Hotel Motel

Bonnells Bay

Situated in beautiful Lake Maquarie

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Welcome to the Bay Hotel

The Bay Hotel Motel is located near the shores of Lake Macquarie and gateway to the famous Hunter Valley Wine Country. We offer first class facilities and services: a modern 3 1/2 Star Motel, a Pub full of amazing sporting memorabilia, a Bottle Shop with our exclusive Red Room and fun social clubs and groups.

Public Bar & TAB

The Public Bar has fantastic facilities for those who love sport. The walls are lined with sporting memorabilia and 24 sport dedicated television screens. There is also one large dramatic theatre screen to view all the great sporting moments. With Fox Sports and Sky Channels, the Bay Hotel provides you with the perfect venue to enjoy all codes of sport. There is full Tabcorp facilities, Quicktext, Computerised Daily Form Service, Sportsbet Betbox Unit, Giddy Up Channel, Self-Service Betting Terminal and Daily Wall sheets board. The Bay Hotel is also a Sportspick venue for all national sports. Horse Racing Tipping Competitions are also held throughout the year.

Sports Bar

Packed full of fantastic sporting memorabilia, the Sports Bar is the perfect place to enjoy a quiet drink. This bar has three television screens for your convenience. It also features a beautiful inlaid chess table that you are welcome to use.
Planning a meal at the Boatshed Restaurant? Enjoy pre or post dinner drinks in the Sportsman’s Bar, ideal for those who prefer a quieter bar.
On Melbourne Cup Day we welcome hundreds of enthusiastic patrons to join in the fun. The race is shown on our Big Screen and 20 smaller plasma screens around the Bay Hotel.

Beer Garden

Our all-weather beer garden is the perfect place for a relaxing drink. Sit under the sails at one of our custom built tables and enjoy a range of activities, including:

  • Outdoor BBQ for Functions and Presentations
  • Children’s Playground
  • Kid’s Cave with computer games
  • Non-Smoking and Smoking areas
  • Outdoor Heaters

The Red Room Wine Collection

Bottle Shop

Monday - Saturday 8.30am - 10.00pm
Sunday 10.00am -10.oopm

The Bay Hotel has a fantastic bottle shop attached. Winner of the AHA Award for Excellence – Best Bottle shop (Country) 1999, it is part of the Cellarbrations bottle shop chain.
The shop stocks a wide range of products, specialising in case wine sales at the right price. With highly competitive prices and great customer service, you’ll find just what you need. Our staff are always happy to help you with all your liquor inquiries and order in any stock we may not have.
Wine tastings are held most Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights from 4 – 7pm. This is a great opportunity to sample a range of wines and learn more about vintages and cellaring options.
Bait and ice is available and there is also an ATM for your convenience.

The Red Room

Wine lovers will love our climate controlled Red Room, where you can purchase fine selection of rare Hunter Valley wines.

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The Boatshed Restaurant

There is always plenty to choose from at the Boatshed Restaurant. Our menu consists of an exciting selection of seafood, steaks, soups, salads, pasta, pizza and kids meals. We also have a range of bar snacks, please ask the bar staff for details.


  • Mon - Fri | 12.00 - 2.30pm
  • Sat | 12.00 - 9.00pm
  • Sun | 12.00 - 2.30pm


  • Mon - Fri | 6.00 - 9.00pm
  • Sat | 12.00 - 9.00pm
  • Sun | 6.00 - 9.00pm


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  • Sunday

    • Live Sports on Foxtel
    • Play Centre and Video Games


    • Book a Tennis Court!
    • Live Sports on Foxtel.


    • Members Badge Draw
    • Drawn 7-8pm (Tuesday Jackpot)


    • Free Pool


    • Bay Raffles from 6:30pm
    • Percy’s Wheel
    • Members Badge Draw 7-8pm


    • Schooner Club ‘Pick a Number’
    • $6 per entry at the bar
    • Win over 100 Beer Tickets
    • Friday Night Football (Seasonal)
    • DJ / Fridays


    • Saturday RacesBig Screen (Sky 1)
    • Fishing Club Raffle
    • Drawn between 3 – 5pm
    • Live Sports on Foxtel
    • Live Entertainment from 8:30pm

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    Designed to be accessible by everyone. Patrons are asked to wear footwear and upper body clothing. We welcome everyone and will do our best to ensure you have a great time at the Bay Hotel Motel.


    • All bars at ground level, ramps to entrances
    • Children’s Playground
    • Family Restaurant and Beer Garden


    • One room equipped with a disabled bathroom
    • Disabled parking spaces available
    • All units are at ground level, no stairs
    • Plenty of activities for people of all ages, including children

    Bottle Shop

    • Ground level, easy access
    • Disabled parking spaces available

    Contact Us

    Phone: (02) 4973 3177 | Fax: (02) 4970 5553

    330 Fishery Point Rd, Bonnells Bay NSW 2264
    Postal Address: PO Box 3005, Bonnells Bay NSW 2264

    Map & Directions

    We are located in beautiful Lake Maquarie and just a short drive from the F3 Motorway

    1. Take Morisset Exit on the F3
    2. Drive straight through 3 roundabouts (McDonalds at 3rd roundabout)
    3. Continue along main street (Dora Street)
    4. Keep going straight and drive over the railway bridge
    5. Take right hand turning lane into Fishery Point Road, about 300 metres past Railway Bridge
    6. Continue along Fishery Point Road until you see a Telstra Tower on you right (Telstra Exchange)

    7. Turn left at Primary School (Bonnells Bay Public School)
    8. Continue through Children’s Crossing along Fishery Point Road
    9. We are located on the right hand side of the road, approximately 1km past the School
    10. Turn right at 1st roundabout to Bay Shopping Centre (hotel accessible from this entry)
    11. Take right hand turning lane into the Bay Hotel Motel driveway; veer left off driveway to Reception car park