Myall Lakes National Park

So much to see and do

“Popular all year round, there is always something to explore in this beautiful area of the world..”

Myall Lakes National Park, on the north coast not far from Newcastle, features one of the State’s largest coastal lake systems that offers countless opportunities for canoeing and kayaking, boating and fishing. The park also boasts more than 40kms of beaches that offer some good swimming and surfing spots.

Tea Gardens is a small town on the Myall River, just a short drive across the “whistling” bridge to neighbouring coastal town of Hawks Nest. Both are holiday towns whose population increases dramatically during summer holidays. There is plenty of good accommodation here, outdoor cafes, moored boats ready to hire and cheap, fresh oysters to sample.

With so many beautiful waterways surrounding Tea Gardens, you’ll never tire of outdoor action. Dolphins are likely to follow the small ferry from Tea Gardens to Nelson Bay where you can book in for a dolphin-or whale-watch cruise in season. Bennetts Beach near Hawks Nest is an ocean beach that’s popular for surfing, walks and fishing.

Popular all year round, there is always something to explore in this beautiful area of the world. Visitors from across the globe have come to see our rivers and lakes, birds, marine life and spectacular park land. Make sure you bring a camera along for some truly unique scenery and memories to look back on between visits!

Other things to see and do in the area

Aside from kayaking, there is a multitude of things to see and do in this area. There are organised activities as well as a stack of amazing things to do that cost nothing.

Below are a few examples you might want to check out…

Take a walk along Jimmys Beach, particularly at sunset

Surf at Bennetts Beach

Laze about on Bennetts or Jimmys beach – you may just spot some dolphins

Climb Yacaaba headland for the most awesome views of the area

Join the Argonaut to go whale watching, deep see fishing or explore Broughton Island

Hop aboard the “Wally” for a cruise up the river

Grab some of the best fish and chips you’re ever likely to taste from Hook N Cook and picnic on the riverbank

Indulge yourself and enjoy a seriously yummy ice cream or gelato from the Ice Cream Shack

Take a drive or pushbike ride through the Myall Lakes National Park

Walk through the rainforest at Mungo Brush

Go sand boarding at the Little Gibber

Enjoy the views of the coast and Broughton Island from Hole in the Wall

Cruise the Myall Lakes aboard the Myall River Tourer

Relax and dine at Myall Shores Resort at Bombah Point

Take the ferry across to the other side of the bay and checkout Nelson bay and surrounding areas

Explore Mungo Brush and Bombah Point

Or just enjoy the beautiful coastline and the Port Stephens Headlands


“Come and see what everyone is talking about….”

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