Things to do at Myall River Camp
The Myall River boasts great fishing from the riverbank, boat or kayak.
Try your luck catching a local mud crab and cooking it up for dinner.
The shallow sandy beach area is a great place for kids to swim and play.
Launch from the boat ramp with a picnic lunch and explore the river system.
Get up close and personal, by paddling your way around the Myall River.
Lookout for dolphins, sea turtles, birds, wallabies, pelicans and possums.
Relax around a campfire, toast marshmallows and boil a billy.
Stunning sunsets & nature along with happy faces of family & friends.
Breathe in the natural environment, relax or be active in it …
Things to do in the local area
A 10 minute drive away are the charming coastal hamlets of Tea Gardens and Hawks Nest. You’ll find all the supplies you need with supermarkets in both towns, along with eateries and places to hire boats, kayaks, fishing gear and more.
Lining the riverfront, Tea Gardens hosts an array of restaurants, cafes and a pub. Take in the quaint setting while eating some fish and chips on the waterfront, indulge in some fresh local prawns and oysters or try any of the numerous eateries. Eat Out Guide
Across the ‘whistling bridge’ you’ll discover Hawks Nest, nestled between the Myall River and the ocean. Home to a precious wild koala colony and a well known holiday destination of a former Australian Prime Minister. You will also find an 18 hole golf course at the Hawks Nest Golf Club.
EXPLORE THE AREA
- Explore the local townships by bike:
View or download the local cycling tracks and guide
- Enjoy paddling on the local waterways:
Visit Lazy Paddles or Ezy Kayaks
- Enjoy a variety of fishing opportunities:
along the river, from the beach or join a fishing charter from Nelson Bay.
- Appreciate the local art scene:
Visit the Myall Community Art and Craft Centre and Galleries in the Gardens.
The two main beaches in the area, Jimmy’s Beach and Bennett’s Beach, are both a short drive away from Myall River Camp.
JIMMY’S BEACHSheltered from the ocean, the beach offers calmer water making it perfect for swimming and a family favourite. More info …
BENNETT’S BEACHThe start of a long stretch of beach, recognised as one of Australia’s best, with aquamarine water, white sands and views of lush offshore islands. Popular for swimming and surfing, and if you’re lucky, alongside dolphins at the southern end! It is patrolled during school holidays and weekends in summer. More info …
Hawks Nest is a gateway to the spectatular Myall Lakes National Park. Explore the network of rivers and lakes, formidable sand dunes, beaches, secluded coves, palm forests and the internationally recognised wetlands.
The National Park will appeal to a variety of enthusiasts as it can be seen by 4WD, bike, boat or on foot. More info …
Discover the indigenous origins of the area. Take the Dark Point walking track which meanders through dunes and past middens to Dark Point Aboriginal Place – an important gathering place for the local Worimi Aboriginal people for more than 4000 years.
For a visual feast, hike the Yacaaba Headland walking track for views along the coast to Port Stephens and even Barrington Tops on a clear day.
Enjoy a day out in the Great Lakes area – from a ferry ride to dolphin & whale watching tours.
Catch a ferry into bustling Nelsons Bay and watch the dolphins frolic alongside your boat.
Follow link for the latest ferry timetables
DOLPHIN & WHALE WATCHING TOURS
Port Stephens offers swim with dolphin tours and popular whale watching tours. More info …
Explore the Great Lakes area which features popular holiday spots like Seal Rocks and Forster Tuncurry. More info …