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“My favorite beach in NSW”
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Castle Hill NSW
1 review
2 helpful votes
“My favorite beach in NSW”
Reviewed April 17, 2011

It was our fourth time in Hawks Nest and we just love it. Hawks Nest is a tranquil and beautiful beachside holiday destination. Situated on the Northern shores of Port Stephens and only 2.5 hours north of Sydney with ocean, bay and river frontage, Hawks Nest has the charming atmosphere of an unspoilt village.
We did escape the daily grind and relax and unwind, surrounded on all sides by water and the rolling waves of the Pacific Ocean to the east, the quieter waters of Jimmy's and beaches of Port Stephens to the south and the beautiful Myall Lakes to the west.
Believe me Hawks Nest is an all year round holiday paradise sitting at the southern tip of a 42km expanse of pristine golden sands and blue-green water of Bennett’s beach which stretches north along the coastal boundary of the Mungo Brush National Park. 4WD on almost 25km beach was just fantastic good fun.
Sitting on the beach across you can see beautiful Cabbage Tree Island - the only known nesting site of Gould's petrel and the one island in southern Australia to include rainforest habitat.
Nelsons Bay is just a short ferry ride across the bay we went there on the rainy day and have a lovely lunch- fish and chips with a glass of Hunter Valley white wine ( yummy).
There are no fast food chains and no fast talkers, no traffic lights and no traffic. Everything you need for your holiday can be found in Hawks Nest.
But don'’t take my word for it, have a look yourself and I can insure you that you will love it too. My holiday experience at that place was truly amazing. There's as much to do here and as little as you please, there is plenty of quiet spaces to read a good book if you plan to put your feet up.
Recreation there is unlimited believe me!!!

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Terrigal, Australia
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91 reviews
171 helpful votes
“hawks nest nsw australia”
Reviewed February 2, 2009

Hawks Nest is on the northern side of Port Stephens, to the south of Myall lakes National Park and next to the township of Teagardens. The area has long, unspoilt beaches and a number of national parks with short and long walks.

camping

The town has all facilities and two camping areas.
Jimmys Beach Caravan Park www.jimmysbeachcaravanpark.com.au - (02) [--]
This is beside a beautiful calm beach in Port Stephens.
Hawks Nest Beach Caravan Park
www.hawksnestcaravan.com.au - [--]. This is beside a beautiful beach with waves.
Between the two camping areas is a long sand spit that ends at Yacaaba Head.

activities

Myall Lakes NP
Smiths and Wallis Lake
Fishing in the lakes, the bay or out in the ocean.
Bird-watching on Myall Lakes.
A long stroll along Hawks Nest Beach.
Mungo Brush Road through Myall Lakes National Park is very pretty. A car punt crosses the river to continue on to Buladelah.
Ferry to Nelson Bay – and watch for dolphins.
Look for koalas in the reserve along Kingfisher Avenue.
Walk to the top of Yacaaba Head, which guards the northern approach to Port Stephens.
Singing bridge vbetween Hawks Nest anmd Teagardens in a strong south east wind.
Yacaaba head walk .
Rainforest walk from Mango Brush camp ½ hour
Dark point walk
Surf at hole in the walk, dark point and inside Port stephens (on huge southerly swell)
Sandduning – dark point
Kayak hire
River cruise
Argonaut [--] to offshore Broughton Island.
bike riding - area is flat plus in some areas of national Park.
Windsurfing and kiteboarding on Hawks nest beach and Jimmy's Beach.

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