Sunday, November 15, 2009

AUSTRALIA - Hawks Nest - Bennett Beach - january 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) 4997 0466
This is beside a beautiful calm beach in Port Stephens.
Hawks Nest Beach Caravan Park
www.hawksnestcaravan.com.au - (02) 4997 0239. 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 between Hawks Nest and 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 02 49970457 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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