Things to Do
One of the state’s largest coastal lake systems – a Ramsar Wetland of International Significance – and 40 kilometres of beaches and rolling sand dunes make Myall Lakes one of the most visited parks in NSW. The Grandis, a magnificent 76 m high flooded gum, is one of the tallest trees in the state.The lakes and beaches are perfect for water activities, and if you don’t have your own craft, you can hire one locally.
You can visit for a day-trip to enjoy a barbecue or picnic and some walking, but it’s better to come for the weekend or longer to enjoy all that the park has to offer. Myall Shores Holiday Park offers a great accommodation, including campsites for tents, trailers, caravans, motorhomes, and even boats, so you’re bound to find the perfect site to suit your needs.
The majestic Myall Lakes are at our doorstep ready to be explored .This system is the largest of its kind in the Australia. The combination of the lakes, the rivers and miles of deserted golden sandy beaches, make this place an indisputable paradise.
The very best way to experience the magnificent Myall waterways is definitely, quietly, leisurely, and comfortably, by kayak. If you have your own, check out the maps in our info centre and go get lost along a deserted waterway, or kayak/canoe hires can be organised in Tea Gardens with Lazy Paddles on 0412 832 220 or in Hawks Nest with Ezykayaks on 0414 337 246.
Great Lake Wines
Steve, Robyn and their two daughters Lucy and Jemma live on the property at Wootton. Since taking over the vineyard and winery in 2000 Great Lakes Winery has become a popular destination for wine lovers, travelers and locals – all who come to enjoy the wine and the tranquil environment at the winery.
Steve and Robyn have shared a passion for wine since they first met. Steve has worked in the wine industry since his early 20’s but Great Lakes Winery is the first personally owned vineyard and winery for them both. Both enjoy greeting people at the cellar door and spending time talking to and sharing their wine with customers.
Tamboi Queen Cruises is a family owned and operated cruise company. They are the longest operating cruise company in Port Stephens and have carried over 2 million happy passengers in safety and comfort.
They offer the best dolphin and whale watch cruises in Port Stephens and private charters for functions. Their friendly and highly experienced crew members will ensure that you have the best of the experience whether it be a dolphin watching, fishing or whale watching cruise in Port Stephens.
There are a great range of free local markets in and around the Myall Lakes area. You will find a wide range of products including homegrown foods and hand made craft items.
For more information: Markets at the Great Lakes
Beaches and Surfing
Looking for the perfect place to catch a few sun rays or a few waves? From Little Gibber, Hawks Nest Beach, Seal Rocks and Hole in the Wall, there are a number of spots great for surfing or just relaxing on the beach. Remember to take care and be wary of strong rips. Speak to the friendly team at reception for more information on beach locations.