Myall Lakes

myall lakes

As I set foot on the soft sands of Myall Lakes National Park, I was struck by the sheer beauty of the place. This unspoilt area is home to one of the largest coastal lake systems in NSW, covering over 40km of pristine bushland and stunning beaches. From the holiday towns of Hawks Nest and Tea Gardens, it’s easy to explore the areas around Bombah Broadwater, Mungo Brush and Little Gibber (Dark Point).

I started my journey out of Newcastle, after I left the Newcastle Memorial Walk, by heading north up the coast to Mungo Brush Rd from Hawks Nest. The excitement of discovering hidden trails to various picnic and camping areas kept me on my toes. With more than a dozen to choose from, I made sure to stop at a few. Stewart and Lloyds campground and the Hole in the Wall and Tamboi Picnic areas are all worthy of a stop.

One destination that I highly recommend is Mungo Brush Campground. It’s a larger campground and has good, basic facilities such as BBQs, picnic tables, and a toilet block. It’s situated on Bombah Broadwater and is a perfect place to explore parts of the National park. Several bushwalking trails either start here or pass through, making it an excellent place to explore the park.

However, to enter the camping and picnic grounds, you are required to have a permit. These can be bought as an annual pass or a day pass online. I was unsure how often these were checked, as no one has ever been around to see our permit on the couple of times we’ve visited.

If camping isn’t your thing, there are other ways to enjoy the park. You can take a ferry at Bombah Point and stroll through the caravan park or visit several of the camping spots along the Myall River. I was impressed by how well-maintained the entire park was. The lush greenery was a sight to behold.

For those who love the outdoors, there is no better place to visit than Myall Lakes National Park. With its beautiful beaches, pristine bushland, and stunning lake system, it’s a paradise for nature lovers. If you’re looking for an escape from the hustle and bustle of the city, this place is definitely worth a visit.

So, grab your permits, pack your bags, and prepare to explore this untamed wilderness. I promise you won’t regret it!

Kind regards,

Can Do Cranes – Crane Hire Newcastle

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