The Hawks Nest Lifestyle

Hawks Nest provides the perfect lifestyle for you to relax and unwind in this tranquil and beautiful location. Hawks Nest Beachside Apartments offers unspoilt ocean frontage and is a gateway to the waterways of picturesque Port Stephens and the magical Myall Lakes. Hawks Nest conveniently provides easy access to the Pacific Highway with only a 1 hour drive to Newcastle and 2 hours and 40 minutes’ drive to Sydney.

It’s easy to get into this beach village lifestyle and Hawks Nest Beachside Apartments is perfect if you’re looking to invest in a great holiday location or planning to downsize.

Hawks Nest is a Nature Lovers Paradise

The peaceful area of Hawks Nest has many natural charms. Relax with the family on Jimmys Beach, overlooking Port Stephens or surf and swim in the clear blue ocean at Bennetts Beach. There is an abundance of nature walking tracks or climb to the summit of headland Yacaaba to get your heart pumping! Go on an adventure through the Myall Lakes National Park, with walking trails and 4WD beach access to more pristine beaches. Watch the whales and dolphins swimming past and keep your eyes peeled to spot a resident koala.

There plenty of things to do in Hawks Nest and surrounds

Hawks Nest offers an extraordinary range of outdoor activities during its mild winters and moderate summers with plenty to keep you active and your visitors entertained! Activities include safe and secure walking trails, beach walks, golfing, boating, swimming, surfing, wind surfing, water skiing, diving, fishing, canoeing, bike riding, bird watching, camping and pursuing the wide range of 4WD tracks.

With all these activities on offer you are spoilt for choice. Hawks Nest will become your natural playground to spend quality time with Mother Nature!

Gone Fishing

Fishing is a common hobby undertaken around the jetties, stone walls, the bridge and Yacaaba Head by residents and visitors to Hawks Nest. Keen fisherman can be seen boat fishing for whiting, flathead and flounder. Prawns and crabs can be found in the Myall River but for those more interested in the eating rather than the catching, there is plenty fresh seafood at restaurants and the local take-aways. 

Hawks Nest Golf Club

Hawks Nest Golf Club offers modern clubhouse facilities and a fantastic championship rated, 18-hole course with 6000m of easy walking across a well maintained course. Enjoy the tranquillity of the natural bush surrounds with an abundance of wildlife including birdlife, kangaroos, koalas and native flora. The fully licensed clubhouse means you can relax with a good meal, wine or a few beers after a round of golf.

Hawks Nest Town Amenities

  • 8 resident doctors
  • 5 permanent paramedics with 3 ambulances
  • 2 dentists
  • Multiple landing facilities for the Westpac Rescue helicopter
  • 40 special interest community groups
  • 18-hole golf course
  • Multiple green bowling club
  • Large shopping complex and specialty shops
  • Daily bus service to Newcastle
  • Excellent council services
  • Frost free Hawks Nest climate
  • Exceptional caring and safe community

Yacaaba Headland – the views are worth the climb

If you’re up for a challenging hike, try Yacaaba Headland walking track, offering spectacular views of Myall Lakes National Park and Port Stephens. The walk takes about 2 hours return from the end of Beach Road. Venture through beautiful bush along the spit that separates Hawks Nest from Yacaaba Headland. The mid-level viewpoint which looks north-west showcases stunning views of Hawks Nest and Tea Gardens. After a steep walk up the mountain the views are breathtaking and all that hard work is truly worthwhile.

Myall Lakes National Park

Hawks Nest is a gateway to the magnificent Myall Lakes National Park. The reserve combines coastline features including fresh and salt-water lakes, swamps, high dunes, rugged headlands and 40 km of beaches stretching from Hawks Nest north to Seal Rocks.

This is an unreal spot for fishing, bushwalking, camping and relaxing on family holidays all year around and the protected waterways are perfect for water activities like wakeboarding and water skiing, fishing and boating. Four wheel driving is popular with access to tracks from Mungo Brush Road. Mungo Brush is also a popular camping and picnic spot. Here the bird life is abundant so be sure to bring you identification books!

For more breathtaking coastal views, take the Dark Point walking track in Myall Lakes National Park. You’ll see impressive sand dunes, pass an ancient Aboriginal midden of the traditional Worimi Aboriginal people, then venture to an absolutely beautiful and unspoiled coastline overlooking Broughton Island.

Tea Gardens

There is an abundance of quaint village shops along the river or visit the Myall Quays Shopping Village which is an easy, short walk or drive from Hawks Nest. Tea Gardens has 2 caravan parks, great for visitors, and there are small boats available for hire. You can enjoy regular day trips to Nelson Bay on the Tea Gardens Ferry and you’ll probably be accompanied by friendly dolphins on your trip.

Fly from Newcastle Airport

Travelling is made easy with Newcastle Airport only 35 minutes’ drive from Hawks Nest with direct flights departing daily to Melbourne, Canberra, Dubbo, Taree, Ballina/Byron Bay, Gold Coast and Brisbane with connecting flights from all Australian capital cities. Newcastle airport also has international flights to and from New Zealand. Newcastle Airport has the convenience of daily and weekly parking available for those short and longer trips away. For guest coming to visit, there is a range of car rental companies, local bus companies and taxi services.

If your dream lifestyle includes relaxed family fun, easy shopping, great ocean views, outdoor activities and lots of fun in the sun then Hawks Nest is for you.

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