Hawks Nest Golf Club

Hawks Nest Golf Club is a Clubs NSW Registered Club that operates from 10am Monday to Friday and from 9.30am on weekends. The Club has Bar, TAB and Keno facilities, a restaurant and cafe, function rooms, takeaway alcohol with bags of ice and two Courtesy Buses to pick you up and drop you home. The amazing, championship-rated golf course is just 40 minutes from Newcastle International Airport, one hour up the road from Newcastle and 2.5 hours straight up the freeway from Sydney. Flanked by the Pacific Ocean on one side and the Myall River on the other, Hawks Nest is a little piece of paradise that you must discover for yourself. Don’t take our word for it. Hawks Nest Golf Club History Local golf enthusiasts formed Hawks Nest Golf Club in 1963, however it was not until the early 1970s when land was leased from the Great Lakes Council, that volunteers commenced clearing and construction of the first 9 holes. The course was extended to 12 holes in 1986 and then to 18 holes in 1989. Today, the golf course has a reputation as one of the premier golf courses on the North Coast of New South Wales. In 1977 the original Clubhouse was built and a liquor license granted. Since then the Clubhouse has undergone several extensions and renovations, most recently an internal refurbishment in 2021.

Yacaaba Headland walking track

For a challenging hike with scenic vistas, don your boots and explore Yacaaba Headland walking track. Ascend from Bennetts Beach, encountering diverse flora and panoramic coastal views. The trail becomes rockier, leading to stunning perspectives of Seal Rocks and Tomaree Headland. On clear days, catch a glimpse of Barrington Tops’ distant blue ridgeline. Witness the unique Gould’s petrel breeding colony on Cabbage Tree Island from the forested ridge top. An adventurous journey through the southern Myall Lakes National Park awaits.

Jimmys Beach

Jimmys Beach offers a sheltered haven for kids, protected from ocean winds. With calm waters and a five-kilometer stretch from Myall River mouth to Yacaaba Headland, it’s perfect for swimming. Enjoy clear water and scenic views across Port Stephens. Please note, the beach is not patrolled. Walk your dogs on leads during specified morning and evening times at the Yacaaba end.

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Myall Lakes National Park

Explore Myall Lakes National Park, a haven north of Newcastle, perfect for walking, kayaking, fishing, and camping. With a vast coastal lake system and over 40kms of beaches, it’s ideal for canoeing, kayaking, boating, and fishing, with great spots for swimming and surfing. Whether a day trip or a weekend getaway!

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Broughton Island

Broughton Island lies in the Myall Lakes National Park, part of the Barrington Coast. Accessible only by boat, enjoy a day trip from Nelson Bay or sail your own. Daytrippers cherish its stunning beaches, suitable in any weather. Pack a hamper for a beach picnic, swim, and snorkel in clear waters. Explore endless water activities, from swimming and fishing to boating, snorkeling, and scuba diving.

Tea Gardens Boatshed

Established for a decade, Tea Gardens Boatshed Restaurant now features a licensed cafe and restaurant accommodating 60 guests. Open daily for breakfast and lunch, expanding to dinner Wednesday to Saturday (off-peak), and seven nights during Christmas and Easter. View their latest menu here; https://www.teagardensboatshed.com/hungry Looking for boat hire? Navigate the Myall River at your leisure or drop anchor for fishing – our boats offer an excellent experience. Before you set off, we provide a briefing on easy navigation, a map to avoid getting lost, and life jackets if you fancy a swim. No boat license required! Enjoy our boats during restaurant daytime hours, currently from 7:30 am to 4 pm.

Tea Gardens BBQ Boats

Tea Gardens BBQ Boats is a local family owned business established in 2019. We are located an easy one hour drive north of Newcastle or just 40 minutes from Newcastle airport.  We provide you the opportunity to explore the picturesque Myall River at your own pace on our custom designed, pontoon-style BBQ party boats. The Pickled Pelican is the first boat in our fleet and carries up to 10 passengers. The Pickled Pelican has an outdoor kitchen  with four burner BBQ grill plate, side burner, rotisserie and sink. A private full size toilet and bluetooth stereo system are also on board for your use.  Please note seafood and nut products can/have been used by patrons on the BBQ plate.  BOAT HIRE RATES Cruise Options Mini – 3 Hours – $297 Midi – 5 Hours – $385 Deluxe – 8 Hours – $440 Custom/longer hours also available with boats returned at least 1 hr before sunset (subject to change depending on the season) – please call us to discuss this option as custom rates are subject to negotiation.      **plus $100 security deposit, refundable subject to the Terms and Conditions contained in TGBB’s Boat Hire Agreement. Hire rates include 8.5kg LPG gas bottle, BBQ tools, 25L fuel, water for amenities, adult life jackets, chairs, table, toilet paper and garbage bin liners. BOOK NOW www.tgbb.com.au or call 0413 345 000         

Bennetts Beach

Bennetts Beach is a beautiful 14km long strip of white sand on the Myall Coast in Hawks Nest. Popular with surfers, swimmers and sunbathers, the beach runs between Seal Rocks in the north and Yacaaba Headland in the south. There are some on-leash areas, some off-leash areas and some areas where no dogs are allowed. … It is on-leash from the southern end of Bennetts Beach to Yaccabba and around to Jimmys Beach. This beach is patrolled during the swimming season (October to April) by both professional life guards during school holidays and by volunteer surf life savers on weekends and public holidays.

Tea Gardens Ferry Service

Embark on daily ferry excursions aboard the YKNOT Catamaran between Nelson Bay and Tea Gardens, seven days a week. Enjoy the spacious deck, remarkable stability, and panoramic views of scenic Port Stephens. Perfect for cruising, you might even spot dolphins! Refresh with on-board tea and coffee.   Please arrive at least 15 minutes prior to departure. Bookings are ESSENTIAL for all services. Book your seats online or call Teresa on 0411 388 380 to book and pay over the phone. For Nelson Bay departures. Head to Dock C, D’Albora Marina at 6 Teramby Road Nelson Bay. Dock C is located at the gangway next to the blue Bay Booking Office. For Tea Gardens departures. Ferry wharf is located at 93 Marine Drive, across from Tea Gardens Hotel. Please arrive 15 minutes before departure. Journey is 1 hour each way (30 mins across the bay, 30 mins up the Myall River). Call 0411 388 380 to book. 

Lazy Paddles

Whether you would like to paddle for a few hours or the whole day, if you would like a double or a single kayak, a sit-on or a sit-in kayak, or a stand up paddle board, Lazy Paddles can get you on the water. We launch into the Myall River at Tea Gardens or we can deliver a kayak or SUP to the location of your choice (delivery charges may apply). Paddle with dolphins. Explore the mangrove forests of the Myall River or leisurely cruise through Myall Lakes National Park. See amazing bird and marine life. Immerse yourself in nature. Take a picnic breakfast or lunch. Bring your camera and fishing rod. Paddle as hard or as easy as you like. Kayaks require only a few centimetres of water. With a kayak you can reach beautiful places that most watercraft cannot, and without the noise pollution and destructive wake associated with motor-boats.

Jimmys Beach

Jimmys Beach offers a sheltered haven for kids, protected from ocean winds. With calm waters and a five-kilometer stretch from Myall River mouth to Yacaaba Headland, it’s perfect for swimming. Enjoy clear water and scenic views across Port Stephens. Please note, the beach is not patrolled. Walk your dogs on leads during specified morning and evening times at the Yacaaba end.

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Broughton Island

Broughton Island lies in the Myall Lakes National Park, part of the Barrington Coast. Accessible only by boat, enjoy a day trip from Nelson Bay or sail your own. Daytrippers cherish its stunning beaches, suitable in any weather. Pack a hamper for a beach picnic, swim, and snorkel in clear waters. Explore endless water activities, from swimming and fishing to boating, snorkeling, and scuba diving.

Bennetts Beach

Bennetts Beach is a beautiful 14km long strip of white sand on the Myall Coast in Hawks Nest. Popular with surfers, swimmers and sunbathers, the beach runs between Seal Rocks in the north and Yacaaba Headland in the south. There are some on-leash areas, some off-leash areas and some areas where no dogs are allowed. … It is on-leash from the southern end of Bennetts Beach to Yaccabba and around to Jimmys Beach. This beach is patrolled during the swimming season (October to April) by both professional life guards during school holidays and by volunteer surf life savers on weekends and public holidays.

Tea Gardens Boatshed

Established for a decade, Tea Gardens Boatshed Restaurant now features a licensed cafe and restaurant accommodating 60 guests. Open daily for breakfast and lunch, expanding to dinner Wednesday to Saturday (off-peak), and seven nights during Christmas and Easter. View their latest menu here; https://www.teagardensboatshed.com/hungry Looking for boat hire? Navigate the Myall River at your leisure or drop anchor for fishing – our boats offer an excellent experience. Before you set off, we provide a briefing on easy navigation, a map to avoid getting lost, and life jackets if you fancy a swim. No boat license required! Enjoy our boats during restaurant daytime hours, currently from 7:30 am to 4 pm.

Yacaaba Headland walking track

For a challenging hike with scenic vistas, don your boots and explore Yacaaba Headland walking track. Ascend from Bennetts Beach, encountering diverse flora and panoramic coastal views. The trail becomes rockier, leading to stunning perspectives of Seal Rocks and Tomaree Headland. On clear days, catch a glimpse of Barrington Tops’ distant blue ridgeline. Witness the unique Gould’s petrel breeding colony on Cabbage Tree Island from the forested ridge top. An adventurous journey through the southern Myall Lakes National Park awaits.

Myall Lakes National Park

Explore Myall Lakes National Park, a haven north of Newcastle, perfect for walking, kayaking, fishing, and camping. With a vast coastal lake system and over 40kms of beaches, it’s ideal for canoeing, kayaking, boating, and fishing, with great spots for swimming and surfing. Whether a day trip or a weekend getaway!

Read More

Broughton Island

Broughton Island lies in the Myall Lakes National Park, part of the Barrington Coast. Accessible only by boat, enjoy a day trip from Nelson Bay or sail your own. Daytrippers cherish its stunning beaches, suitable in any weather. Pack a hamper for a beach picnic, swim, and snorkel in clear waters. Explore endless water activities, from swimming and fishing to boating, snorkeling, and scuba diving.

Broughton Island

Broughton Island lies in the Myall Lakes National Park, part of the Barrington Coast. Accessible only by boat, enjoy a day trip from Nelson Bay or sail your own. Daytrippers cherish its stunning beaches, suitable in any weather. Pack a hamper for a beach picnic, swim, and snorkel in clear waters. Explore endless water activities, from swimming and fishing to boating, snorkeling, and scuba diving.

Tea Gardens Boatshed

Established for a decade, Tea Gardens Boatshed Restaurant now features a licensed cafe and restaurant accommodating 60 guests. Open daily for breakfast and lunch, expanding to dinner Wednesday to Saturday (off-peak), and seven nights during Christmas and Easter. View their latest menu here; https://www.teagardensboatshed.com/hungry Looking for boat hire? Navigate the Myall River at your leisure or drop anchor for fishing – our boats offer an excellent experience. Before you set off, we provide a briefing on easy navigation, a map to avoid getting lost, and life jackets if you fancy a swim. No boat license required! Enjoy our boats during restaurant daytime hours, currently from 7:30 am to 4 pm.

Tea Gardens BBQ Boats

Tea Gardens BBQ Boats is a local family owned business established in 2019. We are located an easy one hour drive north of Newcastle or just 40 minutes from Newcastle airport.  We provide you the opportunity to explore the picturesque Myall River at your own pace on our custom designed, pontoon-style BBQ party boats. The Pickled Pelican is the first boat in our fleet and carries up to 10 passengers. The Pickled Pelican has an outdoor kitchen  with four burner BBQ grill plate, side burner, rotisserie and sink. A private full size toilet and bluetooth stereo system are also on board for your use.  Please note seafood and nut products can/have been used by patrons on the BBQ plate.  BOAT HIRE RATES Cruise Options Mini – 3 Hours – $297 Midi – 5 Hours – $385 Deluxe – 8 Hours – $440 Custom/longer hours also available with boats returned at least 1 hr before sunset (subject to change depending on the season) – please call us to discuss this option as custom rates are subject to negotiation.      **plus $100 security deposit, refundable subject to the Terms and Conditions contained in TGBB’s Boat Hire Agreement. Hire rates include 8.5kg LPG gas bottle, BBQ tools, 25L fuel, water for amenities, adult life jackets, chairs, table, toilet paper and garbage bin liners. BOOK NOW www.tgbb.com.au or call 0413 345 000         

Tea Gardens Ferry Service

Embark on daily ferry excursions aboard the YKNOT Catamaran between Nelson Bay and Tea Gardens, seven days a week. Enjoy the spacious deck, remarkable stability, and panoramic views of scenic Port Stephens. Perfect for cruising, you might even spot dolphins! Refresh with on-board tea and coffee.   Please arrive at least 15 minutes prior to departure. Bookings are ESSENTIAL for all services. Book your seats online or call Teresa on 0411 388 380 to book and pay over the phone. For Nelson Bay departures. Head to Dock C, D’Albora Marina at 6 Teramby Road Nelson Bay. Dock C is located at the gangway next to the blue Bay Booking Office. For Tea Gardens departures. Ferry wharf is located at 93 Marine Drive, across from Tea Gardens Hotel. Please arrive 15 minutes before departure. Journey is 1 hour each way (30 mins across the bay, 30 mins up the Myall River). Call 0411 388 380 to book. 

Lazy Paddles

Whether you would like to paddle for a few hours or the whole day, if you would like a double or a single kayak, a sit-on or a sit-in kayak, or a stand up paddle board, Lazy Paddles can get you on the water. We launch into the Myall River at Tea Gardens or we can deliver a kayak or SUP to the location of your choice (delivery charges may apply). Paddle with dolphins. Explore the mangrove forests of the Myall River or leisurely cruise through Myall Lakes National Park. See amazing bird and marine life. Immerse yourself in nature. Take a picnic breakfast or lunch. Bring your camera and fishing rod. Paddle as hard or as easy as you like. Kayaks require only a few centimetres of water. With a kayak you can reach beautiful places that most watercraft cannot, and without the noise pollution and destructive wake associated with motor-boats.

Hawks Nest Golf Club

Hawks Nest Golf Club is a Clubs NSW Registered Club that operates from 10am Monday to Friday and from 9.30am on weekends. The Club has Bar, TAB and Keno facilities, a restaurant and cafe, function rooms, takeaway alcohol with bags of ice and two Courtesy Buses to pick you up and drop you home. The amazing, championship-rated golf course is just 40 minutes from Newcastle International Airport, one hour up the road from Newcastle and 2.5 hours straight up the freeway from Sydney. Flanked by the Pacific Ocean on one side and the Myall River on the other, Hawks Nest is a little piece of paradise that you must discover for yourself. Don’t take our word for it. Hawks Nest Golf Club History Local golf enthusiasts formed Hawks Nest Golf Club in 1963, however it was not until the early 1970s when land was leased from the Great Lakes Council, that volunteers commenced clearing and construction of the first 9 holes. The course was extended to 12 holes in 1986 and then to 18 holes in 1989. Today, the golf course has a reputation as one of the premier golf courses on the North Coast of New South Wales. In 1977 the original Clubhouse was built and a liquor license granted. Since then the Clubhouse has undergone several extensions and renovations, most recently an internal refurbishment in 2021.