Hawks Nest is one of the gateways to the magnificent Myall Lakes National Park, a network of lakes, rivers and channels. The stunning waterways are superb for recreational fishing and boating. You can take a guided tour of the Myall River with Ezy Kayaks Hawks Nest.
This tranquil area has many outstanding natural attractions. Hawks Nest Beach, also known as Bennetts Beach, is a popular white sandy stretch. At the southern end is the challenging Yacaaba Headland walking track, offering spectacular views of the national park just north of Port Stephens.
For more breathtaking coastal views, take the Dark Point walking track in the National Park. The trail winds through dunes and past middens to Dark Point Aboriginal Place, a significant gathering place for Worimi Aboriginal people for more than 4,000 years.
Accommodation options in Hawks Nest range from motels to beachside holiday parks and camping grounds. You can drive across the ‘whistling’ bridge to neighbouring Tea Gardens, another small town, where you can take a ferry to Nelson Bay for dolphin- and whale-watching cruises.