Myall Lakes National Park, NSW
The perfect weekend getaway for the outdoor adventurer, Myall Lakes is a watering hole of activities, from fishing and boatiing to 4WDing and hiking.
Three hours’ drive from Sydney, you’ll find the wonders of the Myall Lakes District to quench your thirst for an overwhelming amount of great outdoors activities.
Things to do at Myall Lakes
Myall Lakes offers countless opportunities for canoeing and kayaking, boating and fishing, 4WDing and bushwalking. The park homes more than 40kms of beaches that offer good surf and swim spots for you, your mates, the kids and your wheels.
Getting there is a pleasure rather than a chore and there are a few options that essentially lead you to a glistening blue paradise. Upon arrival you’ll find lots of great campgrounds that host trailers, caravans, motorhomes, and even boats.
The drive through the northern section of Myall Lakes National Park includes the oceanfront, with beach driving access at Seal Rocks and the lakeside picnic and the camping area at Violet Hill. There is also a longer stretch for beach driving on the oceanfront at Lighthouse Beach.
On the way to Violet Hill it is worth taking left at Lakes Way to the Grandis, NSW’s tallest tree — a 76m giant gum.
Most of the Myall Lakes are surrounded by the Myall Lakes National Park, which gives option for many bushwalking trails around the lakefront and through the coast. To name a few: The Dark Point Walk; Waterholes Walk; Wildflower Walk; Brambles Green-Tamboy Walk and Old Dune Walk. Further south the Yacaaba Headland Walk provides spectacular views of the entire Myall Lakes region.
Myall Lakes camping
No bookings can be made for the camping areas within Myall Lakes National Park, except for the Broughton Island campground where bookings are essential. Bombah Broadwater is the most popular campgrounds at Mungo Brush, Dees Corner and White Tree Bay.
Myall Lakes itinerary
Day 1: 4WDing
Head straight to Myall River to explore the giant sand dunes at Dark Point or go beach 4WDing at Lemontree or Mungo before returning back for the night by the campfire.
Day 2: Hiking
From Sugarloaf Point to Shelley Beach you can take a hike along the Old Gibber track, launch your boat from Hearts Point or stay the night at Sugarloaf Point Lighthouse. Sugarloaf Point is also popular for beach driving.
Day 3: Mountain Biking
Take your mountain bike or hire one and ride the fantastic back roads of the Hawkesbury River region before exploring the beach side tracks of the mid north coast. Or if water is more your thing get the kayak out and choose between the freshwater or saltwater options close by.