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Local Attraction


The Great Lakes region stretches over 145 kilometres of shoreline, from Tea Gardens and Hawks Nest on Port Stephens , to the tidal lakes and white sand beaches of Forster and Tuncurry in the north. Barrington Tops' wilderness, in the west, overlooks rich green farmland.

Pristine beaches, rivers and waterways, dense forests and a magnificent hinterland make the Great Lakes an idyllic holiday destination.

The Great lakes brim with holiday adventure all year round.

The Great Lakes region is endowed with clear clean waters of the Myall, Smiths and Wallis Lakes where visitors can indulge in sailing, fishing, canoeing, windsurfing, skiing, or houseboating.

The Shallow salt water of Wallis Lake is one of the largest Oyster producing areas in New South Wales.

Inland, take in breathtaking views, dramatic mountains, clear fast rivers, peaceful hidden valleys and the quaint little villages of Gloucester country.

The Myall Lakes National Park is a vast, shallow expanse of paperbark-ringed lakes which are a natural refuge for pelicans, sea eagles, kangaroos and koalas and the perfect location for fishing, canoeing and leisurely holidays.

The twin towns of Forster and Tuncurry are linked by a bridge spanning the Wallis Lake. The area is renowned for its fishing as well as oysters and prawns.

Tea Gardens and Hawks Nest are joined across the Myall River's mouth by the singing bridge. Over the bridge at Hawks Nest is the Koala Reserve, part of a wildlife corridor to Myall Lakes National Park.