We're 2.5 hours north of Sydney in the 
Myall Lakes National Park Between the towns 
of Seal Rocks, Hawks Nest & Bulahdelah.

Thousands of hectares of unspoilt National Park provide the perfect environment for some of Australia's most diverse and abundant wildlife to flourish. Visitors to the area may see everything from sea eagles, pelicans and egrets to wallabies, kangaroos, bandicoots, goannas and even the occasional koala. The area also hosts one of Australia's largest and most interesting coastal lake systems as well as protected waterways, wetlands and more than 40 kilometres of spectacular unbroken beaches.

 

Of the region's many lakes, Myall Lake, Wallis Lake, and Smiths Lake are the largest and cover more than 10,000 hectares. The lake system was created after the last Ice Age less than 6,000 years ago when sea levels rose and flooded much of the low-lying coastal land. The surrounding Melaleuca trees (commonly known as "tea trees" and famous for their oil) give the lakes their "tea" colouration, and may be up to 300 years old. 

Myall Lakes National Park, of 44,000 hectares, which borders the Bombah Point Eco Cottages property on three sides, includes the largest and oldest sand dune system in New South Wales. The hind dunes were formed more than 100,000 years ago after an earlier Ice Age and now huge trees grow in their mineral-rich sand. This sand was extensively mined up until the 1970's when public protest stopped it and Myall Lakes National Park was created. There are numerous Aboriginal sites hidden in the dunes and visitors can find themselves wandering through expansive areas of stone tools, bones and shell deposits that were hidden for thousands of years and only recently revealed by shifting sands. These sites are heralded as some of the most significant and extensive sites in coastal NSW and are protected. 

A short drive north is Seal Rocks, an old fishing village, where whales and dolphins can be found frolicking in the surf and visitors marvel at the spectacularly beautiful lighthouse - built in 1875 and officially known as Sugarloaf Point Lighthouse - which overlooks an unspoilt beach and the group of offshore rocky outcrops which give the area its name. 

Port Stephens, the picturesque bay that provides water views for Tea Gardens, Hawks Nest and Nelson Bay, is also quite well known for its marine visitors, particularly the seasonal whales. It also has the largest permanent population of dolphins on the east coast, more than 200, offering visitors a 99% chance of seeing them on a Dolphin Watch ferry trip. 

The region also includes Booti Booti National Park, Wallingat National Park and Tomaree National Park as well as several State Forests suitable for 4WD touring.

Directions Heading North from Newcastle/Sydney

- Take the Bulahdelah exit from the National Highway to Myall Lakes National Park
- Turn right after the bridge onto Crawford st then veer left along Anne St
- Continue along Bombah Point rd for 10 minutes (9.4kms) along a sealed & dirt road. 
- The entrance to Bombah Point Eco cottages is signmaked on left, proceed to reception

Directions Heading South (Brisbane/Byron Bay/Coffs Harbour, Taree)

- Take the Bulahdelah exit from the National Highway north of Bulahdelah
- Cross over the highway and exit the roundabout left towards Bulahdelah
- Continue on the old highway past the petrol stations
- Turn left at Crawford st before the bridge then veer left into Ann street
- Continue for 10 minutes along a mix of dirt & sealed road
- The entrance to Bombah Point Eco cottages is signmaked on left, proceed to reception

Distances from Bombah Point Eco Cottages

* Sydney (from the start of the F3 Fwy): 2.5 hours Google Maps directions
* Newcastle: 95 km 
* Newcastle Airport: 50 min drive Check flights
* Bulahdelah: 9.4 km
* Nelson Bay: 110 km 
* Hunter Valley (Cessnock): 115 km 
* Forster (via Lakes Way): 70 km 
* Barrington Tops National Park: 2 hour drive 
* Hawks Nest: 32 km 
* Tea Gardens: 34 km 
* Seal Rocks: 40 km
* 30 minute bush walk to the Myall Lakes shores

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