Thousands of hectares of unspoilt National Park provides 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 fresh-water coastal lake systems as well as protected waterways, wetlands and more than 40 kilometres of spectacular unbroken beaches.
Discover giant sand dunes littered with ancient Aboriginal middens and tools, surf or snorkel at one of a dozen secluded beaches, then grab some fresh fish & chips or enjoy a bbq picnic on the edge of the Myall River, before taking a dip at one of the white-sand beaches of the region.
Kayak & swim in the tea tree lakes, pick some fresh herbs from the garden, then relax with a good book in your treehouse hammock.
Walk to the lighthouse at Seal Rocks followed by a beach picnic or coffee on the shores of Smiths Lake.
Stop by a market on your way, grab some cheese & wine to enjoy on your verandah as you watch the sunset, then indulge in a meal made with local produce in front of your log fire before jumping into a rainwater spa bath.
The Great Lakes is developing a reputation for great produce, it's super fresh and we are more than happy to help you find the best local produce for your plate.
Try some local oysters, Myall prawns, local lobster, sea mullet, flathead and black fish at the "old school" Tea Gardens Fish Co-Op.
Pick up some country specialties from the local rural town of Bulahdelah - pies at the local pub, Bulahdelah "high top" at the bakery, home smoked bacon, gourmet sausages and local grass-fed beef at the Barry Brothers butcher - take a picnic basket full of fresh produce to a secluded beach on the lake's edge.
Fresh produce is seasonal, so we suggest asking what's on offer when you're booking. We've got some great tips, like a 5 minute detour to Karuah on your way to Bombah will get you some fresh oysters direct from the farm.
Buy some artisan cheese to enhance you freshly picked organic produce from Burraduc Buffalo Farm.