• Driftwood


  • 21 Margaret Street Hawks Nest NSW 2324
    • 4
    • 2
    • 9
    • on strret
    • 1
      Pet Friendly
  • From $ 171 per night

With its beautiful stretch of sand backed by wild dunes, Hawks Nest is a classic Aussie seaside destination, offering water sports, boating, fishing and surfing as well as an impressive smattering of cafes, restaurants and galleries to reflect its chilled coastal vibe. Just a few hours north of Sydney, the town is accessed via a bridge across the Myall River from Tea Gardens, the gateway to the Myall Lakes National Park in all its watery and bushland glory. Separated from Port Stephens by the prominent Yacaaba Headland, Hawks Nest is best defined by its spectacular ocean beach, which is patrolled at the southern end (also known as Bennett's Beach). Meanwhile, on the bayside, tranquil Jimmy's Beach offers sheltered areas for children to play in and is popular with picnickers. For a sensational overview of the region, take the challenging, 6km Yacaaba Headland Walking Track, ascending 228m from Bennett's Beach through tall open forest and a rocky ridgeline to the summit. From the top, you can see as far as Seal Rocks and Barrington Tops, while out to sea, Cabbage Tree Island protects the only known breeding colony of the endangered Gould's Petrel. Follow the Dark Point Walking Track through the dunes to discover Dark Point Aboriginal Place, a rocky headland overlooking Broughton Island that served as a ceremonial and feasting place for Worimi people for more than 4,000 years. You can also extend this walk by continuing onto the Mungo Walking Track, a 21km hike through the Myall Lakes National Park that takes in Aboriginal and post-colonial heritage sites as well as a diversity of landscapes. The many moods of the tranquil Myall River unfold on a guided kayak tour with Ezy Kayaks Hawks Nest or Lazy Paddles. You can also hire a kayak or stand up paddle board for self-exploration, paddling along the river to the remote Engels Reach Picnic Area or Pipers Creek Picnic Area for a scenic lunch. With its stretch of riverside cafes and restaurants, Tea Gardens is the place to head for a seafood dinner or casual lunch. The iconic Tillermans is the longest-operating restaurant on the NSW North Coast, focusing on regional cuisine; while Tea Gardens Boatshed is a popular meeting place for breakfast and lunch. Perfect for a beachside escape or family holiday, Hawks Nest is around three hours' drive north of Sydney, 45min from Newcastle Airport and 90min from Taree Airport. Coach services also run from Sydney via Newcastle. You can make this a memorable stop on a North Coast road trip.

Arrival & Departure

Check in

02:00 PM

Check out

10:00 AM


  • Parking
  • Air Conditioning
  • Furnished
  • Pet Friendly
  • Smoke Alarm
  • Near Beach
  • Laundry
  • Dishwasher
  • Washing Machine
  • Dryer
  • Ironing Board
  • Kitchen
  • Oven
  • Microwave
  • Stove
  • BBQ
  • TV
  • Toaster
  • Wi-Fi
  • Bedrooms

    • Bedroom 1

      1 x king

    • Bedroom 2

      1 x queen

    • Bedroom 3

      1 x queen

    • Bedroom 4

      3 singles

  • Bathrooms

    • Bathroom 1

      1 bath, shower, toilet

    • Bathroom 2

      1 shower, toilet


Modern kitchen with microwave and dishwasher


Large open plan lounge area with TV

Dining Area

Timber dining setting

Family Area

Bedroom 4 - 1 set of single bunk beds and 1 single


Plenty of off street parking


You will need to bring your own linen (including towels) toiletries and basic cleaning products. Linen available for hire from Tea Gardens Laundry 4997-1422.


Large outside deck great for entertaining

Beach Access

Close to Bennetts Beach and Jimmys Beach



Special Items

Split system airconditioning Pets are not permitted inside the property; this property has a fully fenced yard. Only well behaved pets allowed. We do not accept school leaver groups or party groups. The number of occupants must not exceed the number of persons that the property sleeps. No bookings will be made to persons under 25 years of age, identity checks are carried out upon arrival. We require all guest to complete a Hawks Nest Beach Realty guest registration form before arrival. Please be advised should issues with the wifi require a technician it may take some time to rectify due to location. All guest must ensure they abide by the NSW Short-Term Holiday Code of Conduct Regulations. Guest can find a full copy of the legislation Code of Conduct under Holidays on our agency website.



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