Situated on the northern shores of Port Stephens Bay, Hawks Nest is a township waiting to be explored. Accessible via a bridge traversing the Myall River from Tea Gardens, which serves as the entryway to the Myall Lakes National Park, this town offers an escape into nature.
For a breathtaking perspective of Hawks Nest, embark on the 6km Yacaaba Headland Walking Track. The trail, while challenging, rewards hikers with an elevation gain of 228m from Bennett's Beach. Follow tall open forest and a rugged ridgeline, the path leads to the summit. From here, the view extends as far as Seal Rocks and Barrington Tops, while the expanse of the sea reveals Cabbage Tree Island – a vital sanctuary for the endangered Gould's Petrel, housing its sole known breeding colony.