Why Hawks Nest may suit you more than Nelson Bay

Many of our guests who stay at The Boathouse have never been to Hawks Nest before.

We hear that they have been using Google to search for places to stay on the south side of Port Stephens, such as Nelson Bay or Shoal Bay. Then, they stumble across The Boathouse at Hawks Nest and never look back.

The Hawks Nest / Tea Gardens area is on the north side of Port Stephens and is about 10 minutes by boat or about 45 minutes by local ferry. The ferry’s a great cheap way to go dolphin watching, and the ferry drivers ignore the time table to divert to dolphin spot, much to their passengers delight.

There are plenty of cafes and restaurants in Hawks Nest and Tea Gardens, with most in Tea Gardens being on the Myall riverfront. But if you’re after a commercial holiday destination, you would be better served by South Port Stephens.

Our love of Hawks Nest is the deserted white sand beaches, the clear clean waters and the abundance of nature, birdlife and wildlife, and the easy access to the waterway for fishing and boating.

So if your idea of a holiday is a morning beach walk or bike ride, followed by breakfast at a café on the river; maybe a round of golf or a spot of fishing; then a bucket of prawns from the local fish co-op on the deck back at the house; an afternoon nap on the sun loungers, and a dip in the bay around the corner to refresh you for the evening barby; then I think The Boathouse at Hawks Nest will suit you just fine.

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