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Myall Lakes National Park

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by Sharon Higson (subscribe)
At 59 life is divine - adventure on!!
Published April 17th 2014
Come and relax
After leaving Dangar Falls, the Hunter Valley, the Blue Mountains, the Jenolan Caves and Katoomba behind, you make your way slowly down out of the Blue Mountains where you arrive at your next destination. There is no adventuring here, just relaxing and enjoying what Mother Nature has to offer, and she doesn't disappoint here at Myall Lakes National Park.

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Enter the lake area!


This large lake precinct along the coastline just north of Newcastle, NSW is stunning, rife with campgrounds and choices for you to make concerning where you want to stay, be it on the lake or near the beach. You can come for a couple days or a week, depending on how much time you have.

You are in the Myall Lakes National park where you find the Mungo Brush campground. It comes complete with power and toilet that you will find here in their grassed area under the trees.

Check out the book Camping Around New South Wales to help you make a decision.

Banksia Green camping area has no amenities and no showers but you choose to stay here anyway, preferring this site to the other. Good thing you have lots of water with you as there isn't any provided here.

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Banksia Green camp site!


According to the ranger this camping area was previously black sand making it hot and dirty for kids to play. It has since been changed to a grassed area. Once the few trees grow they will provide some shade. You were smart to bring your tarp with you.

You walk up and over the hill where a long stretch of golden sand and blue ocean introduce themselves to you. You are here during the off season so there are only 2 campers here. The place feels like it is your own.

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Pretty and scenic!


It is good for fishing, walking and photos. Swimming is left up to you, the water is rough and there are no lifesavers around.

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Fishing!


The natives come out to greet you while you are here. Two lovely Magpies walk around singing, looking for food. The Superb Fairy Wrens hop around the grass and along the fence wires, amazingly fast for ones so tiny. Because you can sit and watch you begin to realise how many birds are here. You are so happy you brought your bird field guide with you. While you are relaxing you can check out what they all are.

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The natives come to say hello!


The Goanna also makes his appearance. He is no bother as he is only looking for his favourite spot for a nap and you have been wise and haven't left garbage or food out for him to get into.

The wide open starry sky, the natural feel of the place and the miles of beach make this a restful place to stay.

You can visit the lake at Mungo Brush campground, go for a swim and cool off.

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Swim in the lake!


When you are done you can head north and cross on the ferry that shortens your journey, taking you back to the highway where you begin the push up the coast. Port Macquarie is your next port of call.

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Catch the ferry and save driving time!
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Definitely a great place to visit with the family!
by Rose (score: 1|16) 124 days ago
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