Destination guide

Escape to Hawks Nest in holiday homes to rent

As one of the gateways to the magnificent Myall Lakes National Park, Hawks Nest is a destination of spectacular natural beauty and boundless adventure for travellers of all ages. From relaxing on a stretch of pristine white sand to exploring the aboriginal culture and learning more about the rich heritage, Hawks Nest holiday homes to rent put you in the centre of this vibrant area.


Activities and attractions in and around Hawks Nest

Are you hoping to find top things to see and do in the city? Although it can be tempting to stay in your comfortable holiday rental, you'll want to check out everything that makes Hawks Nest a fun place to get away to. These are some of the major attractions to put on your list, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Hawks Nest Golf Club (2.6 mi / 4.1 km)
  • Nelson Bay Golf Club (7 mi / 11.3 km)
  • Irukandji Shark & Ray Encounters (15.3 mi / 24.6 km)
  • Karuah and District Golf Club (16.1 mi / 25.9 km)
  • Port Stephens Winery (16.3 mi / 26.3 km)
  • Bulahdelah Golf Club (17.2 mi / 27.6 km)
Outdoor activities

Must-try sports near Hawks Nest holiday homes

Hawks Nest and the diverse terrain of New South Wales are the ultimate in adventure playgrounds for outdoor enthusiasts. The crystal-blue waters and lush forests are ideal for bushwalking, nature walks, climbing, canyoning, abseiling, swimming, surfing, kayaking and rafting. If you’re looking for more thrills, try adventure sports like caving, zip lining, kitesurfing, windsurfing, paragliding, hang-gliding and skydiving. If you prefer to take it slow, golfing, horseback riding, boating and fishing are also available near holiday rentals in Hawks Nest.


Seasonal weather in Hawks Nest

If you're hoping to enjoy some warm-weather activities on your holiday, January, February, December and March are the hottest months to visit, when temperatures average 27°F.

Natural highlights

Exploring the natural features in Hawks Nest

Travellers love Hawks Nest for its pristine beaches and stunning river views. Whether you're an adventurous traveller or just want to spend some time taking in the scenery, Hawks Nest is a great place to spend some time outside. These are some of the area's most stunning features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Bennetts Beach Hawks Nest (2.4 mi / 3.9 km)
  • Myall Park (2.8 mi / 4.5 km)
  • Winda Woppa Reserve (4.1 mi / 6.7 km)
  • Mount Tomaree (5.4 mi / 8.7 km)
  • Nelson Head Lighthouse (5.7 mi / 9.1 km)
  • Fly Point Marine Reserve (6.2 mi / 10 km)

Best beaches near Hawks Nest holiday homes

The beaches in Hawks Nest range from secluded and laid-back to adventurous and exciting. Holiday rentals can be found near beach destinations like Yacaaba Head, a quiet beach with a rich forest backdrop and gentle surf for children, and Dark Point, a golden beach with dramatic sand dunes and turquoise seas. You could also spend your day at Broughton Island, a small island with tranquil coves and native wildlife and birds, or Dutchmans Beach, a long, wide beach with plenty of space for sunbathing or swimming in the azure waters. For a more romantic beach experience, visit Bagnalls Beach and enjoy an intimate environment with stunning sunset views and a nearby reserve with nature trails.

How to get there

Transport to and around Hawks Nest

Fly into Newcastle, NSW (NTL-Williamtown), the closest airport, located 24.4 mi (39.3 km) from the city centre.

How to get around

Transport to Hawks Nest holiday rentals

Hawks Nest is easily accessible by many transport options. The Taree Airport is right near the centre of town, making it easy to use taxis or shuttles to travel to your holiday accommodation. You can also use car hire to have the flexibility to explore at your own pace and get to and from your holiday accommodation. With many of the beaches, nature areas and attractions nearby, you may be able to walk or bike around to take in the scenery along the way.

Food & drink 

Regional cuisine in Hawks Nest

The cuisine in Hawks Nest is a blend of several cultural influences and the rich bounty of the land and sea. Gourmet food and wine trails, tropical fruit, fine wine, craft brews and plentiful fish like barramundi, snapper, red mullet and whiting are staples in many restaurants and eateries in Hawks Nest, but they’re often crafted with a creative culinary twist for a distinctive flavour all their own. Visit one of the restaurants near your holiday accommodation to try out these Australian favourites and discover the richness of its food culture.

How many holiday accommodation are available around Hawks Nest?

Our 2020 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 1,380 holiday rentals around Hawks Nest. From 578 holiday houses to 608 flats & apartments, find unique holiday homes for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends. The best place to stay around Hawks Nest is on Stayz.

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near when travelling to Hawks Nest?

Stayz offers a large selection of holiday homes near great places in Hawks Nest. From Stayz travellers, the most popular points of interest to stay near are:

  • Bennetts Beach Hawks Nest: 1,486 holiday rentals
  • Hawks Nest Golf Club: 1,486 holiday rentals
  • Winda Woppa Reserve: 1,485 holiday rentals
  • Myall Park: 1,485 holiday rentals
  • Pelican Park: 1,486 holiday rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Hawks Nest listed on Stayz where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Houses in Hawks Nest?

Yes, of course. Stayz offers 578 Houses in Hawks Nest. Our other popular types of Hawks Nest holiday rentals include:

  • Condos/Apartments: 608 holiday houses
  • Townhouses: 130 holiday houses
  • Villas: 20 holiday houses

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other holiday rentals including Cottages and more.

Can I find a holiday accommodation with pool in Hawks Nest?

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with pool among our 291 holiday homes with pool available in Hawks Nest. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.