Great Lakes

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Just 3 hours north of Sydney, Myall, Smiths and Wallis Lakes offer a multitude of options to discover on your next holiday or short break on the north coast of NSW.

Sparkling waterways

Less than 3 hours north of Sydney, you’ll find the Great Lakes – a region defined by water, stretching from Forster in the north, through Pacific Palms and Seal Rocks to Hawks Nest in the south and inland to Stroud. With 145 kilometres of breathtaking coastline, a glittering mosaic of crystal clear waterways; stunning National Parks and historic rural hinterland, ribboned with streams and rivers – the Great Lakes is a nature lover’s paradise. It has everything you need to create the ultimate holiday or short break and memories that will last a lifetime.

The Great Lakes has an incredible and unique triple lakes system found nowhere else in Australia. Myall, Smiths and Wallis Lakes offer a multitude of options to experience. Stay along the edge or on them; enjoy a coffee lakeside, paddle, swim, boat, and fish.

Myall Lakes National Park

Internationally recognised for its wetland ecology the Park is a spectacular blend of lakes, coastal forests, pristine beaches, historic lighthouse and a huge sand dune system. Offering unending opportunities for adventure – from kayaking and fishing to bush walking and cycling.

Dazzling coastline and beaches

Renowned for its beaches where you could walk for hours and not see a soul, Great Lakes offers the best surfing. Some are protected and perfect for families while others are so remote you can only get there by boat.