- Centre Of The Myall Lakes - A Wonderland of Lakes,
Mountains, Forests and Beaches - Ecotourism Paradise
Reality International, Bulahdelah)
Recreation in Bulahdelah and Myall Lakes National
Park is as varied as the region's scenery. Whether
it is bushwalking, mountain climbing, fishing, sailing,
horse riding, swimming, water skiing, trail bike riding,
bird watching, or just plain relaxing, Bulahdelah
offers many outdoor recreational activities.
an hours drive from Newcastle (easy three hours north
of Sydney on the Pacific Highway) it remains unspoilt,
yet has all the amenities which both residents and
holiday makers desire.
area embraces the Myall Lakes National Park, including
the Myall River, the Myall Lakes system, suitable
for all types of pleasure craft, and five magnificent
State Forests with numerous lookouts and trails.
is surrounded by timber mills and has a Bowling Club,
Golf Club, tennis courts, an Olympic pool, motels,
hotel and caravan park. The Highway area provides
a number of convenient fast food and fuel outlets,
while the main business centre boasts old fashioned
but comprehensive service.'
Enjoy the attractive picnic area at the base of Bulahdelah
Mountain. An invigorating walk through tall forests
to the height of Bulahdelah Mountain passes historical
workings of the ol Alunite quarries. At the summit
you are rewarded by the panoramic views of the Myall
River and Lake system to the south and the magnificent
forests to the north.
A water wonderland awaits the person who chooses to
holiday or live in Bulahdelah and environs. A boat
ramp is available in the town with deep water access
to the Myall Lakes and Port Stephens. Ocean going
yachts and cruisers make their way to Bulahdelah where
moorings, houseboats, an hire boats are available.
A public boat ramp, wharf, supplies, and food are
also available with direct access to Broadwater at
Nerong which is adjacent to the Pacific Highway 12km
south of Bulahdelah.
LAKES NATIONAL PARK
The Myall Lakes system is the largest salt/fresh water
system of the Australian east coast. Water is the
focus of activity at Myall Lakes. Sailboard riders,
canoeists, fisherman and sailors will revel in Myall's
10,000 hectares of protected waterways. This unspoiled
area abounds with bird and animal life, while native
flora grows prolifically in the semi tropical climate.
Minutes from the Lake's eastern shore are the magnificent
beaches, offering excellent beach fishing and surfing
opportunities. A short walk across the sandhills is
rewarded with magnificent escape panorama to Broughton
Located in the lush Bulahdelah State Forest only 14kms
north of Bulahdelah, off the Lakes Way via Stony Creek
Road, one can view the inspiring "Grandis",
the tallest tree in New South Wales. A short rainforest
walk provides access to this forest giant.
Nine kilometres north of Bulahdelah along the Pacific
Highway the water traveller can relax amongst the
beauty of the tall flooded Gum Forest. Clean toilets
and picnic facilities together with a forest walk
are provided within this Floral Reserve being part
of the Wang Wauk State Forest.
FOREST RAILWAY WALK
A thirty minute drive north Bulahdelah will take you
to the historic Wootton Railway Walk. This light railway
was built in the early 1990s to haul timber from the
forests west of Wootton down to the Myall Lakes, for
construction of the Sydney Harbour Bridge and Melbourne
docks. There are remnants in tact including sleepers
and cuttings along and a Trestle Bridge at the end
of the track. The walk is 6kms long and travels through
an impressive an impressive example of a beautiful
young regrowth forest. Most of the walk is a gentle
grade and has convenient picnic areas. A round trip
through the Wang Wauk State Forest passes through
majestic stands of tall timber.
A fifteen kilometre drive over forest roads leads
to the Tallwood Forest Park. Here a thirty minute
walk takes you through a tropical rainforest stand
where tree ferns, palms, orchids and unique trees
A leisurely drive east from Bulahdelah leads to Bombah
Point and the historic car ferry to Mungo Brush. Enjoy
the extensive lake views and foreshores featuring
unique Cabbage Tree Palms.
Department of Tourism, Sport and Recreation
head north, by Greg Tingle & Yvette Moore
Man Makes Property Splash, by Miller Markson
of the Bulahdelah area, NSW, Australia