Experience an exotic safari style riverside bush retreat in Hawks Nest
Sitting on the deck of a Glamping Tent at Myall River Camp, a sense of calm washes over you. Mangroves cast green shadows over the river, just like an exotic safari in a faraway location.
This natural haven is Myall River Camp located at Hawks Nest, just an hour north of Newcastle on the NSW Mid North Coast. The Camp has just opened a stunning trio of Safari-style glamping tents, enabling guests to immerse themselves in nature, without foregoing comfort or style. Think dreamy four poster beds and private bathrooms with hot showers and botanical toiletries.
Much of the furniture and joinery is made from reclaimed timber. The off-grid tents are powered by their own solar hub, providing an authentic nature-based experience with Selina Nichols of Myall River Camp explaining,
“The interior of each tent is unique and has its own layout and décor celebrating the Camp’s wildlife. The tents are brimming with character with upcycled lights, vintage pieces and local art.”
The tents literally have everything you need including a kitchen, living/dining area and different styles of beds including a cosy nook. Two of the tents accommodate four guests, and the largest six. “We really want to encourage friends or family groups to book all three tents,” Mrs Nichols said. “The booking of the trio - for up to 12 people - gives exclusive use of the private, glamping section of the riverfront."
"It’s an incredibly special place to connect with others and with nature. The area has a private river access point and the view from the sunken lounges at the front of the tents is mesmerising,”
Myall River Camp has hosted generations of nature enthusiasts keen to experience the spacious, unpowered campsites located along the riverfront and in the bushland. Favourite activities include fishing, kayaking, SUPing, boating, bushwalking and swimming from the riverside beach. Sitting around a fire-pit under a sparkling night sky caps-off a great day in nature.
The Camp is a stone’s throw from Myall Lakes National Park with stunning offshore islands, forests and glistening white, sandy beaches. The nearby twin-towns of Tea Gardens and Hawks Nest have a laid-back coastal charm and have a wide array of shops, pubs, clubs, eateries and even a championship-rated golf course.
Another new offering at Myall River Camp is two charming Tiny Houses on wheels constructed from recycled materials. Nestled in a secluded setting in a corner of the campground, they are filled with all the comfort you could possibly need in nature, including a queen-sized bed and hot showers. Pre-loved suitcases store glassware and spoons have been repurposed for kitchen handles. Old pennies are inlaid in the woodwork – for good luck! With their own fire-pits, these are a perfect couples escape.
Whether you stay in a spacious Campsite, Tiny House or in the private Glamping area, spotting wildlife is one of the most memorable experiences of any stay, with Selina explaining,
“Everyone loves seeing bottlenose dolphins along the river in front of the Camp,
"I think the dolphins love visiting us as much as our Campers and Glampers do! There really is nothing better than holidaying in your own backyard when the experience is so unique,” she said.
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