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An ideal path for walking or cycling, this easy track traces the edge of Bombah Broadwater in the southern section of Myall Lakes National Park, just to the north of Port Stephens. The walking track leads to Tamboi picnic area and the historic fishing village of Tamboi, which is situated across the river.
Tamboi walking track passes through tall swamp forests, where you'll see cabbage palms and paperbarks as well as swamp mahogany. Look for the startling swamp lilies with their spray of leaves and magnificent white flowers in early summer.
Myall Lakes National Park protects a diversity of forests and lake systems which attracts masses of migratory birds, so bring your binoculars for some excellent birdwatching. Spine tailed swifts are often seen in the skies above in summer, however they rarely land. You might also see white egrets, grebes and kingfishers. For a longer hike continue pass Tamboi along the Mungo walking track.
About the region
Myall Lakes National Park, on the north coast not far from Newcastle, features one of the State’s largest coastal lake systems that offers countless opportunities for canoeing and kayaking, boating and fishing. The park also boasts more than 40kms of beaches that offer some good swimming and surfing spots. You can visit for a daytrip to enjoy a barbecue or picnic and some walking, but it’s better to come for the weekend or longer to enjoy all that the park has to offer. There are lots of great campgrounds, some large and some small, including campsites for tents, trailers, caravans, motorhomes, and even boats, so you’re bound to find the perfect site to suit your needs. If camping is not your style, you can book in to the heritage listed accommodation at Sugarloaf Point Lighthouse.
Tamboi walking track starts at Mungo Brush campground in the Bombah Broadwater precinct of Myall Lakes National Park. To get there:From Hawks Nest, follow Mungo Brush Road for approximately 25km and follow the signs to the campground.From Bulahdelah:From the Pacific Highway, take Bombah Point Road (unsealed) to the ferry crossingCross the water with Bombah Point ferry and continue along Mungo Brush Road for approximately 5kmThe campground is on the right hand side shortly after Dees Corner campground.If you're travelling on the Bombah Point ferry, see the the prices here. Parking Parking is available at Mungo Brush campground.
Toilets and picnic facilities are available at Mungo Brush campground
Remember to take your binoculars if you want to birdwatch
It's a good idea to put sunscreen on before you set out and remember to take a hat and take plenty of water
Visit NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service for more information on this trail.
The longitude and latitude of the start and end points are approximately only and should not be used for navigation purposes. Please contact me if you know the correct coordinates.