“A Festival Celebrating the Natural Environment of the Myall Coast”


A weekend of mostly outdoor activities making the most of the balmy spring weather and the stunning beauty of the wildflowers and waterways of the Myall.


The Hawks Nest Wildside Festival is a Community Event, a weekend of activities featuring guided walks through the  spectacular wildflowers and the natural environment surrounding the Hawks Nest Area……

We hope you will come along and enjoy the best that the Myall Region can offer.


Click here for the Program


Friday 11th September

¨ Golf on the Wildside Hawks Nest Golf Course from 8:00am for 8:30am start - $26 includes lunch

¨ Night Spotlighting Walk (1-1˝ Hours) Friday night led by Christian Patteson – Walk leaves from Hawks Nest Newsagency 7pm - FREE


Saturday 12th September

Displays in Community Hall Park -FREE

RFS fire engine, Myall Community Art and Craft, National Parks “hands on”, Lionesses: bric-a-brac, Wildflowers, Wildlife Rescue, GLC Water Catchment, Community Technology/Visitor Information Centre, kids play activities, face painting,


PLUS (inside the Community Hall)

¨ photography competition display

¨ Galleries in the Gardens Art Exhibition

¨ Wildflowers


TALKS in the “Old Library” - FREE

¨ What weed is that 10:00am

¨ Koala Talk (Old Library) 11:00am

¨ Wildlife Rescue talk (Old Library) 11:30am



¨ What Weed is that 10:45am

¨ Koala Spotting Walk (from Old Library) 11:45am

¨ Michael Rowe Memorial Wildflower Walk (National Park Boundary) 2:00pm


Refreshments (Park outside Hawks Nest Community Hall)

¨ Red Cross tea/coffee & scones

¨ Lions Club Sausage Sizzle from 11:00am


Entertainers - Music - In the park outside Hawks Nest Community Hall - FREE

¨ Myall Coast Ukestra 12:00pm

¨ St. Josephs School Choir 12:45pm

¨ Tea Gardens School & Community Band 1:30p


Family Entertainment - 5.30pm at Tea Gardens Hotel -

                                             Entertainment and meals (kids eat free)

Sunday 13th September



¨   Paddle on the Wildside with Lazy Paddles (9:00am) Anzac Park, Marine Drive, Tea Gardens.

Join us for a FREE 1 hr tour of the lower Myall River from Tea Gardens. Paddle through the mangroves and see the local wildlife up close.

Bring your own kayak or hire one from us ($15 single, $25 double). Everyone welcome, bookings essential. Call 0412 832 220.


Bush Regen – Bushcare Major Day Out (9:30am) meet opposite pharmacy,

                      Tuloa Avenue, Hawks Nest – FREE


Guided Walk - commencing from the Community Hall – FREE

¨ Swan Bay Wildflowers, Bush Food and Remedies (10.30am) FREE



Festival Inquiries: Ian Morphett Phone 0410 536 556 or e-mail: ianmorphett@gmail.com.


Special Wildside Festival accommodation packages are available at:

1. Tea Gardens Country Club & Motel, Special Package deal for the weekend $90 per travellers room on a triple share basis (or)  $100 per queen room on a twin share basis.

Ţ Prices include continental breakfast in dining room, free Wi-Fi, BBQ area, swimming pool.

Ţ Special courtesy bus arrangements can be made for wildside guests attending the Festival.

Ţ When booking people need to quote this special Wildside Accommodation Package Tel: 4997 0911 Motel or Club 4997 0250


2. First National Real Estate Hawks Nest -  Phone: 49970262 email :mail@hawksnestrealestate.com.au 


Hawks Nest Motel – www.hawksnestmotel.com.au, (02) 4997 1166

Hawks Nest Beach Holiday Park 1800 072 244


Jimmys Beach Holiday Park - 1800 662 209


Bombah Point Eco Cottages www.bombah.com.au phone 4997 4401


Monster Flora and Fauna Photo Competition

Entries to the Myall Coast Messenger - myallcoastmessenger@gmail.com

Entries Close 5pm Wednesday 9th September

Click here for more details


Friday 11th Saturday 12th and Sunday 13th September 2015

Wild Side Festival

Celebrating the natural environment of the Myall Coast www.wildsidefestival.com.au