Nature’s Calendar

The wildlife is abundant here at Myall Shores. Each day you can expect to see native animals right on your doorstep. We are passionate about the wildlife and encourage others to enjoy and respect the animals as we do.

Myall Lakes includes a Ramsar Wetland of International Importance, as well as 40km of beaches, giant sand dunes and forest.

Myall Lakes National Park supports 41 species of mammals including kangaroos, wallabies, bandicoots, native mice, antechinuses, bats, and the spotted-tailed quoll. An endangered koala population lives around the Tea Gardens/Hawks Nest area and extends into the southern area of the park, along with a resident pair at Myall Shores Holiday Park.

A significant populations of birds frequent the Myall Lakes wetlands, including black swans, egrets, herons, white-breasted sea eagles, whistling kites, black-necked storks, little terns, osprey and many others. Whilst smaller in size than Kakadu National Park, Myall Lakes has as many if not more bird species. It’s also home to the Grandis, a 76m high flooded gum – one of the tallest trees in NSW.

Myall Shores is a nature lover’s sanctuary and regardless of what time of the year you visit there is always so much to see. We often get asked what time of year is best to visit. This may seem like an easy question to answer but it really depends on what type of interaction you are hoping for. The information below may help you to decide.

Ocean, lake and estuary based wildlife

January February March April May June July August September October November December
Dolphins
Whales
Flathead
Bream
Taylor
Whiting
Salmon
Mullet
Estuary Perch
Squid
Luderick
Mulloway
Mud Crabs
Turtles

*Unfortunately, we cannot guarantee sightings of wildlife or marine life.

Land based wildlife

January February March April May June July August September October November December
Kangaroo
Possum
Sugar Gliders
Dingos
Goannas
Koala
Wallabies
Bandicoots
Antechinus

*Unfortunately, we cannot guarantee sightings of wildlife or marine life.

Sky based wildlife

January February March April May June July August September October November December
Tawny Frog Mouth
Spoon Bills
Fairywrens
Night Herons
Pelicans
Pacific Black Ducks
Blue Faced
Honey Eaters
Sea Eagles
Whistling Kite
Azure Kingfisher
Kookaburra
Fantails
Whipbirds
Flycatchers
Cuckooshrikes
Black Swan
Shearwaters
Cormorants
Petrels

*Unfortunately, we cannot guarantee sightings of wildlife or marine life.

Wild flowers

January February March April May June July August September October November December
Dilwynea
Dwarf Purple Flag
Flannel Flower
Guniea Flower
Orchid
Pink Wax Flower
Pinnate Boronia
Wedding Bush
Wedge Pea

*Unfortunately, we cannot guarantee sightings of wildlife or marine life.