The Lakes Way is a coastal tourist route of 77km in length, beginning 9km south of Taree and ending 5km east of Bulahdelah. The scenic drive passes through pretty beach and lakeside communities and is a peaceful change from the busy highways.
Pacific Palms is just south of the national park and offers lakeside views from the road on the way into town. Opposite the lake are the beaches which are stunning. Elizabeth and Boomerang Beaches are very similar with prominent headlands and gorgeous scenery to boot.