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Bongil picnic area

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Alerts for Bongil Bongil National Park: fire bans

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Updated: 01/11/2014 12:01 AM

“My mum makes the best picnic lunches ever. After lunch we went stand-up paddle boarding, I only fell off once.”

Bongil picnic area, on the banks of Bonville creek is great spot to kick back and relax. This grassy clearing is surrounded by tall, pencil-straight blackbutt trees.

Enjoy a family picnic under the shelter or on the grass in the shade of the trees. You might be lucky to see a koala or swamp wallaby. After a tasty barbecue lunch, you can check out the North Bank walking track, or head to the pontoon for a spot of fishing or to explore the park by canoe or kayak.

If you’d like to admire the view of the Bonville creek from a distance, the viewing platform has a couple of seats and makes a peaceful place to sit. 

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Getting there

Getting there:

South of Coffs Harbour:

  • Take the Bonville exit from the Pacific Highway onto Pine Creek Way
  • Turn into Williams Road north of Bonville
  • Bongil picnic area is at the end of Williams Road

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Vehicle access:

Sealed road - 2WD vehicles - All weather

Parking:

Parking is available at Bongil picnic area.

Important info

Facilities:

  • Gas/electric barbecues
  • Carpark
  • Lookout
  • Picnic tables
  • Non-flush toilets
  • Trackhead/access point

You should know:

  • Bongil picnic area is closed sunset to sunrise and locked via a boundary gate
  • Remember to bring your own drinking water as none is available at the picnic area
  • Check the weather before you set out as roads in Bongil Bongil National Park can be subject to flooding after heavy rain
  • A current NSW recreational fishing licence is required when fishing in all waters

Wheelchair access:

Medium

Assistance may be required to access this area.

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- Alerts

Bongil Bongil National Park

fire bans

A total fire ban applies in the park. (Ends Saturday 1 November)
A total fire ban has been declared by the Commissioner of the Rural Fire Service which includes this park. The total fire ban applies on Saturday 1 November for the entire 24 hour period. Total fire ban rules apply. This ban may be extended and any extension will be posted as soon as possible.
Find out more information about fire bans in parks and reserves including your responsibilities:http://www.nationalparks.nsw.gov.au/safety/fire
 

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The picnic area. Photo: Rob Cleary