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Geebung picnic area

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Alerts for Crowdy Bay National Park: closed areas, fire bans

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Updated: 01/11/2014 12:01 AM

“I dived into those crystal waves and felt the stresses dissolve. I came up a totally different person - relaxed, revived and ready for my summer holiday.”

Nestled into the dunes, Geebung picnic area is a perfect beachside spot just north of popular Diamond Head campground, in Crowdy Bay National Park. Only a short stroll to the golden crescent sands of Dunbogan Beach, spend the day swimming, surfing and fishing on the beautiful Mid-North coast.

After you’ve worked up an appetite, stroll back and tuck into a picnic feast at the shaded tables. The surrounding heath erupts in colour during spring with wildflowers and delicate ground orchids. The area is famous for Christmas bells in the summer months.

If you’re after a walk, head south along the beach to Diamond Head loop walk. Keep an eye out for whales during their annual migration as humpbacks, and occasionally, the much rarer southern right whale, can be spotted.

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Getting there

Getting there:

Geebung picnic area is in the northern section of Crowdy Bay National Park. It is located just off Diamond Head Road close to the northern park entrance.

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Vehicle access:

Unsealed road/trail - 2WD vehicles - All weather

Parking:

Parking is available at Geebung picnic area.

Important info

Facilities:

  • Gas/electric barbecues (free)
  • Carpark
  • Picnic tables
  • Non-flush toilets

You should know:

  • Remember to take your binoculars if you want to birdwatch or whale watch
  • Strong rips and currents may be present at Dunbogan Beach, so take care in the water and please supervise children at all times. This beach is only patrolled during the summer months
  • You'll need to bring your own drinking water
  • Firewood and ice are available at the park office at Diamond Head campground
  • A current NSW recreational fishing licence is required when fishing in all waters

Fees:

Vehicle entry fee: $7 per vehicle per day.

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Crowdy Bay National Park

closed areas

Diamond Head campground update
Please note Diamond Head campground no longer allows fires directly on the ground. Fire pits, which are a container that hold the fire off the ground, are to be used. It's a good idea to bring your own as there are a small number of pits available for hire from the caretakers office.
A minimum site fee of two persons applies per site. A maximum of 8 persons per site including children.
Locations affected: Diamond Head campground, Mermaid lookout track

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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Gum trees. Photo: Debby McGerty