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Bateau Bay Beach picnic area

Wyrrabalong National Park

Overview

Come to relax at Bateau Bay Beach picnic area, close to The Entrance and The Coast walking track. It’s well located for swimming and fishing, with barbecues nearby.

Type
Picnic areas
Where
Wyrrabalong National Park
Accessibility
Medium
Price
Free
Please note
  • Strong rips and currents may be present at this beach – take care in the water and please supervise children at all times.
  • Drinking water is not available at this location so you’ll need to bring your own supply
  • It can be a busy place on the weekend, so parking might be limited
  • Toilet facilities are located at the southern end of the beach
  • A current NSW recreational fishing licence is required when fishing in all waters

Whether you’re enjoying a family picnic or pausing on driving trip for a quiet cuppa – Bateau Bay Beach picnic area is the ideal spot.

Positioned behind the north end of the beach, this picnic spot is very sheltered from the elements and large trees keep it nicely shaded, but there are also parts that catch the sun in winter.

Remember to bring your towel – one look at the beach and you’re sure to want a swim or to dip your toes in at least. It’s also a good spot for fishing or snorkelling and children will love to explore the rock pools. When you’ve been for a swim and polished off your lunch, why not take a short scenic walk along The Coast walking track and take in the view from Crackneck lookout?

For directions, safety and practical information, see visitor info

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Park info

  • in Wyrrabalong National Park in the Sydney and surrounds region
  • Wyrrabalong National Park is open sunrise to sunset but may have to close at times due to poor weather or fire danger.

    Crackneck lookout is closed from 8pm to 5.30am daylight savings time and 6pm to 5.30am at other times.

    Pelican Beach Road lookout is closed  from 8pm to 5.30am daylight savings time, and 6pm to 5.30am at other times.
     

    • Lake Munmorah
      (02) 4972 9000
      Contact hours: 8.30am-4pm Monday to Friday
    • Blue Wren Drive, Munmorah State Conservation Area
    • Fax: (02) 4972 9055
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Shores of Bateau Bay, Wyrrabalong National Park. Photo: John Spencer