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Banksia Point picnic area

New England National Park

Overview

Banksia Point picnic area, in New England National Park, is a great place to have a cuppa surrounded by the sounds of the resident superb lyrebirds.

Type
Picnic areas
Where
New England National Park
Accessibility
Medium
Price
Free
What to
bring
Hat, sunscreen, drinking water
Please note
  • The weather in this area can be extreme and unpredictable, so please ensure you’re well-prepared for your visit.
  • Remember to bring your binoculars if you want to bird watch

Banksia Point picnic area is a pleasant, grassy picnic area nestled in the forest. It's conveniently located near a trackhead that leads to walking opportunities out along and below the escarpment edge. From here, you can head off on Lyrebird walking track. You could also take the one hour Banksia Point circuit and return via Tree Fern Valley.

This pretty picnic area is a popular place to enjoy a meal, for both bushwalkers and campers staying at the nearby cabin accommodation. There's space to kick a ball around or toss a frisbee, and a sheltered picnic spot with an elevated woodfire barbecue.

For directions, safety and practical information, see visitor info

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Banksia Point picnic area, New England National Park. R Webster