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Elizabeth Beach picnic area

Booti Booti National Park

Overview

A short drive from Forster, Elizabeth Beach picnic area offers a great spot to relax near a beach popular for swimming, surfing, and whale watching in winter.

Type
Picnic areas
Where
Booti Booti National Park
Accessibility
Medium
Price
Free
Entry fees
Park entry fees apply
What to
bring
Drinking water, hat, sunscreen
Please note
This beach is seasonally patrolled during the summer months

Framed by a scenic backdrop of the imposing Booti Hill, Elizabeth Beach is a popular spot for families, surfers and day-trippers. More intimate than the nearby Boomerang Beach, it’s a great place to throw down the towel and soak up some sun as sea eagles and shore birds glide past.

Visit in summer to make the most of the beautiful beaches, where you can swim, surf or snorkel. In winter, whales can be glimpsed migrating off the coast – so don’t forget the binoculars. All time of year is great for a bit of adventure, with the Booti Hill/Lakeside walking track threading right past.

The picnic area is just a short stroll from the beach, making it a perfect place for a leisurely barbecue by the sea. Bring a packed lunch or check out the nearby cafes for coffee and delicious fresh food.  

For directions, safety and practical information, see visitor info

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Edward River canoe and kayak trail, Murray Valley National Park. Photo: David Finnegan.

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Mountain pygmy possum (Burramys parvus). Photo: Cate Aitken

Park info

  • in Booti Booti National Park in the North Coast region
  • Booti Booti National Park is always open but may have to close at times due to poor weather or fire danger.

  • Park entry fees:

    $8 per vehicle per day. The park has coin-operated pay and display machines - please bring correct coins.

    Buy an annual pass.
    • Great Lakes (Pacific Palms)
      (02) 6591 0300
      Contact hours: 8.30am-4.30pm Monday to Friday (closed public holidays)
    • "The Ruins" Camping Ground, Booti Booti National Park, The Lakes Way, Pacific Palms NSW
    • Fax: (02) 6554 0489
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Elizabeth Beach picnic area, Booti Booti National Park. Photo: John Spencer