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Engels Reach picnic area

Myall Lakes National Park

Overview

Plan a canoeing or kayaking trip along the Myall River, and be sure to drop into Engels Reach picnic area for a break. Enjoy the serenity and seclusion of the park.

Type
Picnic areas
Where
Myall Lakes National Park
Price
Free
Entry fees
Park entry fees apply
What to
bring
Drinking water, hat, snacks, sunscreen
Please note

You can dock at the wharf for up to an hour.

After a strenuous morning canoeing or kayaking along the Myall River, you’ll be ready for a break at lunchtime. Engels Reach picnic area is a great place to pull up your canoe or kayak. Set on the edge of the eastern bank of the Myall River, it’s a quieter place than many other picnic areas in the park because you can only get there by boat. You might find you have it all to yourself.

Extend your trip overnight by camping at the nearby Brambles Green campground and in the morning take a walk along the Mungo walking track before setting off again.

For directions, safety and practical information, see visitor info

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Park info

  • in Myall Lakes National Park in the North Coast region
  • Myall Lakes 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/card operated pay and display machines at Mungo Brush campground. NPWS visitor service officers regularly visit camping areas to collect fees from campers and sell annual passes. Day passes and annual passes also available from the Great Lakes Area Office, Bulahdelah and Tea Gardens Visitor Information Centres, and other local outlets.

    Bombah Point ferry fees may also apply (cash payment only).

    Buy an annual pass.
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Engels Reach Picnic Area, Myall Lakes National Park. Photo: Katrina Gray