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Dark Point walking track

Myall Lakes National Park

Overview

For scenic coastal views and rich Aboriginal cultural heritage, head along Dark Point walking track to Dark Point, also known as Little Gibber, in Myall Lakes National Park, near Hawks Nest.

Where
Myall Lakes National Park
Distance
2km return
Time suggested
45min - 1hr 15min
Grade
Grade 5
Price
Free
Entry fees
Park entry fees apply
What to
bring
Drinking water, hat, sunscreen
Please note

Please be aware that Aboriginal sites form a rich part of the cultural history of the region. Please help to protect this cultural heritage by not removing any relics or artefacts.

This short stroll packs quite a punch with breathtaking coastal views leading to culturally significant Dark Point Aboriginal Place, near Hawks Nest on the central coast. Also known as Little Gibber, Dark Point walking track starts at the carpark on Mungo Brush Road leading to the headland overlooking Broughton Island. It’s a great spot to take in the unique history of the area, while on a camping holiday in Myall Lakes National Park.

Following this rough unformed track through coastal dunes behind the beach, stop and take in the refreshing breeze off the ocean. Passing by historic middens, this moderate path leads to Dark Point, an area rich with cultural and historical significance for the Worimi people.

If you’re keen to explore this unique region, make tracks to Mungo Brush campground.

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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Dark Point, Myall Lakes National Park. Photo: Jodie Chalker/NSW Government