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Myall Lakes National Park

Overview

Myall Lakes National Park, north of Newcastle offers great walking, kayaking and fishing opportunities. You can camp out or stay in heritage listed accommodation.

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Myall Lakes National Park, on the north coast not far from Newcastle, features one of the State’s largest coastal lake systems that offers countless opportunities for canoeing and kayaking, boating and fishing. The park also boasts more than 40kms of beaches that offer some good swimming and surfing spots.

You can visit for a daytrip to enjoy a barbecue or picnic and some walking, but it’s better to come for the weekend or longer to enjoy all that the park has to offer. There are lots of great campgrounds, some large and some small, including campsites for tents, trailers, caravans, motorhomes, and even boats, so you’re bound to find the perfect site to suit your needs. If camping is not your style, you can book in to the heritage listed accommodation at Sugarloaf Point Lighthouse.

Be sure to check out the Grandis; a 76 metre high flooded gum that is one of the tallest trees in the state. You’ll find it in the Grandis picnic area north east of Bulahdelah.

Highlights in this park

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Sugarloaf Point Lighthouse, Myall Lakes National Park. Photo: John Spencer

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Wreck Beach, Tomaree National Park. Photo: Tim Clark

Contact

  • 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.

    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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    • Nelson Bay
      (02) 4984 8200
      Contact hours: 8.30am-4.30pm Monday to Friday
    • Level 1, 12B Teramby Road, Nelson Bay NSW
    • Fax: (02) 4981 5918
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Sugarloaf Point Lighthouse. Photo: John Spencer