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Bouddi National Park

Visitor info

All the practical information you need to know about Bouddi National Park.

Getting there and parking

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    From Sydney

    • Follow the F3 and take the Gosford exit.
    • Follow the signs to Woy Woy, then Kincumber.
    • Take Maitland Bay Drive, then Empire Bay Drive.
    • Look for The Scenic Road at Killcare Heights and take Putty Beach Road.

    Driving from Gosford

    • Follow the Central Coast Highway towards Erina. Turn right onto Avoca Drive and continue through Kincumber.
    • Turn right at Empire Bay Drive and take Scenic Road

    Park entry points

    Parking

    Road quality

    • Sealed roads

    Vehicle access

    • 2WD vehicles

    Weather restrictions

    • All weather

    By bike

    Check out the Bicycle information for NSW website for more information.

    By public transport

    For information about public transport options, visit the NSW transport info website

    Best times to visit

    Spring

    Take the Bouddi Coastal walk to be amazed by the colourful wildflowers on display in spring.

    Summer

    Cool off with a dip at one the park's gorgeous beaches or try snorkelling at Maitland Bay Surf the popular coastline between MacMasters Beach and Box Head .

    Winter

    Grab the camera and spot humpback whales as they migrate north between May and July.

    Weather, temperature and rainfall

    Summer temperature

    Average

    20°C and 26°C

    Highest recorded

    42.4°C

    Winter temperature

    Average

    9°C and 17°C

    Lowest recorded

    3.4°C

    Rainfall

    Wettest month

    January to March

    The area’s highest recorded rainfall in one day

    246mm

    Facilities

    Maps and downloads

    Fees and passes

    Park entry fees:

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

    • All Parks Pass - For all parks in NSW (including Kosciuszko NP) $190 (1 year) / $335 (2 years)
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    • Multi-Park Pass - For all parks in NSW (except Kosciuszko) $65 (1 year) / $115 (2 years)
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    • Country Parks Pass - For all parks in Country NSW (except Kosciuszko) $45 (1 year) / $75 (2 years)
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    • Single Country Park Pass - For entry to a single park in country NSW (except Kosciuszko). $22 (1 year) / $40 (2 years)
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    Safety messages

    However you discover NSW national parks and reserves, we want you to have a safe and enjoyable experience. Our park and reserve systems contrast greatly so you need to be aware of the risks and take responsibility for your own safety and the safety of those in your care.

    Please help to preserve the natural environment and cultural sites by observing the following:

    • respecting Aboriginal sites and places
    • all fauna, flora and rock formations are protected
    • use rubbish bins where provided, otherwise take your rubbish with you when you leave
    • please leave your pets at home; they are not permitted in national parks
    • please do not feed native animals as this may make them sick; their food is in the surrounding environment
    • fires are not permitted in coastal parks; free gas barbecues are available at a number of locations.

    Mobile safety

    Dial Triple Zero (000) in an emergency. Download the Emergency + app before you visit, it helps emergency services locate you using your smartphone's GPS. Please note there is limited mobile phone reception in this park and you’ll need mobile reception to call Triple Zero (000).

    Prohibited

    Pets

    Pets and domestic animals (other than certified assistance animals) are not permitted. Find out which regional parks allow dog walking and see the OEH pets in parks policy for more information.

    Smoking

    NSW national parks are no smoking areas.

    Bouddi National Park

    Contact

    • in the Sydney and surrounds region
    • Bouddi 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 in the Putty Beach precinct. The park has coin-operated pay and display machines - please bring correct coins.

      Buy an annual pass.
      • Central Coast
        (02) 4320 4200
        Contact hours: Monday to Friday, hours vary.
      • Suites 36-38, 207 Albany Street North, Gosford NSW
      • Fax: (02) 4320 4299
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      • Killcare
        (02) 4320 4200 (Central Coast office)
        Contact hours: 8.30am-4.30pm Monday to Friday
      • Corner of Maitland Bay Drive and The Scenic Rd, Killcare Heights NSW
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    Nearby towns

    Killcare (1 km)

    A quiet costal town on the NSW Central Coast, Killcare is a great location for a beach getaway. The surrounding Bouddi National Park offers a variety of walking and cycling tracks, lookouts, picnic and camping areas, as well as secluded beaches such as Putty Beach, Little Beach and Lobster Beach.

    www.visitnsw.com

    Gosford (18 km)

    Gosford is a great destination for a family day trip or holiday. It's situated on Brisbane Water National Park and surrounded by state forests, lakes and beaches.

    www.visitnsw.com

    Sydney City Centre (94 km)

    No trip to Sydney is complete without spending some time in the city’s beautiful parks. Whether it’s in central areas like Hyde Park or the Royal Botanic Gardens or further out in Centennial Parklands, there’s plenty of green space to go out and enjoy.

    www.sydney.com

    Sunset, Putty Beach campground, Bouddi National Park. Photo: John Yurasek