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Bateau Bay Beach picnic area

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Alerts for Wyrrabalong National Park: closed areas, fire bans

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Updated: 01/11/2014 12:01 AM

“It’s our first choice for picnic spots in the area – it’s great being so close to the beach.”

Whether you’re enjoying a family picnic or pausing on driving trip for a quiet cuppa – Bateau Bay Beach picnic area is the ideal spot.

Positioned behind the north end of the beach, this picnic spot is very sheltered from the elements and large trees keep it nicely shaded, but there are also parts that catch the sun in winter.

Remember to bring your towel – one look at the beach and you’re sure to want a swim or to dip your toes in at least. It’s also a good spot for fishing or snorkelling and children will love to explore the rock pools. When you’ve been for a swim and polished off your lunch, why not take a short scenic walk along The Coast walking track and take in the view from Crackneck lookout?

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Getting there

Getting there:

Bateau Bay Beach picnic area is in the southern section of Wyrrabalong National Park. To get there from The Entrance:

  • Travel south along The Entrance Road and turn left into Yakalla Street
  • Turn right into Bateau Bay Road and then left into Reserve Drive
  • Access to the Bateau Bay Beach picnic area is along Reserve Drive

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Vehicle access:

Sealed road - 2WD vehicles - All weather

Parking:

Parking is available at Bateau Bay Beach picnic area

Important info

Facilities:

  • Carpark
  • Picnic tables
  • Flush toilets
  • Trackhead/access point

You should know:

  • Strong rips and currents may be present at this beach – take care in the water and please supervise children at all times.
  • Drinking water is not available at this location so you’ll need to bring your own supply
  • It can be a busy place on the weekend, so parking might be limited
  • Toilet facilities are located at the southern end of the beach
  • A current NSW recreational fishing licence is required when fishing in all waters

Wheelchair access:

Medium

Assistance may be required to access this area

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- Alerts

Wyrrabalong National Park

closed areas

Red Gums walking tracks closed
All walking tracks in the section of Wyrrabalong known as the Redgums to the West of Wilfred Barrett Drive are closed until further notice due to wildfire. This closure is likely to be extended due to severe fire weather forecast over the next few days. Any extension will be posted as soon as possible. Penalties apply for non-compliance For more information, please contact the Lake Munmorah office on (02) 4972 9000 or visit the NSW national parks safety page.
Locations affected: Red Gum trail, Lillypilly loop trail

fire bans

A total fire ban applies in the park. (Ends Saturday 1 November)
A total fire ban has been declared by the Commissioner of the Rural Fire Service which includes this park. The total fire ban applies on Saturday 1 November for the entire 24 hour period. Total fire ban rules apply. This ban may be extended and any extension will be posted as soon as possible.
Find out more information about fire bans in parks and reserves including your responsibilities:http://www.nationalparks.nsw.gov.au/safety/fire
 

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Shores of Bateau Bay, Wyrrabalong National Park. Photo: John Spencer