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Baileys Cottage

Glenrock State Conservation Area

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Visitor info

All the practical information you need to know about Baileys Cottage.

Getting there and parking

Baileys Cottage is at Merewether Heights near Newcastle.

Road quality

  • Sealed roads

Vehicle access

  • 2WD vehicles

Weather restrictions

  • All weather

Parking

Off-street parking is available for two cars at Baileys Cottage.

Best times to visit

There are lots of great things waiting for you in Glenrock State Conservation Area. Here are some of the highlights.

Autumn

Enjoy exploring the park's mountain biking trails when the weather becomes cooler.

Spring

The park's birds will be chirping and singing, look out for them in the trees as you hit the tracks and trails.

Summer

The park's beaches are a delight at this time of year – you can surf and swim to your heart's content.

Winter

Walk the Bombala walking track for excellent coastal views – you may even spot a whale or two.

Weather, temperature and rainfall

Summer temperature

Average

20°C and 25°C

Highest recorded

42°C

Winter temperature

Average

11°C and 18°C

Lowest recorded

1.8°C

Rainfall

Wettest month

March

Driest month

November

The area’s highest recorded rainfall in one day

283.7mm

Maps and downloads

Safety messages

Beach safety

Beaches in this park are not patrolled, and can sometimes have strong rips and currents. These beach safety tips will help you and your family stay safe in the water.

Fishing safety

Fishing from a boat, the beach or by the river is a popular activity for many national park visitors. If you’re planning a day out fishing, check out these fishing safety tips.

Mobile safety

Dial Triple Zero (000) in an emergency. Download the Emergency Plus 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).

Permitted

Fishing

A current NSW recreational fishing licence is required when fishing in all waters.

Prohibited

Pets

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

Smoking

NSW national parks are no smoking areas.

Baileys Cottage

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