Myall Lakes National Park
This lovely heritage cottage beside Two Mile Lake gives you plenty of options for swimming and fishing as well as chances to use your canoe or trailer sailer, in Myall Lakes National Park.
|Facilities||Barbecue facilities, showers, toilets, electric power|
|What to bring||Bed sheets, blankets, towels, firewood, food supplies|
|Entry fees||Park entry fees apply|
Bookings for Cutlers Cottage can be made through Ede’s Real Estate on (02) 4997 4566. Bookings can be made up to 12 months in advance.
Use this charming heritage cottage as a base to explore the natural splendour of Myall Lakes National Park. With absolute water frontage, gaze across tranquil Two Mile Lake from Cutlers Cottage. It’s a great holiday option for a family or group of friends who love a nature getaway with some of the comforts of home.
Take in the beautiful bush setting as you sip your morning coffee from the outdoor setting and plan your day. With a private jetty, you can launch your own small boat/trailer sailer or canoe to explore the waterways.
Fill your days with walking and swimming, and as the sun sinks, gather together for a sunset drink on the spacious wrap-around verandah. Enjoy a meal of fresh fish at the spacious dining table and then settle in for the evening and a serenade by the local bush orchestra.
For the latest updates on fires, closures and other alerts in this area, see https://www.nationalparks.nsw.gov.au/camping-and-accommodation/accommodation/cutlers-cottage/local-alerts
- National Parks Contact Centre
- 7am to 7pm daily
- 1300 072 757 (13000 PARKS) for the cost of a local call within Australia excluding mobiles
- Booti Booti Office
- Monday to Friday, 8.30am to 4.30pm. Closed public holidays.
- 02 6591 0300
- The Ruins campground, Booti Booti National Park, 4374 The Lakes Way, Booti Booti 2428
- 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 machines at Mungo Brush campground. NPWS staff regularly visit areas to collect day use fees. Day passes are also available from the Manning Great Lakes Area Office, Tea Gardens Visitor Information Centre, Bulahdelah Visitor Information Centre and the Hawks Nest Newsagency.
Bombah Point ferry fees may also apply (cash payment only).Buy annual pass.
All the practical information you need to know about Cutlers Cottage.
Getting there and parking
Cutlers Cottage is in the Two Mile Lake precinct of Myall Lakes National Park. To get there:
- From Bulahdelah, turn south onto Bombah Road
- Continue along the road for approximately 12km
- Just after the park entrance sign, turn left into Korsmans Landing Road
- Follow to the road all the way through until reaching the locked gate.
- Unsealed roads
- 2WD vehicles
- All weather
Parking is available at Cutlers Cottage.
Best times to visit
There are lots of great things waiting for you in Myall Lakes National Park. Here are some of the highlights.
A good time to visit when the weather is a little cooler and the park is less busy.
Magnificent wildflower displays as they bloom across the heathlands.
Look for dolphins swimming among the waves.
Head to Sugarloaf Point to watch for whales on their annual migration.
Weather, temperature and rainfall
19°C and 27°C
10°C and 19°C
The area’s highest recorded rainfall in one day
- Well-equipped kitchen with electric stove/oven and microwave
- Bathroom with shower (no bath)
- Washing machine, with clothes line and racks
- Gas heater
- Pillows and basic blankets are provided
- Radio/CD/USB player (no television)
- Rainwater from tank (not treated for drinking)
- Outdoor gas barbecue and picnic table
- Outdoor fireplace
- Private jetty
- Please ensure you leave the cottage in a clean and tidy manner and take all garbage with you (there is a rubbish and recycling facility nearby at Korsman's Landing campground).
- There's a separate $100 cleaning fee and a refundable bond to be paid at the time of booking.
- Flush toilets
- Gas/electric barbecues (free)
- Wood barbecues (bring your own firewood)
- Hot showers
Maps and downloads
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.
Be sure to check the Port Stephen - Great Lakes Marine Park zones and regulations, including nearby sanctuary zones where fishing is not allowed.
Cutlers Cottage is in Myall Lakes National Park. Here are just some of the reasons why this park is special:
Myall Lakes National Park is part of the Country of the Worimi Aboriginal people, who used the area's natural resources, like freshwater lakes, the ocean and native flora and fauna to live a traditional fisher-hunter-gatherer lifestyle. Much evidence of their long connection with this Country can be seen today throughout the middens in the park. The landscape of Myall Lakes includes important spiritual sites that are an important part of the identity of local Aboriginal people. Make sure you visit Dark Point Aboriginal Place while you're at visiting the park. This rocky headland has been of significance to Worimi people for at least 4000 years. The clans or nuras (family groups) within the Worimi people would gather together here for ceremonies and feasts.
- Dark Point Aboriginal Place Dark Point Aboriginal Place, in southern Myall Lakes National Park, is a culturally significant site for the Worimi people with scenic coastal views across to Broughton Island.
- Mungo walking track Mungo walking track offers a variety of Aboriginal and historic sites, diverse vegetation, and mountain biking in Myall Lakes National Park, near Hawks Nest.
Fishing is a popular activity in Myall Lakes, with catches likely to include bream, whiting, Australian salmon, flathead and mullet. There are lots of great places in the park to throw in a line, like the beaches, lakes or rivers. Try fishing from your boat or for a relaxing day on the water you could try a spot of kayak fishing. At Myall Lakes you can also go camping, boating, swimming and canoeing. And when you’ve tried all of those, you can explore the park on foot, by 4WD or bike, stopping for a spot of bird watching or to enjoy a picnic or barbecue lunch along the way. Whatever your interests, there is bound to be something that takes your fancy.
- Mining Road to Old Gibber Road cycling trail Mining Road to Old Gibber Road cycling trail is an easy bike ride within Myall Lakes National Park. You can complete the ride in one day or take your tent to camp overnight.
- Mungo Rainforest walk Enjoy a short and easy rainforest walk with the birds in Myall Lakes National Park, not far from Buladelah. Afterwards, you can enjoy a picnic or barbecue at Mungo Brush.
Internationally recognised wetlands
Since 1999, this internationally recognised wetlands site, has been listed under the Ramsar Convention due to its diverse mosaic of near-natural wetlands, within a relatively unmodified coastal lake system. There are 18 different wetland types with extensive interconnected lake and river systems within the forested wetlands and swamps that fringe the waterways, rocky and sandy shores, and offshore islands off the coastline. This wetland site houses a complex variety of habitats with rich biodiversity, including threatened species and migratory birds protected under international agreements. The Myall Lakes wetlands also have a high cultural and social value as they occur within the traditional lands of the Worimi Aboriginal people, where the varied wetlands, environments and abundant resources provided an ideal living environment. Evidence of this traditional occupation exists across the landscape, including the Dark Point Aboriginal Place.
Plants and animals you may see
White-bellied sea eagle (Haliaeetus leucogaster)
White-bellied sea eagles can be easily identified by their white tail and dark grey wings. These raptors are often spotted cruising the coastal breezes throughout Australia, and make for some scenic bird watching. Powerful Australian birds of prey, they are known to mate for life, and return each year to the same nest to breed.
Long-nosed bandicoot (Perameles nasuta)
A nocturnal marsupial and one of the smaller Australian native animals, the long-nosed bandicoot is found across eastern Australia. Populations in the Sydney region have dwindled since European settlement, leaving only endangered colonies in inner western Sydney and at North Head, near Manly. The long-nosed bandicoot has grey-brown fur and a pointed snout which it uses to forage for worms and insects.
Brown-striped frog (Lymnastes peronii)
One of the most common frogs found in Australia, the ground-dwelling brown-striped frog lives in ponds, dams and swamps along the east coast. Also known as the striped marsh frog, this amphibian grows to 6.5cm across and has a distinctive ‘tok’ call that can be heard all year round.
Cabbage palm (Livistona australis)
With glossy green leaves spanning 3-4m in length and a trunk reaching a height of up to 30m, the cabbage tree palm, or fan palm, is one of the tallest Australian native plants. Thriving in rainforest margins along the east coast of NSW, in summer this giant palm produces striking spikes of cream flowers which resemble cabbages.
Wonga wonga vine (Pandorea pandorana)
The wonga wonga vine is a widespread vigorous climber usually found along eastern Australia. A variation of the plant occurs in the central desert, where it resembles a sprawling shrub. One of the more common Australian native plants, the wonga wonga vine produces bell-shaped white or yellow flowers in the spring, followed by a large oblong-shaped seed pod.