Myall Lakes National Park
For a coastal getaway only 40min from Forster, stay at Davies Cottage in Myall Lakes National Park. Nestled on a hillside near Sugarloaf Point Lighthouse, you’ll have unobstructed views of Boat Beach and Sugarloaf Bay.
|Where||57 Kinka Road, Seal Rocks, NSW, 2423 - in Myall Lakes National Park|
|Facilities||Barbecue facilities, carpark, drinking water, showers, toilets, electric power|
|What to bring||Bottled water, shampoo and soap, food supplies|
Park entry fees apply and can be paid at the time of booking.
|Bookings||Bookings are required. Book online or call the National Parks Contact Centre on 1300 072 757.|
Davies Cottage is a convenient base to explore the beaches and walking tracks of the Mid North Coast. The large balcony overlooks the bay and the headlands, and you’ll have views of native bushland from the north side of the cottage.
In winter, you might spot whales from the comfort of the balcony. Or it’s only 800m to the historic Sugarloaf Point Lighthouse, a popular whale watching spot. Visit Lighthouse Beach while you’re here – if you’re lucky, you may see dolphins frolicking in the waves. After your swim, rinse off in the cottage’s outdoor bathroom and enjoy spectacular beach views from the privacy of the cottage.
You’ll find countless opportunities to swim, surf and fish during your stay. Explore Boat Beach right on your doorstep, or take Treachery Headland walk to secluded Treachery Beach. Venture a little further to Yagon campground and meander through lush coastal rainforest along Submarine Beach walking track. Enjoy scenic views from the viewing platform before arriving at a great surf spot.
As you enjoy a barbecue on the deck, keep an eye out for the kookaburras or pied butcherbirds that live in the area. During the warmer months, possums, tawny frogmouths and bandicoots can make an appearance in the evenings.
Sugarloaf Point Lighthouse
The historic Sugarloaf Point Lighthouse, at the northern end of Myall Lakes National Park not far from Forster offers coastal views and is a top spot for whale watching.
Treachery Headland walking track
Pass through coastal rainforest to scenic views of Sugarloaf Point Lighthouse on this lovely walk. Take the sidetrack to Treachery Beach for a swim, surf or a spot of fishing.
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- 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. Day passes are also available from the Manning Great Lakes Area Office, Bulahdelah Visitor Information Centre and the Hawks Nest Newsagency.
Bombah Point ferry fees may also apply (cash payment only).Buy annual pass
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