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Little Bay Cottage

Arakoon National Park

Visitor info

All the practical information you need to know about Little Bay Cottage.

Getting there and parking

From South West Rocks:

  • Follow Phillip Drive (it becomes Wilson Street)
  • Turn right onto Gladstone Street which becomes Carri Street
  • Continue along Carri Street until you reach Little Bay Cottage

Road quality

  • Sealed roads

Vehicle access

  • 2WD vehicles

Weather restrictions

  • All weather

Parking

Parking is available at the cottage.

Best times to visit

There are lots of great things waiting for you in Arakoon National Park. Here are some of the highlights.

Spring

The wildflowers will be out so it's a great time to hike the park's walking tracks During the spring, when the she-oaks produce fruit, glossy black cockatoos come in to feed on the ripe seeds .

Summer

School's out and it's a great time for a family camping holiday – spend your days swimming, snorkelling, fishing and exploring the park's attractions.

Winter

Catch the whales on their journey north along the coast.

Weather, temperature and rainfall

Summer temperature

Average

20°C and 26°C

Highest recorded

41.7°C

Winter temperature

Average

12°C and 20°C

Lowest recorded

4°C

Rainfall

Wettest month

March

Driest month

September

The area’s highest recorded rainfall in one day

343.7mm

Facilities

  • Bedding configuration: 1 x queen, 1 x trio.
  • The cottage is fully furnished, including cooking facilities (microwave, barbecue), washing facilities (iron, washing machine, clothes dryer) and a television, dvd player and stereo.
  • There are plenty of blankets.

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 + 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).

Paddling safety

To make your paddling or kayaking adventure safer and more enjoyable, check out these paddling safety tips.

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 pets in parks policy for more information.

Smoking

NSW national parks are no smoking areas.

Little Bay Cottage

Park info

Sunrise over Little Bay. Photo: Micheal Van Ewijk