Tuckers Rocks Cottage
Bongil Bongil National Park
Tuckers Rocks Cottage is a self-contained beach house in Bongil Bongil National Park on the NSW north coast. A great place for a family holiday, the park offers excellent fishing and picnic spots.
|Where||408 Tuckers Rock Road, Repton, NSW, 2454 - in Bongil Bongil National Park|
|What to bring||Bed sheets, drinking water|
|Bookings||Book online or call the National Parks Contact Centre on 1300 072 757.|
Bundagen Cottage, also known as Tuckers Rocks, is a private self-contained beach house in Bongil Bongil National Park on the north coast of NSW.
The park’s walking tracks, including the Bundagaree Rainforest walk and the Bluff loop track are easily accessible from the cottage and there are opportunities for koala spotting, fishing and canoeing nearby. The beach is on your doorstep, so early morning beach walks and sunrises are not to be missed. There are also a range of mountain biking tracks to explore.
The house sleeps up to 6 people in 2 bedrooms, so it's great accommodation for a family or group holiday. Plan your escape to the sun now.
For the latest updates on fires, closures and other alerts in this area, see https://www.nationalparks.nsw.gov.au/camping-and-accommodation/accommodation/tuckers-rocks-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
- Coffs Harbour office
- Monday to Friday, 8.30am to 4.30pm.
- 02 6652 0900
- 4/32 Edgar St, Coffs Harbour NSW 2450
- in Bongil Bongil National Park in the North Coast region
Bongil Bongil National Park is open from 7am to 8pm during daylight savings and 7am to 6pm rest of year.
All the practical information you need to know about Tuckers Rocks Cottage.
Getting there and parking
On entering Bongil Bongil National Park, continue travelling along Tuckers Rocks Road. It's about 3km to the cottage.
Road quality and access
- Check the weather before you set out as roads in Bongil Bongil National Park can be subject to flooding after heavy rain.
- 4WD beach access is available nearby from Rutile Road at Mylestom. Permits are required. You can get one from the Mylestom Shop. Vehicles are not permitted north of Bundagen Head.
- Unsealed roads
- 2WD vehicles
- Dry weather only
The cottage has a single lock up garage.
Best times to visit
There are lots of great things waiting for you in Bongil Bongil National Park. Here are some of the highlights.
With cooler weather, it's a great time to explore the mountain bike tracks in the park.
A great time to explore Bonville Creek by canoe, kayak or stand-up paddle board.
Look for birds feeding on fruit-bearing trees in the rainforest.
Weather, temperature and rainfall
20°C and 27°C
9°C and 21°C
The area’s highest recorded rainfall in one day
- Bedding configuration: 1 queen bed in the main bedroom, 2 single beds and a pull out double sofa bed in the 2nd bedroom.
- The cottage is fully-furnished and has a full kitchen and bathroom, as well as tank water (not suitable for drinking).
- There's no television or stereo at the cottage.
- Basic heater is supplied.
Maps and downloads
Bellingen (40 km)
Bellingen is a laid-back, tree-lined town with a New Age vibe. It's set in a luxuriant valley beside the Bellinger River.
Coffs Harbour (44 km)
Coffs Harbour is a coastal city on the North Coast, packed with things to do. It's surrounded by lush forests and national parks.
Urunga (27 km)
Urunga is a tranquil holiday resort and one of the State's secret treasures. The town is set on a coastal location at the mouth of the Bellinger and Kalang rivers.
Tuckers Rocks Cottage is in Bongil Bongil National Park. Here are just some of the reasons why this park is special:
A place where one stays a long time
Bongil Bongil National Park is the traditional land of the Gumbaynggir people, whose ancestral lands extend from Grafton in the north to the Nambucca river in the south, and from the coast west to the headwaters of the Nymboida river. The park provided abundant seafood and bushtucker, and was a site for gatherings and sacred ceremonies.
- Bush tucker Bush tucker is a school excursion in Bongil Bongil National Park for Stage 5 (Years 9-10) students focusing on geography as a KLA. Join our Aboriginal Discovery rangers for an easy stroll along the forested banks of Bonville Creek to investigate the rich diversity of plants and animals in the park.
- Bush tucker in Bongil Bongil Share the bush secrets of the traditional Gumbaynggirr People in Bush tucker – a Stage 4 (Years 7-8) excursion in Bongil Bongil National Park. Aboriginal guides will reveal their special connection to Country and their secrets for health, wellness and survival.
- Bush tucker in Bongil Bongil National Park Our Aboriginal guide will share bush tucker secrets in this Stage 2 (Years 3-4) geography excursion in Bongil Bongil National Park. An easy stroll along Bonville Creek will reveal this area’s naturally occurring ‘supermarket’, ‘pharmacy’ and ‘hardware store’.
Beaches and waterways
The waterways within Bongil Bongil National Park carry water across the coastal plains from the steep foothills to the west, providing a home for many types of birds, animals and reptiles. For visitors, the waterways and beaches in Bongil Bongil National Park offer a range of water activities, including excellent fishing and kayaking. Try your luck on the Bonville river for flathead and whiting.
In addition to being home to one of NSW's largest koala populations, Bongil Bongil National Park also boasts more than 165 species of birds. The park provides breeding, roosting and feeding habitats for a number of migratory birds like the little tern and the pied oystercatcher. The Bundagaree Rainforest walk is the best place to see the birds of the rainforest, like the dramatically beautiful wompoo fruit dove and the colourful rose-crowned fruit dove that makes a loud and explosive "hookco" sound.
- Bongil Beach Bongil Beach, in Bongil Bongil National Park near Coffs Harbour, is a remote beach ideal for walking and fishing offering scenic coastal views and birdwatching.
- Bundagaree Rainforest walk Bundagaree Rainforest walk is near Tuckers Rocks in Bongil Bongil National Park on the NSW north coast. This easy walk takes in rainforest and beach.
- Pine Creek paddle route Adventurous canoeists, kayakers, and stand up paddleboarders will enjoy this downstream route along pristine Pine Creek, a wildlife haven in Bongil Bongil National Park, near Coffs Harbour.
Plants and animals you may see
Koala (Phascolarctos cinereus)
One of the most renowned Australian animals, the tree-dwelling marsupial koala can be found in gum tree forests and woodlands across eastern NSW, Victoria and Queensland, as well as in isolated regions in South Australia. With a vice-like grip, this perhaps most iconic but endangered Australian animal lives in tall eucalypts within a home range of several hectares.
Grey-headed flying fox (Pteropus poliocephalus)
The grey-headed flying fox is one of several threatened Australian animals and the largest Australian native bat, with a wingspan that extends up to 1m. Known to inhabit woodlands, rainforests and urban regions, these fascinating nocturnal mammals congregate in large roost sites along the east coast of NSW.
Lace monitor (Varanus varius)
One of Australia’s largest lizards, the carnivorous tree-dwelling lace monitor, or tree goanna, can grow to 2m in length and is found in forests and coastal tablelands across eastern Australia. These Australian animals are typically dark blue in colour with whitish spots or blotches.
Grey mangrove (Avicennia marina)
Grey mangrove is the most common and widespread mangrove found within intertidal zones across Australia, and throughout the world. Growing to a height of 3-10m, they thrive best in estuaries with a mix of fresh and salt water. They excrete excess salt through their long thick leaves, and absorb oxygen through their aerial root system.
Blueberry ash (Elaeocarpus reticulatus)
The blueberry ash is a rainforest shrub which produces blue olive-shaped berries and spectacular bell-shaped flowers, which often appear on the plant together. It is a tall slender shrub or small tree found in rainforest, tall eucalypt forest and coastal bushland in eastern NSW, south-east Queensland and Victoria.