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Bungarie Bay campground

Myall Lakes National Park

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Visitor Info

All the practical information you need to know about Bungarie Bay campground.

Getting there and parking

Bungarie Bay campground is in the Boolambayte Lake precinct of Myall Lakes National Park. To get there from Bulahdelah:

  • Drive north on the Pacific Highway
  • After several km, turn right onto The Lakes Way and follow for 7km
  • Turn right onto Violet Hill Road
  • Continue for around 8km then turn right into the campground

Road quality

  • Unsealed roads

Vehicle access

  • 2WD vehicles

Weather restrictions

  • All weather




  • Non-flush toilets

Barbecue facilities

  • Wood barbecues (bring your own firewood)

Maps and downloads

Safety messages

Boating safety

If you're out on your boat fishing, waterskiing or just cruising the waterways, read these paddling and boating safety tips.

Camping safety

Whether you're pitching your tent on the coast or up on the mountains, there are many things to consider when camping in NSW national parks. Find out how to stay safe when camping.

Fire safety

During periods of fire weather, the Commissioner of the NSW Rural Fire Service may declare a total fire ban for particular NSW fire areas, or statewide. Learn more about total fire bans and fire safety.

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).

Paddling safety

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

River and lake safety

The aquatic environment around rivers, lakes and lagoons can be unpredictable. If you're visiting these areas, take note of these river and lake safety tips.


Disability access level - no wheelchair access


Camp fires and solid fuel burners


  • Please keep noise to a minimum and avoid amplified music.
  • Don't tie ropes to trees as they can cause damage to the tree.
  • Chemical toilets are not permitted at this campground.


Fishing is not permitted in Boolambayte Lake, which is a sanctuary zone within the Port Stephens-Great Lakes Marine Park. You can go fishing in nearby Myall Lake, which is accessed from Violet Hill campground and picnic area. A current NSW recreational fishing licence is required when fishing in all waters.

Gathering firewood



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.


NSW national parks are no smoking areas.

Bungarie Bay campground

Park info

  • 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. You can also pay for your visit via the Park’nPay app.

    Bombah Point ferry fees may also apply (cash payment only).

    Buy annual pass