Violet Hill campground and picnic area
Myall Lakes National Park
All the practical information you need to know about the Violet Hill campground and picnic area.
Getting there and parking
Violet Hill campground is in the Boolambayte precinct of Myall Lakes National Park. From Bulahdelah, take The Lakes Way from the Pacific Highway for about 7km. Turn right on to Violet Hill Road, the campground is about 10km along the road.
- Unsealed roads
- 2WD vehicles
- All weather
Parking is available at Violet Hill campground.
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
Water is not available at this campground and picnic area.
- Non-flush toilets
- Wood barbecues (bring your own firewood)
Maps and downloads
Disability access level - medium
Assistance may be required to access this area. The toilets and wharf are accessible to visitors in wheelchairs.
Fishing is permitted in Myall Lake, however, you’ll need a current NSW recreational fishing licence.
Although fishing is permitted in Myall Lake, it is not permitted in Boolambayte Lake, which is a sanctuary zone of Port Stephens-Great Lakes Marine Park.
NSW national parks are no smoking areas.
- 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 and display machines at Mungo Brush campground. NPWS visitor service officers regularly visit camping areas to collect fees from campers and sell annual passes. Day passes and annual passes also available from the Great Lakes Area Office, Bulahdelah and Tea Gardens Visitor Information Centres, and other local outlets.
Bombah Point ferry fees may also apply (cash payment only).Buy annual pass