To keep visitors safe ALL camping in NSW national parks now requires a booking. For day visitors, please avoid busy parks between 11am and 2pm during the school holidays to avoid congestion. Check park alerts and visit COVID-19 updates for more information before visiting any park.
Applies from Tue 7 Apr 2020, 10.34am to Wed 30 Jun 2021, 10.35am. Last reviewed: Sun 19 Jul 2020, 2.55pm
Closed areas: Fingal Island access trail and Point Stephens Lighthouse - closed to vehicles
The Fingal Island access trail and Point Stephens Lighthouse are closed to vehicles.
The sea conditions at the spit are variable, unpredictable and subject to change at short notice. People have drowned attempting to cross the Fingal Spit, and even at low tides the spit can be impacted by fast-moving water.
Applies from Thu 14 May 2015, 10.45am. Last reviewed: Mon 2 Mar 2020, 10.28am
Safety alerts: No driving on dunes, except for in the Recreational Vehicle Area
All dunes between the Lavis Lane and Anna Bay access areas are closed to driving. Drive only on the waterfront, or in the Recreational Vehicle Area (RVA). The RVA is located south of the Lavis Lane access, and is now open for dune driving.
Be aware of tides. At high tide, sections of the beach may be impassable. Plan your trip so that you travel at low tide. If the beachfront is too narrow to pass safely, retrace your route. Do not attempt to bypass around the dunes.
We recommend that you do not drive on the beach 2 hours before and after high tide. Visit the Bureau of Meteorology website for further information.
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.