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Bonville Creek

Bongil Bongil National Park

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All the practical information you need to know about Bonville Creek.

Getting there and parking

Bonville Creek is in the northern area of Bongil Bongil National Park, near Sawtell. To get there:

  • Take the Bonville exit from the Pacific Highway onto Pine Creek Way
  • Turn into Williams Road
  • Continue to the end of Williams Road to the carpark at Bongil picnic area.

For fishing or launching canoes or kayaks:

For launching larger dinghies or tinnies:

  • You'll need to use the public Bonville Creek boat ramp off Lyons Road in Sawtell (outside Bongil Bongil National Park).

Road quality

  • Sealed roads

Vehicle access

  • 2WD vehicles

Weather restrictions

  • All weather


Parking is available at Bongil picnic area inside the national park, or at Bonville boat ramp on Lyons Road, which is outside the park. It can be a busy place on the weekend, so parking might be limited.

Bicycle access

Cyclists and walkers can reach Bonville Creek and Bongil picnic area via the unsealed Lyons trail from Lyons Road, Toormina.


Toilet and picnic facilities are available nearby at Bongil picnic area, located at the end of Williams Road.

Drinking water is not available in this area so it's a good idea to bring your own.


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Safety messages

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 - hard



A current NSW recreational fishing licence is required when fishing in all waters.


Powerboats and jet skis are not permitted in this area. Bonville Creek waterways have a 4 knot speed limit.


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.

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