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Bonville Creek

Bongil Bongil National Park

Visitor info

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

Getting there and parking

Bonville Creek is in the northern precinct of Bongil Bongil National Park.

For launching smaller crafts such as canoes or kayaks:

For launching larger dinghies or tinnies:

  • Use the public boat ramp at Lyons Road in Sawtell (outside Bongil Bongil National Park).

Road quality

  • Sealed roads

Vehicle access

  • 2WD vehicles

Weather restrictions

  • All weather

Parking

Parking is available at Bongil picnic area and Lyons Road boat ramp. It can be a busy place on the weekend, so parking might be limited.

Best times to visit

There are lots of great things waiting for you in Bongil Bongil National Park. Here are some of the highlights.

Autumn

With cooler weather, it's a great time to explore the mountain bike tracks in the park.

Summer

A great time to explore Bonville Creek by canoe, kayak or stand-up paddle board.

Winter

Look for birds feeding on fruit-bearing trees in the rainforest.

Weather, temperature and rainfall

Summer temperature

Average

20°C and 27°C

Highest recorded

43.3°C

Winter temperature

Average

9°C and 21°C

Lowest recorded

-3.2°C

Rainfall

Wettest month

March

Driest month

September

The area’s highest recorded rainfall in one day

404.6mm

Facilities

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

Toilets

  • Non-flush toilets

Picnic tables

Boat ramp

Carpark

Maps and downloads

Safety messages

Boating safety

If you're out on your boat fishing, waterskiing or just cruising the waterways, the safety of you and your passengers is paramount.

Mobile safety

Dial Triple Zero (000) in an emergency. Download the Emergency + 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.

Permitted

Fishing

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

Prohibited

Pets

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.

Smoking

NSW national parks are no smoking areas.

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Bonville Creek, Bongil Bongil National Park. Photo: Rob Cleary