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Moonee Creek canoe route

Moonee Beach Nature Reserve

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Visitor info

All the practical information you need to know about Moonee Creek canoe route.

Getting there and parking

Get driving directions

Get directions

    Moonee Creek is in the southern precinct of Moonee Beach Nature Reserve. To get there:

    • Take Moonee Beach exit from Pacific Highway
    • Continue on Moonee Beach Road to the council reserve carpark at the end of the road
    • Launch your vessel from the boat ramp or other creek access point

    Park entry points

    Parking

    Parking is available at Moonee Creek canoe route, including several designated disabled spots. 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 Moonee Beach Nature Reserve. Here are some of the highlights.

    Spring

    This is the tail end of whale watching season, but the beginning of the best time for birdwatching and wildflower displays.

    Summer

    Enjoy a dip in the ocean or a splash around in the estuary when the weather's at its hottest.

    Winter

    Whale migration begins in this season, and you'll find uninterrupted views of the ocean from beaches, headlands and walking tracks.

    Weather, temperature and rainfall

    Summer temperature

    Average

    18°C and 26°C

    Highest recorded

    43.3°C

    Winter temperature

    Average

    7°C and 19°C

    Lowest recorded

    -3.2°C

    Rainfall

    Wettest month

    March

    Driest month

    September

    The area’s highest recorded rainfall in one day

    781.9mm

    Facilities

    There is limited water available in this park, so it’s a good idea to bring your own.

    Maps and downloads

    Safety messages

    Beach safety

    Beaches in this park are not patrolled, and can sometimes have strong rips and currents. These beach safety tips will help you and your family stay safe in the water.

    Fishing safety

    Fishing from a boat, the beach or by the river is a popular activity for many national park visitors. If you’re planning a day out fishing, check out these fishing safety tips.

    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.

    Accessibility

    Disability access level - hard

    Wheelchairs can access this area with some difficulty.

    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 dogs and see the pets in parks policy for more information.

    Smoking

    NSW national parks are no smoking areas.

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