Gaagal Wanggaan (South Beach) National Park
All the practical information you need to know about Warrell Creek.
Getting there and parking
Warrell Creek runs along the western boundary of Gaagal Wanggaan National Park. There are three canoe access points reachable by vehicle:
- The boat ramp at Weir Reserve, on South Pacific Drive at Scotts Head township.
- Warrell Creek picnic area, via South Pacific Drive and South Beach access trail from Scotts Head township.
- The boat ramp at Gumma Crossing Reserve, via Gumma Road and Boultons Crossing Road from Macksville.
- Unsealed roads
- 2WD vehicles (no long vehicle access)
- 4WD required in wet weather
Parking is available at Weir Reserve at Scotts Head, Boultons Crossing campground and Warrell Creek picnic area. There is no designated disabled parking.
Best times to visit
There are lots of great things waiting for you in Gaagal Wanggaan (South Beach) National Park. Here are some of the highlights.
Go beach walking along ‘Gaagal Wanggaan,' the original Gumbaynggirr name for Forster or South Beach.
Explore the cool retreat of Warrell Creek by kayaking or canoeing, then settle down for a barbecue at Warrell Creek picnic area.
Wander through the coastal forest on dune sand, enjoying the birdlife and wildflower display.
Weather, temperature and rainfall
19°C and 26.7°C
8.3°C and 19.3°C
The area’s highest recorded rainfall in one day
- Flush toilets
- Wood barbecues (bring your own firewood)
Maps and downloads
A current NSW recreational fishing licence is required when fishing in all waters.
- Coffs Harbour office
- Monday to Friday, 8.30am to 4.30pm.
- 02 6652 0900
- 4/32 Edgar St, Coffs Harbour NSW 2450