Abbey Creek picnic area
Crowdy Bay National Park
All the practical information you need to know about the Abbey Creek picnic area.
Getting there and parking
Abbey Creek picnic area is in the southern section of Crowdy Bay National Park. It is located just north of Crowdy Gap campground. There are three routes to Abbey Creek picnic area:
- via Harrington along Crowdy Head Road and Crowdy Bay Road
- via Moorland along Coralville Road and Crowdy Bay Road
- via Laurieton along Diamond Head Road, Coralville Road and Crowdy Bay Road
- Unsealed roads
- 2WD vehicles
- All weather
Parking is available at Abbey Creek picnic area.
Best times to visit
Crowdy Bay National Park generally enjoys a warm subtropical climate. However outside of winter the temperature can reach above 30C, so be sure to carry sunscreen, a hat and plenty of water. Drinking water is not available within the park. Winter days and nights can be cool to cold, particularly in exposed areas of the park.
Wildflowers paint the dunes and heath in spectacular colour during spring.
Swimming, boating and fishing – enjoy the delights of Crowdy Bay's magnificent beaches Look out for the festive Christmas Bell blooms.
Remember your binoculars and camera to experience the sight of migrating whales.
Weather, temperature and rainfall
19°C and 25°C
10°C and 19°C
February and March
The area’s highest recorded rainfall in one day
The nearest toilets are at Crowdy Gap campground just south of Abbey Creek picnic area.
Maps and downloads
A current NSW recreational fishing licence is required when fishing in all waters.
- Port Macquarie office
- Monday to Friday, 9am to 4.30pm.
- 02 6588 5555 for general enquiries only, no bookings.
- 22 Blackbutt Road, Port Macquarie NSW 2444