Bateau Bay Beach picnic area
Wyrrabalong National Park
All the practical information you need to know about the Bateau Bay Beach picnic area.
Getting there and parking
Bateau Bay Beach picnic area is in the southern section of Wyrrabalong National Park. To get there from The Entrance:
- Travel south along The Entrance Road and turn left into Yakalla Street
- Turn right into Bateau Bay Road and then left into Reserve Drive
- Access to the Bateau Bay Beach picnic area is along Reserve Drive
- Sealed roads
- 2WD vehicles
- All weather
There is an asphalt carpark with 2 accessible parking spaces at the picnic area. 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 Wyrrabalong National Park. Here are some of the highlights.
A spring visit allows you to see gorgeous wildflower displays as you walk through the park.
It's summertime and the water's great – visit to surf, swim or snorkel in the park's superb beaches and it's a great time of year to fish for prawns and blue swimmer crabs at Tuggerah Lake.
Head to Wyrrabalong or Crackneck lookouts – these high headlands are perfect posts for watching whales on their northern migration.
Weather, temperature and rainfall
20°C and 25°C
10°C and 17°C
The area’s highest recorded rainfall in one day
There's no drinking water here, so you’ll need to bring your own supply.
There's an accessible toilet at the northern end of the picnic area that you can reach along a flat concrete path.
- Flush toilets
There is a picnic table set on concrete at the picnic area. The concrete path that leads from the carpark doesn't go directly to the picnic table, so you'll need to cross over grass to reach it.
There's step-free access at the picnic area:
- There's a concrete path that leads from the carpark through the picnic area to the toilets and beyond.
- There is also step-free access down a sloping pathway to the beach.
- Step-free outdoor pathways
Seats and resting points
There are 2 benches with backrests at the picnic area. The concrete path that leads from the carpark doesn't go directly to the benches; you'll need to cross over grass to reach them.
Maps and downloads
Disability access level - medium
- There are accessible toilets at the picnic area
- There are 2 accessible parking spaces
- The picnic area is mostly flat and step-free with a concrete path that goes from the carpark to the toilets.
- There's a step-free path that slopes downhill to the beach
- There are accessible picnic tables and 2 benches with backrests. You'll need to cross over grass to reach them.
A current NSW recreational fishing licence is required when fishing in all waters.
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.
- in Wyrrabalong National Park in the Sydney and surrounds region
Wyrrabalong National Park is open from 5.30am to 8pm during daylight saving and 5.30am to 6pm rest of year.