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Bateau Bay Beach picnic area

Wyrrabalong National Park

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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

Road quality

  • Sealed roads

Vehicle access

  • 2WD vehicles

Weather restrictions

  • 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

Summer temperature


20°C and 25°C

Highest recorded


Winter temperature


10°C and 17°C

Lowest recorded



Wettest month


Driest month


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

Picnic tables

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.


Step-free access

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

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).


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.

Bateau Bay Beach picnic area

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