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Bateau Bay Beach picnic area

Wyrrabalong National Park

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Visitor info

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

Parking

Parking is available at Bateau Bay Beach 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.

Spring

A spring visit allows you to see gorgeous wildflower displays as you walk through the park.

Summer

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.

Winter

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

Average

20°C and 25°C

Highest recorded

42.4°C

Winter temperature

Average

10°C and 17°C

Lowest recorded

3.4°C

Rainfall

Wettest month

February

Driest month

August

The area’s highest recorded rainfall in one day

246mm

Facilities

  • Drinking water is not available at this location so you’ll need to bring your own supply
  • Toilet facilities are located at the southern end of the beach

Toilets

  • Flush toilets

Picnic tables

Carpark

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 + 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).

Accessibility

Disability access level - medium

Assistance may be required to access this area

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 dog walking and see the pets in parks policy for more information.

Smoking

NSW national parks are no smoking areas.

Bateau Bay Beach picnic area

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