Black Oaks picnic area
Myall Lakes National Park
Stop at secluded Black Oaks picnic area while enjoying a paddling trip on Myall River, as it offers scenic river views and abundant wildlife, in Myall Lakes National Park.
- Picnic areas
- Myall Lakes National Park in North Coast
- Entry fees
- Park entry fees apply
- What to
- Drinking water, hat, sunscreen
- Please note
Important park information is provided at Blacks Oaks for visitors entering the park by boat.
After a morning paddling the tranquil river, you’ll be ready for a break at Black Oaks picnic area in the southern most tip of Myall Lakes National Park. On the western banks of Myall River, near Hawks Nest, this secluded spot makes a lovely picnic stop while exploring this natural wonderland by boat or canoe.
Park your vessel at the wharf and settle in at this idyllic riverside setting, surrounded by an old pine plantation. Unroll the picnic blanket in the shade and enjoy a hearty lunch while taking in the scenic river views from a more leisurely perspective.
This remote bush setting is good for spotting wildlife; keep an eye out for an eastern water dragon sunning itself on the river banks. If you’re keen to explore this beautiful river further, paddle north to Engels Reach picnic area.
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- National Parks Contact Centre
- 7am to 7pm daily
- 1300 072 757 (13000 PARKS) for the cost of a local call within Australia excluding mobiles
- Booti Booti Office
- Monday to Friday, 8.30am to 4.30pm. Closed public holidays.
- 02 6591 0300
- The Ruins campground, Booti Booti National Park, 4374 The Lakes Way, Booti Booti 2428
- in Myall Lakes National Park in the North Coast region
Myall Lakes National Park is always open but may have to close at times due to poor weather or fire danger.
Park entry fees:
$8 per vehicle per day.
The park has coin/card operated pay machines at Mungo Brush campground. Day passes are also available from the Manning Great Lakes Area Office, Bulahdelah Visitor Information Centre and the Hawks Nest Newsagency.
Bombah Point ferry fees may also apply (cash payment only).Buy annual pass
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