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Black Oaks picnic area

Myall Lakes National Park

Overview

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.

Type
Picnic areas
Where
Myall Lakes National Park
Price
Free
Entry fees
Park entry fees apply
What to
bring
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.

For directions, safety and practical information, see visitor info

 

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Park info

  • 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 and display machines at Mungo Brush campground. NPWS visitor service officers regularly visit camping areas to collect fees from campers and sell annual passes. Day passes and annual passes also available from the Great Lakes Area Office, Bulahdelah and Tea Gardens Visitor Information Centres, and other local outlets.

    Bombah Point ferry fees may also apply (cash payment only).

    Buy annual pass
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