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Black Oaks picnic area

Myall Lakes National Park

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Current alerts in this area

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Nearby alerts

Applies from Sun 24 Sep 2023, 11.32am. Last reviewed: Sun 24 Sep 2023, 5.04pm

Fires - Advice: CRESWELL PL, FINGAL BAY

There is a fire in this park called CRESWELL PL, FINGAL BAY. Refer to the Rural Fire Service for latest information. Do not enter any closed area or area with fire. If you see an unattended fire call Triple Zero (000). Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information about fire safety in parks and reserves, visit the NSW National Parks fire safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Thu 15 Sep 2022, 10.00am to Sun 30 Jun 2024, 4.00pm. Last reviewed: Thu 21 Sep 2023, 4.02pm

Closed areas: Little Mountain campground and Little Mountain Road closed for repair

Little Mountain Road and Little Mountain campground are closed while Little Mountain Road is being repaired. The road is impassable.

Barricades are in place around the closed areas. Tattersalls campground and Double Wharf picnic area remain open.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the local NPWS office.

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Applies from Tue 27 Dec 2022, 12.56pm to Mon 2 Dec 2024, 1.00pm. Last reviewed: Tue 19 Sep 2023, 11.00am

Closed areas: Mungo Track detour due to flood damage

The boardwalk between Tamboi trail and Brambles Green campground is closed due to flood damage. You will need to follow the detour on the Mungo Track at Mungo Brush. Please follow the walking track to the beach and then walk south for 4km. Take the slashed management trail which connects the beach to Mungo Brush Road to rejoin the Mungo Track route. 

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For further information, please call Manning Great Lakes area office on 02 6591 0300.

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Applies from Thu 14 Sep 2023, 8.00am. Last reviewed: Thu 14 Sep 2023, 4.56pm

Hazard reduction burns: West Shoal Bay HR

There is a fire in this park called West Shoal Bay HR. The fire is west of Government Road and east of Anna Bay Boreline. Visitors should avoid this area. 

Tomaree Coastal Walk remains open.

Refer to the Rural Fire Service for latest information. Do not enter any closed area or area with fire. If you see an unattended fire call Triple Zero (000). Penalties apply for non-compliance.

For more information about fire safety in parks and reserves, visit the NSW National Parks fire safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Wed 31 May 2023, 1.16pm. Last reviewed: Wed 31 May 2023, 1.19pm

Safety alerts: Use caution for beach front driving

Beach driving conditions remain variable due to changing swell, tides and weather conditions. Drivers are advised to exercise caution when driving and to check conditions before travel.

Please remember to:  

  • Look out for soft sand, erosion, wash outs and drop-offs.
  • Avoid driving through sea water, foam or large pools of water. Driving conditions can change rapidly. Several vehicles on this beach have ended up in the ocean or swamped by water.
  • Check conditions before arriving, and if in doubt save your visit for another day.

Please follow the directions of National Parks and Wildlife Service personnel and/or signage. Do not drive over the frontal dune or any vegetation.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact the NPWS Nelson Bay area office on 02 4984 8200 from 8.30am to 4.30pm, Monday to Friday, excluding public holidays.

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Applies from Wed 10 May 2023, 9.00am to Tue 14 May 2024, 2.01pm. Last reviewed: Mon 17 Jul 2023, 11.17am

Closed areas: Ocean Rocks Track is closed until further notice

Ocean Rocks Track on Tomaree Head is closed beyond the picnic area from Monday 8 May 2023 until further notice.

This track has a highly unstable landslip. 

Walkers should not use this track under any circumstances.

 

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the local NPWS office 02 4984 8200.

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Applies from Mon 2 Aug 2021, 1.52pm. Last reviewed: Tue 7 Feb 2023, 11.18am

Closed areas: Lighthouse Keepers' Cottages Ruins site closed

The Lighthouse Keepers' Cottages Ruins site is closed to pedestrian access for public safety reasons. Please do not enter the site under any circumstances.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact the local office.

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Applies from Tue 14 Dec 2021, 1.11pm. Last reviewed: Tue 21 Mar 2023, 4.04pm

Closed areas: Box Beach carpark night closure

Box Beach carpark is closed to vehicles from 10pm to 5am daily. The gate will be locked during these times.

Box Beach Access Road is also closed to vehicles during this period.

A fee will be charged for vehicles exiting after 10pm. Please call Certis Security on 1300 370 145 for assistance.

For more information, please contact the local Nelson Bay office on 02 4984 8200.

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Local alerts

For the latest updates on fires, closures and other alerts in this area, see https://www.nationalparks.nsw.gov.au/things-to-do/picnic-areas/black-oaks-picnic-area/local-alerts

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 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. You can also pay for your visit via the Park’nPay app.

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

    Buy annual pass
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Emergency services

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