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Black Oaks picnic area

Myall Lakes National Park

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Applies from Mon 27 Jun 2022, 5.40am to Thu 30 Jun 2022, 7.00am. Last reviewed: Mon 27 Jun 2022, 10.40am

Closed areas: Tomaree Summit Closed

The upper section of Tomaree Summit walking track and lookout will be temporarily closed for two days on Tuesday 28 June 2022 and Wednesday 29 June 2022.

The Tomaree Summit walking track is being upgraded by NPWS.

Lower sections of the Summit walk up to the first staircase and the Tomaree Forts and gun emplacements remain accessible and open to visitors.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the local NPWS office at Nelson Bay on 4984 8200

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Applies from Tue 12 Apr 2022, 4.05pm to Thu 15 Sep 2022, 10.00am. Last reviewed: Thu 23 Jun 2022, 4.28pm

Closed areas: Areas closed due to flooding

The following areas are closed until further notice due to heavy rain and flooding:

  • Mackaway Bay campground - closed until Saturday 6 August 2022
  • Brambles Green campground - closed until Thursday 15 September 2022
  • Violet Hill campground and picnic area - closed until Thursday 30 June 2022  (Violet Hill boat ramp remains open).

NPWS staff regularly monitor conditions and will re-open areas as soon as it is safe to do so.

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

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Applies from Tue 12 Apr 2022, 12.51pm to Fri 1 Jul 2022, 2.00pm. Last reviewed: Mon 20 Jun 2022, 11.52am

Closed areas: Joes Cove campground

Joes Cove campground is closed for maintenance until Thursday 30 June 2022.

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Applies from Tue 14 Jun 2022, 7.00am to Wed 31 Aug 2022, 5.00pm. Last reviewed: Tue 14 Jun 2022, 3.40pm

Closed areas: Zenith Beach loop road and carpark closed

Zenith Beach loop road and carpark are closed from Tuesday 14 June to late August 2022, due to roadworks.

NPWS is conducting maintenance and upgrade works associated with the Tomaree Coastal walk project.

Tomaree Headland walking tracks remain accessible to visitors.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the NPWS Nelson Bay area office on 02 4984 8200.

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Applies from Tue 7 Jun 2022, 2.32pm to Mon 11 Jul 2022, 2.34pm. Last reviewed: Tue 7 Jun 2022, 4.59pm

Closed areas: Big Rocky carpark closed for works

The Big Rocky carpark is closed for road works from Thursday 16 June to Monday 11 July 2022.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the local NPWS office at Nelson Bay on 02 4894 8200.

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Applies from Mon 30 May 2022, 8.00am to Tue 19 Jul 2022, 6.00pm. Last reviewed: Wed 1 Jun 2022, 9.49am

Closed areas: Bombah Point ferry closed for maintenance

The Bombah Point ferry will be closed from Monday 30 May, and will recommence operation on Wednesday 20 July 2022. This is so essential maintenance and survey inspection work (out of water slipping) can be done.

Contact the Manning Great Lakes area office on 02 6591 0300 for further information.

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Applies from Mon 29 Nov 2021, 11.06am to Wed 31 Aug 2022, 11.17pm. Last reviewed: Thu 19 May 2022, 8.56am

Closed areas: Mungo track partial closure

Mungo Track is closed between Tamboi and Brambles Green campground from Monday 29 November until Wednesday 31 August 2022 due to damaged boardwalk. 

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

 

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Applies from Wed 1 Jun 2022, 10.50am to Thu 15 Sep 2022, 10.00am. Last reviewed: Wed 18 May 2022, 11.29am

Closed areas: Boomeri campground closure

Boomeri campground is closed from Wednesday 1 June 2022 until Thursday 15 September 2022 due to winter maintenance. There is no public access during this time. Please follow all safety signage and directions from staff.

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Applies from Mon 16 May 2022, 3.29pm to Fri 15 Jul 2022, 3.30pm. Last reviewed: Mon 16 May 2022, 4.06pm

Closed areas: Temporary track closures due to Tomaree Coastal Walk upgrades

NPWS will be temporarily closing several sections of existing walking tracks in Tomaree National Park due to the Tomaree Coastal Walk project.

NPWS is currently working on the track sections between Fingal Bay and Boat Harbour including:

  • building a new coastal track section to link Boat Harbour and One Mile Track.
  • upgrades and maintenance along Fingal Ridge Trail, Ocean Track and One Mile Track.

These tracks are closed and will remain closed until mid-July 2022 when works are finished, weather and site conditions permitting.

During the construction period for this section of track NPWS will conduct occasional helicopter lift operations transporting track building materials. 

To find out more visit https://environment.nsw.gov.au/tomareecoastalwalk

Enquires can be directed to the local Nelson Bay office on (02) 4984 8200.

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Applies from Wed 1 Jun 2022, 10.41am to Thu 15 Sep 2022, 10.00am. Last reviewed: Fri 17 Jun 2022, 12.05pm

Closed areas: Mungo Brush South campground closure

Mungo Brush south campground is closed from Wednesday 1 June 2022 until Thursday 15 September 2022 for winter maintenance. There is no public access during this period.  Please follow all safety signage and directions from staff. Mungo Brush north campground will remain open.  

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Applies from Tue 10 May 2022, 1.25pm to Wed 14 Sep 2022, 1.27pm. Last reviewed: Tue 10 May 2022, 4.37pm

Closed areas: White Tree Bay campground and picnic area closed for works

The White Tree Bay campground and picnic area are closed from Tuesday 10 May to Wednesday 14 September 2022 for annual winter maintenance.

There is no public access during this time. Please follow all safety signage and directions from staff.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For any further information, please contact the Booti Booti Office on 02 6591 0300.

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Applies from Fri 7 May 2021, 8.50am to Sun 7 May 2023, 9.00am. Last reviewed: Fri 27 May 2022, 2.39pm

Closed areas: Sunnyside campground closed

Sunnyside campground will be closed indefinitely until major works have been completed.

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Applies from Mon 11 Apr 2022, 4.00pm to Wed 30 Nov 2022, 4.00pm. Last reviewed: Mon 11 Apr 2022, 4.35pm

Closed areas: Wreck Beach walking track closed

Wreck Beach walking track is closed due to heavy rain undermining the walking track causing significant damage to steps and landings. The closure will be in place for an extended period until repairs are undertaken.

Barriers and signage are in place for visitor safety.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, call the NPWS Nelson Bay area office on 02 4984 8200 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Thu 20 Feb 2020, 9.16am to Fri 14 Oct 2022, 3.20pm. Last reviewed: Mon 11 Apr 2022, 3.21pm

Closed areas: Ocean Rocks walking track

Ocean Rocks walking track in Tomaree National Park is closed due to landslide from Thursday 20 February 2020. Signs will be in place around the closed area.

All main visitor areas, including Tomaree Summit walk, will remain open. You can still access Tomaree Head via Tomaree Summit walk.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the Hunter Coast area office on 02 4984 8200.

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Applies from Tue 14 Dec 2021, 1.11pm. Last reviewed: Thu 10 Mar 2022, 2.51pm

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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Applies from Mon 2 Aug 2021, 1.52pm. Last reviewed: Sun 5 Sep 2021, 7.55pm

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 Ruins site under any circumstances.

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

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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. NPWS staff regularly visit areas to collect day use fees. 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).

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