Blackbutt picnic area
Crowdy Bay National Park
All the practical information you need to know about the Blackbutt picnic area.
Getting there and parking
Blackbutt picnic area is located near the nothern entrance of Crowdy Bay National Park on the Diamond Head Road.
- Unsealed roads
- 2WD vehicles
- All weather
Parking is available at Blackbutt picnic area, and its just a short walk to the beach.
Best times to visit
Crowdy Bay National Park generally enjoys a warm subtropical climate. However outside of winter the temperature can reach above 30C, so be sure to carry sunscreen, a hat and plenty of water. Drinking water is not available within the park. Winter days and nights can be cool to cold, particularly in exposed areas of the park.
Wildflowers paint the dunes and heath in spectacular colour during spring.
Swimming, boating and fishing – enjoy the delights of Crowdy Bay's magnificent beaches Look out for the festive Christmas Bell blooms.
Remember your binoculars and camera to experience the sight of migrating whales.
Weather, temperature and rainfall
19°C and 25°C
10°C and 19°C
February and March
The area’s highest recorded rainfall in one day
- Non-flush toilets
Maps and downloads
A current NSW recreational fishing licence is required when fishing in all waters.
- Port Macquarie office
- Monday to Friday, 9am to 4.30pm.
- 02 6588 5555 for general enquiries only, no bookings.
- 22 Blackbutt Road, Port Macquarie NSW 2444