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Bongil picnic area

Bongil Bongil National Park

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All the practical information you need to know about the Bongil picnic area.

Getting there and parking

Bonville Creek is in the northern area of Bongil Bongil National Park, near Sawtell. To get there:

  • Take the Bonville exit from the Pacific Highway onto Pine Creek Way
  • Turn into Williams Road
  • Continue to the end of Williams Road to the carpark at Bongil picnic area.

Road quality

  • Sealed roads

Vehicle access

  • 2WD vehicles

Weather restrictions

  • All weather


Parking is available at Bongil picnic area.

Bicycle access

Cyclists and walkers can reach Bonville Creek and Bongil picnic area via the unsealed Lyons trail from Lyons Road, Toormina.


Drinking water is not available in this area so it's a good idea to bring your own.


  • Non-flush toilets

Picnic tables

Barbecue facilities

  • Gas/electric barbecues (free)


Maps and downloads

Safety messages

Mobile safety

Dial Triple Zero (000) in an emergency. Download the Emergency Plus app before you visit, it helps emergency services locate you using your smartphone's GPS. Please note there is limited mobile phone reception in this park and you’ll need mobile reception to call Triple Zero (000).


Disability access level - medium

  • The path from the carpark to the picnic area is paved, but visitors with wheelchairs, prams or limited mobility may need some assistance on grassy areas.
  • There's plenty of timber picnic tables and seating, many under shelters.



Pets and domestic animals (other than certified assistance animals) are not permitted. Find out which regional parks allow dog walking and see the pets in parks policy for more information.


NSW national parks are no smoking areas.

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