Elizabeth Bay picnic area
Munmorah State Conservation Area
All the practical information you need to know about the Elizabeth Bay picnic area.
Getting there and parking
From Lake Munmorah, follow Elizabeth Bay Drive for 2km and turn right at the second roundabout.
- Sealed roads
- 2WD vehicles
- All weather
There's an informal road-base carpark at the picnic area.
Best times to visit
There are lots of great things waiting for you in Munmorah State Conservation Area. Here are some of the highlights.
Make the most the of the lovely temperature at this time of year and pitch the tent for a camping break by the beach.
Head out along Moonee Beach trail in late winter or early spring and you'll be rewarded with spectacular wildflower displays in the coastal heath areas.
Escape the summer heat with a walk along the Palms circuit track through the rainforest, or cool off with a swim at Frazer beach – it's patrolled during the Christmas and Easter school holidays.
The winter months are the best time to whalewatch at Munmorah – you can even follow the whales' journey and record your sightings.
Weather, temperature and rainfall
18°C and 25°C
9°C and 18°C
The area’s highest recorded rainfall in one day
Drinking water is not available so you’ll need to bring your own supply.
There are accessible picnic tables set directly on grass.
The picnic area is mostly flat. There's step-free access around the picnic area across grass, but there are no pathways.
Maps and downloads
Disability access level - medium
- The picnic area is mostly flat and there's step-free access around the picnic area, but there are no pathways.
- You'll need to cross over grass and the road-base carpark surface to reach the picnic area facilities. There may be small pot holes and uneven ground.
- There are accessible picnic tables
A current NSW recreational fishing licence is required when fishing in all waters.
- in Munmorah State Conservation Area in the Sydney and surrounds and North Coast regions
Spring/summer open hours
Munmorah State Conservation Area is open 5.30am–9pm, from the start of the NSW school holiday period in September (Friday) until 1 May.
Autumn/winter open hours
Munmorah State Conservation Area is open 5.30am–7pm, from 1 May until the day before the start of the NSW September school holidays (Friday).
Park entry fees:
$8 per vehicle per day. The park has pay machines that accept both card and coins, or you can pay via the Park’nPay app.Buy annual pass