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Engels Reach picnic area

Myall Lakes National Park

Current alerts in this area

There are no current alerts in this area.

Nearby alerts

Applies from Fri 14 Feb 2020, 1.08pm. Last reviewed: Fri 14 Feb 2020, 3.56pm

Closed areas: Bombah Point ferry closed due to flooding

The Bombah Point ferry in Myall Lakes National Park is closed due to flooding from Friday 14 February 2020 and will remain closed until further notice.

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Applies from Sun 9 Feb 2020, 9.22am. Last reviewed: Fri 14 Feb 2020, 9.25am

Closed areas: Samurai Beach closed

Samurai Beach is closed from Sunday 9 February 2020. The closure is due to severe weather and remains in place until further notice. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the local NPWS Hunter Central Coast area office on 02 4984 8200.

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Applies from Thu 6 Feb 2020, 4.46pm. Last reviewed: Fri 7 Feb 2020, 9.55am

Closed areas: The Mungo walking track - Myall Lakes National Park

The Mungo walking track is temporarily closed until Friday 21 February 2020. Please contact the Manning Great Lakes area office on 02 6591 0300 for further information.

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Applies from Thu 14 May 2015, 10.45am. Last reviewed: Wed 13 Jul 2016, 10.14am

Safety alerts: No driving on the dunes, except for the Recreational Vehicle Area

Drive only on the waterfront, or in the Recreational Vehicle Area (RVA).

  • All dunes between the Lavis Lane and Anna Bay accesses are closed to driving.
  • The RVA, which is located south of the Lavis Lane access, is open for dune driving.

Tide warning: At high tide, sections of the beach may be impassable, plan your trip to travel at low tide. If the beach front is too narrow to pass safely, retrace your route. Do not attempt to bypass around the dunes. It is recommended you do not drive on the beach 2 hours before and after high tide. Visit the Bureau of Meteorology website for further information

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Applies from Fri 24 Jul 2015, 9.46am. Last reviewed: Mon 8 Aug 2016, 10.23am

Closed areas: Fingal Island Spit - Closure

Some areas of this park are closed due to weather and storm conditions. This closure may be extended and any extension will be posted as soon as possible. The closed area is:

  • Fingal Island Spit - No pedestrian or vehicle access between mainland and Fingal Island

For more information, please phone the NPWS Hunter coast area office on (02) 4984 8205 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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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/engels-reach-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 and display machines at Mungo Brush campground. NPWS visitor service officers regularly visit camping areas to collect fees from campers and sell annual passes. Day passes and annual passes also available from the Great Lakes Area Office, Bulahdelah and Tea Gardens Visitor Information Centres, and other local outlets.

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

    Buy annual pass
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Emergency services

For all NSW fires visit the Rural Fire Service

For the latest information on wildfires in your area please contact the NSW Rural Fire Service.

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Engels Reach Picnic Area, Myall Lakes National Park. Photo: Katrina Gray