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Engels Reach picnic area

Myall Lakes National Park

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Current alerts in this area

There are no current alerts in this area.

Nearby alerts

Applies from Tue 7 Sep 2021, 3.09pm to Thu 23 Sep 2021, 3.14pm. Last reviewed: Fri 17 Sep 2021, 4.27pm

Closed areas: Mungo Beach closed to vehicles

4WD beach access within Myall Lakes National Park is currently closed from Tuesday 7 September until Friday 17 September 2021, unless the closure needs to be extended.

The beach is severely eroded from recent high seas, making it unsafe for 4WD access. Staff will monitor the condition regularly and update this alert. 

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

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Applies from Mon 16 Aug 2021, 9.23am to Fri 1 Oct 2021, 11.59am. Last reviewed: Fri 17 Sep 2021, 4.18pm

Closed areas: Campgrounds closed due to COVID-19 restrictions

A number of NPWS campgrounds and accommodation are closed until further notice as a result of the NSW Government’s stay-at-home restrictions. Find out more on our COVID-19 update webpage.

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Applies from Thu 16 Sep 2021, 2.59pm to Fri 1 Oct 2021, 3.00pm. Last reviewed: Thu 16 Sep 2021, 4.33pm

Other incidents: Neranie campground barbeques closed

The barbeques at Neranie campground are currently being repaired and will not be in operation until Friday 1 October 2021.  Please bring your own gas stove for your cooking requirements. 

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Applies from Thu 16 Sep 2021, 9.55am to Sun 31 Oct 2021, 9.55am. Last reviewed: Thu 16 Sep 2021, 3.15pm

Closed areas: Campground closed due to tree risk

Mackaway Bay campground is closed until Sunday 31 October 2021 due allow for tree risk assessments following significant flooding.

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

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Applies from Wed 15 Sep 2021, 2.14pm to Fri 1 Oct 2021, 2.00pm. Last reviewed: Fri 17 Sep 2021, 2.06pm

Closed areas: Campgrounds closed for maintenance

The following campgrounds are closed until Friday 1 October 2021 for road maintenance:

  • Bungarie Bay campground
  • Violet Hill campground

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

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Applies from Wed 15 Sep 2021, 2.02pm to Fri 1 Oct 2021, 2.00pm. Last reviewed: Wed 15 Sep 2021, 3.47pm

Closed areas: Campgrounds closed for flood repairs

The following campgrounds are closed until Friday 1 October 2021 for flood repairs:

  • Freshwater campground
  • Rivermouth campground
  • White Tree Bay campground

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

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Applies from Mon 8 Mar 2021, 3.09pm to Sun 31 Oct 2021, 6.10pm. Last reviewed: Tue 7 Sep 2021, 5.13pm

Closed parks: Park closed for road upgrades

Wallingat National Park is closed from Monday 8 March 2021 until Sunday 31 October 2021 due to road maintenance.

This work is weather dependent and the closure will be reviewed in late August based on progress of the work.

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

Applies from Mon 30 Aug 2021, 10.24am to Sun 10 Oct 2021, 5.33pm. Last reviewed: Fri 3 Sep 2021, 3.20pm

Other planned events: Pest control program

National Parks and Wildlife Services will be undertaking a wild dog trapping program in Myall Lakes National Park from Monday 30 August to Sunday 10 October 2021. The program will be conducted along roads and management trails within the park including:

  • Crawford River Road
  • Nerong Road
  • Cabbage Tree Road
  • Knob Road
  • Boundary Road
  • Red Peppermint management trail
  • Burdekins management trail
  • Boomerang management trail
  • Mount Chapman management trail 
  • Devils Hill management trail
  • Gooch's management trail
  • Apple Tree management trail
  • Gilberts management trail
  • Gorong management trail
  • Rooty Creek management trail
  • Sugarloaf management trail

The program is part of a wider ongoing program in conjunction with Local Land Services, Forestry Corp, Mid Coast Council and private landholders. It is coordinated through the Bulahdelah District Pest Animal Control Group.

Domestic pets are not permitted in NSW national parks and reserves. Pets and working dogs may be affected by the program if they enter the park.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information please contact the NPWS Manning Great Lakes Area on 02 6591 0300.

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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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Applies from Sat 20 Mar 2021, 12.30pm to Thu 30 Sep 2021, 1.11pm. Last reviewed: Mon 28 Jun 2021, 11.10am

Closed areas: Wreck Beach walking track damaged

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 Fri 7 May 2021, 8.50am to Sat 7 May 2022, 9.00am. Last reviewed: Fri 17 Sep 2021, 2.07pm

Closed areas: Sunnyside campground closed

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

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Applies from Fri 25 Sep 2020, 1.18pm. Last reviewed: Mon 9 Aug 2021, 12.23pm

Closed areas: Little Mountain campground closed

Little Mountain Road and Little Mountain campground in Karuah National Park are closed while Little Mountain Road is being upgraded. The road is impassable. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the local NPWS office.

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Applies from Thu 20 Feb 2020, 9.16am. Last reviewed: Sun 12 Apr 2020, 1.24pm

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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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 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, Tea Gardens Visitor Information Centre, Bulahdelah Visitor Information Centre and the Hawks Nest Newsagency.

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

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Emergency services

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