Engels Reach picnic area
Myall Lakes National Park
All the practical information you need to know about the Engels Reach picnic area.
Getting there and parking
Get driving directions
Engels Reach picnic area is in the Myall River precinct of Myall Lakes National Park. The picnic area can only be accessed by boat via the lower Myall River. To get there:
- Boat ramps are available at Mungo Brush campground and Marine Drive, Tea Gardens.
Park entry points
- Myall River precinct access See on map
- Sealed roads
- 2WD vehicles
- All weather
Parking is available at Mungo Brush campground and Marine Drive, Tea Gardens.
Best times to visit
There are lots of great things waiting for you in Myall Lakes National Park. Here are some of the highlights.
A good time to visit when the weather is a little cooler and the park is less busy.
Magnificent wildflower displays as they bloom across the heathlands.
Look for dolphins swimming among the waves.
Head to Sugarloaf Point to watch for whales on their annual migration.
Weather, temperature and rainfall
19°C and 27°C
10°C and 19°C
The area’s highest recorded rainfall in one day
Please note there are no facilities, so you'll need to bring all your supplies, including water and food.
Maps and downloads
A current NSW recreational fishing licence is required when fishing in all waters.
- Booti Booti Office
- Monday to Friday, 8.30am to 4.30pm. Closed public holidays.
- 02 6591 0300
- The Ruins campground, Booti Booti National Park, 4374 The Lakes Way, Booti Booti 2428
- 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 and the Hawks Nest Newsagency.
Bombah Point ferry fees may also apply (cash payment only).