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Gerroa picnic area

Seven Mile Beach National Park

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

Getting there and parking

Gerroa picnic area is at the northern end of Seven Mile Beach National Park. To get there:

From Sydney or Wollongong:

  • Turn off the Princes Highway to Gerringong and drive south to Gerroa
  • 1.75 km south of the Crooked River Bridge, turn left at the signpost into the park and follow it 750m to the end.

From Nowra:

  • Turn off the Princes Highway onto Bolong Road which becomes Gerroa Road
  • Turn right onto the unsealed road at the northern edge of the park and follow it 750m to the end

Road quality

  • Sealed roads

Vehicle access

  • 2WD vehicles

Weather restrictions

  • All weather


Parking is available at Gerroa picnic area in a gravel carpark.

Best times to visit

There are lots of great things waiting for you in Seven Mile Beach National Park. Here are some of the highlights.


Walk among the tall forest trees and enjoy a leisurely picnic surrounded by bush at Gerroa picnic area.


Enjoy the flowering wattles and birds nesting as you wander through the forest and dunes.


Start your day with an early morning swim, followed by breakfast at the beach picnic area, then a stroll along the long stretch of beach.


Feel the cool sea breeze on your face as you take in the tranquillity of the beach in winter, enjoy the scenic views, then head to the protected Beach Road picnic area for a leisurely lunch.

Weather, temperature and rainfall

Summer temperature


17°C and 25°C

Highest recorded


Winter temperature


8°C and 18°C

Lowest recorded



Wettest month


Driest month


The area’s highest recorded rainfall in one day




  • Flush toilets

Picnic tables


Drinking water


  • Cold showers

Step-free access

The picnic area is flat and step-free, with a 1.5m-wide concrete path that leads past the picnic tables and to the toilets.

  • Step-free outdoor pathways

Seats and resting points

There's a bench seat a short distance away from the toilets.

Maps and downloads

Safety messages

Beach safety

Beaches in this park are not patrolled, and can sometimes have strong rips and currents. These beach safety tips will help you and your family stay safe in the water.

Fishing safety

Fishing from a boat, the beach or by the river is a popular activity for many national park visitors. If you’re planning a day out fishing, check out these fishing safety tips.

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 - easy

This area is fully wheelchair-accessible, with the following accessible facilities:

  • Step-free access around the picnic area with a concrete path that leads past the picnic tables and to the toilets.
  • Accessible toilets and shower
  • Accessible picnic tables, one with an extension for wheelchairs
  • A bench seat for resting



A current NSW recreational fishing licence is required when fishing in all waters.


Gathering firewood

Firewood may not be collected from the park (no wood fires permitted).


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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