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Gerroa picnic area

Seven Mile Beach National Park

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Visitor info

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

Parking is available at Gerroa picnic area, including a designated disabled spot.

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.

Autumn

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

Spring

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

Summer

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.

Winter

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

Average

17°C and 25°C

Highest recorded

42.4°C

Winter temperature

Average

8°C and 18°C

Lowest recorded

2.3°C

Rainfall

Wettest month

March

Driest month

September

The area’s highest recorded rainfall in one day

728.7mm

Facilities

Toilets

  • Flush toilets

Picnic tables

Carpark

Drinking water

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).

Accessibility

Disability access level - easy

This area is fully wheelchair-accessible.

Wheelchair facilities:

  • Disabled toilet
  • Picnic table with extension for wheelchairs
  • Disabled parking bay

Permitted

Fishing

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

Prohibited

Gathering firewood

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

Pets

Pets and domestic animals (other than certified assistance animals) are not permitted. Find out which regional parks allow dogs and see the pets in parks policy for more information.

Smoking

NSW national parks are no smoking areas.

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