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Marmong picnic area

Lake Macquarie State Conservation Area

Visitor info

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

Getting there and parking

Get driving directions

Get directions

    Marmong picnic area is in the Awaba Bay precinct within Lake Macquarie State Conservation Area. To get there:

    • Take the Cessnock Road exit off F3 Freeway towards Awaba and Toronto
    • Continue along this road as it becomes Awaba Road
    • Turn left at Carey Street in Toronto to cross the water
    • Turn right along Bay Road, which loops around the point, to Lake Macquarie State Conservation Area.
    • Access to the walking track is via George Street, Fennell Bay.
    • Take a short walk into the picnic area from the northern end of Awaba Bay Foreshore walking track

    Park entry points

    Road quality

    • Sealed roads

    Vehicle access

    • No vehicle access

    Weather restrictions

    • All weather

    Parking

    Parking is not available at Marmong picnic area – access is via Awaba Bay Foreshore walking track.

    Best times to visit

    There are lots of great things waiting for you in Lake Macquarie State Conservation Area. Here are some of the highlights.

    Autumn

    Drop a line at Myuna Bay while the days are still warm enough to sit outside for a peaceful hour or two.

    Spring

    Spring is a lovely time to take Awaba Bay Foreshore walk and stop for a picnic lunch to enjoy the stunning lake views.

    Summer

    Why not kayak around the lake, exploring the secret bays and enjoying the warm water?.

    Winter

    Take a refreshing walk along Wangi circuit walking track, keeping an eye out for the tiny orchids that flower in winter.

    Weather, temperature and rainfall

    Summer temperature

    Average

    20°C and 25°C

    Highest recorded

    42°C

    Winter temperature

    Average

    8°C and 19°C

    Lowest recorded

    1.8°C

    Rainfall

    Wettest month

    March

    Driest month

    November

    The area’s highest recorded rainfall in one day

    283.7mm

    Facilities

    Drinking water is not available in this area, so it’s a good idea to bring your own.

    Picnic tables

    Maps and downloads

    Safety messages

    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 + 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).

    Paddling safety

    To make your paddling or kayaking adventure safer and more enjoyable, check out these paddling safety tips.

    River and lake safety

    The aquatic environment around rivers, lakes and lagoons can be unpredictable. If you're visiting these areas, take note of these river and lake safety tips.

    Permitted

    Fishing

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

    Prohibited

    Pets

    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.

    Smoking

    NSW national parks are no smoking areas.

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    Marmong picnic area, Lake Macquarie State Conservation Area. Photo: Ashley Deveridge