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Monument Beach picnic area

Conjola National Park

Visitor info

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

Getting there and parking

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Get directions

    Monument Beach picnic area is near Bendalong in Conjola National Park. To get there:

    • Turn east onto Bendalong Road from the Princes Highway then left into Cedar Road
    • Follow the signs along Cedar Road and Walter Hood Access Road, which ends at a short access road to the picnic area.
    • There is 7km of unsealed road before you reach the picnic area

    Park entry points

    Road quality

    • Unsealed roads

    Vehicle access

    • 2WD vehicles

    Weather restrictions

    • Dry weather only

    Parking

    Parking is available at Monument Beach picnic area.

    Best times to visit

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

    Autumn

    As the temperature cools slightly, this a great time to get active in the park with some bushwalking and mountain biking.

    Spring

    The wildflowers – waratahs and wattle among them – are in full bloom, bringing with them large numbers of birds. You might even be lucky enough to spot the rare Scalet Honeyeater or Little Lorikeet.

    Summer

    Hot weather means plenty of time for the beach and water. Keep an eye open for the endangered hooded plover and other shorebirds foraging on the sand.

    Winter

    The light is clear and beautiful and the beaches and trails very quiet – just the thing if you prefer exploring with few other people around.

    Weather, temperature and rainfall

    Summer temperature

    Average

    19°C and 24°C

    Highest recorded

    40.6°C

    Winter temperature

    Average

    10°C and 18°C

    Lowest recorded

    -3.2°C

    Rainfall

    Wettest month

    May

    Driest month

    September

    The area’s highest recorded rainfall in one day

    316.7mm

    Facilities

    You'll need to bring your own drinking water.

    Toilets

    • Non-flush toilets

    Picnic tables

    Carpark

    Drinking water

    Tank Water. Please boil before drinking

    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 + 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).

    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.

    Monument Beach picnic area

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    Monument beach, Conjola National Park