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Pipers Creek picnic area

Myall Lakes National Park

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Visitor info

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

Getting there and parking

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    Pipers Creek picnic area is in the Myall River precinct of Myall Lakes National Park. The picnic area can only be accessed by foot or boat via the lower Myall River. To get there:

    • From Hawks Nest, follow Mungo Brush Road Drive
    • Pipers Creek trailhead is on the left opposite the Lemontree 4WD beach access point
    • Leave the car here and follow Pipers Creek trail for approximately 500m to the picnic area.

    Boat access:

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    Road quality

    • Sealed roads

    Vehicle access

    • 2WD vehicles

    Weather restrictions

    • All weather

    Parking

    Parking is available at Pipers Creek trailhead, 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.

    Autumn

    A good time to visit when the weather is a little cooler and the park is less busy.

    Spring

    Magnificent wildflower displays as they bloom across the heathlands.

    Summer

    Look for dolphins swimming among the waves.

    Winter

    Head to Sugarloaf Point to watch for whales on their annual migration.

    Weather, temperature and rainfall

    Summer temperature

    Average

    19°C and 27°C

    Highest recorded

    41.5°C

    Winter temperature

    Average

    10°C and 19°C

    Lowest recorded

    1.1°C

    Rainfall

    Wettest month

    May

    Driest month

    November

    The area’s highest recorded rainfall in one day

    257.8mm

    Facilities

    There are no toilets at Pipers Creek picnic area. The nearest facilities are located at Stewart & Lloyds campground.

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    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.

    Pipers Creek picnic area

    Park info

    • 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 and display machines at Mungo Brush campground. NPWS visitor service officers regularly visit camping areas to collect fees from campers and sell annual passes. Day passes and annual passes also available from the Great Lakes Area Office, Bulahdelah and Tea Gardens Visitor Information Centres, and other local outlets.

      Bombah Point ferry fees may also apply (cash payment only).

      Buy annual pass