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Shark Bay picnic area

Bundjalung National Park

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

Getting there and parking

Shark Bay picnic area is in the Iluka area of Bundjalung National Park. To get there:

  • From Pacific Highway take the Iluka Road turnoff and follow for 11.8km
  • Turn left into Shark Bay picnic area, 50m past the Shark Bay 4WD access.
  • Drive 200m to the carpark bays next to the picnic area

Road quality

  • Sealed roads

Vehicle access

  • 2WD vehicles

Weather restrictions

  • All weather


Parking is available 20m from the picnic area in small parking bays on Shark Bay Road.

By bike

Bike access is available.



The non-flush toilet at this picnic area is an ambulant toilet.

  • Non-flush toilets

Picnic tables

Barbecue facilities

  • Gas/electric barbecues (free)


Step-free access

The picnic area is flat and step-free, but there are no pathways. You'll need to cross over flat grass to reach the facilities.

From the picnic area, there's a sandy track that leads to the beach. It's step-free, but people with reduced mobility may need assistance to get across the soft surface.

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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.

Paddling safety

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


Disability access level - medium

  • This picnic area is mostly flat grass over compacted sand and there are no pathways. People with reduced mobility may need assistance to cross these surfaces to reach the facilities.
  • There's an ambulant non-flush toilet.
  • An Easyrider large-wheel wheelchair is available for free from nearby Woody Head campground.



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


Camp fires and solid fuel burners


Gathering firewood




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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