Get together for a picnic near Cessnock under the shady gums at Astills picnic area, then head off for a bike ride through Werakata National Park.
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Back Creek picnic area, set in a beautiful dry eucalypt forest, offers great spots for picnics and cricket games, is close to easy walking tracks and features a maze.
Stop at secluded Black Oaks picnic area while enjoying a paddling trip on Myall River, as it offers scenic river views and abundant wildlife, in Myall Lakes National Park.
A popular picnic spot with daytrippers in summer, Boarding House Dam picnic area offers all the amenities, as well as local history, paddling, and hiking opportunities.
Enjoy a day out at this perfect picnic spot on the shores of tranquil Elizabeth Bay. Bring your boat and fishing rod, and don’t forget your swimmers.
Plan a canoeing or kayaking trip along the Myall River, and be sure to drop into Engels Reach picnic area for a break. Enjoy the serenity and seclusion of the park.
Rustic Hole in the Wall picnic area offers easy access to the beach with scenic coastal views, ideal for swimming and fishing in Myall Lakes National Park, near Hawks Nest.
For a great family day trip, Northern Broadwater picnic area offers swimming, paddling, birdwatching, and scenic lake views in Myall Lakes National Park, near Bulahdelah.
Hidden away in a grove of shady palms with free barbecues and picnic tables, Palms picnic area is a little haven you might want to keep under wraps.
Pull up the canoe at rustic and remote Pipers Creek picnic area while on a paddling or walking adventure in Myall Lakes National Park, north of Hawks Nest.
Birdwatching and wildlife facilities
See an array of birdlife at Seaham Swamp Bird Hide. A top Seaham attraction and picnic spot, this birdwatching haven is open all year round.
Point Stephens Lighthouse on Fingal Island is one of a kind. Kayak or take a boat to the island to explore the lighthouse and historic ruins.
Monkey Face lookout provides excellent scenic views over the Martinsville Valley, with space for a picnic.
Muirs lookout at Jilliby State Conservation Area displays amazing scenic views from the Watagan Range overlooking neighbouring townships.
Pelican Beach Road lookout offers scenic views over The Entrance and Pelican Beach and is a great spot for whale watching. The beach is popular for fishing and surfing.