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Maitland Bay Information Centre

Bouddi National Park

Visitor info

All the practical information you need to know about Maitland Bay Information Centre.

Getting there and parking

Maitland Bay Information Centre is in the Maitland Bay precinct of Bouddi National Park.

To get there from Gosford:

  • Follow the Central Coast Highway towards Erina
  • Turn right onto Avoca Drive and continue through Kincumber
  • Turn right at Empire Bay Drive
  • Turn left into Cochrone Street and then right onto The Scenic Road
  • The centre is located opposite the intersection of Maitland Bay Drive and The Scenic Road in Maitland

Road quality

  • Sealed roads

Vehicle access

  • 2WD vehicles

Weather restrictions

  • All weather

Parking

Parking is available at Maitland Bay Information Centre

Best times to visit

Spring

Take the Bouddi Coastal walk to be amazed by the colourful wildflowers on display in spring.

Summer

Cool off with a dip at one the park's gorgeous beaches or try snorkelling at Maitland Bay Surf the popular coastline between MacMasters Beach and Box Head .

Winter

Grab the camera and spot humpback whales as they migrate north between May and July.

Facilities

Carpark

Drinking water

There is a drinking fountain next to the information sign.

Public phone

Maps and downloads

Safety messages

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).

Accessibility

Disability access level - medium

Assistance may be required to access this area

  • No wheelchair access to downstairs section of Maitland Bay Information Centre

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.

Maitland Bay Information Centre

Operated by

  • Maitland Bay Information Centre
  • Weekends and public holidays only, 11am to 3pm
  • 02 4320 4200 Girrakool office
  • 174 The Scenic Road, Bouddi NSW 2251

Park info

  • in Bouddi National Park in the Sydney and surrounds region
  • Bouddi 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 in the Putty Beach precinct. The park has coin-operated pay and display machines - please bring correct coins.

    Buy annual pass

Visitor centre

Maitland Bay Information Centre, Bouddi National Park. Photo: Nick Cubbin