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Maitland Bay Information Centre

Bouddi National Park

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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


There's a small asphalt carpark and a larger gravel carpark at the information centre.

Best times to visit


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


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 .


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



Drinking water

There is a drinking fountain next to the information sign.

Public phone

Step-free access

There's step-free access to the information centre via a concrete pathway from the carpark. The area outside the information centre is mostly flat.

Inside the building, the street-level section of the information centre is step-free. However there's also a lower level that's located down a flight of 5 stairs.

Accessible doorways

The doors have lever handles, aren't heavy and the width of the doorway is 850mm or wider when open.

  • Accessible doorways, at least 850mm wide, with lever handles

Maps and downloads

Safety messages

Mobile safety

Dial Triple Zero (000) in an emergency. Download the Emergency Plus 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).


Disability access level - medium

  • There's step-free access from the carpark to the building entrance and around the street-level section of the building.
  • Access from the carpark to the information centre is via a flat concrete path.
  • Doorways at the information centre are accessible with lever handles.
  • There's a lower level at the information centre that's located down a flight of 5 stairs. People with reduced mobility may need assistance to reach the lower level.



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.

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

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