Broughton Island walking tracks
Myall Lakes National Park
All the practical information you need to know about Broughton Island walking tracks.
Grade 3Learn more about the grading system Features of this track
Quality of markings
Clearly sign posted
Short steep hills
Quality of path
Formed track, some obstacles
No experience required
Getting there and parking
Broughton Island walking tracks are on the remote Broughton Island, part of Myall Lakes National Park. To get there, you can only arrive by boat:
- A private vessel, or
- A boat-based tour operator based at Port Stephens
From Port Stephens, the boat journey takes around 45min to 1 hour one-way.
Esmeralda Cove moorings are all privately owned and cannot be used by the general public. If you use private boat to reach Broughton Island, register your movements with Marine Rescue Port Stephens on marine radio before you travel.
If you’re booking a campsite, contact your tour operator before you book to ensure that boat transfer is available, and costs suit your requirements.
If you use a private tour operator to get to Broughton Island, their schedules and prices vary. These tour operators provide boat transfers or guided tours to Broughton Island:
- No vehicle access
- Water is not available on Broughton Island. Bring plenty of drinking water.
- There are no rubbish bins, please take rubbish with you.
- Non-flush toilets
There is 1 picnic table on Broughton Island, in front of the campsites on Little Poverty Beach.
Maps and downloads
Disability access level - no wheelchair access
Camp fires and solid fuel burners
NSW national parks are no smoking areas.
- Nelson Bay office
- Monday to Friday, 8.30am to 4.30pm.
- 02 4984 8200
- Level 1, 12B Teramby Road, Nelson Bay NSW 2315
- 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 machines at Mungo Brush campground. NPWS staff regularly visit areas to collect day use fees. Day passes are also available from the Manning Great Lakes Area Office, Tea Gardens Visitor Information Centre, Bulahdelah Visitor Information Centre and the Hawks Nest Newsagency.
Bombah Point ferry fees may also apply (cash payment only).Buy annual pass