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Moonee Beach trail

Munmorah State Conservation Area

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Visitor info

All the practical information you need to know about Moonee Beach trail.

Track grading

Grade 2

Learn more about the grading system Features of this track
  • Time

    45min - 1hr 15min

  • Quality of markings

    Clearly sign posted

  • Gradient

    Gentle hills

  • Distance

    4km return

  • Steps

    Occasional steps

  • Quality of path

    Formed track

  • Experience required

    No experience required

Getting there and parking

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Get directions

    From the northern entry of Munmorah State Conservation Area:

    • Follow Blue Wren Drive and turn left onto Campbell Drive and continue for 4km
    • The track begins from the gravel carpark on the left

    From the southern entry of Munmorah State Conservation Area:

    • Follow Birdie Beach Road and turn left onto Blue Wren Drive
    • Turn right onto Campbell Drive and continue for 4km
    • The track begins from the gravel carpark on the left

    Park entry points

    Road quality

    Check the weather before you set out as the road to Moonee Beach trail can become boggy when it rains.

    Parking

    Parking is available at the start of Moonee Beach trail, day use fees apply

    Best times to visit

    There are lots of great things waiting for you in Munmorah State Conservation Area. Here are some of the highlights.

    Autumn

    Make the most the of the lovely temperature at this time of year and pitch the tent for a camping break by the beach.

    Spring

    Head out along Moonee Beach trail in late winter or early spring and you'll be rewarded with spectacular wildflower displays in the coastal heath areas.

    Summer

    Escape the summer heat with a walk along the Palms circuit track through the rainforest, or cool off with a swim at Frazer beach – it's patrolled during the Christmas and Easter school holidays.

    Winter

    The winter months are the best time to whalewatch at Munmorah – you can even follow the whales' journey and record your sightings.

    Weather, temperature and rainfall

    Summer temperature

    Average

    18°C and 25°C

    Highest recorded

    42.4°C

    Winter temperature

    Average

    9°C and 18°C

    Lowest recorded

    3.4°C

    Rainfall

    Wettest month

    February

    Driest month

    August

    The area’s highest recorded rainfall in one day

    246mm

    Maps and downloads

    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.

    Bushwalking safety

    If you're keen to head out on a longer walk or a backpack camp, always be prepared. Read these bushwalking safety tips before you set off on a walking adventure in national parks.

    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.

    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).

    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.

    Moonee Beach trail

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    Park info

    • in Munmorah State Conservation Area in the Sydney and surrounds and North Coast regions
    • Spring/summer open hours

      Munmorah State Conservation Area is open 5.30am–9pm, from the start of the NSW school holiday period in September (Friday) until the last day of the NSW autumn school holidays.

      Autumn/winter open hours

      Munmorah State Conservation Area is open 5.30am–7pm, from 1 May until the day before the start of the NSW September school holidays (Thursday).

    • Park entry fees:

      $8 per vehicle per day. The park has pay and display machines - cash and credit cards accepted.

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