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Palms circuit track

Munmorah State Conservation Area

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Visitor info

All the practical information you need to know about Palms circuit track.

Track grading

Grade 4

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

    15 - 45min

  • Quality of markings

    Clearly sign posted

  • Gradient

    Short steep hills

  • Distance

    0.75km loop

  • Steps

    Occasional steps

  • Quality of path

    Rough track, many obstacles

  • Experience required

    No experience required

Getting there and parking

From the northern entrance of Munmorah State Conservation Area:

  • Follow Blue Wren Drive
  • Turn left into Campbell Drive
  • Turn right into Frazer Beach Road and follow the road for 300m
  • There’s a small carpark on the left with access to the Palms circuit track

From the southern entrance of Munmorah State Conservation Area:

  • Follow Birdie Beach Road and turn left onto Blue Wren Drive
  • Turn right onto Campbell Drive and then right onto Frazer Beach Road
  • After about 300m, you’ll see a small carpark on the left with access to the Palms circuit track

Parking

Parking is available at the Palms picnic area. It can be a busy place on weekends, so parking may be limited.

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

Prohibited

NSW national parks are no smoking areas.

Pets

Pets and domestic animals (other than certified assistance animals) are not permitted. Find out which regional parks allow dogs and see the pets in parks policy for more information.

Smoking

NSW national parks are no smoking areas.

Palms circuit track

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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.

    Buy annual pass