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Yacaaba Headland walking track

Myall Lakes National Park

Visitor info

All the practical information you need to know about Yacaaba Headland walking track.

Track grading

Grade 4

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

    2hrs 30min - 3hrs 30min

  • Quality of markings

    Sign posted

  • Gradient

    Very steep

  • Distance

    7km return

  • Steps

    Many steps

  • Quality of path

    Formed track, some obstacles

  • Experience required

    No experience required

Getting there and parking

Get driving directions

Get directions

    Yacaaba Headland walking track is in the southern precinct of Myall Lakes National Park. To get there:

    • Follow Pacific Highway, north of Newcastle, past Raymond Terrace.
    • Drive for approximately 40km and turn right into Tea Gardens Road
    • Follow signs for Myall Way/Hawks Nest via Myall and Kingfisher streets

    Park entry points

    Parking

    Parking is available at Bennetts Beach or along Beach Road.

    Best times to visit

    There are lots of great things waiting for you in Myall Lakes National Park. Here are some of the highlights.

    Autumn

    A good time to visit when the weather is a little cooler and the park is less busy.

    Spring

    Magnificent wildflower displays as they bloom across the heathlands.

    Summer

    Look for dolphins swimming among the waves.

    Winter

    Head to Sugarloaf Point to watch for whales on their annual migration.

    Weather, temperature and rainfall

    Summer temperature

    Average

    19°C and 27°C

    Highest recorded

    41.5°C

    Winter temperature

    Average

    10°C and 19°C

    Lowest recorded

    1.1°C

    Rainfall

    Wettest month

    May

    Driest month

    November

    The area’s highest recorded rainfall in one day

    257.8mm

    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.

    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).

    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.

    Yacaaba Headland walking track

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    Park info

    • 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 and display machines at Mungo Brush campground. NPWS visitor service officers regularly visit camping areas to collect fees from campers and sell annual passes. Day passes and annual passes also available from the Great Lakes Area Office, Bulahdelah and Tea Gardens Visitor Information Centres, and other local outlets.

      Bombah Point ferry fees may also apply (cash payment only).

      Buy a pass
    Yacaaba Headland walking track beach hero, Myall Lakes National Park. Photo: John Spencer