Bongil picnic area
Bongil Bongil National Park
All the practical information you need to know about the Bongil picnic area.
Getting there and parking
From Coffs Harbour:
- Take the Bonville exit from the Pacific Highway onto Pine Creek Way
- Turn into Williams Road north of Bonville
- Bongil picnic area is at the end of Williams Road
The gate to Bongil picnic area is automatically locked between sunset and sunrise.
- Sealed roads
- 2WD vehicles
- All weather
The carpark is adjacent to Bongil picnic area. There are 30 parking spots and bus parking is available. Access is via Williams Road, off Pine Creek Way.
All rubbish must be taken with you when you leave. Please leave the area clean and tidy. If significant cleaning is required there may be a fee.
You can bring and use your own portable gas barbecue if it has a drip tray.
- Gas/electric barbecues (free)
Maps and downloads
Disability access level - medium
This area is wheelchair accessible with some minor difficulties such as a grassy surface. You may need assistance to get around in some areas. The toilets are wheelchair accessible.
Food and drink
- You may bring your own food as well as portable gas barbecues fitted with drip trays for cooking.
- On-site barbecues can be used for catering purposes and commercial catering is also permitted.
- Limited alcohol consumption by guests is permitted and amounts must be detailed on the application form.
- Only rice and petals, flowers and flower arrangements containing no seed material.
- A florist can arrange this for you on request.
Structures, staging, furniture, amusements and decorations
- Weighted free standing decorative items such as bridal arches, red carpet and columns are permitted.
- Small marquees, chairs and tables.
Commercial filming and photography
- Commercial filming and photography may be permitted on application. You’ll need to get the relevant photography license.
Power, lighting and amplified sounds
- There is no publicly available power
- One single speaker, portable PA system or music player with an amplifier no greater than 50 watts
- Volume must be kept at a level that does not interfere with other park users' quiet enjoyment of the park.
- Lighting may be permitted and must be detailed on the application form.
Balloons, plant materials and animals are not permitted, including decorations consisting of paper confetti and flowers or plant materials that contain seeds.
Horse-drawn carriages, tents, marquees and banners are not permitted. Please do not put up signage or cordon off structures or areas at Bongil picnic area.
Receptions post ceremony will not be accepted.
Camp fires and solid fuel burners
NSW national parks are no smoking areas.