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Bongil Bongil National Park

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Visitor info

All the practical information you need to know about Bongil Bongil National Park.

Getting there and parking

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    From Coffs Harbour and Urunga:

    • Take the Reptom / Mylestom exit from the new Pacific Highway
    • Take Perry's Hill Road from the old Pacific Highway
    • Perry's Hill Road becomes Tuckers Road

    From Sawtell:

    • Take Boronia Street to access Sawtell headland
    • Take Lyons Road for Bonville Estuary and Bongil picnic area

    Park entry points

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    By bike

    Check out the Bicycle information for NSW website for more information.

    Best times to visit

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


    With cooler weather, it's a great time to explore the mountain bike tracks in the park.


    A great time to explore Bonville Creek by canoe, kayak or stand-up paddle board.


    Look for birds feeding on fruit-bearing trees in the rainforest.


    Maps and downloads

    Fees and passes

    A beach driving permit is required at Bongil Beach. NSW National Parks annual passes do not cover beach permit fees.

    Permits are $10 per vehicle. Available from the Mylestom Store, 16 George Street, Mylestom. Open daily 7.30am to 5pm. Phone 02 6655 4203.

    Safety messages

    However you discover NSW national parks and reserves, we want you to have a safe and enjoyable experience. Our park and reserve systems contrast greatly so you need to be aware of the risks and take responsibility for your own safety and the safety of those in your care.

    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.

    • If you’re bushwalking in this park, it’s a good idea to bring a topographic map and compass, or a GPS.
    • Ensure you’re well-prepared for your visit and tell a family member or friend of your travel plans.

    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).

    Water activities

    Beaches, rivers and lakes in NSW national parks offer lots of opportunities for water activities. Please take care in the water and find out how to help your family and friends stay safe around water.


    Beach driving at Bongil Beach is possible with a permit as far as the southern side of Bundagen Head on North Beach. From that point, it’s walking only. NSW National Parks annual passes do not cover beach permit fees.



    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.


    NSW national parks are no smoking areas.

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    Nearby towns

    Sawtell (1 km)

    Sawtell is a beautiful town framed by beaches and a national park.

    Coffs Harbour (10 km)

    Coffs Harbour is a coastal city on the North Coast, packed with things to do. It's surrounded by lush forests and national parks.

    Urunga (16 km)

    Urunga is a tranquil holiday resort and one of the State's secret treasures. The town is set on a coastal location at the mouth of the Bellinger and Kalang rivers.