Karuah National Park
All the practical information you need to know about Karuah National Park.
Getting there and parking
Get driving directions
- Travel north on Pacific Highway
- Approximately 17km after Raymond Terrace, turn left onto Bucketts Way
- Continue for approximately 9km then turn right onto Hobarts Road, just past Limeburners Creek.
Park entry points
- Hobarts Road See on map
- Witt Road See on map
- Tattersalls campground See on map
- Unsealed roads
- All roads require 4WD vehicle
- Dry weather only
Check out the Bicycle information for NSW website for more information.
By public transport
Karuah National Park is not accessible by public transport.
Best times to visit
There are lots of great things waiting for you in Karuah National Park. Here are some of the highlights.
Pack your fishing gear and head to the river at this popular fishing spot.
See how the wildflowers bring the bush to life in spring.
Launch your kayak, canoe or boat and explore the reserve by water.
Get cosy around the campfires on those cold winter nights.
Weather, temperature and rainfall
12°C to 28°C
3°C to 18°C
The area’s highest recorded rainfall in one day
Maps and downloads
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.
- in the North Coast region
Karuah National Park is always open but may have to close at times due to poor weather or fire danger.
Nelson Bay office
02 4984 8200
Contact hours: Monday to Friday, 8.30am to 4.30pm.
- Level 1, 12B Teramby Road, Nelson Bay NSW 2315
- Nelson Bay office
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