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Myall Lakes National Park

Visitor info

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

Getting there and parking

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    From the Pacific Highway take:

    • Tea Gardens Road to access the Myall River and Bombah Broadwater precincts of the park
    • Bombah Point Road to access the Boolambayte and Bombah Broadwater precincts of the park
    • Seal Rocks Road to access the Sugarloaf Point to Shelley Beach precinct of the park

    There is a vehicle ferry at Bombah Point which provides access across the lake (operates 8am to 6pm daily, fees apply: cash payments only). Under strong winds the ferry may be closed. Contact the park office to check. Ferry fees are as follows:

    • $2.50 per pedestrian
    • $5.50 per motorbike
    • $6.50 per car
    • $6.50 caravan, trailer or boat trailer
    • $10 per 4 tonne or larger vehicle

    Please note: dogs are not permitted in the park which includes the ferry and Mungo Brush Road.

    Park entry points

    • Bombah Broadwater - Boolambayte precinct See on map
    • Myall River precinct access See on map
    • Sugarloaf Point - Shelly Point Precinct access See on map

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    Road quality

    • Sealed roads

    Vehicle access

    • 2WD vehicles

    Weather restrictions

    • All weather

    By bike

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

    By public transport

    For information about public transport options, visit the NSW Country Transport website.

    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

    Facilities

    Amenities

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    Boat ramp Show more

    Cafe/kiosk

    Showers

    Electric power

    Maps and downloads

    Fees and passes

    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).

    • All Parks Pass - For all parks in NSW (including Kosciuszko NP) $190 (1 year) / $335 (2 years)
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    • Multi Parks Pass - For all parks in NSW (except Kosciuszko) $65 (1 year) / $115 (2 years)
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    • Country Parks Pass - For all parks in Country NSW (except Kosciuszko) $45 (1 year) / $75 (2 years)
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    • Single Country Park Pass - For entry to a single park in country NSW (except Kosciuszko). $22 (1 year) / $40 (2 years)
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    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.

    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 OEH pets in parks policy for more information.

    Smoking

    NSW national parks are no smoking areas.

    Myall Lakes National Park

    Contact

    • 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 an annual pass.
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    Nearby towns

    Hawks Nest (3 km)

    Hawks Nest is a small and tranquil seaside town. It's set in majestic surroundings on the northern shore of the Forster Area.

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    Bulahdelah (13 km)

    Buladelah is the gateway to Myall Lakes National Park. It's situated on the Myall River, with a backdrop of soaring, forested hills.

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    Forster (37 km)

    Dominated by water sports Forster is the centre of the Great Lakes area.

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    Sugarloaf Point Lighthouse. Photo: John Spencer