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Pambula-Haycock area

Beowa National Park

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Visitor info

All the practical information you need to know about the Pambula-Haycock area.

Getting there and parking

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    To get to attractions in the Pambula-Haycock area of Beowa National Park:

    • From Pambula, drive south along the Princes Highway for around 9km and turn left onto Haycock Road.
    • Drive along Haycock Road to access most attractions in this area like The Pinnacles, Severs Beach, Barmouth Beach and Haycock Point.
    • To access Pambula River walking track, turn left on Pambula Beach Road and drive 4km to Pambula river mouth.

    You can fly into Merimbula Airport from Sydney and Melbourne.

    Park entry points


    Best times to visit

    The Pambula-Haycock area has plenty of things to do and see, whatever the season. Here are some of the highlights.


    The blue skies and crisp weather are perfect for walking tracks around the Pambula River mouth and Haycock Point. Start with a picnic at Haycock Point picnic area and set off on a walk towards Barmouth Beach. Aside from the roos, echidnas and waterbirds, you might have the place to yourself.


    If you’ve come to see the whales frolicking and feeding, why not combine your national park visit with a whale watching tour. There’s wonderful beaches and places to see whales out at Haycock Point. Bird watchers will be in their element spotting crimson rosellas, new holland honeyeaters, eastern yellow robins and brown thornbills.


    Now’s the time to get out on the water. Swim, kayak or snorkel in the sparkling waters of Pambula Lake. Barmouth Beach has bright red rock platforms worth exploring and lovely views out to Pambula Beach.


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    Fees and passes

    The Pambula-Haycock area (north of Eden) has free park entry. Park entry fees apply in the Green Cape area (south of Eden).

    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.

    Boating safety

    If you're out on your boat fishing, waterskiing or just cruising the waterways, read these paddling and boating safety tips.

    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.

    Fire safety

    During periods of fire weather, the Commissioner of the NSW Rural Fire Service may declare a total fire ban for particular NSW fire areas, or statewide. Learn more about total fire bans and fire safety.

    Fishing safety

    Fishing from a boat, the beach or by the river is a popular activity for many national park visitors. If you’re planning a day out fishing, check out these fishing safety tips.

    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).

    Paddling safety

    To make your paddling or kayaking adventure safer and more enjoyable, check out these paddling safety tips.

    River and lake safety

    The aquatic environment around rivers, lakes and lagoons can be unpredictable. If you're visiting these areas, take note of these river and lake safety tips.




    A current NSW recreational fishing licence is required when fishing in all waters.



    There are no designated campgrounds in the northern section of the park so camping is not permitted in the Pambula-Haycock area.

    Gathering firewood



    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.

    Pambula-Haycock area


    Nearby towns

    Pambula (6 km)

    Pambula is a historic river village in majestic rural surroundings. The town is at the mouth of the Pambula River among forests and lakes.

    Merimbula (10 km)

    The main coastal towns of the Sapphire Coast include Bermagui, Tathra, Merimbula and Eden. This stunning coastline has sparkling beaches and bays, lakes and national parks, all accessible via excellent walking tracks and coastal drives. You'll find beaches just perfect for surfing, swimming and walks.

    Eden (15 km)

    Eden is a historic whaling town, ideal for a whale-watch tour. It's built around a promontory that juts into Twofold Bay.