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Wallarah National Park

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Visitor info

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

Getting there and parking

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    From Swansea:

    • From the Pacific Highway, turn left onto Bowman Street.
    • Continue along into Park Avenue and turn right onto Caves Beach Road
    • Continue until you reach the locked gate at the end of Spoon Rocks Road

    From Gosford or Newcastle:

    • Take the F3 to the Motorway Link (exit to Swansea), then continue along the Pacific Highway towards Swansea.
    • From the Pacific Highway, turn right into Bowman Street at the roundabout.
    • Continue along into Park Avenue, then turn right onto Caves Beach Road.
    • Continue until you reach the locked gate at the end of Spoon Rocks Road

    Please note that vehicles and motorcycles are prohibited in Wallarah National Park so you'll need to park outside the gates. Penalties apply for non-compliance.

    Park entry points

    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 transport info website.

    Best times to visit

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


    Wildflower viewing in the heath along the Coastal walking track.


    Whale watching from the beach and coastal tracks.

    Maps and downloads

    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.

    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.

    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.

    Cycling safety

    Hundreds of cyclists head to our national parks for fun and adventure. If you're riding your bike through a national park, read these mountain biking and cycling 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).


    Vehicles and motorcycles

    Vehicles and motorcycles are prohibited in this park. Penalties apply for non-compliance.


    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.

    Wallarah National Park


    Nearby towns

    Swansea (4 km)

    Swansea is an energetic Lake Macquarie town with wonderful boating. It's situated on an isthmus between the lake and the sea.

    Newcastle (30 km)

    Newcastle is a harbour city surrounded by amazing surf beaches that are linked by a great coastal walk, the Bathers Way. The walk from Nobbys Beach to Merewether Beach takes about three hours and is a great way to explore the city.

    Cessnock (65 km)

    Some of the finest wines in the world are created in the Hunter Valley and its towns, gourmet food is acclaimed and luxury, boutique accommodations are matched by the most beautiful natural scenery.