Myall Lakes National Park

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No visitor centresNo public transportWheelchair facilitiesCampingCaravan sitesAccommodationLookoutsPicnics and BBQsKiosks/cafesWalkingDogs and other domestic animals not permittedNo horse riding trailsCycling trailsCar touring4WD touring routesCanoeingSailing and boatingFishingSwimmingSnorkelling/divingNo adventure recreation opportunities

Myall Lakes National Park, on the north coast not far from Newcastle, features one of the state’s largest coastal lake systems that offers countless opportunities for canoeing and kayaking, boating and fishing. The park also boasts more than 40kms of beaches that offer some good swimming and surfing spots.

You can visit for a daytrip to enjoy a barbecue or picnic and some walking, but it’s better to come for the weekend or longer to enjoy all that the park has to offer. There are lots of great campgrounds, some large and some small, including campsites for tents, trailers, caravans, motorhomes, and even boats, so you’re bound to find the perfect site to suit your needs. If camping is not your style, you can book in to the heritage listed accommodation at Sugarloaf Point Lighthouse.

Be sure to check out the Grandis; a 76 metre high flooded gum that is one of the tallest trees in the state. You'll find it in the Grandis picnic area north east of Bulahdelah.

Myall Lakes National Park, near Port Stephens, is a great place to go whale watching during the annual whale migration which takes place from June to November. Find the perfect vantage point and plan your next coastal adventure on the Wild About Whales website.

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Boolambayte Lake::Bungaree Bay campground
Cutlers Cottage
Freshwater campground
Joes Cove campground
Johnsons Beach campground
Johnsons Hill lookout
Korsmans Landing campground
Mackaway Bay campground
Northern Broadwater picnic area
Sunnyside camping area
Two Mile Sands campground
Violet Hill campground
Bombah Broadwater::Banksia Green campground
Boomeri campground
Dees Corner campground
Mungo 4WD beach access
Mungo Brush campground
Mungo Rainforest walk
Tamboi walking track
Wells campground
White Tree Bay campground
Sugarloaf Point to Shelley Beach::Hearts Point picnic area
Light House Beach
Light House Beach 4WD access
Neranie campground
Old Gibber Track
Shelly Beach campground
Sugarloaf Point Lighthouse
Yagon campground
Along the Myall River::Black Oaks picnic area
Brambles Green campground
Dark Point Aboriginal Place
Dark Point carpark
Dark Point walking track
Engels Reach
Hole in the Wall picnic area
Lemontree 4WD beach access
Mungo walking track
Pipers Creek picnic area
Sandy Point (4WD only)
Stewart and Lloyds campground
The Tops to Myall Heritage Trail (route only)
Yacaaba Headland walking track
Yacaaba lookout
O'Sullivans Gap picnic area:: Picnic area
Facilities: picnic tables, non-flush toilets, carpark, trackhead/access point
Rivermouth campground:: Campground
Suitable for: Backpack camping, a long distance from your vehicle.
Facilities: wood barbecues (bring your own firewood), non-flush toilets, trackhead/access point
Grandis picnic area:: Picnic area
Facilities: picnic tables, non-flush toilets, carpark, trackhead/access point
Wheelchair access: medium
O'Sullivans Gap walking track:: Distance: 1.5km (loop)
Walking: easy, 45 minutes

These maps give you a basic overview of features and facilities. They do not provide detailed information on topography and landscape, and may not be suitable for some activities. We recommend that you buy a topographic map before you go exploring.