Gazetted to mean low water mark along its eastern boundary, the park includes the beach and dune system, coastal forests including littoral rainforests, and wetlands of state significance. The park protects approximately 11 kilometres of coastline within a rapidly developing coastal area and, together with other coastal reserves to the north and south, including Moonee Beach Nature Reserve and Bundjalung, Yuraygir, and Hat Head National Parks, is part of a large conservation system which ranks in importance with only a handful on the east coast of New South Wales.
The diversity of vegetation communities and habitat types within Bongil Bongil National Park provide habitat for at least sixteen species of fauna which are listed as threatened under the NSW Threatened Species Conservation Act 1995, including the little tern and koala. It also contains Aboriginal middens and stone, and there is a high probability that more sites occur on the sand dunes and estuary shores.
A range of recreational activities can be undertaken within the park including fishing, swimming, boating, walking and picnicking. This plan provides for day use recreation within the park, as well as maintenance of the natural and cultural heritage values of the park.
Draft replacement plan
The Bongil Bongil National Park Draft Plan of Management (2017) was on public exhibition from 5 May 2017 to 14 August 2017. Public consultation for this document has ended.
Photo: Tuckers Rocks, Bongil Bongil National Park / Michael Van Ewijk/OEH