Myall Lakes National Park

One of the state's largest coastal lake systems - a Ramsar Wetland of International Significance - and 40 kilometres of beaches and rolling sand dunes make Myall Lakes one of the most visited parks in NSW. The Grandis, a magnificent 76 m high flooded gum, is one of the tallest trees in the state.

 

The lakes and beaches are perfect for water activities, and if you don't have your own craft, you can hire one locally.

 

Getting there

Best access routes
To reach O'Sullivan's Gap Picnic Area, turn off the Pacific Highway onto the Old Pacific Highway 8 kilometres north of Bulahdelah.
Road quality: paved

 

Take Mungo Brush Road from Hawks Nest to get to Mungo Brush.
Road quality: paved

 

The 'Grandis' is on Stoney Creek Road, which you can get to from the Old Pacific Hwy (north-west) or from The Lakes Way.
Road quality: unpaved sections

 

Take Myall Road (Lakes Road) from Bulahdelah to the Bombah Point Ferry
Road quality: unpaved sections

 

Other public transport options
The vehicle ferry at Bombah Point operates from 8am to 6pm every day, all year round. There are crossings every 30 minutes (fees apply). The ferry may not be suitable for longer vehicles.

 

Facilities & things to do

 

>>Walking tracks
>>Wheelchair facilities
>>Cycling
>>Car touring
>>4WD & trail bike touring
>>Canoeing & boating
>>Swimming
>>Fishing
>>Picnics & barbecues
>>Lookouts
>>Camping grounds

Safety in the park

 

Be aware of the risks associated with camping or recreation beneath over-hanging trees. Camping is restricted to designated camping areas

 

Natural environment

Native plant communities
>>Heathlands
>>Bogs/swamps
>>Rainforests
>>Eucalypt forests

Native animals
>>Mammals
>>Birds
>>Reptiles and amphibians

 

Culture & history

 

Sugarloaf Point Lighthouse

Sugarloaf Point Lighthouse stands on a remote and dramatic headland east of Seal Rocks village, 90 minutes north of Newcastle. It was completed in 1875.

 

The lighthouse tower is 15 m high, jutting out above the densely vegetated slopes of the headland. Below it, the lighthouse keepers' quarters and outbuildings were constructed on the southern side of the headland. To shelter the cottages from the elements, cuttings were made in the headland and stone retaining walls were built to the north.

 

On the grassy slopes next to the lookout point and cliff edge, there are three memorials to lighthouse keepers and others connected with this place.

 

Information for this National Park has been supplied courtesy of  The New South Wales National Parks and Wildlife Service

 

 

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