Tea Gardens Visitor Information Centre
Phone: (02) 4997 0111
Fax: (02) 4997 0111
Opening Hours: 10 - 4pm (Most days)
Tea Gardens CTC - Visitor Information CentreShop
4, Myall Plaza, 209 Myall Street, Tea Gardens, NSW 2324
Phone: (02) 4997 0749
Fax: (02) 4997 0759
Myall Lakes National Park
Currently, (August, 2010), the beach run within Myall Lakes National Park
is only open from Lemon Tree north to Little Gibber, and from Mungo Brush north to Big Gibber. The rest of the beach areas are closed till further notice with the exception of Lighthouse Beach at Seal Rocks where beach driving is still permitted. Permits (which are essentially your National Park entry fee), are available either on a daily basis at $7 each or $22 for a 12 month period from date of purchase. They are obtainable from the same locations as the Council Permit above, and from the Booti Booti National Park
Office. The beach area is very much subject to erosion from wind and tidal action and is subject to closure from time to time. So if you are planning a visit it would be well worthwhile ringing the National Park Area Office which is located within Booti Booti National Park
on (02) 6591 0300 to ascertain the latest information.Myall Lakes National Park
and Booti Booti
are parks where peak season and off peak camping rates apply. Currently, (August, 2010) the rates are $14 per adult per night and $7 per child per night in the peak season and $10 and $5 in the off peak season.
Port Macquarie/Hastings Shire Council Beaches
To drive any of the beaches which are marked as vehicle accessible within the Port Macquarie/Hastings Shire Council area, including the beach access from North Shore to Point Plomer
(which includes access into the Limeburners Creek Nature Reserve), you will need an annual beach access permit issued by the Council. They are available for $21 per vehicle (July to June) and can be bought at any of the Council’s offices or from any of the Tourist Information kiosks within the Council area. If you drive up the beach to Limeburners Creek Nature Reserve you will also need to purchase a national park day entry permit ($7 per vehicle per day) available from the coin operated vending machines within the Nature Reserve, so ensure you have the correct amount of gold coinage. And if you camp within the Nature Reserve at either of the two designated camping areas it will cost you $10 per adult and $5 per child per night. Inquiries can be made at Arakoon
Street, South West Rocks
, NSW 2431. Telephone (02) 6566 6168.
[SH]State Forests:[/MH]Most State Forests in NSW are available for camping and recreation
. Many have well maintained 4WD trails, and many also offer exceptionally beautiful and scenic touring opportunities.
Remember though, that you will be sharing the roads and tracks with logging trucks and logging machinery, so take care at all times.
Forests NSW have recently introduced a 60 km/h speed limit on all unsealed gravel roads in all State forests and are now in the process of installing 60 km/h signage.
For further information go to the Forests NSW website at www.industry.nsw.gov.au/forests and click on “Recreation
” or contact them at (02) 9872 0111 or Fax (02) 9871 6941
Go to the NSW RTA website on www.rta.nsw.gov.au/trafficreports/regionalnewsouthwales/ and remember up to date road reports are also available at www.exploroz.com/Roads/Default.aspx
Can I get a Concession?:
Don’t forget, if you are dealing with a National Park Service or any Government Agency, and you have a Seniors Card or a Pension Card of some description; always ask whether a Seniors Discount is available. In most cases the answer is, yes!