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Accessing the Myall Lakes

The magnificently picturesque Myall Lakes system is located on the East Coast of Australia, on the mid-north coast of NSW.  The lakes system is approximately 80 Kms north of Newcastle, and 3 ½ hours north of Sydney.

 

Access is gained for larger vessels via the lower Myall River from Port Stephens and Tea Gardens.  Larger vessels need to negotiate the lower Myall River at high water.

Water depths on the Upper Myall River are adequate for most vessels.

 

Wharves and Boat Ramps

Notes:

  • The coordinates are in Degrees - decimal Minutes and are only approximate positioning of the wharves.
  • There is no fuel available on or near the Myall Lakes system.
  • Vessels are not to be left unattended whilst moored on any wharves.

 

Bulahdelah Wharf and Boat Ramp

There is a concrete boat ramp next to the wharf situated on the South bank of the Upper Myall River at Bulahdelah.

Public toilets are accessed by walking across the bridge to the quaint shopping area.  There is also a free camping area at the wharf for fully self contained caravans and mobile homes.

From Bulahdelah it is 17.6 km by water to the Broadwater of the Myall Lakes.  The trip down this part of the river winds through magnificently diverse scenery from open grazing land to dense natural forests with an abundant array of birdlife.

 

Nerong Public Wharf and Boat Ramp

There is a public, concrete based boat ramp at the end of Egret Street with limited parking.

Public toilets are available at the public hall at the top of the inlet on Redbill Road.

There is also a small floating (concrete) wharf across from the boat ramp at Nerong suitable for vessels up to 7m in length.  To be found approximately at 32o 30.561' S and 152o 12.946' E.

Access is via the park at the end of Heron Street.

 

Tea Gardens Public Wharf and Boat Ramps

There is a substantial floating public wharf well situated at Tea Gardens.  Please keep in mind that this wharf can get quite busy at times so if you can moor up on the inside, you should do so.  If you have a larger vessel, consider other vessels that may want to use the wharf at the same time.

Beware aware that at times there are strong tidal currents at this wharf - approach with caution.

There are two concrete boat ramps available at Tea Gardens.  The main boat ramp, which is situated next to the South end of the bridge provides a large parking area.  There is another ramp at the far end (upstream) of the shopping centre, also with parking facilities.

Travelling North turn right off the Pacific Highway, about 44 km North of the Heatherbrae round-about, onto Myall Way.  After travelling a further 9.5 km you will arrive at the charming village of Tea Gardens.

Travelling South turn left onto Myall Way, 29 km after you cross the Myall River at Bulahdelah.

 

Black Oaks Wharf

This wharf is a Myall Lakes Aquatic Club Project.

Situated 5.5 km South of Engel's Landing or 10 km North of the Tea Gardens bridge Black Oaks wharf is in a fairly sheltered and quiet part of the river.  However this wharf is suitable only for vessels up to 7 metres in length.  To be found approximately at 32o 37.318' S and 152o 11.604' E.

There is an interesting information board relevant to the Myall Lakes National Park at this site.

There are no toilets at this location.

 

Engel's Landing Wharf

This wharf is a Myall Lakes Aquatic Club Project.

Situated 10.6 km South from Tamboy or 15 km North of the Tea Gardens bridge Engel's Landing Wharf is in a fairly sheltered and picturesque part of the river and can accommodate larger vessels.  To be found approximately at 32o 35.956' S and 152o 13.279' E.  There are no toilets at this location.

 

Sheddon's Landing Public Wharf (Tamboi)

This wharf is a Myall Lakes Aquatic Club Project.

This very sheltered wharf is situated where the Lower Myall River drains out of the Myall Lakes.  To be found approximately at 32o 33.098' S and 152o 17.098' E.

It is here that you will find the historic huts of the prawn fishermen who work the Lower Myall River.

There are two covered picnic tables and an emergency water tank provided by this club.

There are no toilets at this location.

This wharf can accommodate larger vessels, however be aware that at times there are strong conflicting currents and eddies at this wharf - approach with caution.

 

Tamboy (Tamboi) Emergency Wharf

This wharf is a Myall Lakes Aquatic Club Project.

Situated on the opposite bank of the Lower Myall river across from the Sheddon's Landing Wharf is the Tamboy emergency wharf and helipad.

To be found approximately at 32o 33.067' S and 152o 17.158' E.

Although this is not a public wharf, it can be used for short periods, but a vessel must never be left unattended and the wharf must be vacated instantly if the need arises.  These rules apply 24/7.

 

Mungo Brush Boat Ramp and Camping Area

On the Eastern shores of The Broadwater of the Myall Lakes System there is a public, concrete based boat ramp on Mungo Brush Road (20.5 km North of Tea Gardens bridge) with camping areas nearby.  This is a popular site for water skiing.  Toilets are available at the camp areas.

 

Bombah Point Public Wharf, Public Moorings and Pump-Out

There is a concrete floating wharf at Bombah Point where pump-out and 'Port-a-Potty emptying facilities are available.  To be found approximately at 32o 30.288' S and 152o 18.210' E.

Please note that vessels using the pump-out facility have priority access to this wharf.

There is no public boat ramp available here but there is a gravel boat ramp only for the use of caravan park guests.  The nearest boat ramp is at Korsman's Landing Camp ground.

The adjacent caravan park has a limited convenience store.

Access from the South is via Mungo Brush Road at Hawkes Nest (via Tea Gardens) on a sealed road and a vehicular ferry.  The ferry runs from 8am to 6pm daily, charging a fare.  Distance 26.5 km from the Tea Gardens bridge.

Access from the Pacific Highway at Bulahdelah travelling along Bombah Point Road for 10.5 km.  At present Bombah Point Road is only partly sealed.

There are three public courtesy moorings for larger vessels in the bay near the public wharf.

 

Korsman's Landing, Public Wharf and Camping Area

This wharf is a Myall Lakes Aquatic Club Project.

There is a public wharf and a gravel based boat ramp situated at the Korsmans Landing Camp ground with toilets available in the adjacent camp area.  The wharf is situated approximately at 32o 28.591' S and 152o 17.185' E.

This is an excellent base for water skiing but don't forget to bring your own fuel.

Access from the South is via Mungo Brush Road at Hawkes Nest (via Tea Gardens) on a sealed road and a vehicular ferry.  The ferry runs from 8am to 6pm daily charging a fare.  After the ferry the road is not sealed.  Turn Right 4.5 km after getting off the vehicular ferry and proceed for another 2 km to reach the campsite.

Access from the Pacific Highway at Bulahdelah is via Bombah Point Road which is at present only partly sealed.  Travel for about 5.5 km and turn left at the sign, continue on for another 2 km to reach the campsite.

There are five public courtesy moorings for larger vessels in the bay opposite the public wharf at Professor's Cove.

 

Violet Hill Wharf and Camping Area

This wharf is another Myall Lakes Aquatic Club Project.

There is a concrete floating wharf and a concrete based boat ramp situated at the Violet Hill Campground with toilets available in the adjacent camp area.  The wharf is situated approximately at 32o 28.292' S and 152o 19.697' E.

There are six public courtesy moorings for larger vessels in the bay near the public wharf.

Travelling North on the Pacific Highway, about 5.5 km after you cross the Myall River at Bulahdelah, turn right onto The Lakes Way.  Travel 6.1 km and turn right onto Violet Hill Road which is unsealed.  Travel for a further 9.5 km on Violet Hill Road to the campground.

Travelling South turn left onto The Lakes Way about 40.5 km after Nabiac and then follow the above instructions.

Violet Hill is a good jumping off point for camping and skiing at Johnsons Beach camping grounds, which does not have any road access.  There are also toilets at Johnsons Beach.

 

Neranie Sands Boat Ramp and Camping Area

This is a beautiful, family friendly part of the Myall Lakes with great camp sites and a delightful sandy beach.

There is a gravel based boat ramp with toilets available in the adjacent camp area.

Travelling North on the Pacific Highway, about 5.5 km after you cross the Myall River at Bulahdelah, turn right onto The Lakes Way.  Travel 26 km and turn right onto Seal Rocks Road.  Proceed a further 2.3 km on Seal Rocks Road and then turn right onto Neranie Road (gravel).  About 1km in you will come across a junction, turn left here and in about 1.4 km you will find your destination.

Travelling South, just after passing through Bungwahl, turn left onto Seal Rocks Road.  Proceed a further 2.3 km on Seal Rocks Road and then turn right onto Neranie Road (gravel).  About 1 km in you will come across a junction, turn left here and in about 1.4 km you will find your destination.

 

Hearts Point Boat Ramp Picnic Area

Close to Neranie Sands is the Hearts Point picnic area.

There is a concrete based boat ramp with toilets available in the adjacent picnic area.

Travelling North on the Pacific Highway, about 5.5 km after you cross the Myall River at Bulahdelah, turn right onto The Lakes Way.  Travel 26 km and turn right onto Seal Rocks Road.  Proceed a further 2.3 km on Seal Rocks Road and then turn right onto Neranie Road (gravel).  About 1 km in you will come across a junction, keep going straight ahead here and in about 260 metres you will find your destination.

Travelling South, just after passing through Bungwahl, turn left onto Seal Rocks Road.  Proceed a further 2.3 km on Seal Rocks Road and then turn right onto Neranie Road (gravel).  About 1 km in you will come across a junction, keep going straight ahead here and in about 260 metres you will find your destination.



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