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Munmorah State Conservation Area

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At the very north of the Central Coast, the Munmorah State Conservation Area consists of scenic coastal views, long pristine beaches, sea caves, eucalypt wood lands and heath, to rain forests.

Wybung rock fishing 1
By Webaware [Public domain], from Wikimedia Commons
Wybung-Ships-North
By Webaware [Public domain], from Wikimedia Commons
Blackboys flowering post bushfire
By Webaware [Public domain], from Wikimedia Commons

In the background, the longest of the parks beaches, Birdie Beach at the southern Freemans area of the park.


There are several other beaches as one progress north along the coastline each with headlands that provide beautiful coastal views. 

Frazer Beach is a well known and popular surfing spot. The only beach that is patrolled during holiday and summer months is Frazer Beach and so care should be taken if you wish to swim.

Blowhole and sea caves

There is a blowhole just to the north of Frazer Beach and two sea caves, one to the north of Moonee Beach and the other to the south, at Ghosties Beach.

Bush camping and picnics

Freemans camping area

The park has two camping areas, the extremely popular Freemans area behind Birdie Beach has 28 tent sites and 8 caravan sites   A little north is the smaller Frazer Beach site.   Both provide toilets, barbecues and picnic tables.  All use of these sites must be booked through the NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service.

Picnic areas can also be found in the Frazer Beach and Freemans area.

Birdie Beach and Lake Munmorah
By Webaware [Public domain], from Wikimedia Commons

Birdie Beach showing the Munmorah Lake a short distance inland.

There are several walks along the coastal areas and hinterland including among the eucalypt wood lands and heath and in the further north of the park, rain forest palms – you can often see the large numbers of animals and birds that live there.

 

Bicycling is permitted on the fire management trails but not on walking tracks.

Beach and rock fishing is popular from the several park headlands. 

The park is open from 5.30am daily to 9.00 pm during summer (daylight saving time) or from 5.30am to 6.00 pm otherwise. There is a small entrance fee.

Bird Island - panoramio (1)

Bird Island

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By Doug Beckers from Killcare Heights, Australia (Diuris praecoxUploaded by Orchi) [CC BY-SA 2.0 ], via Wikimedia Commons