Broadwater Picnic Area - Nullica State Forest

Free Camping - New South Wales


Ready to take a break from the road and need a good picnic area? Broadwater Beach picnic area couldn’t feel further from the highway despite being only a short diversion. Perhaps you’re a local or staying in the area for a while and have time to relax over a leisurely picnic lunch before exploring the park or taking advantage of the nearby beach and go swimming, surfing or fishing.

Plants found around the picnic area are mainly coastal banksia, tuckeroo (also called carrotwood and beach tamarind), pandanus, heath and midgen berry. Bring your binoculars for birdwatching, as the birdlife around the picnic area is abundant, especially in spring when the wildflowers are blooming brightly.

Midgen berry is traditional bushfood; the sweet dotted berry melts in your mouth and has a gingery flavour. Something to add to your picnic. After lunch why not take in the views from the nearby Broadwater inland lookout.

Getting There and Parking

Broadwater Beach picnic area is in the northern precinct of Broadwater National Park. To get there:

  • From Broadwater, travel approximately 2km south along the Pacific Highway
  • Turn left into Broadwater-Evans Head Road
  • Continue east onto Broadwater Beach Road for approximately 2km
  • Turn left onto Finns Trail and follow to the picnic area.

Please note - only registered vehicles are permitted on public access roads. Parking is available at Broadwater Beach picnic area – access is via a walking track. Bus parking is available.


  • Toilets (non-flush)
  • Picnic tables
  • Carpark

Pets and smoking prohibited. 

There are no toilets or bins at this site this is bush camping

Very difficult for large vehicles must have high clearance on car and van or motor home . Overgrown track very difficult to turn around

the written instructions are for a camp-site in Northern NSW and have no relationship with this camp-site. The map directions will take you via a fairly rough track to a very small, very tight camp-site that is mozzie heaven

We could not find this as a camping area. Went in track beside river but no camping there was only a day area, road did not go on. 27 July 2016.
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