Coffin Bay National Park

Coffin Bay National Park

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Well known for its birdlife and remote coastal scenery, Coffin Bay National Park is an ideal place for a recreational adventure.

The park conserves a representative sample of diverse coastal landscapes ranging from high windswept cliffs and massive dunes to pounding surf beaches and sheltered sandy bays. Visit during late winter and spring and you’re likely to see the park ablaze with native flora.

There are plenty of opportunities to explore the park. At the southern end of the park, Yangie Bay which is accessible by 2WD offers an ideal place to paddle your canoe, enjoy a bush picnic or explore a coastal bushwalking trail. A sealed road to Point Avoid takes in spectacular island views. The bays and coastline around the park are also great for boating, sailing, scuba diving and windsurfing.

The stunning northern beaches of Coffin Bay National Park are only accessible by high-clearance 4WD. A favourite destination for anglers, birdwatchers and surfers, this remote and beautiful area offers several secluded camping areas with easy beach access.

TRAVEL IN THE PARK

Conventional vehicles have access to Point Avoid, Almonta Beach, Golden Island Lookout and Yangie Bay.

4WD vehicles have access to Gunyah Beach & the Coffin Bay Peninsula beyond Yangie. Before setting out on 4WD tracks, check tide times and make sure you have adequate recovery equipment and supplies of food, water and fuel. Remember to reduce your tyre pressure when driving in sand.

FIRE INFORMATION

Wood fires and solid fuel fires are prohibited from 1 November 2021 to 15 April 2016. Wood fires and solid fuel fires are permitted between high water mark and low water mark, other than on days of total fire ban.

Wood must be supplied from outside the park, an adult must be in attendance and the fire must be extinguished before departure.

Gas fires are permitted other than on days of total fire ban.
Find out more information about fire restrictions

IMPORTANT INFORMATION

If you are planning a trip for a school group or large group, visiting remote sections of the park or undertaking any risky or strenuous activities, you may be required to submit a trip intentions form before visiting this park. Please contact the park on (+61 8) 8688 3111 for more information.

This park may be closed on days of extreme fire danger.

FEES

Day Entry and Camping passes can be purchased at the entrance of the Coffin Bay National Park with self registration.
Please take correct money as no change can be given.
8 week or 12 month National Parks Passes can be purchased from the Port Lincoln Visitor Information Centre

DAY ENTRY

  • $10.00 entry per vehicle
  • $8.00 concession entry per vehicle
  • Hikers / Cyclists Fee Exempt

CAMPING

  • $11.00 per night per vehicle
  • $6.00 per night per cyclist / hiker
  • Camping prices are for one night only.

CONTACT

Phone: (+61 8) 8688 3111

Coffin Bay National Park
Phone 1300 788 378
email info@visitportlincoln.net
website www.environment.sa.gov.au

OPENING TIMES

Open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

LOCATION & DIRECTIONS

Coffin Bay National Park is located 50km west of Port Lincoln. Access from Flinders Highway is via Coffin Bay Road.
Exit Port Lincoln via New West Road, turn onto Western approach Road, continue on Flinders Hwy, turn left at Coffin Bay turnoff, follow Coffin Bay Road to Yangie Trail.

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COFFIN BAY NATIONAL PARK FACILITIES

  • Walking trails & Lookouts
  • Picnic areas
  • Toilets
  • Camping & Campground facilitiies
  • Some sealed roads & parking areas for day trips
  • 4WD travel - there are track & markers provided to access some amazing fishing spots

2WD ACCESS

  • Distance from Ranger Station
  • Point Avoid 18km
  • Yangie Bay 15km
  • Some sealed roads & Lookouts for day trips

4WD ACCESS

  • Distance from Ranger Station
  • Black Springs 28km allow 4 hours return
  • Sensation Beach 50km allow 6 hours return
  • Point Sir Isaac 55km Allow 6 hours return
  • Whidbey Wilderness area
  • 4WD travel - there are tracks & markers provided to access some amazing fishing spots

History, Local Info.

THINGS TO DO IN COFFIN BAY NATIONAL PARK


WALKING/ HIKING


Coffin Bay National Park has several walking trails ranging from short walks to overnight hikes that allow you to experience this contrasting coastal landscape. Long walks along the beach are a great way to spot some of the rare coastal birds including ospreys, white-bellied sea eagles, fairy terns and hooded plovers.

FISHING


The park provides access to excellent fishing spots. Good beach fishing locations include Seven Mile Beach, Black Springs, Sensation Beach and Almonta Beach.

KAYAKING & CANOEING


The northern coastal waters off the park offer excellent flat water paddling opportunities through many sheltered bays and inlets. There are no facilities to launch a flat-water kayak within the park, but it is possible to launch at Yangie and Big Yangie Bays. There is a boat ramp in the township of Coffin Bay.


WHALE WATCHING


From May to October, you may be lucky enough to see majestic southern right whales swimming in the waters around the park.

4WD TRACKS


The park has a large 4WD section that extends along the peninsula to Point Sir Isaac. This track consists of sections of soft sand, calcrete rock, swampy soils and beach driving.

LOOKOUTS & PHOTO POINTS


Lookouts and vantage points are located at Templetonia Lookout, Golden Island Lookout, Point Avoid and several other roadside stops along the Avoid Bay coast. These lookouts offer spectacular views of limestone cliffs, islands and rugged beach reefs. Enjoy fantastic photo opportunities of sunset and sunrise over Yangie Bay from Templetonia Lookout.

Local Fishing info

BEACH & ROCK FISHING

There are far too many rock locations to list and of course they all have particular times when fishing is best. The Lower Eyre Peninsula includes over 1000kms of coast within 2 hours drive of Port Lincoln, so local knowledge is essential.

The park provides access to excellent fishing spots. Good beach fishing locations include Seven Mile Beach, Black Springs, Sensation Beach and Almonta Beach.
Many of the best spots are in National Parks. You will need an entry permit - available at the Port Lincoln Visitor Information Centre. There are also many locations on private land, but please get permission before entering them. Detailed information on top fishing spots is readily available at local tackle outlets, so it's best to visit them before planning a trip.

Unfortunately there are no tour offers at this location at the moment.

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Climate

CLIMATE

Due to the insulating effect of the surrounding ocean waters, Port Lincoln experiences a delightful Mediterranean climate.
Which is on average a degree or two warmer than Adelaide in winter and 3ºC - 5ºC cooler than Adelaide during the hot summer months.
Port Lincoln's average rainfall is 488mm or 19 inches, which falls mainly during the winter months.
Warm summers, mild winters and balmy weather during autumn and spring, make Port Lincoln an all year destination for touring, fishing, sailing and other recreational pursuits.

AVERAGE MONTHLY TEMPERATURE & RAINFALL

Summer Dec – Feb 25ºC max :: 16ºC min Summer – 16mm
Autumn March – May 21ºC max :: 13 ºC min Autumn – 36mm
Winter June – August 16ºC max :: 9ºC min Winter – 38mm
Spring September – November 20 ºC max :: 11 ºC min Spring – 73mm


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