Location of NSW coastal bars

Find the locations of NSW coastal bars and general information about each bar on the North Coast, South Coast, Hunter, Hawkesbury and Broken Bay regions.


Crossing safely

Be aware of coastal bars when you're out boating near the entrance of NSW rivers and coastal estuaries. This list helps you identify the location of coastal bars and ensures you cross safely.

North Coast region
River/Coastal bar Bar location
Bellinger River Located near the town of Urunga in the vicinity of the confluence of the Bellinger and Kalang Rivers and the Tasman Sea
Boambee Creek Located near the town of Toormina in the vicinity of the confluence of Boambee Creek with the Tasman Sea.
Bonville Creek Located near the town of Sawtell in the vicinity of the confluence of Bonville Creek with the Tasman Sea.
Brunswick River Located near the town of Brunswick Heads in the vicinity of the confluence of the Brunswick River with the Coral Sea.
Camden Haven River Located near the town of North Haven in the vicinity of the confluence of the Camden Haven Inlet with the Tasman Sea.
Clarence River Located near the town of Yamba in the vicinity of the confluence of the Clarence River with the Coral Sea.
Corindi River Located near the town of Red Rock in the vicinity of the confluence of the Corindi River with the Tasman Sea.
Cudgen Creek Located near the town of Kingscliff in the vicinity of the confluence of Cudgen Creek with the Coral Sea.
Evans River Located near the town of Evans Head in the vicinity of the confluence of the Evans River with the Coral Sea.
Hastings River Located near the town of Port Macquarie in the vicinity of the confluence of the Hastings River with the Tasman Sea.
Killick Creek Located near the town of Crescent Head in the vicinity of the confluence of Killick Creek with the Tasman Sea.
Korogoro Creek Located near the town of Hat Head in the vicinity of the confluence of Korogoro Creek with the Tasman Sea.
Macleay River Located near the town of South West Rocks in the vicinity of the confluence of the Macleay River with the Tasman Sea.
Manning River Located near the town of Harrington in the vicinity of the confluence of the Manning River with the Tasman Sea.
Manning River Located near the town of Old Bar in the vicinity of the confluence of Farquhar Inlet with the Tasman Sea.
Mooball Creek Located near the town of Pottsville in the vicinity of the confluence of Mooball Creek with the Coral Sea.
Moonee Creek Located near the town of Moonee Beach in the vicinity of the confluence of Moonee Creek with the Tasman Sea.
Nambucca River Located near the town of Nambucca Heads in the vicinity of the confluence of the Nambucca River with the Tasman Sea.
Richmond River Located near the town of East Ballina in the vicinity of the confluence of the Richmond River with the Coral Sea.
Sandon River Located near the town of Sandon in the vicinity of the confluence of the Sandon River with the Coral Sea.
South West Rocks Creek Located near the town of South West Rocks in the vicinity of the confluence of South West Rocks Creek with the Tasman Sea.
Tweed River Located near the town of Tweed Heads in the vicinity of the confluence of the Tweed River with the Coral Sea.
Tweed River entrance Located near the town of Tweed Heads in the vicinity of the confluence of the Tweed River with the Coral Sea.
Wallis Lake Located near the towns of Forster-Tuncurry in the vicinity of the confluence of Wallis Lake with the Tasman Sea.
Wooli River Located near the town of Wooli in the vicinity of the confluence of the Wooli River with the Coral Sea.

 

Hunter / Inland region
River/Coastal bar Bar location
Swansea Channel Located near the suburb of Swansea in the vicinity of the confluence of Lake Macquarie’s Swansea Channel with the Tasman Sea.
Tuggerah Lake Located near the town of The Entrance in the vicinity of the confluence of Tuggerah Lake with the Tasman Sea.
Hawkesbury/Broken Bay region
River/Coastal bar Bar location
Brisbane Water Located near the town of Umina in the vicinity of the confluence of Brisbane Water with Broken Bay and west of the port hand lateral markers.
South Coast region
River/Coastal bar Bar location
Burrill Lake Located near the town of Dolphin Point in the vicinity of the confluence of Burrill Lake with the Tasman Sea.
Clyde River Located near the town of Batemans Bay in the vicinity of the confluence of the Clyde River and Batemans Bay.
Lake Conjola Located near the town of Lake Conjola in the vicinity of the confluence of Lake Conjola with the Tasman Sea.
Crookhaven River Located near the town of Crookhaven in the vicinity of the confluence of the Crookhaven River with the Tasman Sea.
Currarong Creek Located near the town of Currarong in the vicinity of the confluence of Currarong Creek with the Tasman Sea.
Durras Lake Located near the town of Durras North in the vicinity of the confluence of Durras Lake with the Tasman Sea.
Kianinny Bay Located near the town of Tathra in the vicinity of the confluence of Kianinny Bay with the Tasman Sea.
Lake Illawarra Located near the town of Warilla in the vicinity of the confluence of Lake Illawarra with the Tasman Sea.
Merimbula Lake Located near the town of Merimbula in the vicinity of the confluence of Merimbula Lake with the Tasman Sea.
Minnamurra River Located near the town of Minnamurra in the vicinity of the confluence of the Minnamurra River with the Tasman Sea.
Mogareka Inlet Located approximately 2 km north of the town of Tathra in the vicinity of the confluence of Mogareka Inlet with the Tasman Sea.
Moruya River Located near the town of Moruya Heads in the vicinity of the confluence of the Moruya River with the Tasman Sea.
Narrawallee Inlet Located near the town of Narrawallee in the vicinity of the confluence of Narrawallee Inlet with the Tasman Sea.
Pambula River Located near the town of Pambula Beach in the vicinity of the confluence of the Pambula River with the Tasman Sea.
Sussex Inlet Located near Jervis Bay and Cudmirrah National Parks in the vicinity of the confluence of Sussex Inlet with the Tasman Sea.
Tomaga River Located near the towns of Mossy Point and Tomakin in the vicinity of the confluence of the Tomaga River with the Tasman Sea.
Tuross Inlet Located near the town of Tuross Head in the vicinity of the confluence of Tuross Lake with the Tasman Sea.
Wagonga Inlet Located near the town of Narooma in the vicinity of the confluence of the Wagonga Inlet with the Tasman Sea
Wonboyn River Located near the town of Wonboyn in the vicinity of the confluence of the Wonboyn River with the Tasman Sea.

 

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