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Fingal Picnic Area

Short walk

Enjoy a picnic in the peaceful Fingal Picnic Area located two kilometres north of Cape Schanck. This area was subdivided for housing but was re- purchased by the government from 1974 to 1977.

Facilities at the site include electric barbecues, toilets, tables and a ball games area.

Walking tracks lead to nearby lookouts with spectacular views of basalt cliffs and Fingal Beach which is exposed at low tide. The return walk (3km) and access to the beach is via a steep staircase which may not be suitable for visitors with low mobility. A longer walk to the northern Gunnamatta Beach (5km) is also available from the Fingal Picnic Area.

Accessiblity information

For visitors with limited mobility 

The Fingal Picnic Area offers a secluded and sheltered spot for a day out away from the ocean.


There are no designated disabled parking spaces here, however, parking is available next to the main picnic area and toilet block. Care needs to be taken when parking if loading space is required as all parking is undefined. The parking area is crushed gravel.

Two formed gravel paths lead to the toilet block at the main area. Both of these paths are a fine compacted gravel.

path to toilets

Picnic and barbecue area

All of the picnic tables are square with one open side allowing wheelchair users to roll under the table. The main picnic area is level but the surface is natural and can be a little uneven.

picnic table

There is an electric BBQ with a working height of 900 millimetres that is operated with a flush, small, push button. It is located under a shelter and has a large concrete surround.

picnic shelter

There is a large grassed area to the north of the main picnic ground. It is accessed via a level earth path.


Two formed gravel paths lead from the carpark to the toilet block at the main area. Both of these paths are a fine compacted gravel.

path to toilets

Within the male and female sections there is an accessible cubicle. There is ample maneuvering space within the cubicle and clear space beside the toilet. There is only one side grab bar. The seat height is 420 millimetres and the flush buttons are located on the rear wall at 1.2 metres above ground level. They are large non recessed buttons that require little effort to operate.

door in toilets