The Entrance || Official Website - Boating


There are four boat ramps situated within The Entrance area:

Ramp 1: Located in Marine Parade, near the council car park, this ramp is only suitable for smaller craft, as the water depth is shallow. Parking with a trailer may be difficult.
Ramp 2: Located at Picnic Point Reserve on Tuggerah parade. Sinks with running water are available for fish cleaning (subject to water restrictions). Parking for cars and trailers.
Ramp 3: Located at the southern end of Tuggerah Parade near Rotary Park, Long Jetty. Parking for cars and trailers.
Ramp 4: Located in Terilbah Park, The Entrance North, 1km past The Entrance bridge next to Pelican’s Wharf. Parking for cars and trailers.

Boat Hire

If you would like to hire a boat to explore our lakes there is an extensive range of watercraft available:

The Entrance Boathouse is located under the bridge at The Entrance and offers casual hiring of half cabin motor boats, open motor boats, stand up paddle boards, canoes and kayaks. Open 7 days (weather permitting) For further information please phone 02 4332 2652 or visit

Boating Safety

Marine Rescue Tuggerah Lakes have bases at North Entrance and Toukley and their volunteers provide boating and safety services for both locals and visitors to Tuggerah Lake, Budgewoi Lake and Lake Munmorah.

Three fast response rescue vessels and a Sea Doo PWC enable Marine Rescue Tuggerah Lakes to respond quickly to calls for assistance in any emergency on these waters.

Many boaters on our lake system take advantage of the Marine Rescue Log On-Long Off service. It is a simple procedure for skippers to use their marine radio VHF Channel 16 or 27Mhz Channel 88 or via mobile phone to tell someone responsible about their boating plans for the day. In the event of an unexpected emergency that prevents you from Logging Off as planned, you can depend on Marine Rescue Tuggerah Lakes to start looking for you. For further information call 02 4332 3055 or visit