If you are looking for a spot for your next picnic then we highly recommend checking out Kincumba Mountain Reserve. A relaxing, peaceful open space perched above Kincumber and Green Point on the beautiful Central Coast of NSW. It has all the facilities you need to enjoy an immersive nature experience without having to travel very far from home.
The reserve covers approximately 600 hectares and forms part of the Coastal Open Space System managed by Gosford City Council, it is a sister site to Rumbalara Reserve and Katandra Reserve and after visiting Katandra recently we knew that Kincumba Mountain was next on our list to profile.
If you come during the week you might just have this beautiful place to yourself. Even on the weekend there is plenty of space to go around. So why should you visit?
Come to enjoy the peace, quiet and solitude, listen to the kookaburras and magpies warbling in the bush or admire Honeman’s Rock for which the picnic area is named. For those visitors interested in stretching their legs, there are two bushwalks that leave from the picnic area. The map below provides a general overview of the area.
For children this is a wonderful place to bring outdoor games; balls, skipping ropes, frisbees, tip, hide and seek. The list is endless and what better way for kids to burn off energy with free unstructured play in nature.
When it is time for a rest you will find some beautiful trees to sit under here, with cleverly placed picnic tables from which to enjoy your cup of tea or picnic lunch and as nothing beats a BBQ sausage sandwich on an Aussie picnic why not use the gas BBQ’s available here to cook lunch.
Council maintains the newly refurbished toilet block provided for visitor use, when we visited it was clean and tidy.
You might notice the unique mud brick and timber building in the picnic area. This is the Kincumba Mountain Kiosk, available for event hire through Gosford City Council. The kiosk is home to the regular music nights coordinated by Brackets and Jam.
Hours of operation
Open from 7am – 6pm in the winter and 7am – 8pm during daylight savings. The reserve is closed during total fire bans.
Access to Kincumba Mountain Reserve is from Island View Drive, via Kincumber Street, Kincumber. There is ample parking for visitors adjacent to the picnic area.
Have you enjoyed a visit to Kincumba Mountain Reserve? It is one of our first choices for a bush picnic on the Central Coast. Send us a comment with your thoughts.