things to know


The Pearl Beach Crommelin Native Arboretum is an ecological sensitive area bordering the boundary of the Brisbane Water National Park. It is the home of many local native animals, birds and reptiles. The precinct is maintained by a dedicated team of volunteer members of the Crommelin Native Arboretum Inc., together with the help of many members of the Pearl Beach community.



The Crommelin Native Arboretum is a NON-SMOKING precinct and because of its environmental value, NO DOGS (on or off leash) and NO BICYCLE riding (of any type) are Permitted.

Central Coast Council:
The Crommelin Native Arboretum is a declared Exclusion Area by Council for all of the above activities.
In accordance with the NSW Companion Animals Act 1998, a person with a disability is entitled to be accompanied by an assistance animal in dog exclusion areas where the assistance animal is being used bona fide by the person to assist the person.

NO Drones


The operation of recreational or commercial drones is not permitted at any time within the precinct of the Crommelin Native Arboretum.
The Australian Government Civil Aviation Safety Authortiy (CASA) provides strict rules in respect to the operation of drones in any airspace.
For full CASA Drone operational information brochure, click on image below -
CASA Drone brochure

Arboretum Access

Arboretum Access

For Opera in the Arboretum, entry is via the Pearl Beach Tennis Courts located at the end of Opal Close. Access to the event, together with limited event parking, is available only at this entry point.
To get to the Arboretum amphitheatre it is required to traverse a natural bush track which has an uneven and irregular leaf litter surface. It is an easy walk for the average person but may prove a challenge for those using walking frames, rollators or wheelchairs.



Please respect the Arboretum - upon your departure, please take any refuse you may have with you - Thank you.
Refuse bins are located in the Tennis Courts precinct.


Public Toilets

There are no permanent public toilets provided in the Crommelin Native Arboretum.

Multiple Unisex portable toilets will be provided in two convenient locations.

For the convenience of other patrons, your co-operation is appreciated in attempting to keep them clean after using. Thank you.