Hat Head National Park is home to long, sandy beaches, dramatic headlands, and one of the largest dune systems in New South Wales. With stunning coastal heaths, pockets of rainforest, extensive wetlands and beautiful wildflower displays the variety of natural beauty it contains is breathtaking.
For sweeping views of the forests and ocean head to Smoky Cape, Hat Head or Kemps Corner. Whale and dolphin watching can be done from the headlands, or explore the area via a bushwalk along the Korogoro coastal track just one of a number of scenic trails.
There are two campgrounds in the park and you can also stay at the Smoky Cape Lighthouse Keepers’ Cottages for a night or two of splendid isolation. The lighthouse also makes a great day trip – guided tours are available – phone 02 6566 6301.
Hungry Gate Camping Area (20 sites): This campground is in a delightful setting, protected by the park’s unspoiled sand dunes. The area is surrounded by thick heath and woodland vegetation. You’ll need to bring drinking water. Pit toilets and a recycling station, however, taking all your garbage away is appreciated.
Smoky Cape Camping Area (20 sites): This low-key campground is nestled among the rainforest just below the lighthouse at Smoky Cape, on a beautiful, isolated stretch of the coast. You’ll need to bring drinking water. Pit toilets and a recycling station, however, taking all your garbage away is appreciated.
Other recommended things to do
Hat Head Road