Arakoon National Park


Spectacular Arakoon National Park offers recreational opportunities including swimming, boating, fishing, walking tracks and beachfront camping. The heritage listed Trial Bay Gaol (1886) provides a unique insight into our history, and is surrounded by rocky foreshores and pleasant sandy beaches.

Wander through the museum, explore the ruins or relax on the beach. You can take a stroll over Monument Hill to the Little Bay picnic area, or enjoy the spectacular half-day walk from the picnic area to historic Smoky Cape Lighthouse in Hat Head National Park. Around the gaol there are picnic areas and facilities for car-based and caravan camping, and you can stay at secluded Little Bay Cottage. There’s an entry fee to the gaol and museum with guided tours available in holiday periods.

Trial Bay Gaol opening hours 9am – 4:30pm 7 Days a week
Phone: 02 6566 6168

From the Pacific Hwy follow signs to South West Rocks and Trial Bay Gaol.

For camping bookings contact
Camping tariffs range from $30.75 to $61.50 rising in October 2017.
There are currently 114 camping sites reducing to 108 on the 1st May 2017.


  • Barbeque
  • Communal Facilities
  • Parking
  • Cafe/ Coffee Shop
  • Disabled Access
  • Restaurant
  • Carpark
  • No Pets
  • Toilet

Photo: Debbie McGerty

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