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Diamond Head campground

Crowdy Bay National Park


The beachside campground at Diamond Head is one of the most popular places to stay in Crowdy Bay National Park. It includes caravan sites as well as picnic amenities.

Accommodation Details
Number of campsites 80
Camping type By my vehicle
Facilities Amenities block, picnic tables, barbecues and fire rings, showers, toilets
Please note
  • There are no marked sites at this campground
  • The campground operates on a first-in, first-served basis and bookings aren't taken
  • Please note that Diamond Head campground is very popular in school and public holiday periods.
  • Water is not available at this campground so you'll need to bring your own supply
  • Firewood may not be collected from the park

$10 per adult per night. $5 per child per night

Entry fees Park entry fees apply
Bookings Bookings are not available for this campground. It is very popular in school and public holiday periods and operates on a first-come first-served basis. Please contact the parks office for specific enquiries only.

With its excellent camping and picnic facilities, the beachside campground at Diamond Head is one of the most popular places to stay in Crowdy Bay National Park. It includes campsites for caravans, camper trailers and by-your-car camping. 

Once you’ve ogled the ocean and the blackened pillars of Split Rock from the beach, there is lots more to explore. Take your choice from several hiking tracks, including the 4.8km Diamond Head loop walk via Indian Head with its panoramic views of coast, mountains and forest, or the shorter Mermaid Lookout track. And don't forget to pick up your wildflowers identification brochure, bird and fauna lists from the nearby park office before you head out.

There is 4WD access to the beach from Diamond Head, however you’ll need to organise a permit from Port Macquarie-Hastings Council before setting out.

You’ll find gas barbecues, picnic shelters and outdoor showers right on the beach.

For directions, safety and practical information, see visitor info


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Operated by

  • Port Macquarie
  • 9am-4.30pm Monday to Friday
  • (02) 6588 5555
  • (02) 6588 5500
  • 22 Blackbutt Road, Port Macquarie NSW

Park info

  • in Crowdy Bay National Park in the North Coast region
  • Crowdy Bay National Park is always open but may have to close at times due to poor weather or fire danger.

  • Park entry fees:

    $7 per vehicle per day. The park has coin-operated pay and display machines at Diamond Head and Kylies Beach campgrounds.

    Buy an annual pass.
    • Port Macquarie
      (02) 6588 5555
      Contact hours: 9am-4.30pm Monday to Friday
    • 22 Blackbutt Road, Port Macquarie NSW
    • Fax: (02) 6588 5500
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