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Smoky Cape campground

Hat Head National Park

Overview

Great fishing waits at South West Rocks, so pack your tent or trailer and head to Smoky Cape campground. Fish, dive, swim and bushwalk around this great beach camping spot.

Accommodation Details
Number of campsites 20
Camping type Tent, Camper trailer site, Camping beside my vehicle
Facilities Picnic tables, barbecue facilities, toilets
Please note
  • Vehicle entry fees are not included in your accommodation or camping fees.
  • NPWS fee collectors visit campgrounds to collect camping and vehicle entry fees, and sell annual passes for extended visits.
Price

$6 per adult per night. $3.50 per child per night.

Entry fees Park entry fees apply
Bookings

Bookings are not available for Smoky Cape campground. Camping is on a first come, first served basis.

Can you think of anything better than camping amongst lush rainforest?

Positioned on an isolated stretch of coast below Smoky Cape lighthouse near Kempsey, Smoky Cape campground is a secluded spot in a million-dollar location. Select your own private area from several pockets of campsites. Then set up your tent or camper trailer and relax in your own little piece of paradise.

You’ll need to be self-sufficient while staying here, but you’re just a short drive from South West Rocks.

Say hello to one of the giant goannas that live in the area. Walk to the beach and enjoy a swim, a spot of fishing or a diving trip out to Fish Rock, one of Australia’s best dive sites.

For directions, safety and practical information, see visitor info

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Edward River canoe and kayak trail, Murray Valley National Park. Photo: David Finnegan.

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Mountain pygmy possum (Burramys parvus). Photo: Cate Aitken
People standing on the sand dunes looking out to sea. Photo:Debby McGerty