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Diamond Head campground

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Alerts for Crowdy Bay National Park: closed areas

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Updated: 02/10/2014 03:19 PM

"Drive in, pop up a tent and head for the sand. This is simply one of the best beachside camping locations on the east coast."

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.

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Getting there

Getting there:

Diamond Head campground is at the northern end of the park. Access is via Diamond Head Road.

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Vehicle access:

Unsealed road/trail - 2WD vehicles - All weather

Parking:

Parking is available at Diamond Head campground.

Important info

Number of campsites:

80

Types of camping:

Caravan site, Camper trailer site, Camping beside my vehicle, Don't mind a short walk to tent

Facilities:

  • Amenities block
  • Gas/electric barbecues
  • Picnic tables
  • Cold showers
  • Flush toilets

You should know:

  • 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

Wheelchair access:

Easy

This area is fully wheelchair accessible.

Fees:

Camping fees: $10 per adult per night. $5 per child per night.

Other fees: Annual pass or daily vehicle entry fee of $7 also required.

Bookings:

No bookings are taken for Diamond Head campground. It is very popular in school and public holiday periods and operates on a first-come first-served basis. Contact the parks office only for specific enquiries.

Contacts:

Port Macquarie, Phone: 02 6588 5555

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Crowdy Bay National Park

closed areas

Diamond Head campground update
Please note Diamond Head campground no longer allows fires directly on the ground. Fire pits, which are a container that hold the fire off the ground, are to be used. It's a good idea to bring your own as there are a small number of pits available for hire from the caretakers office.
A minimum site fee of two persons applies per site. A maximum of 8 persons per site including children.
Locations affected: Diamond Head campground, Mermaid lookout track

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Colourful pebbles. Photo: Debby McGerty