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Smoky Cape Lighthouse Keepers' Cottages

Hat Head National Park


Smoky Cape Lighthouse Keepers’ Cottages are currently closed until the end of January 2020.

Accommodation Details
Accommodation type Cottage
Bedrooms 2
Maximum guests 6
Entry fees Park entry fees apply
Bookings Smoky Cape Lighthouse Keepers’ Cottages are closed until the end of January. For details, email
Please note
  • The cottages are fully-furnished, with kitchens and bathrooms.
  • Linen can be provided in the self-catering cottages - guests can rent a linen pack.
  • Cottages have a microwave, balcony, barbecue, toaster, kettle, and dining table.
  • It's a popular place, so you'll need to make a booking well in advance.

Just 5km from the bustle of South West Rocks, Smoky Cape Lighthouse Keepers’ Cottages are a historic landmark with a twist. Not only can you visit for lighthouse tours, but a bed and breakfast offering means you can also stay in the lighthouse keeper’s cottage, where two comfortable rooms offer a relaxing escape right near the beach. For larger groups, two additional self-contained cottages offer accommodation for six people each — perfect for family get-togethers or wedding parties.

Indulge in a mini getaway or settle in for a week-long holiday full of swimming, long walks, and tours around the local region. Situated high above Smoky Beach, the lighthouse also offers superb whale watching during the winter, meaning this is a compelling destination at any time of year. The cottages are close enough to civilization to offer easy access to cafes and shops, but far enough to offer privacy.

For directions, safety and practical information, see visitor info


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  • in Hat Head National Park in the North Coast region
  • Hat Head National Park is open sunrise to sunset but may have to close at times due to poor weather or fire danger.

  • Park entry fees:

    $8 per vehicle per day at Hungry Head and Smoky Beach.  The park has coin-operated pay and display machines - please bring correct coins.

    Buy annual pass
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Smokey Cape lighthouse keepers' cottages, Hat Head National Park. Photo: David Finnegan