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Crowdy Gap campground

Crowdy Bay National Park

Visitor info

All the practical information you need to know about Crowdy Gap campground.

Getting there and parking

Crowdy Gap campground is in the southern section of Crowdy Bay National Park. There are 3 routes:

  • Via Harrington along Crowdy Head Road and Crowdy Bay Road
  • Via Moorland along Coralville Road and Crowdy Bay Road
  • Via Laurieton along Diamond Head Road, Coralville Road and Crowdy Bay Road.

Road quality

  • Unsealed roads

Vehicle access

  • 2WD vehicles

Parking

There is a maximum of 2 vehicles (including caravans and camper trailers for vehicle-based sites) per site. Parking is permitted in the designated parking area adjacent to your campsite. Limited additional parking is available in the campground.

Best times to visit

Crowdy Bay National Park generally enjoys a warm subtropical climate. However outside of winter the temperature can reach above 30C, so be sure to carry sunscreen, a hat and plenty of water. Drinking water is not available within the park. Winter days and nights can be cool to cold, particularly in exposed areas of the park.

Spring

Wildflowers paint the dunes and heath in spectacular colour during spring.

Summer

Swimming, boating and fishing – enjoy the delights of Crowdy Bay's magnificent beaches. Look out for the festive Christmas Bell blooms.

Winter

Remember your binoculars and camera to experience the sight of migrating whales.

Weather, temperature and rainfall

Summer temperature

Average

19°C and 25°C

Highest recorded

43.3°C

Winter temperature

Average

10°C and 19°C

Lowest recorded

-1.7°C

Rainfall

Wettest month

February and March

Driest month

September

The area’s highest recorded rainfall in one day

310mm

Facilities

  • Campsites are marked and most are suitable for tents only. Limited sites are available for small caravans (under 15ft/4.6m), camper trailers and campervans.
  • No powered sites are available
  • Drinking water is not available so you’ll need to bring your own supply
  • Rubbish bins are available during peak seasons only, we encourage you to take rubbish with you.
  • Please be considerate of others and keep noise low. Noise restrictions apply from 10pm.

Toilets

  • Flush toilets

Picnic tables

Barbecue facilities

Each campsite has a fire ring with hot plate. You can buy firewood and ice from the office at Diamond Head campground. Collecting firewood from the park is not permitted.

  • Gas/electric barbecues (free)
  • Fire rings (bring your own firewood)

Carpark

Showers

There's an outside rainwater shower. 

  • Cold showers

Maps and downloads

Fees and passes

Park entry fees are payable at the campground through the self-registration envelopes (cash only) or at the Diamond Head campground onsite office. Annual passes are available to be purchased at the Diamond Head campground onsite office or online prior to your arrival.

  • All Parks Pass - For all parks in NSW (including Kosciuszko NP) $190 (1 year) / $335 (2 years)
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  • Multi Parks Pass - For all parks in NSW (except Kosciuszko) $65 (1 year) / $115 (2 years)
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  • Country Parks Pass - For all parks in Country NSW (except Kosciuszko) $45 (1 year) / $75 (2 years)
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  • Single Country Park Pass - For entry to a single park in country NSW (except Kosciuszko). $22 (1 year) / $40 (2 years)
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Safety messages

Beach safety

Beaches in this park are not patrolled, and can sometimes have strong rips and currents. These beach safety tips will help you and your family stay safe in the water.

Patrolled beaches are available during summer adjacent to Crowdy Head Surf Life Saving Club, located 2km south of Crowdy Gap campground.

Camping safety

Whether you're pitching your tent on the coast or up on the mountains, there are many things to consider when camping in NSW national parks. Find out how to stay safe when camping.

Fire safety

During periods of fire weather, the Commissioner of the NSW Rural Fire Service may declare a total fire ban for particular NSW fire areas, or statewide. Learn more about total fire bans and fire safety.

Mobile safety

Dial Triple Zero (000) in an emergency. Download the Emergency + app before you visit, it helps emergency services locate you using your smartphone's GPS. Please note there is limited mobile phone reception in this park and you’ll need mobile reception to call Triple Zero (000).

There's no public telephone available but there is some mobile phone service in the campground.

Accessibility

Disability access level - medium

  • Assistance may be required to access this area
  • There is a ramp to access the toilets however the campground is gravel based and uneven in places
  • There is no wheelchair access to the beach

Permitted

Camp fires and solid fuel burners

Fires are permitted in the designated fire pits only. All other types of campfires are not permitted.

Fishing

Spear fishing is permitted in designated areas only.

Prohibited

Amplified music is not permitted.

Chemical toilets are not permitted.

Gathering firewood

Generators

Pets

Pets and domestic animals (other than certified assistance animals) are not permitted. Find out which regional parks allow dog walking and see the OEH pets in parks policy for more information.

Smoking

NSW national parks are no smoking areas.

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Gum trees. Photo: Debby McGerty