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Diamond Head campground

Crowdy Bay National Park

Visitor info

All the practical information you need to know about Diamond Head campground.

Getting there and parking

Diamond Head campground is in the northern section of Crowdy Bay National Park. When you enter the park, follow Diamond Head Road to the campground.

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

Road quality

  • Unsealed roads

Vehicle access

  • 2WD vehicles

Weather restrictions

  • All weather

Parking

Parking is permitted within your campsite boundaries only. There is a designated parking area for walk-in camping area bookings.

Parking in the day use area is for visitors only.

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

  • The main part of the campground has marked sites and is suitable for motorhomes, caravans, campervans, camper trailers and tents. No powered sites are available.
  • Campsites in the walk-in camp area are suitable for tents only. All equipment must be carried from vehicles to the camp area (about 150m).
  • Drinking water is not available so you’ll need to bring your own supply.
  • Fires are permitted in off-the-ground braziers only. Hire is available from the onsite office.
  • Firewood and ice can be purchased from the onsite office. Collecting firewood from the park is not permitted.
  • Rubbish and recycling bins are available near the amenities block.
  • There is a Dump-Ezy for chemical toilet waste
  • Please be considerate of others and keep noise down. Noise restrictions apply from 10pm.

Amenities

Outdoor beach showers and cold showers are available.

Toilets

  • Flush toilets

Picnic tables

Barbecue facilities

  • Gas/electric barbecues (free)

Carpark

Additional parking onsite is provided for day visitors only.

Showers

  • Cold showers

Maps and downloads

Safety messages

Beach safety

Beaches are not patrolled. Strong rips and currents may be present at the beaches in this area – take care in the water and please supervise children at all times.

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.

Mobile safety

Download the Emergency + app before you visit, it helps emergency services locate you using your smartphone's GPS. There's no public telephone available but there is mobile phone service in the campground. Dial Triple Zero (000) in an emergency and give this address:

Crowdy Bay National Park, Diamond Head Road, Laurieton NSW 2433.

Accessibility

Disability access level - medium

Assistance may be required to access this area. There are wheelchair accessible toilets at the campground.

Permitted

Camp fires and solid fuel burners

Fires are permitted in off-the-ground braziers only. Hire is available from the onsite office.

Fishing

Spear fishing is permitted in designated areas only.

Prohibited

Amplified music is not permitted.

Gathering firewood

Generators

Generators are not permitted.

Pets

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

Smoking

NSW national parks are no smoking areas.

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Colourful pebbles. Photo: Debby McGerty