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Diamond Head campground

Crowdy Bay National Park

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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

The road can deteriorate quite quickly during periods of rain and high visitation. Please drive to the road and weather conditions.

  • Unsealed roads

Vehicle access

  • 2WD vehicles

Weather restrictions

  • All weather


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

Additional parking onsite is provided in gravel and asphalt carparks for day 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.


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


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


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

Weather, temperature and rainfall

Summer temperature


19°C and 25°C

Highest recorded


Winter temperature


10°C and 19°C

Lowest recorded



Wettest month

February and March

Driest month


The area’s highest recorded rainfall in one day



  • 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).
  • Water is not available at this campground.
  • 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.
  • There is a Dump-Ezy for chemical toilet waste
  • Please be considerate of others and keep noise down. Noise restrictions apply from 10pm.


Outdoor beach showers and cold showers are available.


  • Flush toilets

Picnic tables

Barbecue facilities

  • Gas/electric barbecues (free)


Additional parking onsite is provided for day visitors only.


  • Cold showers

Rubbish bin

Rubbish and recycling bins are available near the amenities block.

Step-free access

The campground is mostly flat and step-free, with a paved pathway that leads past a couple of the picnic tables, the barbecue shelter and the amenities.

Please note there are steps along some of the access paths to the beach.

  • Step-free outdoor pathways

Seats and resting points

There are 2 bench seats near the roundabout at the campground, one with a backrest and one without.

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.


Disability access level - medium

Diamond Head campground is flat and mostly step-free, with the following accessible facilities:

  • A paved pathway that leads past a couple of the picnic tables, the barbecue shelter and the main amenities block.
  • Accessible flush toilets at the main amenities block and also in the eastern part of the campground near Kojaks Beach access track.
  • Bench seats for resting

There are some parts of the campground where people with reduced mobility may need assistance:

  • The showers at this campground are not accessible
  • There are steps along some of the access paths to the beach 


Camp fires and solid fuel burners

Fires are permitted in off-the-ground braziers only. You can hire one from the Diamond Head office.


Spear fishing is permitted in designated areas only.


Amplified music is not permitted.

Gathering firewood



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.


NSW national parks are no smoking areas.

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