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Hungry Gate campground

Hat Head National Park

Overview

Pack your tent or trailer and head to Hungry Gate near Kempsey for a back-to-basics camping holiday. The campground has 20 campsites and is a 20 minute walk from the beach.

Accommodation Details
Number of campsites 20
Camping type Tent, Camper trailer site, Camping beside my vehicle
Facilities Picnic tables, barbecue facilities, toilets
What to bring Drinking water, cooking water, firewood
Price

$6 per adult per night. $3.50 per child per night.

Entry fees Park entry fees apply
Bookings Bookings are not taken for Hungry Gate campground. Camping is on a first come, first served basis. NPWS fee collectors visit campgrounds to collect camping and vehicle entry fees.
Please note
  • Numbers of picnic tables and wood barbeques are limited
  • Vehicle entry fees are not included in your camping fees.

Hungry Gate campground is located at the southern end of Hat Head National Park. The area has an open, spacious feel but is protected from the elements by sand dunes and surrounded by thick vegetation. You can bring your tent or camper trailer to Hungry Gate, which sits 30km north east of Kempsey and 32km south of Nambucca Heads.

Take time to admire the established fig trees and paperbarks behind the dunes and you’ll be rewarded – they’re home to a variety of birdlife. Brahimy kites often fly over the beach, just a 20-minute walk away. The park’s kangaroos are fond of the campground and graze there regularly. You’ll also see little bent winged bats and well-fed goannas.

For directions, safety and practical information, see visitor info

 

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Park info

  • 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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Kangaroo. Photo:Debby McGerty