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Kylies Hut walk-in campground

Crowdy Bay National Park


The historic writer’s retreat is the centrepiece of this shady campground in Crowdy Bay National Park. Set up a tent on your choice of campsites in this secluded area.

Accommodation Details
Camping type Tent, Remote/backpack camping
Facilities Toilets
What to bring Drinking water, cooking water

Adults $12 per night, child (5-15yrs) $6 per per night. Infants (0-4 yrs) free.

Entry fees

Park entry fees apply and are not included in your camping fees.

  • Bookings are not required at this campground. Campsites are available on a first-in first-served basis.
  • Camping and entry fees are payable at the nearby Diamond Head campground office. Fees must be paid before setting up camp.
Please note
  • There's no marked sites, water or power at this campground.
  • You are welcome to go inside the hut but camping and fires are not permitted inside
  • Campfires are permitted in the camp area, but we encourage off-the-ground braziers.
  • You can buy firewood and ice from the office in Diamond Head campground

Kylies Hut is an historic hut that was built by local man Ernie Metcalfe for Australian author Kylie Tennant who moved to the area during World War II. Kylie used the hut as a writer’s retreat, no doubt using the stunning scenery of the park for inspiration. Ernie Metcalfe, Diamond Head and Crowdy Bay is portrayed in The Man on the Headland.

The hut is in a shady glade and secluded campsites are nestled under nearby trees. It’s a great place for relaxing and maybe a spot of writing. And at the rear of Kylies Hut is a track to Kylies Beach. You are welcome to have a look inside the hut, but it's not a place for camping in or for campfires; that's what outside is for.

Take a virtual tour of Kylies Hut walk-in campground captured with Google Street View Trekker.

For directions, safety and practical information, see visitor info


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Park info

  • in Crowdy Bay National Park in the North Coast region
  • Crowdy Bay National Park is always open but may have to close at times due to poor weather or fire danger.

  • Park entry fees:

    $8 per vehicle per day. Pay park entry fees at the Diamond Head campground onsite office.

    Buy annual pass
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Gum tree bark. Photo: Debby McGerty