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.
|Camping type||Tent, Remote/backpack camping|
Adults $12 per night, child (5-15yrs) $6 per per night. Infants (0-4 yrs) free.
Park entry fees apply and are not included in your camping fees.
|Bookings||The campground operates on a first-in, first-served basis and bookings aren't taken. Camping and entry fees are payable at the nearby Diamond Head campground office. Fees must be paid before setting up camp.|
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.
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- Port Macquarie office
- Monday to Friday, 9am to 4.30pm.
- 02 6588 5555 for general enquiries only, no bookings.
- 22 Blackbutt Road, Port Macquarie NSW 2444
- 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 a pass