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Smoky Cape campground

Hat Head National Park

Overview

Great fishing waits at South West Rocks, so pack your tent or trailer and head to Smoky Cape campground. Fish, dive, swim and bushwalk around this great beach camping spot.

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 required at this campground. Campsites are available on a first-in first-served basis.
Please note
  • Vehicle entry fees are not included in your accommodation or camping fees.
  • NPWS fee collectors visit campgrounds to collect camping and vehicle entry fees, and sell annual passes for extended visits.

Can you think of anything better than camping amongst lush rainforest?

Positioned on an isolated stretch of coast below Smoky Cape lighthouse near Kempsey, Smoky Cape campground is a secluded spot in a million-dollar location. Select your own private area from several pockets of campsites. Then set up your tent or camper trailer and relax in your own little piece of paradise.

You’ll need to be self-sufficient while staying here, but you’re just a short drive from South West Rocks.

Say hello to one of the giant goannas that live in the area. Walk to the beach and enjoy a swim, a spot of fishing or a diving trip out to Fish Rock, one of Australia’s best dive sites.

For directions, safety and practical information, see visitor info

 

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A family walk a boardwalk section of Bouddi coastal walk, Bouddi National Park. Photo: John Spencer/OEH.

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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
See more visitor info
People standing on the sand dunes looking out to sea. Photo:Debby McGerty