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Smoky Cape campground

Hat Head National Park

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Applies from Sun 10 Nov 2019, 3.01pm to Mon 30 Mar 2020, 8.00am. Last reviewed: Fri 24 Jan 2020, 3.40pm

Closed parks: Closed national parks and reserves- Hastings Macleay Area

This park is closed until further notice due to bush fire damage and bush fire recovery. Do not enter the park. Penalties apply for non-compliance. This park is expected to reopen on 30 March 2020. For more information, contact the local NPWS office on 02 6588 5555 or 02 6566 6168.

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Applies from Mon 29 Jul 2019, 3.40pm to Sat 28 Mar 2020, 3.40pm. Last reviewed: Mon 6 Jan 2020, 4.12pm

Other planned events: 1080 fox baiting program - Gaagal Wanggaan National Park

Visitors and residents in the Scotts Head, Gumma Reserve and Nambucca areas should be aware that a 1080 fox baiting program is being conducted in Gaagal Wanggaan National Park. This program will run from Tuesday 6 August 2019 to Satrurday 28 March 2020.

Dogs are not permitted in NSW national parks. Non-target animals may be affected by 1080 baits. Please ensure that dogs are not exposed to the risk of poison baits.

This program is vitally important to the long-term survival of threatened and endangered shorebirds, such as the little tern.

For more information, call the NPWS Coffs Coast area office on 02 6652 0900.

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Applies from Fri 15 May 2015, 2.27pm. Last reviewed: Mon 1 May 2017, 9.29am

Safety alerts: Potential rock falls - Little Bay and Trial Bay

The granite cliffs surrounding Trial Bay and Little Bay are prone to rock fall. Do not climb cliffs or walk close to cliff edges. For further information please call Trial Bay Gaol on (02) 6566 6168.

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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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People standing on the sand dunes looking out to sea. Photo:Debby McGerty