Smoky Cape campground
Hat Head National Park
All the practical information you need to know about Smoky Cape campground.
Getting there and parking
- Take the South West Rocks Road toward South West Rocks
- Just after the Spencers Creek bridge turn right onto Arakoon Road
- Turn right onto Lighthouse Road and follow the signs to Smoky Cape campground
- Unsealed roads
- 2WD vehicles
- All weather
Parking is available at the Smoky Cape campground.
Best times to visit
This park's sweeping beaches are extremely inviting during summer, but its wildlife and walking tracks make it a joy to visit all year round.
A birdwatcher's delight as the heath shrubland bursts into a kaleidoscope of wild flowers and birds come from all around, listen out for the guttural call of glossy black cockatoos.
Take Smoky Cape walking track through a dense rainforest of cabbage tree palms and lush ferns to spectacular views along the coast.
Spot humpback and southern right whales migrating to northern waters between May and July.
Weather, temperature and rainfall
19°C and 26°C
13°C and 20°C
The area’s highest recorded rainfall in one day
- Water is not available at this campground.
- There are no rubbish bins at this campground. Please take your rubbish with you when you leave.
- Non-flush toilets
There are a limited number of picnic tables at this campground.
Maps and downloads
Campfires are not permitted on the ground. Please bring your own fire pit or brazier to ensure fires are kept off the ground.
Please do not tie ropes, clothing, towels, hammocks or camping and fishing equipment to the trees.
NSW national parks are no smoking areas.