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 the Connors track beach walk to experience wildflower displays amongst the banksias .
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
- There's a limited supply of firewood available at this campground, but it's good idea to bring your own.
- Water is not available at this campground.
- There are some rubbish bins available at this campground, but please take any left over rubbish with you.
- Non-flush toilets
Please note that numbers of picnic tables and wood barbecues are limited.
- Wood barbecues
Maps and downloads
- 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