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Smoky Cape Lighthouse: Reach the top

Hat Head National Park

Visitor info

All the practical information you need to know about Smoky Cape Lighthouse: Reach the top.

Getting there and parking

Smoky Cape Lighthouse is in the Smoky Cape precinct of Hat Head National Park. To get there:

  • Take Arakoon Road from South West Rocks
  • Turn into Lighthouse Road and follow the signs to Smoky Cape Lighthouse

Road quality

  • Sealed roads

Vehicle access

  • 2WD vehicles

Weather restrictions

  • All weather


Parking is available at the nearby Captain Cook's lookout. There is a short steep climb from the carpark to the lighthouse.

Maps and downloads


Disability access level - no wheelchair access

Not wheelchair-accessible.

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Park info

  • in Hat Head National Park in the North Coast region
  • Hat Head 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 at Hungry Head and Smoky Beach.  The park has coin-operated pay and display machines - please bring correct coins.

    Buy annual pass