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Smoky Cape Lighthouse

Hat Head National Park

Current alerts in this area

There are no current alerts in this area.

Nearby alerts

Applies from Thu 26 Mar 2020, 3.43pm to Sun 31 May 2020, 2.59pm. Last reviewed: Fri 27 Mar 2020, 4.14pm

Closed areas: Closed campgrounds and picnic areas

This campground is closed until further notice to protect the health and safety of our visitors and staff. You’ll receive a refund if you made a booking. Penalties apply for non-compliance. Please check our COVID-19 update for more information.

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Applies from Wed 12 Feb 2020, 3.38pm. Last reviewed: Thu 13 Feb 2020, 9.00am

Safety alerts: High tides and storm surges

High tides and storm surges have caused significant beach erosion and collapse of the sand dunes. Visitors are advised to take care on the beach and in the water, and to beware of submerged logs and swirling sands. Follow the directions of signage and stay away from the collapsed beach accesses and banks as these areas may become unstable.

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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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Local alerts

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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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Emergency services

For all NSW fires visit the Rural Fire Service

For the latest information on wildfires in your area please contact the NSW Rural Fire Service.

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Smoky Cape Lighthouse, Hat Head National Park. Photo: David Finnegan/NSW Government