Back to previous page

Smoky Cape picnic area

Hat Head National Park

Open, check current alerts 

What's nearby

Nearby picnic areas

  • Little Bay picnic area, Arakoon National Park. Photo: David Finnegan/DPIE

    Little Bay picnic area

    Little Bay, a popular beach picnic spot near South West Rocks on the north coast, features barbecues, shaded tables, children’s play equipment and a kangaroo or two.

  • Gap Beach in Hat Head National Park. Photo credit: Barbara Webster © DPIE

    Gap Beach picnic area

    Gap Beach picnic area is in Hat Head National Park. It's a great spot to visit when exploring local walking tracks, but to drive there you'll need a 4WD vehicle.



Whale watching top spots

NSW national parks have the best vantage points to see whales during their annual migration, which takes place from May to November. Plan your next coastal adventure.

A humpback whale breaches the water off the NSW coast, near Sydney. Photo credit: Wayne Reynolds &copy Wayne Reynolds


Join WilderQuest

WilderQuest is a fun kids program designed to nurture a love of nature. Download the award-winning WilderQuest iPad app and go on a quest to discover all the animals, plants and hidden secrets within NSW national parks.

WilderQuest activity at Blue Gum Hills Regional Park. Photo: Shani Milgate/OEH
Smoky Cape picnic area

Park info

See more visitor info