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Connors walking track

Hat Head National Park

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A medium walk through coastal rainforest and grassy headlands offering whale watching, wildflowers, scenic views, and even a blowhole on the way to secluded beaches.

3.7km one-way
Time suggested
1 - 2hrs
Grade 4
Entry fees
Park entry fees apply
What to
Drinking water, hat, sunscreen
Please note
  • In order to restrict the spread of the invasive bitou bush, please stay on the walking tracks provided.
  • You can begin Connors walking track from either The Gap carpark in the north, or Kemps Headland in the south.
  • Remember to take your binoculars if you want to birdwatch or whale watch

Tracing the rugged coastline, in northern NSW near Kempsey, this moderately challenging track offers delights all year round. Close to Hungry Gate campground in the southern section of Hat Head National Park, Connors walking track offers fantastic whale watching in autumn, brilliant wildflowers in spring, and secluded beaches in summer.

In the warmer months, you might see vibrant paper daisies and pea flowers, dotted among the gnarled banksias in the grassy headland. Gazing across the rocky platforms, look for the nearby blowhole which puts on a spectacular show when a southerly wind blows.  

Winding through rainforest and sheltered gullies, you’ll be treated to spectacular coastal views. The track gently winds down to Connors Beach, where you can enjoy a refreshing swim in the crystal clear waves. Enjoy a seaside picnic here, or continue along the headland trail to Third Beach

For directions, safety and practical information, see visitor info


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A family walk a boardwalk section of Bouddi coastal walk, Bouddi National Park. Photo: John Spencer/OEH.

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