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Crowdy Gap walking track

Crowdy Bay National Park

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Visitor info

All the practical information you need to know about Crowdy Gap walking track.

Track grading

Features of this track


0.8km return


15 - 45min

Quality of markings

Sign posted

Experience required

No experience required


No steps


Flat: The walk is mostly flat before a short steep pinch at the end to get over a sand dune. The track then descends steeply onto the beach.

Quality of path

Formed track, some obstacles: The track is 2m-wide and grass for roughly half its length. It then becomes fibre-reinforced plastic for a short stretch before turning into hard-packed ground until it reaches the beach.

At the beach, the track is board and chain.

Other barriers

Pinch points: After passing the cultural learning area, the track narrows due to natural features as it heads towards the beach.

Other barriers: After passing the cultural learning area, the track has lots of exposed tree roots. It then climbs a sand dune before descending onto a beach.

Accessible options

The 100m section of track from Crowdy Gap campground, where the walk starts, to the cultural learning area is accessible.

Getting there and parking

Crowdy Gap walking track starts at Crowdy Gap campground in the southern precinct of Crowdy Bay National Park. To get there:

  • Via Harrington, drive along Crowdy Head Road and Crowdy Bay Road.
  • Via Moorland, drive along Coralville Road and Crowdy Bay Road.
  • Via Laurieton, drive along Diamond Head Road, Coralville Road and Crowdy Bay Road.


Parking is available in 2 small gravel carparks at Crowdy Gap campground, where this walk begins.

Best times to visit

Crowdy Bay National Park generally enjoys a warm subtropical climate. However outside of winter the temperature can reach above 30C, so be sure to carry sunscreen, a hat and plenty of water. Drinking water is not available within the park. Winter days and nights can be cool to cold, particularly in exposed areas of the park.


Wildflowers paint the dunes and heath in spectacular colour during spring.


Swimming, boating and fishing – enjoy the delights of Crowdy Bay's magnificent beaches Look out for the festive Christmas Bell blooms.


Remember your binoculars and camera to experience the sight of migrating whales.

Weather, temperature and rainfall

Summer temperature


19°C and 25°C

Highest recorded


Winter temperature


10°C and 19°C

Lowest recorded



Wettest month

February and March

Driest month


The area’s highest recorded rainfall in one day



There's an accessible non-flush toilet and an accessible cold-water outdoor shower at Crowdy Gap campground, where this walk begins.

Picnic tables

There's a picnic shelter at the cultural learning area, around 100m along the walk.

Seats and resting points

There are 5 bench seats at the cultural learning area, around 100m along the walk.

Maps and downloads

Safety messages

Beach safety

Beaches in this park are not patrolled, and can sometimes have strong rips and currents. These beach safety tips will help you and your family stay safe in the water.

Bushwalking safety

If you're keen to head out on a longer walk or a backpack camp, always be prepared. Read these bushwalking safety tips before you set off on a walking adventure in national parks.

Mobile safety

Dial Triple Zero (000) in an emergency. Download the Emergency Plus app before you visit, it helps emergency services locate you using your smartphone's GPS. Please note there is limited mobile phone reception in this park and you’ll need mobile reception to call Triple Zero (000).


Disability access level - hard

Crowdy Gap walking track is mostly flat and step-free. There's a 100m accessible section that goes from the Crowdy Gap campground, where this walk begins, to the cultural learning area.

After this point, people with reduced mobility may need assistance:

  • The track narrows due to natural features
  • There are many exposed tree roots
  • The track climbs a sand dune, at which point there's a short, steep incline.
  • After the sand dune, the walk descends steeply onto a beach.

The cultural learning area has bench seats and a picnic shelter where you can rest.

There are accessible toilets and an accessible cold-water outdoor shower at Crowdy Gap campground.



A current NSW recreational fishing licence is required when fishing in all waters.



Pets and domestic animals (other than certified assistance animals) are not permitted. Find out which regional parks allow dog walking and see the pets in parks policy for more information.


NSW national parks are no smoking areas.

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