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Forest walking track

Crowdy Bay National Park

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

Track grading

Features of this track


1.5km one-way


45min - 1hr 15min

Quality of markings

Sign posted

Experience required

Some bushwalking experience recommended


Short steep hills

Quality of path

Formed track, some obstacles: The walk is 1-2m wide and gravel along its length, with a short rocky, eroded section in the middle of the walk when you reach the creek.


Occasional steps: There are 4 steps at the creek crossing. They are steep and there's no handrail.

Other barriers

Other barriers: There's a steep creek crossing around the middle of the walk. The track narrows at this point.

Accessible options

The northern part of the walk starting from Diamond Head campground from to the creek crossing, or the southern part of the walk from Indian Head campground to the creek crossing may be accessible for people with reduced mobility.

Getting there and parking

Indian Head campground is in the northern section of Crowdy Bay National Park. Access is via Diamond Head Road.


Parking is available at either end of the track, in a gravel carpark at Indian Head campground or in asphalt carparks at Diamond Head campground.

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 are flush toilets at Diamond Head campground where this walk begins and non-flush toilets and cold showers at Indian Head campground where the walk ends.

There are also picnic tables at both campgrounds.

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

Forest walking track is 1-2m wide and gravel along its length. It's mostly step-free with gentle hills.

There's a creek crossing towards the middle of the walk where people with reduced mobility may need assistance:

  • The walk narrows at this point
  • The section of track that leads down to the creek is rocky and eroded, with 4 steep steps that don't have handrails

There are accessible flush toilets at Diamond Head campground where this walk begins and accessible non-flush toilets and cold showers at Indian Head campground where the walk ends. There are also picnic tables where you can rest at both campgrounds.



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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