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Kinchela Trig Lookout walk

Hat Head National Park

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What's nearby

Nearby walking tracks

  • Connors Beach walking track, Hat Head National Park. Photo: Debby McGerty/NSW Government

    Connors walking track

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

  • Korogoro Walking track, Hat Head National Park. Photo: Debby McGerty/NSW Government

    Korogoro walking track

    Korogoro walking track offers exceptional coastal scenic views on a medium hike through rainforest, heathland and sections of endangered native grasses.



Nearby camping and accommodation

  • The beach near Hungry Gate campground in Hat Head National Park. Photo: Debby McGerty © Debby McGerty

    Hungry Gate campground

    Pack your tent or trailer and head to Hungry Gate near Kempsey for a back-to-basics camping holiday. The campground has 20 campsites and is a 20 minute walk from the beach.

Nearby parks

  • Coastal view from near Smoky Cape lighthouse, Hat Head National Park. Photo: David Finnegan/NSW Government

    Hat Head National Park

    Hat Head National Park on the mid-north coast of NSW near South West Rocks is a natural paradise. Explore the lighthouse, camp by the beach and go fishing and swimming.


Get wild about whales

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
Kinchela Trig Lookout walk

Park info

  • in Hat Head National Park in the North Coast region
  • Hat Head National Park is always open 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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