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Mermaid lookout track

Crowdy Bay National Park

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Visitor info

All the practical information you need to know about Mermaid lookout track.

Track grading

Features of this track


1.4km return


30min - 1hr

Quality of markings

Sign posted

Experience required

No experience required


No steps


Gentle hills: The track has a gentle incline to the lookout.

Quality of path

Formed track: The track is 1m-wide and hard-packed gravel, with a steel bridge that has handrails near the start of the track. 

Other barriers

Pinch points: The track may narrow in places due to tree roots, plants and rocks.

Getting there and parking

Mermaid lookout track commences from the footbridge over the creek on the eastern side of Diamond Head campground.


There's parking in an asphalt carpark near the track head 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 the walk begins, near the track head.

Seats and resting points

There's a bench with a backrest at the end of the track as you approach the lookout platform.

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 - medium

Mermaid lookout track is a 1m-wide hard-packed ground track that's mostly flat and step-free. There is:

  • A bench seat with a backrest where you can rest once you reach the lookout platform.
  • Accessible flush toilets at Diamond Head campground, near the track head. You'll also find outdoor beach showers at the campground.

There are points where the track may narrow due to rocks, tree roots and plants.



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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