Mermaid lookout track
Crowdy Bay National Park
All the practical information you need to know about Mermaid lookout track.
Features of this track
30min - 1hr
Quality of markings
No experience required
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.
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
19°C and 25°C
10°C and 19°C
February and March
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
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.
- Port Macquarie office
- Monday to Friday, 9am to 4.30pm.
- 02 6588 5555 for general enquiries only, no bookings.
- 22 Blackbutt Road, Port Macquarie NSW 2444