Metcalfes walking track
Crowdy Bay National Park
All the practical information you need to know about Metcalfes walking track.
Grade 3Learn more about the grading system Features of this track
15 - 45min
Quality of markings
No experience required
Quality of path
Formed track, some obstacles
Getting there and parking
Metcalfes walking track links Indian Head campground and Kylies Beach campground in the northern section of Crowdy Bay National Park. Access is via Diamond Head Road.
Parking is available at Indian Head campground or Kylies Beach 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
Toilets and picnic facilities are available at both Indian Head and Kylies Hut walk-in campground.
Maps and downloads
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.
- 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
- in Crowdy Bay National Park in the North Coast region
Crowdy Bay 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.Buy annual pass