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Smoky Cape Range walking track

North Coast

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Discover the beauty of the South West Rocks region on the Smoky Cape Range walking track. Hike this 5.5km coast walk and enjoy sensational views.

5.5km one-way
Time suggested
2 - 3hrs
Grade 4
Entry fees
Park entry fees apply
What to
Drinking water, sunscreen, hat
Please note
  • Starting at Overshot Dam at Little Bay, follow the ridge to the Gap Beach and Smoky Cape tracks. A one-way journey can take up to 3 hours.
  • You may wish to bring your camera and keep an eye out for whales and birds as you go.

If you’re an adventurous walker, you’ll love the Smoky Cape Range walking track.

This 5.5km coastal track begins near Little Bay picnic area in Arakoon National Park, near South West Rocks on the north coast of NSW. Start at historic Overshot Dam, then simply follow the ridge to the Gap Beach and Smoky Cape tracks.

As you walk you’ll come across beautiful, diverse scenery including heathland, rainforest and grassy woodland. Depending on the season, you might see wildflower displays or spot whales from the cliffs.

When you arrive at Smoky Cape, head to Smoky Cape picnic area for a picnic lunch and a tour of the lighthouse. Or you can always do the walk in reverse and finish at the picnic area at Little Bay.

For directions, safety and practical information, see visitor info


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A family walk a boardwalk section of Bouddi coastal walk, Bouddi National Park. Photo: John Spencer/OEH.

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