Crescent Head on the NSW North Coast is surrounded by some of the most stunning natural environments in the State. As well as long stretches of coastline with fabulous beaches, there is a string of coastal national parks to explore. Go surfing, fishing, boating and bushwalking, enjoy bird watching or whale watching, spot dolphins, turtles and even koalas in the wild.
About Crescent Head
Surfing is the big attraction here, particularly for Malibu board riders. Crescent Head has one of the best right-hand point breaks in the world, and the town is one of the hot spots of international surfing. Each year in May, the Malibu Classic, the biggest amateur Malibu competition in the country, attracts surfers from around Australia and the world.
Hire a Malibu board in town and hit the surf while you're visiting. Surfing beaches stretch to the north and south of Crescent Head and include Main Beach, Back Beach, Killick Beach, Goolawah Reserve Beach, Big Hill, Delicate Nobby and Racecourse Beach. Don't forget to check which beach has the best conditions for your level of experience.
Other things to do at Crescent Head include swimming and fishing at Killick Creek and Crescent Head Main Beach. Bushwalking and camping are popular in Hat Head National Park, which lies just to the north. Spend the night under the stars in the camping area at Point Plomer or tackle the bushwalking trails in Limeburners Creek Nature Reserve.
Thursday 21 May to Sunday 24 May 2015
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Surfers at Hat Head National Park at sunset, near Crescent Head. Image Don Fuchs
Running at Hat Head National Park beach, near Crescent Head. Image Don Fuchs
The oceanfront golf course at Crescent Head. Image Grahame McConnell