Little Bay to Smoky Cape - Kempsey

Little Bay to Smoky Cape Walk, Hat Head National Park. Photo: Debby McGerty

If you’re an adventurous walker, you’ll love the Little Bay to Smoky Cape walk.
This 10 kilometre coastal track begins near Little Bay picnic area in Arakoon National Park, near Kempsey on the north coast of NSW. Start at historic Overshot Dam, where you can feed the ducks before setting off. 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 Captain Cook’s lookout 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 more information: www.nationalparks.nsw.gov.au