Crescent Head


Great surfing and bushwalking

Crescent Head is a surfing paradise, with its famous point break one of the longest rides in Australia. You’ll find beautiful sandy beaches and coastal national parks great for bushwalking and watching whales and dolphins. Enjoy fishing and boating, too.

  • Crescent Head Surf
  • Crescent Head Golf

About Crescent Head

Surfing is the big drawcard of Crescent Head, particularly for long-board riders. On the mid North Coast of NSW, it’s home to one of the best right-hand point breaks in the world, and the easy-going town is one of the hottest spots of international surfing. The Malibu Classic is held every May.

Hire a Malibu board in town and enjoy superb surfing beaches north and south of Crescent Head, including Main Beach, Back Beach, Killick Beach, Goolawah Reserve Beach, Big Hill, Delicate Nobby and Racecourse Beach. Check out the beach that suits your experience before entering the surf.

Crescent Head Macleay Valley Coast

You can learn to surf or brush up your skills with Surfaris, which has a surf camp. Other things to do around Crescent Head include bushwalking, swimming and fishing in Hat Head National Park, Goolawah National Park and Limeburners Creek National park. On the Big Hill Rainforest walking track you can spot koalas and from a headland marvel at whales during their annual migration.

For golfers, the Crescent Head Country Club’s six-hole course offers marvellous views of the ocean where humpbacks swim between May and November. Accommodation options in Crescent Head include resorts, motels, holiday houses, holiday parks and campgrounds. In the Kempsey region, the town is a short drive from Kempsey and South West Rocks and less than five hours’ north of Sydney.

  1. Delicate Beach

    South of Crescent Head are the beautiful beaches of the Goolawah Camping Reserve. One of them, Delicate Beach, is very popular with fisherman and nature lovers. This beach has no lifesaving patrols...

  2. Goolawah National Park

    For beach camping near Kempsey and Crescent Head, head to Goolawah National Park. You can go surfing, fishing, birdwatching and even whale watching from the headlands.Come and be captivated by the uncrowded...

  3. Killick Beach

    19 kilometres south-east of Kempsey, Killick Beach is bordered by the natural beauty of the Hat Head National Park, starting near the village of Crescent Head in the south the beach extends to Hungry south of the...

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