Hat Head National Park

Hat Head National Park on the mid-north coast of NSW near South West Rocks is a natural paradise. Explore the lighthouse, camp by the beach and go fishing and swimming.

Hat Head National Park, near Kempsey, is a place of exceptional beauty. The beaches, sand dunes, rainforest and wetlands offer an ideal backdrop for bushwalking, camping or a quiet picnic.

There is a choice of campgrounds, including campsites right by the beach, or you could stay at the Smoky Cape lighthouse keepers’ cottage with its stunning coastal views, be sure to take a guided tour.

There are lots of walking tracks to choose from, excellent fishing and whale watching. Birdwatchers can look for black swans and spoonbills in the park’s wetlands, hawks and eagles soaring above beach cliffs and shorebirds like curlews and plovers around the beach.

Nearby events

  1. South West Rocks Running Festival

    Sunday 09 June 2019 , South West Rocks

    The South West Rocks Running Festival, formally the Macleay River Marathon, in its 35th year, is a scenic riverside run along the banks of the beautiful Macleay River and back to Trial Bay Gaol. It is held every year on the June long…

    09 Jun
  2. GermanFest

    Thursday 01 August 2019 , South West Rocks

    The Seabreeze Beach Hotel in South West Rocks will be turned into a Bavarian heaven once again for this year's 11 day GermanFest. GermanFest is a celebration of all things Bavarian including food, drink and entertainment with a special…

    01 Aug
  3. Sculpture in the Gaol

    Monday 05 August 2019 , South West Rocks

    For the duration of the event the historic grounds of Trial Bay Gaol will be transformed into a dramatic landscape filled with sculptures for this stunning exhibition. Why not also take the opportunity to read about the Gaol’s famous…

    05 Aug