Jack Perkins Walking Track

Jack Perkins walking track is a short walk that boasts some of the best views in Hat Head National Park, only a short drive from Kempsey. Take in spectacular views across the Tasman Sea from Captain Cook’s lookout before stepping out on Jack Perkins walking track.

The track leads downhill through whispering she-oaks. In the branches, you might catch a glimpse of a magnificent glossy black cockatoo, with its red wing tips. Passing through lush rainforest, entwined with liana vines and dotted with cabbage palms, a swamp wallaby may cross your path. Dappled light filters through the dense canopy and the forest comes alive with extraordinary black dragonflies in the warmer months.

The track opens up to heathland, where a boardwalk leads down to the picturesque palm-fringed North Smoky Beach. Refresh yourself with a swim in the turquoise waves before heading back up the path.

Nearby events

  1. Annual Nestle Junior Triathlon - Trial Bay

    Saturday 09 February 2019 to Sunday 10 February 2019 , South West Rocks

    The annual Nestle Junior Triathlon will be held at Trial Bay Gaol, Arakoon State Conservation Area in South West Rocks. Racing is for five to 15 year olds. There will be five races - for five year olds, six to seven years, eight to nine…

    09 Feb - 10 Feb
  2. Coastline Credit Union Trial Bay Triathlon

    Sunday 10 February 2019 , South West Rocks

    The annual Coastline Credit Union Trial Bay Triathlon will be held at Trial Bay Gaol, Arakoon State Conservation Area in South West Rocks. Watch competitors swim 500 metres, cycle for 25 kilometres and run six kilometres around South West…

    10 Feb