Hungry Gate Campground - Hat Head National Park

National Park - New South Wales


Hungry Gate campground is located at the southern end of Hat Head National Park. The area has an open, spacious feel but is protected from the elements by sand dunes and surrounded by thick vegetation.

You can bring your tent or camper trailer to Hungry Gate, which sits 30km north east of Kempsey and 32km south of Nambucca Heads. 

Take time to admire the established fig trees and paperbarks behind the dunes and you’ll be rewarded – they’re home to a variety of birdlife. Brahimy kites often fly over the beach, just a 20-minute walk away. The park’s kangaroos are fond of the campground and graze there regularly. You’ll also see little bent winged bats and well-fed goannas.

Activities: camping, walking, swimming, fishing, birdwatching

Getting there: From Kempsey or ClybuccaTake the South West Rocks Road to KinchelaTurn right and follow the signs to Hat HeadTurn right just before the bridge and head towards The GapTake the first right and then follow signs to Hungry Gate campground

Bookings: Bookings are not taken for Hungry Gate campground - camping is on a first come, first served basis. NPWS fee collectors visit campgrounds to collect camping and vehicle entry fees, and sell annual passes for extended visits.

Facilities: non-flush toilets,picnic tables, wood barbecues, No showers, No drinking water

Access: It's suitable for tents and camper trailers only. The tree canopy won't allow big rigs to get in due to the low lying branches. 

Make sure you get your 4WD permit before heading onto the beach in your fourby.

We had no difficulty in getting there with a 20 ft van behind a Hilux albeit the road is quite pot holed. I understand that generators are not permitted. There are no rubbish bins, one takes ones rubbish out. There is no fuel and internet service is exceptionally slow both on Telstra and Optus.
Cost per Adult $6.00
Cost per site, per night