Smoky Cape Campground - Hat Head National Park

National Park - New South Wales


Can you think of anything better than camping amongst lush rainforest?  Due to low hanging branches, it is not suitable for large rigs to camp here. It really is like driving through a tunnel of canopy trees into your own private Eden here. 

Positioned on an isolated stretch of coast below Smoky Cape lighthouse near Kempsey, Smoky Cape campground is a secluded spot in a million-dollar location. Select your own private area from several pockets of campsites. Then set up your tent or camper trailer and relax in your own little piece of paradise.

You’ll need to be self-sufficient while staying here, but you’re just a short drive from South West Rocks.Say hello to one of the giant goannas that live in the area. Walk to the beach and enjoy a swim, a spot of fishing or a diving trip out to Fish Rock, one of Australia’s best dive sites.

Activities: camping, fishing, snorkelling and scuba diving, swimming, birdwatching

Getting there: Smoky Cape campground is in the Smoky Cape precinct of Hat Head National Park.

To get there:Take Arakoon Road from South West RocksTurn into Lighthouse Road and follow the signs to Smoky Cape campground

Facilities: picnic tables, non-flush toilets, wood barbecues

Tripigy has stayed here and can verify it's facilities. It really is like driving through a gorgeous canopy of trees into your own piece of rainforest. There is a 4WD access point onto the beach here but make sure you have your 4WD beach driving permit first.
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