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Crowdy Bay National Park

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South of Port Macquarie, the Crowdy Bay National Park is 15 kilometers of pristine beaches between Diamond Head and Crowdy Head, with great coastal views and inland heath and forests.

Kylie's hut

Kylie’s Hut on the land donated by the author Kylie Tenant to the NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service as part of the Crowdy Bay National Park.

Kangaroos at Diamond Beach 3
By Brian Tolagson (Own work) [CC BY-SA 4.0], via Wikimedia Commons

Kangaroos can be found on the heath lands and among the forests and lagoons along the parks coast. 

Crowdy Bay National Park by robynejay, on Flickr

Between the headland cliffs and formations there are several beaches within the park, some patrolled during holiday periods. 

The southern crowdy Head lighthouse

The parks long stretch of beaches looking from the Diamond Head hillside and headlands at the northern end.

The park is a very popular (but not overcrowded) camping spot along the coast and known for its hiking and bushwalking trails along its coastal regions and headlands, fishing, swimming and surfing.


Crowdy Head by DGriebeling, on Flickr

The park is very well serviced with camping areas available at five areas within the park; Diamond Head, Crowdy Gap, Kylie’s Hut, Kylie’s Beach and Indian Head, as well as picnic areas at Blackbutt, Cheesetree, Geebung and Abbey Creek.  The camping areas include picnic tables, barbecue facilities, car park, showers, and toilets.

There are also two small settlements near the park, Crowdy Bay and Harrington.

There are two patrolled beach during summer and holiday periods; at Crowdy Beach and Kylie’s Beach.

First Light by Lightkeepers Dream, on Flickr

Diamond Head

Tthe headlands at the northern end of the park.


The park includes very interesting coastal formations at either of the heads.