Hat Head, NSW

Hat Head is on Pacific Highway (A1)



Hat Head Attractions

Connors Beach Walking Track.

This moderately challenging 1kilometre walking track, follows the coastline through rainforest and shelteded gullies, and ending up at Connors Beach. Along the way there are good vantage points to see migrating whales (in season) and in the spring wildflowers put on a brilliant display. Gaze across the rocky platforms and you may see the nearby blowhole putting on a spectacular show especially when a southerly wind blows. The walk starts from The Gap car park.

Turn east off the Pacific Highway, 6 kilometres south of Plummers Lane (South West Rocks turn off) and 14 kilometres north of Kempsey onto Smithtown Road, which becomes Main Street as your approach the village of Smithtown. Cross over the Macleay River then turn left onto South West Rocks Road. Follow it alongside the river then turn right onto Hat Head Road. Travel 10.5 kilometres then turn right onto Gap Road. Travel 2.2 kilometres to the Gap car park. There is room at this parking area for a small caravan only. A sign on the right shows you where the track begins.

www.nationalparks.nsw.gov.au/hat-head-national-park/connors-walking-track/walking

Korogoro Walking Track

This medium grade walking track is a 3.2 kilometre circuit with a gravel surface. The track runs around Korogoro Point, which can be seen from quite some distance away, and offers beautiful seasonal wildflower displays and views of Hat Head, Smoky Cape, Killick Beach and Crescent Head along the way. There is good fishing from Korogoro Point with tracks taking you down to the beach.

Turn east off the Pacific Highway, 6 kilometres south of Plummers Lane (South West Rocks turn off) and 14 kilometres north of Kempsey onto Smithtown Road, which becomes Main Street as your approach the village of Smithtown. Cross over the Macleay River then turn left onto South West Rocks Road. Follow it alongside the river then turn right onto Hat Head Road. Travel 10.5 kilometres then turn right onto Gap Road. Travel 2.1 kilometres then turn left onto Gap Street (small unsealed roadway easily missed) or continue for another 100 metres to the Gap car park which is also on the left. There is room at both of these parking areas for a small caravan only. Signs show you where the track begins.

This page last reviewed on 2 Dec 2016