Hat Head National Park

Climate

Weather

This park’s sweeping beaches are extremely inviting during summer, but its wildlife and walking tracks make it a joy to visit all year round.

Visiting through the seasons

Winter (Jun, Jul, Aug)

  • Spot humpback and southern right whales migrating to northern waters between May and July


Spring (Sept, Oct, Nov)

  • A birdwatcher’s delight as the heath shrubland bursts into a kaleidoscope of wild flowers and birds come from all around, listen out for the guttural call of glossy black cockatoos

Summer (Dec, Jan, Feb)

  • Take the Connors track beach walk to experience wildflower displays amongst the banksias

Temperature

Summer

  • The average temperature ranges between 19°C and 26°C
  • The area’s highest recorded temperature is 41.7°C (1968)

Winter

  • The average temperature ranges between 13°C and 20° C
  • The area’s lowest recorded temperature is 4°C (1997)

Rainfall

  • The wettest month on average is March
  • The area's highest recorded rainfall is 343.7mm in one day

Climate averages recorded at nearby weather stations

South West Rocks

Average temperature ranges

Average temperature ranges for South West Rocks (Smoky Cape Lighthouse)

The area's highest recorded temperature is 41.7° C. Its lowest recorded temperature is 4° C. Information recorded by the Australian Bureau of Meteorology weather station at South West Rocks (Smoky Cape Lighthouse).

Average rainfall ranges

Average rainfall ranges for South West Rocks (Smoky Cape Lighthouse)

The area's highest recorded rainfall is 343.7mm in one day. Information recorded by the Australian Bureau of Meteorology weather station at South West Rocks (Smoky Cape Lighthouse).