Crowdy Bay National Park

Wheelchair facilities

The following areas in the park are suitable for wheelchairs. We have assessed each facility's difficulty of access for an average wheelchair user:

  • Easy: Access is free of obstacles such as steps, rough terrain or significant slopes, and may have ramps or boardwalks.
  • Medium: Access presents some minor difficulties, such as a grassy surface. However, you should be able to get around without assistance.
  • Hard: Access is via steps or a steep slope, or you'll have to move across a rough surface (with potholes, tree roots, rocks and/or similar obstacles). Assistance will be necessary.

Wheelchair-friendly campgrounds

Diamond Head campground (80 sites)

Wheelchair access: easy

This area is fully wheelchair accessible.

Dunbogan Beach in Crowdy Bay National Park (Image: C Mardell/DECCW)With its excellent camping and picnic facilities, the beachside campground at Diamond Head is one of the most popular places to stay in Crowdy Bay National Park. It includes campsites for caravans, camper trailers and by-your-car camping. 

Once you’ve ogled the ocean and the blackened pillars of Split Rock from the beach, there is lots more to explore. Take your choice from several hiking tracks, including the 4.8km Diamond Head loop walk via Indian Head with its panoramic views of coast, mountains and forest, or the shorter Mermaid Lookout track. And don't forget to pick up your wildflowers identification brochure, bird and fauna lists from the nearby park office before you head out.

There is 4WD access to the beach from Diamond Head, however you’ll need to organise a permit from Port Macquarie-Hastings Council before setting out.

You’ll find gas barbecues, picnic shelters and outdoor showers right on the beach.

Activities: walking, swimming, surfing and diving, whale watching, camping, picnics and barbecues

Getting there: Diamond Head campground is at the northern end of the park. Access is via Diamond Head Road.

Facilities: gas/electric barbecues, flush toilets, cold showers, amenities block, picnic tables

Water supply: You'll need to bring drinking and cooking water (allow at least three litres per person per day). Treated bore water for washing is provided.

Bookings: No bookings are taken for Diamond Head campground. It is very popular in school and public holiday periods and operates on a first-come first-served basis. Contact the parks office only for specific enquiries.

This campground will be moving to online booking. Visit the online booking page for further information.

Contact: Port Macquarie, Phone: 02 6588 5555

Kylies Beach campground (70 sites)

Fire/closure alerts currently apply to this location. See details below.

Wheelchair access: medium

Assistance may be required to access this area

Moon rising viewed from Crowdy Bay National Park (Image: Zane Scott/DECCW)Kylie’s beach is named for Australian author Kylie Tennant who once lived in the area and whose timber hut ‘writer’s retreat’ is within the park. The campground is set behind the sand dunes and offers car-based campsites as well as caravan and camper trailer camping, so it is a great place for family camping near the beach.

You might find you're sharing the campground with local koalas and yellow-tailed black cockatoos. They like the gum trees, so keep your eyes peeled. Picnic tables are located in a grassed area next to the carpark at the 4WD beach access to Diamond Head, between Diamond Head campground and Kylie’s Beach campground.

Activities: camping

Getting there: Kylie’s Beach campground is located in the northern section of Crowdy Bay National Park. Access is via Diamond Head Road.

Facilities: non-flush toilets, cold showers

Water supply: You'll need to bring drinking and cooking water (allow at least three litres per person per day).

Bookings: No bookings are taken for this campground. Pay and display system applies. Please visit the caretaker's cottage located at Diamond Head campground and pay before pitching your tent. Contact the parks office only for specific enquiriestent.

Contact: Port Macquarie, Phone: 02 6588 5555

Events, activities and alerts at this location

Road Closure Crowdy Bay National Park

Some areas of this park are closed due to road maintainence. This closure may be extended and any extension will be posted as soon as possible. Closed areas are:

  • Kylies Beach Campground and Kylies road
  • Indian Head Campground and Indian Head road

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact NPWS Port Macquarie area office on (02) 6588 5555 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

Ends Friday 24 April, 3:00PM