Named after its gleaming rock face, Diamond Head is the perfect welcome to the Crowdy Bay National Park in New South Wales. Popular for picnics, walks, camping and fishing, the Crowdy Bay National Park is just 45 minutes from Port Macquarie. With pristine beaches and secluded bays, dramatic headlands and rugged coastline and plenty of wildlife, it’s a coastal park that ought not to be missed.
The Diamond Head Loop Walk has all the views on a delightful 3 mi looped trail that starts and ends from the Diamond Head Campground. Considered to be a Medium difficulty walking route, it is well-signposted and well-graded and generally undulating with some short steep inclines and occasional steps. For information on how we grade trails, please click here
Usually completed in around 1hr 30 – 2hr 30, this breath-taking hiking route isn’t all sun, sea and surf, but offers a diverse mix of views; spot wildlife, an array of native flora and fauna, pass through bushland, walk-in rainforest, and stroll along the white sand beach – this walk has it all. Caution is advised on trail times as this depends on multiple variables. For more info, click here
Perhaps suited to older children, as this is not a route for pushchairs, anyone with a reasonable level of fitness can enjoy this walk but be advised there’s little shade so sun protection is necessary.
An $8 AUD park entry fee applies per vehicle, per day payable at the Diamond Head campground office and dogs are not allowed in NSW national parks and reserves for the protection and conservation of the park and its wildlife.