Smokey Cape Walking Track

Hat Head National Park

Hat Head National park, northern section at Arrakoon near Southwest Rocks. A nice easy walk with covering native bushland to beach walking beginning at Smokey Cape Lighthouse and ending at Trial Bay Gaol.

Bird Watching
Heritage Sites
Picnic Facilities
Scrambling or Climbing
No Dogs Permitted
Eucalypt Forest

Getting there

Drive to Smokey Cape Lighthouse.


Hat Head National park map.

Route/Trail notes

This walk has a few different separate walks added to it in so much as you can edit your walk according to your fancy. The national Parks map linked above shows these walks. We took in the Smokey Cape Trail heading northwards until the Green Island Track junction where we turned left onto that track and followed it until the next junction, turned right and followed down the hill to Gap Beach. Walked the beach northwards and found Gap Beach track leading back up the hill and eventually joining Little Bay Track where you turn right and follow to Little Bay, then walk through carpark etc and find Monument Hill Track and follow to the Gaol.



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Walked to see Green island, then down along the beach below the lighthouse. That was actually a bit of a scramble trying to find it, but there are blue paint marks on trees to look out for.

Gayle Powell on Apr, 2022


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