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Friday, January 11, 2019

Hungry Gate Campground, Hat Head National Park, NSW.

Hungry Gate Campground, Hat Head National Park, NSW.
After finishing the beautiful Korogoro Track walk near Hat Head Holiday Park we drove six kilometers south to Hungry Gate Campground in Hat Head National Park. The campground has open grassy areas with scattered tables and fire places. 

Hungry Gate Campground, Hat Head National Park.
No bookings are taken for this campground but there was only one other site set up while we were there. Although this is a coastal campground, it is about a twenty minute walk to the beach.

Self Registration Shelter at Hungry Gate Campground, Hat Head National Park.
The last three kilometers are unsealed. There was one spot (see photo) with a large puddle but the road was otherwise in good condition.

Hungry Road, Entrance to Hungry Gate Campground.
As well as a few goannas wandering around it was nice to see an echidna. 

Short-beaked Echidna, Hungry Gate Campground.
Rainbow Lorikeets and Willie Wagtails were a common sight.

Rainbow Lorikeets, Hat Head National Park.

Details for Hungry Gate Campground:
Where: Hat Head National Park. Mid North Coast, NSW. 30 km north-east of Kempsey. 32 km south of Nambucca Heads. We drove in via South West Rocks Road. Turned into Hat Head Road, then Gap Road. Turned right into Hungry Road and the campground is on the right.
Access: 2WD, 3 km unsealed road. All weather access.
Sites: Open grassy area for 20 sites. Camping Type: tent, camper trailer, camping beside vehicle.
Booking & Fees: No bookings. Maximum stay is 6 weeks.  Camping: $6 per adult per night, $3.50 per child. Vehicle entry fee $8 per day or buy an annual pass. There is a self-registration shelter at the entry and Rangers collect fees.
Facilities: some tables, wood barbecues, non-flush toilets. No water. 20 minute walk to beach.
Prohibitions: No fires on the ground. No pets. No smoking. 

Wildlife: Short-beaked Echidna, Lace Monitor, Eastern Gray Kangaroo, Dolphin, Humpback Whale. Birds: Wedge-tailed Eagle, Brahminy Kite, Pacific Bazza, Black-faced Cuckoo-shrike, Australasian Darter, Spangled Drongo, Variegated Fairy-wren, Grey Fantail, Silver Gull, White-faced Heron, Lewin's Honeyeater, White-cheeked Honeyeater, Sacred Kingfisher, Rainbow Lorikeet, Masked Lapwing, Australian Pelican, Crested Pigeon, Eastern Yellow Robin, Welcome Swallow, Red Wattlebird, Little Wattlebird, Golden Whistler, Willie Wagtail.

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