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Panoramic coastal views are only one of the attractions on this moderate track, encircling the headland at Hat Head. Korogoro walking track, on the easternmost tip of Hat Head National Park, winds through rare littoral rainforest and heathlands, dotted with wildflowers and endangered native grasses.
As the path climbs steeply, stop to catch your breath and admire the stand of she-oaks; an important food source for glossy black cockatoos. The region is also home to rare kangaroo grasses which, although threatened, are thriving in the park due to the dedicated efforts of rangers and local community groups.
Emerging through windswept banksias, enjoy the refreshing ocean breeze. A perfect spot for a break, take in the spectacular view over a picnic lunch. Keep your eyes peeled for the distinct white flannel flowers that burst into bloom in spring.
About the region
Hat Head National Park on the mid-north coast of NSW near South West Rocks is a natural paradise. Explore the lighthouse, camp by the beach and go fishing and swimming. Hat Head is a national park in New South Wales, Australia, 461.7 kilometres via M1 and Pacific Highway/A1, northeast of Sydney. It lies within the Hastings-Macleay Important Bird Area.
To The Gap carpark. Korogoro walking track is in the Hat Head precinct of Hat Head National Park. To get there from Pacific Highway:Turn into Smithtown Road, 13km north of Kempsey.Continue onto Main Road for 3km, then turn left into Barnard Street.Continue onto South West Rocks Road for approximately 4kmTurn right into Hat Head Road for 9km, then follow the signs to The Gap carpark. Park entry points The Gap carpark See on map Road quality Check the weather before you set out as the road to Korogoro walking track can become boggy when it rains. Parking Parking is available at The Gap carpark.
Visit NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service for more information on this trail.
The longitude and latitude of the start and end points are approximately only and should not be used for navigation purposes. Please contact me if you know the correct coordinates.