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Metcalfes walking track is a 0.7km, grade 3 one way hike, located in the Crowdy Bay National Park, New South Wales. The hike should take approximately 45mins to complete.
This track is perfect for introducing the kids to the wonders of nature. They’ll love the chance to spot a koala or two along the way. Metcalfes walking track links Kylies Beach campground and Indian Head campground, via Kylie’s Hut walk-in campground in the northern section of Crowdy Bay National Park, near Port Macquarie.
Don’t forget to stop at Kylies Hut for a look into the rustic writing retreat of Australian author Kylie Tennant.
In spring, the heath erupts with colourful wildflowers, attracting nectar-loving birds. Behind the dunes, native grasses give way to woodlands including tall trees such as blackbutt, brush box and paperbarks. Be sure to look high in the branches for koalas, glossy black-cockatoos and parrots.
Choose to begin the walk from Indian Head campground or Kylies Beach campground. If you’re walking to Kylies Beach, don’t forget to take your swimmers for a cool-off in the surf.
Take a virtual tour of Metcalfes walking track captured with Google Street View Trekker.
About the region
Crowdy Bay National Park in the North Coast region
Crowdy Bay National Park is always open but may have to close at times due to poor weather or fire danger.
Metcalfes walking track links Indian Head campground and Kylies Beach campground in the northern section of Crowdy Bay National Park. Access is via Diamond Head Road. Parking Parking is available at Indian Head campground or Kylies Beach campground.
It’s a good idea to put sunscreen on before you set out and remember to take a hat and take plenty of water.
Remember to take your binoculars if you want to birdwatch or whale watch.
Strong rips and currents may be present at nearby Kylies Beach, so take care in the water and please supervise children at all times.
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.