Dunbogan

Over the River and Turn Left

Dunbogan can be found on the other side of the Camden Haven to Laurieton, simply cross the bridge and drive into the heart of Dunbogan. Dunbogan, similar to North Haven, is a playground for water activity.  

Dunbogan Boatshed and Marina 

As you drive along The Boulevarde, with the river on your left, you will reach the Dunbogan Boatshed. Built in the 1940s, it still carries the charm of an old boatshed. Get yourself a takeaway coffee, and soak up the view of the yachts on the water, with the breathtaking back drop of North Brother Mountain 

The river is teeming with marine life, feed the fish from the public jetty near the park, and watch the Dolphins cruising past…make sure you bring your camera! 

The river is teeming with marine life, feed the fish from the deck and watch the Dolphins meander past…make sure you bring your camera! 

Pilot Beach 

Looking for a family safe beach, this is it! 

Pilot beach is a charming beach situated between the two break walls, keeping it protected from large seas most of the time. It is an idyllic beach to bring your family, as they can safely dip their toes in and swim in the water whilst you relax on the beach and under the trees.  

And a huge plus – Pilot Beach is netted off so it’s safe for children to swim and explore! 

On the other side of the break wall, you will find Washhouse Bay, Wash House Beach starts on the side of the southern entrance wall, a sandy beach with intertidal rocks and reefs increasing to the south, where it finally merges with the north side of Perpendicular Point. 

Here you have the choice of two swim spots, with rock pools a break wall and crystal-clear waters await.  

Gogleys Lagoon 

This shallow, naturally formed lagoon with oyster leases provides a serene backdrop and look for the stingrays, you just might be in luck.  

Katang National Park and Charles Hamey Lookout 

As you reach Camden Haven Headland, turn right turn into Charles Hamey Lookout Road, leading to Katang National Park and Charles Hamey Lookout.  

A dirt road takes you to stunning southward views, and various walks through the National Park commence at the lookout.  Be aware that this road is often potholed so you should proceed with caution.  

Diamond Head 

When crossing the bridge over to Dunbogan you have the option to turn right, in doing so this will take you to some local spots that are nothing short of stunning.  

Please note: Once you head along Diamond Head Road, it is unsealed, please check details and road conditions with NSW National Parks

The beachside campground at Diamond Head is one of the most popular places to stay in Crowdy Bay National Park. It has caravan sites, additional walk-in campsites and picnic amenities.  

For the overnight campers… an amenities block, picnic tables, barbecue facilities, carpark, showers (cold), toilets and beach access for 4WD vehicles – you will need to bring your own drinking water with you. 

Diamond Head is a fantastic campground or a day trip adventure. Situated right next the ocean this spot is perfect for time out in nature. If you like to walk and explore, Diamond Head has some magnificent walking trails.  

Point Perpendicular…here you can slow down and whale watch during the whale season. During whale season you can spot hundreds of whales coming through each day. A great adventure for all ages.  

If you are looking for quieter camping spots, we have you covered. Check out Indian Head and Kylie’s Beach. Truly find yourself ‘off the grid’ and yet only 20 mins from both Dunbogan and Laurieton if you ever run out of milk!