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Hat Head holiday homes to rent

Hat Head, named for its hat-shaped headland, welcomes all in need of a relaxing, easy escape in an Australian paradise. Bluewater fishing, swimming, surfing, camping in the national park and walking along the famous wildlife and wetland trails is perfect for a beach holiday for families or solo travelling. You can get into the history and hands-on activity of dune adventures along the coastal property in Australia. However you choose to enjoy your stay, unique cottage-style holiday homes to rent provide a relaxing experience of a lifetime during your stay.


Historical sites among Hat Head holiday rentals

Hat Head was originally thought to be inaccessible and unfit to settle on by people because of the swamps and secluded nature, however, today the rich landscape and beaches are what draws travellers in for peace, family time and adventure. Smoky Cape Lighthouse is a part of Hat Head’s history, as it sits on Smoky Cape, named by Captain Cook for the Aboriginal fires he saw from the sea.The lighthouse keeper’s cottage welcomes overnight stays, and the area around it is perfect for picnics, watching birds and whale watching as humpback whales migrate along the coast. The lighthouse is located within the historical Hat Head National Park, known for a fantastic camping adventures and hiking trails through the vast wilderness.


Activities and attractions in Hat Head

Are you looking for top things to see and do while you're in the area? Venture out of your cosy holiday rental and experience everything that makes Hat Head a fun place to get away to. These are some of the top attractions to explore, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Crescent Head Country Club (9.9 mi / 16 km)
  • South West Rocks Country Club (11.4 mi / 18.4 km)
  • Kempsey Golf Club (12.6 mi / 20.2 km)
Natural highlights

Exploring the natural features in Hat Head

Whether you're looking for adventure or just want to appreciate the scenery, Hat Head is a great place to get outside. Here are a few of the area's most stunning natural features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Hat Head National Park (2.5 mi / 4 km)
  • Brighton Park (11.7 mi / 18.8 km)
  • Little Bay Beach (11.8 mi / 19 km)
  • Horseshoe Bay Beach (11.8 mi / 19.1 km)
  • Arakoon National Park (12 mi / 19.4 km)
  • Trial Bay Gaol (12.4 mi / 20 km)

Best beaches near holiday homes in Hat Head

South Smoky Beach is where families go for swimming at high tide because Korogoro Creek provides protected areas for them to swim as it fills with water. You can also enjoy a relaxing day of fishing at the creek with the kids. Killick Beach is for you to run away for complete seclusion and quiet, or surfing on 12-foot high waves that seem to never stop rolling. Third Beach offers a mysterious coastal path, accessible only on foot, with friendly kangaroo greetings and coastline views until you reach your destination. Flat rock, known for its spectacular breaks that bring surfers from all over, is also a great beach to enjoy water sports near your holiday accommodation.

How to get there

Travelling to and around Hat Head

Fly into Port Macquarie, NSW (PQQ), the closest airport, located 27.9 mi (44.8 km) from the city centre.

How to get around

Transport to Hat Head holiday accommodation

Hat Head has 6 options for entry from Sydney by train, car, bus or plane. Private transfers or shared shuttle is the way to get from the airport to holiday homes to rent. With most of the land being untouched natural forest, the recommended way to get around Hat Head is by 4-wheel drive vehicle. When moving about the land on foot, it is imperative to wear sturdy shoes due to the rocks and uneven forest land, but you can enjoy the scenery on the way to and from your holiday accommodation.

How many holiday accommodation are available around Hat Head?

Our 2020 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 494 holiday rentals around Hat Head. From 229 holiday houses to 16 cottages, find unique holiday homes for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends. The best place to stay around Hat Head is on Stayz.

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near when travelling to Hat Head?

Stayz offers a large selection of holiday homes near great places in Hat Head. From Stayz travellers, the most popular points of interest to stay near are:

  • Smoky Cape Lighthouse: 434 holiday rentals
  • South West Rocks Country Club: 434 holiday rentals
  • Horseshoe Bay: 434 holiday rentals
  • Wigay Aboriginal Culture Park: 502 holiday rentals
  • Trial Bay Gaol: 433 holiday rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Hat Head listed on Stayz where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Houses in Hat Head?

Yes, of course. Stayz offers 229 Houses in Hat Head. Our other popular types of Hat Head holiday rentals include:

  • Cottages: 16 holiday houses
  • Condos/Apartments: 228 holiday houses
  • Cabins: 16 holiday houses

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other holiday rentals including Townhouses and more.

Can I find a holiday accommodation with pool in Hat Head?

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with pool among our 41 holiday homes with pool available in Hat Head. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.