Holidaymakers looking for a fantastic place to stay by the sea should try the lovely coastal resort of Hat Head in Australia. Located in the state of New South Wales this delightful area offers many exciting things for visitors to see and do. Here visitors will find numerous different places to stay including self catering accommodation, apartments, cabins and B&Bs.
Holidaymakers staying at Hat Head can enjoy lovely sandy beaches that are ideal for relaxing and soaking up the sun. The creek here and sea provide an enjoyable setting for swimming and other watersports such as snorkelling, canoeing, jet skiing, surfing, water skiing and fishing. This is a fabulous area to explore with a national park nearby as well as the coast and a fun way to discover the scenic views is by hiking, cycling and horse riding. Holidaymakers will find some excellent golf courses including a nine-hole course just outside Hat Head. Other activities popular with holidaymakers are tennis, bowls, rock climbing and whale watching. This area features a few restaurants, bars and cafes offering a great choice of local dishes as well as snacks. Self catering holidaymakers will be able to buy food and drink from stores in and around Hat Head.
Visitors will find many interesting places in and around Hat Head including Kempsey, which is about half an hour away. Here holidaymakers can explore The Val Melville Centre, which houses the Macleay River Historical Society Museum and the Dunghutti-Ngaku Aboriginal Art Gallery. Just over an hour’s drive away is Port Macquarie where there are attractions such as Billabong Koala and Wildlife Park. Guided tours are available of the Sea Acres National Park and Rainforest Centre, which is also located at Port Macquarie. A lot of historic sites, buildings, museums and galleries can be found here too such as the Historical Society Museum, Mid North Coast Maritime Museum and the Port Macquarie Regional Gallery at the Glass House.
January and February are generally the hottest months of the year with average high temperatures of 24 degrees centigrade. June and July are the coolest months with an average high of 16 degrees centigrade and average lows of just 6 degrees. The wettest time of the year is March when there can be as much as 100mm of rainfall on average.
Port Macquarie Airport (PQQ) is just over an hour’s drive from Hat Head and has flights arriving from Brisbane (BNE) and Sydney (SYD). From here holidaymakers can hire a car and drive to their accommodation in Hat Head. Overseas visitors can fly to Sydney International Airport (SYD) and get a connecting flight to Port Macquarie. Flights arrive in Sydney from various international airports including Beijing-Capital (PEK), London-Heathrow (LHW), Los Angeles (LAX), New York (JFK), Paris-Charles de Gaulle (CDG), Tokyo-Narita (NRT) and Toronto-Pearson (YYZ) amongst others.