Hungry Gate Campground

Last Updated Jan 2014 | Originally suggested by GreenNomad

Hungry Gate has picnic tables You can go fishing at Hungry Gate You are able to canoe in Hungry Gate

Open, grassy campground behind the sand dunes, just south of Hat Head.

The campground is a fairly open with some shade around the edges provided by paperbarks. A short walk takes you to the beach, or you can walk through to Hat Head.

Just north of the campground is a 4wd access to the beach.

The road into the campground is pretty good and suitable for conventional vehicles and camper trailers, but not for caravans.

Plenty of bird life, goannas and kangaroos. I spotted a hawk/eagle hunting along the beach and hovering above the rocks to the north. I am told it would have been a Brahimy Kite, however didn't get a good enough look to be certain.

There are no facilities at Hungry Gate, but if you are self sufficient, this is a good spot to be as it is a bit quieter than the other campgrounds.

Facilities and activities at Hungry Gate

Number of sites:


Camping Fees:

$5 per person per night / Children under 16 $3


Self serve booth at campsite.

How to book:

No bookings, just turn up. Probably busy during peak season.


No toilets available at this campsite


Not allowed

Water Availability:

No water available at this campsite

Camp fires:

No fires are permitted at this camp ground.


No bbqs are provided.


This campsite is near the ocean.


There are fishing spots at or near this campsite.

Picnic Tables:

Picnic tables are not provided at this camsite

Horse Riding:


Canoeing / Kayaking:

There are canoeing and kayaking spots at or near this campsite

More Information


Location information for Hungry Gate


This campsite is accessable with regular 2wd vehicles.

Getting there

From Kinchela, take Hat Head Road east for 10km. Just before Hat Head, take a right onto The Gap Road. After about 1km take a right (signed) and follow another km to the campground.

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