Crescent Head - Where the bush meets the sea!

LocationCrescent Head

The village of Crescent Head is located on the East Coast of Australia, on the New South Wales Mid-North Coast, just five hours drive north of Sydney and midway to the Gold Coast. The village is approximately 70 kilometres north of Port Macquarie (via the Highway) or 50 kilometres south of South West Rocks (via Belmore River Road). Turn off the Pacific Highway at South Kempsey and travel 18 kilometres on bitumen road to Crescent Head.

Driving times

From Sydney - 4.5 hours from Wahroonga. From Newcastle - 2.75 hours from Raymond Terrace.


Approximately 1200 residents and growing. A good mixture of retired folk, younger people, working families, and holiday makers.

Business facilities

Crescent Head

Local shops and services include newsagency, post office, butcher, Foodstore Supermarket, chemist, clothing and gift shop, surfwear, real estate agents, laundromat/coffee lounge, bottle shop, bakery, hairdresser,  fruit shop, service station, takeaway food, restaurant and a tavern.


The Crescent Head Country Club is the social centre of the village. It has two bowling greens, a six hole golf course, two tennis courts, a snooker room, and a dining room. Visitors are able to arrange temporary membership and are welcome to use the club.

Natural FeaturesCrescent Head

Crescent Head is quiet, friendly and home to some of the most spectacularly beautiful coastline in Australia.
The village has an idyllic setting and a warm and friendly welcome awaits you. There is no pollution and no high rise - a quiet seaside village.
Imagine kilometres of pristine uncrowded beaches stretching North into Hat Head National Park and South into Limeburners Creek Nature Reserve. It's all on Crescent Head's doorstep.
Swim, surf, fish, take advantage of the village's leisure facilities, enjoy the warm sun or just explore. A peaceful atmosphere and unhurried lifestyle guarantee you a relaxing worry-free holiday.
And you are still able to eat, drink and sleep in style and comfort.