Diamond Head Loop is a 2.7 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Diamond Head, New South Wales, Australia that offers the chance to see wildlife and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round.

Distance: 2.7 miles Elevation Gain: 518 feet Route Type: Loop

kid friendly


nature trips


bird watching





historic site

The Diamond Head walk is one of the best short coastal walks in NSW. It offers wonderful views, whale watching vantage points, and a myriad of wildflowers during spring. This loop walk can be started at either the Diamond Head or Indian Head camp grounds. The walk takes in a variety of vegetation types including heath, casuarina, blackbutt and rainforest. Diamond Head was first spotted by Capt. James Cook in 1770, he mistook the shining quartz for diamonds. The walk offers magnificent views up and down the coast and back into the Camden Haven hinterland, with the Three Brother Mountains being prominent. Be sure to view Kylie's Hut, 200 meters from Indian Head camp ground. This area was inspirational to author Kylie Tenant during the 1930s and 40s.

mountain biking
7 months ago

excellent trail narrow in places but reasonably well-maintained magnificent views both coast and forest highly recommended

8 months ago

Top walk. 5 star’s

8 months ago

Great walk with awesome views of coast and added bonus of rain forest. Some good climbs but not difficult Highly recommend

10 months ago

I really enjoyed this trail. There’s some sections that mean you get a workout but most of it was easy. The views were magnificent. I enjoyed the variety offered by the headland and forest sections.

Wed Apr 03 2019

awesome track two different terrains. headlands and forest. Great veiw of the 3 brothers mountains

Fri Dec 28 2018

Wow this was a hidden gem!!! Not the hike we came to Laurieton to do but we were definitely glad we did. Not difficult but the views are amazing and hardly anyone on the hike.. would do it again in a heartbeat!

Tue Nov 27 2018

Great track. Loads of wild flowers and great coastal vistas. The walks down to the natural arch and blowholes also worth doing.

Sat Oct 20 2018

Not a bad workout with some great views. Highly recommended.

Mon Aug 06 2018

This trail is just the most gorgeous place! I did it by myself (I was 15 at the time... possibly 14). At first I thought it was a quick walk but I was gone for hours! It doesn’t take that long to walk but I take millions of photos and I’m constantly stopping to look at trees, animals and the view! The view is breath taking! Strongly recommend!

Fri Aug 03 2018

diamond head is now my favorite beach in the world. This walk is just lovely

Sun May 27 2018

good incline on mosy of the route. pretty scenes. take the short path down to the coastal rocks. there is a path to follow just slightly hidden

Wed Nov 08 2017

fantastic views coastal and mountains

Tue Jun 06 2017

The best short coastal walk in NSW. Whale watching, great views, wildlife, wild flowers.

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