The sleepy village of Hat Head is surrounded by National Park. It is only 13 kilometres from the edge of the continental shelf, making this area one of Australia's premier blue water fishing destinations. Hat Head's peninsular is laced with walking trails along which you must exercise with care. Nearby wetlands provide a breeding ground for birds and wildlife. Nearby Korogoro Point is one of the east's best vantage points for viewing the migration of whales during June and July, September and October.