Kylies Hut

Kylies Hut trail, Crowdy Bay National Park, NSW, 2443

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While enjoying a day trip or overnight stay in Crowdy Bay National Park, Kylies Hut is well worth a visit. Set in a shady glen surrounded by coastal forest, you'll pass paperbarks and sheoaks along Metcalfes walking track on your way to the hut. Local farmer Ernie Metcalfe built the rustic hut for the novelist and journalist Kylie Tennant in the late 1960s. With a single room, verandah and stone fireplace, its appearance harked back to a time when Crowdy Bay was wild coastal heathland and swamp. It was during Kylie's time here that she wrote The Man on the Headland, a novel influenced by her years spent living in the natural beauty of Crowdy Bay. Sadly, the original hut was destroyed in the 2019-20 bushfires that burned through much of the area. It was reconstructed in 2022 with the help of a local builder skilled in traditional woodwork techniques, to preserve this important piece of history. After you've explored the hut and surrounds, there's plenty to see and do nearby. Picnic in the shade of the paperbarks or take a dip at Kylies Beach.
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Kylies Hut trail, Crowdy Bay National Park, NSW, 2443


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