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Seaham Swamp Nature Reserve

Overview

Located in Port Stephens, near Newcastle in the NSW Hunter region, Seaham Swamp Nature Reserve offers birdwatching, bushwalking and Aboriginal heritage.

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Whether you’re interested in birdwatching, Aboriginal heritage, bushwalking or natural history, the Hunter region’s Seaham Swamp Nature Reserve offers a memorable experience.

Birdwatching enthusiasts have already caught onto this little gem, which is a habitat for numerous waterfowl. Locals will also tell you it’s a great place for a walk at any time of year, and historically significant in more ways than one.

Seaham Swamp Nature Reserve boasts an impressive variety of freshwater wetland habitats, from open water and mud flats to melaleuca forest, open woodlands and pasture. Bring along a picnic, a camera and your trusty walking shoes and you’re all set for a delightful day in the great outdoors.

Highlights in this park

  • Seaham Swamp Bird Hide, Seaham Swamp Nature Reserve. Photo: John Spencer

    Seaham Swamp Bird Hide

    See an array of birdlife at Seaham Swamp Bird Hide. A top Seaham attraction and picnic spot, this birdwatching haven is open all year round.

  • Seaham Swamp walk, Seaham Swamp Nature Reserve. Photo: John Spencer

    Seaham Swamp walk

    Seaham Swamp walk is a great option for walking with kids. This short, easy walk near Newcastle and Raymond Terrace is also a must for birdwatching.

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Edward River canoe and kayak trail, Murray Valley National Park. Photo: David Finnegan.

Conservation program:

Saving our Species conservation program

Saving our Species is a innovative conservation program in NSW. It aims to halt and reverse the growing numbers of Australian animals and plants facing extinction. This program aims to secure as many threatened species that can be secured in the wild as possible, for the next 100 years. 

Mountain pygmy possum (Burramys parvus). Photo: Cate Aitken

Contact

  • in the North Coast region
  • Seaham Swamp Nature Reserve is always open but may have to close at times due to poor weather or fire danger.

    • Nelson Bay
      (02) 4984 8200
      Contact hours: 8.30am-4.30pm Monday to Friday
    • Level 1, 12B Teramby Road, Nelson Bay NSW
    • Fax: (02) 4981 5918
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Seaham Swamp Nature Reserve. Photo: John Spencer/NSW Government