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Seaham Swamp Bird Hide

Seaham Swamp Nature Reserve

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Visitor info

All the practical information you need to know about Seaham Swamp Bird Hide.

Getting there and parking

Seaham Swamp Bird Hide is located in the northern precinct of Seaham Swamp Nature Reserve. To get there:

  • From Raymond Terrace, follow Seaham Road north towards Seaham.
  • Turn right into East Seaham Road and continue for approximately 150m

Road quality

  • Sealed roads

Vehicle access

  • 2WD vehicles

Weather restrictions

  • All weather


There's informal parking at the bird hide on a gravel strip next to the road.

Best times to visit

There are lots of great things waiting for you in Seaham Swamp Nature Reserve. Here are some of the highlights.


Autumn's gorgeous blue skies make it an ideal time for picnicking. Bring the hamper and grab a picnic table for a great lunch backed by the sound of the birds.


Spring is the ideal time for birdwatching at Seaham Swamp Nature Reserve. You'll likely see lots of baby birds around and maybe even a dedicated mother teaching her chicks to swim.


Visit in summer and head to the Seaham Swamp Bird Hide to catch an array of birds in their seasonal plumage.


Be energised by the crisp winter weather and set out on the lovely Seaham Swamp walk through beautiful ironbark forest.

Weather, temperature and rainfall

Summer temperature


16°C and 29°C

Highest recorded


Winter temperature


6°C and 19°C

Lowest recorded



Wettest month

February and March

Driest month



Picnic tables


Step-free access

There's step-free access to the bird hide. From the parking area, you'll need to cross over gravel and a strip of grass to reach the concrete ramp that leads to the bird hide.

  • Step-free outdoor pathways

Maps and downloads

Safety messages

Mobile safety

Dial Triple Zero (000) in an emergency. Download the Emergency Plus app before you visit, it helps emergency services locate you using your smartphone's GPS. Please note there is limited mobile phone reception in this park and you’ll need mobile reception to call Triple Zero (000).

River and lake safety

The aquatic environment around rivers, lakes and lagoons can be unpredictable. If you're visiting these areas, take note of these river and lake safety tips.


Disability access level - easy

There's step-free access to the bird hide. From the parking area:

  • You'll need to cross over a flat gravel section and a strip of grass to reach the ramp that leads to the bird hide.
  • The ramp to the bird hide is made of concrete and has a maximum gradient of 1:14. There are handrails on both sides.



Pets and domestic animals (other than certified assistance animals) are not permitted. Find out which regional parks allow dog walking and see the pets in parks policy for more information.


NSW national parks are no smoking areas.

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