Seaham Swamp Bird Hide
Seaham Swamp Nature Reserve
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
- Sealed roads
- 2WD vehicles
- 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
16°C and 29°C
6°C and 19°C
February and March
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
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.
- Nelson Bay office
- Monday to Friday, 8.30am to 4.30pm.
- 02 4984 8200
- Level 1, 12B Teramby Road, Nelson Bay NSW 2315