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Stockton sandspit

Hunter Wetlands National Park

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All the practical information you need to know about Stockton sandspit.

Getting there and parking

Stockton sandspit is in the Stockton precinct of Hunter Wetlands National Park. To get there:

  • Cross over the Stockton Bridge heading towards Stockton and Fern Bay
  • Turn right at the roundabout, still heading towards Stockton.
  • Turn right at your first opportunity, and then follow the road under the bridge where you can park.
  • Proceed on foot around the path for views of the mud flats

Road quality

  • Sealed roads

Vehicle access

  • 2WD vehicles

Weather restrictions

  • All weather


Parking is available beneath the bridge, a short walk from Stockton sandspit.

Best times to visit

There are lots of great things waiting for you in Hunter Wetlands National Park. Here are some of the highlights.


With the weather mild, now is the time to get those bicycles out and ride the paths around Ash Island.


Pack a picnic to eat at Scotts Point or Riverside Park This is also the time you'll see the cream flowers of the mangroves .


This is the best time for birdwatching at Stockton Sandspit, as many of the migratory birds are here feeding. Make sure you're there at low-tide.

Weather, temperature and rainfall

Summer temperature


20°C and 25°C

Highest recorded


Winter temperature


10°C and 18°C

Lowest recorded



Wettest month


Driest month


The area’s highest recorded rainfall in one day




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 - no wheelchair access

There is a walk from the carpark to the sandspit. The track is unsealed, sandy and on an incline.



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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