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Stockton sandspit

Hunter Wetlands National Park

Visitor info

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

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.

Autumn

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

Spring

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 .

Summer

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

Average

20°C and 25°C

Highest recorded

42°C

Winter temperature

Average

10°C and 18°C

Lowest recorded

1.8°C

Rainfall

Wettest month

March

Driest month

November

The area’s highest recorded rainfall in one day

283.7mm

Facilities

Carpark

Maps and downloads

Safety messages

Mobile safety

Dial Triple Zero (000) in an emergency. Download the Emergency + 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.

Prohibited

Pets

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.

Smoking

NSW national parks are no smoking areas.

Stockton sandspit

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Stockton Sandpit Lookout, Hunter Wetlands National Park. Photo: Susan Davis/NSW Government