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Khappinghat Creek

Saltwater National Park

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At the flat water Khappinghat Creek, kayak or canoe through undeveloped wetlands, mangroves and rainforest. Swimming and fishing near Taree on the mid-north coast of NSW.

What to
Hat, sunscreen, drinking water

Enjoy flatwater kayaking or canoeing in a lovely, tranquil estuary setting at Khappinghat Creek. Seeing rainforest, mangroves, salt flats, and sedge and rush-dominated, undeveloped wetlands from your kayak is a completely immersive experience.

The estuary is one of only a few naturally opening and closing estuarine systems on the mid-north coast of NSW, making it a terrific, low-impact way to explore this gorgeous area.

The creek is popular with flat-water canoeists and kayakers all year round. Birdwatching from your canoe means you can glide past without making a sound, so come equipped with your binoculars to spot white-breasted sea eagles, ospreys and brehminy kites. When you're finished, enjoy a picnic at Saltwater picnic area or take a walk along Five Islands walking track.

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