Back to previous page
Print factsheet

Khappinghat Creek

Saltwater National Park

Overview

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.

Where
Saltwater National Park
Price
Free
What to
bring
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.

For directions, safety and practical information, see visitor info

 

Subscribe to Naturescapes

Subscribe to our Naturescapes e-newsletter which is packed with the latest information, experiences and events in NSW national parks. Your next park adventure starts here.

A family walk a boardwalk section of Bouddi coastal walk, Bouddi National Park. Photo: John Spencer/OEH.

Operated by

Park info

See more visitor info
Saltwater headland, Saltwater NP. Photo: Kevin Carter/NSW Government