Headland walking track
Saltwater National Park
This short walk around the headland takes you to a whale watching viewing platform, has Aboriginal history, is near Khappinghat Nature Reserve near Taree.
- Saltwater National Park
- 0.7km return
- Time suggested
- 15 - 30min
- Grade 3
- Please note
- It's a good idea to put sunscreen on before you set out and remember to take a hat and drinking water
- Remember to take your binoculars if you want to birdwatch or whale watch
Headland walking track is a short, leisurely stroll that takes you through lovely rainforest to the headland. Experience amazing views out over Saltwater Beach, Khappinghat Creek and Pacific Ocean.
If you're an eager whale-watcher, you'll love to walk to the viewing platform to spot humpback and Brydes whales migrating from May through November. The whole family can learn more about these majestic marine mammals from the information boards at the end of the track.
Be sure to keep your eyes peeled for other interesting, endangered or vulnerable species, such as the little tern and pied oystercatchers. On Wallabi Beach, look up to spot glorious white-bellied sea eagles that often soar overhead. If you're particularly lucky, you might even see an osprey as it plummets into the ocean to catch fish.
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- National Parks Contact Centre
- 7am to 7pm daily
- 1300 072 757 (13000 PARKS) for the cost of a local call within Australia excluding mobiles
- 02 9585 6831
- Taree office
- Monday to Friday, 9am to 4.30pm.
- 02 6552 4097
- 78 Hargreaves Drive, Taree NSW 2430
- in Saltwater National Park in the North Coast region
Saltwater National Park is always open but may have to close at times due to fire danger.