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Headland walking track

Saltwater National Park

Overview

This short walk around the headland takes you to a whale watching viewing platform, has Aboriginal history, is near Khappinghat Nature Reserve near Taree.

Where
Saltwater National Park
Accessibility
Hard
Distance
0.7km return
Time suggested
15 - 30min
Grade
Grade 3
Price
Free
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.

For directions, safety and practical information, see visitor info

 

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

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Saltwater headland, Saltwater NP. Photo: Kevin Carter/NSW Government