Seaham Swamp walk
Seaham Swamp Nature Reserve
Seaham Swamp walk is a great option for walking with kids. This short walk near Newcastle and Raymond Terrace is also a must for birdwatching.
- Seaham Swamp Nature Reserve
- 0.6km return
- Time suggested
- 20 - 40min
- Grade 5
- Opening times
Seaham Swamp walk is always open but may have to close at times due to poor weather or fire danger
- What to
- Hat, sunscreen, drinking water
- Please note
- Remember to take your binoculars if you want to go birdwatching.
- Please note this route is not well signposted.
Enjoy a short walk through ironbark forest with lovely views of the adjacent Seaham Swamp. A great option for walking with kids, this 300m track is ideal for birdwatching and nature-spotting. Keep your eyes peeled – it’s likely you’ll spy a range of waterfowl and migratory birds, and perhaps a goanna or grey kangaroo too.
Continue on to the swamp itself or the nearby Seaham Swamp Bird Hide to catch sight of its birdlife and maybe even some of the more elusive residents like eastern snake-necked turtles.
Located in Seaham, north-west of Raymond Terrace and about 40km from Newcastle, the track begins at the old stone church on Seaham Road. This walk also boasts other fascinating heritage attractions like the colonial-era Tom’s Cottage, complete with a corrugated-iron roof. And don't be put off by the Grade 5, it's an easy walk for the whole family even though there's no directional signage.
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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
- Nelson Bay office
- Monday to Friday, 8.30am to 4.30pm.
- 02 4984 8200
- Level 1, 12B Teramby Road, Nelson Bay NSW 2315
- in Seaham Swamp Nature Reserve in the North Coast region
Seaham Swamp Nature Reserve is always open but may have to close at times due to poor weather or fire danger.