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Walk on Water walking track

Tweed Heads Historic Site

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Visitor info

All the practical information you need to know about Walk on Water walking track.

Track grading

Grade 4

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  • Time

    30 - 45min

  • Quality of markings

    Limited signage

  • Gradient

    Flat

  • Distance

    1km loop

  • Steps

    No steps

  • Quality of path

    Well-formed track

  • Experience required

    No experience required

Getting there and parking

Walk on Water boardwalk and walking track starts from Minjungbal Aboriginal Cultural Centre.

To get there:

  • Turn onto Minjungbal Drive at South Tweed Heads from Pacific Highway
  • Turn right into Kirkwood Road, near Tweed City Shopping Centre, then continue to the car park at the end of the road before it turns right into Davey Street.

Parking

Parking is available at Minjungbal Aboriginal Cultural Centre, including several designated disabled spots.

Best times to visit

There are lots of great things waiting for you in Tweed Heads Historic Site. Here are some of the highlights.

Spring

Great time for walking, with less mosquitos and lots of butterflies to see. Look out for the vivid blues of the blue triangle or blue mangrove butterflies.

Summer

Get away from the holiday crowds, and instead enjoy walking along the boardwalk and learning about Aboriginal culture.

Weather, temperature and rainfall

Summer temperature

Average

18°C and 30°C

Highest recorded

42.9°C

Winter temperature

Average

8°C and 22°C

Lowest recorded

-1.4°C

Rainfall

Wettest month

February

Driest month

September

The area’s highest recorded rainfall in one day

820.4mm

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Safety messages

Bushwalking safety

If you're keen to head out on a longer walk or a backpack camp, always be prepared. Read these bushwalking safety tips before you set off on a walking adventure in national parks.

Mobile safety

Dial Triple Zero (000) in an emergency. Download the Emergency + app before you visit, it helps emergency services locate you using your smartphone's GPS. Please note there is limited mobile phone reception in this park and you’ll need mobile reception to call Triple Zero (000).

Accessibility

Disability access level - easy

  • The raised boardwalk and sealed path are suitable for wheelchairs, prams and visitors with limited mobility.
  • Seating is available at a viewing platform half way along the track.

Easy access is free of obstacles such as steps, rough terrain or significant slopes, and may have ramps or boardwalks.

Permitted

Fishing

Fishing from a boat, the beach or by the river is a popular activity for many national park visitors. If you’re planning a day out fishing, check out these fishing safety tips.

Prohibited

Gathering firewood

Firewood may not be collected from the park.

Pets

Pets and domestic animals (other than certified assistance animals) are not permitted. Find out which regional parks allow dog walking and see the pets in parks policy for more information.

Smoking

NSW national parks are no smoking areas.

Walk on Water walking track

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Visitor centre

Tweed Head Historical Site, Walk on Water. Photo: NSW Government