Saltwater National Park
All the practical information you need to know about Saltwater National Park.
Getting there and parking
From Taree or the Pacific Highway:
- Take Old Bar Road then turn right at Saltwater Road. Follow Saltwater Road to Saltwater National Park.
Check out the Bicycle information for NSW website for more information.
By public transport
There is no public transport available to Saltwater National Park.
Best times to visit
There are lots of great things waiting for you in Saltwater National Park. Here are some of the highlights.
Take walks around the headland and through to adjoining Khappinghat Nature Reserve.
Enjoy whale watching from the viewing platform at Saltwater Point from August through November.
Swim, surf and sunbathe on the beaches, canoe and kayak in the creek, or enjoy a picnic on the grass under the shady rainforest trees.
Weather, temperature and rainfall
17°C and 29°C
8°C and 21°C
The area’s highest recorded rainfall in one day
Maps and downloads
- in the North Coast region
Saltwater National Park is always open but may have to close at times due to fire danger.
02 6552 4097
Contact hours: Monday to Friday, 9am to 4.30pm.
- 78 Hargreaves Drive, Taree NSW 2430
- Taree office
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