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Saltwater National Park

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Visitor info

All the practical information you need to know about Saltwater National Park.

Getting there and parking

Get driving directions

Get directions

    From Taree or the Pacific Highway:

    • Take Old Bar Road then turn right at Saltwater Road. Follow Saltwater Road to Saltwater National Park.

    Park entry points

    Parking

    By bike

    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.

    Autumn

    Take walks around the headland and through to adjoining Khappinghat Nature Reserve.

    Spring

    Enjoy whale watching from the viewing platform at Saltwater Point from August through November.

    Summer

    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

    Summer temperature

    Average

    17°C and 29°C

    Highest recorded

    45.2°C

    Winter temperature

    Average

    8°C and 21°C

    Lowest recorded

    -5°C

    Rainfall

    Wettest month

    March

    Driest month

    August

    The area’s highest recorded rainfall in one day

    280.2mm

    Facilities

    Maps and downloads

    Safety messages

    However you discover NSW national parks and reserves, we want you to have a safe and enjoyable experience. Our park and reserve systems contrast greatly so you need to be aware of the risks and take responsibility for your own safety and the safety of those in your care.

    Mobile safety

    Dial Triple Zero (000) in an emergency. Download the Emergency Plus 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).

    Prohibited

    Pets

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

    Smoking

    NSW national parks are no smoking areas.

    Map of Saltwater National Park

    Contact

    Nearby towns

    Old Bar (7 km)

    As well as its beachside attractions, Old Bar is an ideal base for exploring nearby natural attractions. Crowdy Head National Park and the beautiful waterways of Myall lakes National Park are just two of the best.

    www.visitnsw.com

    Taree (18 km)

    Taree is a major mid North Coast city, ringed by superb beaches. It's situated on the Manning River and set against rolling hills.

    www.visitnsw.com

    Forster (44 km)

    Dominated by water sports Forster is the centre of the Great Lakes area.

    www.visitnsw.com