Saltwater National Park is a very special place belonging to the Biripi people

Saltwater National Park is a small coastal reserve surrounded by rainforest, just east of Taree. It's a popular seasonal camping spot for local Aboriginal people, and it’s convenient coastal locale means that surfers, swimmers and fishers find it equally attractive.

Saltwater Beach is a much-loved surfing area, also great for swimming and sunbathing. The large, well-equipped Saltwater picnic area, adjacent to the beach, makes a perfect spot to relax between swims. Wallabi Beach is great for a surf. Or, you can paddle a canoe, kayak, or fish amongst the mangroves along Khappinghat Creek.

The views from Headland walking track are not only spectacular, it's a great place to go whale watching. From August through to November, you might spot humpback whales on their annual migration.

All year round, be sure to keep an eye out for bottlenose dolphins surfing the waves, sea eagles swooping into the sea to catch their prey, and brush turkeys wandering along the tracks in search of food.

What did others have to say?

Kathy Graham

3 weeks ago

Breathe taking place to visit, great swimming area and beach. Camping grounds are culturally enriched and full of great people

Steve Hurst

3 weeks ago

Nice spot . Safe for kids and family . Shade tent or umbrella advised , as not much shade


3 months ago

It's beautiful. Well kept, there are clean bbqs

Michael Carpenter

2 months ago

5 star location great view and beach Tranquillity

Carol Recamia Thompson

2 months ago

Water was LOVELY and cooling .