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Experience the beauty of coastal landscape on Five Islands walking track as you explore the surrounding salt and fresh water environments. Setting out from Saltwater picnic area, this flat to gently rippled walk meanders through coastal heath and paperbark swamp before it crosses over Saltwater Gully, where you'll enter Khappinghat Nature Reserve in the west.
Aboriginal heritage is plentiful at Saltwater National Park, and along this walk you'll see traces of their heritage in the form of scarred trees, middens and fish traps. Saltwater Gully forms part of a system of waterways which means you'll experience rainforest, mangroves, salt flats, sedge and wetlands, all in one walk. Khappinghat Creek, where you can see the 'five islands', is the largest area of undeveloped wetlands and the only naturally opening and closing estuarine system on the mid north coast of NSW.
About the region
Saltwater National Park in the North Coast region
Saltwater National Park is always open but may have to close at times due to fire danger.
Five Islands walking track starts at Saltwater picnic area in Saltwater National Park. To get there:Take Old Bar Road from Taree/Pacific HighwayDrive 10km east and turn right into Saltwater RoadFollow Saltwater Road past the village of Wallabi PointSaltwater picnic area is at the end of Saltwater Road Parking Parking is available at Saltwater picnic area.
It's a good idea to put sunscreen on before you set out and remember to take a hat and drinking water
Remember to take your binoculars if you want to birdwatch
Visit NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service for more information on this trail.
The longitude and latitude of the start and end points are approximately only and should not be used for navigation purposes. Please contact me if you know the correct coordinates.