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Headland walking track is a 0.7km, grade 3 return hike, located in the Saltwater National Park, New South Wales. The hike should take approximately 30mins to complete.
Headland walking track is a short, leisurely stroll that takes you through lovely rainforest to the headland. Experience amazing views out over Saltwater Beach, Khappinghat Creek and Pacific Ocean.
If you’re an eager whale-watcher, you’ll love to walk to the viewing platform to spot humpback and Brydes whales migrating from May through November. The whole family can learn more about these majestic marine mammals from the information boards at the end of the track.
Be sure to keep your eyes peeled for other interesting, endangered or vulnerable species, such as the little tern and pied oystercatchers. On Wallabi Beach, look up to spot glorious white-bellied sea eagles that often soar overhead. If you’re particularly lucky, you might even see an osprey as it plummets into the ocean to catch fish.
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.
Headland 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 onto 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 can be a busy place on the weekend, so parking might be limited.
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 or whale watch
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.