Saltwater Creek to Bittangabee Bay walking track Trail Hiking Australia
  • Length: 9km

  • Duration: 3.5hrs

  • Grade: 3

  • Style: One Way

  • Start: Hegartys Bay, Wonboyn North

  • End: Hegartys Bay, Wonboyn North

  • Location: Ben Boyd National Park

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  • Distance from CBD: 583 km

  • State: NSW

  • Latitude: -37.18738148

  • Longitude: 150.0182269

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Saltwater Creek to Bittangabee Bay walking track is a 9km, grade 3 one way hike, located in the Ben Boyd National Park, New South Wales. The hike should take approximately 3.5hrs to complete.

Hike Summary

The walk from Saltwater Creek to Bittangabee Bay is a gently undulating section of the iconic Light to Light walk in Ben Boyd National Park on the NSW Far South Coast. It passes through lovely sections of coastal forest, heath and rock platforms. There's also great opportunities for birdwatching and whale watching during migration season.
If you're looking to stay overnight, pitch your tent at either Saltwater Creek campground or Bittangabee Bay, at either end of the walk. For somewhere a bit more remote to rest your head, try remote camping at Hegartys Bay, in the southern section of the park.
Late May to early December, and particularly throughout September, is an ideal time for whale watching along this track, as you're likely to spot whales migrating along the coast. If you're keen on birdwatching, be sure to keep your eyes open too for endangered ground parrots or rare striated field wrens.
Take a virtual tour of Saltwater Creek to Bittangabee Bay walking track captured with Google Street View Trekker.

About the region

Ben Boyd National Park spans 47km of rocky coastline and sheltered inlets. Located near the whale watching town of Eden on the far South Coast of NSW, its crystal clear waters are perfect for snorkelling and swimming.

Ben Boyd National Park is separated into 2 areas, split by Twofold Bay. Take your pick from the sparkling lakes and surf beaches in the park’s Pambula-Haycock area to the rocky cliffs and beachside campgrounds in the Green Cape area.

Its spectacular sea-carved landscape is a striking display of folded red rock platforms that contrast against the sapphire blue water of the ocean.

Getting there

Saltwater Creek and Bittangabee Bay are in the southern precinct of Ben Boyd National Park. To get there:Travel 18km south of Eden along Princes Highway, then turn left on Edrom Road for 6km.Turn Right onto unsealed Green Cape Road and follow the signs to Saltwater Creek and Bittangabee Bay Parking Parking is available at Saltwater Creek and Bittangabee Bay.


Remember to take your binoculars if you want to go whale watching
There is limited mobile reception in this park

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.

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