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Seaham Swamp walk is a 0.6km, grade 5 return hike, located in the Seaham Swamp Nature Reserve, New South Wales. The hike should take approximately 30mins to complete.
Enjoy a short walk through ironbark forest with lovely views of the adjacent Seaham Swamp. A great option for walking with kids, this 300m track is ideal for birdwatching and nature-spotting. Keep your eyes peeled – it’s likely you’ll spy a range of waterfowl and migratory birds, and perhaps a goanna or grey kangaroo too.
Continue on to the swamp itself or the nearby Seaham Swamp Bird Hide to catch sight of its birdlife and maybe even some of the more elusive residents like eastern snake-necked turtles.
Located in Seaham, north-west of Raymond Terrace and about 40km from Newcastle, the track begins at the old stone church on Seaham Road. This walk also boasts other fascinating heritage attractions like the colonial-era Tom’s Cottage, complete with a corrugated-iron roof. And don’t be put off by the Grade 5, it’s an easy walk for the whole family even though there’s no directional signage.
About the region
Seaham Swamp Nature Reserve in the North Coast region
Seaham Swamp Nature Reserve is always open but may have to close at times due to poor weather or fire danger.
To Seaham Swamp access. Seaham Swamp walk is in Seaham Swamp Nature Reserve. To get there:From Raymond Terrace, follow Seaham Road north towards SeahamContinue along Seaham Road for approximately 12km and park next to the old stone church on the rightWalk through the gap in the fence to find the walking track – please note this walk is not well signposted. Park entry points Seaham Swamp access See on map Parking Parking is available next to the old stone church on Seaham Road.
Remember to take your binoculars if you want to go birdwatching.
Please note this route is not well signposted.
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.