Starting from Saltwater picnic area this walk takes you Khappinghat Nature Reserve in the west. See plenty of Aboriginal heritage along the way before having a swim before heading back for a picnic. Let us begin by acknowledging the Biripi & Worimi people, Traditional Custodians of the land on which we travel today, and pay our respects to their Elders past and present.
Before you start any bushwalk ensure you;
• Tell someone you trust where you are going and what to do if you are overdue
• Have adequate equipment, supplies, skills & knowledge for the whole journey
• Consider the impact of weather forecasts, park/track closures & fire dangers
• Can respond to emergencies & call for help at any point
• Are healthy and fit enough for this journey
If not, change plans and stay safe. It is okay to delay and ask people for help.
At roundabout, take exit 2 onto Saltwater Road and drive for another 2.4 km
Turn sharp right and drive for another 4 m
Turn by turn instructions & maps
Getting started 150 metres northwest from the end of Saltwater Road, head directly away from the beach along the subtly-formed walking track. Head over the metal bar and follow the said track, then cross the creek using the bridge to continue along Saltwater Walking Track.....
Directions & comments
Find the car park at the start.
Find the gate at the start.
After another 180 m pass the toilet (160 m on your left).
After another 150 m cross the bridge (about 15 m long)
After another 930 m continue straight.
After another 1.2 km turn right.
After another 450 m turn left.
After another 1.1 km continue straight.
After another 130 m come to the end.
Know the Hills, grading & facilities
Saltwater Walking Track
1 h to 1 h 30 min
Quality of track
Rough track, where fallen trees and other obstacles are likely (4/6)
Gentle hills with occasional steps (2/6)
Clearly signposted (2/6)
Limited facilities (such as cliffs not fenced, significant creeks not bridged) (4/6)
No experience required (2/6)
Foretasted & unexpected storms and severe weather may impact on navigation and safety (4/6)