Seaham Swamp Walk

Seaham Swamp walk, Seaham Swamp Nature Reserve. Photo: John Spencer

Seaham Swamp walk is a great option for walking with kids. This short walk near Newcastle and Raymond Terrace is also a must for birdwatching. Enjoy a short walk through ironbark forest with lovely views of the adjacent Seaham Swamp. A great option for walking with kids, this 300 metre 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.

Location: McClymonts Swamp Road, Seaham, Port Stephens, New South Wales, Australia

Website: http://www.nationalparks.nsw.gov.au/seaham-swamp-nature-reserve/seaham-swamp-walk/walking