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Saltwater Beach to Red Cliffs
Time: 1 hr 30 mins Walking time
Includes the time for the return leg
Please allow extra time to rest and to explore
14.5 km SE of Eden
Length: 3.3 km Walk Length
As this is a return style walk, the 3.3 km includes the return leg of this walk (ie back to the start)
Ben Boyd National Park
Climb: 67 m Total Climbing
This walk has a total cumulative climb of 67 m, this is the total of the elevation gains made in each of the walks uphill sections
There is car access and parking near the start and end of this walk
Style: Return
Track: Moderate

This walk starts from Saltwater Creek camping area and heads north around the bay to the red cliffs. The walk gives an opportunity to explore the end of Saltwater Creek, the beach and the varied bushland on it's journey to the bald rock platform. From the rock platform, there are awesome views and sounds of the sea smashing against the red cliffs below. It is worth spending some time exploring the rocks, being careful to stay clear of the edge. (open in app)


Today's Fire rating
LOW MODERATE (No fire ban)
  Bushwalking track notes photographs, maps and camping spots for Saltwater Beach to Red Cliffs

Map of Walk

Location

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Saltwater Creek Campsite Information Sign
Saltwater Creek Beach Nth
Starting point for this hiking track: Saltwater Creek Beach Nth

Base maps are used under licence and is © Department of lands   Panorama Avenue Bathurst 2795   www.lands.nsw.gov.au

Maps that cover the walk area (please always carry maps of the area)

Print a map and track notes here
 Kiah 1:25 000 Map Series NSW-88231S 
 Green Cape 1:100 000 Map Series 8923 

Photo Gallery

 
Day use parking area sign, Saltwater Creek camping area
 
Day use parking area sign, Saltwater Creek camping area +
 
Wire fence to Saltwater Creek
 
Wire fence to Saltwater Creek +
 
BBQ in Saltwater Creek camping area
 
BBQ in Saltwater Creek camping area +

 
Saltwater Creek
 
Saltwater Creek +
 
Track north of Saltwater Beach
 
Track north of Saltwater Beach +
 
Signpost northern end of Saltwater Beach
 
Signpost northern end of Saltwater Beach +

 
Native Grass
 
Native Grass +
 
View from Light to Light walk north of Saltwater Beach
 
View from Light to Light walk north of Saltwater Beach +
 
Saltwater Beach from the north
 
Saltwater Beach from the north +

 
Walkers north of Saltwater Creek
 
Walkers north of Saltwater Creek +
 
Turqoise coloured see south of Red Cliffs
 
Turqoise coloured see south of Red Cliffs +
 
Old farm fence
 
Old farm fence +

 
Thick trees beside track
 
Thick trees beside track +
 
Track marker bolted into tree
 
Track marker bolted into tree +
 
Epacris Obtusifolia (Blunt-leaf Heath)
 
Epacris Obtusifolia (Blunt-leaf Heath) +

 
Track through the heath to red cliffs
 
Track through the heath to red cliffs +
 
Stairs onto red cliffs
 
Stairs onto red cliffs +
 
Red cliffs
 
Red cliffs +

 
Waves crashing onto red cliffs
 
Waves crashing onto red cliffs +
 
Bush Cockroach
 
Bush Cockroach +
 
View north of red cliffs
 
View north of red cliffs +

Terrain


Please note: This is a 'return' style walk and therefore these graphs only show the terrain for the first half of the walk (until the turn around point.)

Cross sectional view of the Saltwater Beach to Red Cliffs bushwalking track

Cross Section of the Saltwater Beach to Red Cliffs bushwalking track



Analysis and summary of the altitude variation on the Saltwater Beach to Red Cliffs bushwalking track

Summary of the gradients over the the lenght of the Saltwater Beach to Red Cliffs bushwalking track

Overview of this walks Grading - Based on the AS 2156.1 - 2001
These details are new. This new feature still requires more testing and refining. Please use the 'Walker Feedback' for report specific issues. Please e-mail Matt if you have any general comments. Hope you find it helpful.

Under this standard, a walk is graded based on the most difficult section of the walk.
Length 3.3km
Time 1 hr 30 mins
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Grade 3/6

Track: Moderate
AS 2156.1 Gradient Short steep hills (3/6)
Quality of track Formed track, with some branches and other obstacles (3/6)
Signs Directional signs along the way (3/6)
Experience Required No experience required (1/6)
Weather Storms may impact on navigation and safety (3/6)
Infrastructure Limited facilities, not all cliffs are fenced (3/6)
*This summary of grading information is new and still in testing

Some more detail of this walks Grading
Here is a bit more details explaining the grading looking at sections of the walk.
Gradient
This whole walk, 1.7km has short steep hills.

Quality of track
This whole walk, 1.7km follows a formed track, with some branches and other obstacles.

Signs
This whole walk, 1.7km has directional signs at most intersection.

Experience Required
This whole walk, 1.7km requires no previous bushwalking experience.

Weather
This whole walk, 1.7km is affected by storms that may impact your navigation and safety.

Infrastructure
Around 1.5km of this walk has limited facilities (such as not all cliffs fenced), whilst the remaining 180m is close to useful facilities (such as fenced cliffs and seats).

Track Notes


Since this is a 'return' style walk once you have had enough of the walk, turn around and retrace your steps back to the start.
Drive to Saltwater Creek Campsite Information Sign
You can drive or ride to this start of this Bushwalk A park entry fee is required for driving into the park.
You can drive or ride to the start of this walk
Use these links to plan your trip to the start of this walk.
Plan your trip from --> Castle Hill|Chatswood|Dural|Epping|Gosford|Hornsby|Katoomba|Manly|Parramatta|Penrith|Strathfield|Sutherland|Sydney|

Saltwater Creek campground Alt = m
Salwater Creek campground is a nice place from which to access the coastal walking track -there is plenty of swimming, fishing and snorkeling to be done as well. There are some rainwater tanks on site, but be prepared for them to be empty.

(0 km) Saltwater Creek Campsite Information Sign to Saltwater Creek Beach Nth
Track: Moderate - bushtrack
Length = 184 m Time = 3 mins
Climb = 0 m Descent = -2 m
From the information signs at Saltwater Creek camping area, the walk heads through the 'Day use' parking area to the far left corner. The track then follows the track-marker through the fenced area and onto the beach between the creek and ocean. The track continues towards the bush on the other side, where there is a signposted intersection.

Saltwater Creek Beach Alt = 0 m
Saltwater Creek meets the South Pacific Ocean at a beautiful white sand beach in Ben Boyd National park. The beach looks north-east and has a rock shelf at either end. The wide Saltwater Creek forms a lagoon at the northern end, popular for swimming. Woodburn Creek also forms a lagoon on the southern end of the beach. Both creeks have a brown colouration from the tea tree, that forms a beautiful contrast with the white sand and blue ocean. The back of the beach is heavily wooded, providing some shade, and is home to the Saltwater Creek campsite. The beach can be accessed from the Saltwater Creek campsite at the end of the access road from Duck Hole Road.

(0.18 km) Saltwater Creek Beach Nth to Red Rocks
Track: Moderate - bushtrack
Length = 1.48 km Time = 27 mins
Climb = 36 m Descent = -29 m
Turn left: From the intersection, the walk heads up the hill following the sign to 'Mowarry Point 5.4km'. The track heads up the hill into the heath, keeping the ocean on the right. The walk winds through the heath and Melaleuca trees surrounding the track. There are numerous fallen branches and trees hanging above the track, so walkers should take due care. The walk continues up through an old farm fence as it winds along the coastline, then heads down to a rock shelf above the ocean.

Red Cliffs Alt = 12 m
Red Cliffs - These fantastic red coastal cliffs are found about 1km north of saltwater creek in Ben Boyd National Park. The cliffs are made of a red siltstone. As the name suggests, this rock is made from deposited silt, making it much finer grain than sandstone. The red silt came from nearby volcanic eruptions long ago, and is clearly different from the other brown siltstone and sandstone in the region. The cliff is unfenced and provides views out to sea and into a few surrounding bays. More info

Drive from Saltwater Creek Campsite Information Sign
You can drive or ride from this end of this Bushwalk A park entry fee is required for driving into the park.
You can drive or ride from the end of this walk
Use these links to plan your trip from the end of this walk.
Plan your trip to --> Castle Hill|Chatswood|Dural|Epping|Gosford|Hornsby|Katoomba|Manly|Parramatta|Penrith|Strathfield|Sutherland|Sydney|

Getting there

Plan your trip to the start of the walk and back from the end of the walk

Public Transport links currently not working, sorry

Driving Directions
To the start of the walk

Drive from:
From the end of the walk

Drive to:


Near by


Campsites in the park
Bittangabee campground
Saltwater Creek campground


Nearest know Outdoor Stores near the start of this walk
Store Address Phone Distance (straight line)
Gas Connection The Arthur Kaine Drv, Pambula (02) 6495 7121 28.9 km
Camping Plus 6 Alice St , Merimbula (02) 6495 2571 32.3 km
Barbeques Galore (Bega) 274 Carp St , Bega (02) 6492 4054 56.9 km
Camping Outdoors Centre 43 Vulcan St , Moruya (02) 4474 3081 140.5 km
Gone Fishin Cnr Ford & Queen Sts, Moruya (02) 4474 4381 140.3 km


A list of the nearest UHF CB repeaters I found to Saltwater Beach to Red Cliffs.
Channel Call sign
(more info)
Site Distance and dir from Saltwater Beach to Red Cliffs
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2 EDN02 PJ OBrien / Optus site BIMMIL HILL 20 km (to the NNW)
3 MER03 CB Repeater Site Hill 217 5 km NNE of WYNDHAM 46 km (to the NW)
4 MCA04 DCNR / Ambulance Site MARAMINGO HILL 48 km (to the SW)
5 VKE5 Broadcast Site EMERALD HILL
Emergency use only
93 km (to the NW)
7 PKA07 Wandella Trig PEAK ALONE 98 km (to the NNW)

Weather and Park info

Fire Danger
This walk passes Far South Coast fire area which currently has a LOW MODERATE rating and No fire ban in place.
(Tomorrow the Fire Danger Rating is LOW MODERATE, No fire ban.) (Downloaded 3 years ago)
Please Note: Each park may have its own fire ban, this rating is only valid for today and is based on information from the RFS Please check the RFS Website for more information.

Weather and Climate
Weather and Climate summary detailed weather and climate information here
°C (feels like °)
km/h from the
% humidity     (as at )
A graph displaying the average daily temperature range for the year

Ben Boyd National Park Link to official closures and fire bans page
Ben Boyd National park is on the NSW South Coast, near Eden. The park was named and established in 1971, in the honour of Benjamin Boyd (1801-1851). Ben Boyd National park protects a wonderful section of coast line from Pambula to Green Cape, split into two distinct sections, one north of Eden and the other south. The park is well known for its contrasting red rocks, whale sighting, Boyd Tower, Green Cape Lighthouse and associated history. Ben Boyd National park offers some great insights into recent European history, Indigenous occupation and natural history. The park provides two campsites some other great recreational experiences.
Region: South Coast & Highlands
Park fees Camping Facilities I am not aware of any closures in this park at the moment.

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