This walk starts from the Saltwater Creek camping area, passing through some varied vegetation groups on its way to Mowarry Point Lookout. The walk passes the great view from the red cliffs before heading into a red platform bay, with an opportunity to see the rock formations up close. This great walk has a variety of stunning scenic views.
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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 Creek to Mowarry Point bushwalking track
Analysis and summary of the altitude variation on the Saltwater Creek to Mowarry Point bushwalking track
Overview of this walks Grading - Based on the AS 2156.1 - 2001
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Under this standard, a walk is graded based on the most difficult section of the walk.
Short steep hills (3/6)
Quality of track
Rough track, where fallen trees and other obstacles are likely (4/6)
Minimal directional signs (4/6)
No experience required (1/6)
Storms may impact on navigation and safety (3/6)
Limited facilities (such as cliffs not fenced, significant creeks not bridged) (4/6)
*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, 4.2km has short steep hills.
Quality of track
Around 2.6km of this walk follows a rough track, where fallen trees and other obstacles are likely, whilst the remaining 1.7km follows a formed track, with some branches and other obstacles.
Around 2.6km of this walk has minimal directional signs, whilst the remaining 1.7km has directional signs at most intersection.
This whole walk, 4.2km requires no previous bushwalking experience.
Around 2.6km of this walk is not usually affected by severe weather events (that would unexpectedly impact safety and navigation), whilst the remaining 1.7km is affected by storms that may impact your navigation and safety.
2.6km of this walk has limited facilities (such as cliffs not fenced, significant creeks not bridged) and another 1.5km has limited facilities (such as not all cliffs fenced). The remaining (180m) is close to useful facilities (such as fenced cliffs and seats).
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Drive to Saltwater Creek Campsite Information Sign
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.
Saltwater Creek Campsite Information Sign
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.
Saltwater Creek Beach Nth
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.
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
Mowarry Lookout Track: Hard - bushtrack
Length = 2.58 km
Time = 48 mins
Climb = 66 m
Descent = -60 m
Turn left: From the rock platform, the walk heads up the rock platform following the arrow signs while keeping the ocean on your right. The walk then turns left, away from the ocean, up the stairs to wind through the heath. The track winds through sections of bush and heath, tending right towards the coast. The walk then meanders across a rock shelf, then follows the arrow signs down, off the rock shelf and onto a pebbly beach. The walk continues across the rocky beach to the arrow sign in the middle. Veer left: From the signpost, the walk heads away from the ocean (which is on the right) into the clearing just inside the tree line, following either the white arrow painted on the rock or the arrow sign. The track winds up the hill, passing a clearing with a fire place. The track passes through sections of eucalypt bush and low and tall heath, keeping the coast to the right. The track then comes to an clearing with views towards Boyd Tower and waves crashing on rocks below.
Mowarry Point lookout
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Mowarry Point lookout is an informal vantage on Mowarry Point in Ben Boyd National Park. There is no signage or other infrastructure. The lookout provides a unobstructed view to the north and north-east, along the coast of Ben Boyd National Park. The view extends up to Eden, into Twofold Bay and out over the South Pacific Ocean. There are some Melaleuca trees that offer limited shade.
Drive from Saltwater Creek Campsite Information Sign
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.
Ben Boyd National ParkLink 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 feesCampingFacilities I am not aware of any closures in this park at the moment.