Saltwater Beach to Red Cliffs

Download & Print Map and Notes

1 hr 30 mins

3.3 km Return

67 m

Moderate track
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.

Maps for the Saltwater Beach to Red Cliffs walk

You can download the PDF for this walk to print a map.
These maps below cover the walk and the wider area around the walk, they are worth carrying for safety reasons.
Kiah 1:25 000 Map Series 88231S KIAH NSW-88231S
Green Cape 1:100 000 Map Series 8923 GREEN CAPE 8923

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

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

Overview of this walks grade – based on the AS 2156.1 – 2001

Under this standard, a walk is graded based on the most difficult section of the walk.

Length 3.3 km
Time 1 hr 30 mins

Grade 3/6

Moderate track
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)

Some more details of this walks Grading

Here is a bit more details explaining grading looking at sections of the walk


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.


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

Experience Required

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


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


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).

Similar walks

A list of walks that share part of the track with the Saltwater Beach to Red Cliffs walk.

Other Nearby walks

A list of walks that start near the Saltwater Beach to Red Cliffs walk.

Plan your trip to and from the walk here

The Saltwater Beach to Red Cliffs walk starts and ends at the Saltwater Creek Campsite Information Sign (gps: -37.169036, 150.00069)
Your main transport option to Saltwater Creek Campsite Information Sign is by;
Car. A park entry fee is required for driving into the park.
(get details)

Fire Danger

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 Forest

This walk starts in the South Coast weather district always check the formal BOM forecast or pdf before starting your walk.

Forecast snapshot

Park Information & Alerts



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Gallery images
There are other downloads I am still working on.
You will probably need to login to access these — still all free.
* KML (google earth file)
* GPX (GPS file)

Special Maps/ brochures
* A3 topo maps
* PDF with Lands Topo map base
* PDF with arial image (and map overlay)
I wanted to get the main site live first, this extra stuff will come in time.
Happy walking
Matt 🙂