1km (one way) - 0.5 hour - Medium difficultyThis easy walk on a paved track around the lower slopes of Tomaree Head brings you face-to-face with local military heritage - World War II gun em...http://www.nationalparks.nsw.gov.au/tomaree-national-park/fort-tomaree-walk/walking
Whale watching in Port Stephens
Port Stephens is known for its pristine beaches, crystal waters and spectacular marine life so it's no wonder that a pod of resident dolphins have made the region their permanent home. It's also a great whale-watching spot during the season from May to November.
Whale Watching in Port Stephens
You'll have a whale of a time on Australia's mid-north coast especially around Port Stephens, which is a top spot to see Humpbacks and Southern right whales passing during their annual migration. Mid-May to Early September sees the whales moving north to their breeding grounds and from Mid September to the Middle of October the south migration kicks in with lots of Humpback mothers with their new born calves seen during October.
Pods are easy to spot from the Tomaree National Park, and the Tomaree Head Summit Walk is considered one of the top ten panoramic views in Australia. Port Stephens' beaches and foreshores also offer good whale-watching, especially from Boat Harbour, Anna Bay, Fisherman's Bay and Barry Park in Fingal Bay. If you're on a quad bike tour on the Stockton Bight Sand Dunes, you could be lucky enough to sight passing whales right from the beach.
Tamboi Queen Cruises, Moonshadow Cruises and Imagine Cruises run regular whale-watching tours during the season from Nelson Bay. Alternatively, join a Discovery Ranger on the Wild About Whales tour in Tomaree National Park, held from June to September. Junior Ranger tours designed especially for kids run in June, July, September and October.
For more information on whales please visit www.wildaboutwhales.com.au
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Don't miss these natural experiences in Port Stephens
Feel like a bit of a hike with an incredible reward at the end? Then take the 45-minute trek up the mountain to Rowleys Peak lookout, with its unparalleled views out across the park and the ocean beyo...http://www.nationalparks.nsw.gov.au/tapin-tops-national-park/rowleys-peak-lookout/lookout
The Rotary Club of Nelson Bay, Port Stephens Council, and the State Government have recently upgraded the site to ensure that the Lookout reclaims its status as an iconic tourist attraction for Port S...http://www.tripadvisor.com.au/ShowUserReviews-g529008-d4214552-r160621971-Gan_Gan_Lookout-Nelson_Bay_Port_Stephens_Greater_Newcastle_New_South_Wales.html
1km (one way) - 0.34 hour - Medium difficultyIf you're looking for a peaceful spot to soak up the serene marine splendour of Port Stephens, do the easy walk to Wreck Beach - tucked away behi...http://www.nationalparks.nsw.gov.au/tomaree-national-park/wreck-beach-walk/walking
1km (one way) - 0.75 hour - Medium difficultyTake the invigorating short walk to the summit of Tomaree Head, 161m above the Port Stephens entrance. As you hike the track, you'll enjoy unpara...http://www.nationalparks.nsw.gov.au/tomaree-national-park/tomaree-head-summit-walk/walking
Point Stephens Lighthouse stands tall and elegant on Fingal Island with a view over the rocks of Fingal Bay. Built in 1862, Point Stephens Lighthouse features a swept tower base and first floor entran...http://www.nationalparks.nsw.gov.au/tomaree-national-park/point-stephens-lighthouse-fingal-island/historic-site
If you're interested in Australian military history, make sure you take the short walk along Fort Tomaree walk to Tomaree Head. The headland, part of Fort Tomaree, played an important role in Australi...http://www.nationalparks.nsw.gov.au/tomaree-national-park/world-war-ii-gun-emplacements-on-tomaree-head/historic-site
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