Tomaree National Park

Tomaree National Park near Port Stephens is a great weekend getaway. Explore Fort Tomaree on a school excursion, or go whale watching, walking to see koalas or go fishing.

Tomaree National Park, jointly managed with Hunter Water Corporation, provides a magnificent backdrop to the coastal towns and villages of Nelson Bay, Shoal Bay, Boat Harbour and Anna Bay.

It’s an excellent spot for whale watching and offers a range of walks, including the short Wreck Beach walk through coastal angophora forest and the longer Morna Point walk that comes alive with spring wildflowers.

The park’s beaches are pretty places for a family barbecue and there are picnic facilities around Anna Bay and Fishermans Bay. Enjoy a swim or snorkel or head to One Mile Beach for surfing. There are some good places for fishing, though you’ll need to check the marine park zoning before setting out.

Make sure you hike the Tomaree Head Summit walk. You’ll be rewarded with panoramic views over Port Stephens, the coast and Broughton, Cabbage Tree and Boondelbah islands nature reserves. Check out the historic gun emplacements, part of Fort Tomaree and built in 1941 as part of Australia’s World War Two east coast defence system.

Nearby events

  1. Mindfulness and Meditation Retreat

    Wednesday 26 September 2018 to Thursday 27 September 2018 , Port Stephens Area

    They welcome you to escape to a peaceful sanctuary. An experience of a lifetime, immersed in nature! Join them on this journey of self-discovery through mindfulness and meditation where you will discover your calmer and more connected sel…

    26 Sep - 27 Sep
  2. Sacred Tree Markets Nelson Bay

    Friday 28 September 2018 to Saturday 03 August 2019 , Nelson Bay

    Established in 2015 on invitation from the Nelson Bay community, Sacred Tree Markets are set throughout the picturesque D’Albora Marinas and Nelson Bay Foreshore. Focused on a vision for an ethical future, Sacred Tree Markets is a highly c…

    28 Sep - 03 Aug
  3. Oktoberfest at Murrays Brewery

    Saturday 29 September 2018 to Sunday 28 October 2018 , Nelson Bay

    Oktoberfest has become a very popular event and beer style to produce in other parts of the world, including at Murray’s Brewery at Bobs Farm, Port Stephens. Murray’s Oktoberfest festival starts on Saturday 29 September on the long weekend…

    29 Sep - 28 Oct