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. Rock N' Mash Tomago

    Friday 31 May 2019 , Port Stephens Area

    See Rock N' Mash live at Tomago Bowling Club. Covering some great tunes, Rock and Country Covers plus some originals. This is a show you don't want to miss!…

    31 May
  2. Jason Owen at Broughtons at the Bay

    Saturday 08 June 2019 , Nelson Bay

    Charismatic country boy Jason Owen is bringing his high energy show to the Bluewater Country Music Festival.     The chart-topping music artist will perform a selection of fan favourites, mixed-in with songs from his back catalogue during…

    08 Jun