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. PCYC Nations of Origins

    Monday 16 July 2018 to Friday 20 July 2018 , Port Stephens Area

    Nations of Origin is a multifaceted sport, cultural, education and leadership program which culminates during NAIDOC week annually. The program has four main components: reconciliation, education, cultural identity and sport. All participat…

    16 Jul - 20 Jul
  2. Tomaree Markets

    Sunday 22 July 2018 to Sunday 09 December 2018 , Nelson Bay

    The Tomaree Markets are held every second and fourth Sunday of the month at Tomaree Sports complex. They are a community market with craft, food products, designer items, live music and much more. From jewellery to local artists, olive oils…

    22 Jul - 09 Dec
  3. Port Stephens Market

    Saturday 28 July 2018 to Saturday 23 February 2019 , Port Stephens Area

    Port Stephens Market is a monthly market running on the fourth Saturday of the month. It is a wonderful local community market located in Salt Ash. If you are driving to the bay it's a 'must' that you stop in to see what wonderful thing…

    28 Jul - 23 Feb