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. Trailer Boat Fishing Tournament

    Friday 23 March 2018 to Sunday 25 March 2018 , Nelson Bay

    Join over 1,000 fellow anglers, with a large number being junior competitors, and over 400 boats at Port Stephens, for the Club Marine Trailer Boat Fishing Tournament. It is now amongst the largest and definitely the most enjoyable family f…

    23 Mar - 25 Mar
  2. Club Marine Trailer Boat Fishing Tournament

    Friday 23 March 2018 to Sunday 25 March 2018 , Nelson Bay

    First held in 1994, the annual Trailer Boat Fishing Tournament is held at Port Stephens just outside peak holiday periods. This is a fishing tournament for small boat anglers of all ages and skill levels with a strong focus on family group…

    23 Mar - 25 Mar
  3. Karuah BlueGrass Music Festival

    Friday 23 March 2018 to Sunday 25 March 2018 , Port Stephens Area

    Inspired by the Guildford Banjo Jamboree, the organizers set about creating a community festival where residents, musicians and music lovers could gather to share the air, the beautiful river and fill Karuah with music and laughter. There …

    23 Mar - 25 Mar