Explore stunning Port Stephens coastline with this multi-day walk
The stunning new Tomaree Coastal Walk, which traverses the coastline and angophora forests of ancient Worimi Country, is now open.
The walk offers an exciting multi-day adventure in the heart of Port Stephens. The Tomaree Coastal Walk takes visitors to the popular Tomaree Head Summit Walk and beyond to some of the hidden gems of the Port Stephens coast.
The 27 km walk officially opened on Friday September 1, after a $6.7 million project undertaken by NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service.
It’s been a long time coming, but now this stretch of coastline from Tomaree Head at Shoal Bay to Birubi Point Aboriginal Place at Anna Bay is home to upgraded walking tracks, new linking track sections and lookouts, upgraded and new visitor precincts at the northern and southern trailheads, improved car parking and an enhanced Tomaree Head Summit walking track.
There’s also new signage and digital storytelling, so you can learn more about the national park’s cultural and environmental value.
You’ll be treated to breathtaking views at every turn, and if you keep an eye out, you might spot some of the local wildlife along the way, from migrating humpback whales throughout winter to sea eagles soaring in the sky.
The best part? You can ‘choose your own adventure’ with the Tomaree Coastal Walk – complete the whole 27 km in a two or three day walk, staying at local accommodation along the way, or walk shorter sections of the track for a half or full day experience.
The walk is a great way to experience the beauty of the Port Stephens region year-round – just be sure to plan your walk according to the weather forecast! As always, do your research before heading out and plan a safe adventure into this beautiful part of the world.