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Incredible new Tomaree coastal walk in Port Stephens now open

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Tomaree Coastal Walk - Tomaree Head Summit

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Incredible new Tomaree coastal walk in Port Stephens now open

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Tomaree Coastal Walk - Tomaree Head Summit

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1 September 2023: The incredible new 27km Tomaree Coastal Walk, on Worimi Country, is now open and ready for visitors to experience walking the spectacular coastline in Tomaree National Park.

The Tomaree Coastal Walk is the latest NSW Great Walk developed and opened by the NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) and offers an incredible multi-day walking adventure in the heart of Port Stephens

Located on the traditional lands of the Worimi people, the Tomaree Coastal Walk traverses an ancient volcanic landscape rich in culture and nature, starting at Tomaree Head at Shoal Bay and finishing at Birubi Point Aboriginal Place at Anna Bay.

The track weaves along the stunning coastline of the national park guiding walkers over lush coastal headlands, across rock ledges and through angophora forests, before arriving at the southern hemisphere’s largest mobile sand dunes at Worimi Conservation Lands.

Walkers will be treated to breathtaking scenery including panoramic ocean views from new lookouts, sparkling beaches and coves, unique rock formations and an abundance of flora and fauna including birds, dolphins and seasonal migrating whales.

The multi-day walk is best experienced as a 2-day walk (or 3-day walk for those wanting a more leisurely pace), with a range of accommodation options available at local coastal villages.

Visitors can also ‘choose their own adventure’ and complete shorter sections of the track including half-day or full-day walks in either direction, with many suitable entry and exit points along the route.

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Tomaree Coastal Walk - Boat Harbour

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Tomaree Coastal Walk - Boat Harbour

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Tomaree Coastal Walk - Zenith Beach

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Tomaree Coastal Walk - Zenith Beach

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As part of the $6.7 million Tomaree Coastal Walk project, NPWS upgraded existing walking tracks, built new linking track sections and lookouts, upgraded and developed new visitor precincts at the northern and southern trailheads, improved carparking and enhanced the iconic Tomaree Head Summit walking track.

The walk also features new engaging signage and digital storytelling to provide visitors with opportunities to learn about the park's cultural and environmental values, as well as stunning new artwork at Birubi Point Aboriginal Place celebrating the ancient heritage of Worimi Country.

The Tomaree Coastal Walk is an ideal introduction to multi-day walking experiences, allowing visitors to immerse themselves in nature along an easy-to-navigate track during the day, then enjoy the accommodation and dining options of Port Stephens by night. 

Walkers are encouraged to research and plan a safe adventure before setting out on the Tomaree Coastal Walk by visiting the NSW National Parks website.

The Tomaree Coastal Walk will support the local economy by providing a new nature-based tourism offering to attract visitors to the Port Stephens region outside of the peak summer season, as well as encourage visitors to experience and enjoy new sections of Tomaree National Park.

The Tomaree Coastal Walk is part of a network of 13 NSW Great Walks being established in NSW national parks to offer world-class bushwalking experiences for domestic and international visitors.

For more information visit nationalparks.nsw.gov.au/tcw 

View Tomaree Coastal Walk promotional video and animated 3D fly-over map. 

For further information, images or to arrange an interview, please contact Alexandra Malfroy on 0475 964 941 or alexandra.malfroy@environment.nsw.gov.au

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Tomaree Coastal Walk - Little Kingsley Beach

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Tomaree Coastal Walk - Little Kingsley Beach

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Tomaree Coastal Walk - Birubi Point Aboriginal Place

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Tomaree Coastal Walk - Birubi Point Aboriginal Place

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