Tomaree Head Summit walk Trail Hiking Australia
  • Length: 2.2km

  • Duration: 1.5hrs

  • Grade: 5

  • Style: Return

  • Start: Zenith Beach Track, Shoal Bay

  • End: Zenith Beach Track, Shoal Bay

  • Location: Tomaree National Park

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  • Distance from CBD: 212 km

  • State: NSW

  • Latitude: -32.718332156291

  • Longitude: 152.182962719162

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Tomaree Head Summit walk is a 2.2km, grade 5 Return hike located in the Tomaree National Park, NSW. The hike should take approximately 1.5hrs to complete.

Summary

Take the invigorating short walk to the summit of Tomaree Head, 161m above the Port Stephens entrance. As you hike the track, you’ll enjoy unparalleled views of idyllic Port Stephens and its coastline. From the top, you can even see as far as Cabbage Tree and Boondelbah islands – these nature reserves are the world’s only nesting sites for the endangered Gould’s petrel.
When you reach the summit, enjoy panoramic views of Yacaaba Head, Cabbage Tree, Boondelbah and Broughton Islands from the north platform. From the south platform, views of Zenith, Wreck and Box Beaches, Fingal Island and Point Stephens Lighthouse will be sure to impress. Be sure to check out the historic World War II gun emplacements. Take your binoculars as you might be lucky to see some dolphins.
There’s a picnic table at the lookout, so if you have time, take a picnic lunch or some morning tea to enjoy as you take in the view. On the way back down, don’t forget to try Fort Tomaree walk.
Take a virtual tour of Tomaree Head Summit walk captured with Google Street View Trekker.

About the Region

Tomaree National Park

Getting There

To Tomaree Head carpark. Tomaree Head Summit walk is at Tomaree Head.From Nelson Bay:Follow Shoal Bay Road to the lower Zenith Beach carpark Park entry points Tomaree Head carpark See on map Parking Parking is available at the lower Zenith Beach carpark or upper Zenith beach carpark. On busy days you may need to find a parking spot on Shoal Bay Road.

Tips

Take care along the steep sections on this walk as well as paved areas that can become slippery when wet.
Remember to take your binoculars if you want to whale watch – the best time of year is between May and October.
Zenith Beach is a sanctuary zone, meaning no collecting or fishing is permitted.


Visit NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service for more information on this trail.

The longitude and latitude of the start and end points are approximately only and should not be used for navigation purposes. Please contact me if you know the correct coordinates.

 

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