Wreck Beach walk Trail Hiking Australia
  • Length: 2km

  • Duration: 45mins

  • Grade: 4

  • 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: -32.71833216

  • Longitude: 152.1829627

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Wreck Beach walk is a 2km, grade 4 return hike, located in the Tomaree National Park, New South Wales. The hike should take approximately 45mins to complete.

Hike Summary

If you're looking for a peaceful spot to soak up the serene marine splendour of Port Stephens, take this short walk to Wreck Beach - tucked away behind the houses at Shoal Bay and visible from the majestic lookout at Tomaree Head summit.
From Verona Road, follow the track uphill and onto the fire trail which eventually takes you onto Wreck Beach walk. Walking through this lush coastal angophora forest leads onto a small cove, with beautiful sand and open views of the ocean, which is perfect for seasonal whale watching. You might even spot a bottlenose dolphin frolicking with their calf in summer.
Enjoy a walk barefoot along the beach as the water laps at your feet. When you're finished, settle down in a relaxing picnic spot and enjoy the solitude of one Port Stephens' best kept secrets. If you feel like getting in the water then your best option is to drive five minutes over to Box Beach; a better swimming spot with great facilities.

About the region

Tomaree National Park in the North Coast region
Tomaree National Park is always open but may have to close at times due to poor weather or fire danger.

Getting there

To Tomaree Head carpark. Wreck Beach is near Shoal Bay in Tomaree National Park. To get there:Follow Shoal Bay Road around from Nelson BayTurn right onto Tomaree RoadTurn left onto Verona Road and follow it to the end, where the walk begins. Park entry points Tomaree Head carpark See on map Parking Limited on-street parking is available on Verona Road, Shoal Bay. Please avoid parking in front of the access gate on Verona Road because NSW National Park staff and emergency services teams use this access gate in the case of emergencies.

Tips

Remember to take your binoculars if you want to whale watch.


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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