Tomaree Head Summit Walk

Port Stephens

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Tomaree Head Summit Walk

Take the invigorating short walk to the summit of Tomaree Head, 161 metres 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.

Do & See

The natural wonders and idyllic climate of Port Stephens makes it a great destination for outdoor adventures. As well as swimming and surfing, you can try parasailing, jet-skiing, kayaking, sailing, or game fishing. Camp in a national park and go koala spotting, or hike to the peak of a mountain for gorgeous coastal vistas and dolphin and whale watching. Scuba divers can explore the sea caves, sponge gardens and shipwrecks at Fly Point Marine Park. Closer to shore, crystal clear rock pools teaming with life will enthrall young explorers. You can play an unforgettable round of golf, or pet a friendly shark - Port Stephens is a beach holiday destination with the lot.