Fort Tomaree Walk
Worimi Country

1 h 30 min to 2 h

2.3 km
return

↑ 140 m
↓ -140 m

Moderate track
Starting from the parking area at the end of Shoal Bay Road, this return walk on paved track in Tomaree National Park will lead you past World War II gun emplacements and interpretive signs where you'll learn more about Fort Tomaree. You can take a side trip to Tomaree Head Summit with lookout views over Port Stephens. Let us begin by acknowledging the Worimi people, Traditional Custodians of the land on which we travel today, and pay our respects to their Elders past and present. 
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Safer Bushwalks
Tips on staying safe on track
Before you start any bushwalk ensure you;
• Tell someone you trust where you are going and what to do if you are overdue
• Have adequate equipment, supplies, skills & knowledge for the whole journey
• Consider the impact of weather forecasts, park/track closures & fire dangers
• Can respond to emergencies & call for help at any point
• Are healthy and fit enough for this journey
If not, change plans and stay safe. It is okay to delay and ask people for help.
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Getting There
Transport options and directions
Start (-32.7181774,152.1829514)
Mode Car
DirectionsFrom Nelson Bay Road, B63
  • Turn on to Nelson Bay Road, B63 then drive for 16 km
  • At roundabout, take exit 2 onto Nelson Bay Road, B63 and drive for another 850 m
  • At roundabout, take exit 1 onto Nelson Bay Road, B63 and drive for another 5.6 km
  • At roundabout, take exit 2 onto Nelson Bay Road, B63 and drive for another 2.9 km
  • At roundabout, take exit 2 onto Stockton Street and drive for another 205 m
  • At roundabout, take exit 1 onto Stockton Street and drive for another 280 m
  • Turn right onto Donald Street and drive for another 125 m
  • Turn left onto Yacaaba Street and drive for another 75 m
  • Turn right onto Magnus Street and drive for another 740 m
  • Turn left onto Trafalgar Street and drive for another 305 m
  • Turn right onto Shoal Bay Road and drive for another 680 m
  • At roundabout, take exit 2 onto Shoal Bay Road and drive for another 1.3 km
  • Turn left onto Shoal Bay Road and drive for another 1 km
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Track Notes
Turn by turn instructions & maps
Turn map Directions & comments
Start.
After 40 m pass the car park (on your right).
After another 50 m pass the sign.
After another 170 m continue straight.
After another 235 m continue straight.
The starting point of an optional sidetrip. Side trip to Tomaree Head Summit with several lookouts. To start this optional side trip veer right here. On returning from this side trip turn right when you get back to this intersection. Details below.
After another 20 m veer left.
After another 305 m continue straight.
After another 40 m turn right.
After another 210 m continue straight.
After another 25 m continue straight.
After another 10 m pass the sign (15 m on your right).
Continue another 55 m to find the end. Then turn around here and retrace the main route for 1.2 km to get back to the start.

Side trip to Tomaree Head Summit with several lookouts.
Turn map Directions & comments
Start.
Then head up the surface|paved steps (about 10 m long)
After another 65 m veer right.
Then head up the surface|paved steps (about 10 m long)
After another 25 m head up the surface|paved steps (about 6 m long)
After another 200 m come to the "Tomaree Head lookout".
Then head up the surface|paved steps (about 4 m long)
After another 80 m head up the surface|paved steps (about 2 m long)
Then come to the viewpoint.
Then head up the surface|paved steps (about 4 m long)
After another 35 m veer left.
After another 20 m pass the "Mount Tomaree" (7 m on your right).
Then come to the "Tomaree Lookout" (15 m on your left).
After another 30 m turn left.
After another 25 m come to a viewpoint.
The end.
A viewpoint.
Turn around and retrace your steps back the 520 m to the main route.
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Terrain
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Fort Tomaree Walk


Grading
Class 3/6
Moderate track
Length 2.3 km
Time 1 h 30 min to 2 h
Quality of track Clear and well formed track or trail (2/6)
Gradient Short steep hills (3/6)
Signage Clearly signposted (2/6)
Infrastructure Limited facilities, not all cliffs are fenced (3/6)
Experience Required No experience required (2/6)
Weather Storms may impact on navigation and safety (3/6)
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