Tank Hill Walk
Worimi Country

45 min to 1 h 30 min
20 min to 30 min

2.4 km
circuit

↑ 60 m
↓ -60 m

Moderate track
Starting from Tomaree Crescent, Boat Harbour, this walk travels along a gentle fire trail (sandy at times) to a water tank and ocean views, then loops back. Look out for various wildflowers through the year. The side trips are well-worth the detour, offering spectacular coastal scenery from the top of unfenced cliffs. Beyond the tank, the walk becomes a little steeper along the streets (you can turn around at the tank if you prefer). 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 (-32.7853068,152.1133292)
Mode Car
DirectionsFrom Pacific Highway, A1
  • Turn on to Richardson Road Exit then drive for 530 m
  • At roundabout, take exit 3 onto Richardson Road and drive for another 195 m
  • At roundabout, take exit 1 onto Richardson Road and drive for another 9.9 km
  • At roundabout, take exit 2 onto Richardson Road and drive for another 4.5 km
  • At roundabout, take exit 2 onto Nelson Bay Road, B63 and drive for another 800 m
  • At roundabout, take exit 2 onto Nelson Bay Road, B63 and drive for another 16 km
  • At roundabout, take exit 2 onto Nelson Bay Road, B63 and drive for another 850 m
  • At roundabout, take exit 2 onto Gan Gan Road and drive for another 3.9 km
  • At roundabout, take exit 3 onto Blanch Street and drive for another 440 m
  • At roundabout, take exit 2 onto Blanch Street and drive for another 410 m
  • Turn left onto Richardson Avenue and drive for another 280 m
  • Turn left onto Boat Harbour Road and drive for another 190 m
  • Turn right onto Tomaree Crescent and drive for another 85 m
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Track Notes
Turn by turn instructions & maps
Getting started
From the corner of Tomaree Crescent(700 metres south of Gan Gan Road), head towards the “Tomaree National Park” sign along the concrete path(Boat Harbour Track) leading into the woodland, moving directly away from the road. As you follow the concrete footpath, pass by the L-shaped building on your right and continue along the Tank Hill Walk.....
Turn map Directions & comments
Start.
After 30 m head through/around the gate.
After another 440 m turn left.
After another 135 m continue straight.
The starting point of an optional sidetrip. This side trip takes you to the beach, visiting the rocky oceanside first to get some good views of The Pacific. To start this optional side trip turn right here. On returning from this side trip error >360 when you get back to this intersection. Details below.
After another 275 m continue straight.
After another 620 m turn right.
After another 135 m (at the intersection of One Mile Close & Harbour View) turn left, to head along One Mile Close.
After another 65 m (at the intersection of Emerald Close & One Mile Close) turn right, to head along Emerald Close.
After another 70 m veer left.
After another 30 m continue straight, to head along Blanch Street.
After another 50 m turn left.
After another 460 m head through/around the gate.
At the intersection of Boat Harbour Road & Tomaree Crescent veer left, to head along Tomaree Crescent (a residential road).
After another 95 m come to the end.

This side trip takes you to the beach, visiting the rocky oceanside first to get some good views of The Pacific.
Turn map Directions & comments
Start.
After another 420 m veer right.
After another 90 m turn left.
After another 175 m turn right.
After another 90 m continue straight.
After another 360 m come to the end.
About 100 m past the end is "Swell Kiosk Cafe".
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Fr-Su 07:30-19:00
Mo-Th 07:30-18:30
About 100 m past the end is a toilet.
Turn around and retrace your steps back the 1.1 km to the main route.
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Terrain
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Tank Hill Walk


Grading
Class 3/6
Moderate track
Length 2.4 km
Time 45 min to 1 h 30 min
Quality of track Clear and well formed track or trail (2/6)
Gradient Gentle hills with occasional steps (2/6)
Signage Directional signs along the way (3/6)
Infrastructure Generally useful facilities (such as fenced cliffs and seats) (2/6)
Experience Required No experience required (2/6)
Weather Weather generally has little impact on safety (2/6)

Some facilities on route
Toilet: There is one 890 m (plus an extra 1.2 km along side route) from the start.


Order of key facilities on route
ItemFrom StartName & link to notes
Toilet
890 m[toilet]
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