TRAVEL ALERT PRIOR TO VISITING
Pretty much every guide to Port Stephens will make mention of the Tomaree Head Summit Hike - and for good reason.
Take the invigorating short walk to the summit of Tomaree Head — it should take about 45 minutes to get to the top of the rugged peak positioned 161 metres above the port’s entrance to the Tasman Sea. As you hike the track, you’ll enjoy unparalleled views of idyllic Port Stephens and its coastline.
When you reach the summit, you’ll be rewarded with stunning panoramic views over the town and along the coastline from the two viewing platforms. 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. Take your binoculars as you might be lucky to see some dolphins and whales.
There’s a picnic table up there, too, if you’d like to take a break before you head back down. If you want to keep walking, peel away to the Fort Tomaree track to check out the historic gun emplacements from World War II.
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Tomaree Head Summit Walk
Shoal Bay Road