Conservation conscious Australia has innumerable nature reserves and rolling parklands throughout the vast continent and the Tomaree National Park in New South Wales is a wonderful way to bask in nature. Located near Port Stephens, Tomaree National Park is approximately 145-155 km from Sydney. Visitors to Tomaree National Park can avail themselves of the wide spectrum of accommodation in Port Stephens and for self-contained convenience, privacy and comfort Oaks Pacific Blue Resort would be a good choice.
The Tomaree National Park provides a backdrop of magnificence to the coastal villages and towns of Nelson Bay, Shoal Bay, Anna Bay and Boat Harbour. It is an invigorating but short trek to the Tomaree Head Summit 161 meters above Port Stephens entrance. The trek offers fantastic views of Port Stephens and its coastline and the view stretches as far as the nature reserves of Cabbage Tree and Boondelbah islands, the only two nature reserves which are nesting sites for the endangered Gould’s petrel. Along with these two Yaccaaba Head,and Broughton Island can be seen from the North Platform while the South Platform gives glorious views of Zenith, Wreck and Box beaches, Fingal Island and the Port Stephens Lighthouse.
The Park has scenic walks including the short Wreck Beach Walk through coastal angophorah forests and the longer Mona Point Walk. Keep watch for the cute Koalas frequenting this area. Tomaree National Park is great for whale and dolphin watching too. There is a picnic table at the look out and picnic facilities are also available around Anna Bay and Fisherman’s Bay. One Mile Beach offers opportunities for swimming, snorkelling and surfing. Fishing can be indulged in but ensure that you first check out marine park zoning. Kayaking and rock pool walks are other interesting past times at Tomaree national Park. This area is the only place in New South Wales where outcrops of the acid volcanic rock Rhyodacite can be found.
Check out the history of Fort Tomaree and see the World War 11 gun emplacements built as part of Australia’s east coast defence system.

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