The Tomaree Coastal Walk project will see the creation of a 20 kilometre coastal walk from Tomaree Head to Birubi Point in Tomaree National Park. The project will cater for a range of visitor experiences from short walks to half or multi-day options, provide opportunities for commercial tourism and build a valued legacy for future generations.
Part of the Worimi Aboriginal cultural landscape, the area is steeped in history with ancient volcanic peaks delivering world-class views and the rich WWII heritage of Tomaree Head, secluded beaches and bays, whales, wildflowers and abundant wildlife, waiting to be discovered.
What the project involves
The Tomaree Coastal Walk will be developed in stages over four years and will deliver a key piece of tourism infrastructure for Port Stephens.
The project is currently in the planning stage including developing the concept designs, geo-technical and engineering investigations, environmental and heritage assessments and initial stakeholder engagement.
Construction is expected to commence in 2019 and the project will include a significant upgrade to the Tomaree Head precinct, new and upgraded walking tracks, lookouts, viewing platforms and other facilities.
The walk will meander through coastal villages from Tomaree Head to Birubi Point, providing a series of short, half or multi-day walk options.
The project received $6.74 million in funding over four years from the NSW Government.