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 over four years and will deliver a key piece of tourism infrastructure in the Port Stephens region of New South Wales.
The project aims to significantly upgrade and provide new links to the existing Walk, including a significant upgrade to the Tomaree Summit and WWII gun emplacement walks, new and upgraded walking tracks, lookouts, interpretation and other visitor facilities.
The Tomaree Coastal Walk will promote the important environmental, cultural and heritage aspects of the park and region, encourage sustainable development and provide physical and mental health benefits through increased access to the natural environment.
The project received $6.7million funding over four years from the NSW Government.