Upgraded Tomaree Head walk reopens

Stunning views and better access feature at the re-opened Tomaree Head summit walk.

SIGNIFICANTLY upgraded, the Tomaree Head Summit walk has reopened ahead of the winter school holidays.

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) director Kylie Yeend said staff were looking forward to welcoming visitors back to the popular lookout.

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“The Tomaree Summit is a major tourist attraction in the Port Stephens area, attracting more than 200,000 walkers annually,” said Ms Yeend.

“The completed upgrades include replacing an ageing steel stairway on the Summit Walk, widening, and improving the Summit Walk track and upgrading the loop walk to the Tomaree WWII gun emplacements.

“These upgrades will reduce congestion and improve the visitor experience in the northern part of Tomaree National Park,” she said.

“The Summit walk offers a short but challenging hike and picturesque ocean views across Port Stephens and beyond.

“Make sure you bring your binoculars as whale watching season is in full swing and you might be lucky enough to spot a humpback or two on their journey north,” said Ms Yeend.

Looking for a school holiday activity? Take the Tomaree Head Summit walk to the lookout and immerse yourself in ‘The Petrel, the Love box and the Egg, an innovative augmented reality experience.

Visitors to Tomaree National Park are reminded to check the NPWS Alerts webpage before leaving home for latest updates and safety information.

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