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Tomaree Head

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Address: Tomaree National Park | 2 Shoal Bay Rd, Shoal Bay, Port Stephens, New South Wales, Australia
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This was the first activity undertaken by my wife and 1 year old. The walk is a really good easy- moderate workout... moderate when carrying an extra 10kg. The views on the way up... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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South West Rocks, Australia
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South West Rocks, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

This was the first activity undertaken by my wife and 1 year old. The walk is a really good easy- moderate workout... moderate when carrying an extra 10kg. The views on the way up an from the top are awesome. Went to the ww2 gun site which is another short easy walk. Burned an easy 700 calories on that trek... More 

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Port Macquarie, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Make the effort early morning or late evening. Wear good shoes and be prepared for a little hard work at the start but the view is amazing and well worth it.

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Thank theonlyCBC
Munich, Bayern, Germany
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Plenty of parking and the hike up there is not bad if you are in decent shape and even if you get a little out of breath that's nothing , because once you get up there the views t will take your breath away. A must do!

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Thank Joerg D
Sydney
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I'm serious, this walk does catch your breath. Not just because of the physical effort required to complete it, but also for the magnificent reward at the very top. Great activity for those that have a reasonable level of fitness. For those that don't, you don't have to go the the top. Take a diversion and walk to the gunnery.... More 

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Thank Azurewaters14
Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The Tomaree Headland hike is simply a must do! Head towards Shoal Bay and keep driving along the foreshore all the way until you find the parking area for the hike trail. Summer - early morning/evening is most likely the best time to do this due to level of exertion required. Make sure you take water, sun protection, cameras and... More 

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Thank Craig M
Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The walk up is nice and the views at the top is worth the sweat. We saw a lot of families with young kids (4-6yrs young) doing the walk without issue, there's a few resting spots along the way up if your unsure of the incline. Highly recommend this lookout and don't forget the camera.

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Thank Linh C
Salamander Bay, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Tomaree mountain has the best views in the bay! Best time to go is at sunset when there's a few clouds. It looks amazing!!

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Thank JessKiem
Port Stephens, Australia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Though a taxing climb to the top of Tomaree head, you get rewarded with spectacular coastal views .Worth the effort if you have a reasonable level of fitness.There are some interesting World War 2 ruins, if you want a more level walk. Just walk straight on instead of bearing to the right for summit path.For fisher folk, there is good... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Well worth the climb to the top - medium fitness but it is steep in parts with a combination of paths and metal stairs. When you get to the top - WOW!!!!! an absolute must.

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Thank Kate M
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Not a hard walk, but those who dislike a physical exercise or are afraid of heights might find it difficult. The wow factor views however make the lookout a must do when in the area.

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