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Worimi National Park

Overview

Worimi National Park, a special Aboriginal place near Newcastle offers whale watching, fishing and beach driving.

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Worimi National Park – along with Worimi State Conservation Area and Worimi Regional Park – is part of the Worimi Conservation Lands.

Located near Newcastle, the Worimi Conservation Lands are owned and co-managed by the local Worimi Aboriginal community in partnership with NSW National Parks. This significant landscape is home to an extraordinary number of ancient cultural sites.

If you’re visiting for the day, you’ll find there is heaps to do; fishing, whale watching and birdwatching, as well as the ever popular pastime of beach driving. There are also Aboriginal and historic sites to see, and don’t miss the gigantic Stockton dunes; the largest moving coastal sand dunes in the southern hemisphere.

With so much to do, you might need to extend your stay. A range of accommodation options are available within a short distance of the park - contact the Port Stephens Visitor Information Centre for more details.

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Google Trekker, Kosciuszko National Park. Photo: John Spencer

Conservation program:

Saving our Species conservation program

Saving our Species is a innovative conservation program in NSW. It aims to halt and reverse the growing numbers of Australian animals and plants facing extinction. This program aims to secure as many threatened species that can be secured in the wild as possible, for the next 100 years. 

Mountain pygmy possum (Burramys parvus). Photo: Cate Aitken

Contact

  • in the North Coast region
  • Worimi Conservation Lands are always open but may have to close at times due to poor weather or fire danger.

  • Park entry fees: 

    A Worimi Conservation Lands Beach Vehicle Permit is required for entry and beach driving at Stockton Beach. Annual Permit: $30 per vehicle. 3-day permit: $10 per vehicle. NPWS Annual Passes are not valid.

    Buy an annual pass.
    • Nelson Bay
      (02) 4984 8200
      Contact hours: 8.30am-4.30pm Monday to Friday
    • Level 1, 12B Teramby Road, Nelson Bay NSW
    • Fax: (02) 4981 5918
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Sunset at the Worimi Conservation Lands. Photo:John Spencer Copyright:John Spencer Photography