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Tomaree National Park

What we're doing

Park management activities

Tomaree National Park has management strategies in place to protect and conserve the values of this park. Visit the OEH website for detailed park and fire management documents. Here is just some of the work we’re doing to conserve these values:

Managing weeds, pest animals and other threats

Pests and weeds have a significant impact to the ecosystems within Tomaree National Park. NPWS carries out risk assessments for new and emerging weeds as well as Bitou bush, lantana and other weeds with relatively minor distribution that require control programs to protect biodiversity in this park.

Conservation program

Bitou bush threat abatement plan

Bitou bush poses a serious and widespread threat to threatened species populations and ecological communities on the NSW coast. The NPWS bitou bush threat abatement plan helps to reduce the impact of weeds at priority sites using control measures such as ground spraying, aerial spraying, biological control and physical removal.

Historic heritage in our parks and reserves

Tomaree National Park is both historic and scenic, and heritage sites within the park receive ongoing maintenance, upgrading and conservation work. NPWS undertakes the routine upkeep and upgrading of its visitor facilities.

Developing visitor facilities and experiences

Tomaree National Park promotes a safe and positive experience for all its visitors, and works to provide top-quality facilities and equipment. To ensure optimal comfort and enjoyment, park facilities receive regular upkeep. Recreation areas are well maintained with minimal impact on the park's natural and cultural values.

Conserving our Aboriginal culture

NPWS works alongside the Worimi Local Aboriginal Land Council and the local Aboriginal community in documenting and protecting the cultural heritage in Tomaree National Park. Culturally significant items, sites and places within the park are assessed, protected and conserved for future generations. Heritage maintenance and conservation programs are ongoing, and human impact is minimised where possible.

Managing fire

NSW is one of the most bushfire prone areas in the world as a result of our climate, weather systems, vegetation and the rugged terrain. NPWS is committed to maintaining natural and cultural heritage values and minimising the likelihood and impact of bushfires via a strategic program of fire research, fire planning, hazard reduction, highly trained rapid response firefighting crews and community alerts.

Conservation program

Hazard reduction program

Managing fire-prone NSW national parks requires a three-pronged approach, including fire planning, community education, and fuel management. When it comes to fuel like dead wood, NPWS conducts planned hazard reduction activities like mowing and controlled burning to assist in the protection of life, property and community.

Contact

  • in the North Coast region
  • Tomaree National Park is always open but may have to close at times due to poor weather or fire danger.

    • 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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Fort Tomaree, Tomaree National Park. Photo: John Spencer