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Samurai Beach campground

Tomaree National Park

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Visitor Info

All the practical information you need to know about Samurai Beach campground.

Getting there and parking

Samurai Beach campground is in Tomaree National Park. To get there from Port Stephens or Nelson Bay:

  • Drive south-west along Nelson Bay Road (B63).
  • Turn left onto Frost Road.
  • Continue for 1.8km, then turn right onto Gan Gan Road.
  • Continue for 150m, then turn left onto the 4WD-only Samurai Beach access trail.
  • Drive a further 1.2km to reach Samurai Beach.
  • Drive carefully along the beach front, heading north east.
  • Use the access track between the dunes to reach the campground.

Road quality

  • Unsealed roads

Vehicle access

  • All roads require 4WD vehicle

Weather restrictions

  • 4WD required in wet weather


If you have a 4WD vehicle, you can park at Samurai Beach campground.

If you want to hike to the campground, parking is also available at Big Rocky trail carpark. Use the informal walking tracks to make the 1.5km (20-minute) trek from the carpark across rocky headlands to Samurai Beach campground.


There are no toilets, showers, barbecues or bins at Samurai Beach campground. The nearest toilets and outdoor showers are at One Mile Beach main carpark.

Take all rubbish and waste (including toilet waste) with you.

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Safety messages

Beach safety

Beaches in this park are not patrolled, and can sometimes have strong rips and currents. These beach safety tips will help you and your family stay safe in the water.

Boating safety

If you're out on your boat fishing, waterskiing or just cruising the waterways, the safety of you and your passengers is paramount.

Bushwalking safety

If you're keen to head out on a longer walk or a backpack camp, always be prepared. Read these bushwalking safety tips before you set off on a walking adventure in national parks.

Camping safety

Whether you're pitching your tent on the coast or up on the mountains, there are many things to consider when camping in NSW national parks. Find out how to stay safe when camping.

Fishing safety

Fishing from a boat, the beach or by the river is a popular activity for many national park visitors. If you’re planning a day out fishing, check out these fishing safety tips.

Paddling safety

To make your paddling or kayaking adventure safer and more enjoyable, check out these paddling safety tips.


Disability access level - no wheelchair access



A current NSW recreational fishing licence is required when fishing in all waters.


Please don’t play amplified music after 10pm.

Camp fires and solid fuel burners

Gathering firewood




Pets and domestic animals (other than certified assistance animals) are not permitted. Find out which regional parks allow dog walking and see the pets in parks policy for more information.


NSW national parks are no smoking areas.

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