Birubi Point Aboriginal Place
Tomaree National Park
Learn more about the culture of the Worimi People at Birubi Point Aboriginal Place in Tomaree National Park, near Anna Bay. Hear Worimi artist, Gerard Black, discuss his artwork titled Matjarr nguka biinba.
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- Drinking water, hat, sunscreen
Birubi Point Aboriginal Place is at the southern end of Tomaree Coastal Walk near Anna Bay.
It’s a significant place to reflect on the strong cultural connection that the Worimi People have with this land as its Traditional Custodians for tens of thousands of years. Its legal declaration as an ‘Aboriginal Place’ demonstrates its significance to the Worimi People and their culture.
Birubi means ‘Place of the Southern Cross’ and one of the special characteristics of Birubi Point is the expansive view it offers of the sea and sky, including the Southern Cross.
You can learn more about ‘Tomaree’, which means ‘Place of the rainbow’ in Gathang language, and discover the meaning behind the cultural artwork here, created by Worimi man Gerard Black, inviting you on a journey. The artwork itself is orientated to the actual landmarks, including Mount Tomaree. ‘Tomaree’ is the English equivalent of the Gathang word ‘Dhurrumiri’ which sounds almost identical.
Relax on the seating platforms and turn your attention to the ocean to spot dolphins or sea eagles. Between May and November you might also see migrating humpback whales.
To the south, cast your gaze over the magnificent Worimi Conservation Lands, the largest moving coastal sand dunes in the southern hemisphere. The impressive golden arc of Stockton Beach runs for 32km before it reaches the edge of Newcastle. There’s truly nowhere else like this.
To explore Worimi Conservation Lands further, you can try sandboarding, 4WD tours, camel rides, and quad bikes.
A place of significance for Worimi People, Birubi Point is a declared Aboriginal Place. Listen to Worimi artist Gerard Black describing the meaning in his artwork through our video and audio stories.
This 7.5 km one-way walk from Birubi Point to One Mile Beach offers ocean views and Aboriginal culture. Located in Tomaree National Park near Port Stephens, it winds through several coastal villages with convenient facilities.
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- National Parks Contact Centre
- 7am to 7pm daily
- 1300 072 757 (13000 PARKS) for the cost of a local call within Australia excluding mobiles
- Nelson Bay office
- Monday to Friday, 8.30am to 4.30pm.
- 02 4984 8200
- Level 1, 12B Teramby Road, Nelson Bay NSW 2315
- in Tomaree National Park 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.