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Birubi Point Aboriginal Place

Tomaree National Park

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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.

Aboriginal sites
Pacific Avenue, Anna Bay, NSW, 2316 - in Tomaree National Park in North Coast
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What to
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.

For directions, safety and practical information, see visitor info

Also see

  • Aerial photo showing the cultural artwork by Worimi man Gerard Black at Birubi Point Aboriginal Place. Credit: Daniel Parsons © Daniel Parsons

    Birubi storytelling: Matjarr nguka biinba

    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. 

  •  Aerial photo of Slot canyon lookout, perched over the a gap in the cliffline above the ocean. Credit: John Spencer © DPE

    Birubi Point to One Mile Beach walking track

    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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