Tomaree National Park
Zenith Beach is in Tomaree National Park, near Tomaree Head Summit walk. Framed by rugged and rocky headlands, it’s the perfect spot for a swim.
Pretty Zenith Beach lies between Tomaree Headland and Stephens Peak near Shoal Bay and Nelson Bay. To escape to this pristine spot, head to the car park located behind the beach dunes and follow one of 2 paths to the beach.
If you decide to go for a swim, take care because Zenith Beach is unpatrolled.
Part of the Port Stephens – Great Lakes Marine Park, Zenith Beach is also a great place to see birdlife and dolphins. Help us preserve this important coastal sanctuary. Read and obey posted signs, and do not collect marine life or fish off the beach.
Zenith Beach is also a popular wedding venue. To book or make enquiries, please contact the Nelson Bay NPWS office.
Tomaree Head Summit walk
Tomaree Head Summit walk offers a short but challenging hike and picturesque ocean views across Port Stephens and beyond. Enjoy a well-earned lunch at the summit on the bench by the lookout.
Fort Tomaree walk
Fort Tomaree walk is an easy walk that runs just below Tomaree Head Summit walk and takes you to the World War II gun emplacements, used in the defence of east coast Australia during World War II.
These maps give a basic overview of park attractions and facilities, and may not be detailed enough for some activities. We recommend that you buy a topographic map before you go exploring.
- 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.
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