Tomaree National Park
Zenith Beach in Tomaree National Park is framed by rugged and rocky headlands at the base of Tomaree Head. It's a special place for conservation as it's part of the Port Stephens - Great Lakes Marine Park.
Pretty Zenith Beach lies between Tomaree Head and Stephens Peak near Shoal Bay.
To escape to this pristine spot, head to Zenith Beach upper or lower car parks at the end of Shoal Bay Road. You'll need to arrive early in summer as this can be a busy place. You can also catch the Route 130 bus here. Once you arrive, follow the signage for a short 5 minute walk through the dunes to the beach.
Part of the Port Stephens – Great Lakes Marine Park, Zenith Beach is a coastal sanctuary zone. It's a great place to see birdlife and dolphins and it's prohibited to collect shells, marine life or fish here.
If you decide to go for a swim, take care because Zenith Beach is unpatrolled. Zenith Beach is also a popular wedding venue. To make enquiries, please contact the local NPWS park office.
This 5 km one-way walk from Shoal Bay to Fingal Bay in Tomaree National Park is ideal if you’re after an easy walk near beaches and cafes.
Tomaree Head Summit walk offers a short but challenging hike and picturesque ocean views across Port Stephens and beyond. It's a must-see destination if you're in the area.
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