Point Stephens Lighthouse and Fingal Island
Tomaree National Park
Take a boat or kayak to Fingal Island and explore Point Stephens Lighthouse and historic ruins.
- Historic buildings/places
- Please note
- It's not safe to walk or drive the 2km across Fingal sand spit to the lighthouse. Sea water covering the sand spit, combined with deep channels and ocean swell, have made the crossing extremely unpredictable and hazardous.
- If travelling by kayak or boat, remember to check the tides before crossing and allow sufficient time for your return journey.
- Remember to take your binoculars if you want to go whale watching.
Point Stephens Lighthouse stands tall and elegant on Fingal Island with a view over the rocks of Fingal Bay. The coastal views from the island back to the mainland are worth the effort to get there.
Built in 1862, Point Stephens Lighthouse features a swept tower base and first floor entrance that give a flared appearance. This construction, along with the terrace of Lighthouse Keepers’ quarters within the lighthouse precinct makes Point Stephens unique among Australian lighthouses.
It is not safe to reach the lighthouse by walking or 4WDing across the spit so it’s best to get to a boat and then walk along the track to the lighthouse.
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.
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.
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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
- 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.