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World War II gun emplacements

Tomaree National Park

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All the practical information you need to know about World War II gun emplacements.

Getting there and parking

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    The World War II gun emplacements are at Tomaree Head, accessible via Fort Tomaree walk.

    From Nelson Bay:

    • Follow Shoal Bay Road to the lower Zenith Beach carpark
    • Follow Fort Tomaree walk to the gun emplacements

    Road quality

    • Sealed roads

    Vehicle access

    • 2WD vehicles

    Weather restrictions

    • All weather


    Parking is available at the lower and upper Zenith Beach carparks, about a 10-minute walk from the WWII gun emplacements.

    Best times to visit

    There are lots of great things waiting for you in Tomaree National Park. Here are some of the highlights.


    A fabulous time to experience Tomaree's wildflowers display.


    Cool off with a dip at Shoal Bay or Box beach, or try snorkelling at Zenith beach; a gorgeous and protected marine sanctuary.


    Fishermans Bay and Boat Harbour are the best places to spot humpback whales as they migrate north between May and July or you can take a guided tour.

    Weather, temperature and rainfall

    Summer temperature


    17°C and 27°C

    Highest recorded


    Winter temperature


    8°C and 19°C

    Lowest recorded



    Wettest month

    May and June

    Driest month

    October and November


    Toilet facilities are available at the boat ramp back towards Shoal Bay, a four-minute walk from the base of Fort Tomaree walk.

    Picnic tables

    Maps and downloads

    Safety messages

    Mobile safety

    Dial Triple Zero (000) in an emergency. Download the Emergency Plus app before you visit, it helps emergency services locate you using your smartphone's GPS. Please note there is limited mobile phone reception in this park and you’ll need mobile reception to call Triple Zero (000).

    River and lake safety

    The aquatic environment around rivers, lakes and lagoons can be unpredictable. If you're visiting these areas, take note of these river and lake safety tips.



    Pets and domestic animals (other than certified assistance animals) are not permitted. Find out which regional parks allow dog walking and see the pets in parks policy for more information.


    NSW national parks are no smoking areas.

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