World War II gun emplacements
Tomaree National Park
All the practical information you need to know about World War II gun emplacements.
Getting there and parking
Get driving directions
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
- Sealed roads
- 2WD vehicles
- 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
17°C and 27°C
8°C and 19°C
May and June
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.
Maps and downloads
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.
- 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.