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Iris Moore lookout and picnic area

Tomaree National Park

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Located between Fishermans Bay foreshore and Birubi Point, Iris Moore lookout and picnic area is one of the best spots for whale watching up-close.

Picnic areas

Not far from Anna Bay, this coastal gem is an ideal and accessible location to stop and refuel with a picnic on your next visit to Tomaree National Park.

Named after a long time Anna Bay resident, Iris Moore is recognised for her community work.

There's a large grassy area with covered picnic tables and on-site parking, as well as a wheelchair accessible ramp right up to the impressive ocean lookout.

The sweeping views south, towards Worimi Conservation Lands and Birubi Beach, provide the perfect setting for your next family picnic. In the afternoon, enjoy breathtaking views of the dramatic beach sunset.

If you visit during whale season, Iris Moore lookout and picnic area provides an excellent vantage point to watch the whales on their annual migration.

After lunch, take the kids on an exploration of the nearby rockpools at low tide, and discover all that this hidden oasis has to offer. Also a popular rock-climbing destination, this idyllic picnic spot has something for everyone.

If you're hiking Tomaree Coastal Walk or Birubi Point to One Mile Beach walking track then you'll be sure to spend a bit of time here.  

For directions, safety and practical information, see visitor info

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