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Iris Moore picnic area

Tomaree National Park

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Upgrades in Tomaree National Park

Construction of Tomaree Costal Walk is underway and will be completed in June 2023. Works will be focused at Tomaree Summit walking track and Birubi Point between March and May. Find out more about the investment being made to upgrade infrastructure in Tomaree National Park.

Located near Fishermans Bay foreshore, Iris Moore picnic area is one of the best spots on the NSW north coast for whale spotting up-close.

Not far from Nelson Bay, this coastal gem is an ideal location to stop and refuel on your next visit to Tomaree National park.

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.

There's a large grassy area complete with covered picnic tables and on-site parking.

If you visit during whale season, Iris Moore 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.


  • Tomaree National Park signs. Photo: John Spencer

    Fishermans Bay foreshore

    Fishermans Bay foreshore close to Anna Bay and Nelson Bay on the north coast, is a great spot for family picnics, swimming, kayaking, rockpool walks or whale watching.

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.