Iris Moore picnic area
Tomaree National Park
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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.
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.
- National Parks Contact Centre
- 7am to 7pm daily
- 1300 072 757 (13000 PARKS) for the cost of a local call within Australia excluding mobiles
- 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.
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