Birubi Point to One Mile Beach walking track
Tomaree National Park
This 7.5 km one-way walk from Birubi Point to One Mile Beach offers ocean views and Aboriginal culture. Located in Tomaree National Park near Port Stephens, it winds through several coastal villages with convenient facilities.
- 7.5km one-way
- Time suggested
- 4hrs - 4hrs 30min
- Grade 3
- What to
- Drinking water, sunscreen, hat, sturdy shoes, suitable clothing, raincoat, snacks
If you're after salty air, sand dunes, Aboriginal culture, and great swimming this day walk in Tomaree National Park is for you. Choose to start your walk from Birubi Point surf lifesaving club near Anna Bay, or from One Mile Beach surf lifesaving club.
If you choose to complete this 7.5 km hike one-way it will take 4 to 4.5 hours. Be sure to organise a car shuffle, or, catch a taxi or local bus back to your start point.
Those up for a challenge might prefer to take more time and enjoy the 15 km return-walk over a full day.
The track is moderately easy, traversing gentle hills, coastal heathland, and across rock platforms. Listen out for whip birds, wattle birds and rosellas up in the trees in the shadier sections. It conveniently passes the coastal villages of Fishermans Bay and Boat Harbour where you can fill up on water and use the bathrooms.
Get the camera ready when you reach 2 truly spectacular vantage points, Iris Moore lookout and picnic area, and Slot canyon lookout. These are great spots to look for migrating whales, dolphins, sea eagles, or even a fur seal.
You might be tempted to cool off as you wind your way around secluded bays like Kingsley Beach, and the smaller Little Kingsley Beach. But the best is yet to come as you can finish up with a well-earned swim safely at either One Mile Beach surf lifesaving club or Birubi Point surf lifesaving club, both of which have lifeguards on patrol.
Be sure to linger and learn when you reach Birubi Point Aboriginal Place. Located on the edge of the magnificent sand dunes that make up Worimi Conservation Lands, you can listen to an audio recording of Worimi artist, Gerard Black, talking about the meaning of his cultural artwork here. Birubi means ‘Southern Cross’ and one of the special characteristics of Birubi Point is the expansive view it offers of the sea and sky, including the Southern Cross.
This track is part of the longer Tomaree Costal Walk, a 27km connected walk that you can complete over 2 or 3 days. It crosses back and forth between land managed by Port Stephens Council, and sections of Tomaree National Park.
If you complete the walk at Birubi Point and want more adventure, why not try sandboarding, camel rides, or a 4WD tour in Worimi Conservation Lands?
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- 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.