Wreck Beach walk
Tomaree National Park
All the practical information you need to know about Wreck Beach walk.
Grade 4Learn more about the grading system Features of this track
30min - 1hr
Quality of markings
Short steep hills
Quality of path
Rough track, many obstacles
Some bushwalking experience recommended
Getting there and parking
Get driving directions
Wreck Beach is near Shoal Bay in Tomaree National Park. To get there:
- Follow Shoal Bay Road around from Nelson Bay
- Turn right onto Tomaree Road
- Turn left onto Verona Road and follow it to the end, where the walk begins.
Park entry points
- Tomaree Head carpark See on map
Limited on-street parking is available on Verona Road, Shoal Bay.
Please avoid parking in front of the access gate on Verona Road because NSW National Park staff and emergency services teams use this access gate in the case of emergencies.
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
Maps and downloads
Bikes are not permitted on the Wreck Beach walking trail.
Wreck Beach is a sanctuary zone, fishing is not permitted.
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