Tomaree National Park
What we're doing
Park management activities
Tomaree National Park has management strategies in place to protect and conserve the values of this park. Visit the detailed park and fire management documents. Here is just some of the work we’re doing to conserve these values:
NSW National Parks Visitor Infrastructure Program
NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) is undertaking a range of projects to enhance visitor facilities and create new, iconic visitor experiences in our national parks, including Tomaree National Park. These projects aim to increase nature-based tourism in NSW, to boost regional visitor economies and improve community wellbeing.
Managing weeds, pest animals and other threats
Pests and weeds have a significant impact to the ecosystems within Tomaree National Park. NPWS carries out risk assessments for new and emerging weeds as well as Bitou bush, lantana and other weeds with relatively minor distribution that require control programs to protect biodiversity in this park.
Bitou bush poses a serious and widespread threat to threatened species populations and ecological communities on the NSW coast. The NPWS bitou bush threat abatement plan helps to reduce the impact of weeds at priority sites using control measures such as ground spraying, aerial spraying, biological control and physical removal.
Historic heritage in our parks and reserves
Tomaree National Park is both historic and scenic, and heritage sites within the park receive ongoing maintenance, upgrading and conservation work. NPWS undertakes the routine upkeep and upgrading of its visitor facilities.
Developing visitor facilities and experiences
Tomaree National Park promotes a safe and positive experience for all its visitors, and works to provide top-quality facilities and equipment. To ensure optimal comfort and enjoyment, park facilities receive regular upkeep. Recreation areas are well maintained with minimal impact on the park's natural and cultural values.
Conserving our Aboriginal culture
NPWS works alongside the Worimi Local Aboriginal Land Council and the local Aboriginal community in documenting and protecting the cultural heritage in Tomaree National Park. Culturally significant items, sites and places within the park are assessed, protected and conserved for future generations. Heritage maintenance and conservation programs are ongoing, and human impact is minimised where possible.
NSW is one of the most bushfire prone areas in the world as a result of our climate, weather systems, vegetation and the rugged terrain. NPWS is committed to maintaining natural and cultural heritage values and minimising the likelihood and impact of bushfires via a strategic program of fire research, fire planning, hazard reduction, highly trained rapid response firefighting crews and community alerts.
Bushfires are inevitable across fire-prone vegetation types within NSW national parks. NPWS prepares for wildfires by working with other fire agencies, reserve neighbours and the community to ensure protection of life, property and biodiversity. Every park has its own fire management strategy, devised in consultation with partner fire authorities and the community to plan and prioritise fire management.
- 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.
Nelson Bay office
02 4984 8200
Contact hours: Monday to Friday, 8.30am to 4.30pm.
- Level 1, 12B Teramby Road, Nelson Bay NSW 2315
- Nelson Bay office
For all planned management events such as hazard reduction burns and pest control operations see the alerts page.
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Valuable conservation work is being done in our national parks through the Foundation for National Parks and Wildlife, a not-for-profit organisation with the mission to care for Australia’s native plants, animals and cultural heritage.