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“Burnt Out, but it is still beautiful”
Review of Tomaree Head

Tomaree Head
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US$76.49*
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Port Stephens Beach Day Trip from Sydney Including Barbecue Lunch
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US$150.66*
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Port Stephens Day Tour with Dolphin Watching, Sandboarding, and Australian...
Ranked #1 of 5 things to do in Shoal Bay
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Reviewed 17 November 2013

With the black of the ground and parts of the trees against the orange/ochre colour of some areas unburn on the trees, it made for a beautiful photo. Anyway, the Aussie bush needs fire to regenerate.. still worth a visit

Thank gro05
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Reviewed 13 October 2013

My grandparents used to holiday at Shoal Bay years ago and as a child I always wanted to climb the hill to the top - never got to but on a recent stay at Nelsons Bay I had the opportunity to DRIVE up to the Heads. Its a pleasant drive and you can drive about 9/10 up there, park the car and then walk up some stairs and you are there, much better now than walking as I had previously wanted years ago. Let me say that the view from the top which now has an old lighthouse on top are magnificent - looking east out over the water and surrounding islands is just fantastic. To top that off is a very nice coffee shop with either inside or outside dining and all at very reasonable prices. There is a small museum with local history and photos as well as a very reasonably priced gift shop. The range is quite reasonable for both adults and children, so you don't have to steer them away from this shop
Its better than I thought it would be and maybe missed by many people, so please make the effort and find this place, it is signposted and you may come across some pelicans waiting for the fishermen to clean their catch - definitely do not miss this spot

2  Thank Ozziechick45
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Reviewed 11 October 2013

What a wonderful walk this is, though its more of a climb in places. Dont woRry though as plenty of older people cope quite well. You walk right to the top of Tomaree Headland where you can see way out to sea. Looking back down at Zenith Beach and Shoal Bay below everything look so small! Great views back down the port along the way. Make sure you stop at the old guns and fortresses on the way back as there is plenty of war history here. IMPORTANT: DO NOT GO UP ON A HOT DAY!

Thank Amayzingone
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Reviewed 10 October 2013

Despite the long weekend, the track and stairs weren't overcrowded, paths and stairs being in good condition. Parking took a few minutes to find, but fortunately cars were leaving so it didn't take too long - try not to bring multiple cars with empty seats on long weekends!

It would be nice if more restoration work was done on the gun emplacements!

The climb is enough to remind those that haven't been exercising, but leaving fit people with plenty of energy to spare for the rest of the day's activities.

Thank tropicalpenguin
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Reviewed 7 October 2013

Climbing up the hill is strenuous but if you are fit enough to climb 161 meters it is well worth it for the view.

1  Thank summutha
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