Port Stephens is well known for its magnificent beaches, fabulous hospitality, and excellent opportunities for whale and dolphin watching. There are wonderful outdoor activities to participate in such as surfing, kayaking, SUP, boating, fishing and diving. Possibly less known are the many opportunities for bushwalking and hiking in the region.
As with all hikes and walks on Hunter Hiking Trails, we have personally completed each of the hikes and provide information based on our own experiences.
Check back often for updates as we complete more of the hiking and walking trails in the region.
Located in the gorgeous Port Stephens region, Tomaree Head Summit walk (2.2 km return) is a short steep climb to the summit of Tomaree Headland. The views are well worth the Grade 5 hike. Read more about the walk here.
Tomaree Coastal Walk, Zenith Beach to Final Bay
An 8.4 km out and back walk from Zenith Beach to Final Bay. Combination of fire trails, sand hills, beach walking and bike paths. This is the first section of Tomaree Coastal Walk and can be completed in either direction. The walk links with the start of the Fingal Bay to Big Rocky section. Information about this hike is available here.
This section of Tomaree Coastal Walk continues on from the Zenith Beach to Fingal Bay section. The walk will eventually be a stunning 20km walk from Tomaree Head to Birubi Point in Tomaree National Park. The walk is currently being constructed and is due for completion in 2022. In the meantime, you can complete this 8km one-way section of the hike, commencing at Final Bay and finishing at Big Rocky. Find out more here.
Wreck Beach trail is a short 2km (return) walk, located in Port Stephens on the north coast of NSW. The trail leads to a small cove on the Pacific Ocean. During the winter the cove is a perfect location for whale watching. An excellent spot for a picnic. More information on this walk is available here.
This 10km circuit walk follows the coastline around the peninsula, traversing beaches, small pathways and the rocky shore of the point. There are plenty of amazing places to stop and swim and picnic. Find out more about this walk here.
Tilligerry Circuit Walk is located on the Tilligerry Penisula. This 11.5km circuit takes in Lemon Tree Passage, Mallabula and Tanilba Bay Foreshores. The walk includes single track, boardwalks, rocky shores, beaches and water (depending on the tide!). For more information on this walk, see here.
Other great walking and hiking trails
We have been spending quite a bit of time exploring the walking and hiking trails on the Barrington Coast this year. Recently we spent some time at Seal Rocks, staying at Treachery Camp. There are a few walks available in the area, but none more stunning than the Treachery Headland
Tomaree Coastal Walk will be a stunning 20km walk from Tomaree Head to Birubi Point in Tomaree National Park. The walk is currently being constructed and is due for completion in 2022. In the meantime, you can complete two sections of the hike, commencing at Tomaree Headland and finishing at
We recently spent the weekend in Wollombi, camping behind the pub. While we were there we did a couple of hikes in Yengo National Park. Circuit Flat walking track is not actually a circuit, but an out and back hike. We inadvertently converted it into a circuit walk after we
Wreck Beach trail is a short 2km (return) walk, located in Port Stephens on the north coast of NSW. The trail leads to a small cove on the Pacific Ocean. During the winter the cove is a perfect location for whale watching. An excellent spot for a picnic. Wreck Beach
If you are visiting Newcastle and looking for a walk, check out the Bathers Way Coastal walk. The walk is stunning, stretching from Nobbys Beach to Merewether Beach, hugging the coastline and offering magnificent views. Bathers Way Coastal Walk at a glance Distance: Approx 5.5 km one way or about 11
There is one word to describe this walk. Ok, there are probably more, but the first word that comes to mind is stunning. Following the coastline around the peninsula, the walk traverses beaches, small pathways and the rocky shore of the point. Soldiers Point circuit walk at a glance