Starting from Tomaree Crescent, Boat Harbour, this walk travels along a gentle fire trail (sandy at times) to a water tank and ocean views, then loops back. Look out for various wildflowers through the year. The side trips are well-worth the detour, offering spectacular coastal scenery from the top of unfenced cliffs. Beyond the tank, the walk becomes a little steeper along the streets (you can turn around at the tank if you prefer). Let us begin by acknowledging the Worimi people, Traditional Custodians of the land on which we travel today, and pay our respects to their Elders past and present.
Before you start any bushwalk ensure you;
• Tell someone you trust where you are going and what to do if you are overdue
• Have adequate equipment, supplies, skills & knowledge for the whole journey
• Consider the impact of weather forecasts, park/track closures & fire dangers
• Can respond to emergencies & call for help at any point
• Are healthy and fit enough for this journey
If not, change plans and stay safe. It is okay to delay and ask people for help.
Turn on to Richardson Road Exit then drive for 530 m
At roundabout, take exit 3 onto Richardson Road and drive for another 195 m
At roundabout, take exit 1 onto Richardson Road and drive for another 9.9 km
At roundabout, take exit 2 onto Richardson Road and drive for another 4.5 km
At roundabout, take exit 2 onto Nelson Bay Road, B63 and drive for another 800 m
At roundabout, take exit 2 onto Nelson Bay Road, B63 and drive for another 16 km
At roundabout, take exit 2 onto Nelson Bay Road, B63 and drive for another 850 m
At roundabout, take exit 2 onto Gan Gan Road and drive for another 3.9 km
At roundabout, take exit 3 onto Blanch Street and drive for another 440 m
At roundabout, take exit 2 onto Blanch Street and drive for another 410 m
Turn left onto Richardson Avenue and drive for another 280 m
Turn left onto Boat Harbour Road and drive for another 190 m
Turn right onto Tomaree Crescent and drive for another 85 m
Turn by turn instructions & maps
Getting started From the corner of Tomaree Crescent(700 metres south of Gan Gan Road), head towards the “Tomaree National Park” sign along the concrete path(Boat Harbour Track) leading into the woodland, moving directly away from the road. As you follow the concrete footpath, pass by the L-shaped building on your right and continue along the Tank Hill Walk.....
Directions & comments
After 30 m head through/around the gate.
After another 440 m turn left.
After another 135 m continue straight.
The starting point of an optional sidetrip. This side trip takes you to the beach, visiting the rocky oceanside first to get some good views of The Pacific.
To start this optional side trip turn right here. On returning from this side trip error >360 when you get back to this intersection. Details below.
After another 275 m continue straight.
After another 620 m turn right.
After another 135 m (at the intersection of One Mile Close & Harbour View) turn left, to head along One Mile Close.
After another 65 m (at the intersection of Emerald Close & One Mile Close) turn right, to head along Emerald Close.
After another 70 m veer left.
After another 30 m continue straight, to head along Blanch Street.
After another 50 m turn left.
After another 460 m head through/around the gate.
At the intersection of Boat Harbour Road & Tomaree Crescent veer left, to head along Tomaree Crescent (a residential road).
After another 95 m come to the end.
This side trip takes you to the beach, visiting the rocky oceanside first to get some good views of The Pacific.