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Tomaree Headland walking track impacted by maintenance work


Locals and visitors venturing to the summit of Tomaree Headland will notice changes to the walking track access during May.

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) is undertaking heritage restoration works at Fort Tomaree, as well as maintenance to the trails.

It’s part of a $50,000 project focused on the World War II Gun Emplacement precinct and picnic area.

The works will allow for essential upkeep and repairs to improve safety for people on the red-bricked pathways from the tourist attraction and main carpark to the summit.  

The Tomaree Headland red-bricked path. Photo: Rachel Kempers

The iconic Tomaree Headland walk, including the summit, is expected to remain open during the critical two-week program.

However, detours will be in place… and will change over the course of the maintenance.

Regular users of the track are especially urged to look for the signs as usual routes will be impacted.  

The heritage restoration works are part of the Tomaree Coastal Walk Master Plan’s ongoing infrastructure improvements for Tomaree National Park.

It includes:

  • Improving visitor safety by sealing the red-bricked paved track with a non-slip surface, on track sections linking the Summit Track to the first staircase, and from the staircase towards the gun emplacements
  • Improving track definition to support protection of heritage assets
  • Vegetation works to reduce erosion, combat weeds and preserve heritage assets
  • Maintenance of the gun emplacements’ heritage structures, including the command and observation posts, to help prepare for further assessment and infrastructure improvements

The Summit Walk is part of the spectacular Tomaree Coastal Walk, opened in September 2023, to create a continuous 27-kilometre walk linking Tomaree Headland to Birubi Point at Anna Bay.

More information about the changes to walking track access the summit and temporary closures can be found on the Alerts page of the NPWS website.

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