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Free Guided Walk and Park Open Day in Port Stephens to Celebrate Parks Week Sunday March 9, 2014

March 1, 2014 Destination Global No Comments Email Email

Tomaree headA free, ranger-guided walk to one of NSW’s most spectacular seaside viewpoints and a rare peek inside World War 2 fortifications are two free activities in Port Stephens on Sunday, March 9, 2014, staged to celebrate Parks Week.

The two free events will be offered in Tomaree National Park in Port Stephens, with the first a two-hour, ranger-led walk from Shoal Bay to the 161m-high summit of Tomaree Head at 10am on Sunday, March 9. The summit, guarding the entrance to the blue, unnamed (5)dolphin-filled waters of Port Stephens, offers breathtaking views along the pristine coastline and out to nearby islands. Walkers will hear interesting facts and stories about the park during the walk.

The walk is suitable for all ages with a moderate level of fitness and even though it is free, people will need to call the National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) at Nelson Bay on 02 4984 8200 to reserve a place in advance.

After the walk returns at noon, visitors can discover the hidden secrets of the World War 2 gun emplacements at Tomaree Head, with the historic structures open from 1-3pm on Sunday, March 9, for a rare glimpse. Torches are recommended.

Parks Week is an annual celebration of the role national parks play in connecting people with the environment.

For details, call NPWS on 02 4984 8200 or visit www.nationalparks.nsw.gov.au/parksweek

For detailed information on accommodation, dining, attractions, activities, events, holiday deals and maps, Destination Port Stephens’ website – www.portstephens.org.au – provides a one-stop-shop on visiting Port Stephens.

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