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Tomaree’s treasure trove: celebrating Tomaree NP

National Parks Association – Port Stephens Group

Join us in building a treasure trove of Tomaree National Park’s cherished features!

We are Celebrating 40 years of Tomaree National Park | 2024 and what better way than to build a wonderful collection of Tomaree’s most cherished features, a treasure trove of Tomaree’s cherished features.

Views, trees, flowers, wildlife, rocky structures, favourite walks, heritage places, wonderful textures, places of inspiration, people enjoying the park — anything you cherish about Tomaree National Park!

Would you like to share to help build Tomaree’s treasure trove?

If you would like to share a photo or three of your treasured features of Tomaree National Park

Please add a line or two about your photo/s, its location (or is it a secret?), maybe its name (if it has one or you know it), or just what or why you like it so much. Be sure to let us know if you’d like your name included too. Help us build a treasure trove about Tomaree National Park for its 40th birthday celebration.

There’s a couple of ways to share, and you’re welcome to do both

  • via Facebook, on your account post your feature and tag @npansw.tomaree.friend (though you may need to have either liked or be following the page)
  • via our website page, email Sue at and we’ll upload then here

A modern day Bower

A surprise find — easy pickings for the Satin Bowerbird creating a bower of blue to attract his mate. Maybe easier than searching for blue flowers, fruits, or butterfly wings, but do the enduring objects change the bowerbird’s behaviour? Credit: Robert Mays

Mountain devil, Lambertia formosa, was a real curiosity for me when I first moved to NSW, as it’s not found in other states.

One of the many beauties in Tomaree’s heathy woodlands. The devil name comes from the horns on the woody fruit.

Credit: Sue Olsson

Wildflowers (below) on a Winter Wildflower Walk 2023, in the Fingal hinterland area.
Credit: Kassia Klinger, founding member of Econetwork Port Stephens 1993.
NPA are leading more wildflower walks in Spring 2024.

Flannel Flowers, Actinotus helianthi, majestic beauties love sandy soils. Their soft, downy petals are like flannel fabric

Red Fire Orchid, a bit straggly, hidden under a bush, rarely seen if not after a fire

Red Beard Orchid, a little gem, keep your eyes focused low to the ground.

Watch this space as the treasure trove grows …

We have a host of activities Celebrating 40 years of Tomaree National Park

Read a little of the history of Tomaree here and join us on one of the many activities