Ganyamalbaa Camping Trial – Open 1 Feb 2019

Camping trial starts 1 February 2019 Dust off the tent & grab some friends,  from 1 February 2019 you can book to camp at the Aboriginal owned Worimi Conservation Lands north of Newcastle, as part of the Ganyamalbaa Camping Trial. Initally 15 remote beach campsites will be opened at the southern end of the park as part of the…

Beach vehicle permit fee to change from 1 Jan 2019

Beach Vehicle Permits are changing From 1 January 2019, beach vehicle permits will change for four-wheel drive and recreational vehicle access to Stockton beach in the Worimi Conservation Lands.  This is the first time in over ten years that the vehicle entry fee has changed, aligning the fees with nearby beach driving reserves. Permits purchased…

10 years at the Worimi Conservation Lands

In 2017 Worimi Aboriginal Owners celebrated 10 years since the handback of 4200 hectares of culturally significant land at Stockton Bight, to become Worimi Conservation Lands (WCL). The WCL Board of Management is proud of the incredible achievements they have delivered for the park and the community, and meeting the challenge of conserving a culturally rich landscape, while providing for sustainable recreational and commercial use.…

A perfect spot for whale watching – May to October

The Worimi Conservation Lands is one of the most popular spots for whale watching along the Port Stephens coastline. Humpback whales pass close to the shore on their annual migration north, and visitors can often see whales playfully frolicking and breaching during the winter months – from May to October. For more information about whale…

The Worimi Conservation Lands - driving-on-the-beach - stockton - newcastle

Beach driving is OPEN – drive with care!

The Worimi Conservation Lands is currently  O P E N  for beach driving.  However, drivers are advised to exercise caution as the beach front and entrances are still recovering from the large swell, high tides, flooding and storm conditions of the past week. Look out for soft sand, erosion, wash outs and drop offs Do not attempt to traverse…