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Published November 12th 2012
Worimi Conservation Lands is located along Stockton Beach and the surrounding bush land. The land is held in trust by the Worimi Local Aboriginal Land Council on behalf of the Worimi Aboriginal Owners. It is leased to the National Parks and Wildlife Service.
Worimi Conservation Lands is a great place to spend a day or a weekend. However it is best to check their website or contact NPWS at Nelson Bay on 02 4984 8200 to plan your visit.
If you have your own 4WD, you will need to purchase a Beach Vehicle Permit. If not then there are a number of commercial operators that can offer you a great day on the beach.
Some of the activities you can do at Worimi Conservation Lands include:
4WD Tours and Bus Tours, Sand Boarding, Horse or Camel Rides, Fishing, swimming and surfing, Beach Camping, Historical Information.
By contacting NPWS before your trip you can find out more about what to look for while traversing the area. Aboriginal middens are spotted throughout the area and must be avoided due to their cultural significance. So many have simply been destroyed by careless tourists driving through these middens, damaging them forever. This is just one example of the cultural significance of the area.
While out on the land, make sure to stop the Worimi staff who work on patrolling the beach to keep everyone safe. They are a wealth of knowledge about the land, it's culture and its significance.
Enjoy the day with respect and the land will respect you in return.