The Mariners Walk Naval Commemoration Project was instigated by the Port Stephens Historical Society and planned in partnership with Port Stephens Council. The project commemorates the history of Port Stephens' mariners through displays and signage along a walk way from Soldiers Point to Salamander Bay.

The project was possible thanks to a grant from the National Maritime Museum and funding from the NSW State Government Community Builders Program.

The walk is approximately 3.3km and takes around 40 minutes to complete. The signs are located along natural pathways. The natural environment limits access by wheelchair and other mobility aids.

The Mariners Walk Heritage Trail consists of eight detailed signs showcasing some of the maritime history including the navel significance of the Salamander and Soldiers Point area.

The signs are as follows:

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Johnny’s Wall, Seaview Crescent

The Cromarty Family and the Naval Base Lands, 10 Seaview Crescent

Wanda Wanda Headland

Lady Nelson

Captain Cook and other mariners

Salamander Bay Naval History

Mambo Wetlands

Charting of Port Stephens – HMS Beagle


The Tomaree Museum Association Incorporated aims to develop a  regional museum and interpretative centre to document, protect and promote the history and changing natural environment of Port Stephens.



The Tomaree Museum Association acknowledges the traditional custodians of country throughout Australia. We recognise their continuing connection to land, sea and waters. We pay our respects to elders past and present.

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