MARINERS WALK HERITAGE TRAIL
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:
Johnny’s Wall, Seaview Crescent
The Cromarty Family and the Naval Base Lands, 10 Seaview Crescent
Wanda Wanda Headland
Captain Cook and other mariners
Salamander Bay Naval History
Charting of Port Stephens – HMS Beagle