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Bobbin Head Information Centre

Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park

Current alerts in this area

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Nearby alerts

Applies from Mon 22 May 2017, 5.45pm to Fri 30 Jun 2017, 5.45pm. Last reviewed: Tue 6 Jun 2017, 1.34pm

Closed areas: Gentlemans Halt campground amenities upgrade

Restricted access will apply during works to upgrade amenities at Gentlemans Halt campground. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact the NPWS Chatswood area office on (02) 8488 0400 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Mon 15 May 2017, 3.13pm to Fri 14 Jul 2017, 3.13pm. Last reviewed: Wed 10 May 2017, 4.33pm

Closed areas: West Head temporary closures

NSW Roads and Maritime Services will be carrying out safety improvement work on sections of Liberator General San Martin Drive, McCarrs Creek Road and West Head Road, commencing on Monday 15 May 2017. Work will be undertaken from 7am– 5pm, Monday to Friday excluding public holidays. The work is expected to be complete by Friday 14 July 2017. Lane closures will be in place and may affect travel times. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact the NPWS Ku-ring-gai Chase Forestville area office on (02) 9451 3479 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Sat 29 Apr 2017, 6.00am to Tue 31 Oct 2017, 11.59pm. Last reviewed: Mon 29 May 2017, 11.25am

Other planned events: 1080 wild dog and fox baiting program

1080 poison (sodium fluoroacetate) as buried baits or ejector capsules will be laid in various locations across the following national parks:

  • Dharug National Park
  • Popran National Park
  • Yengo National Park
  • Brisbane Water National Park
  • Parr State Conservation Area
  • Palm Grove Nature Reserve

This will occur in a continuous and ongoing manner from 29 April 2017 to 31 October 2017. Do not touch baits or ejector devices. 1080 poison is lethal to dogs and cats. Domestic pets may be affected. Pet owners must ensure that their pets do not enter baited reserves. For further information please contact the NPWS Gosford area office on (02) 43204200 during business hours.

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Applies from Thu 23 Feb 2017, 11.58am to Mon 31 Jul 2017, 11.56am. Last reviewed: Fri 7 Apr 2017, 5.49pm

Other planned events: 1080 fox baiting program

1080 poison (sodium fluoroacetate) as buried baits or ejector capsules will be laid in various locations across the Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park and Ku-ring-gai Wildflower Garden (managed by Ku-ring-gai Council) in a continuous and ongoing manner from 1 February to 31 July 2017. Do not touch baits or ejector devices.

Warning domestic pets may be affected. 1080 poison is lethal to dogs and cats. Pet owners must ensure that their pets do not enter baited reserves.

For further information during business hours please contact on Forestville office (02) 9451 3479 or the Pest Management Officer on (02) 9472 8953. After hours please contact (02) 9457 9577.

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Applies from Thu 23 Feb 2017, 11.56am to Mon 31 Jul 2017, 11.54am. Last reviewed: Fri 7 Apr 2017, 5.49pm

Other planned events: 1080 fox baiting program

1080 poison (sodium fluoroacetate) as buried baits or ejector capsules will be laid in various locations across the Garigal National Park in a continuous and ongoing manner from 1 February to 31 July 2017. Do not touch baits or ejector devices.

Warning domestic pets may be affected. 1080 poison is lethal to dogs and cats. Pet owners must ensure that their pets do not enter baited reserves.

For further information during business hours please contact Forestville office on (02) 9451 3479 or the Pest Management Officer on (02) 9472 8953. After hours please contact (02) 9457 9577.

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Applies from Thu 23 Feb 2017, 11.54am to Mon 31 Jul 2017, 11.41am. Last reviewed: Fri 7 Apr 2017, 5.49pm

Other planned events: 1080 fox baiting program

1080 poison (sodium fluoroacetate) as buried baits or ejector capsules will be laid in various locations across the Lane Cove National Park in a continuous and ongoing manner from 1 February to 31 July 2017. Do not touch baits or ejector devices. Warning domestic pets may be affected. 1080 poison is lethal to dogs and cats. Pet owners must ensure that their pets do not enter baited reserves.

For further information during business hours please contact NPWS Chatswood area office on (02) 8448 0400 or the Pest Management Officer on (02) 9472 8953. After hours please contact (02) 9457 9577.

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Applies from Wed 7 Dec 2016, 3.21pm. Last reviewed: Thu 15 Dec 2016, 1.16pm

Other planned events: Perimeter trail maintenance works

Trucks will be stockpiling material near the Perimeter trail entrance between 7am and 5pm weekdays during December. The entrance to the trail can be accessed via Booralie Road near the Terrey Hills Animal Hospital. Trail users are advised to use caution when in the area.

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Applies from Wed 10 Feb 2016, 3.53pm. Last reviewed: Thu 29 Dec 2016, 11.07am

Closed areas: West Head Road temporary closures

Once a month several times a year there will be temporary (up to 5 minutes) road closures on West Head Road, from where it intersects with Liberator General San Martin Drive to Resolute picnic area and West Head lookout. This is to allow for Manly Warringah Cycling Club cycle races. Closure details are as follows:

  • The road closures will cover all lanes in both directions from 6am to 9am in daylight savings months and to 9.30am in other months.
  • The closures will be managed under an RMS Road Occupancy Licence, which has an approved stop/slow traffic control process using pilot vehicles to lead vehicles at slow speed. This may cause traffic delays of no more than 5 minutes.
  • Access to all West Head visitor attractions between where Liberator General San Martin Drive gate intersects with the southern end of West Head Road, and north out to West Head lookout will be affected by these temporary closures. 

The next two dates for the races will be Sunday 11 December 2016 and Sunday 12 February 2017. Penalties apply for non-compliance with road closures. For more information, please contact the NPWS Ku-ring-gai Chase Forestville area office on (02) 9451 3479 or contact us via email

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Applies from Tue 21 Jun 2016, 12.34pm. Last reviewed: Fri 1 Jul 2016, 1.34pm

Closed areas: Partial closure of Great North Walk

The Great North Walk between Fiddens Wharf Oval and Terrace Road, Killara is closed due to recent storm damage until further notice. Diversions are in place utilising surrounding streets. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact Valleys area office on (02) 8448 0400 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Wed 21 Oct 2015, 2.00pm. Last reviewed: Mon 17 Oct 2016, 2.00pm

Closed areas: Casuarina Track closed between Boree Road and Davidson picnic area

Casuarina track between Boree Road and Davidson picnic area, Forestville is closed due to safety concerns regarding the stairway down to the picnic area. Lyrebird track is the recommended alternative access which connects to the Governor Philip Walk or Ferguson Street. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact the NPWS Forestville office on (02) 9451 3479 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Wed 24 Feb 2016, 2.22pm. Last reviewed: Thu 8 Sep 2016, 2.32pm

Closed areas: Sugarloaf car park closed

 Effective immediately Sugarloaf car park is now closed. The following areas are affected:

  • Sugarloaf Point- Lane Cove National Park. Pittwater Road, East Ryde.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact Valleys Area office on 02 8448 0400 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

 

 

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Applies from Wed 10 Feb 2016, 3.18pm. Last reviewed: Mon 8 Aug 2016, 1.30pm

Closed areas: Flat Rock track - partial closure

A section of Flat Rock track - from the Killarney Drive entrance to the Downpatrick Street entrance - is currently closed until further notice due to track safety issues where the track passes through private property near Killarney Point:

  • Walkers heading west should exit Flat Rock track at the eastern end of Killarney Drive and use Killarney Drive until you reach Downpatrick Street. Then walk down the street and re-enter Flat Rock track from the Downpatrick Street fire trail.
  • Walkers heading east should exit Flat Rock track at the Downpatrick Street fire trail and use Downpatrick Street, then Killarney Drive until you reach the end of Killarney Drive. Re-enter Flat Rock track from the Killarney Drive entrance.

For more information, please contact the NPWS Ku-ring-gai Chase area Forestville office on (02) 9451 3479.

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Applies from Tue 1 Dec 2015, 1.46pm. Last reviewed: Mon 8 Aug 2016, 8.52am

Closed areas: Lane Cove National Park toilet closures

From Monday 7 December 2015, some toilets within this park will be closed during the week, opening only on weekends and public holidays. Toilets affected are:

  • Blue Wren and Illoura (Areas 4-5)
  • Carters Creek (Area 9)
  • Scribbly Gums (Area 17)
  • Bakers Flat (Area 28)
  • Haynes Flat (Area 32)

Please note: this does not apply to bookings- toilets will be opened for any bookings. For more information, please contact the NPWS Valleys Area office on (02) 8448 0400.

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Local Alerts

For the latest updates on fires, closures and other alerts in this area, see http://www.nationalparks.nsw.gov.au/things-to-do/visitor-centres/bobbin-head-information-centre/local-alerts

Park info

  • in Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park in the Sydney and surrounds region
  • Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park is open sunrise to sunset but may have to close at times due to poor weather or fire danger.

    • The entrance to Bobbin Head and Appletree Bay is closed from 8pm to 6am during daylight savings periods, and from 5.30pm to 6am at other times of the year.
    • Gates to West Head are closed from 8.30pm to 6am during daylight savings periods, and from 6pm to 6am at other times of the year.
    • No vehicle access to The Basin campground or to Barrenjoey Headland
  • Park entry fees:

    $12 per vehicle per day. Bus: $4.40 per adult, $2.20 per child (per day). There is no daily entry fee for teachers/educational supervisors (1 adult per 10 children).

    Buy an annual pass.
    • Sydney North (Bobbin Inn, Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park)
      (02) 9472 8949
      Contact hours: 10am-4pm daily. 9am-4pm during summer school holidays (closed 12pm-12:30pm) (closed Christmas Day)
    • Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park, Bobbin Head Road, Mount Colah
    • Email: bobbin.head@environment.nsw.gov.au
      Fax: (02) 9457 0113
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Emergency services

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The view from the top of Barrenjoey Lighthouse. Photo:K. McGrath