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Forest walk to Sublime Point track

Illawarra Escarpment State Conservation Area

Current alerts in this area

There are no current alerts in this area.

Nearby alerts

Applies from Sat 20 Jan 2018, 12.45pm. Last reviewed: Mon 22 Jan 2018, 4.16pm

Fires - Advice: Sir Bertram Stevens Dr, Royal National Park

There is a fire in this park called Sir Bertram Stevens Dr, Royal National Park. Refer to the Rural Fire Service for latest information. Do not enter any closed area or area with fire. If you see an unattended fire call Triple Zero (000). Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information about fire safety in parks and reserves, visit the NSW National Parks fire safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Mon 22 Jan 2018, 3.09pm to Fri 26 Jan 2018, 3.05pm. Last reviewed: Mon 22 Jan 2018, 10.07am

Closed parks: Royal National Park closed due to bushfire

This park is closed due to bushfire. Access is permitted by residents to Bundeena and Maianbar via Farnell Avenue or Bundeena Drive. All tracks and trails remain closed.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact the Royal National Park Visitor Center on (02) 9542 0648 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Sat 20 Jan 2018, 2.56pm. Last reviewed: Mon 22 Jan 2018, 10.09am

Closed parks: Royal National Park closed due to bushfire

This park is closed due to a bushfire (Sir Bertram Stevens Drive Royal National Park fire). The closed areas include:

  • McKell Avenue
  • Farnell Avenue

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact the NPWS Royal National Park area office on (02) 9542 0632 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Sat 20 Jan 2018, 10.00am to Tue 23 Jan 2018, 10.00am. Last reviewed: Sat 20 Jan 2018, 9.33am

Safety alerts: Figure Eight Pools - Moderate risk

  • It's unsafe to visit Figure Eight Pools now
  • Waves are likely to wash across the rock platform
  • It's difficult to see the pools in these conditions

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Applies from Tue 2 Jan 2018, 9.47am to Wed 31 Jan 2018, 9.46am. Last reviewed: Tue 2 Jan 2018, 11.23am

Other incidents: Royal National Park road closures when picnic areas at full capacity

Road closures are expected in Royal National Park when picnic areas are full. For the current status of road closures see Live Traffic NSW.

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Applies from Thu 28 Sep 2017, 4.21pm to Mon 30 Apr 2018, 4.22pm. Last reviewed: Wed 27 Sep 2017, 8.57am

Other planned events: Bone seed removal and weed spraying operation

Bone seed removal and luwigia spraying with the herbicides metsulfuron-methyl and glyphosate will be undertaken in this park. Signs will be displayed during times of herbicide spraying. For further information on pesticide spraying or general information about the program, please contact the NPWS Royal National Park area office on (02) 9542 0632.

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Applies from Sun 1 Oct 2017, 3.54pm to Mon 30 Apr 2018, 3.55pm. Last reviewed: Wed 27 Sep 2017, 8.57am

Other planned events: Weed spraying operation

Senegal tea and luwigia weed spraying with herbicides metsulfuron-methyl and glyphosate will be undertaken on the Hacking River in Audley, NSW, the operation will take place upstream of Audley Weir to Jersey Springs. Signs will be displayed during times of herbicide application. For further information on pesticide applications or general information about the program, please contact the NPWS Royal National Park area office on (02) 9542 0632.

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Applies from Fri 8 Sep 2017, 11.59am to Thu 31 May 2018, 11.40am. Last reviewed: Thu 11 Jan 2018, 1.40pm

Closed areas: Change in access to Wattamolla Beach and Lagoon

NPWS is upgrading the track to Wattamolla Beach and Lagoon. The works are part of a broader upgrade of the Royal Coast track from Bundeena to Garie Beach. The track upgrade will be undertaken between September 2017 and May 2018. Access to the beach and lagoon during this time will be via the Providential Point track, as indicated in this map.

For more information, please contact the NPWS Royal National Park Visitor Centre on (02) 9542 0648.

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Applies from Fri 26 Sep 2014, 8.43am. Last reviewed: Tue 8 Nov 2016, 9.29am

Closed areas: Areas closed due to rock falls

Some areas of this park are closed to public access due to rock fall hazards. Closed areas are: 

  • The northern section of the Mt Keira Ring track that extends west from the Mt Pleasant track to the stairs leading up to Queen Elizabeth Drive
  • All areas above Mt Keira Ring track to Mt Keira summit, except for the Dave Walsh track and the rock-climbing area on the western face of Mt Keira.

For more information, please contact the NPWS Illawarra area office on (02) 4224 4188.

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Applies from Fri 26 Sep 2014, 8.25am. Last reviewed: Tue 8 Nov 2016, 9.30am

Closed areas: No public access to areas located within the Sydney Catchment Area

Some areas of this park are closed as they are located within a Water Catchment Special Area.  These areas are closed to the public except with the consent of the Sydney Catchment Authority. Closed areas include the South Eastern section of the park, between the Southern Freeway and the Princes Highway. Penalties apply for non-compliance For more information, please contact NPWS Illawarra Area Office on (02) 4223 3000 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Fri 26 Sep 2014, 8.12am. Last reviewed: Tue 8 Nov 2016, 9.30am

Closed areas: No public access permitted. Reserve located entirely within Sydney Catchment Area

This park is entirely located within the Sydney Catchment Authority Special Area Zone. There is no public access. Penalties apply for non-compliance. Please contact the NPWS Illawarra area office for further information on (02) 4223 3000.

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Applies from Fri 1 May 2015, 4.12pm. Last reviewed: Thu 14 Jul 2016, 1.00pm

Safety alerts: Audley precinct in wet weather

Access across the Audley Weir may be closed due to river flooding during times of wet weather. During wet weather, NPWS advise park visitors to visit Live Traffic NSW to ascertain the status of the Weir crossing before commencing their travel to the park. During times of closure, access to Bundeena, Maianbar residential areas, Royal National Park Visitor Centre, including the Audley Dance hall and cafe, is via McKell Ave Waterfall.

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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/walking-tracks/forest-walk-to-sublime-point-track/local-alerts

Park info

  • in Illawarra Escarpment State Conservation Area in the South Coast region
  • Illawarra Escarpment State Conservation Area is always open but may have to close at times due to poor weather or fire danger. However, it is recommended that bushwalking only be undertaken during daylight hours because of the presence of cliff edges and other hazards.

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Emergency services

For all NSW fires visit the Rural Fire Service

For the latest information on wildfires in your area please contact the NSW Rural Fire Service.

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