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Great North walk – Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park

Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park

Current alerts in this area

Last reviewed: Thu 6 April 2017, 1.28pm

Applies from Thu 30 Mar 2017, 8.11am. Last reviewed: Thu 6 Apr 2017, 1.28pm.

Safety alerts: Brooklyn fire trail vegetation/drainage works

Brooklyn fire trail is having vegetation and drainage works. Beware of heavy vehicles on the trails.

Nearby alerts

Applies from Tue 5 Sep 2017, 6.00am to Fri 27 Oct 2017, 3.00pm. Last reviewed: Wed 11 Oct 2017, 12.48pm

Closed areas: Gahnia mountain bike track closed

Gahnia mountain bike track is closed for track maintenance. This closure may be extended and any extension will be posted as soon as possible. 

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact the NPWS Ku-ring-gai Chase area office on (02) 9451 3479 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Thu 23 Feb 2017, 11.56am to Wed 31 Jan 2018, 11.54am. Last reviewed: Mon 21 Aug 2017, 2.50pm

Other planned events: 1080 fox baiting program

1080 poison (sodium fluoroacetate) as buried baits or ejector capsules will be laid in various locations across Garigal National Park in a continuous and ongoing manner from Friday 21 July 2017 to Wednesday 31 January 2018. Do not touch baits or ejector devices.

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 the NPWS Forestville area office on (02) 9451 3479 or the pest management officer on (02) 9472 8953. After hours please call (02) 9457 9577.

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Applies from Thu 23 Feb 2017, 11.58am to Wed 31 Jan 2018, 11.56am. Last reviewed: Mon 21 Aug 2017, 2.49pm

Other planned events: 1080 fox baiting program

1080 poison (sodium fluoroacetate) as buried baits or ejector capsules will be laid in various locations across 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 Friday 21 July 2017 to Wednesday 31 January 2018. Do not touch baits or ejector devices.

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 call the NPWS Forestville office on (02) 9451 3479 or the pest management officer on (02) 9472 8953. After hours please call (02) 9457 9577.

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Applies from Sat 1 Jul 2017, 3.53pm to Sun 10 Dec 2017, 2.17pm. Last reviewed: Fri 30 Jun 2017, 2.28pm

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 planned dates for the races will be Sunday 23 July, Sunday 13 August, Sunday 10 September, Sunday 22 October, Sunday 12 November and Sunday 10 December 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 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 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 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 Mon 29 Sep 2014, 2.12pm. Last reviewed: Thu 11 Aug 2016, 11.59am

Closed areas: Hominy Creek walking track temporary closure

Hominy Creek walking track is temporarily closed to visitors due to erosion and poor condition following extreme weather. The walking track will remain closed until maintenance work can be completed. For more information, please contact the NPWS Hawkesbury North area office on (02) 4320 4200 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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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/great-north-walk-in-kuringgai-chase-national-park/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

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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Jerusalem Bay to Brooklyn Track, Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park. Photo: Andy Richards