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Henry Head walking track

La Perouse area in Kamay Botany Bay National Park

Current alerts in this area

There are no current alerts in this area.

Upcoming management events

Upcoming management events
Date Event Title
19 January 2018 Fire bans Total Fire Ban Details

Applies from Fri 19 Jan 2018, 12.01am to Fri 19 Jan 2018, 11.59pm. Last reviewed: Thu 18 Jan 2018, 4.26pm


Nearby alerts

Applies from Tue 16 Jan 2018, 10.00am to Sat 20 Jan 2018, 10.00am. Last reviewed: Thu 18 Jan 2018, 9.28am

Safety alerts: Figure Eight Pools - high risk

  • It's too dangerous to visit Figure Eight Pools now
  • You can't access the rock platform because it's covered in water and breaking waves
  • You won't be able to see the pools or take a photo

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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 Sun 22 Oct 2017, 3.32pm. Last reviewed: Mon 27 Nov 2017, 2.25pm

Other planned events: 1080 fox baiting program underway

A 1080 fox baiting program is underway at Towra Point Nature Reserve. 1080 poison can affect non-target species (for example, dogs and cats). The program will finish on Saturday 31 March 2018.

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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 Mon 12 Jun 2017, 11.28am. Last reviewed: Mon 8 Jan 2018, 5.21pm

Safety alerts: Malabar Headland rifle range operation schedule

To ensure public safety, the eastern section of Malabar Headland National Park is closed to the public during ANZAC Rifle Range operations.

These closures may occur with little or no notice. Check the NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service alerts for Malabar Headland National Park before you enter.

Do not enter the park when red flags are flying above the range or if there are warning signs at the park entry points (South Maroubra Beach and Fishermans Road carpark). These closures also apply to Boora Point walking track.

Range scheduling information is provided by the NSW Rifle Association (the range authority).

Malabar Headland National Park is closed on the following dates:

  • The park is always closed on Saturdays and every 3rd Sunday of the month.

There will be no shooting over the following days:

  • Monday 8th Jan 2018 - Friday 12th Jan 2018

To contact the ANZAC Rifle Range, email or call (02) 9661 4532.

To contact the NPWS area office, email the Environment line or call (02) 9337 5511.

Visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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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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Henry Head walking track, Kamay Botany Bay National Park. Photo: John Spencer