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Reids Flat Cottage

Royal National Park

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Current alerts in this area

Last reviewed: Wed 4 October 2023, 11.40am

Applies from Mon 29 May 2023, 4.34pm to Fri 29 Dec 2023, 11.59pm. Last reviewed: Mon 18 Sep 2023, 10.41am.

Closed areas: Areas closed for deer control program

Some areas in Royal National Park are closed to the public between sunset and sunrise to enable a deer control operation to be carried out.

The affected areas include:

  • All picnic areas in the Audley Precinct
  • Asset protection zones adjacent to Maianbar, Bundeena and East Heathcote.
  • Wattamolla and Garie picnic areas
  • North Era campground and coastal areas between Garie Beach and Figure 8 Pools
  • Garrawarra Farm
  • Lady Carrington Drive
  • Bonnie Vale campground and picnic area.

These closures will be signposted at the entry points to the closed areas. If you have approved bookings to camp you can still access campsites during these times.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the Royal National Park Visitor Centre on 02 9542 0648.

Applies from Thu 31 Aug 2023, 8.16pm to Fri 13 Oct 2023, 5.00pm. Last reviewed: Wed 4 Oct 2023, 11.40am.

Other planned events: 1080 pest management program

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service will be conducting an aerial baiting program using dried meat baits containing 1080 poison (sodium fluroacetate) for the control of foxes. The program will take place from Thursday 14 September to Friday 13 October 2023 in Royal National Park. Don’t touch baits. Penalties apply for non-compliance.

All baiting locations are identifiable by signs.

Domestic pets are not permitted in NSW national parks and reserves. Pets and working dogs may be affected (1080 is lethal to cats and dogs). Pets and working dogs must be restrained or muzzled in the vicinity and must not enter the baiting location. In the event of accidental poisoning seek immediate veterinary assistance.

Fox baiting in this reserve is aimed at improving the eco-health of the reserve by reducing predation of ground dwelling mammals and small birds.

For more information, call the local park office (Audley) on 02 9542 0632 (business hours) or the NPWS after-hours call centre on 1300 056 294 (outside business hours).

Nearby alerts

Applies from Mon 29 May 2023, 4.34pm to Fri 29 Dec 2023, 11.59pm. Last reviewed: Mon 18 Sep 2023, 10.41am

Closed areas: Areas closed for deer control program

Some areas in Royal National Park are closed to the public between sunset and sunrise to enable a deer control operation to be carried out.

The affected areas include:

  • All picnic areas in the Audley Precinct
  • Asset protection zones adjacent to Maianbar, Bundeena and East Heathcote.
  • Wattamolla and Garie picnic areas
  • North Era campground and coastal areas between Garie Beach and Figure 8 Pools
  • Garrawarra Farm
  • Lady Carrington Drive
  • Bonnie Vale campground and picnic area.

These closures will be signposted at the entry points to the closed areas. If you have approved bookings to camp you can still access campsites during these times.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the Royal National Park Visitor Centre on 02 9542 0648.

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Applies from Thu 31 Aug 2023, 8.16pm to Fri 13 Oct 2023, 5.00pm. Last reviewed: Wed 4 Oct 2023, 11.40am

Other planned events: 1080 pest management program

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service will be conducting an aerial baiting program using dried meat baits containing 1080 poison (sodium fluroacetate) for the control of foxes. The program will take place from Thursday 14 September to Friday 13 October 2023 in Royal National Park. Don’t touch baits. Penalties apply for non-compliance.

All baiting locations are identifiable by signs.

Domestic pets are not permitted in NSW national parks and reserves. Pets and working dogs may be affected (1080 is lethal to cats and dogs). Pets and working dogs must be restrained or muzzled in the vicinity and must not enter the baiting location. In the event of accidental poisoning seek immediate veterinary assistance.

Fox baiting in this reserve is aimed at improving the eco-health of the reserve by reducing predation of ground dwelling mammals and small birds.

For more information, call the local park office (Audley) on 02 9542 0632 (business hours) or the NPWS after-hours call centre on 1300 056 294 (outside business hours).

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Applies from Wed 30 Aug 2023, 12.10pm to Sun 31 Mar 2024, 10.32am. Last reviewed: Mon 28 Aug 2023, 12.11pm

Other planned events: 1080 pest management program

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service will be conducting a baiting program using manufactured baits, fresh baits and Canid Pest Ejectors (CPEs) containing 1080 poison (sodium fluroacetate) for the control of foxes. The program will take place between Wednesday 30 August 2023 and Sunday 31 March 2024 in Towra Point Nature Reserve.

Don’t touch baits or ejector devices. All baiting locations are identifiable by signs.

Domestic pets are not permitted in NSW national parks and reserves. Pets and working dogs may be affected (1080 is lethal to cats and dogs). Pets and working dogs must be restrained or muzzled in the vicinity and must not enter the baiting location. In the event of accidental poisoning seek immediate veterinary assistance.

Fox baiting in these reserves is aimed at reducing their impact on threatened species.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the NPWS Kurnell area office on 02 9668 2000 or the NPWS after hours call centre on 1300 056 294.

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Applies from Fri 6 May 2022, 11.03am. Last reviewed: Mon 25 Sep 2023, 9.42am

Safety alerts: Curra Moors track in poor condition

Sections of Curra Moors loop track are in poor condition due to erosion. Please use caution and be aware of unstable edges.

Planning for repairs is in progress. For more information, contact the local NPWS office.

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Applies from Wed 22 Mar 2023, 2.18pm to Tue 31 Oct 2023, 2.28pm. Last reviewed: Thu 5 Oct 2023, 8.15am

Other planned events: Toilet blocks closed for upgrade works

Three toilet blocks in Georges River National Park will be closed for upgrades from Monday 14 August to Tuesday 31 October 2023. Temporary toilets will be available during the construction period.

Picnic areas will remain open during the works.  

For more information, contact the local NPWS office on 02 9542 0648.

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Applies from Mon 24 Jul 2023, 12.00am to Sun 30 Jun 2024, 5.00pm. Last reviewed: Wed 26 Jul 2023, 11.57am

Closed areas: Palm Jungle track closure - Eastern section

Palm Jungle loop track between Burning Palms and Werrong lookout is closed for major upgrade works from Monday 24 July 2023 to Sunday 30 June 2024.

This affects the eastern section of the loop track. You can still access Royal Coast track via Ridge trail.

The affected areas include:

  • Royal Coast track
  • Figure 8 Pools
  • Palm Jungle loop track

For more information, call the Royal National Park Visitor Centre on 02 9542 0648.

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Applies from Mon 3 Jul 2023, 2.00pm. Last reviewed: Wed 4 Oct 2023, 11.45am

Closed areas: Mirang Campground Closed

Mirang Campground is closed for the foreseeable future due to facilities maintenance and upgrades. Please check the website for updates on re-opening.

For further information, please contact the Royal National Park Visitor Centre on 02 9542 0648.

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Applies from Tue 28 Mar 2023, 3.22pm. Last reviewed: Mon 18 Sep 2023, 9.37am

Closed areas: Lake Toolooma Fire Trail Closed due to sink hole

Lake Toolooma Fire Trail is closed to Pedestrians and Vehicles North of Tooloma Dam due to a large sink hole.

Visitors are reminded not to continue walking past Tooloma dam. 

The section of the track will reopen when it is safe to do so. Penalties apply for non-compliance.

For more information, contact the local NPWS office on 02 9542 0648.

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Applies from Tue 12 Jul 2022, 4.30pm. Last reviewed: Wed 4 Oct 2023, 11.40am

Closed areas: Garie Road closed due to damage

Garie Road is closed until further notice due to damage to the road surface.

This road may remain closed for some time to allow for extensive repairs. A reopening date is not currently known.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. Please check Live Traffic NSW for updates before driving to Garie Beach.

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Local alerts

For the latest updates on fires, closures and other alerts in this area, see https://www.nationalparks.nsw.gov.au/camping-and-accommodation/accommodation/reids-flat-cottage/local-alerts

Park info

  • in Royal National Park in the Sydney and surrounds and South Coast regions
  • Royal National Park is open 7am to 8.30pm but may have to close at times due to poor weather or fire danger.

  • Park entry fees:

    $12 per vehicle per day. Payment options include Audley Visitor Centre, vehicle entry stations, pay machines and the Park’nPay app.

    Vehicles over 8 seats: $4.40 per adult, $2.20 per child (per day). Students on educational programs: $1.10 per student. Teachers/educational supervisors: free (1 adult per 10 students).

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Emergency services

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