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Samurai Beach campground

Tomaree National Park

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Last reviewed: Wed 8 February 2023, 10.17am

Applies from Wed 8 Feb 2023, 10.00am to Mon 15 May 2023, 5.00pm. Last reviewed: Wed 8 Feb 2023, 10.17am.

Safety alerts: Tomaree Coastal Walk construction - caution

Works associated with the Tomaree Coastal Walk are continuing in 2023 with works generally including; new track construction, precinct construction and upgrades, bridge and boardwalk construction, installation of signage and interpretation, materials handling and movements and helicopter operations.

 

Visitors are requested to respect warning and closure signage and the advice of contractors and NPWS staff. Although some tracks may seem complete, the installation of directional and safety signage is ongoing and as a result, tracks are not open for use. Locations which may be impacted during 2023 include:

  • Birubi Point
  • Pacific Ave carpark
  • Iris Moore Reserve
  • Fishermans Bay to Little Kingsley Beach
  • Kingsley Beach carpark
  • Samurai Beach
  • Big Rocky Day Use Area
  • Walking Trails around Boulder Bay
  • Box Beach and northern Fingal Bay Beach

 

For more information, contact the local NPWS office in Nelson Bay on 02 4984 8200. 

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Applies from Thu 9 Feb 2023, 11.42am to Fri 31 Mar 2023, 11.43pm. Last reviewed: Thu 9 Feb 2023, 11.46am

Closed areas: Closed areas: DeLuge mountain bike track upcoming temporary closure

Closed areas: DeLuge mountain bike track upcoming temporary closure

DeLuge Mountain bike track will be temporarily closed in March for track upgrade works.

A detour is available via the Depot Trail. These works are part of the Glenrock Mountain Bike Trail (MTB) network improvement program. Information about the upgrade works and other visitor improvements in Glenrock SCA can be found here.

Please help the contractors by respecting the closure of the tracks and adhering to signage on park. Penalties apply for non-compliance.

For more information, contact the local NPWS office on (02) 4946 4100.

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Applies from Thu 9 Feb 2023, 11.30am to Fri 31 Mar 2023, 11.38pm. Last reviewed: Thu 9 Feb 2023, 11.42am

Closed areas: Closed areas: Big Dipper & Easy Way Out mountain bike track upcoming temporary closure

Closed areas: Big Dipper & Easy Way Out mountain bike track upcoming temporary closure

Big Dipper & Easy Way Out Mountain bike tracks will be temporarily closed in March for track upgrade works.

These works are part of the Glenrock Mountain Bike Trail (MTB) network improvement program. Information about the upgrade works and other visitor improvements in Glenrock SCA can be found here.

Please help the contractors by respecting the closure of the tracks and adhering to signage on park. Penalties apply for non-compliance.

For more information, contact the local NPWS office on (02) 4946 4100.

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Applies from Mon 6 Feb 2023, 10.53am to Fri 7 Apr 2023, 10.54am. Last reviewed: Wed 8 Feb 2023, 1.22pm

Safety alerts: Construction activities within The Ruins Camping and Picnic Area

The Ruins beach amenities block and southern beach access is temporarily closed from 30/1/23 to 7/4/23 due to construction works.  Visitors are advised to avoid the construction zone and use the northern track to access Seven Mile Beach. The main amenities block is still open for use. For further information, please call Manning Great Lakes Area Office on 6591 0300.

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Applies from Wed 8 Feb 2023, 12.17pm to Fri 3 Mar 2023, 5.00pm. Last reviewed: Wed 8 Feb 2023, 12.39pm

Closed areas: Double Barrel Mountain Bike Track Temporarily Closed

Double Barrel’ Mountain Bike Track in Glenrock State Conservation Area will be closed for track upgrades commencing Thursday 9th February until Friday 3rd March 2023.

A detour is available via Gun Club Road. These works are part of the Glenrock Mountain Bike Trail (MTB) network improvement program. Information about the upgrade works and other visitor improvements in Glenrock SCA can be found here.

Please help the contractors by respecting the closure of the tracks and adhering to signage on park. Penalties apply for non-compliance.

For more information, contact the local NPWS office on (02) 4946 4100.

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Applies from Wed 8 Feb 2023, 10.00am to Mon 15 May 2023, 5.00pm. Last reviewed: Wed 8 Feb 2023, 10.17am

Safety alerts: Tomaree Coastal Walk construction - caution

Works associated with the Tomaree Coastal Walk are continuing in 2023 with works generally including; new track construction, precinct construction and upgrades, bridge and boardwalk construction, installation of signage and interpretation, materials handling and movements and helicopter operations.

 

Visitors are requested to respect warning and closure signage and the advice of contractors and NPWS staff. Although some tracks may seem complete, the installation of directional and safety signage is ongoing and as a result, tracks are not open for use. Locations which may be impacted during 2023 include:

  • Birubi Point
  • Pacific Ave carpark
  • Iris Moore Reserve
  • Fishermans Bay to Little Kingsley Beach
  • Kingsley Beach carpark
  • Samurai Beach
  • Big Rocky Day Use Area
  • Walking Trails around Boulder Bay
  • Box Beach and northern Fingal Bay Beach

 

For more information, contact the local NPWS office in Nelson Bay on 02 4984 8200. 

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Applies from Tue 7 Feb 2023, 7.00am to Tue 28 Feb 2023, 5.00pm. Last reviewed: Wed 8 Feb 2023, 10.02am

Closed areas: Partial closure - North Samurai for Tomaree Coastal Walk construction

Construction work at the Northern end of Samurai Beach will begin in  Monday 16 January 2023 for approximately 4 weeks. Works will improve access to the existing North Samurai Trail and include the rehabilitation of significantly eroded corridors. The works are anticipated to take 4 weeks and are being delivered as part of the Tomaree Coastal Walk project. During this time pedestrian access to and from Samurai Beach from the North Samurai Trail will be limited.

Contractors will use Samurai Beach to access the worksite – visitors to be mindful of contractors staff, vehicles and material.

For more information, contact the NPWS office at Nelson Bay on 02 4984 8200 during business hours, 08:30am - 4:30pm Monday to Friday, excluding public holidays. 

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Applies from Tue 7 Feb 2023, 3.58pm to Fri 30 Jun 2023, 8.59pm. Last reviewed: Tue 7 Feb 2023, 4.30pm

Safety alerts: Closed Areas: Areas temporarily closed for pest control operations

The NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) will be conducting various scheduled pest control operations between the hours of 9pm to 5:30am from Tuesday 7th February 2023 through until Friday 30th June 2023.

This program will target rabbits and foxes. It aims to reduce the significant impact they have on native plants and animals, including threatened species and recreational areas.

Warning closure signs will be placed at visitor entry points to areas of the park that will be closed during these operations. Please do not enter closed areas during this time, this includes beaches and rock platforms.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information phone the National Parks local area office on 4972 9000.

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Applies from Mon 2 Aug 2021, 1.52pm. Last reviewed: Tue 7 Feb 2023, 11.18am

Closed areas: Lighthouse Keepers' Cottages Ruins site closed

The Lighthouse Keepers' Cottages Ruins site is closed to pedestrian access for public safety reasons. Please do not enter the site under any circumstances.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact the local office.

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Applies from Thu 2 Feb 2023, 2.42pm. Last reviewed: Thu 2 Feb 2023, 4.41pm

Closed areas: Wangi Circuit Link Walking Track is closed

Wangi Circuit Link walking track will be intermittently closed for track maintenance from Friday 3 February 2023 to Friday 3 March 2023. 

You can still access Wangi Circuit walking track from Reserve Road.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the local NPWS office.

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Applies from Sat 4 Feb 2023, 5.20am. Last reviewed: Thu 2 Feb 2023, 4.40pm

Closed areas: Seismic and Cliff Jumps upcoming temporary closure

Cliff Jumps mountain bike track will be temporarily closed from Wednesday 8 February 2023 to Monday 20 February 2023 for track upgrade works.

Seismic mountain bike track will be temporarily closed from Monday 20 February 2023 to 13 March 2023 for track upgrade works.

These works are part of the Glenrock Mountain Bike Trail (MTB) network improvement program. Information about the upgrade works and other visitor improvements in Glenrock SCA can be found here.

Please help the contractors by respecting the closure of tracks and adhering to signs. Penalties apply for non-compliance.

For more information, contact the local NPWS office on (02) 4946 4100.

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Applies from Mon 23 Jan 2023, 1.29pm to Sun 12 Feb 2023, 1.30pm. Last reviewed: Fri 3 Feb 2023, 12.32pm

Closed areas: Moonee Beach walking track closed for upgrade works

Moonee Beach walking track will be closed from 30 January until 10 February 2023. Works will be carried out to widen this track and improve access. 

Access to Moonee Beach will be via Hooey Street or Moonee Beach fire trail only.

For further information contact the local NPWS area office on 4972 9000

Penalties apply for non-compliance

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Applies from Tue 17 Jan 2023, 6.00am to Tue 28 Feb 2023, 5.51pm. Last reviewed: Mon 16 Jan 2023, 12.25pm

Closed areas: BJs and It Happens mountain bike tracks temporarily closed

BJs and It Happens Mountain bike tracks are temporarily closed to Friday 28th February 2023 for track upgrade works.

Detours area available via High Roller and Dr Seuss mountain bike tracks. These works are part of the Glenrock Mountain Bike Trail (MTB) network improvement program. Information about the upgrade works and other visitor improvements in Glenrock SCA can be found here.

Please help the contractors by respecting the closure of the tracks and adhering to signage on park. Penalties apply for non-compliance.

For more information, contact the local NPWS office on (02) 4946 4100.

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Applies from Tue 8 Nov 2022, 12.38pm to Fri 31 Mar 2023, 12.00am. Last reviewed: Tue 10 Jan 2023, 9.48am

Safety alerts: Hickson Street walking track damaged - Proceed with caution

Hickson Street walking track has structural damage, at the beach interface, as a result of recent coastal erosion and weather events.

Please take care and proceed with caution when in the area. For more information, contact the NPWS Lower Hunter area office on 02 4946 4100

 

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Applies from Tue 27 Dec 2022, 12.56pm to Mon 2 Dec 2024, 1.00pm. Last reviewed: Thu 5 Jan 2023, 3.44pm

Closed areas: The Mungo Track detour due to flood damage

The boardwalk between Tamboi trail and Brambles Green campground is closed due to flood damage.

You will need to follow the detour on The Mungo Track at Mungo Bush. Please follow the walking track to the beach and then walk south for 4km.

Take the slashed management trail which connects the beach to Mungo Brush Road to re-join The Mungo Track route. 

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For further information, please call Manning Great Lakes Area Office on 02 6591 0300.

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Applies from Mon 7 Nov 2022, 3.08pm. Last reviewed: Fri 13 Jan 2023, 8.47am

Closed areas: Timber Beach Walking Track closed due to flood damage

The Timber Beach walking track is closed until further notice. The track is impassable due to recent severe storm damage causing hazardous conditions. For visitor safety this track is currently closed to the public. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For further information, please contact the local NPWS office on 49729000

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Applies from Wed 4 Jan 2023, 7.00am to Fri 30 Jun 2023, 5.00pm. Last reviewed: Wed 4 Jan 2023, 3.01pm

Closed areas: Wreck Beach walking track closed

Wreck Beach walking track is closed due to heavy rain undermining the walking track causing significant damage to steps and landings. The closure will be in place for an extended period until repairs are undertaken.

Barriers and signage are in place for visitor safety.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, call the NPWS Nelson Bay area office on 02 4984 8200 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Wed 2 Nov 2022, 11.11am. Last reviewed: Tue 17 Jan 2023, 9.35am

Safety alerts: Use caution on roads in Karuah National Park

Hobarts Forest Road and Tattersalls Campground Road are in rough condition due to erosion caused by recent heavy rain events.

In wet conditions these roads may be boggy and difficult to navigate in a 2WD vehicle.

Repairs are scheduled to begin in February 2023. Please use caution and drive to the conditions.

For more information, contact the local NPWS office.

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Applies from Wed 17 Nov 2021, 1.31pm to Fri 30 Jun 2023, 11.14am. Last reviewed: Wed 4 Jan 2023, 9.40am

Safety alerts: Fibrosa trail closed due to storm damage

Fibrosa trail has experienced significant storm damage and is closed to all users in the south of the reserve. Planning is underway to repair the damaged trail.

Take care and follow onsite signage. Please remember that vehicles are not permitted in Columbey State Conservation Area.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the NPWS Gloucester area office on 02 6538 5300.

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Applies from Fri 4 Jan 2019, 1.28pm to Sun 31 Dec 2023, 1.38pm. Last reviewed: Fri 3 Feb 2023, 12.05pm

Closed areas: Morisset picnic area closed

The Morisset section of Lake Macquarie State Conservation Area is closed from Thursday 20 December 2019. There is now no public access to the following areas:

  • The  Morisset Hospital site
  • Lake Macquarie State Conservation Area foreshore
  • Morisset picnic area.

Alternative picnic areas are located in the Lake Macquarie Council area in and around the Morisset and Bonnells Bay foreshores. There is no public access to view the kangaroos that frequent the hospital site. Members of the public can contact the hospital administrative office on 02 4973 0222. 

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the NPWS Lake Munmorah area office on 02 4972 9000 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Thu 30 Jun 2022, 4.55pm to Tue 28 Feb 2023, 5.00pm. Last reviewed: Mon 30 Jan 2023, 10.04am

Closed areas: Partial closure on Lone Pine Road

Lone Pine Road between Italia Road and Drews Road in Wallaroo State Forest is closed until further notice while damage to a bridge is being repaired.

 

The Common picnic area is still accessible by 4WD only, from Limeburners Creek Road via Callaghans Trail and Lone Pine Rd.

 

 

Signs and barricades are in place around the closed areas. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the local NPWS office.

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Applies from Wed 7 Dec 2022, 5.39pm to Mon 27 Jan 2025, 5.40pm. Last reviewed: Wed 7 Dec 2022, 5.43pm

Closed areas: Area closed - Pink Caves

Pink Caves are closed to visitors because they are extremely unsafe to visit.

The caves are filled with water at high tide. Even at low tide they can be dangerous, as ocean swell sends unpredictable waves sweeping into the caves and across the rock shelf. Sudden rogue waves can cause serious injury and may drag visitors across the rocks or out to sea.

There’s no lifeguard service in this area and access for emergency services is limited. There’s no approved walking track to this location. Access to the caves involves walking over a rock shelf which is slippery, uneven and dangerous.

Visitors should take care when traversing all rock shelves and coastal areas located within Munmorah State Conservation Area.

For further information call the NPWS Lake Munmorah office on 02 4972 9000.

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Applies from Wed 12 Oct 2022, 1.02pm to Sat 30 Dec 2023, 1.03pm. Last reviewed: Fri 27 Jan 2023, 10.54am

Closed areas: Ferny Creek campground closed

Ferny Creek campground is closed until further notice due to a collapsed bridge on the access road.

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Applies from Tue 25 Oct 2022, 4.28pm. Last reviewed: Thu 9 Feb 2023, 11.37am

Safety alerts: Stoney Creek Road access by AWD/4WD only

Stoney Creek Road in Myall Lakes National Park has been affected by recent rain events. This has caused damage to the road, with sections of clay and several deep holes appearing within the road surface.

NPWS recommends that road access is via high clearance AWD or 4WD in dry weather.

NPWS is working on repairing the road once weather conditions permit. For further information please contact the local NPWS office on 02 6591 0300. 

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Applies from Tue 25 Oct 2022, 3.51pm. Last reviewed: Wed 1 Feb 2023, 9.14am

Closed areas: Road closures due to severe weather event

Some roads within Myall Lakes National Park are temporarily closed due to the impacts of recent severe weather. The closed roads are:

  • Nerong Road (southern section)
  • Masons Bend Trail
  • Goochs Road and Sugarloaf trail.

NPWS are working on repairs and will reopen the roads once completed.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the local NPWS office on 02 6591 0300.

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Applies from Tue 25 Oct 2022, 3.17pm. Last reviewed: Wed 1 Feb 2023, 9.14am

Closed areas: Little River trail closed due to storm damage

Little River trail in Ghin-Doo-Ee National Park is closed until further notice due to significant storm damage. NPWS is working on repairing the damage as soon as possible.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the NPWS Great Lakes area office on 02 6591 0300.

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Applies from Fri 17 Dec 2021, 7.22pm. Last reviewed: Wed 1 Feb 2023, 9.14am

Safety alerts: Wallingat campgound access

Wallingat campground access is off The Lakes Way via Sugar Creek Road and River Road. Do not use Barbies Road or Link Road which are inaccessible to vehicles.

For more information, contact the local NPWS office.

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Applies from Thu 6 Oct 2022, 1.29pm. Last reviewed: Tue 10 Jan 2023, 9.21am

Closed areas: Moonee Beach access trail closure

The South Moonee beach access trail located at the northern end of the Moonee Beach fire trail will be closed indefinitely due to cultural heritage sensitivity.

Alternate access to the beach is provided via Moonee Beach Trail, or, Hooey Street Catherine Hill Bay.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the local NPWS office on 02 4972 9000.

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Applies from Thu 15 Sep 2022, 9.00pm to Tue 14 Mar 2023, 9.01pm. Last reviewed: Mon 6 Feb 2023, 7.31am

Safety alerts: Notice of 1080 aerial baiting program

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) is conducting an ongoing ground and aerial baiting program from 8th October 2022 to 7th April 2023 in the following reserves:

  • Barrington Tops National Park / State Conservation Area
  • Berrico Nature Reserve
  • Black Bulga State Conservation Area
  • Camerons Gorge Nature Reserve / State Conservation Area
  • Copeland Tops State Conservation Area
  • Crawney Pass National Park
  • Curracabundi group of reserves
  • Monkerai Nature Reserve
  • Towarri National Park
  • The Glen Nature Reserve
  • Wallabadah Nature Reserve
  • Woolooma National Park

Aerial baiting is scheduled for Saturday 8th October to Friday 14th October 2022.

The operation will use 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of wild dogs and foxes.

The program is designed to minimise predator impacts on wildlife, especially threatened species and to minimise impact of wild dogs on neighbouring stock.

Signs will be placed at the entry to the baiting location. Domestic pets are not permitted in NSW National Parks managed lands. 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.

For more information, contact the NPWS Scone area office on 02 6540 2300.

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Applies from Wed 14 Sep 2022, 12.00am to Fri 31 Mar 2023, 12.00am. Last reviewed: Tue 17 Jan 2023, 9.47am

Closed parks: Corrie Island Nature Reserve closed for shorebird nesting season

Corrie Island Nature Reserve will be closed from Friday 16 September 2022 to Friday 31 March 2023 for the protection of beach-nesting shorebirds.

Corrie Island is an important breeding site for endangered little terns and pied oystercatchers. The island is closed to visitors for the duration of the nesting season to reduce disturbance that can cause egg or chick deaths.

During the closure period visitors may not land anywhere on Corrie Island, and only NPWS staff and authorised volunteers are allowed on the island. Pest control activities may be undertaken on the island during this time.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, email us or call the local park office on 02 4984 8200.

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Applies from Thu 15 Sep 2022, 10.57am. Last reviewed: Tue 17 Jan 2023, 9.40am

Closed areas: Little Mountain campground and Little Mountain Road closed for repair

Little Mountain Road and Little Mountain campground are closed while Little Mountain Road is being repaired. The road is impassable.

Barricades are in place around the closed areas. Tattersalls campground and Double Wharf picnic area remain open.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the local NPWS office.

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Applies from Wed 3 Aug 2022, 12.57pm. Last reviewed: Tue 17 Jan 2023, 8.18am

Safety alerts: Rock fishing safety

Rock fishing is a popular activity for many national park visitors and your safety whilst fishing is important. Parts of the NSW Central Coast are a declared high risk area due to large swells and hazardous surf conditions. In these high risk areas under the NSW Rock Fishing Safety Act 2016, you are required by law to wear an appropriate life jacket. This includes children and anyone helping you fish. This is regulated by NSW Fisheries and poses an on the spot $100 fine if non-compliant.

Before rock fishing you should always:

Stay safe, always watch the local conditions, never turn your back on the ocean and never fish alone.

If you’re in doubt don’t go out.

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Applies from Wed 3 Aug 2022, 10.43am. Last reviewed: Tue 17 Jan 2023, 8.18am

Safety alerts: Rock fishing safety

Rock fishing is a popular activity for many national park visitors and your safety whilst fishing is important. Parts of the NSW Central Coast are a declared high risk area due to large swells and hazardous surf conditions. In these high risk areas under the NSW Rock Fishing Safety Act 2016, you are required by law to wear an appropriate life jacket. This includes children and anyone helping you fish. This is regulated by NSW Fisheries and poses an on the spot $100 fine if non-compliant.

Before rock fishing you should always:

Stay safe, always watch the local conditions, never turn your back on the ocean and never fish alone.

If you’re in doubt don’t go out.

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Local alerts

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