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Seaham Swamp Bird Hide

Seaham Swamp Nature Reserve

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There are no current alerts in this area.

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Applies from Thu 21 May 2020, 1.42pm to Fri 26 Jun 2020, 1.42pm. Last reviewed: Tue 26 May 2020, 9.12pm

Closed parks: Worimi Conservation Lands closed due to unsafe weather conditions

Worimi Conservation Lands are closed until Friday 26 June 2020, due to extreme weather conditions. There are strong wind warnings, and large swells, tides and powerful surf conditions have been experienced.

NSW National Parks staff will monitor the conditions daily.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please 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 Thu 26 Mar 2020, 5.32pm to Sun 31 May 2020, 5.06pm. Last reviewed: Mon 25 May 2020, 10.47am

Closed areas: Campground and picnic area closures

All campgrounds and associated picnic areas in this park are closed until further notice to protect the health and safety of our visitors and staff. You’ll receive a refund if you made a booking. Penalties apply for non-compliance. Please check our COVID-19 update for more information.

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Applies from Fri 27 Mar 2020, 3.33pm. Last reviewed: Thu 21 May 2020, 2.51pm

Closed areas: Ganyamalbaa campground, Worimi Conservation Lands temporarily closed

Campgrounds and associated picnic areas in this park are closed. Camping, including caravans and motor-homes, and social gatherings will not be permitted in these areas from Friday 27 March 2020, until further notice.

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Applies from Mon 18 May 2020, 4.51pm. Last reviewed: Tue 19 May 2020, 9.02am

Closed areas: Picnic tables and barbecues closed

Picnic tables and barbecue facilities are closed. Public access to these facilities will not be permitted from Friday 27 March 2020, until further notice. The closed areas include:

  • Back Creek picnic area
  • Village Green picnic area

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Applies from Tue 7 Oct 2014, 1.53pm. Last reviewed: Thu 21 May 2020, 12.13pm

Closed areas: Parts of Sugarloaf State Conservation Area closed

Parts of Sugarloaf State Conservation Area are closed for approved underground mining operations. The affected areas (see map) have been closed to protect visitor safety, because they're subject to subsidence and remediation activities from the mining operations.

The Great North Walk remains open. An update will be provided should this situation change.

If you're visiting the park, please be aware of subsidence and pollution incidents that took place in 2013, which were greater than what was expected from normal mining operations. These included a cliff fall in the north, and a subsidence and grout leak incident in the central part of Sugarloaf State Conservation Area. 

If you're planning to visit the park during this time, please stay on formed tracks and trails and observe all barriers, warning signs and safety messages. Areas subject to possible cliff fall or subsidence in both areas of the park are clearly marked. For more information, call the NPWS Lower Hunter area office on 02 4946 4100. NSW National Parks safety page.

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Applies from Thu 14 May 2015, 10.45am. Last reviewed: Mon 2 Mar 2020, 10.28am

Safety alerts: No driving on dunes, except for in the Recreational Vehicle Area

All dunes between the Lavis Lane and Anna Bay access areas are closed to driving. Drive only on the waterfront, or in the Recreational Vehicle Area (RVA). The RVA is located south of the Lavis Lane access, and is now open for dune driving.

Be aware of tides. At high tide, sections of the beach may be impassable. Plan your trip so that you travel at low tide. If the beachfront is too narrow to pass safely, retrace your route. Do not attempt to bypass around the dunes.

We recommend that you do not drive on the beach 2 hours before and after high tide. Visit the Bureau of Meteorology website for further information.

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Applies from Tue 10 Dec 2019, 9.53am. Last reviewed: Tue 10 Dec 2019, 10.10am

Closed areas: Worimi access closure

The Lavis Lane 4WD beach access of Worimi State Conservation Area is closed for sand clearing from Thursday 12 December to Friday 13 December 2019.

Penalties apply for non compliance. For more information contact the Nelson Bay NPWS office on 02 4984 8200.

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Seaham Swamp Bird Hide, Seaham Swamp Nature Reserve. Photo: John Spencer/NSW Government