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Empire Marina Bobbin Head

Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park

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Current alerts in this area

Last reviewed: Mon 2 October 2023, 4.10pm

Applies from Tue 3 Oct 2023, 12.00am to Tue 3 Oct 2023, 11.59pm. Last reviewed: Mon 2 Oct 2023, 4.10pm.

Fire bans: Total Fire Ban

A total fire ban has been declared by the NSW Rural Fire Service. The total fire ban applies for the entire 24-hour period. Total fire ban rules apply. This ban may be extended. Please continue to check this website. To find out where and when total fire bans are currently in effect, please visit the NSW Rural Fire Service.

Applies from Fri 29 Sep 2023, 5.00pm to Sun 31 Dec 2023, 8.00pm. Last reviewed: Fri 29 Sep 2023, 9.15pm.

Other planned events: Boat hire no longer available at Empire Marina

Boat hire is no longer available at the Empire Marina, Bobbin Head.

For further information please call the Empire Marina on 02 9457 9011 or visit their website.

Applies from Fri 31 Mar 2023, 8.37am to Sun 31 Dec 2023, 5.00pm. Last reviewed: Thu 14 Sep 2023, 8.21am.

Other planned events: Bobbin Inn Cafe closed

Bobbin Inn Cafe in Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park is closed until further notice. The last day of trade was Monday 10 April 2023 (Easter Monday).

For further information please call the local NPWS office on 02 8448 0400.

Nearby alerts

Applies from Mon 2 Oct 2023, 12.51pm. Last reviewed: Tue 3 Oct 2023, 3.01pm

Fires - Advice: SUNNY CNR, BEROWRA CREEK

There is a fire in this park called SUNNY CNR, BEROWRA CREEK. Refer to the Rural Fire Service for latest information. Do not enter any closed area or area with fire. If you see an unattended fire call Triple Zero (000). Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information about fire safety in parks and reserves, visit the NSW National Parks fire safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Tue 3 Oct 2023, 6.33am. Last reviewed: Tue 3 Oct 2023, 2.28pm

Fires - Advice: SIMON TRL, HORNSBY HEIGHTS

There is a fire in this park called SIMON TRL, HORNSBY HEIGHTS. Refer to the Rural Fire Service for latest information. Do not enter any closed area or area with fire. If you see an unattended fire call Triple Zero (000). Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information about fire safety in parks and reserves, visit the NSW National Parks fire safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Tue 3 Oct 2023, 10.45am to Fri 1 Dec 2023, 5.00pm. Last reviewed: Tue 3 Oct 2023, 10.49am

Closed areas: Clark Island closed for essential wharf maintenance

Clark Island, Sydney Harbour National Park - is closed for essential wharf maintenance from until 5pm Friday 1 December 2023. Please note:

  • No vessels are permitted to approach, berth or moor at the Clark Island wharf during this time.
  • Essential wharf repairs are being completed over this period.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, email or call the NPWS Sydney South Area office on 02 9337 5511.

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Applies from Tue 3 Oct 2023, 9.23am to Tue 3 Oct 2023, 11.59pm. Last reviewed: Tue 3 Oct 2023, 9.33am

Closed areas: Tracks and trails closed in Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park - Tuesday 3rd October

All tracks and trails in Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park are closed on Tuesday 3rd October 2023 due to a Total Fire Ban and elevated Fire Danger rating.


The Basin campground and picnic area will be accessible by water only.


Closed areas include:
• All tracks and trails

 

These areas will remain open:

• Akuna Bay
• Apple Tree Bay picnic area
• Apple Tree Bay boat ramp
• Barrenjoey Headland
• Bobbin Head picnic areas
• Bobbin Head Marina
• Duckholes picnic area
• Illawong Bay picnic area
• Kalkari Visitors Centre
• Resolute picnic area
• Salvation Creek picnic area
• The Sphinx picnic area
• The Basin campground and picnic area


Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the Bobbin Head Visitors Centre on (02) 9472 8949.

 

Please review RFS information on Total Fire Bans, Fire Danger Ratings, and keep up to date using the Hazards Near Me app:

https://www.rfs.nsw.gov.au/fire-information/fdr-and-tobans

https://www.nsw.gov.au/emergency/hazards-near-me-app

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Applies from Tue 3 Oct 2023, 8.53am to Tue 3 Oct 2023, 11.59pm. Last reviewed: Tue 3 Oct 2023, 9.32am

Closed areas: All tracks and trails closed in Garigal National Park - Tuesday 3rd October

All tracks and trails in Garigal National Park are closed on Tuesday 3rd October 2023 due to a Total Fire Ban and elevated Fire Danger rating.

Davidson Picnic Area and Boat Ramp will remain open.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, call the National Parks Contact Centre on 1300 072 757.

 

Please review RFS information on Total Fire Bans, Fire Danger Ratings, and keep up to date using the Hazards Near Me app:

https://www.rfs.nsw.gov.au/fire-information/fdr-and-tobans

https://www.nsw.gov.au/emergency/hazards-near-me-app

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Applies from Mon 2 Oct 2023, 8.01pm to Tue 3 Oct 2023, 11.59pm. Last reviewed: Mon 2 Oct 2023, 8.07pm

Closed areas: Total Fire Ban - all tracks and trails closed

All tracks and trails in Lane Cove National Park, Berowra Valley National & Regional Parks, Marramarra National Park, Parramatta River Regional Park, Wallumatta Nature Reserve, Dalrymple Hay Nature Reserve and Dural Nature Reserve are closed on Tuesday3 October due to a Total Fire Ban and elevated Fire Danger Rating.

Campgrounds in Berowra Valley, Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park and Marramarra National Parks are also closed. This includes Tunks Ridge, Brooklyn Dam, and Marramarra Creek, Orchard, Gentleman's Halt and Twin Beaches Campgrounds.

Picnic areas and boat ramps will remain open.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the Bobbin Head Visitors Centre on 02 9472 8949, the NPWS contact centre on 1300 072 757 (13000 PARKS). Check the Rural Fire Service Fires Near Me website for up-to-date information and warnings.

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Applies from Tue 3 Oct 2023, 12.00am to Tue 3 Oct 2023, 11.59pm. Last reviewed: Mon 2 Oct 2023, 4.10pm

Fire bans: Total Fire Ban

A total fire ban has been declared by the NSW Rural Fire Service. The total fire ban applies for the entire 24-hour period. Total fire ban rules apply. This ban may be extended. Please continue to check this website. To find out where and when total fire bans are currently in effect, please visit the NSW Rural Fire Service.

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Applies from Fri 29 Sep 2023, 12.55pm to Sun 8 Oct 2023, 11.59pm. Last reviewed: Mon 2 Oct 2023, 2.05pm

Fire bans: Park Fire Ban

A park fire ban is in place in this park and remains in effect unless otherwise extended or removed. During park fire ban periods, all campfire and solid fuel (wood, heat beads, charcoal, briquettes, hexamine) barbecues and stoves are prohibited. Gas and electric barbecues and cookers are permitted as long as:

  • They're under direct control of an adult
  • The ground within 2m of the barbecue is cleared of all flammable materials
  • There's an adequate supply of water (minimum of a bucket)

If a Total Fire Ban is in place, different rules apply. Contact the local park office before bringing a gas or electric barbecue or cooker.
Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information about fire bans in parks and reserves including your responsibilities, visit the NSW National Parks fire safety page.

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Applies from Fri 29 Sep 2023, 9.18pm to Thu 31 Oct 2024, 8.00am. Last reviewed: Fri 29 Sep 2023, 9.24pm

Other planned events: Paddle boat hire times

Paddle boat hire is available at the following times, weather dependent:

  • weekends
  • public holidays
  • summer school holidays 

For further information please contact the Bobbin Inn Visitor Centre on 02 9472 8949

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Applies from Fri 29 Sep 2023, 12.00am. Last reviewed: Fri 29 Sep 2023, 2.09pm

Fire bans: Park Fire Ban

A park fire ban is in place in this park and remains in effect unless otherwise extended or removed. During park fire ban periods, all campfire and solid fuel (wood, heat beads, charcoal, briquettes, hexamine) barbecues and stoves are prohibited. Gas and electric barbecues and cookers are permitted as long as:

  • They're under direct control of an adult
  • The ground within 2m of the barbecue is cleared of all flammable materials
  • There's an adequate supply of water (minimum of a bucket)

If a Total Fire Ban is in place, different rules apply. 

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information about fire bans in parks and reserves including your responsibilities, visit the NSW National Parks fire safety page.

Applies from Fri 29 Sep 2023, 11.59am to Tue 3 Oct 2023, 11.59pm. Last reviewed: Fri 29 Sep 2023, 12.54pm

Closed areas: Great North Walk closed due to elevated Fire Danger

The Great North Walk is closed from Saturday 30 September 2023 through to Tuesday 03 October 2023. The closure is in place for public safety due to elevated fire risk this weekend and the remoteness of Great North Walk locations in Brisbane Water National Park, Palm Grove Nature Reserve and Watagans National Park.

The closure will be reviewed on 03/10/2023.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the local Area office on 4320 4200 or visit the Rural Fire Service website.

 

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Applies from Thu 28 Sep 2023, 9.21pm. Last reviewed: Thu 28 Sep 2023, 9.35pm

Closed areas: Smugglers Ridge Trail closed for works

The Smugglers Ridge Trail is closed to all vehicles, from the turn-off on the Marramarra Ridge Trail, due to trail maintenance works. Pedestrian access remains open for walkers continuing on to the Smugglers Ridge Track,

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

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Applies from Sat 17 Oct 2020, 10.59pm. Last reviewed: Fri 22 Sep 2023, 5.27pm

Closed areas: North Head partial closure

Some parts of North Head in Sydney Harbour National Park are closed due to fire damage and geological instability. The closed areas include:

  • Bluefish Point
  • Wastewater Treatment Plant emergency access road

The following areas, and the bushland surrounding them, are also closed due to steep and unstable ground:

  • Old Man's Hat
  • Cannae Point
  • Quarantine Head

Do not enter the closed areas.

Open areas include:

  • Q Station
  • North Head Sanctuary and Bella Vista Cafe (entry via North Fort)
  • The track between Shelly Beach and Bluefish Drive
  • Bluefish Drive to the Avenue of Honour
  • Collins Flat Beach
  • Fairfax track
  • Burragula and Yiningma lookouts

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact the National Parks Contact Centre on 1300 072 757 or Sydney North area office on 02 9451 3479 between 9.30am and 4pm, Monday to Friday.

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Applies from Mon 18 Sep 2023, 1.09pm. Last reviewed: Fri 22 Sep 2023, 2.24pm

Other planned events: Hornby Lighthouse repairs

Hornby Lighthouse at South Head is currently undergoing restoration and maintenance. Completion is scheduled for September 2024. South Head heritage trail remains open. However, views and access around the Hornby Lighthouse will be temporarily impacted during these works. 

For more information, visit this web page.

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Applies from Tue 3 Oct 2023, 6.00am to Sun 15 Oct 2023, 8.00pm. Last reviewed: Sat 30 Sep 2023, 7.46am

Other planned events: Notice of 1080 aerial baiting program

The NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) is conducting an aerial baiting program in Watagans, Brisbane Water and Popran National Parks from 7 October 2023 to 15 October 2023.

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.

Landlords, please notify tenants or visitors to your property of the proposed operation.

Please contact the local Central Coast NPWS area office for more information on 02 4320 4200.

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Applies from Fri 9 Jun 2023, 12.10pm to Thu 30 Nov 2023, 12.10pm. Last reviewed: Thu 21 Sep 2023, 10.29am

Closed areas: Gibberagong walking track partially closed

Gibberagong walking track is partially closed until further notice from Grosvenor Street fire trail to the Rainforest track. The Gibberagong boardwalk is open. There is a threat of rockfalls due to slope instability. NPWS is in the process of carrying out necessary repair works.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the local NPWS office on 02 8448 0400 or call 1300 072 757 (13000 PARKS).

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Applies from Thu 14 Sep 2023, 11.54am to Fri 24 Nov 2023, 2.00pm. Last reviewed: Thu 14 Sep 2023, 11.59am

Closed areas: Mill Creek Precinct closed for road works

Mill Creek Precinct will be closed from 7:00am Monday 20 November 2023 to 2:00pm Friday 24 November 2023 for road works. The closed areas are:

  • Mill Creek Campground
  • Mill Creek Picnic Area
  • Grass Tree Circuit
  • 11km Walking Track

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the local NPWS office on 02 6574 5555.

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Applies from Fri 30 Dec 2022, 11.19am. Last reviewed: Wed 13 Sep 2023, 8.35am

Closed areas: Longneck Lagoon walking track partial closure, Scheyville National Park

Longneck Lagoon walking track open.  Boardwalk currently closed due to flood damage

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Applies from Wed 18 Aug 2021, 5.01pm. Last reviewed: Wed 13 Sep 2023, 8.34am

Closed parks: Prospect Nature Reserve closed public

Prospect Nature Reserve is closed to the public indefinitely as it's part of a Special Water catchment area. There is no public access at any time.

If you wish to visit the Prospect Reservoir area, Andrew Campbell Reserve on William Lawson Drive has picnic tables, playground and toilet facilities.

For more information about visiting Andrew Campbell Reserve, please contact Sydney Water on 13 20 92. 

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Applies from Mon 29 Sep 2014, 1.49pm to Sun 11 Aug 2024, 11.58am. Last reviewed: Tue 12 Sep 2023, 4.16pm

Closed areas: No access to Old Wagstaffe trail through private property

There is no public access to Old Wagstaffe trail through private property. Signs show where public access is not permitted. 

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact the NPWS Central Coast area office on 02 4320 4200.

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Applies from Fri 25 Aug 2023, 2.31pm to Mon 30 Oct 2023, 2.31pm. Last reviewed: Fri 25 Aug 2023, 3.36pm

Other planned events: Notice of 1080 aerial baiting program

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) is conducting an aerial baiting program in Dharug National Park (NP), Koolewong Flora Reserve (FR), Manobalai Nature Reserve (NR), Parr State Conservation Area (SCA), Wollemi FR, Wollemi NP, Wollemi SCA and Yengo NP from Monday 4th September 2023 to Sunday 17th 2023.

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.

Please contact the NPWS Bulga office for more information on 02 6574 5555

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Applies from Thu 24 Aug 2023, 9.31am to Mon 16 Oct 2023, 1.00am. Last reviewed: Mon 25 Sep 2023, 9.20am

Other planned events: Notice of ongoing 1080 program

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) is conducting ongoing ground baiting program from 22 May 2023 to 15 October 2023 in the following areas:

  • Dharug National Park
  • Koolewong Flora Reserve
  • Manobalai Nature Reserve
  • Parr State Conservation Area
  • Wollemi Flora Reserve
  • Wollemi National Park 
  • Wollemi State Conservation Area
  • Yengo National Park

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 Wollemi Yengo Area office at Bulga on 02 6574 5555.

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Applies from Fri 31 Mar 2023, 8.37am to Sun 31 Dec 2023, 5.00pm. Last reviewed: Thu 14 Sep 2023, 8.21am

Other planned events: Bobbin Inn Cafe closed

Bobbin Inn Cafe in Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park is closed until further notice. The last day of trade was Monday 10 April 2023 (Easter Monday).

For further information please call the local NPWS office on 02 8448 0400.

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Applies from Sun 17 Sep 2023, 5.00pm to Fri 9 Aug 2024, 8.09am. Last reviewed: Sun 10 Sep 2023, 3.16pm

Closed parks: Muogamarra Nature Reserve closed

Muogamarra Nature Reserve is only open to the public for 6 weeks every year, around spring time.

Due to the sensitive nature of the reserve, access is restricted at other times to approved educational and research activities only.

For more information about the reserve, call the NPWS Contact Centre on 1300 072 757 or the NPWS North Western Sydney area office on 02 8448 0400.

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Applies from Thu 6 Apr 2023, 8.04am to Thu 29 Feb 2024, 8.07am. Last reviewed: Thu 24 Aug 2023, 8.34am

Closed areas: Berowra walking track partial closure

Berowra walking track is partially closed until further notice from Waratah Bay to Apple Tree Bay, including the Mount Ku-ring-gai access track. Berowra walking track from Berowra Station to Waratah Bay is open for use. 

There is a threat of rockfalls due to slope instability caused by recent weather events. NPWS is in the process of carrying out necessary repair works.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the local NPWS office on 02 8448 0400 or call 1300 072 757 (13000 PARKS).

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Applies from Sat 1 Jul 2023, 8.19am to Sun 31 Dec 2023, 6.00pm. Last reviewed: Sat 9 Sep 2023, 8.31am

Other planned events: Notice of fire trail maintenance program

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service is undertaking fire trail maintenance works at various locations throughout Brisbane Water National Park. Work is expected to be completed by the 31 December 2023 (pending suitable weather conditions).

The maintenance work will repair damaged surfaces, drainage assets and infrastructure that supports and is essential to the ongoing operation of the trails as well as maintaining vegetation clearances.

Trails will remain open for the duration of the construction works, with adequate signage and diversions (if required) in place.

Please contact the the local Central Coast area office on 02 4320 4200 for more information.

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Applies from Sat 1 Jul 2023, 8.12am to Sun 31 Dec 2023, 6.00pm. Last reviewed: Sat 9 Sep 2023, 8.31am

Closed areas: Kariong Brook Waterhole and Waterfall Closed

The waterhole and waterfall at Kariong Brook is closed until further notice due to risk of rockfall.

The adjacent Great North Walk will remain open.

Signs are in place around the closed area.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the Central Coast NPWS office on 02 4320 4200.

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Applies from Mon 31 Jul 2023, 10.02pm to Thu 1 Feb 2024, 3.03am. Last reviewed: Fri 30 Jun 2023, 12.07pm

Other planned events: 1080 feral animal management program

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) will be conducting a baiting program using manufactured baits and fresh baits containing 1080 poison (sodium fluroacetate) for the control of foxes. The program is continuous and ongoing between Tuesday 1 August 2023 and Wednesday 31 January 2024 in Lane Cove 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.

For more information, contact the local park office on 02 8448 0400 during business hours, or 1300 056 294 after hours.

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Applies from Mon 31 Jul 2023, 10.10pm to Thu 1 Feb 2024, 3.12am. Last reviewed: Fri 30 Jun 2023, 11.36am

Other planned events: 1080 feral animal baiting program

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) 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 is continuous and ongoing between Tuesday 1 August 2023 and Wednesday 31 January 2024 in the following areas:

  • Chowder Bay and Dobroyd, Bradleys, Georges, Middle and North Headlands
  • North Head includes the adjoining land of Sydney Harbour Federation Trust, Australian Institute of Police Management and Quarantine Station.

Don’t touch baits or ejector devices. 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 these reserves is aimed at reducing their impact on threatened species.

For more information contact the NPWS Middle Head office on 02 9960 6266 (business hours), North Head Sanctuary Manly (Harbour Trust Lands) on 02 8969 2128 (business hours) or the NPWS after-hours call centre on 1300 056 294.

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Applies from Fri 3 Feb 2023, 12.17pm to Fri 31 May 2024, 3.30pm. Last reviewed: Thu 29 Jun 2023, 4.11pm

Closed areas: Shark Beach and the promenade at Nielsen Park closed

Shark Beach and the beach front at Nielsen Park are closed while the new concrete seawall, bleachers and promenade are under construction. For more information on this project, please visit the project webpage or phone the NPWS Sydney South office on 02 9337 5511.

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Applies from Tue 24 Jan 2023, 10.00am to Fri 31 May 2024, 3.29pm. Last reviewed: Thu 29 Jun 2023, 3.29pm

Closed areas: Gardeners Cottage closure

Gardeners Cottage will not be available for bookings until the replacement of the concrete seawall at Shark Beach, Nielsen Park has been completed. For more information on the seawall replacement please visit the project website or call the NPWS Vaucluse office on 02 9337 5511.

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Applies from Mon 31 Jul 2023, 11.55pm to Thu 1 Feb 2024, 3.57am. Last reviewed: Wed 28 Jun 2023, 12.01pm

Other planned events: ‘1080 pest management’

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 is continuous and ongoing between 1 August 2023 and 31 January 2024 in Garigal National Park. Don’t touch baits or ejector devices. 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 these reserves is aimed at reducing their impact on threatened species.

For more information, contact the local park office on:

Forestville 9451 3479 (business hours)

NPWS after-hours call centre: 1300 056 294 (after hours)

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Applies from Wed 30 Sep 2020, 11.54am to Wed 31 Jan 2024, 6.00am. Last reviewed: Sat 9 Sep 2023, 8.30am

Safety alerts: Ironbark Road access to picnic area - Last 850m 4WD only

The last 850m along Ironbark Road (Crown Road) to access Ironbark picnic area is currently limited to 4WD vehicles only. This section is not suitable to conventional 2WD vehicles due to a severely eroded hill along the Crown Road. Visitors to this section of the park travelling by conventional 2WD vehicles will have to walk the last 850 metres to access to the start of the park and Ironbark picnic area.

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Applies from Tue 13 Jun 2023, 6.00am to Fri 29 Dec 2023, 8.00pm. Last reviewed: Mon 18 Sep 2023, 9.11am

Closed areas: Somersby Falls picnic area and walking track closed

Somersby Falls picnic area and walking track, including access to the waterfalls will be closed from Tuesday 13th June 2023 to 31 December 2023 while the picnic area is being upgraded.

The proposed upgrade will improve visitor safety, accessibility and protect sensitive cultural heritage.

Consider visiting the nearby Girrakool picnic area less than 5 minutes away which also has waterfalls, walking tracks and a well established picnic area.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the local NPWS Central Coast Area Office on 02 4320 4200.

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Applies from Thu 11 May 2023, 11.49am to Thu 30 Nov 2023, 11.52am. Last reviewed: Mon 4 Sep 2023, 7.45am

Closed areas: Areas closed for West Head lookout upgrades

The following areas are closed from Monday 22 May to Thursday 30 November 2023 while West Head lookout upgrades are underway:

  • West Head lookout
  • The loop section of West Head Road
  • West Head Army track.

Vehicles, cyclists and pedestrians will have access to the Resolute picnic area and public toilets. Access is restricted past this point.

The following walking tracks remain open:

  • Red Hands track
  • Aboriginal Heritage track
  • Resolute track, including access to Resolute Beach and West Head Beach
  • Mackeral Beach track
  • Koolewong track.

The West Head lookout cannot be accessed from any of these tracks.

For more information, visit the project webpage.

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Applies from Thu 7 Apr 2022, 11.17am to Fri 1 Dec 2023, 8.00pm. Last reviewed: Sat 9 Sep 2023, 8.31am

Closed areas: Brieses fire trail partial closure

The section of Brieses fire trail between Mooney Mooney Creek and Old Mooney Dam trail is closed until further notice due to a landslip, making it unsafe for vehicles.

Signs are in place around closed areas. This area will re-open as soon as it is safe and repair works have been completed.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the local NPWS office on 02 4320 4200.

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Applies from Wed 31 Mar 2021, 11.53am. Last reviewed: Thu 3 Aug 2023, 12.41pm

Closed areas: Bluefish Point closed

The Bluefish Point bushland area is closed to public access for public safety and to protect important plant and animal communities. For your safety and to help conserve the landscape, please stay on sign-posted walking tracks when visiting Sydney Harbour National Park.

Shelly Beach to Bluefish walking track is open.

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Applies from Thu 15 Dec 2022, 4.29pm. Last reviewed: Wed 19 Jul 2023, 11.12am

Closed areas: North Mackerel track closed and Mackerel trail partially closed

North Mackerel track is permanently closed due to a potential risk of rockfalls and unstable cliff edges in the Great Mackerel Beach area.

The only designated land access to or from Great Mackerel Beach is via Mackerel track to the north, which intersects with Resolute track.

Due to land instability and risk to personal safety, there is no through or return access to or from the following places:

  • The south end of Great Mackerel Beach via The Basin or Mackerel trail
  • The west of Great Mackerel Beach via North Mackerel track, which is closed.

Please remember the risks associated with visiting natural areas, including rock falls, unstable edges, falling branches and interactions with wildlife.

For more information, contact the local NPWS office.

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Applies from Fri 24 Mar 2023, 9.31am. Last reviewed: Fri 22 Sep 2023, 5.31pm

Closed areas: Section of Casuarina track closed for track maintenance

Part of Casuarina track is closed from Thursday 23 March 2023 until further notice due to maintenance on the footbridge.

The closed area is the section of Casuarina track between the end of Boree Road and the Carrol Creek track intersection.

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

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Applies from Thu 9 Jul 2020, 2.52pm to Thu 1 Feb 2024, 12.01pm. Last reviewed: Tue 5 Sep 2023, 10.44am

Closed areas: Sugarloaf car park closed

Sugarloaf car park is no longer open to the public. We apologise for any inconvenience.

For more information, please contact the NPWS Chatswood Area office on 02 8448 0400 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Wed 5 Dec 2018, 7.23pm. Last reviewed: Wed 2 Aug 2023, 12.23pm

Other planned events: North Head Scenic Drive gate opening times

The North Head Scenic Drive gate opening times are:

  • From 1 October to 31 March - from 5am to 8.30pm
  • From 1 April to 30 September - 6am to 6pm

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Applies from Mon 9 Jul 2018, 11.06am. Last reviewed: Mon 31 Jul 2023, 1.15pm

Closed areas: Fort Denison closed

Fort Denison is currently closed.

Conservation and upgrade works are currently underway. Key elements include the construction of a new accessible wharf and maintenance and upgrade to buildings and services. Fort Denison will be closed to visitors until these works have been completed.

Penalties apply for non-compliance.

Standard work hours during the construction phase will be between:

  • 7am and 6pm Monday to Friday
  • 8am and 1pm on Saturday

For more information, visit the project webpage or call the NPWS Sydney South area office on 02 9337 5511. 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: Fri 22 Sep 2023, 5.31pm

Closed areas: Flat Rock track partial closure

The section of Flat Rock track from the Killarney Drive entrance to the Downpatrick Street entrance, is permanently closed where the old track passes through private property near Killarney Point.

Please note:

  • 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 Forestville area office on 02 9451 3479 between 9.30am and 4pm, Monday to Friday.

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Applies from Fri 1 Oct 2021, 9.47am to Thu 1 Feb 2024, 12.01pm. Last reviewed: Thu 31 Aug 2023, 10.18am

Closed areas: Toilet closures in Lane Cove National Park

Some toilets within this park will be closed during the week, opening only on weekends, public holidays and during school holidays. The closed toilets are at:

  • Carters Creek (Area 9)
  • Scribbly Gums (Area 17)
  • Haynes Flat (Area 32)

Please note: This does not apply to bookings. Where there are bookings, toilets will be opened.

For more information, please contact the NPWS Chatswood area office on 02 8448 0400.

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Applies from Tue 29 Oct 2019, 2.58pm to Thu 1 Feb 2024, 11.00am. Last reviewed: Tue 5 Sep 2023, 10.44am

Safety alerts: Swimming safety in Berowra Valley National Park

Swimming is not advisable in Berowra Creek at certain times as the water may be subject to variable pollution levels and algal blooms. Please refer to the Hornsby Shire Council website before swimming in Berowra Creek. Alternatively you can call the Hornsby Council 24 hour information line on 9847 6666 or the Algal information line on 1800 999 457.

Swimming at Fishponds is not advised at any time due to heavy water pollution.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the NPWS Chatswood area office on 02 8448 0400 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 https://www.nationalparks.nsw.gov.au/things-to-do/boating-facilities/empire-marina-bobbin-head/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 the rest of the year.
    • Gates to West Head are closed from 8.30pm to 6am during daylight savings periods, and from 6pm to 6am the rest of the year.
  • Park entry fees:

    $12 per vehicle per day. You can also pay for your visit via 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).

    Other fees:

    A $3 per adult, $2 per child landing fee may apply for day visitors to The Basin campground. Please pay at the campground wharf. Landing fees are included in your camping fees.

    Group bookings:

    Under the Plan of Management for this park, prior written approval is required for organised groups of 20 or more people planning to visit this park. Contact the park office before your visit.

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Emergency services

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