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Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park

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Applies from Fri 21 May 2021, 1.11pm to Fri 31 Mar 2023, 11.59pm. Last reviewed: Wed 7 Dec 2022, 12.14pm

Other planned events: Temporary fencing at West Head lookout

West Head lookout is open to visitors, and temporary fencing has been installed at the lookout for public safety. Upgrades will take place from January to June 2023.

Please do not enter the fenced area. Nearby walking tracks remain open.

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Applies from Tue 22 Nov 2022, 9.31am to Fri 9 Dec 2022, 6.00pm. Last reviewed: Wed 7 Dec 2022, 9.06am

Closed areas: Elvina Trail closed for upgrade works

Elvina trail will be closed 7am to 5pm, Monday to Friday, from Wednesday 16 November to Friday 9 December 2022. The trail will be open after 5pm and on weekends. This is so upgrade works can be completed.

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

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Applies from Wed 30 Nov 2022, 10.18am to Fri 23 Dec 2022, 5.00pm. Last reviewed: Tue 6 Dec 2022, 7.19pm

Closed areas: Vegetation works on Kulpas, Marramarra Creek and Marramarra Ridge trails

Vegetation maintenance works will take place on Kulpas, Marramarra Creek and Marramarra Ridge trails from Monday 5 December until Friday 23 December 2022 between the hours of 7am and 5pm, weather dependent. Please be mindful of machinery on the trail and follow the directions of workers. Visitors may experience some delays.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the local park office on 02 8448 0400.

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Applies from Tue 6 Dec 2022, 3.25pm to Sat 17 Dec 2022, 6.00pm. Last reviewed: Tue 6 Dec 2022, 4.20pm

Other planned events: Bobbin Head bridge closure

The Bobbin Head bridge will be closed to vehicles from Monday 12 December 2022 to Friday 16 December 2022 for mandatory bridge repairs by Transport for NSW. There will be pedestrian only access across the bridge, as weight restrictions apply. Traffic control will be in place.

  • For access to Apple Tree Bay (ATB) enter via the Mount Colah entrance.
  • For access to Empire Marina enter via the North Turramurra entrance.
  • Empire Marina, Bobbin Inn Cafe, Gibberagong playground, ATB boat ramp and kiosk will remain open.

For more information, contact the NPWS North Western Sydney area office on (02) 8448 0400.

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Applies from Tue 15 Nov 2022, 4.16pm to Fri 23 Dec 2022, 4.17pm. Last reviewed: Tue 6 Dec 2022, 3.32pm

Closed areas: Temporary closure and delays along Apple Tree Bay Road

Some parts of this park are partially closed from Wednesday 16 November to Friday 23 December 2022 while slope stability works are being undertaken. There may be temporary closures and delays along Apple Tree Bay Road whilst works are completed.

  • Traffic Control will be in place.
  • You can still access Apple Tree Bay Boat Ramp

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the local NPWS office on (02) 8448 0400.

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Applies from Mon 5 Dec 2022, 12.12pm to Fri 16 Dec 2022, 12.12pm. Last reviewed: Tue 6 Dec 2022, 3.09pm

Closed areas: Areas closed for hazard reduction burning

Some parts of this park are closed for hazard reduction burning from Friday 9 December to Saturday 10 December 2022. The burn is expected to run over two days, followed by patrol and mop up until declared safe. The closed areas are:

  • Lyrebird Gully track between the Great North Walk and Glenview Road, Mount Kuring-gai.
  • Arthurs trail between Merlin Close and Excelsior Road, Mount Kuring-gai.
  • Banyula, Galahad, Yatala, Lyrebrid Gully, Crawford, Mundowie and Gundah Ridge trails.
  • Gundah Ridge rock climbing area.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. This burn is called Sue Place Mount Kuring-gai. For more information, contact the local NPWS office on (02) 8448 0400 or visit the Rural Fire Service website.

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Applies from Fri 2 Dec 2022, 1.25pm. Last reviewed: Fri 2 Dec 2022, 4.12pm

Safety alerts: 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/from the south end of Great Mackerel Beach via The Basin or Mackerel Trail.

Due to land instability and risk to personal safety there is NO THROUGH or RETURN ACCESS to/from the west of Great Mackerel Beach via the 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 Tue 29 Mar 2022, 2.44pm. Last reviewed: Wed 30 Nov 2022, 11.26am

Closed areas: Two Creeks track closed for maintenance

Part of Two Creeks track is closed from Tuesday 29 March 2022 until further notice due to track maintenance.

The closed area is the section of Two Creeks track between the Eastern arterial track entrance and Gordon Creek track intersection.

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

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Applies from Thu 24 Mar 2022, 5.10pm. Last reviewed: Thu 1 Dec 2022, 7.30am

Closed areas: Section of Middle Harbour Creek track diverted due to rockfall hazard

A diversion is in place along Middle Harbour Creek track between Stepping Stone Crossing and Cascades trail until further notice due to rockfall hazard.

For more information, please contact the local office.

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Applies from Fri 28 Oct 2022, 4.21pm to Fri 23 Dec 2022, 5.00pm. Last reviewed: Mon 28 Nov 2022, 3.44pm

Safety alerts: Hazardous trail conditions in Marramarra National Park

Please be advised that there are hazardous trail surface conditions on the Canoelands Ridge trail and the Gentlemans Halt track in Marramarra National Park due to essential transmission line maintenance works. Please proceed with caution. For further information contact the local Area office on (02) 8448 0401.

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Applies from Mon 19 Sep 2022, 9.36am to Thu 31 Aug 2023, 9.39am. Last reviewed: Mon 28 Nov 2022, 3.43pm

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 Wed 10 Feb 2016, 3.18pm. Last reviewed: Tue 15 Nov 2022, 8.53am

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 Tue 25 Jan 2022, 4.10pm to Fri 16 Dec 2022, 11.57am. Last reviewed: Fri 11 Nov 2022, 8.05am

Closed areas: Berowra walking track closure

Berowra walking track, from Berowra to Apple Tree bay, including the Mount Ku-ring-gai access track, is closed until further notice.

There is a significant threat of rockfalls due to slope instability, caused by recent weather events. NPWS will further assess the track and carry 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 Tue 29 Oct 2019, 2.58pm to Wed 1 Feb 2023, 11.00am. Last reviewed: Wed 16 Nov 2022, 9.20am

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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Applies from Sun 31 Jul 2022, 10.05pm to Wed 1 Feb 2023, 2.06am. Last reviewed: Mon 5 Dec 2022, 7.16am

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 2022 and 31 January 2023 in Garigal National Park. 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 local park office on 02 9451 3479.

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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/cycling-trails/centre-trail/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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