Applies from Tue 24 Jan 2023, 10.00am. Last reviewed: Fri 27 Jan 2023, 3.37pm
Closed areas: Gardeners Cottage closure
Gardeners Cottage will not be available for bookings until 2024. The is because Shark Beach at Nielsen Park is closed to the public for major capital works. For more information call the NPWS Vaucluse office on 02 9337 5511.
Applies from Sat 17 Oct 2020, 10.59pm. Last reviewed: Mon 16 Jan 2023, 9.35am
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:
Wastewater Treatment Plant emergency access road
Do not enter the closed areas.
Open areas include:
North Head Sanctuary and Bella Vista Cafe (entry via North Fort)
Parking areas at North Fort
The track between Shelly Beach and Bluefish Drive
Bluefish Drive to the Avenue of Honour
Collins Flat Beach
Collins Beach Road
Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact the National Parks Contact Centre on 1300 072 757 (13000 PARKS) or Sydney North area office on 02 9451 3479 between 9.30am and 4pm, Monday to Friday.
Applies from Thu 12 Jan 2023, 10.18am to Fri 10 Feb 2023, 5.00pm. Last reviewed: Fri 20 Jan 2023, 7.51am
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 16 January 2023 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.
Applies from Mon 9 Jul 2018, 11.06am. Last reviewed: Fri 9 Dec 2022, 2.07pm
Closed areas: Fort Denison closed
Fort Denison will be closed until late 2023.
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.
Applies from Sun 31 Jul 2022, 10.15pm to Wed 1 Feb 2023, 2.17am. Last reviewed: Wed 28 Dec 2022, 7.19am
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 Sydney Harbour National Park in the following areas:
Chowder Bay, 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.
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.
Applies from Wed 10 Feb 2016, 3.18pm. Last reviewed: Fri 23 Dec 2022, 6.07pm
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.
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.
Applies from Wed 31 Mar 2021, 11.53am. Last reviewed: Sun 7 Nov 2021, 9.24am
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.
The Shelly Beach to Bluefish walking track is open.