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Blak Markets at Bare Island

La Perouse area in Kamay Botany Bay National Park

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Current alerts in this area

Last reviewed: Sun 28 May 2023, 3.15pm

Applies from Thu 11 May 2023, 7.00am to Sat 30 Sep 2023, 6.00pm. Last reviewed: Fri 26 May 2023, 2.18pm.

Other planned events: Cape Solander – partial carpark closure

While contractors work on the upgrade of Cape Baily track, they will occupy part of the Cape Solander carpark. Approximately 8 car bays on the west side of Cape Solander Drive will be fenced and occupied, and work crews will be on site.

We apologise for any inconvenience.

For more information, please email or call NPWS Sydney South on 02 9668 2010.

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Applies from Tue 9 May 2023, 7.53am to Wed 16 Aug 2023, 7.54am. Last reviewed: Fri 19 May 2023, 11.40am.

Closed areas: Jennifer Street boardwalk closed for upgrade

Jennifer Street boardwalk is closed from the Monday 22 May 2023 to early August 2023 while it is being upgraded. Please use alternative entrances to the park during this time.

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

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Applies from Mon 15 May 2023, 7.00am to Sat 30 Sep 2023, 6.00pm. Last reviewed: Fri 19 May 2023, 11.37am.

Other planned events: Cape Baily walking track upgrade

Cape Baily walking track will be upgraded between May and September 2023. A new boardwalk will be installed. Temporary diversions around the work area are required, but the track will remain open for visitors.

Please do not enter any fenced areas.

For more information, email or call NPWS Sydney South on 02 9668 2010.

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Applies from Mon 22 May 2023, 9.00am to Wed 31 May 2023, 5.00pm. Last reviewed: Sun 28 May 2023, 3.15pm.

Closed areas: Inscription Point/The Steps access temporary closure

The walking track leading down to Inscription Point, also known as 'The Steps' diving spot, at Kurnell will be temporarily closed between Tuesday 30 May and Wednesday 31 May 2023. This is due to bush regeneration rope work and revegetation in the area.

Please do not enter any fenced areas.

For more information, email or call NPWS Sydney South on 02 9668 2010.

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Applies from Mon 15 May 2023, 8.00am to Fri 30 Jun 2023, 5.00pm. Last reviewed: Fri 12 May 2023, 3.59pm.

Other planned events: Commemoration Flat partial closures

Archaeological investigations are being carried out at Commemoration Flat, involving test pits at selected locations. Work areas will be fenced. Please do not enter these areas.

We apologise for any inconvenience.

For more information, email or call NPWS Sydney South on 02 9668 2010.

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Applies from Wed 13 Oct 2021, 4.28pm. Last reviewed: Tue 14 Mar 2023, 8.56am.

Closed areas: Kurnell Visitor Centre closed for upgrades

Kurnell Visitor Centre is currently closed until further notice. The site is being prepared for a new visitor centre as part of the Kamay 2020 Project. 

Learn more about the improvements being made as part of the Kamay 2020 Master Plan Project or email the local area office.

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Nearby alerts

Applies from Mon 29 May 2023, 4.34pm. Last reviewed: Mon 29 May 2023, 4.39pm

Closed areas: Areas Closed for Deer Culling Program

Some areas in Royal National Park are closed to the public between sunset and sunrise to enable a deer culling program to be carried out.

These closures will be signposted at the entry points to the closed areas.

The affected areas include:

  • All picnic areas in the Audley Precinct
  • Asset protection zones adjacent to Maianbar, Bundeena and East Heathcote
  • Wattamolla and Garie picnic areas
  • North Era campground and coastal areas between Garie Beach and Figure 8 Pools
  • Garrawarra Farm
  • Lady Carrington Drive
  • Bonnie Vale Campground and picnic area

If you have approved bookings to camp you can still access campsites during these times.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact the Royal National Park Visitor Centre on 02 9542 0648.

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Applies from Tue 30 May 2023, 12.00am to Sat 17 Jun 2023, 5.00pm. Last reviewed: Thu 25 May 2023, 3.09pm

Closed areas: Lady Carrington Drive closed for track repairs

Lady Carrington Drive will be closed on weekdays from Tuesday 30th May to Friday 17th June 2023 for track repairs. Pedestrian access from both the North and South of the track is prohibited.

There is no exit onto Lady Carrington Drive from Forest Path or Walumura Track. You will need to return along the same path to exit.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact the NPWS local office on (02) 9542 0648

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Applies from Wed 19 Apr 2023, 4.40pm to Wed 7 Jun 2023, 5.00pm. Last reviewed: Wed 24 May 2023, 10.57am

Other planned events: 1080 fox management program

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service will be conducting an aerial baiting program in Royal National Park, using dried meat baits containing 1080 poison (sodium fluroacetate) for the control of foxes. The program will take place from Friday 5 May to Wednesday 7 June 2023. Please don’t touch baits. 

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 this reserve is aimed at improving the eco-health of the reserve by reducing predation of ground dwelling mammals and small birds, and specifically targeting fox control along the Hacking River to assist the successful re-introduction of platypus into Royal National Park.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the local park office on 02 9542 0632 during business hours or call 1300 056 294 after hours.

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Applies from Tue 30 May 2023, 12.00am to Thu 1 Jun 2023, 5.00pm. Last reviewed: Wed 24 May 2023, 9.43am

Closed areas: Areas closed for aerial pest control operation

National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) will conduct aerial shooting pest management from Tuesday 30 May to Thursday 1 June 2023.

The following areas are closed for the entire 3 days:

  • Walking tracks and trails around East Heathcote including Karlo Pools, Bottle Forest, Parklands and Goarra Ridge.
  • Uloola Falls trail waterfall and Uloola Falls campground
  • Wattle Forest and Currawong picnic area
  • Mount Bass and Winifred Falls
  • Warumbul road and Warumbul picnic area
  • Flat Rock Creek
  • Tracks and trails off Maianbar Road

Please expect delays at Cabbage Tree basin. The shooting areas will be closed to all visitors when aerial shooting is underway.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the local NPWS area office on 02 9542 0648.

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Applies from Tue 12 Jul 2022, 10.16am. Last reviewed: Wed 24 May 2023, 9.41am

Safety alerts: Landslip on Lady Carrington Drive

Lady Carrington Drive has been impacted by the 2022 and February 2023 flash floods. Most of the trail surface is severely eroded and slippery. A portion of the track has been impacted by a landslip. Please travel through this section without stopping.

Staff are currently conducting repairs to the trail and brief closures may be required. Please give way to machinery and follow instructions from staff on-site.

Please use this trail with caution. For more information, contact the local area office on 02 9542 0648.

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Applies from Tue 31 Jan 2023, 7.00am to Wed 31 May 2023, 11.59pm. Last reviewed: Wed 24 May 2023, 9.32am

Closed areas: Uloola Falls campground and trail weekday closures

The section of Uloola Falls fire trail from Waterfall to Uloola Falls campground, is closed on weekdays from Monday 30 January to Wednesday 31 May 2023, due to trail upgrade works.

You can still access Uloola Falls walking track and campground from Audley and Karloo Pools.

Please note:

  • Uloola Falls fire trail between waterfall oval and the campground is closed
  • Uloola Falls campground is only accessible from Audley and Karloo pools.

For more information, contact the local NPWS office on 02 9542 0648.

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Applies from Tue 19 May 2020, 4.18pm. Last reviewed: Fri 5 May 2023, 12.32pm

Closed areas: Closed areas due to rifle range operations

The eastern section of Malabar Headland National Park will be closed on the following dates/times due to rifle range operations:

  • Every Saturday, 8am to 5pm
  • Every 1st, 3rd and 5th Sunday of the month, 8am to 5pm
  • Please note: There will be no shooting on the 1st and 3rd Sundays in June. Instead for the month of June 2023 only, shooting activities will take place on the 2nd and 4th Sundays. Saturdays will remain as usual.
  • Service Rifle Championships, Saturday 10 June and Sunday 11 June 2023
  • DRA Weekend, Saturday 24 June to Sunday 25 June 2023
  • Schools Practice and Competition Week, Tuesday 11 July to Friday 14 July 2023

Do not enter the eastern section of the park (including Boora Point walking track) when:

  • Red flags are flying above the range
  • The 'rifle range in use' warning signs are displayed at the park entry (South Maroubra Beach and Fishermans Road carpark)
  • Park entry gates are closed.

The western section of the park (Western Escarpment walking track) is open when the rifle range is in use.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the local area office on 02 9337 5511 or the ANZAC Rifle Range on 02 9661 4532.

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Applies from Wed 7 Dec 2022, 7.00am to Fri 30 Jun 2023, 5.00pm. Last reviewed: Tue 2 May 2023, 12.07pm

Other planned events: Honeymoon track closure

Honeymoon track will be closed on weekdays from Wednesday 1 March 2023 to Friday 30 June 2023 for upgrade works.

The track will be open on Saturdays, Sundays and public holidays during the closure period.

Works may be extended due to wet weather. For more information, contact the local NPWS office.

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Applies from Sun 17 Apr 2022, 2.11pm. Last reviewed: Thu 25 May 2023, 9.38am

Closed areas: Werrong Beach track closed

Werrong Beach track is closed due to a landslip. Further information will be available following a geotechnical assessment.

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Applies from Fri 6 May 2022, 11.03am. Last reviewed: Mon 15 May 2023, 1.12pm

Safety alerts: Curra Moors track in poor condition

Sections of Curra Moors walking loop track are in poor condition due to erosion. Please use caution and be aware of unstable edges.

Planning for repairs is in progress. For more information, contact the local NPWS office.

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Applies from Tue 12 Jul 2022, 4.30pm. Last reviewed: Mon 15 May 2023, 1.11pm

Closed areas: Garie Road closed due to damage

Garie Road is closed until further notice due to damage to the road surface.

This road may remain closed for some time to allow for extensive repairs. A reopening date is not currently known.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. Please check Live Traffic NSW for updates before driving to Garie Beach.

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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/events/blak-markets-at-bare-island/local-alerts

Park info

  • in the La Perouse area of Kamay Botany Bay National Park in the Sydney and surrounds region
  • 7am–8.30pm November to March. 

    7am–7.30pm April to October.

    La Perouse park entry gate closed to vehicles between 7pm and 5am all year.

    Areas may have to close at times due to poor weather or fire danger.

  • There are no park entry fees in La Perouse area but you'll need to pay to tour Bare Island. Park entry fees apply in the Kurnell area of Kamay Botany Bay National Park, only.

    Buy annual pass
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Emergency services

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