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Aboriginal cultural cruise in Sydney Harbour

Sydney Harbour National Park

Current alerts in this area

Last reviewed: Wed 20 October 2021, 12.23pm

Applies from Wed 20 Oct 2021, 10.28am to Tue 4 Jan 2022, 11.00am. Last reviewed: Wed 20 Oct 2021, 12.23pm.

Closed areas: Clark Island closure

Clark Island will be closed to the public due to an exclusive event from Tuesday 28 December 2021 to Monday 3 January 2022, 8am to 8pm.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact the local area office on 02 9337 5511 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

Nearby alerts

Applies from Thu 28 Oct 2021, 2.18pm to Wed 22 Dec 2021, 11.31pm. Last reviewed: Thu 28 Oct 2021, 4.58pm

Closed areas: Walking tracks closed for upgrades

The following walking tracks are closed from Tuesday 1 November 2021 to Thursday 23 December 2021 for track upgrades:

  • Berowra track to Apple Tree Bay
  • Mount Kuringgai track to Berowra station

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the local NPWS office via email or call 02 8448 0400.

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Applies from Thu 28 Oct 2021, 1.58pm to Mon 1 Nov 2021, 1.59pm. Last reviewed: Thu 28 Oct 2021, 4.55pm

Other planned events: Hazard reduction burn in Kur-ring-gai Chase National Park

Coasters Retreat RFS Brigade will be undertaking a controlled pile burn to reduce fuel hazard on the foreshore area on Sunday 31 October 2021.

Smoke may be visible form waterways and vantage points in Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park.

Contact the Bobbin Head Information Centre on 9472 8949.

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Applies from Tue 5 Oct 2021, 12.02pm to Fri 12 Nov 2021, 11.59pm. Last reviewed: Thu 28 Oct 2021, 4.52pm

Closed areas: No pedestrian access through Bonnie Vale campground to Maianbar

There is no pedestrian access through Bonnie Vale campground to Maianbar from 9am to 3pm on Thursday 28 October to Friday 12 Novemember 2021 due to construction works.

Bonnie Vale picnic area will remain open.

Please do not enter closed areas and obey all safety signage and directions from staff.

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

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Applies from Fri 8 Oct 2021, 9.33am to Tue 1 Feb 2022, 9.34am. Last reviewed: Thu 28 Oct 2021, 3.59pm

Closed areas: North Head scenic area closures for upgrade works

A number of areas in the North Head scenic area will be closed while upgrades are underway:

  • North Head Scenic Drive - closed to vehicles past NPWS carpark 1 from 25 October 2021 to January 2022. North Head Scenic Drive will then be closed to vehicles at the Bella Vista Café from January to February 2022.
  • Fairfax walking track - closed from 18 October to late November 2021
  • NPWS carpark 2 - closed from Monday 25 October 2021
  • There is no bus or large vehicle access past Q station

These closures may be extended without notice.

Parking at the North Fort is open. The North Head Sanctuary and Bella Vista Cafe are open.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact the Sydney North office on 02 9451 3479 between 9.30am and 4.30, Monday to Friday.

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Applies from Wed 27 Oct 2021, 8.00am. Last reviewed: Thu 28 Oct 2021, 3.32pm

Hazard reduction burns: Dalrymple Hay HR

There is a fire in this park called Dalrymple Hay HR. 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 19 May 2020, 4.18pm. Last reviewed: Thu 28 Oct 2021, 3.11pm

Closed areas: Area closures for rifle range operations

Malabar Headland National Park will be closed during the following times due to rifle range operations:

  • Every Saturday - ANZAC Rifle Range Club
  • Every 1st Sunday of the month – Sporting Shooters’ Association of Australia
  • Every 1st and 3rd and 5th Wednesday of the month

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

  • Red flags are flying above the range
  • There are warning signs at the park's entry points (South Maroubra Beach and Fishermans Road carpark)
  • Park entry gates are closed

The western section of the park (Western Escarpment walking track) remains open.

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 27 Oct 2021, 9.00am. Last reviewed: Thu 28 Oct 2021, 1.57pm

Hazard reduction burns: Lady Davidson HR - Forestville

There is a fire in this park called Lady Davidson HR - Forestville. 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 Mon 25 Oct 2021, 3.17pm to Tue 2 Nov 2021, 3.18pm. Last reviewed: Wed 27 Oct 2021, 5.21pm

Closed areas: Garawarra Farm Road closed

Garawarra Farm Road is closed from Monday 25 October to Friday 29 October 2021 and Monday 1 November 2021 for maintenance works. It is expected to reopen on the afternoon of Tuesday 2 November 2021.

Garawarra Farm Road will be open on Saturday 30 and Sunday 31 October 2021.

You can access Royal Coast track from Garie Beach. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the local office.

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Applies from Wed 27 Oct 2021, 12.23pm to Wed 3 Nov 2021, 12.25pm. Last reviewed: Wed 27 Oct 2021, 4.55pm

Other planned events: Aquatic weed treatment - Hacking River, Audley

NPWS will be conducting an aquatic weed spraying operation for the control of senegal tea (an aquatic weed) from Monday 1 November to Tuesday 2 November 2021.

The treatment being used is metsulfuron-methyl. There is no danger to the public and no change to public access.

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Applies from Wed 27 Oct 2021, 7.15am to Fri 29 Oct 2021, 5.00pm. Last reviewed: Wed 27 Oct 2021, 4.54pm

Closed areas: Carroll Creek walking track and parts of Casuarina walking track closed

Carroll Creek walking track and parts of Casuarina walking track are closed for hazard reduction burning on Wednesday 27 October 2021.

The burn is being conducted by the NSW Rural Fire Service, on behalf of Northern Beaches Council and is within Lady Davidson Reserve.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information on prescribed burn activities visit the NSW Rural Fire Service website and the Rural Fire Service "Fires Near Me" App. Alternatively you can contact the Northern Beaches Council on 1300 434 434.

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Applies from Tue 26 Oct 2021, 2.14pm to Thu 4 Nov 2021, 11.14pm. Last reviewed: Tue 26 Oct 2021, 2.24pm

Closed areas: Apple Tree Bay closed for maintenance

The Apple Tree Bay picnic area and boat ramp will be closed for road maintenance on Thursday 4 November 2021.

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

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Applies from Tue 26 Oct 2021, 8.54am to Fri 29 Oct 2021, 11.56pm. Last reviewed: Tue 26 Oct 2021, 1.42pm

Closed parks: Park closed for hazard reduction burning

Dalrymple Hay Nature Reserve is closed for hazard reduction burning from Wednesday 27 October to Friday 29 October 2021. This includes all tracks and trails within the reserve.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. This burn is called NPWS HR Dalrymple. For more information, contact the local NPWS office or visit the Rural Fire Service website.

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Applies from Mon 25 Oct 2021, 11.02am to Wed 1 Dec 2021, 11.05am. Last reviewed: Mon 25 Oct 2021, 12.32pm

Closed areas: Ryland and Cooyong Neverfail trails closed

Ryland and Cooyong Neverfail trails are closed from Monday 1 November to Friday 19 November 2021 while they're being upgraded.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the local NPWS office on 02 9451 3479 between 9.30am and 4pm, Monday to Friday.

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Applies from Mon 25 Oct 2021, 8.00am to Wed 1 Dec 2021, 9.32pm. Last reviewed: Mon 25 Oct 2021, 12.01pm

Closed areas: Heath and Bare Creek trails

Sections of Heath and Bare Creek trails will be closed from Monday 25 October 2021 to Wednesday 1 December 2021 for emergency track maintenance. 

Please take care and be aware of heavy machinery and workers on the trails.

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Applies from Fri 22 Oct 2021, 7.50am to Fri 29 Oct 2021, 7.51pm. Last reviewed: Fri 22 Oct 2021, 10.27am

Closed areas: Apple Tree Bay maintenance works

Maintenance works are happening on Apple Tree Bay Road between Monday 25 October to Friday 29 October 2021. Traffic control will be in place, allowing motorists to access Apple Tree Bay, but please expect delays.

For more information email or call the North Western Sydney area office on 02 8448 0400.

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Applies from Wed 13 Oct 2021, 4.28pm. Last reviewed: Wed 20 Oct 2021, 7.34pm

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 contact the local area office email.

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Applies from Wed 20 Oct 2021, 1.07pm to Mon 20 Dec 2021, 1.08pm. Last reviewed: Wed 20 Oct 2021, 3.58pm

Closed areas: Bradleys Head – Booraghee Amphitheatre closed to vehicles

Bradleys Head – Booraghee Amphitheatre is closed to vehicles from Friday 17 December to Saturday 18 December 2021 between 12pm and 6pm due to a special event.

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Applies from Wed 5 May 2021, 5.03pm. Last reviewed: Wed 20 Oct 2021, 12.25pm

Closed areas: Walking tracks closed for upgrades

The southern section of walking track upgrades in Malabar Headland National Park is now complete.

Works are underway between the northern entrance and Boora Point and expected to be completed by the end of 2021. Please note:

  • Access from the north is closed
  • Access from the south is open to Boora Point only
  • The Western Escarpment remains open

For more information, please see the project website or call the local NPWS office on 02 9337 5511.

The entire Boora Point walking track (eastern sections of the national park) is closed when the ANZAC Rifle Range is in use.

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Applies from Wed 20 Oct 2021, 10.28am to Tue 4 Jan 2022, 11.00am. Last reviewed: Wed 20 Oct 2021, 12.23pm

Closed areas: Clark Island closure

Clark Island will be closed to the public due to an exclusive event from Tuesday 28 December 2021 to Monday 3 January 2022, 8am to 8pm.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact the local area office on 02 9337 5511 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Wed 20 Oct 2021, 10.23am to Thu 23 Dec 2021, 11.00am. Last reviewed: Wed 20 Oct 2021, 11.37am

Closed areas: Shark Island closure

Shark Island will be closed to the public due to exclusive events on the following:

  • Monday 13 December to Wednesday 22 December 2021, 8am to 8pm
  • Tuesday 28 December 2021 to Monday 10 January 2022, 8am to 8pm.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the local area office on 02 9337 5511 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Mon 18 Oct 2021, 6.58pm to Thu 30 Dec 2021, 6.58pm. Last reviewed: Tue 19 Oct 2021, 4.04pm

Closed areas: Areas closed for walking track upgrades

A number of areas will be closed from Monday 18 October 2021 for walking track upgrades:

  • Illoura car park
  • Riverside walking track - between the end of the boardwalk and the Boatshed

Works are estimated to take approximately three months (subject to weather conditions). Please follow all safety signage and directions from staff.

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

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Applies from Thu 14 Oct 2021, 10.57am to Thu 11 Nov 2021, 10.57am. Last reviewed: Mon 25 Oct 2021, 8.51am

Closed areas: Fire trails closed for maintenance work

Access along sections of the following trails may be restricted or closed from 7.30am to 3.30pm, Friday 15 October to Friday 12 November 2021 (subject to weather conditions):

  • Devlins Creek fire trail
  • Pennant Hills fire trail
  • Boundary Road fire trail

Maintenance work is being done on them. This includes vegetation clearing and resurfacing and drainage improvements in accordance with the NSW Rural Fire Service Fire Trail Design, Construction and Maintenance Manual 2017.

Please follow all safety signs and directions from staff.

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

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Applies from Fri 15 Oct 2021, 4.23pm to Fri 19 Nov 2021, 4.24pm. Last reviewed: Mon 18 Oct 2021, 7.51am

Closed areas: Moola toilet closure

The toilet block at Moola picnic area is closed until 19 November 2021 for maintenance.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please call the North Western Sydney area office on 02 8448 0400.

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Applies from Fri 1 Oct 2021, 9.47am. Last reviewed: Mon 25 Oct 2021, 8.51am

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 23 Mar 2021, 11.13am to Fri 26 Nov 2021, 11.59pm. Last reviewed: Fri 15 Oct 2021, 4.14pm

Closed areas: Gibberagong boardwalk closed

Gibberagong boardwalk is closed from Tuesday 6 April to the end of November 2021 while the boardwalk is replaced.

  • There is no access to Gibberagong track from Bobbin Head during this time.
  • There is no access to Bobbin Head picnic areas for walkers who enter Gibberagong track from Murrua Road or Grosvenor Street.

Signage and security fencing will be in placed around closed areas.

We apologise for any inconvenience caused and thank you for your patience while we create a safe and enjoyable walking track for the future.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please call the local office on 02 8448 0400 or 1300 072 757.

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Applies from Thu 14 Oct 2021, 11.09am to Thu 9 Dec 2021, 11.10am. Last reviewed: Mon 25 Oct 2021, 8.48am

Closed areas: Restricted access to Cowan courtesy moorings

The NPWS courtesy moorings in Cowan waters are undergoing annual maintenance. Access to moorings maybe restricted temporarily while works are completed.

Works are due to commence the week beginning Monday 18 October 2021, and will take approximately 2 months to complete (subject to weather conditions).

Please follow all safety signs and directions from staff.

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

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Applies from Fri 1 Oct 2021, 9.50am. Last reviewed: Thu 21 Oct 2021, 4.38pm

Closed areas: Park visitation - COVID-19 requirements

This is a popular location and will close at short notice if needed to ensure visitation levels do not exceed safe capacity required by COVID-19 social distancing guidelines.

We encourage you to:

  • Plan your visit outside of the peak periods of 10am to 3pm
  • Check this alert before leaving home and again before arriving at the park.
  • Be prepared to move on if it is no longer possible for you to park your vehicle or maintain a COVID-safe distance from other visitors.

Group size restrictions for specific national parks apply. Visitors are still expected to maintain social distancing and good hygiene.

The closure of toilets and other facilities will be decided on a case-by-case basis. Necessary site assessments will take place to consider the management of health and safety risk to visitors and staff, and available resourcing to maintain facilities. Access to sanitation products and running water cannot be guaranteed. We recommend bringing hand soap, hand wipes and toilet paper with you to maintain good hygiene as advised by the NSW Government.

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

Penalties apply for non-compliance. Please check our COVID-19 update for further information.

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Applies from Tue 20 Oct 2020, 11.51am. Last reviewed: Thu 21 Oct 2021, 4.38pm

Other planned events: Lane Cove National Park - increased visitation

This is a popular location and will close at short notice if needed to ensure visitation levels do not exceed safe capacity required by COVID-19 social distancing guidelines.

We encourage you to:

  • Plan your visit outside of the peak periods of 10am to 3pm
  • Check this alert before leaving home and again before arriving at the park.
  • Be prepared to move on if it is no longer possible for you to park your vehicle or maintain a COVID-safe distance from other visitors.

Group size restrictions for specific national parks apply. Visitors are still expected to maintain social distancing and good hygiene.

The closure of toilets and other facilities will be decided on a case-by-case basis. Necessary site assessments will take place to consider the management of health and safety risk to visitors and staff, and available resourcing to maintain facilities. Access to sanitation products and running water cannot be guaranteed. We recommend bringing hand soap, hand wipes and toilet paper with you to maintain good hygiene as advised by the NSW Government.

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

Penalties apply for non-compliance. Please check our COVID-19 update for further information.

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Applies from Mon 11 Oct 2021, 1.19pm to Mon 15 Nov 2021, 1.20pm. Last reviewed: Mon 11 Oct 2021, 1.24pm

Closed areas: Two Creeks Trail

Two Creeks Trail is closed for upgrade works from Friday 11 June 2021 to Monday 15 November 2021.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the NPWS Forestville area office on 02 9451 3479 between 9.30am and 4pm from Monday to Friday.

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Applies from Sun 25 Apr 2021, 11.48pm. Last reviewed: Fri 15 Oct 2021, 4.09pm

Other planned events: Orchard Park shelter restoration

The shelters in Orchard Park at Bobbin Head will be undergoing restoration works from Monday 26 April 2021. As the work is complex, it is unsure when the shelters will reopen. 

Signage and security fencing will be erected around closed shelters as they are progressively repaired. Not all shelters will be closed at once, so you can use the remaining shelters while construction works are completed. 

For more information about closures, 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 16 Apr 2020, 12.00am. Last reviewed: Fri 8 Oct 2021, 9.02am

Closed areas: Lane Cove Depot Road closed

Lane Cove Depot Road in Lane Cove National Park will be closed from Monday 16 April 2020 until further notice while the road is being upgraded to improve safety for road users. During this time vehicles, cyclists and pedestrians are not permitted to use the road. 

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

Penalties apply for non-compliance.

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Applies from Tue 5 Oct 2021, 3.14pm to Tue 30 Nov 2021, 8.00pm. Last reviewed: Thu 14 Oct 2021, 10.18am

Closed areas: Wattamolla lower loop carpark and picnic area

Wattamolla Lower Loop carpark and picnic area are closed for upgrades until November 2021.

Access the Royal Coast track through Wattamolla is open. Access to the beach, amenities building, upper carpark areas and Providential Point are open.

Large vehicles and buses over 8.8 metres cannot access Wattamolla. Buses should not enter Wattamolla Road from Sir Bertram Stevens Drive. There is no safe area to park or manoeuvre at Wattamolla or along Wattamolla Road. All other vehicles can enter Wattamolla and park in carparks numbers 2 to 5 (parking is limited during peak periods).

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

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Applies from Thu 29 Apr 2021, 11.27am. Last reviewed: Fri 1 Oct 2021, 12.59pm

Closed areas: Road closed for upgrades

Construction of a new whale watching platform is underway at Cape Solander. The road to Cape Solander, parking and the whale watching platform are closed. Walking tracks remain open.

Learn more about the improvements being made at Cape Solander and find out about other top whale watching locations around Sydney.

For more information, contact the Kurnell office on 02 9968 2005.

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Applies from Thu 2 Sep 2021, 1.47pm. Last reviewed: Fri 8 Oct 2021, 12.40pm

Closed areas: Kalkari Discovery Centre closed

Kalkari Discovery Centre is closed from Saturday 19 June 2021 until further notice to protect the health and safety of our volunteers, visitors and staff.

Please comply with the current NSW Government COVID-19 rules if visiting your local national park during this time. Check our COVID-19 update page for more information.

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Applies from Fri 1 Oct 2021, 9.44am to Fri 29 Oct 2021, 9.44am. Last reviewed: Fri 8 Oct 2021, 12.07pm

Closed areas: Lane Cove area office closed

The Lane Cove area office will be closed until Friday 29 October 2021 due to the NSW Government COVID-19 stay-at-home restrictions for the Greater Sydney area.

For further information, please email or call 02 8448 0400.

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Applies from Wed 31 Mar 2021, 11.53am. Last reviewed: Fri 24 Sep 2021, 12.30pm

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.

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Applies from Sat 17 Oct 2020, 10.59pm. Last reviewed: Fri 24 Sep 2021, 12.30pm

Closed areas: Areas closed on North Head

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
  • Fairfax lookouts

Open areas include:

  • Q Station
  • The track between Shelly Beach and Bluefish Drive
  • Bluefish Drive to the Avenue of Honour
  • North Head Scenic Drive
  • Fairfax walk
  • Collins Flat Beach
  • Collins Beach Road

Do not enter the closed areas. Penalties apply for non-compliance

For more information, call the local park office on 02 9451 3479, or the National Parks Contact Centre on 1300 072 757 (13000 PARKS).

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Applies from Tue 3 Aug 2021, 1.07pm to Mon 1 Nov 2021, 1.00pm. Last reviewed: Mon 20 Sep 2021, 11.29am

Closed areas: The Basin campground and picnic area closed

The Basin campground and picnic area are closed until Monday 1 November 2021 for maintenance. The Basin Engravings and Mackerel service trails are accessible. The Basin trail is closed past the Mackerel service trail intersection.

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

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Applies from Wed 10 Feb 2016, 3.18pm. Last reviewed: Fri 10 Sep 2021, 1.00pm

Closed areas: Section of Flat Rock track closed

A 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 Ku-ring-gai Chase area Forestville office on 02 9451 3479.

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Applies from Fri 3 Sep 2021, 1.30pm to Mon 13 Dec 2021, 1.31pm. Last reviewed: Fri 3 Sep 2021, 1.37pm

Closed areas: Royal Coast Track closed at Otford, Monday to Thursday

The Royal Coast Track will be closed Monday to Thursday for upgrade works near Otford lookout from 6 September to early December 2021. The track will remain open Friday to Sunday. When closed, visitors will not be able to access Figure 8 Pools, the Werrong Beach Track or the Palm Jungle Loop Track from the Otford lookout. When closed, Coast Track walkers will have to exit the track at Garawarra Farm. Visitors can still access Figure 8 Pools from Garawarra Farm at any time.

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Applies from Mon 6 Sep 2021, 12.25pm to Fri 29 Oct 2021, 12.26pm. Last reviewed: Fri 3 Sep 2021, 9.22am

Closed areas: Beattie Street track closed

Beattie Street walking track on Dobroyd Head will be closed for repairs from Monday 6 September to Friday 29 October 2021.  

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For further information, email or call the NPWS Sydney North area office on 02 9451 3479.

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Applies from Sun 27 Jun 2021, 10.40am. Last reviewed: Fri 24 Sep 2021, 9.52am

Closed areas: Barbecue and picnic facilities closed due to COVID-19 restrictions

NPWS campgrounds, accommodation, visitor centres, guided tours and high-visitation areas like barbecue and picnic facilities are closed in Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park until further notice as a result of the NSW Government’s stay-at-home restrictions. Find out more on our COVID-19 update webpage.

Please check alerts for closures or call 1300 072 757 for further information. 

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Applies from Tue 31 Aug 2021, 7.00am to Thu 31 Mar 2022, 3.26pm. Last reviewed: Mon 23 Aug 2021, 12.01pm

Other planned events: 1080 pest management program

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 will take place between Tuesday 31 August 2021 and Thursday 31 March 2022 in Towra Point Nature Reserve.

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 NPWS Kurnell area office on 02 9668 2000 or the NPWS after hours call centre on 1300 056 294.

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Applies from Mon 9 Jul 2018, 11.06am. Last reviewed: Mon 23 Aug 2021, 11.42am

Closed areas: Fort Denison closed

Fort Denison is closed from Tuesday 2 November 2020 to Sunday 30 January 2022.

The 1940s timber wharf has deteriorated and is unsafe to access. Installation of a new pontoon and wharf upgrades will take place from Monday 10 May 2021 to January 2022. Fort Denison remains closed to visitors until these works have been complete.

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

Night time works will be undertaken between Sunday 8 August to Friday 3 September 2021 during the following times:

  • Sunday to Friday night: 8pm to 5am
  • Saturday night and public holidays: No work

Noise monitoring stations will be set up in Kirribilli and Cremorne to check any over-water noise so that it does not exceed legal levels. It is not expected to be high.

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 Fri 21 May 2021, 1.11pm to Sun 30 Jan 2022, 11.59pm. Last reviewed: Fri 24 Sep 2021, 9.50am

Other planned events: West Head lookout - temporary fencing

West Head lookout is open to visitors, and temporary fencing has been installed at the lookout for public safety. Upgrades will take place in 2021-2022.

Please do not enter the fenced area.

Nearby walking tracks remain open.

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Applies from Sun 1 Aug 2021, 1.00am to Tue 1 Feb 2022, 1.00am. Last reviewed: Thu 22 Jul 2021, 4.06pm

Other planned events: Notice of 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 Sunday 1 August 2021 and Monday 31 January 2022 in (Chowder Bay, Dobroyd, Bradleys, Georges, Middle & 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.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the Middle Head office on 9960 6266 or the NPWS after-hours call centre on 1300 056 294.

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Applies from Sun 1 Aug 2021, 1.00am to Tue 1 Feb 2022, 1.00am. Last reviewed: Thu 22 Jul 2021, 4.01pm

Other planned events: Notice of 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 Sunday 1 August 2021 and Monday 31 January 2022 in Lane Cove 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 Forestville office 02 9451 3479 or Lane Cove office on 8448 0400.

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Applies from Sun 1 Aug 2021, 1.00am to Tue 1 Feb 2022, 1.00am. Last reviewed: Thu 22 Jul 2021, 4.00pm

Other planned events: Notice of 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 Sunday 1 August 2021 and Monday 31 January 2022 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 Forestville office 02 9451 3479 or Lane Cove office on 8448 0400.

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Applies from Sun 1 Aug 2021, 1.00am to Tue 1 Feb 2022, 1.00am. Last reviewed: Thu 22 Jul 2021, 3.59pm

Other planned events: Notice of pest control program

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 Sunday 1 August 2021 and Monday 31 January 2022 in Ku-ring-gai Chase 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 Forestville office 02 9451 3479 or Lane Cove office on 8448 0400.

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Applies from Sun 27 Jun 2021, 9.50am. Last reviewed: Thu 15 Jul 2021, 10.05am

Other incidents: COVID-19 safety advice

Please plan ahead when visiting this park. Popular precincts may be closed at short notice to ensure visitation levels do not exceed COVID-19 social distancing requirements.

Due to the developing COVID-19 situation in NSW, please consult the latest NSW Government news and updates about COVID-19 for advice on required safety measures before visiting a park.

We encourage you to:

  • Plan your visit outside of the peak periods of 10am to 3pm.
  • Check this alert before leaving home and again before arriving at the park.
  • Be prepared to move on if it's not possible to park your vehicle or to maintain a COVID-safe distance from other visitors.

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Applies from Thu 13 May 2021, 12.01am to Tue 30 Nov 2021, 11.59pm. Last reviewed: Wed 21 Jul 2021, 9.21am

Closed areas: Closed areas for pest animal management program

Some areas of Royal National Park will be closed to the public between sunset and sunrise to enable pest animal management programs to be carried out.

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

The affected areas include:

  • Audley Precinct
  • Asset protection zones adjacent to Maianbar, Bundeena and East Heathcote
  • Wattamolla and Garie picnic areas
  • North Era campground
  • Garrawarra Farm
  • Lady Carrington Drive

Visitors who have approved bookings to camp can still access their campsites during these times.

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

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Applies from Tue 15 Jun 2021, 2.50pm. Last reviewed: Thu 22 Jul 2021, 11.43am

Closed areas: Mount Ku-ring-gai track to Berowra Station closure

The Whale Platform elevated walkway on Mt Ku-ring-gai walking track is closed due to serious safety concerns.

The platform will be barricaded and signage in place. No access will be permitted across the platform.

The following sections remain open:

  • Walkers from Berowra Station can walk as far as the platform closure point (6.5km one way), before returning to Berowra Station. 
  • Walkers can walk between Mt Ku-ring-gai Station and Apple Tree Bay (3.5km one way)
  • Walkers from Apple Tree Bay or Mt Ku-ring-gai Station can also walk as far as the platform closure point (1km one way from Apple Tree Bay).

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact the North Western Sydney Area office on 02 8448 0400.

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Applies from Wed 19 Sep 2018, 8.33am. Last reviewed: Fri 9 Apr 2021, 1.35pm

Closed areas: Bonnie Vale campground

Bonnie Vale campground is currently closed to allow for the remediation of asbestos containing material surfacing onsite. It will remain closed until further notice.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information please visit:

You can also visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

Bonnie Vale picnic area and Bonnie Vale boat ramp are open and safe for visitors.

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Applies from Tue 29 Oct 2019, 2.58pm. Last reviewed: Tue 6 Apr 2021, 7.39am

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 Wed 13 Jan 2021, 12.04pm to Mon 31 Jan 2022, 12.05pm. Last reviewed: Sun 14 Feb 2021, 3.51pm

Closed areas: Lake Eckersley campground

Lake Eckersley campground in Heathcote National Park is closed indefinitely. The nearest remote camp site is located at Kingfisher Pools. 

For further information contact the Audley Visitor Centre on 02 9542 0648.

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Applies from Mon 16 Nov 2020, 4.30pm. Last reviewed: Mon 4 Jan 2021, 10.08am

Safety alerts: Protect your picnic - native birds may steal your food

Birds at Nielsen Park are attempting to steal food from visitors' picnics and tables due to unauthorised feeding of local native birds. To try and reduce this unwanted behaviour, NPWS is asking visitors to not actively feed any wildlife and to please bring suitable methods to cover your food. These include storage containers with sealed lids or an umbrella to cover your picnic to reduce food visibility and access.

Please note, it is illegal to feed wildlife in a national park. NPWS officers are monitoring the area and fines apply if visitors are seen actively feeding birds and promoting this unwanted behaviour.

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Applies from Tue 27 Oct 2020, 10.14am. Last reviewed: Fri 25 Dec 2020, 10.03am

Closed areas: Lower track closed

Lower track in Wolli Creek Regional Park is temporarily closed while remediation is carried out on Lot 2.

Undercliffe track remains open through to Jackson track and Turrella Reserve.

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. Last reviewed: Mon 10 Aug 2020, 9.06am

Closed areas: Sugarloaf carpark closed

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

For more information, please contact 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/guided-tours/aboriginal-cultural-cruise-sydney-harbour/local-alerts

Park info

  • in Sydney Harbour National Park in the Sydney and surrounds region
  • Sydney Harbour National Park is open sunrise to sunset but may have to close at times due to poor weather or fire danger.

  • Park entry fees:

    Bradleys Head carpark: $8 per vehicle per day. North Head carpark: $5 per vehicle per day. There are pay and display machines that accept cards and coins - no change given. Chowder Bay Road parking: Monday-Friday: $3 per hour, to a maximum of $16 per day. Saturday, Sunday and Public Holidays: $4 per hour, to a maximum of $20 per day. If you hold an NPWS All Parks or Multi Parks Pass, you can park free for up to four hours per day - additional time can be purchased. Car parks operated by Sydney Harbour Federation Trust or Mosman Council are not covered by your pass. Please check signs carefully.

    Other fees:

    Landing fees or tour fees apply to visit Sydney Harbour islands. All public visitors to Shark, Clark or Rodd Island, need to pay a $7 per person landing fee. To arrange, please contact 1300 072 757 (13000 PARKS). Annual NSW Parks Passes do not cover landing fees.

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Emergency services

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For the latest information on wildfires in your area please contact the NSW Rural Fire Service.

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