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Big Rocky to Samurai wetlands adventure walk

Tomaree National Park

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Current alerts in this area

Last reviewed: Wed 25 January 2023, 3.57pm

Applies from Wed 25 Jan 2023, 3.41pm to Sat 28 Jan 2023, 3.44pm. Last reviewed: Wed 25 Jan 2023, 3.57pm.

Closed areas: Samurai Beach and campground night closure (7am-7pm)

Samurai Beach and campground in Tomaree National Park will be subject to an overnight closure between 7pm-7am for 3 nights during the Australia Day period (Wednesday night January 25, Thursday night January 26 and Friday night January 27, 2023). This will assist management of visitors during this busy period, and be enforced by NPWS staff, security guards and a locked gate.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the local NPWS office on 4984 8200.

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Applies from Wed 25 Jan 2023, 3.52pm to Mon 30 Jan 2023, 3.53pm. Last reviewed: Wed 25 Jan 2023, 3.56pm.

Closed areas: Gun Emplacement closed for maintenance.

The World War II Gun emplacement (closest to the lookout) located in Tomaree National Park is closed for maintenance from Saturday January 28 until Sunday January 29, 2023.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the local NPWS office on 49848200

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Applies from Wed 4 Jan 2023, 7.00am to Fri 30 Jun 2023, 5.00pm. Last reviewed: Wed 4 Jan 2023, 3.01pm.

Closed areas: Wreck Beach walking track closed

Wreck Beach walking track is closed due to heavy rain undermining the walking track causing significant damage to steps and landings. The closure will be in place for an extended period until repairs are undertaken.

Barriers and signage are in place for visitor safety.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, call the NPWS Nelson Bay area office on 02 4984 8200 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Mon 16 Jan 2023, 7.00am to Tue 28 Feb 2023, 5.00pm. Last reviewed: Mon 23 Jan 2023, 3.49pm.

Closed areas: Partial closure - North Samurai for Tomaree Coastal Walk construction

Construction work at the Northern end of Samurai Beach will begin in  Monday 16 January 2023 for approximately 4 weeks. Works will improve access to the existing North Samurai Trail and include the rehabilitation of significantly eroded corridors. The works are anticipated to take 4 weeks and are being delivered as part of the Tomaree Coastal Walk project. During this time pedestrian access to and from Samurai Beach from the North Samurai Trail will be limited.

Contractors will use Samurai Beach to access the worksite – visitors to be mindful of contractors staff, vehicles and material.

For more information, contact the NPWS office at Nelson Bay on 02 4984 8200 during business hours, 08:30am - 4:30pm Monday to Friday, excluding public holidays. 

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Applies from Mon 2 Aug 2021, 1.52pm. Last reviewed: Fri 6 Jan 2023, 2.22pm.

Closed areas: Lighthouse Keepers' Cottages Ruins site closed

The Lighthouse Keepers' Cottages Ruins site is closed to pedestrian access for public safety reasons. Please do not enter the site under any circumstances.

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

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Applies from Tue 14 Dec 2021, 1.11pm. Last reviewed: Fri 25 Nov 2022, 10.12am.

Closed areas: Box Beach carpark night closure

Box Beach carpark is closed to vehicles from 10pm to 5am daily. The gate will be locked during these times.

Box Beach Access Road is also closed to vehicles during this period.

A fee will be charged for vehicles exiting after 10pm. Please call Certis Security on 1300 370 145 for assistance.

For more information, please contact the local Nelson Bay office on 02 4984 8200.

Upcoming management events

Upcoming management events
Date Event Title
13 February 2023 Closed areas Tomaree Coastal Walk Southern Gateway Construction Details

Applies from Mon 13 Feb 2023, 7.00am to Mon 24 Apr 2023, 5.00pm. Last reviewed: Mon 23 Jan 2023, 3.49pm

Part park closure from the concrete pedestrian between Pacific Avenue Carpark, and the Tomaree NP Boundary. This area is closed within Iris Moore Reserve, area of Tomaree National Park due to Tomaree Coastal Walk construction.

The closure is to facilitate construction of the Tomaree Coastal Walk Southern Gateway. Pedestrians are encouraged to use alternative access between Pacific Ave Carpark and the Tomaree NP boundary via Ocean Ave.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the local NPWS office. 02 4984 8200

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Nearby alerts

Applies from Wed 25 Jan 2023, 3.30pm to Mon 30 Jan 2023, 10.00am. Last reviewed: Wed 25 Jan 2023, 3.40pm

Safety alerts: Worimi Conservation Lands - caution

Worimi Conservation Lands is currently open to 4WD vehicles, but please exercise caution as the beach is recovering from recent high tides. Do not drive through sea water or whitewash, and look out for soft sand, erosion, wash outs and drop offs. If in doubt, turn around and drive back the way you came.

Please follow the directions of NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service personnel on the beach front, and do not drive over the frontal dune or any vegetation.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the Hunter Central Coast area office on 02 4984 8200.

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Applies from Tue 27 Dec 2022, 12.56pm to Mon 2 Dec 2024, 1.00pm. Last reviewed: Thu 5 Jan 2023, 3.44pm

Closed areas: The Mungo Track detour due to flood damage

The boardwalk between Tamboi trail and Brambles Green campground is closed due to flood damage.

You will need to follow the detour on The Mungo Track at Mungo Bush. Please follow the walking track to the beach and then walk south for 4km.

Take the slashed management trail which connects the beach to Mungo Brush Road to re-join The Mungo Track route. 

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For further information, please call Manning Great Lakes Area Office on 02 6591 0300.

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Applies from Wed 2 Nov 2022, 11.11am. Last reviewed: Tue 17 Jan 2023, 9.35am

Safety alerts: Use caution on roads in Karuah National Park

Hobarts Forest Road and Tattersalls Campground Road are in rough condition due to erosion caused by recent heavy rain events.

In wet conditions these roads may be boggy and difficult to navigate in a 2WD vehicle.

Repairs are scheduled to begin in February 2023. Please use caution and drive to the conditions.

For more information, contact the local NPWS office.

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Applies from Thu 30 Jun 2022, 4.55pm to Tue 28 Feb 2023, 5.00pm. Last reviewed: Thu 29 Dec 2022, 3.50pm

Closed areas: Partial closure on Lone Pine Road

Lone Pine Road between Italia Road and Drews Road in Wallaroo State Forest is closed until further notice while damage to a bridge is being repaired.

 

The Common picnic area is still accessible by 4WD only, from Limeburners Creek Road via Callaghans Trail and Lone Pine Rd.

 

 

Signs and barricades are in place around the closed areas. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the local NPWS office.

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Applies from Wed 14 Sep 2022, 12.00am to Fri 31 Mar 2023, 12.00am. Last reviewed: Tue 17 Jan 2023, 9.47am

Closed parks: Corrie Island Nature Reserve closed for shorebird nesting season

Corrie Island Nature Reserve will be closed from Friday 16 September 2022 to Friday 31 March 2023 for the protection of beach-nesting shorebirds.

Corrie Island is an important breeding site for endangered little terns and pied oystercatchers. The island is closed to visitors for the duration of the nesting season to reduce disturbance that can cause egg or chick deaths.

During the closure period visitors may not land anywhere on Corrie Island, and only NPWS staff and authorised volunteers are allowed on the island. Pest control activities may be undertaken on the island during this time.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, email us or call the local park office on 02 4984 8200.

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Applies from Thu 15 Sep 2022, 10.57am. Last reviewed: Tue 17 Jan 2023, 9.40am

Closed areas: Little Mountain campground and Little Mountain Road closed for repair

Little Mountain Road and Little Mountain campground are closed while Little Mountain Road is being repaired. The road is impassable.

Barricades are in place around the closed areas. Tattersalls campground and Double Wharf picnic area remain open.

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

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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/big-rocky-samurai-wetlands-adventure-walk/local-alerts

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