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Fingal Island historical lighthouse tour

Tomaree National Park

Current alerts in this area

Last reviewed: Wed 21 April 2021, 3.03pm

Applies from Sat 20 Mar 2021, 12.30pm. Last reviewed: Wed 21 Apr 2021, 3.03pm.

Closed areas: Wreck Beach walking track

The following areas are closed:

  • Wreck Beach walk 
  • Tomaree Head

Heavy rain has undermined the walking track and caused significant damage to steps and landings. Barriers and signage are in place.

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 Fri 19 Mar 2021, 9.24am. Last reviewed: Wed 21 Apr 2021, 3.02pm.

Closed areas: Tomaree Head Summit closed

The following areas remain closed to visitors:

  • Tomaree Head
  • Wreck Beach walking track

Heavy rain has caused landslides that are blocking walking tracks, and the area is not safe for visitors. The area needs to be made safe, and extensive repairs and assessment are required before opening. 

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please 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 Thu 18 Mar 2021, 11.45am to Wed 28 Apr 2021, 1.38pm. Last reviewed: Wed 21 Apr 2021, 2.58pm.

Closed areas: Samurai Beach and campground closed

SAMURAI BEACH & CAMPGROUND CLOSED until Wednesday 28th April 2021

The Samurai Beach Access Trail is flooded and there is no vehicle access to the beach front or the campground.

Recent flood events at Port Stephens generated large amounts of run off and the ground water has risen. Water that would normally drain through the sand to the Anna Bay Sandbeds remains pooled at various low points. The sand itself is water logged and becomes like ‘quick sand’. Vehicles that get stuck or bogged may not be recoverable. The flooding has forced the temporary closure of beach front driving at Samurai Beach for public safety and to protect the important cultural landscape.

Drivers are reminded not to drive on the frontal dune or any vegetation at any times. Fines apply.

Park closure signs have been installed at all entrances and NPWS staff will be advising visitors of the closure. NPWS will continue to monitor the conditions and will re-open the beach after Anzac Day when conditions improve.

 

Please note that Worimi Conservation Lands camping is closed and beach driving conditions will be regularly assessed this week.

 

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please 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 Tue 7 Apr 2020, 10.34am to Wed 30 Jun 2021, 10.35am. Last reviewed: Sun 19 Jul 2020, 2.55pm.

Closed areas: Fingal Island access trail and Point Stephens Lighthouse - closed to vehicles

The Fingal Island access trail and Point Stephens Lighthouse are closed to vehicles.

The sea conditions at the spit are variable, unpredictable and subject to change at short notice. People have drowned attempting to cross the Fingal Spit, and even at low tides the spit can be impacted by fast-moving water.

For more information call the NPWS Hunter Coast area office on 02 4984 8205 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Thu 20 Feb 2020, 9.16am. Last reviewed: Sun 12 Apr 2020, 1.24pm.

Closed areas: Ocean Rocks walking track

Ocean Rocks walking track in Tomaree National Park is closed due to landslide from Thursday 20 February 2020. Signs will be in place around the closed area.

All main visitor areas, including Tomaree Summit walk, will remain open. You can still access Tomaree Head via Tomaree Summit walk.

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

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Upcoming management events

Upcoming management events
Date Event Title
10 May 2021 Other planned events Closed areas for aerial spraying program Details

Applies from Mon 10 May 2021, 12.56pm to Fri 25 Jun 2021, 1.01pm. Last reviewed: Fri 16 Apr 2021, 9.09pm

A number of areas will be closed for an aerial herbicide spraying operation between Monday 10 May 2021 and Friday 25 June 2021. For public safety, the areas being treated will be closed on the day they are sprayed. Advice on specific areas to be closed will be provided a week prior to spraying.

This spraying program is being carried out to control bitou bush on headlands and beaches in:

  • Booti Booti National Park
  • Saltwater National Park
  • Tomaree National Park
  • Myall Lakes National Park (including Broughton Island)
  • Darawank Nature Reserve
  • Khapphinghat Nature Reserve
  • Stormpetrel Nature Reserve
  • Little Broughton Island Nature Reserve
  • and some adjoining Crown Lands

The program is expected to take 8 to 10 days to complete, weather dependent.

The herbicide used is Metsulfuron methyl 600WG. NPWS staff will be present during the helicopter spray operation. Please ensure you follow the advice on all warning signs and the directions given by staff.

For more information, call the NPWS Manning Great Lakes area office on 02 6591 0300.

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Nearby alerts

Applies from Wed 21 Apr 2021, 2.42pm. Last reviewed: Wed 21 Apr 2021, 4.14pm

Closed areas: Ganyamalbaa campground closed

Ganyamalbaa campground in the Worimi Conservation Lands is closed due to flooding resulting in difficulty to access sites. 4WD access is permitted within the recreational vehicle area and the beachfront between Lavis Lane Williamtown and Gan Gan Road in Anna Bay from Friday 23 April 2021.

Please note that Samurai Beach within Tomaree National Park remains closed.

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

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Applies from Sat 20 Mar 2021, 12.30pm. Last reviewed: Wed 21 Apr 2021, 3.03pm

Closed areas: Wreck Beach walking track

The following areas are closed:

  • Wreck Beach walk 
  • Tomaree Head

Heavy rain has undermined the walking track and caused significant damage to steps and landings. Barriers and signage are in place.

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 Fri 19 Mar 2021, 9.24am. Last reviewed: Wed 21 Apr 2021, 3.02pm

Closed areas: Tomaree Head Summit closed

The following areas remain closed to visitors:

  • Tomaree Head
  • Wreck Beach walking track

Heavy rain has caused landslides that are blocking walking tracks, and the area is not safe for visitors. The area needs to be made safe, and extensive repairs and assessment are required before opening. 

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please 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 Thu 18 Mar 2021, 11.45am to Wed 28 Apr 2021, 1.38pm. Last reviewed: Wed 21 Apr 2021, 2.58pm

Closed areas: Samurai Beach and campground closed

SAMURAI BEACH & CAMPGROUND CLOSED until Wednesday 28th April 2021

The Samurai Beach Access Trail is flooded and there is no vehicle access to the beach front or the campground.

Recent flood events at Port Stephens generated large amounts of run off and the ground water has risen. Water that would normally drain through the sand to the Anna Bay Sandbeds remains pooled at various low points. The sand itself is water logged and becomes like ‘quick sand’. Vehicles that get stuck or bogged may not be recoverable. The flooding has forced the temporary closure of beach front driving at Samurai Beach for public safety and to protect the important cultural landscape.

Drivers are reminded not to drive on the frontal dune or any vegetation at any times. Fines apply.

Park closure signs have been installed at all entrances and NPWS staff will be advising visitors of the closure. NPWS will continue to monitor the conditions and will re-open the beach after Anzac Day when conditions improve.

 

Please note that Worimi Conservation Lands camping is closed and beach driving conditions will be regularly assessed this week.

 

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please 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 Fri 2 Apr 2021, 7.00am to Wed 1 Sep 2021, 3.44pm. Last reviewed: Mon 19 Apr 2021, 3.47pm

Closed areas: Most of Myall Lakes National Park remain closed due to flood impact

Most areas in Myall Lakes National Park continue to be severely impacted by flooding. Flood waters entering the Myall Lake system have inundated campgrounds and roads.

All campgrounds (except Yagon) remain closed for an extended period.

Please avoid all waterways due to public health risk and navigational safety issues.

All roads west of the Pacific Highway remain closed, pending further assessment from NPWS.

NPWS is progressively reopening parts of the park when it is safe to do so. For further information, please call Manning Great Lakes area office on 02 6591 0300 during business hours.

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Applies from Thu 18 Mar 2021, 12.17pm. Last reviewed: Mon 22 Mar 2021, 10.47am

Other incidents: Bombah Point Ferry Closed

Bombah Point Ferry is currently closed due to flooding, and will remain so until further notice.

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Applies from Fri 25 Sep 2020, 1.18pm. Last reviewed: Fri 25 Sep 2020, 3.21pm

Closed areas: Little Mountain campground closed

Little Mountain Road and Little Mountain campground in Karuah National Park are closed while Little Mountain Road is being upgraded. The road is impassable. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the local NPWS office.

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Applies from Tue 7 Apr 2020, 10.34am to Wed 30 Jun 2021, 10.35am. Last reviewed: Sun 19 Jul 2020, 2.55pm

Closed areas: Fingal Island access trail and Point Stephens Lighthouse - closed to vehicles

The Fingal Island access trail and Point Stephens Lighthouse are closed to vehicles.

The sea conditions at the spit are variable, unpredictable and subject to change at short notice. People have drowned attempting to cross the Fingal Spit, and even at low tides the spit can be impacted by fast-moving water.

For more information call the NPWS Hunter Coast area office on 02 4984 8205 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Thu 20 Feb 2020, 9.16am. Last reviewed: Sun 12 Apr 2020, 1.24pm

Closed areas: Ocean Rocks walking track

Ocean Rocks walking track in Tomaree National Park is closed due to landslide from Thursday 20 February 2020. Signs will be in place around the closed area.

All main visitor areas, including Tomaree Summit walk, will remain open. You can still access Tomaree Head via Tomaree Summit walk.

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

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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/fingal-island-historical-lighthouse-tour/local-alerts

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