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Whale watching tour at Tomaree

Tomaree National Park

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Current alerts in this area

Last reviewed: Thu 28 September 2023, 2.09pm

Applies from Thu 28 Sep 2023, 1.07pm to Mon 2 Oct 2023, 8.00pm. Last reviewed: Thu 28 Sep 2023, 2.09pm.

Safety alerts: Extreme fire danger warning

NPWS is advising visitors to local national parks to take caution during their trip this long weekend (Friday 29th September to Monday 2nd October) due to high to extreme fire danger.

High temperatures and strong winds are forecast and are likely to lead to high fire danger conditions. Conditions can change quickly.

Plan your visit to a national park carefully, take adequate water and remain hydrated. Please adhere to any park fire bans or total fire bans in place.

For more information, contact the local NPWS office.

NPWS recommends reviewing RFS information on Total Fire Bans, Fire Danger Ratings, and keep up to date using the Hazards Near Me app:

https://www.rfs.nsw.gov.au/fire-information/fdr-and-tobans

https://www.nsw.gov.au/emergency/hazards-near-me-app

Applies from Tue 14 Dec 2021, 1.11pm. Last reviewed: Mon 25 Sep 2023, 6.37pm.

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.

The 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 area office on 02 4984 8200.

Applies from Wed 10 May 2023, 9.00am to Tue 14 May 2024, 2.01pm. Last reviewed: Mon 25 Sep 2023, 6.36pm.

Closed areas: Ocean Rocks track closed until further notice

Ocean Rocks track on Tomaree Head is closed beyond the picnic area from Monday 8 May 2023 until further notice.

This track has a highly unstable landslip. Please do not use this track under any circumstances.

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

Applies from Mon 2 Aug 2021, 1.52pm. Last reviewed: Tue 7 Feb 2023, 11.18am.

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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Nearby alerts

Applies from Thu 28 Sep 2023, 1.07pm to Mon 2 Oct 2023, 8.00pm. Last reviewed: Thu 28 Sep 2023, 2.09pm

Safety alerts: Extreme fire danger warning

NPWS is advising visitors to local national parks to take caution during their trip this long weekend (Friday 29th September to Monday 2nd October) due to high to extreme fire danger.

High temperatures and strong winds are forecast and are likely to lead to high fire danger conditions. Conditions can change quickly.

Plan your visit to a national park carefully, take adequate water and remain hydrated. Please adhere to any park fire bans or total fire bans in place.

For more information, contact the local NPWS office.

NPWS recommends reviewing RFS information on Total Fire Bans, Fire Danger Ratings, and keep up to date using the Hazards Near Me app:

https://www.rfs.nsw.gov.au/fire-information/fdr-and-tobans

https://www.nsw.gov.au/emergency/hazards-near-me-app

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Applies from Thu 28 Sep 2023, 9.42am to Fri 22 Dec 2023, 7.00am. Last reviewed: Thu 28 Sep 2023, 10.03am

Safety alerts: Hunter Wetlands National Park Closure Deer Control Shoot Operation

Parts of Hunter Wetlands (Tomago Precinct) National Park will be closed within a date range of 1700 (5pm) Thursday 12th October 2023 to 0700am Friday 22 December 2023 for deer control shoot operations preventing localised economic impacts and protecting Threatened Ecological Communities within the park.

 

When active the shoot operation area will be signposted advising visitors “do not enter” at any time during the night time operation.

 

Penalties apply for non-compliance.

 

For more information, call the local park office on 02 4946 4100 or email npws.lowerhunter@environment.nsw.gov.au

 

 

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Applies from Fri 29 Sep 2023, 6.00am to Wed 31 Jan 2024, 11.00pm. Last reviewed: Tue 26 Sep 2023, 3.40pm

Fire bans: Park Fire Ban

A park fire ban is in place in this park and remains in effect unless otherwise extended or removed. During park fire ban periods, all campfire and solid fuel (wood, heat beads, charcoal, briquettes, hexamine) barbecues and stoves are prohibited. Gas and electric barbecues and cookers are permitted as long as:

  • They're under direct control of an adult
  • The ground within 2m of the barbecue is cleared of all flammable materials
  • There's an adequate supply of water (minimum of a bucket)

If a Total Fire Ban is in place, different rules apply. Contact the local park office before bringing a gas or electric barbecue or cooker.
Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information about fire bans in parks and reserves including your responsibilities, visit the NSW National Parks fire safety page.

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Applies from Sun 17 Sep 2023, 2.21pm. Last reviewed: Tue 26 Sep 2023, 11.12am

Closed areas: Sandy Point trail closed

Sandy Point trail is closed to non-authorised vehicles until further notice due to vandalism. 

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact the Manning Great Lakes area office on 02 6591 0300.

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Applies from Tue 27 Dec 2022, 12.56pm to Mon 2 Dec 2024, 1.00pm. Last reviewed: Mon 25 Sep 2023, 6.33pm

Closed areas: Mungo track detour due to flood damage

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

You'll need to follow the detour on Mungo track at Mungo Brush. 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 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 Thu 15 Sep 2022, 10.00am to Sun 30 Jun 2024, 4.00pm. Last reviewed: Thu 21 Sep 2023, 4.02pm

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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Applies from Mon 10 Jul 2023, 8.57am to Mon 30 Oct 2023, 8.58am. Last reviewed: Wed 23 Aug 2023, 10.41am

Closed areas: Jarrah Road closed

Jarrah Road off Booral Road is closed until further notice for the demolition of a flood-affected bridge and installation of a new bridge.

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Applies from Thu 8 Jun 2023, 6.07pm. Last reviewed: Thu 24 Aug 2023, 11.44am

Safety alerts: Damaged Bridge on Lone Pine Rd

Lone Pine Road between Italia Road and Drews Road in Wallaroo State Forest is closed 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.

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Applies from Wed 31 May 2023, 1.16pm. Last reviewed: Wed 31 May 2023, 1.19pm

Safety alerts: Use caution for beach front driving

Beach driving conditions remain variable due to changing swell, tides and weather conditions. Drivers are advised to exercise caution when driving and to check conditions before travel.

Please remember to:  

  • Look out for soft sand, erosion, wash outs and drop-offs.
  • Avoid driving through sea water, foam or large pools of water. Driving conditions can change rapidly. Several vehicles on this beach have ended up in the ocean or swamped by water.
  • Check conditions before arriving, and if in doubt save your visit for another day.

Please follow the directions of National Parks and Wildlife Service personnel and/or signage. Do not drive over the frontal dune or any vegetation.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact the NPWS Nelson Bay area office on 02 4984 8200 from 8.30am to 4.30pm, Monday to Friday, excluding public holidays.

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Applies from Thu 9 Mar 2023, 3.25pm. Last reviewed: Mon 28 Aug 2023, 12.14pm

Closed areas: Dead Mangrove Creek Bridge

Dead Mangrove Creek Bridge, off Cobbans Track on Ash Island is closed from Thursday 9 March 2023 until further notice due to the bridge needing maintenance

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the local NPWS office (02) 4946 4100

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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/whale-watching-tour-tomaree/local-alerts

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