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Macquarie Watchtower

La Perouse area in Kamay Botany Bay National Park

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Nearby alerts

Applies from Tue 19 May 2020, 4.18pm. Last reviewed: Fri 19 Aug 2022, 3.29pm

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
  • Thursday 18 August and Friday 19 August 2022 (NSW Police)
  • Wednesday 7 September to Sunday 11 September 2022 inclusive (NSWRA Competitions week)

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 Thu 29 Apr 2021, 11.27am. Last reviewed: Thu 18 Aug 2022, 3.50pm

Closed areas: Area and road closed for upgrades

Cape Solander precinct will be closed to pedestrians, vehicles and cyclists from 19 to 23 August 2022 due to construction works.

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

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the NPWS Kurnell area office on 02 9968 2005.

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Applies from Wed 17 Aug 2022, 8.59am. Last reviewed: Wed 17 Aug 2022, 9.19am

Other planned events: Delays on Cape Solander Drive

Please expect delays on Cape Solander Drive in Kamay Botany Bay Nationa Park on Wednesday 17 August and Thursday 18 August 2022, inclusive. The delays are due to essential tree maintenance works.

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Applies from Sat 13 Aug 2022, 12.00pm to Mon 12 Sep 2022, 11.00pm. Last reviewed: Mon 15 Aug 2022, 12.34pm

Closed areas: North Era campground closed

North Era campground is closed until further notice due to the effects of flooding and nearby closures of sections of Royal Coast track.

The area will re-open once it is safe to do so. 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 Thu 4 Aug 2022, 9.20am. Last reviewed: Fri 12 Aug 2022, 2.21pm

Closed areas: Royal Coast Track closed at Otford

The Coast Track is closed at Otford due to landslips. There is no alternative route from this point.

The area at Otford will remain closed until further notice.

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 12 Jul 2022, 4.30pm. Last reviewed: Fri 12 Aug 2022, 4.45pm

Closed areas: Garie Road CLOSED

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 attempting to drive to Garie Beach.

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Applies from Tue 12 Jul 2022, 10.16am. Last reviewed: Fri 22 Jul 2022, 10.07am

Safety alerts: Lady Carrington Drive - Landslip

Lady Carrington Drive has been impacted by the recent rain. The surface is eroded and waterlogged. Use caution on rough and slippery surfaces. A portion of the track has been impacted by a landslip, trail users should pass this section without stopping.

 

For more information contact the local area office.

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Applies from Fri 6 May 2022, 11.03am. Last reviewed: Wed 8 Jun 2022, 4.08pm

Safety alerts: Curra Moors track condition - be cautious

Sections of Curra Moors fire trail and walking loop track are in poor condition due to erosion. Please be cautious, 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 Sun 1 May 2022, 11.59pm to Fri 30 Sep 2022, 9.40pm. Last reviewed: Fri 6 May 2022, 2.54pm

Closed areas: Ironbark Flat toilets closed for upgrades

The Ironbark Flat toilets, next to Royal National Park Visitor Centre, are closed for upgrade works. There are temporary toilets on the northern side of the building, and the existing accessible restroom beside the Royal National Park Visitor Centre is open.

Visit the Audley Precinct upgrades web page for information about this project.

For more information, please call the Royal National Park Visitor Centre on 02 9542 0648.

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Applies from Sun 17 Apr 2022, 2.11pm. Last reviewed: Wed 27 Apr 2022, 11.53am

Closed areas: Werrong Beach track closed

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

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Applies from Wed 6 Apr 2022, 4.11pm. Last reviewed: Wed 6 Apr 2022, 4.21pm

Closed areas: Allambie Flat Toilets are closed

The toilets at Allambie Flat picnic area are closed due to construction of new toilets at this site. Alternative toilets are available at Bus Stop Flat and Ironbark Flat. 

Visit the Audley Precinct upgrades webpage For information about this project.

For more information please call the Royal National Park Visitor Centre on 02 9542 0648.a

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Applies from Wed 13 Oct 2021, 4.28pm. Last reviewed: Mon 15 Aug 2022, 3.47pm

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 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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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/historic-buildings-places/macquarie-watchtower/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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