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La Perouse area in Kamay Botany Bay National Park

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Applies from Thu 13 May 2021, 12.01am to Tue 30 Nov 2021, 11.59pm. Last reviewed: Thu 17 Jun 2021, 9.48am

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 Mon 26 Apr 2021, 1.23pm to Sun 31 Oct 2021, 8.00pm. Last reviewed: Tue 15 Jun 2021, 3.07pm

Closed areas: Wattamolla lower loop carpark and picnic area closed

The Lower Loop carpark and picnic area are closed for upgrades until October 2021. Access through Wattamolla for the Royal Coast track will be available and signposted. Access to the beach, amenities building, upper carpark areas and Providential Point will remain 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).

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

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Applies from Tue 8 Jun 2021, 7.00am to Wed 30 Jun 2021, 11.00pm. Last reviewed: Tue 15 Jun 2021, 10.37am

Closed areas: Bonnie Vale coastal repairs

Coastal protection works are underway to the western section of the Bonnie Vale picnic area (near campground entrance). The walking track between Maianbar and Bonnie Vale is open to pedestrians. Access to Deeban Spit will be impacted. Please stay on the track and avoid the fenced work area.

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

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Applies from Fri 11 Jun 2021, 10.42am to Fri 2 Jul 2021, 10.43am. Last reviewed: Fri 11 Jun 2021, 2.40pm

Closed areas: Warumbul Road and picnic area closed

The unsealed section of Warumbul Road is closed at the intersection of Rathane Road on week days from Tuesday 15 June to Friday 3 July 2021 for road maintenance work. This means there will be no access to Warumbul picnic area on week days during the road closure. The closure may be extended if weather delays are experienced.  

The sealed section of Warumbul Road will remain open for visitors accessing the Youthworks properties and cottages. 

Pedestrians and other road users should expect increased truck movements during this time. Visitors are advised to exercise caution. 

Any extension to this closures will be advised as soon as they are known. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information email or call the Royal National Park Visitor Centre or the local NPWS office on 02 9542 0648.

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Applies from Tue 19 May 2020, 4.18pm. Last reviewed: Wed 9 Jun 2021, 4.00pm

Closed areas: Area closures for rifle range operations

The eastern section of Malabar Headland National Park will be closed on a number of days for ANZAC Rifle Range operations. The dates include:

  • Every Saturday from 7.30am
  • Every 1st and 3rd Sunday of the month
  • Sunday 27 June 2021
  • Monday 5 July to Friday 9 July 2021

These closures may occur with little or no notice. 

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 office on 02 9337 5511 or the ANZAC Rifle Range on 02 9661 4532.

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Applies from Tue 1 Jun 2021, 6.06pm. Last reviewed: Wed 2 Jun 2021, 9.30am

Closed areas: Potter Point Road and precinct closure

Potter Point Road and precinct are closed for maintenance works from Tuesday 8 June 2021 to Thursday 10 June 2021.

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Applies from Wed 5 May 2021, 5.03pm. Last reviewed: Thu 6 May 2021, 10.46am

Closed areas: Walking tracks closed for upgrades

Various sections along the walking tracks in Malabar Headland National Park will close during May to September 2021 for upgrades.

As of 6 May 2021, the closures are:

  • Access from the south is open to Boora Point only
  • Access from the north is open to Magic Point only

Additional information will be posted as the work progresses.

For more information, please contact the local office.

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Applies from Wed 5 May 2021, 11.20am to Thu 30 Sep 2021, 6.00pm. Last reviewed: Wed 9 Jun 2021, 1.03pm

Closed areas: Kurnell exhibition and theatre areas closed

The exhibition area of Kamay Botany National Park Visitor Centre is closed to ensure COVID-19 safety is appropriately managed for visitors. Please check the website for updated information. 

You can still access Kurnell Visitor Centre for information, retail purchases and park pass sales. Signage is in place around the closed areas inside the building.

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

Closed areas: Road closed for upgrades

The road to Cape Solander and the whale watching platform will be closed from Monday 3 May to late July 2021. 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 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 Mon 15 Mar 2021, 10.17am. Last reviewed: Mon 22 Mar 2021, 1.00pm

Closed areas: Kamay Botany Bay National Park _ La Perouse

Partial track closure of Congwong walking trail from Anzac Parade to Henry Head Lane for track upgrade works.

Dates of works include: 22 March to 5 April 2021.

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Applies from Mon 22 Mar 2021, 6.00am to Wed 30 Jun 2021, 2.56pm. Last reviewed: Fri 19 Mar 2021, 12.36pm

Closed areas: The Coast track at Burning Palms - major upgrade

The Coast track at Burning Palms will be subject to closures due to a major upgrade taking place from Monday 22 March to 30 June 2021.

The track will be closed every Monday (8am) to Thursday (4pm) during the closure period. The track will remain open every Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

These works will affect access to:

  • Figure 8 Pools
  • Palm Jungle loop track
  • The Coast track between Burning Palms and Otford lookout

For further information please visit the Environment, Energy and Science website or contact the Royal National Park Visitors Centre on 02 9542 0648.

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Applies from Fri 30 Oct 2020, 6.00am to Wed 30 Jun 2021, 8.00pm. Last reviewed: Thu 4 Mar 2021, 10.41am

Closed areas: Audley boatshed - conservation and repair works

The Audley Boatshed will be undergoing important conservation and repair works. Boat hire is suspended and the boatshed, its slipway and a part of the carpark to the west will be closed during this period. Allambie Flat picnic area and carpark remains open. Details on these works are available from the Audley Precinct upgrades webpage.

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

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Applies from Mon 2 Nov 2020, 12.14pm. Last reviewed: Mon 2 Nov 2020, 3.52pm

Other planned events: Ferry wharf reinstatement

Transport for New South Wales are currently undertaking land-based investigations in support of the reinstatement of the ferry wharves at La Perouse and Kurnell within Kamay Botany Bay National Park.

These areas are still open to the public, however there may be some minor disruptions to some areas of usual access and parking. To find out more about this project please visit the Transport for NSW website.

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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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