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Point Stephens Lighthouse and Fingal Island

Tomaree National Park

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Current alerts in this area

Last reviewed: Sun 19 July 2020, 2.55pm

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.

Nearby alerts

Applies from Tue 28 Jul 2020, 3.16pm to Tue 18 Aug 2020, 6.00pm. Last reviewed: Tue 11 Aug 2020, 3.14pm

Closed areas: 4WD beach access closed

Beaches in Myall Lakes National Park are closed to vehicles, including:

  • Mungo Beach 4WD access to the Big Gibber
  • Bennetts Beach from the southern park boundary to Dark Point
  • Lighthouse Beach at Seal Rocks

These beaches have been impacted by the recent weather, making them unsafe for vehicles. The closure will be reviewed on Tuesdays weekly.

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Applies from Wed 5 Aug 2020, 12.55pm to Wed 12 Aug 2020, 8.55pm. Last reviewed: Thu 6 Aug 2020, 3.36pm

Closed areas: Ramsar Road closed

Ramsar Road within Hunter Wetlands National Park is closed from 8am, Tuesday 4 August until 8am, Thursday 13 August 2020. This is for road maintenance with heavy plant in use.

Please note these road closure dates may be extended, depending on weather conditions. 

For more information, call the NPWS Lower Hunter area office on 02 4946 4100.

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Applies from Wed 29 Jul 2020, 12.58pm to Fri 25 Sep 2020, 12.59pm. Last reviewed: Tue 28 Jul 2020, 10.25am

Closed areas: Broughton Island campground closure

Broughton Island campground in Myall Lakes National Park will be closed from Wednesday 29 July until Friday 25 September 2020 for the replacement and upgrade of the public toilet.

The island will remain open to day visitors. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the local NPWS office on 02 4984 8200.

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Applies from Wed 1 Jul 2020, 2.33pm to Thu 1 Oct 2020, 2.41pm. Last reviewed: Thu 6 Aug 2020, 9.47am

Other planned events: Korsmans campground - Limited campsites

A number of campsites at Korsmans Campground are temporarily unavailable due to recent upgrade works. Works include defining and levelling campsites, replacement of wood fireplaces and improvements to drainage and access to sites.  

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

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Applies from Wed 24 Jun 2020, 1.53pm to Mon 14 Sep 2020, 7.00am. Last reviewed: Thu 2 Jul 2020, 11.36am

Closed areas: Bungarie Bay campground closed for maintenance

Bungarie Bay campground will be closed indefinitely for redevelopment and maintenance.

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Applies from Tue 2 Jun 2020, 2.16pm to Wed 3 Feb 2021, 2.17pm. Last reviewed: Thu 2 Jul 2020, 4.02pm

Closed areas: Ferny Creek campground in Wallingat National Park temporarily closed

Ferny Creek campground in Wallingat National Park is closed until further notice due to a broken bridge on the access road.

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Applies from Mon 1 Jun 2020, 1.06pm to Fri 18 Sep 2020, 1.06pm. Last reviewed: Wed 1 Jul 2020, 2.28pm

Closed areas: Dees Corner campground closed due to upgrade works

Dees Corner campground is closed from Monday 11 May 2020 until further notice due to upgrade works.  For further information, please call the NPWS Manning Great Lakes area office on 02 6591 0300.

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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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Applies from Thu 14 May 2015, 10.45am. Last reviewed: Mon 2 Mar 2020, 10.28am

Safety alerts: No driving on dunes, except for in the Recreational Vehicle Area

All dunes between the Lavis Lane and Anna Bay access areas are closed to driving. Drive only on the waterfront, or in the Recreational Vehicle Area (RVA). The RVA is located south of the Lavis Lane access, and is now open for dune driving.

Be aware of tides. At high tide, sections of the beach may be impassable. Plan your trip so that you travel at low tide. If the beachfront is too narrow to pass safely, retrace your route. Do not attempt to bypass around the dunes.

We recommend that you do not drive on the beach 2 hours before and after high tide. Visit the Bureau of Meteorology website for further information.

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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/point-stephens-lighthouse-and-fingal-island/local-alerts

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Fingal Island and Point Stephens lighthouse walk, Tomaree National Park. Photo:OEH/NSW Government