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Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park

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Last reviewed: Fri 10 September 2021, 10.30am

Applies from Wed 1 Sep 2021, 11.00am to Thu 30 Sep 2021, 11.59pm. Last reviewed: Fri 10 Sep 2021, 10.30am.

Closed areas: Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park - COVID-19 safety

Please plan ahead before coming to this park. Popular precincts may be closed at short notice to ensure visitation levels do not exceed COVID-19 social distancing requirements.

We encourage you to:

  • plan your visit outside of the peak periods of 10am to 3pm
  • check this alert before leaving home and again before arriving at the park
  • be prepared to move on if it is no longer possible for you to park your vehicle or maintain a COVID-safe distance from other visitors.

For further information please email or phone the local office on 02 8448 0400.

Nearby alerts

Applies from Fri 17 Sep 2021, 3.00pm. Last reviewed: Sun 26 Sep 2021, 8.38pm

Fires - Advice: Fiddletown Creek

There is a fire in this park called Fiddletown Creek . Refer to the Rural Fire Service for latest information. Do not enter any closed area or area with fire. If you see an unattended fire call Triple Zero (000). Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information about fire safety in parks and reserves, visit the NSW National Parks fire safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Sat 25 Sep 2021, 8.55am. Last reviewed: Sun 26 Sep 2021, 1.13pm

Fires - Advice: Phegans Bay

There is a fire in this park called Phegans Bay. Refer to the Rural Fire Service for latest information. Do not enter any closed area or area with fire. If you see an unattended fire call Triple Zero (000). Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information about fire safety in parks and reserves, visit the NSW National Parks fire safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Thu 23 Sep 2021, 9.00am. Last reviewed: Sat 25 Sep 2021, 10.27am

Hazard reduction burns: Grotto Point HR

There is a fire in this park called Grotto Point HR. Refer to the Rural Fire Service for latest information. Do not enter any closed area or area with fire. If you see an unattended fire call Triple Zero (000). Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information about fire safety in parks and reserves, visit the NSW National Parks fire safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Wed 31 Mar 2021, 11.53am. Last reviewed: Fri 24 Sep 2021, 12.30pm

Closed areas: Bluefish Point closed

The Bluefish Point bushland area is closed to public access for public safety and to protect important plant and animal communities. For your safety and to help conserve the landscape, please stay on sign-posted walking tracks when visiting Sydney Harbour National Park.

The Shelly Beach to Bluefish walking track is open.

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Applies from Sat 17 Oct 2020, 10.59pm. Last reviewed: Fri 24 Sep 2021, 12.30pm

Closed areas: Areas closed on North Head

Some parts of North Head in Sydney Harbour National Park are closed due to fire damage and geological instability. The closed areas include:

  • Bluefish Point
  • Wastewater Treatment Plant emergency access road
  • Fairfax lookouts

Open areas include:

  • Q Station
  • The track between Shelly Beach and Bluefish Drive
  • Bluefish Drive to the Avenue of Honour
  • North Head Scenic Drive
  • Fairfax walk
  • Collins Flat Beach
  • Collins Beach Road

Do not enter the closed areas. Penalties apply for non-compliance

For more information, call the local park office on 02 9451 3479, or the National Parks Contact Centre on 1300 072 757 (13000 PARKS).

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Applies from Thu 23 Sep 2021, 7.41am to Thu 30 Sep 2021, 7.41am. Last reviewed: Thu 23 Sep 2021, 7.48am

Closed areas: Grotto Point closed for hazard reduction burning

Some parts of this park are closed for hazard reduction burning Thursday 23 September to Tuesday 28 September 2021. The closed areas are:

  • Grotto Point and surrounds
  • Grotto Point Lighthouse
  • Castle Rock Track
  • Grotto Point Track

Penalties apply for non-compliance. This burn is called NPWS HR Firebreak Trail. For more information, contact the local NPWS office or visit the Rural Fire Service website.

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Applies from Thu 16 Sep 2021, 8.47pm. Last reviewed: Thu 23 Sep 2021, 10.30pm

Closed areas: Areas closed for fire operations

Tracks and trails in the southern area of Marramarra National Park are closed for active fire operations. The fire response will be continuing over several days and tracks and trails will remain closed until safety assessments have been completed. Closed areas include:

  • Marramarra Ridge trail
  • Smugglers Ridge trail
  • Kulpas trail
  • Marramarra Creek trail
  • Marramarra Creek campground

Penalties apply for non-compliance. This fire is called Fiddletown Creek. For more information, contact the local NPWS office or visit the Rural Fire Service website.

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Applies from Tue 23 Mar 2021, 11.13am to Sun 31 Oct 2021, 11.59pm. Last reviewed: Wed 22 Sep 2021, 10.11am

Closed areas: Gibberagong boardwalk closed

Gibberagong boardwalk is closed from Tuesday 6 April to the end of October 2021 while the boardwalk is replaced.

  • There is no access to Gibberagong track from Bobbin Head during this time.
  • There is no access to Bobbin Head picnic areas for walkers who enter Gibberagong track from Murrua Road or Grosvenor Street.

Signage and security fencing will be in placed around closed areas.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please call the local office on 02 8448 0400 or 1300 072 757.

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Applies from Tue 3 Aug 2021, 1.07pm to Mon 1 Nov 2021, 1.00pm. Last reviewed: Mon 20 Sep 2021, 11.29am

Closed areas: The Basin campground and picnic area closed

The Basin campground and picnic area are closed until Monday 1 November 2021 for maintenance. The Basin Engravings and Mackerel service trails are accessible. The Basin trail is closed past the Mackerel service trail intersection.

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

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Applies from Mon 16 Aug 2021, 10.43am to Fri 1 Oct 2021, 11.59am. Last reviewed: Fri 17 Sep 2021, 4.34pm

Closed areas: Camping and accommodation closed due to COVID-19 restrictions

NPWS campgrounds and accommodation are closed in this area until further notice as a result of the NSW Government’s stay-at-home restrictions. Find out more on our COVID-19 update webpage.

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Applies from Fri 10 Sep 2021, 7.07am to Fri 1 Oct 2021, 11.08pm. Last reviewed: Fri 17 Sep 2021, 11.25am

Closed areas: Western trail closed

Western trail in Berowra Valley National Park is closed from Monday 13 September to Friday 1 October 2021 while the track is being upgraded. 

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, email or call the local NPWS office on 02 8448 0400.

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Applies from Fri 17 Sep 2021, 10.48am to Thu 30 Sep 2021, 11.59pm. Last reviewed: Fri 24 Sep 2021, 11.21am

Other planned events: Barbecue closures at Bobbin Head

The barbecues at The Pavilion and The Station, both at Bobbin Head, will remain closed until further notice. We apologise for any inconvenience.

For more information please contact the local area office on 02 8448 0400.

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Applies from Wed 1 Sep 2021, 10.52am to Thu 30 Sep 2021, 11.59pm. Last reviewed: Wed 22 Sep 2021, 6.49pm

Closed areas: Toilets closed due to COVID-19

The following toilets are closed to protect the health and safety of our visitors and staff, in line with current NSW Health orders:

  • Cottonwood Glen (13)
  • Moola (Area 7)
  • Scribbly Gums (Area 17)
  • Haynes Flat (Area 32)

For more information please email or call the local area office on 02 8448 0400.

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Applies from Sun 22 Aug 2021, 7.14pm to Fri 1 Oct 2021, 7.17pm. Last reviewed: Fri 10 Sep 2021, 3.00pm

Closed areas: Barbecue facilities closed due to COVID-19 restrictions

NPWS campgrounds, accommodation, visitor centres, guided tours and high-visitation areas, including barbecue facilities in this park, are closed until further notice as a result of the NSW Government’s stay-at-home restrictions. Find out more on our COVID-19 update webpage.

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Applies from Wed 10 Feb 2016, 3.18pm. Last reviewed: Fri 10 Sep 2021, 1.00pm

Closed areas: Section of Flat Rock track closed

A section of Flat Rock track - from the Killarney Drive entrance to the Downpatrick Street entrance - is permanently closed where the old track passes through private property near Killarney Point:

  • Walkers heading west should exit Flat Rock track at the eastern end of Killarney Drive and use Killarney Drive until you reach Downpatrick Street. Then walk down the street and re-enter Flat Rock track from the Downpatrick Street fire trail.
  • Walkers heading east should exit Flat Rock track at the Downpatrick Street fire trail and use Downpatrick Street, then Killarney Drive until you reach the end of Killarney Drive. Re-enter Flat Rock track from the Killarney Drive entrance.

For more information, please contact the NPWS Ku-ring-gai Chase area Forestville office on 02 9451 3479.

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Applies from Wed 1 Sep 2021, 9.22am to Fri 1 Oct 2021, 12.01pm. Last reviewed: Thu 16 Sep 2021, 10.01am

Closed areas: Picnic areas closed due to COVID-19

Rouse Hill Regional Park picnic areas, playground and pavilions are closed until further notice due to COVID-19 restrictions.

Please consult the latest NSW Government news and updates about COVID-19 for advice on required safety measures before visiting a park.

A number of NPWS campgrounds have been closed due to the COVID restrictions. Please check alerts for closures or call 1300 072 757 (13000 PARKS). Penalties apply for non-compliance.

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Applies from Thu 2 Sep 2021, 1.40pm to Thu 30 Sep 2021, 11.59pm. Last reviewed: Fri 10 Sep 2021, 4.42pm

Closed areas: Bobbin Head Information Centre closed

NPWS campgrounds, accommodation, visitor centres, guided tours and high-visitation areas like Bobbin Head Information Centre are closed in this area until further notice as a result of the NSW Government’s stay-at-home restrictions. Find out more on our COVID-19 update webpage.

For more information please call 02 9472 8949 or send an email.

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Applies from Fri 3 Sep 2021, 9.28am to Sun 31 Oct 2021, 9.29am. Last reviewed: Fri 3 Sep 2021, 9.36am

Closed areas: Centre Trail closed for upgrading

Centre trail is closed for upgrade works from Monday 24 May to Friday 1 October 2021.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the NPWS Forestville area office on 02 9451 3479 between 9.30am and 4pm from Monday to Friday.

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Applies from Mon 6 Sep 2021, 12.25pm to Fri 29 Oct 2021, 12.26pm. Last reviewed: Fri 3 Sep 2021, 9.22am

Closed areas: Beattie Street track closed

Beattie Street walking track on Dobroyd Head will be closed for repairs from Monday 6 September to Friday 29 October 2021.  

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For further information, email or call the NPWS Sydney North area office on 02 9451 3479.

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Applies from Thu 2 Sep 2021, 1.47pm. Last reviewed: Fri 10 Sep 2021, 10.30am

Closed areas: Kalkari Discovery Centre closed

Kalkari Discovery Centre is closed from Saturday 19 June 2021 until further notice to protect the health and safety of our volunteers, visitors and staff, in-line with current NSW Health orders.

Please comply with the current COVID-19 rules if visiting your local national park during this time. Penalties apply for non-compliance. Check the COVID-19 update page for more information.

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Applies from Wed 1 Sep 2021, 11.00am to Thu 30 Sep 2021, 11.59pm. Last reviewed: Fri 10 Sep 2021, 10.30am

Closed areas: Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park - COVID-19 safety

Please plan ahead before coming to this park. Popular precincts may be closed at short notice to ensure visitation levels do not exceed COVID-19 social distancing requirements.

We encourage you to:

  • plan your visit outside of the peak periods of 10am to 3pm
  • check this alert before leaving home and again before arriving at the park
  • be prepared to move on if it is no longer possible for you to park your vehicle or maintain a COVID-safe distance from other visitors.

For further information please email or phone the local office on 02 8448 0400.

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Applies from Wed 1 Sep 2021, 10.41am to Thu 30 Sep 2021, 11.59pm. Last reviewed: Fri 10 Sep 2021, 10.29am

Closed areas: Lane Cove National Park - COVID-19 safety

Please plan ahead before coming to this park. Popular precincts may be closed at short notice to ensure visitation levels do not exceed COVID-19 social distancing requirements.

We encourage you to:

  • plan your visit outside of the peak periods of 10am to 3pm
  • check this alert before leaving home and again before arriving at the park
  • be prepared to move on if it is no longer possible for you to park your vehicle or maintain a COVID-safe distance from other visitors.

For further information, please email or phone the local office on 02 8448 0400

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Applies from Wed 1 Sep 2021, 10.27am to Thu 30 Sep 2021, 11.59pm. Last reviewed: Fri 10 Sep 2021, 10.29am

Closed areas: Area office closed due to COVID-19 lockdown

The Lane Cove area office will be closed until Friday 30 September 2021 due to the NSW Government COVID-19 restrictions for the Greater Sydney area.

For further information, please email or call 02 8448 0400.

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Applies from Wed 1 Sep 2021, 9.26am to Fri 1 Oct 2021, 12.01pm. Last reviewed: Wed 8 Sep 2021, 4.28pm

Closed areas: Picnic areas closed due to COVID-19 restrictions

Scheyville National Park picnic areas are closed until further notice due to COVID restrictions.

Due to the COVID-19 situation in NSW, please consult the latest NSW Government news and updates about COVID-19 for advice on required safety measures before visiting a park.

A number of NPWS campgrounds have been closed due to the COVID restrictions. Please check alerts for closures or call 1300 072 757 (13000 PARKS). Penalties apply for non-compliance.

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Applies from Wed 1 Sep 2021, 9.34am to Fri 1 Oct 2021, 12.01pm. Last reviewed: Wed 8 Sep 2021, 11.56am

Closed parks: Cattai National Park - Partially closed, Mitchell Park open for walking.

Cattai National Park closed due to infrastructure works and flood repairs; Mitchell Park open for walkers only.  Due to the NSW Government’s public health orders for COVID-19, all NPWS picnic areas, shelters, campgrounds and accommodation in are closed until further notice. Greater Sydney includes areas like the Blue Mountains, Central Coast, Wollongong and Shellharbour. Read more on our COVID-19 update webpage

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Applies from Tue 31 Aug 2021, 7.00am to Tue 9 Nov 2021, 7.00am. Last reviewed: Fri 27 Aug 2021, 2.31pm

Closed areas: Bouddi coastal walk partially closed - track upgrade

From Tuesday 31 August to Tuesday 9 November 2021, Bouddi coastal walk will be closed between the eastern end of Maitland Bay beach and the junction of Mount Bouddi walking track.

This section of the walk is closed for construction works to upgrade it, and to ensure the safety of visitors and construction staff. There is no alternative route during this time. 

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the local NPWS office on 02 4320 4200.

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Applies from Sat 26 Jun 2021, 5.24pm to Fri 1 Oct 2021, 12.01am. Last reviewed: Fri 17 Sep 2021, 4.12pm

Closed areas: Camping and accommodation in Greater Sydney closed due to COVID restrictions

Due to the developing COVID-19 situation in NSW, please consult the latest NSW Government news and updates about COVID-19 for advice on required safety measures before visiting a park.

A number of NPWS campgrounds have been closed due to the COVID restrictions. 

Penalties apply for non-compliance. Please check alerts for closures or call 1300 072 757 (13000 PARKS).

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Applies from Sun 22 Aug 2021, 6.45pm to Tue 5 Oct 2021, 6.52pm. Last reviewed: Fri 24 Sep 2021, 9.51am

Other planned events: Forestville office closed to visitors

Forestville office is closed until further notice to protect the health and safety of our visitors and staff. You can still email or call us on 02 9451 3479.

Annual passes can be purchased online or phone:

Online:

  • NPWS website
  • Service NSW when renewing your NSW vehicle registration. This includes $15 discount on a 1 year All Parks Pass or 1 year Multi Parks Pass

Phone: National Parks Contact Centre on 1300 072 757.

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Applies from Thu 2 Jan 2020, 3.31pm to Fri 1 Oct 2021, 1.00am. Last reviewed: Fri 24 Sep 2021, 9.51am

Other planned events: Middle Head office closed to public

Middle Head office is closed until further notice to protect the health and safety of our visitors and staff. You can still email or call us on 02 9451 3479.

Annual passes can be purchased online or phone:

Online:

  • NPWS website
  • Service NSW when renewing your NSW vehicle registration. This includes $15 discount on a 1 year All Parks Pass or 1 year Multi Parks Pass

Phone: National Parks Contact Centre on 1300 072 757.

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Applies from Sun 27 Jun 2021, 10.40am. Last reviewed: Fri 24 Sep 2021, 9.52am

Closed areas: Barbecue and picnic facilities closed due to COVID-19 restrictions

NPWS campgrounds, accommodation, visitor centres, guided tours and high-visitation areas like barbecue and picnic facilities are closed in Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park until further notice as a result of the NSW Government’s stay-at-home restrictions. Find out more on our COVID-19 update webpage.

Please check alerts for closures or call 1300 072 757 for further information. 

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Applies from Mon 9 Jul 2018, 11.06am. Last reviewed: Mon 23 Aug 2021, 11.42am

Closed areas: Fort Denison closed

Fort Denison is closed from Tuesday 2 November 2020 to Sunday 30 January 2022.

The 1940s timber wharf has deteriorated and is unsafe to access. Installation of a new pontoon and wharf upgrades will take place from Monday 10 May 2021 to January 2022. Fort Denison remains closed to visitors until these works have been complete.

Penalties apply for non-compliance.

Standard work hours during the construction phase will be between:

  • 7am and 6pm Monday to Friday
  • 8am and 1pm on Saturday

Night time works will be undertaken between Sunday 8 August to Friday 3 September 2021 during the following times:

  • Sunday to Friday night: 8pm to 5am
  • Saturday night and public holidays: No work

Noise monitoring stations will be set up in Kirribilli and Cremorne to check any over-water noise so that it does not exceed legal levels. It is not expected to be high.

For more information, visit the project webpage or call the NPWS Sydney South area office on 02 9337 5511. Visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Fri 21 May 2021, 1.11pm to Sun 30 Jan 2022, 11.59pm. Last reviewed: Fri 24 Sep 2021, 9.50am

Other planned events: West Head lookout - temporary fencing

West Head lookout is open to visitors, and temporary fencing has been installed at the lookout for public safety. Upgrades will take place in 2021-2022.

Please do not enter the fenced area.

Nearby walking tracks remain open.

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Applies from Wed 18 Aug 2021, 5.01pm. Last reviewed: Mon 20 Sep 2021, 9.27am

Closed parks: Prospect Nature Reserve closed public

Prospect Nature Reserve is closed to the public indefinitely as it's part of a Special Water catchment area. There is no public access at any time.

If you wish to visit the Prospect Reservoir area, Andrew Campbell Reserve on William Lawson Drive has picnic tables, playground and toilet facilities.

For more information about visiting Andrew Campbell Reserve, please contact Sydney Water on 13 20 92. 

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Applies from Sat 31 Jul 2021, 9.45am. Last reviewed: Wed 18 Aug 2021, 9.50am

Closed areas: Campgrounds closed due to COVID restrictions

Due to the developing COVID-19 situation in NSW, please consult the latest NSW Government news and updates about COVID-19 for advice on required safety measures before visiting a park.

A number of NPWS campgrounds have been closed due to the COVID restrictions.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. Please check alerts for closures or call 1300 072 757 (13000 PARKS).

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Applies from Thu 15 Jul 2021, 2.03pm. Last reviewed: Wed 25 Aug 2021, 11.34am

Closed areas: Maitland Bay Information Centre closed due to COVID-19

The Maitland Bay Information Centre in Bouddi National Park is closed from Thursday 15 July until further notice, to protect health and safety of our volunteers, visitors and staff, in-line with current NSW Health orders.

Please comply with the current COVID-19 rules if visiting the local national park during this time. Penalties apply for non-compliance. Check the COVID-19 update page for more information.

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Applies from Sun 1 Aug 2021, 1.00am to Tue 1 Feb 2022, 1.00am. Last reviewed: Thu 22 Jul 2021, 4.06pm

Other planned events: Notice of 1080 pest management

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service will be conducting a baiting program using manufactured baits, fresh baits and Canid Pest Ejectors (CPEs) containing 1080 poison (sodium fluroacetate) for the control of foxes. The program is continuous and ongoing between Sunday 1 August 2021 and Monday 31 January 2022 in (Chowder Bay, Dobroyd, Bradleys, Georges, Middle & North Headlands (North Head includes the adjoining land of Sydney Harbour Federation Trust, Australian Institute of Police Management, and Quarantine Station).

Don’t touch baits or ejector devices. All baiting locations are identifiable by signs.

Domestic pets are not permitted in NSW national parks and reserves. Pets and working dogs may be affected (1080 is lethal to cats and dogs). Pets and working dogs must be restrained or muzzled in the vicinity and must not enter the baiting location. In the event of accidental poisoning seek immediate veterinary assistance.

Fox baiting in these reserves is aimed at reducing their impact on threatened species.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the Middle Head office on 9960 6266 or the NPWS after-hours call centre on 1300 056 294.

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Applies from Sun 1 Aug 2021, 1.00am to Tue 1 Feb 2022, 1.00am. Last reviewed: Thu 22 Jul 2021, 4.01pm

Other planned events: Notice of 1080 pest management

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service will be conducting a baiting program using manufactured baits, fresh baits and Canid Pest Ejectors (CPEs) containing 1080 poison (sodium fluroacetate) for the control of foxes. The program is continuous and ongoing between Sunday 1 August 2021 and Monday 31 January 2022 in Lane Cove National Park.

Don’t touch baits or ejector devices. All baiting locations are identifiable by signs.

Domestic pets are not permitted in NSW national parks and reserves. Pets and working dogs may be affected (1080 is lethal to cats and dogs). Pets and working dogs must be restrained or muzzled in the vicinity and must not enter the baiting location. In the event of accidental poisoning seek immediate veterinary assistance.

Fox baiting in these reserves is aimed at reducing their impact on threatened species.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the Forestville office 02 9451 3479 or Lane Cove office on 8448 0400.

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Applies from Sun 1 Aug 2021, 1.00am to Tue 1 Feb 2022, 1.00am. Last reviewed: Thu 22 Jul 2021, 4.00pm

Other planned events: Notice of 1080 pest management

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service will be conducting a baiting program using manufactured baits, fresh baits and Canid Pest Ejectors (CPEs) containing 1080 poison (sodium fluroacetate) for the control of foxes. The program is continuous and ongoing between Sunday 1 August 2021 and Monday 31 January 2022 in Garigal National Park.

Don’t touch baits or ejector devices. All baiting locations are identifiable by signs.

Domestic pets are not permitted in NSW national parks and reserves. Pets and working dogs may be affected (1080 is lethal to cats and dogs). Pets and working dogs must be restrained or muzzled in the vicinity and must not enter the baiting location. In the event of accidental poisoning seek immediate veterinary assistance.

Fox baiting in these reserves is aimed at reducing their impact on threatened species.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the Forestville office 02 9451 3479 or Lane Cove office on 8448 0400.

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Applies from Sun 1 Aug 2021, 1.00am to Tue 1 Feb 2022, 1.00am. Last reviewed: Thu 22 Jul 2021, 3.59pm

Other planned events: Notice of pest control program

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service will be conducting a baiting program using manufactured baits, fresh baits and Canid Pest Ejectors (CPEs) containing 1080 poison (sodium fluroacetate) for the control of foxes. The program is continuous and ongoing between Sunday 1 August 2021 and Monday 31 January 2022 in Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park.

Don’t touch baits or ejector devices. All baiting locations are identifiable by signs.

Domestic pets are not permitted in NSW national parks and reserves. Pets and working dogs may be affected (1080 is lethal to cats and dogs). Pets and working dogs must be restrained or muzzled in the vicinity and must not enter the baiting location. In the event of accidental poisoning seek immediate veterinary assistance.

Fox baiting in these reserves is aimed at reducing their impact on threatened species.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the Forestville office 02 9451 3479 or Lane Cove office on 8448 0400.

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Applies from Tue 20 Oct 2020, 11.51am. Last reviewed: Mon 26 Jul 2021, 1.04pm

Other planned events: Lane Cove National Park - increased visitation

This is a popular location and will close at short notice if needed to ensure visitation levels do not exceed safe capacity required by COVID-19 social distancing guidelines.

We encourage you to:

  • Plan your visit outside of the peak periods of 10am to 3pm
  • Check this alert before leaving home and again before arriving at the park.
  • Be prepared to move on if it is no longer possible for you to park your vehicle or maintain a COVID-safe distance from other visitors.

Group size restrictions for specific national parks apply. Visitors are still expected to maintain social distancing and good hygiene.

The closure of toilets and other facilities will be decided on a case-by-case basis. Necessary site assessments will take place to consider the management of health and safety risk to visitors and staff, and available resourcing to maintain facilities. Access to sanitation products and running water cannot be guaranteed. We recommend bringing hand soap, hand wipes and toilet paper with you to maintain good hygiene as advised by the NSW Government.

For more information about closures, call the NPWS Contact Centre on 1300 072 757, or the NPWS North Western Sydney area office on 02 8448 0400.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. Please check our COVID-19 update for further information.

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Applies from Sun 27 Jun 2021, 9.50am. Last reviewed: Thu 15 Jul 2021, 10.05am

Other incidents: COVID-19 safety advice

Please plan ahead when visiting this park. Popular precincts may be closed at short notice to ensure visitation levels do not exceed COVID-19 social distancing requirements.

Due to the developing COVID-19 situation in NSW, please consult the latest NSW Government news and updates about COVID-19 for advice on required safety measures before visiting a park.

We encourage you to:

  • Plan your visit outside of the peak periods of 10am to 3pm.
  • Check this alert before leaving home and again before arriving at the park.
  • Be prepared to move on if it's not possible to park your vehicle or to maintain a COVID-safe distance from other visitors.

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Applies from Tue 15 Jun 2021, 2.50pm. Last reviewed: Thu 22 Jul 2021, 11.43am

Closed areas: Mount Ku-ring-gai track to Berowra Station closure

The Whale Platform elevated walkway on Mt Ku-ring-gai walking track is closed due to serious safety concerns.

The platform will be barricaded and signage in place. No access will be permitted across the platform.

The following sections remain open:

  • Walkers from Berowra Station can walk as far as the platform closure point (6.5km one way), before returning to Berowra Station. 
  • Walkers can walk between Mt Ku-ring-gai Station and Apple Tree Bay (3.5km one way)
  • Walkers from Apple Tree Bay or Mt Ku-ring-gai Station can also walk as far as the platform closure point (1km one way from Apple Tree Bay).

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact the North Western Sydney Area office on 02 8448 0400.

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Applies from Thu 13 May 2021, 8.00am to Wed 17 Nov 2021, 12.00am. Last reviewed: Tue 15 Jun 2021, 3.37pm

Other planned events: Notice of 1080 Baiting

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) will be conducting an ongoing aerial and ground baiting program in this park from Monday 17 May to Wednesday 17 November 2021. The operation will involve the use of meat baits, meat bait products and ejectors containing 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of wild dogs and foxes.

This program is designed to minimise the impact of foxes on wildlife, especially after the recent extensive bushfires, and to minimise the impact of wild dogs and foxes on neighbouring stock. This program is carried out as part of the following Blue Mountains Branch Pest Management Strategies: Western Hunter Wild Dog Management Plan, Central Hunter Wild Dog Management Plan & Post Fire Aerial Baiting Program.

All baiting locations will be identified by signs. Domestic pets are not permitted in NSW national parks and reserves. Pets and working dogs may be affected (1080 is lethal to cats and dogs). Pets and working dogs must be restrained or muzzled in the vicinity and must not enter the baiting locations. In the event of accidental poisoning seek immediate veterinary assistance.

For further information please email or call the NPWS Bulga Office on (02) 6574 5555

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Applies from Fri 14 May 2021, 3.52pm. Last reviewed: Fri 14 May 2021, 4.20pm

Other planned events: Berkely trail upgrades and maintenance

From Tuesday 18 May 2021 upgrade works will be happening on Berkely fire trail in Berowra Valley National Park, until further notice. The work is focused on improving accessibility for fire-fighting vehicles. During this time vegetation management works will also be happening on the side of the trail. 

Please take care around moving machinery and tree crews, and wait for instructions from staff before passing. 

For more information, contact the NPWS North Western Sydney area office on 02 8448 0400.

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Applies from Sun 25 Apr 2021, 11.48pm. Last reviewed: Wed 21 Apr 2021, 9.25am

Other planned events: Orchard Park shelter restoration

The shelters in Orchard Park at Bobbin Head will be undergoing restoration works from Monday 26 April 2021 until mid July 2021. 

Signage and security fencing will be erected around closed shelters as they are are progressively repaired. Not all shelters will be closed at once, so you can use the remaining shelters while construction works are completed. 

For more information about closures, call the NPWS Contact Centre on 1300 072 757, or the NPWS North Western Sydney area office on 02 8448 0400.

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Applies from Tue 29 Oct 2019, 2.58pm. Last reviewed: Tue 6 Apr 2021, 7.39am

Safety alerts: Swimming safety in Berowra Valley National Park

Swimming is not advisable in Berowra Creek at certain times as the water may be subject to variable pollution levels and algal blooms. Please refer to the Hornsby Shire Council website before swimming in Berowra Creek. Alternatively you can call the Hornsby Council 24 hour information line on 9847 6666 or the Algal information line on 1800 999 457.

Swimming at Fishponds is not advised at any time due to heavy water pollution.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the NPWS Chatswood area office on 02 8448 0400 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Fri 31 Jul 2020, 10.05am. Last reviewed: Thu 18 Mar 2021, 2.03pm

Closed parks: Muogamarra Nature Reserve access

Muogamarra Nature Reserve is only open to the public for 6 weeks every year, around spring time. Due to the sensitive nature of the reserve, access is restricted at other times to approved educational and research activities only.

For more information about closures, call the NPWS Contact Centre on 1300 072 757 or the NPWS North Western Sydney area office on 02 8448 0400.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. Please check our COVID-19 update for further information.

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Applies from Mon 16 Nov 2020, 4.30pm. Last reviewed: Mon 4 Jan 2021, 10.08am

Safety alerts: Protect your picnic - native birds may steal your food

Birds at Nielsen Park are attempting to steal food from visitors' picnics and tables due to unauthorised feeding of local native birds. To try and reduce this unwanted behaviour, NPWS is asking visitors to not actively feed any wildlife and to please bring suitable methods to cover your food. These include storage containers with sealed lids or an umbrella to cover your picnic to reduce food visibility and access.

Please note, it is illegal to feed wildlife in a national park. NPWS officers are monitoring the area and fines apply if visitors are seen actively feeding birds and promoting this unwanted behaviour.

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Applies from Thu 16 Apr 2020, 12.00am. Last reviewed: Tue 23 Mar 2021, 10.07am

Closed areas: Lane Cove Depot Road closed

Lane Cove Depot Road in Lane Cove National Park will be closed from Monday 16 April 2020 until further notice while the road is being upgraded to improve safety for road users. During this time vehicles, cyclists and pedestrians are not permitted to use the road. 

For more information regarding closures, call the NPWS Contact Centre on 1300 072 757, or the NPWS North Western Sydney area office on 02 8448 0400.

Penalties apply for non-compliance.

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Applies from Wed 30 Sep 2020, 11.54am. Last reviewed: Wed 30 Sep 2020, 4.00pm

Safety alerts: Ironbark Road access to picnic area - Last 850m 4WD only

The last 850m along Ironbark Road (Crown Road) to access Ironbark picnic area is currently limited to 4WD vehicles only. This section is not suitable to conventional 2WD vehicles due to a severely eroded hill along the Crown Road. Visitors to this section of the park travelling by conventional 2WD vehicles will have to walk the last 850 metres to access to the start of the park and Ironbark picnic area.

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Applies from Thu 9 Jul 2020, 2.52pm. Last reviewed: Mon 10 Aug 2020, 9.06am

Closed areas: Sugarloaf carpark closed

Sugarloaf car park is no longer open to the public. We apologise for any inconvenience.

For more information, please contact Chatswood Area office on 02 8448 0400 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Wed 5 Dec 2018, 7.23pm. Last reviewed: Mon 12 Apr 2021, 10.37am

Other planned events: North Head Scenic Drive gate opening and closing times

North Head Scenic Drive gate closing and opening times are:

  • From 1 October to 31 March each year, the gate is open from 5am to 8.30pm
  • From 1 April to 30 September each year, the gate is open from 6am to 6pm

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Applies from Mon 29 Sep 2014, 1.49pm. Last reviewed: Thu 2 Apr 2020, 1.17pm

Closed areas: Old Wagstaffe trail - no access through private property

There is no public access to Old Wagstaffe trail through private property. Signs show where public access is not permitted. 

Penalties apply for non-compliance

For more information, please contact the NPWS Hawkesbury North area office on 02 4320 4200 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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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/sphinx-memorial/local-alerts

Park info

  • in Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park in the Sydney and surrounds region
  • Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park is open sunrise to sunset but may have to close at times due to poor weather or fire danger.

    • The entrance to Bobbin Head and Appletree Bay is closed from 8pm to 6am during daylight savings periods, and from 5.30pm to 6am the rest of the year.
    • Gates to West Head are closed from 8.30pm to 6am during daylight savings periods, and from 6pm to 6am the rest of the year.
  • Park entry fees:

    $12 per vehicle per day.

    Vehicles over 8 seats: $4.40 per adult, $2.20 per child (per day). Students on educational programs: $1.10 per student. Teachers/educational supervisors: free (1 adult per 10 students).

    Other fees:

    A $3 per adult, $2 per child landing fee may apply for day visitors to The Basin campground. Please pay at the campground wharf. Landing fees are included in your camping fees.

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Emergency services

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