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World War II gun emplacements

Tomaree National Park

Current alerts in this area

Last reviewed: Tue 26 May 2020, 9.14pm

Applies from Thu 21 May 2020, 1.35pm to Fri 26 Jun 2020, 1.36pm. Last reviewed: Tue 26 May 2020, 9.14pm.

Closed parks: Samurai Beach closed due to unsafe weather conditions

Samurai Beach is closed until Friday 26 June 2020, due to extreme weather conditions. There are strong wind warnings, and large swells, tides and powerful surf conditions have been experienced.

NSW National Parks staff will monitor the conditions daily. 

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please call the NPWS Nelson Bay area office on 02 4984 8200 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Thu 21 May 2020, 1.35pm to Fri 26 Jun 2020, 1.36pm. Last reviewed: Tue 26 May 2020, 9.14pm

Closed parks: Samurai Beach closed due to unsafe weather conditions

Samurai Beach is closed until Friday 26 June 2020, due to extreme weather conditions. There are strong wind warnings, and large swells, tides and powerful surf conditions have been experienced.

NSW National Parks staff will monitor the conditions daily. 

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please call the NPWS Nelson Bay area office on 02 4984 8200 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Thu 21 May 2020, 1.42pm to Fri 26 Jun 2020, 1.42pm. Last reviewed: Tue 26 May 2020, 9.12pm

Closed parks: Worimi Conservation Lands closed due to unsafe weather conditions

Worimi Conservation Lands are closed until Friday 26 June 2020, due to extreme weather conditions. There are strong wind warnings, and large swells, tides and powerful surf conditions have been experienced.

NSW National Parks staff will monitor the conditions daily.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please call the NPWS Nelson Bay area office on 02 4984 8200 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Wed 22 Apr 2020, 10.25am to Sun 28 Jun 2020, 9.19am. Last reviewed: Tue 26 May 2020, 9.59am

Other planned events: Aerial spraying of bitou bush

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service is conducting an aerial herbicide spraying operation between Monday 11 May 2020 and Sunday 28 June 2020. For public safety, the areas being treated will be closed temporarily on the day they are sprayed. Advice on specific areas to be temporarily closed will be provided a week before spraying.

This spraying program is being carried out to control bitou bush on headlands and beaches in:

  • Booti Booti National Park
  • Saltwater National Park
  • Tomaree National Park
  • Myall Lakes National Park (including Broughton Island)
  • Khappinghat Nature Reserve
  • Stormpetrel Nature Reserve (completed)
  • Little Broughton Island Nature Reserve (completed)
  • Some adjoining Crown Lands

The program is expected to take 8 to 10 days to complete, dependant on weather conditions.

Spraying is planned in the following areas:

  • Thursday 21 May 2020 to Wednesday 27 May 2020 inclusive - No aerial spraying is planned at this stage due to forecast unsuitable weather.

The herbicide used is Metsulfuron methyl 600WG. NPWS staff will be present during the helicopter spray operation. Please ensure you follow the advice on all warning signs and the directions given by NPWS staff.

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

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Applies from Thu 26 Mar 2020, 5.32pm to Sun 31 May 2020, 5.06pm. Last reviewed: Mon 25 May 2020, 10.47am

Closed areas: Campground and picnic area closures

All campgrounds and associated picnic areas in this park are closed until further notice to protect the health and safety of our visitors and staff. You’ll receive a refund if you made a booking. Penalties apply for non-compliance. Please check our COVID-19 update for more information.

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Applies from Mon 18 May 2020, 7.00am to Fri 29 May 2020, 6.00pm. Last reviewed: Fri 22 May 2020, 3.46pm

Closed areas: Violet Hill Road closed

Violet Hill and Bungarie Bay are closed this week due to roadworks in the area. Therefore, there is no access to the boat ramp at Violet Hill campground.

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Applies from Fri 27 Mar 2020, 3.33pm. Last reviewed: Thu 21 May 2020, 2.51pm

Closed areas: Ganyamalbaa campground, Worimi Conservation Lands temporarily closed

Campgrounds and associated picnic areas in this park are closed. Camping, including caravans and motor-homes, and social gatherings will not be permitted in these areas from Friday 27 March 2020, until further notice.

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Applies from Mon 25 May 2020, 10.47am to Mon 15 Jun 2020, 10.48am. Last reviewed: Thu 21 May 2020, 11.06am

Closed areas: Korsmans Landing campground closed for maintenance work

Korsmans Landing campground will be temporarily closed for maintenance upgrades to campsites and access to the boat ramp. For more information, contact 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: Tue 28 Apr 2020, 2.13pm

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 Wed 8 Apr 2020, 2.36pm to Sun 31 May 2020, 2.37pm. Last reviewed: Wed 8 Apr 2020, 3.49pm

Closed areas: Broughton Island

Broughton Island is closed until further notice to protect the health and safety of visitors and staff. This closure includes the campground, walking tracks, beaches and huts.

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

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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 2 Apr 2020, 5.25pm. Last reviewed: Sun 3 May 2020, 3.35pm

Closed areas: Cutlers Cottage temporarily closed

Cutlers Cottage is closed until further notice to protect the health and safety of our visitors and staff. Please check our COVID-19 update for more information or contact NPWS Manning Great Lakes area office on 02 6591 0300.

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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/world-war-ii-gun-emplacements/local-alerts

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World Wat II Emplacement, Tomaree National Park. Photo: John Spencer