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Cape Solander

Kurnell area in Kamay Botany Bay National Park

Current alerts in this area

Last reviewed: Mon 11 November 2019, 3.21pm

Applies from Mon 11 Nov 2019, 3.21pm. Last reviewed: Mon 11 Nov 2019, 3.21pm.

Closed parks: Kamay Botany Bay National Park closed

Kamay Botany Bay National Park (Kurnell and La Perouse) is closed, including all tracks, trails, campgrounds and picnic areas, due to current catastrophic fire danger conditions.

Do not enter this park. Penalties apply for non-compliance.

For more information visit the Rural Fire Service website.

Applies from Mon 11 Nov 2019, 12.00am to Tue 12 Nov 2019, 11.59pm. Last reviewed: Mon 11 Nov 2019, 11.04am.

Fire bans: Total Fire Ban

A total fire ban has been declared by the NSW Rural Fire Service. The total fire ban applies for the entire 24-hour period. Total fire ban rules apply. This ban may be extended. Please continue to check this website. To find out where and when total fire bans are currently in effect, please visit the NSW Rural Fire Service.

Applies from Mon 4 Nov 2019, 10.43am. Last reviewed: Mon 4 Nov 2019, 11.19am.

Other planned events: Cape Solander Drive closure

Cape Solander Drive into Kamay Botany Bay National Park will be closed to cars for the Sydney Sprint Triathlon on:

  • Sunday 24 November 2019, 5am to 9am
  • Saturday 18 January 2020, 5am to 9am

The park will remain open for walkers and cyclists. Commemoration Flat will be busier than usual as the triathlon will start and finish in this area.

For more information, visit the Sydney Sprint Triathlon webpage.

Nearby alerts

Applies from Mon 11 Nov 2019, 4.43pm. Last reviewed: Mon 11 Nov 2019, 4.43pm

Closed parks: Wolli Creek Regional Park closed due to current catastrophic fire weather

Wolli Creek Regional Park is closed, including all tracks, trails and picnic areas, due to current catastrophic fire weather and the bushfire situation across the state.

Do not enter this park. Penalties apply for non-compliance.

For more information, call the NPWS Vaucluse office on 02 9337 5511 or visit the Rural Fire Service website.

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Applies from Mon 11 Nov 2019, 4.24pm to Sun 15 Dec 2019, 4.21pm. Last reviewed: Mon 11 Nov 2019, 4.39pm

Other planned events: Lane Cove National Park cafe closed for 2 weeks

The Lane Cove National Park cafe is closing for a short break from Monday 1 December, re-opening on Sunday 15 December 2019. We apologise for any inconvenience.

For further information please call the NPWS Chatswood office on 02 8448 0400.

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Applies from Mon 11 Nov 2019, 3.46pm. Last reviewed: Mon 11 Nov 2019, 4.41pm

Closed parks: Malabar Headland National Park closed due to current catastrophic fire weather

Malabar Headland National Park is closed, including all tracks, trails and picnic areas, due to current catastrophic fire weather and the bushfire situation across the state.

Do not enter this park. Penalties apply for non-compliance.

For more information, call the NPWS Vaucluse office on 9337 5511 or visit the Rural Fire Service website.

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Applies from Mon 11 Nov 2019, 3.27pm to Wed 13 Nov 2019, 1.00am. Last reviewed: Mon 11 Nov 2019, 3.27pm

Closed parks: Park closed due to predicted catastrophic fire conditions

All parks in this area are closed due to current catastrophic fire danger conditions, including all tracks, trails, campgrounds and picnic areas. Access through parks may be limited. Please find alternate routes.

Do not enter this park. Penalties apply for non-compliance.

For more information, call the NPWS Forestville office on 02 9451 3479 or visit the Rural Fire Service website.

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Applies from Mon 11 Nov 2019, 2.56pm to Wed 13 Nov 2019, 2.49pm. Last reviewed: Mon 11 Nov 2019, 2.56pm

Other planned events: Total Fire Ban

A Total Fire Ban has been declared for Monday 11 November and Tuesday 12 November 2019. Therefore all tracks and trails are closed. Please follow all emergency advice if you're heading to national parks. For more information, call the NPWS Chatswood office on 02 8448 0400 or visit the Rural Fire Service website.

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Applies from Mon 11 Nov 2019, 2.41pm to Wed 13 Nov 2019, 2.39pm. Last reviewed: Mon 11 Nov 2019, 3.21pm

Closed parks: Park closed due to current catastrophic fire weather

All parks in this area are closed, including all tracks, trails, campgrounds and picnic areas, due to current catastrophic fire danger conditions. Access through parks may be limited, please find alternate routes.

Do not enter this park. Penalties apply for non-compliance.

For more information, call the NPWS Chatswood office on 02 8448 0400 or visit the Rural Fire Service website.

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Applies from Mon 11 Nov 2019, 12.00am to Tue 12 Nov 2019, 11.59pm. Last reviewed: Mon 11 Nov 2019, 11.04am

Fire bans: Total Fire Ban

A total fire ban has been declared by the NSW Rural Fire Service. The total fire ban applies for the entire 24-hour period. Total fire ban rules apply. This ban may be extended. Please continue to check this website. To find out where and when total fire bans are currently in effect, please visit the NSW Rural Fire Service.

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Applies from Mon 11 Nov 2019, 12.00am to Tue 12 Nov 2019, 11.59pm. Last reviewed: Mon 11 Nov 2019, 10.57am

Fire bans: Total Fire Ban

A total fire ban has been declared by the NSW Rural Fire Service. The total fire ban applies for the entire 24-hour period. Total fire ban rules apply. This ban may be extended. Please continue to check this website. To find out where and when total fire bans are currently in effect, please visit the NSW Rural Fire Service.

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Applies from Tue 12 Nov 2019, 1.00am to Tue 12 Nov 2019, 11.00pm. Last reviewed: Mon 11 Nov 2019, 10.03am

Closed parks: Park closed - Catastrophic Fire Danger

The following parks will be closed Tuesday 12 November 2019 due to catastrophic fire danger:

  • Royal National Park
  • Heathcote National Park
  • Georges River National Park
  • Garrawarra State Conservation Area
  • Gandangara State Conservation Area

Do not enter the park. Penalties apply for non-compliance.

For more information, contact the local NPWS office on 02 9542 0632 or email npws.royal@environment.nsw.gov.au. Or, visit the Rural Fire Service website for updates.

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Applies from Mon 11 Nov 2019, 10.00am to Thu 14 Nov 2019, 9.00am. Last reviewed: Mon 11 Nov 2019, 4.48pm

Closed parks: Park closed due to extreme fire weather

This park and all parks and reserves in the South Coast area are closed due to forecast severe and extreme fire danger conditions, and the ongoing bushfire situation across the state. Please do not enter this park. Penalties apply for non-compliance.

For more information, contact the local NPWS office or visit the Rural Fire Service website.

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Applies from Mon 4 Nov 2019, 10.43am. Last reviewed: Mon 4 Nov 2019, 11.19am

Other planned events: Cape Solander Drive closure

Cape Solander Drive into Kamay Botany Bay National Park will be closed to cars for the Sydney Sprint Triathlon on:

  • Sunday 24 November 2019, 5am to 9am
  • Saturday 18 January 2020, 5am to 9am

The park will remain open for walkers and cyclists. Commemoration Flat will be busier than usual as the triathlon will start and finish in this area.

For more information, visit the Sydney Sprint Triathlon webpage.

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Applies from Fri 6 Sep 2019, 10.25am to Fri 29 Nov 2019, 11.59pm. Last reviewed: Thu 7 Nov 2019, 12.23pm

Safety alerts: Weed control work underway

Weed control work will be underway in isolated areas of this park until Friday 30 November 2019. An authorised herbicide may be used and signs will be in place where work is underway.

For further information please call Ranger David Croft on 02 9542 0669.

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Applies from Mon 11 Nov 2019, 9.00am to Tue 12 Nov 2019, 10.00am. Last reviewed: Mon 11 Nov 2019, 9.37am

Closed areas: Areas closed due to Total Fire Ban and Very High fire danger rating

All tracks, trails and remote campgrounds will be closed on Monday 11 November 2019 in the following parks: 

  • Royal National Park 
  • Heathcote National Park
  • Georges River National Park
  • Gandangara State Conservation Area
  • Garawarra State Conservation Area

This is due to a very high fire danger rating and Total Fire Ban in place for Sydney. All main visitor picnic areas will remain open.

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Applies from Thu 12 Sep 2019, 2.57pm. Last reviewed: Mon 28 Oct 2019, 8.07am

Fire bans: Park fire ban

A park fire ban is in place in this park and remains in effect unless otherwise extended or removed. During park fire ban periods, all campfire and solid fuel (wood, heat beads, charcoal, briquettes, hexamine) barbecues and stoves are prohibited. Gas and electric barbecues and cookers are permitted as long as:

  • They're under direct control of an adult
  • The ground within 2m of the barbecue is cleared of all flammable materials
  • There's an adequate supply of water (minimum of a bucket)

If a Total Fire Ban is in place, please contact the local park office before using a gas and or electric barbecue or cooker.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information about fire bans in parks and reserves including your responsibilities, visit the NSW National Parks fire safety page.

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Applies from Fri 20 Sep 2019, 1.50pm. Last reviewed: Fri 20 Sep 2019, 1.57pm

Other planned events: Senegal tea aquatic weed spraying

NPWS will be treating an aquatic weed called senegal tea at sites along the Hacking River on Monday 23 September and Tuesday 24 September 2019. We will be using a herbicide called metsulfuron-methyl and glyphosate. Signs will be displayed at each site during times of application.

For further information about the program, please contact the Royal National Park area office on 02 9542 0632 or email npws.royal@environment.nsw.gov.au.

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Applies from Tue 27 Aug 2019, 10.48am to Tue 31 Mar 2020, 10.49am. Last reviewed: Mon 19 Aug 2019, 10.01am

Other planned events: 1080 fox program underway

A 1080 fox baiting program is underway in Towra Point Nature Reserve, finishing on Tuesday 31 March 2020.

The program is part of the NPWS FoxTap program, and is designed to control foxes to assist in recovery of little terns and pied oystercatchers.

1080 poison can affect non-target species like domestic dogs and cats. Domestic pets, including dogs, are not permitted in national parks or reserves. In the event of accidental poisoning, seek immediate veterinary assistance.

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Applies from Mon 12 Aug 2019, 12.49pm. Last reviewed: Fri 23 Aug 2019, 10.21am

Safety alerts: Lower steps on Shark Island Wharf closed

The lower 4 steps of Shark Island Wharf are closed due to a safety hazard. Using these steps for berthing, drop-off and pick-up is prohibited. Access is only possible using the upper stairs.

Small vessels and boats may not be able to berth, particularly at low tide.

For more information, call 02 9337 5511.

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Applies from Thu 1 Aug 2019, 12.01am to Fri 31 Jan 2020, 11.59pm. Last reviewed: Thu 22 Aug 2019, 9.44am

Other planned events: 1080 baiting program underway

A 1080 baiting program will be underway in Lane Cove National Park from Thursday 1 August 2019 to Friday 31 January 2020. The 1080 poison (sodium fluoroacetate) will be buried baits or ejector capsules, which are laid continuously and in an ongoing manner on tracks and trails in parts of this park. Do not touch baits or ejector devices as they contain poison. 1080 is lethal to dogs and cats and pet owners are reminded that domestic animals are not permitted in national parks.

For further information please contact the NPWS Lane Cove National Park area office on 02 8448 0400 during business hours. After business hours, contact the NPWS after-hours call centre on 02 8579 0537.

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Applies from Thu 1 Aug 2019, 12.01am to Fri 31 Jan 2020, 11.59pm. Last reviewed: Thu 22 Aug 2019, 9.38am

Other planned events: 1080 baiting program underway

A 1080 baiting program will be underway in Sydney Harbour National Park from Thursday 1 August 2019 to Friday 31 January 2020. The 1080 poison (sodium fluoroacetate) will be buried baits or ejector capsules, which are laid continuously and in an ongoing manner on tracks and trails in parts of this park.

The areas where the baiting will be underway are Chowder Bay, Dobroyd, Bradleys, Georges, Middle and North headlands. North Head includes adjoining land of Sydney Harbour Federation Trust, Australian Institute of Police Management, and Quarantine Station.

Do not touch baits or ejector devices as they contain poison. 1080 is lethal to dogs and cats and pet owners are reminded that domestic animals are not permitted in national parks.

For further information please contact the NPWS Middle Head area office on 02 9960 6266 during business hours. After business hours, contact the NPWS after-hours call centre on 02 8579 0537.

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Applies from Fri 17 May 2019, 3.26pm. Last reviewed: Thu 24 Oct 2019, 11.41am

Safety alerts: Malabar Headland Rifle Range operation schedule

1. For public safety, the eastern section of Malabar Headland National Park is closed during ANZAC Rifle Range operations.

These closures may occur with little or no notice.

2. 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.

3. When is the eastern section of the park closed?

  • Every Saturday
  • 1st Sunday of the month
  • 3rd Sunday of the month

These closures apply to the eastern section of the park only (Boora Point walking track).

The western section of the park (Western Escarpment walking track) remains open.

The range operation schedule is provided by the NSW Rifle Association.

4. Contacts

To contact the ANZAC Rifle Range, call 02 9661 4532.

To contact the NPWS area office, email the Environment line or call 02 9337 5511.

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Applies from Fri 4 Jan 2019, 12.53pm. Last reviewed: Wed 16 Jan 2019, 3.30pm

Other planned events: Figure Eight Pools - check the wave risk forecast before visiting

If you’re thinking about visiting Figure Eight Pools, stay safe and check our webpage before you go. Our new wave risk forecast tool will show you the best day and time to visit and can predict ocean conditions 4 days in advance. For more information please call the Royal National Park Visitor Centre on 02 9542 0648.

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Applies from Mon 10 Dec 2018, 2.35pm to Tue 31 Dec 2019, 2.28pm. Last reviewed: Wed 23 Jan 2019, 1.18pm

Other planned events: 1080 fox baiting program underway

A 1080 ground baiting and ejector program targeting foxes is underway in Eurobodalla National Park, Mimosa Rocks National Park, Bournda National Park and nature reserve, Gulaga National Park, Ben Boyd National Park and South East Forest National Park. The program is ongoing throughout the entire year. Visitors are reminded that 1080 is harmful to domestic animals. There are 1080 warning signs at entrances and exits throughout the reserve areas. For further information call the NPWS Merimbula area office on 02 6495 5000.

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Applies from Wed 5 Dec 2018, 7.23pm. Last reviewed: Tue 5 Feb 2019, 11.57am

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

North Head Scenic Drive gate closing and opening times will change in summer and winter. The following times include:

  • From Thursday 6 December 2018: In summer, the gate is open from 5am until 8.30pm
  • From Monday 1 April 2019: In winter, the gate is open from 6am until 6pm

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Applies from Wed 12 Sep 2018, 10.18am. Last reviewed: Wed 27 Mar 2019, 11.11am

Closed areas: Walking tracks upgrade

Access to walking tracks between Cape Banks and Henry Head is affected due to track upgrades:

  • The link to Cape Banks walking track and Henry Head walking track is closed
  • Cape Banks walking track to Cape banks Headland is open
  • Henry Head walking track to Cruwee Cove Beach is open

These upgrades are almost complete, however not officially open.

NSW National Parks apologises for any inconvenience this might cause. For more information please call the NPWS Greycliffe House office on 02 9337 5511.

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Applies from Tue 23 Aug 2016, 10.51am. Last reviewed: Tue 20 Aug 2019, 11.13am

Closed areas: Collins Flat not available for venue hire

Collins Flat Beach is currently unavailable for venue hire. This is due to the impact of high visitation on the critical penguin habitat at this location. This closure will be reviewed at the end of the breeding season in February 2020.

For more information, please contact the NPWS Mosman area office on 02 9960 6266.

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Applies from Tue 1 Dec 2015, 1.46pm. Last reviewed: Mon 8 Aug 2016, 8.52am

Closed areas: Lane Cove National Park toilet closures

From Monday 7 December 2015, some toilets within this park will be closed during the week, opening only on weekends and public holidays. Toilets affected are:

  • Blue Wren and Illoura (Areas 4-5)
  • Carters Creek (Area 9)
  • Scribbly Gums (Area 17)
  • Bakers Flat (Area 28)
  • Haynes Flat (Area 32)

Please note: this does not apply to bookings- toilets will be opened for any bookings. For more information, please contact the NPWS Valleys Area office on (02) 8448 0400.

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Applies from Fri 1 May 2015, 4.12pm. Last reviewed: Thu 14 Jul 2016, 1.00pm

Safety alerts: Audley precinct in wet weather

Access across the Audley Weir may be closed due to river flooding during times of wet weather. During wet weather, NPWS advise park visitors to visit Live Traffic NSW to ascertain the status of the Weir crossing before commencing their travel to the park. During times of closure, access to Bundeena, Maianbar residential areas, Royal National Park Visitor Centre, including the Audley Dance hall and cafe, is via McKell Ave Waterfall.

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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/lookouts/cape-solander/local-alerts

Park info

  • in the Kurnell area of Kamay Botany Bay National Park in the Sydney and surrounds region
  • 7am–7.30pm August to May. 7am–5.30pm June to July.

    Areas may have to close at times due to poor weather or fire danger.

  • Park entry fees:

    $8 per vehicle per day applies in the Kurnell area only. The park has coin-operated pay and display machines - please bring correct coins. The park also has credit card accepting payment facilities.

    Buy annual pass
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Emergency services

For all NSW fires visit the Rural Fire Service

For the latest information on wildfires in your area please contact the NSW Rural Fire Service.

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A person walking along the rock shelf. Photo:Andy Richards