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Figure Eight Pools

Royal National Park

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Current alerts in this area

Last reviewed: Fri 19 March 2021, 12.36pm

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.

Nearby alerts

Applies from Thu 6 May 2021, 9.53am to Wed 30 Jun 2021, 9.53am. Last reviewed: Thu 6 May 2021, 4.20pm

Safety alerts: Notice of weed control works

Weed control work will be underway in isolated and remote areas of this park until Wednesday 30 June 2021. An authorised herbicide may be used, and signs will be in place where work is underway.

For further information call 02 9542 0669.

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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 5 May 2021, 2.06pm

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 13 May 2021, 8.00am to Wed 17 Nov 2021, 12.00am. Last reviewed: Fri 30 Apr 2021, 1.05pm

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.

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

Applies from Tue 19 May 2020, 4.18pm. Last reviewed: Thu 29 Apr 2021, 4.42pm

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
  • Monday July 5 to Friday July 9 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 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 Mon 26 Apr 2021, 1.23pm to Sun 31 Oct 2021, 8.00pm. Last reviewed: Mon 3 May 2021, 5.03pm

Closed areas: Wattamolla lower loop carpark and picnic area closed

Improvements to the lower loop carpark and picnic area have commenced. These works are estimated to take approximately 6 months, and the carpark and picnic area will will reopen in October 2021.

Alternative 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.

Due to the temporary closure of the lower loop carpark, large vehicles and buses over 8.8 metres cannot access Wattamolla.

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

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Applies from Mon 12 Apr 2021, 1.07pm to Mon 31 May 2021, 1.07pm. Last reviewed: Mon 12 Apr 2021, 4.51pm

Other planned events: Honeymoon track installation

A new section of Honeymoon track is being installed from the new amenities block to the start of the current Honeymoon track. The area of construction will be fenced off, however access to the existing Honeymoon track will not be affected.

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Applies from Thu 26 Nov 2020, 2.49pm to Wed 30 Jun 2021, 8.00pm. Last reviewed: Fri 9 Apr 2021, 5.02pm

Closed areas: Yeramba Lagoon loop track partially closed

Yeramba Lagoon loop walking track in Georges River National Park is closed from behind Henry Lawson Drive down to the lagoon.

The pedestrian bridge over the lagoon runout channel has been removed while the weir is being worked on. This section of track is impassable and has been closed off.

For further information, please email or call the NPWS Royal area office on 02 9542 0632.

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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 Wed 13 Jan 2021, 12.04pm to Mon 31 Jan 2022, 12.05pm. Last reviewed: Sun 14 Feb 2021, 3.51pm

Closed areas: Lake Eckersley campground

Lake Eckersley campground in Heathcote National Park is closed indefinitely. The nearest remote camp site is located at Kingfisher Pools. 

For further information contact the Audley 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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Applies from Fri 14 Aug 2020, 12.09pm. Last reviewed: Fri 21 Aug 2020, 1.24pm

Safety alerts: Diversion on Mount Keira Ring track

The staircase on the western side of Mount Keira Road at the junction of Mount Keira Road and Queen Elizabeth Drive has been closed off for repairs. Please follow the relevant signage for a slight detour to the ring track at the crossing of Queen Elizabeth Drive.

If completing the loop in a clockwise direction: head north uphill of the closed staircase for roughly 50m until you come to an opening by the road. Take care crossing the road at this point and re-join the track at the usual entry point to the eastern side of the loop.

If completing the loop in an anticlockwise direction: when you get to Queen Elizabeth Drive crossing head north for roughly 50m from the point of entry to the western side of the loop. Re-join the track at this point.

For more information, please contact the local NPWS office.

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Applies from Thu 28 Sep 2017, 11.12am. Last reviewed: Thu 27 Dec 2018, 3.47pm

Closed parks: Kemps Creek Nature Reserve closed

This park is closed due to Phytophthora contamination, unless the closure is otherwise extended or removed.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please call the NPWS Cumberland area office on 02 4572 3100.

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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/figure-eight-pools/local-alerts

Park info

  • in Royal National Park in the Sydney and surrounds and South Coast regions
  • Royal National Park is open 7am to 8.30pm but may have to close at times due to poor weather or fire danger.

  • Park entry fees:

    $12 per vehicle per day. Seasonal ticket booths at Wattamolla and Garie Beach - cash and credit card facilities available. Please bring correct change. There's also coin and card operated pay and display machines to buy day passes.

    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).

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