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Akuna Bay

Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park

Current alerts in this area

Last reviewed: Tue 12 November 2019, 3.55pm

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.

Applies from Mon 11 Nov 2019, 2.41pm to Wed 13 Nov 2019, 2.39pm. Last reviewed: Tue 12 Nov 2019, 3.55pm.

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.

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 Wed 30 Oct 2019, 3.37pm to Sat 30 Nov 2019, 3.30pm. Last reviewed: Wed 30 Oct 2019, 3.50pm.

Other incidents: Maintenance on NPWS public moorings at Cowan Creek

The NPWS public moorings at Cowan Creek are currently undergoing annual inspection and servicing. Some moorings may be out of service for a short period while repairs and maintenance are completed. 

Nearby alerts

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, 3.27pm 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, 3.01pm to Wed 13 Nov 2019, 1.00am. Last reviewed: Mon 11 Nov 2019, 3.26pm

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.

Davidson Boat Ramp will remain open.

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, 2.41pm to Wed 13 Nov 2019, 2.39pm. Last reviewed: Tue 12 Nov 2019, 3.55pm

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, 11.27am to Thu 14 Nov 2019, 11.27am. Last reviewed: Tue 12 Nov 2019, 3.39pm

Closed areas: All Marramarra National Park campsites closed

All campgrounds in Marramarra National Park are closed due to the Total Fire Ban declared for the Greater Sydney area on Monday 11 November and Tuesday 12 November 2019. No access is permitted. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the local NPWS Chatswood office on 02 8448 0400 or visit the Rural Fire Service website.

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Applies from Mon 11 Nov 2019, 11.14am to Wed 13 Nov 2019, 11.25am. Last reviewed: Tue 12 Nov 2019, 3.55pm

Closed areas: Stringybark Ridge closed

Stringybark Ridge is closed due to the Total Fire Ban declared for the Greater Sydney area on Monday 11 November and Tuesday 12 November 2019. No access is permitted. 

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact 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, 8.00am to Thu 14 Nov 2019, 9.00am. Last reviewed: Mon 11 Nov 2019, 4.18pm

Closed parks: Park closed due to extreme fire weather

This park and all parks in the area are closed due to current extreme fire danger conditions and the 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 Fri 8 Nov 2019, 11.06am. Last reviewed: Fri 8 Nov 2019, 11.06am

Fire bans: Park Fire Bans

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, different rules apply. Contact the local park office before bringing a gas 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 Wed 30 Oct 2019, 3.37pm to Sat 30 Nov 2019, 3.30pm. Last reviewed: Wed 30 Oct 2019, 3.50pm

Other incidents: Maintenance on NPWS public moorings at Cowan Creek

The NPWS public moorings at Cowan Creek are currently undergoing annual inspection and servicing. Some moorings may be out of service for a short period while repairs and maintenance are completed. 

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Applies from Tue 29 Oct 2019, 2.58pm. Last reviewed: Tue 29 Oct 2019, 3.03pm

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.

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 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 Garigal 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 Forestville area office on 02 9451 3479 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, 9.44am

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, 9.37am

Other planned events: 1080 fox baiting program underway

A 1080 baiting program will be underway in Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park from Thursday 1 August 2019 to Friday 31 January 2020. 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) as buried baits or ejector capsules are laid continuously and in an ongoing manner on tracks and trails in 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 Forestville area office on 02 9451 3479 or 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 Wed 21 Oct 2015, 2.00pm. Last reviewed: Mon 18 Mar 2019, 2.13pm

Closed areas: Casuarina Track closed between Boree Road and Davidson picnic area

Casuarina track between Carrol Creek and Davidson Picnic area, Forestville is closed indefinitely due to the removal of the stairway down to the picnic area after safety concerns. Lyrebird track is the recommended alternative access which connects to the Governor Philip Walk or Ferguson Street. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please call the NPWS Forestville office on 02 9451 3479 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Wed 10 Feb 2016, 3.18pm. Last reviewed: Mon 8 Aug 2016, 1.30pm

Closed areas: Flat Rock track - partial closure

A section of Flat Rock track - from the Killarney Drive entrance to the Downpatrick Street entrance - is currently closed until further notice due to track safety issues where the 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 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 Mon 29 Sep 2014, 1.49pm. Last reviewed: Mon 24 Oct 2016, 10.38am

Closed areas: Old Wagstaffe trail

There is no public access available through private property to Old Wagstaffe trail. Signs indicate 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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Applies from Tue 12 Nov 2019, 5.48pm to Thu 14 Nov 2019, 1.00am. Last reviewed: Tue 12 Nov 2019, 5.48pm

Closed areas: Tracks and trails closed in Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park

Tracks and trails will be closed in Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park on Wednesday 13 November 2019 due to a Total Fire Ban.  West Head Lookout, Resolute Picnic Area and Illawong Picnic Area will remain open.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the NPWS office at Forestville on (02) 9451 3479.

 

 

 

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Applies from Tue 12 Nov 2019, 5.48pm to Thu 14 Nov 2019, 1.00am. Last reviewed: Tue 12 Nov 2019, 5.48pm

Closed areas: Tracks and trails closed in Garigal National Park

 

Tracks and trails will be closed in Garigal National Park on Wednesday 13 November 2019 due to a Total Fire Ban. Davidson Picnic Area and Boat Ramp will remain open.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the NPWS office at Forestville on (02) 9451 3479.

 

 

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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/picnic-areas/akuna-bay/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).

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Emergency services

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View of Coal And Candle Creek from Akuna Bay. Photo: Gavin Jowitt