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Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park

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Applies from Fri 7 May 2021, 2.19pm to Sun 20 Jun 2021, 2.20pm. Last reviewed: Fri 7 May 2021, 4.24pm

Other planned events: Bobbin Inn Cafe closure

The Bobbin Inn Cafe will be closed for 4 weeks for maintenance works from Monday 17 May to mid June 2021. These maintenance works will upgrade the sewerage and stormwater systems in the building and will ensure the ongoing operation of the inn. 

Please call 02 8448 0400 for more information.

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Applies from Tue 2 Feb 2021, 11.01am. Last reviewed: Thu 6 May 2021, 4.16pm

Closed areas: Weir crossing closed due to flooding

The Lane Cove River weir crossing is closed due to heavy rainfall and flooding. Pedestrians and cyclists can detour via the footpath along Lady Game Drive.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the NPWS North Western Sydney area office on 02 8448 0400 during business hours.

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Applies from Fri 23 Apr 2021, 3.13pm. Last reviewed: Thu 6 May 2021, 9.16am

Other planned events: Fire trail work

From Monday 26 April 2021 vegetation works will be underway along several fire trails within Berowra Valley National Park and Berowra Valley Regional Park.

These trails are:

  • Oxley trail, Mount Colah
  • Arthurs trail, Mount Colah
  • Flinders trail ,Mount Colah
  • Beryl trail, Mount Colah
  • Bass trail, Mount Colah
  • Grey gum trail, Mount Colah
  • Northview trail, Mount Colah
  • Pike trail, Hornsby Heights
  • Waninga trail, Hornsby Heights
  • Refuge Rock trail, Cherrybrook
  • Carmen trail, Cherrybrook
  • Kentia trail, Cherrybrook
  • McKay trail, Hornsby Heights
  • Barkala trail, Westleigh
  • Patricia trail, Cherrybrook

There may be short-term delays and temporary trail closures while crews carry out vegetation works on either side of the trail. These works are essential to ensure access for emergency vehicles is maintained. Please be cautious around moving machinery and wait for workers' instructions before passing.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please call the NPWS Chatswood area office on 02 8448 0400.

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Applies from Tue 20 Oct 2020, 12.00pm. Last reviewed: Thu 22 Apr 2021, 3.55pm

Other planned events: Increased visitation

Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park is a popular location and will close at short notice if needed to ensure visitation levels do not exceed safe capacity required by COVID social distancing guidelines. 

Many COVID-19 restrictions have now been lifted from visitor precincts and facilities in Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park.

We encourage you to:

  • Plan your visit outside of peak periods of 10am to 2pm
  • Be prepared to move on if it's no longer possible for you to maintain a COVID-safe distance from other visitors. It is your responsibility to leave the area. Do not wait to be instructed by NPWS or police.

From Monday 29 March 2021, the maximum group size for an outdoor gathering will be increased from 50 people to 200 people, including children. Group size restrictions in National Parks still apply. Groups 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, the NPWS North Western Sydney area office on 02 8448 0400 or the NPWS Sydney North area office on 02 9451 3479.

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

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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 Mon 3 May 2021, 8.00am to Fri 16 Jul 2021, 3.06pm. Last reviewed: Tue 20 Apr 2021, 9.41am

Closed areas: Piles Creek loop walk part closure

A section of Piles Creek Loop walking track will be temporarily closed from Monday 3 May 2021 to mid-July 2021 for maintenance works. The walking track will be closed on the eastern side of Piles Creek between Illoura lookout and the intersection with the Great North Walk, south of Rat Gully.

The following areas will remain open:

  • The section of walking track on the western side of Piles Creek, linking the suspension bridge and Girrakool Picnic Area.
  • The Great North walk
  • Girrakool picnic area and Girrakool loop walking track

For your safety, please follow park signage. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the Central Coast area Girrakool office on 02 4320 4200.

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Applies from Mon 3 May 2021, 7.00am to Fri 28 May 2021, 6.00pm. Last reviewed: Mon 19 Apr 2021, 1.48pm

Closed areas: Mount Wondabyne campground closed due to maintenance

Mount Wondabyne campground on the Great North walk will be closed for maintenance from Monday 3 May to Friday 28 May 2021.

24-hour pedestrian access will be permitted and clearly signposted around the work site.

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

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Applies from Wed 17 Feb 2021, 8.32am to Mon 17 May 2021, 8.45am. Last reviewed: Thu 15 Apr 2021, 10.20am

Closed areas: Flint and Steel track closed for upgrading

Flint and Steel track is closed for upgrade works from Wednesday 17 February to Monday 17 May 2021. Flint and Steel Beach and Flint and Steel Bay will be accessible by water only.

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 19 Apr 2021, 7.00am to Fri 16 Jul 2021, 5.00pm. Last reviewed: Wed 14 Apr 2021, 4.07pm

Closed areas: Bouddi Coastal Walk Upgrade - partial track closure

The Bouddi Coastal Walk will be closed from Gerrin Point Lookout to the junction of Maitland Bay Walking Track. The closure will be in place from Monday 19th April 2021 until Friday 16th July 2021. This is to ensure the safety of visitors and contractors during track upgrade and construction works. No pedestrian access is possible to this section of walking track and no detour is in place during this closure. 

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

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Applies from Wed 7 Apr 2021, 1.21pm to Fri 4 Jun 2021, 1.30pm. Last reviewed: Wed 7 Apr 2021, 4.03pm

Closed areas: Picnic shelter and road closures

Casuarina Point and Haynes Flat picnic areas will be closed for upgrades from Monday 19 April until early June. Signs will be placed around closed areas.

During this time, Max Allen Drive after Bakers Flat carpark will also be closed on week days.Pedestrians will be able to access Max Allen Drive. Vehicle access will be allowed on weekends. 

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

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Applies from Tue 6 Apr 2021, 10.54am. Last reviewed: Tue 6 Apr 2021, 1.54pm

Closed areas: Jenkins playground and Kukundi playground closure

Jenkins Hill playground and Kukundi playground will be closed for maintenance and repair works from the Monday 19 April until the end of May. 

Signs will be in place around closed areas. You can still access Jenkins Hall, Jenkins Kitchen, toilet facilities and the Lane Cove National Park Cafe.

For more information, contact the North Western Sydney Area Office on 02 8448 0400.

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Applies from Fri 19 Mar 2021, 11.09am to Wed 30 Jun 2021, 11.09am. Last reviewed: Thu 8 Apr 2021, 10.02am

Closed areas: Bobbin Head playground closed

The Bobbin Head playground will be closed to all visitors from Tuesday 6 April to June 2021 for Stage 2 upgrade works. Construction will be happening Monday to Friday, 7am to 5pm and some Saturdays, 7am to 5pm. Please ensure the safety of children in your care when visiting Bobbin Head.

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 Tue 20 Oct 2020, 11.51am. Last reviewed: Fri 26 Mar 2021, 3.39pm

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.

From Monday 29 March 2021, the maximum group size for an outdoor gathering will be increased from 50 people to 200 people, including children. Group size restrictions for specific National Parks still apply. Groups 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 Tue 23 Mar 2021, 11.13am to Fri 16 Jul 2021, 11.14am. Last reviewed: Tue 23 Mar 2021, 3.18pm

Closed areas: Gibberagong boardwalk closed

Gibberagong boardwalk will be closed to all visitors from Tuesday 6 April to mid July 2021, while the boardwalk is replaced. During this time there will be no access to the Gibberagong track from Bobbin Head. 

Walkers along the Gibberagong track who have entered from Murrua Road, North Turramurra or Grosvenor Street, North Wahroonga will be turned around at Gibberagong boardwalk and will not be able to access Bobbin Head picnic areas. Signage and security fencing will be in placed around closed areas.

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 Mon 22 Feb 2021, 12.00am to Wed 30 Jun 2021, 5.03pm. Last reviewed: Fri 19 Mar 2021, 9.41am

Closed areas: Sections of Apple Tree Bay seawall fenced off

Some sections of seawall in the Apple Tree Bay area will be fenced off for reconstruction from Monday 22 February to Wednesday 30 June 2021 for a seawall refurbishment project.

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

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Applies from Sun 31 Jan 2021, 10.41am to Sun 1 Aug 2021, 10.42am. Last reviewed: Tue 12 Jan 2021, 1.12pm

Other planned events: 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 Monday 1 February and Saturday 31 July 2021 in Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park. Don’t touch baits or ejector devices. Penalties apply for non-compliance.

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 this reserve is aimed at reducing their impact on threatened species.

For more information, contact the NPWS Forestville office on 02 9451 3479, the NPWS Lane Cove office on 02 8448 0400 (business hours) or the NPWS after-hours call centre on 1300 056 294 (after hours).

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Applies from Sun 31 Jan 2021, 10.46am to Sun 1 Aug 2021, 10.47am. Last reviewed: Tue 12 Jan 2021, 1.09pm

Other planned events: 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 fluoroacetate) for the control of foxes. The program is continuous and ongoing between Monday 1 February and Saturday 31 July 2021 in Garigal National Park. Don’t touch baits or ejector devices. Penalties apply for non-compliance.

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 this reserve is aimed at reducing their impact on threatened species.

For more information, contact the NPWS Forestville office on 02 9451 3479 (business hours) or the NPWS after-hours call centre on 1300 056 294 (after hours).

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Applies from Sun 31 Jan 2021, 10.50am to Sun 1 Aug 2021, 10.50am. Last reviewed: Tue 12 Jan 2021, 12.47pm

Other planned events: 1080 pest management

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service will be conducting a baiting program using manufactured baits and fresh baits containing 1080 poison (sodium fluoroacetate) for the control of foxes. The program is continuous and ongoing between Monday 1 February 2021 and Saturday 31 July 2021 in Lane Cove National Park. Don’t touch baits. Penalties apply for non-compliance.

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.

For more information, contact the NPWS Lane Cove office on 02 8448 0400 (business hours) or the NPWS after-hours call centre on 1300 056 294 (after hours).

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Applies from Wed 23 Dec 2020, 12.21pm. Last reviewed: Sun 24 Jan 2021, 3.06pm

Other planned events: Apple Tree Bay - 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 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.

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 Wed 23 Dec 2020, 12.23pm. Last reviewed: Sun 24 Jan 2021, 3.06pm

Other planned events: Bobbin Head - 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 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.

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 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 Thu 3 Dec 2020, 9.23am. Last reviewed: Thu 10 Dec 2020, 11.43am

Other planned events: Annual inspection and maintenance underway - Bobbin Head and Apple Tree Bay wharves, Cowan moorings

Annual inspection and maintenance works are underway at the Bobbin Head wharf, Apple Tree Bay wharf and the courtesy moorings in Cowan waters. There may be temporary or restricted access during this period. The work is expected to end by the end of 2020. 

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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 10 Feb 2016, 3.18pm. Last reviewed: Tue 2 Feb 2021, 11.13am

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 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 Thu 9 Jul 2020, 2.43pm. Last reviewed: Mon 10 Aug 2020, 9.08am

Closed areas: Toilet closures in Lane Cove National Park

Some toilets within this park will be closed during the week, opening only on weekends, public holidays and during school holidays. The closed toilets are at:

  • 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. Where there are bookings, toilets will be opened. For more information, please contact the NPWS Chatswood area office on 02 8448 0400.

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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 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/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).

    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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