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Bateau Bay Beach picnic area

Wyrrabalong National Park

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Applies from Mon 15 Aug 2022, 1.05pm to Wed 17 Aug 2022, 4.00pm. Last reviewed: Mon 15 Aug 2022, 1.19pm

Closed areas: The Basin campground and picnic area closed for maintenance.

The Basin campground and picnic area is closed on from 7am until 4pm on Thursday 18 August for maintenance work.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the local park office.

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Applies from Mon 29 Sep 2014, 1.49pm to Fri 11 Aug 2023, 11.58am. Last reviewed: Thu 11 Aug 2022, 4.48pm

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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Applies from Fri 4 Jan 2019, 1.28pm to Fri 30 Dec 2022, 1.38pm. Last reviewed: Thu 11 Aug 2022, 1.44pm

Closed areas: Morisset picnic area closed

The Morisset section of Lake Macquarie State Conservation Area is closed from Thursday 20 December 2019. There is now no public access to the following areas:

  • The  Morisset Hospital site
  • Lake Macquarie State Conservation Area foreshore
  • Morisset picnic area.

Alternative picnic areas are located in the Lake Macquarie Council area in and around the Morisset and Bonnells Bay foreshores. There is no public access to view the kangaroos that frequent the hospital site. Members of the public can contact the hospital administrative office on 02 4973 0222. 

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact Central Coast area Lake Munmorah area office on 02 4972 9000 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Mon 4 Jul 2016, 9.41am to Sat 31 Dec 2022, 9.31am. Last reviewed: Mon 8 Aug 2022, 11.41am

Closed areas: Fire trails and roads closed due to damage

The following fire trails are closed due to illegal 4WD damage:

  • Maculata fire trail west of Jilliby Road to Daniels Point fire trail
  • Eastern section of Daniels Point fire trail to Jilliby Jilliby Creek

There is no vehicle access across Little Jilliby jilliby Creek in either direction. Locked gates are in place in several locations. 

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the NPWS Central Coast area office on 02 4972 9000 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Sat 6 Aug 2022, 9.03am to Fri 30 Sep 2022, 9.18am. Last reviewed: Mon 8 Aug 2022, 11.29am

Closed areas: Warrah Trig Road closed to vehicles

Warrah Trig Road is closed to vehicles until further notice due to damage from recent rainfall events. The road has deep ruts and boggy sections, making it unsafe and impassable for vehicles.

The road is open to pedestrians and cyclists. However, please take care when traversing wet sections as they may be slippery.

Alternate pedestrian access to Warrah lookout is available via the Pearl Beach to Patonga fire trail. 

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

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Applies from Thu 4 Aug 2022, 9.45am to Wed 7 Sep 2022, 5.51pm. Last reviewed: Thu 4 Aug 2022, 3.11pm

Closed areas: Walking track closed due to flood damage

Hominy Creek walking track and access to Emerald Pool is closed until further notice. The track is impassable due to severe rainfall causing hazardous conditions.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact the local office.

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Applies from Wed 3 Aug 2022, 10.43am. Last reviewed: Wed 3 Aug 2022, 2.09pm

Safety alerts: Rock fishing safety

Rock fishing is a popular activity for many national park visitors and your safety whilst fishing is important. Parts of the NSW Central Coast are a declared high risk area due to large swells and hazardous surf conditions. In these high risk areas under the NSW Rock Fishing Safety Act 2016, you are required by law to wear an appropriate life jacket. This includes children and anyone helping you fish. This is regulated by NSW Fisheries and poses an on the spot $100 fine if non-compliant.

Before rock fishing you should always:

Stay safe, always watch the local conditions, never turn your back on the ocean and never fish alone.

If you’re in doubt don’t go out.

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Applies from Mon 1 Aug 2022, 8.41am to Mon 31 Oct 2022, 5.00pm. Last reviewed: Thu 11 Aug 2022, 8.34am

Closed areas: Bobbin Head toilet blocks closed for upgrades

The toilet blocks at Orchard Park and Gibberagong will be closed for upgrades from Monday 7 March until the end of October 2022. There will be temporary toilets in place while the works are being carried out.

For more information, please contact the local office on 02 8448 0400.

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Applies from Fri 29 Jul 2022, 1.49pm to Wed 31 Jan 2024, 1.50pm. Last reviewed: Fri 29 Jul 2022, 2.25pm

Safety alerts: Area permanently closed - Pink Caves

Access to Pink Caves is permanently closed. Sudden large swells and tides create major waves that wash over the rocks.

Do not access this area. The severe conditions at this site have caused a number of significant injuries and deaths in the past.

Pink Caves has never been a designated visitor site due to the extreme nature of the surf and tides at this location. There is no approved public access walking track to Pink Caves.

Visitors should take caution when traversing rock shelves and coastal areas located within Munmorah State Conservation Area.

For further information call the NPWS Lake Munmorah office on 02 4972 9000.

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Applies from Mon 30 May 2022, 9.09am. Last reviewed: Thu 28 Jul 2022, 8.16am

Safety alerts: Hazardous conditions due to wet weather

All roads in Jilliby State Conservation Area are unsealed, and not readily accessible by 2WD vehicles. 4WD vehicles should be used at all times. Gates may be temporarily closed on some roads for roadworks, to prevent damage when wet.

For more information, please call the NPWS Lake Munmorah area office on 02 4972 9000.

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Applies from Sun 31 Jul 2022, 10.39pm to Wed 1 Feb 2023, 2.44am. Last reviewed: Tue 26 Jul 2022, 4.07pm

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 1 August 2022 and 31 January 2023 in Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park. Don’t touch baits or ejector devices.

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 these reserves is aimed at reducing their impact on threatened species.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the local park office on 02 9451 3479 or 02 8448 0440.

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Applies from Fri 17 Jun 2022, 10.44am to Fri 30 Dec 2022, 11.20am. Last reviewed: Fri 22 Jul 2022, 4.09pm

Closed areas: Muirs lookout picnic area closed

NPWS has closed Muirs lookout and picnic area effective from Monday 20 June 2022. 

Factors contributing to the closure include:

  • road access is not suitable for 2WD vehicles and has been damaged and eroded following heavy and ongoing rainfall
  • visitor facilities, including picnic tables and toilets, are unsafe and outdated
  • toilets don’t meet NPWS and health standards
  • views from the lookout to the coast have diminished due to grown tall trees and vegetation. 

The surrounding area, including Watagans National Park and neighbouring state forests, have alternative sites for lookouts and picnic areas.

The closest lookouts are located off Mt Faulk Road to the north and include Heaton, Hunter and Macleans lookouts.

For further information please contact the NPWS Central Coast Area office at Lake Munmorah on 02 4972 9000.

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Applies from Fri 15 Jul 2022, 1.16pm to Wed 31 Aug 2022, 5.00pm. Last reviewed: Mon 25 Jul 2022, 9.27am

Closed areas: Little Beach campground closed

Little Beach campground is closed until Wednesday 31 August 2022 due to damage from the recent flood event.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the local park office.

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Applies from Fri 15 Jul 2022, 12.52pm. Last reviewed: Mon 25 Jul 2022, 9.26am

Closed areas: Frazer Beach to Frazer campground access closed

The access track from the northern end of Frazer Beach to Frazer campground is currently closed due to damage caused in a recent flood event. Alternate access to Frazer Beach is available.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the local park office.

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Applies from Wed 13 Jul 2022, 1.31pm. Last reviewed: Mon 1 Aug 2022, 8.43am

Closed areas: Bobbin Head fire trail partial closure

Bobbin Head fire trail is closed from the junction of Warrimoo track and Bobbin Head trail due to a landslip. The area will remain closed until damage assessments can be made and any safety issues rectified.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the local park office.

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Applies from Thu 7 Apr 2022, 11.17am to Wed 31 Aug 2022, 8.00pm. Last reviewed: Mon 11 Jul 2022, 4.10pm

Closed areas: Brieses fire trail partial closure

The section of Brieses fire trail between Mooney Mooney Creek and Old Mooney Dam trail is closed due to a recent landslip, making it unsafe for vehicles.

Signs are in place around closed areas. This area will re-open as soon as it is safe.

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

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Applies from Mon 23 May 2022, 1.55pm to Wed 31 Aug 2022, 8.00pm. Last reviewed: Mon 11 Jul 2022, 3.30pm

Closed areas: Great North walk partial closure due to damaged bridge

The section of Great North walk between Reservoir Road, Somersby and Karool Road, Mooney Mooney Creek is closed until further notice due to a flood damaged bridge.

This area will re-open as soon as it is safe.

Remember, it’s never safe to drive, ride or walk through flood waters, so you’ll need to reschedule your visit and avoid travel through areas in this park. Check Live Traffic NSW for up-to-date information about road closures. For assistance during severe weather visit the NSW SES website. In life-threatening situations call emergency services on Triple Zero (000).

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the local park office.

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Applies from Tue 5 Jul 2022, 8.08am. Last reviewed: Thu 7 Jul 2022, 9.50am

Closed areas: Areas closed due to flood warning

The Great North Walk between Karool Road at Mooney Mooney Creek and Reservoir Road at Somersby is closed from 8am Tuesday 5 July to 8am Thursday 7 July 2022 due to severe flooding.

Remember, it’s never safe to drive, ride or walk through flood waters, so you’ll need to reschedule your visit and avoid travel through areas in this park. Check Live Traffic NSW for up-to-date information about road closures. For assistance during severe weather visit the NSW SES website. In life-threatening situations call emergency services on Triple Zero (000).

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the local park office.

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Applies from Wed 6 Jul 2022, 7.00am to Thu 25 Aug 2022, 4.00pm. Last reviewed: Thu 4 Aug 2022, 8.31pm

Other planned events: Notice of 1080 program

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) is conducting a ground baiting program in Bouddi National Park from Wednesday 6 July to Thursday 25 August 2022.

The operation will use 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of foxes.

The program is designed to minimise predator impacts on wildlife, especially threatened species.

Signs will be placed at the entry to the baiting location. Domestic pets are not permitted in NSW National Parks managed lands. 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.

Please contact the local Girrakool NPWS area office for more information on 02 4320 4200.

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Applies from Thu 9 Jun 2022, 1.54pm to Wed 31 Aug 2022, 5.00pm. Last reviewed: Wed 6 Jul 2022, 3.06pm

Closed areas: Areas closed due to upgrades at Apple Tree Bay boat ramp

The following areas will be closed until mid to late August 2022 while upgrades to the Apple Tree Bay boat ramp and wharf area are underway:

  • pedestrian bridge
  • boat ramp pontoon
  • partial closure of boat ramp
  • removal of fish cleaning table

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the local NPWS office on 02 8448 0400.

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Applies from Wed 6 Apr 2022, 9.47am. Last reviewed: Thu 23 Jun 2022, 3.02pm

Closed areas: Tracks and trails closed due to severe weather

Some tracks and trails in Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park are closed from 9am, Wednesday 6 April 2022 until further notice due to severe weather.

The following areas are closed:

  • Bairne to Bonnie Doon track (Coasters Retreat)
  • Berowra track to Apple Tree Bay
  • Mackerel trail from The Basin trail to Sinclair Point
  • Mount Kuring-gai track to Berowra Station

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the local park office.

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Applies from Tue 1 Mar 2022, 10.46am. Last reviewed: Thu 16 Jun 2022, 3.54pm

Closed areas: Kalkari Discovery Centre closed

Kalkari Discovery Centre is closed until further notice due to damage from severe weather.

For more information contact Bobbin Head Information Centre on 02 9472 8949.

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Applies from Wed 13 Apr 2022, 10.37am. Last reviewed: Tue 14 Jun 2022, 1.47pm

Safety alerts: Prickly Ridge Road 4WD only

Prickly Ridge Road between Watagan Forest Road and Cut-Rock Road is suitable only for 4WD vehicles.

To prevent further damage visitors are asked to avoid this area and other trails in the Reserve that are still slippery and potentially hazardous.  

For further information, please contact the Central Coast Area Office at Lake Munmorah on 02 4972 9000.

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Applies from Thu 25 Sep 2014, 3.40pm to Wed 31 Aug 2022, 10.48am. Last reviewed: Sun 22 May 2022, 8.19am

Closed areas: Lemon Tree Forest Road partial closure for roadworks

The section of Lemon Tree Forest Road, between Prickly Ridge Road and Yambo Forest Road, in Jilliby State Conservation Area is closed to all vehicles for reconstruction. This closure will remain in place due to severe erosion and 4WD vehicle damage. Rain has delayed the work again.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the NPWS Lake Munmorah area office on 02 4972 9000 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Tue 25 Jan 2022, 4.10pm. Last reviewed: Wed 13 Apr 2022, 11.37am

Closed areas: Berowra walking track closure

Berowra walking track, from Berowra to Apple Tree bay, including the Mount Ku-ring-gai access track, is closed until further notice.

There is a significant threat of rockfalls due to slope instability, caused by recent weather events. NPWS will further assess the track and carry out necessary repair works.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the local NPWS office on 02 8448 0400 or call 1300 072 757 (13000 PARKS).

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Applies from Tue 22 Mar 2022, 4.24pm. Last reviewed: Fri 22 Apr 2022, 4.35pm

Safety alerts: Campbells Point Road Temp Closure - Jilliby SCA

Campbells Point Road and Campbells Point Link Road in the southern section of Jiiliby State Conservation Area will be closed from Wednesday 23 March to Friday 1st April 2022.

The closure is to enable major roadworks to repair the fire trail, for future wildfire response and hazard reduction burning.

Please stay off the fire trail and follow directions on signage, and of NPWS staff and contractors.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For further information please contact the NPWS Lake Munmorah area office on 02 4972 9000.

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Applies from Fri 21 May 2021, 1.11pm to Wed 30 Nov 2022, 11.59pm. Last reviewed: Tue 1 Mar 2022, 11.40am

Other planned events: Temporary fencing at West Head lookout

West Head lookout is open to visitors, and temporary fencing has been installed at the lookout for public safety. Upgrades will take place from July to October 2022.

Please do not enter the fenced area. Nearby walking tracks remain open.

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Applies from Thu 26 Jan 2017, 12.49pm. Last reviewed: Wed 22 Dec 2021, 8.15am

Closed areas: Middle Ridge Road - fire trail closed

Middle Ridge Road is closed from the intersection of Null Road. There is no vehicle or pedestrian access to Ravensdale Road. This trail is dormant and not open for public use. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the NPWS Central Coast Lake Munmorah area office on 02 4972 9000 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Sun 25 Apr 2021, 11.48pm. Last reviewed: Mon 29 Nov 2021, 3.35pm

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. As the work is complex, it is unsure when the shelters will reopen. 

Signage and security fencing will be erected around closed shelters as they 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 Sun 27 Jun 2021, 9.50am. Last reviewed: Thu 15 Jul 2021, 10.05am

Other incidents: COVID-19 safety advice

Please plan ahead when visiting this park. Popular precincts may be closed at short notice to ensure visitation levels do not exceed COVID-19 social distancing requirements.

Due to the developing COVID-19 situation in NSW, please consult the latest NSW Government news and updates about COVID-19 for advice on required safety measures before visiting a park.

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's not possible to park your vehicle or to maintain a COVID-safe distance from other visitors.

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Applies from Wed 30 Sep 2020, 11.54am. Last reviewed: Wed 30 Sep 2020, 4.00pm

Safety alerts: Ironbark Road access to picnic area - Last 850m 4WD only

The last 850m along Ironbark Road (Crown Road) to access Ironbark picnic area is currently limited to 4WD vehicles only. This section is not suitable to conventional 2WD vehicles due to a severely eroded hill along the Crown Road. Visitors to this section of the park travelling by conventional 2WD vehicles will have to walk the last 850 metres to access to the start of the park and Ironbark picnic area.

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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/bateau-bay-beach-picnic-area/local-alerts

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