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Casuarina Point picnic area

Lane Cove National Park

Current alerts in this area

Last reviewed: Mon 11 November 2019, 3.21pm

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.

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.

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, 2.56pm 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, 11.14am to Wed 13 Nov 2019, 11.25am. Last reviewed: Mon 11 Nov 2019, 3.04pm

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 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 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, 9.38am

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, 9.38am

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 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 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 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 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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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/casuarina-point-picnic-area/local-alerts

Park info

  • in Lane Cove National Park in the Sydney and surrounds region
  • Lane Cove National Park is open 9am to 7pm during daylight savings (until 6pm at other times). The park may have to close at times due to poor weather or fire danger.

  • Park entry fees:

    $8 per vehicle per day. The park has pay and display machines. 

    Bus: $4.40 per adult, $2.20 per child (per day). Prior payment may be required, please phone the Lane Cove National Park Office for more information.

    Group bookings:

    Under the National Parks and Wildlife Regulation 2009, prior written approval is required for organised groups of 30 or more people planning to visit the park. Contact the park office prior to your visit.

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Emergency services

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Casuarina Point picnic area, Lane Cove National Park. Photo: Debbie McGerty