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Gunjulla Flat picnic area

Royal National Park

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Current alerts in this area

Last reviewed: Tue 16 April 2024, 12.03pm

Applies from Sat 6 Apr 2024, 9.03am to Thu 18 Apr 2024, 11.59pm. Last reviewed: Tue 16 Apr 2024, 12.03pm.

Closed areas: Royal National Park impacted by flooding

Royal National Park has been impacted by heavy rain and flooding. It will take several days to assess the full extent of damage.

Road access into the park is open however, please check Live Traffic NSW for up-to-date information about road closures before travelling though Royal National Park.

Please note:

All areas open with the exception of :

  • Wattamolla precinct is closed with flood damage to infrastructure and will remain closed until repairs are undertaken and assessed as safe
  • Uloola Falls Campground is closed.
  • All tracks and trails are open however, not all have inspected.

This page will be updated as damage assessments are completed.

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. 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 Royal National Park Visitor Centre on 02 9542 0648.

Nearby alerts

Applies from Sat 6 Apr 2024, 9.03am to Thu 18 Apr 2024, 11.59pm. Last reviewed: Tue 16 Apr 2024, 12.03pm

Closed areas: Royal National Park impacted by flooding

Royal National Park has been impacted by heavy rain and flooding. It will take several days to assess the full extent of damage.

Road access into the park is open however, please check Live Traffic NSW for up-to-date information about road closures before travelling though Royal National Park.

Please note:

All areas open with the exception of :

  • Wattamolla precinct is closed with flood damage to infrastructure and will remain closed until repairs are undertaken and assessed as safe
  • Uloola Falls Campground is closed.
  • All tracks and trails are open however, not all have inspected.

This page will be updated as damage assessments are completed.

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. 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 Royal National Park Visitor Centre on 02 9542 0648.

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Applies from Mon 8 Apr 2024, 12.07pm to Wed 17 Apr 2024, 11.59pm. Last reviewed: Mon 15 Apr 2024, 9.27am

Closed parks: Heathcote National Park and Garawarra State Conservation Area - Flood Affected. Kingfisher Pool Campground Closed

Heathcote National Park  and Garawarra State Conservation Area have been impacted by heavy rain and flooding. It will take several days to assess the full extent of damage.

 

  • All Tracks and Trails are open, however, suggest caution as current conditions and hazards have not been fully assessed.
  • Kingfisher Pools Campground is closed due to the affects of flooding and will remain closed until assessed as 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. 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 Royal National Park visitor Centre on 02 9542 0648.

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Applies from Tue 2 Apr 2024, 7.00am to Fri 19 Apr 2024, 4.00pm. Last reviewed: Wed 10 Apr 2024, 2.35pm

Closed areas: Closed areas due to roadworks on Warumbul Road

Warumbul picnic area and Weemalah Cottage will be closed from Tuesday 2 April 2024 to Friday 19 April 2024. The closure is to allow repair works to take place on the unsealed section of Warumbul Road in Royal National Park.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the Royal National Park Visitor Centre on 02 9542 0648.

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Applies from Fri 5 Apr 2024, 9.00am. Last reviewed: Thu 4 Apr 2024, 11.18am

Closed areas: Mt Kembla Ring Track is closed due to predicted high rainfall

Mt Kembla Ring Track is closed due to predicted high rainfall and the potential landslip & rockfall risk. The track will reopen after the geotechnical stability of the site has been assessed and it is safe to use.

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Applies from Tue 24 Oct 2023, 10.56am to Sun 30 Jun 2024, 5.00pm. Last reviewed: Wed 27 Mar 2024, 12.44pm

Closed areas: The Coast track partial closure

Walking the full length of The Coast track from Otford to Bundeena or Bundeena to Otford is not currently possible. This is due to several track closures along its length. These closures are necessary due to erosion and rockfall risk, and to allow ongoing track upgrade works.

Please note the following closures:

  • Palm Jungle Loop track between Burning Palms and Werrong lookout is closed from Tuesday 16 January to Sunday 30 June 2024 for track upgrades.
  • The Garie to Little Garie section of The Coast track is closed due to hazardous rockfalls and erosion.
  • North Era campground is closed until further notice
  • Garie Road, Garie Beach and the Garie precinct is closed until further notice. This is due to damage and subsidence to the road surface. Walkers approaching from the north (e.g. from Wattamolla or Bundeena) should exit the track via Curra Moors track.

Bushwalker access is available for the following sections of The Coast track:

  • South bound access - Bundeena to Curra Moors track via Wattamolla and return only. No access to Garie Beach.
  • North bound access - Available via North Era and return only. Access is via Garawarra Farm Ridge trail and Burgh Ridge track during track upgrades.
  • Figure 8 Pools access - Available via Garawarra Ridge trail and Burgh Ridge track via Garawarra Farm only.  

For further information please contact the Royal National Park Visitor Centre on 02 9542 0648.

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Applies from Thu 15 Feb 2024, 5.04pm to Wed 15 May 2024, 5.10pm. Last reviewed: Fri 22 Mar 2024, 1.20pm

Closed areas: Artillery track closed

Artillery track is currently closed to allow for safety inspection and repairs to be undertaken. Boora Point walking track remains open.

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

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Applies from Mon 26 Feb 2024, 9.00am to Fri 21 Jun 2024, 9.00am. Last reviewed: Fri 12 Apr 2024, 2.59pm

Closed areas: Areas of the Illawarra Escarpment SCA closed for Ground Shooting Operations

Areas of the Illawarra Escarpment State Conservation Area are closed between 6:00pm Monday 26th February and 09:00am Friday 21st June, 2024 for a pest animal ground shooting operation. These areas may include:

  • Rhododendron Gardens
  • Maddens Plains
  • Kembla Ridge Track
  • Kembla Ring Track
  • Staffords Management Trail
  • O'Briens Management Trail
  • Mt Keira Girl Guides
  • Mt Keira Scouts

 

This program will target deer. It aims to reduce the significant impact they have on native plants and animals including threatened species.

 

Other pest animals, including pigs, goats, foxes and feral cats will be targeted if observed during the operation.

 

This operation will involve night time ground shooting only. The park closure is between 6pm - 9am.

 

Ground Shooting will not take place during school holidays or on weekends or public holidays.

 

Park closure warning signs will be placed at entrances to the shooting area. Do not enter the closed area during shooting periods.

 

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information contact the Illawarra-Highlands park office.

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Applies from Tue 19 May 2020, 4.18pm. Last reviewed: Wed 13 Mar 2024, 6.07pm

Closed areas: Closed areas due to rifle range operations

The eastern section of Malabar Headland National Park will be closed on the following dates/times due to ANZAC Rifle Range operations:

  • Each Saturday, 8am to 5pm.
  • The 1st, 3rd and 5th Sunday of the month, 8am to 5pm.
  • ANZAC Rifle Range Special events: 
    • Anzac Day - Thursday 25 April 2024 (11am - 5pm)
    • Sydney Shoot - Friday 26 April 2024 (8am - 5pm)
    • NSWRA Champions Weekend - Saturday 29 and Sunday 30 June 2024 (8am - 5pm both days)
    • All Schools training and competition - Wednesday 17 to Friday 19 July 2024 (8am - 5pm)

Do not enter the eastern section of the national park (including Boora Point walking track) when:

  • Red flags are flying above the range
  • The 'rifle range in use' warning signs are displayed at the park entry (South Maroubra Beach and Fishermans Road carpark).
  • Park entry gates are closed.

The western section of the national park (Western Escarpment walking track) remains open when the rifle range is in use.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the NPWS local office on 02 9337 5511 or the ANZAC Rifle Range on 02 9661 4532.

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Applies from Mon 4 Mar 2024, 11.34am. Last reviewed: Fri 8 Mar 2024, 2.48pm

Closed areas: Commemoration Flat amenities block closed

From March to June 2024, contractors will be demolishing and replacing the amenities block at Commemoration Flat and upgrading the associated services. During these construction works, the northern part of Commemoration Flat carpark and the amenities block will be fenced off and occupied, and work crews will be on site.

Toilets will remain available at the visitors centre and cricket pitch area. The surrounding picnic areas and barbecue facilities will continue to be accessible during construction.

We apologise for any inconvenience.

For more information, email or call the NPWS Sydney South office on 02 9668 2010.

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Applies from Mon 4 Mar 2024, 10.28am. Last reviewed: Sun 7 Apr 2024, 9.21am

Closed areas: Werrong Beach track

Werrong Beach track in Royal National Park is closed until further notice due to landslides. Signs will be in place around the closed area.

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

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Applies from Tue 6 Feb 2024, 10.28am. Last reviewed: Tue 12 Mar 2024, 8.18am

Closed areas: Woodward track

Woodward track (accessed via Sublime Point) is closed due to damage from heavy rainfall events.

For more information, contact the local park office.

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Applies from Tue 28 Mar 2023, 3.22pm. Last reviewed: Wed 31 Jan 2024, 10.44am

Closed areas: Lake Toolooma Fire Trail Closed due to sink hole

Lake Toolooma Fire Trail is closed to Pedestrians and Vehicles, north of Tooloma Dam due to a large sink hole at Waterfall Gully.

Visitors are reminded not to continue walking past Tooloma Dam. 

The section of the track will reopen when it is safe to do so. Penalties apply for non-compliance.

For more information, contact NPWS on 02 9542 0648.

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Applies from Mon 3 Jul 2023, 2.00pm. Last reviewed: Wed 31 Jan 2024, 10.39am

Closed areas: Mirang Campground Closed

Mirang Campground is now closed. The site has become a day-use ONLY picnic spot. No overnight stays permitted.

For further information, please contact the Royal National Park Visitor Centre on 02 9542 0648.

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Applies from Fri 14 Jul 2023, 3.13pm. Last reviewed: Fri 12 Apr 2024, 8.14am

Closed areas: North Era campground closed

North Era campground is closed until further notice due to operational activities. For more information please contact the local area office on 02 9542 0648.

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Applies from Wed 2 Mar 2022, 12.47pm. Last reviewed: Tue 19 Mar 2024, 1.56pm

Closed areas: Sublime Point walking track closed

Sublime Point walking track is closed until further notice. The track is currently being repaired or upgraded. As soon as the track can be safely re-opened, NPWS alerts will be updated.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information call the NPWS Illawarra area office on 02 4224 4188 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Fri 9 Dec 2022, 9.15am. Last reviewed: Thu 4 Apr 2024, 11.20am

Closed areas: Lower Escarpment Fire Trail partial closure

The Lower Escarpment Fire Trail is open to walkers, bicycles and light 4WD vehicles only. No access with heavy vehicles larger than cat 9 due to hazardous track conditions. As soon as the remainder of the track can be safely re-opened, NPWS Alerts will be updated.

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

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Applies from Thu 2 Nov 2023, 12.03pm to Tue 30 Apr 2024, 12.03pm. Last reviewed: Tue 19 Mar 2024, 1.57pm

Closed areas: Forest Path closed due to construction work

The Forest Walk is closed for track upgrade and repair work. The construction work will be occurring until April 2024.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the Illawarra Highlands NPWS Wollongong Office ph 4224 4188 and npws.illawarrahighlands@environment.nsw.gov.au

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Applies from Fri 6 May 2022, 11.03am. Last reviewed: Fri 5 Apr 2024, 8.33am

Safety alerts: Curra Moors track in poor condition

Sections of Curra Moors loop track are in poor condition due to erosion. Please use caution and be aware of unstable edges.

Planning for repairs is in progress. For more information, contact the Royal National Park Visitor Centre on 02 9542 0648.

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Applies from Wed 21 Jun 2023, 9.07am to Fri 29 Nov 2024, 9.09am. Last reviewed: Tue 20 Feb 2024, 4.25pm

Closed areas: Kurnell foreshore partial closure

Transport for NSW is constructing ferry wharves at Kurnell and La Perouse. Closures will be in place until late 2024. There will be no public access to the foreshore area between Prince Charles Parade and the wharf along Monument walking track. Alternative pedestrian pathways will be in place to allow public access into Kamay Botany Bay National Park.

For more information visit the Kamay Ferry Wharves project webpage.

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Applies from Wed 13 Oct 2021, 4.28pm. Last reviewed: Fri 2 Feb 2024, 11.22am

Closed areas: Kurnell Visitor Centre closed for upgrades

Kurnell Visitor Centre is currently closed until further notice. The site is being prepared for a new visitor centre as part of the Kamay 2020 Project. 

Learn more about the improvements being made as part of the Kamay 2020 Master Plan Project or email the local area office.

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Applies from Mon 9 Jan 2023, 2.36pm. Last reviewed: Tue 2 Apr 2024, 8.19am

Closed areas: Partial Closure to Forest Walk

The Forest Walk is affected by the closure of Sublime Point walking track until further notice. There is no access between Sublime Point and Austinmer. Sublime Point walking track is currently being repaired or upgraded. As soon as the track can be safely reopened, NPWS alerts will be updated.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information call the NPWS Illawarra area office on 02 4224 4188 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Tue 12 Jul 2022, 4.30pm. Last reviewed: Wed 3 Apr 2024, 12.15pm

Closed areas: Garie Road closed due to damage

Garie Road is closed until further notice due to damage to the road surface.

This road may remain closed for some time to allow for extensive repairs. A reopening date is not currently known.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. Please check Live Traffic NSW for updates before driving to Garie Beach.

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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/gunjulla-flat-picnic-area/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. Payment options include Audley Visitor Centre, vehicle entry stations, pay machines and the Park’nPay app.

    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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