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Kellys Falls picnic area

Garawarra State Conservation Area

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Applies from Thu 2 Dec 2021, 12.01am to Thu 9 Dec 2021, 11.59pm. Last reviewed: Tue 7 Dec 2021, 4.36pm

Closed areas: No pedestrian access through Bonnie Vale campground to Maianbar

There is no pedestrian access through Bonnie Vale campground to Maianbar on weekdays from Thursday 2 December to Friday 17 December 2021, inclusive and Saturday 11th December, 2021.

This closure is due to construction works, and may be extended due to weather. Any delays will be advised as soon as they are known. Bonnie Vale picnic area will remain open.

Please do not enter closed areas and obey all safety signage and directions from staff.  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 6 Dec 2021, 4.52pm to Tue 21 Dec 2021, 4.54pm. Last reviewed: Tue 7 Dec 2021, 10.51am

Closed areas: Wattamolla precinct closed for maintenance

Wattamolla precinct and Wattamolla Road is closed for carpark maintenance during the following times:

  • Friday 10 December 2021
  • Monday 13 December to Friday 17 December 2021
  • Monday 20 December to Tuesday 21 December 2021

The Coast track will remain open for walkers.

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

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Applies from Tue 30 Nov 2021, 3.40pm. Last reviewed: Fri 3 Dec 2021, 11.59am

Other planned events: Heritage vehicle trail closed

Heritage vehicle trail and Moon Bay fire trail are closed to pedestrians from Monday 6 December to Thursday 23 December 2021. This is because Moon Bay fire trail is being resurfaced.

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Applies from Tue 7 Dec 2021, 1.15pm to Wed 8 Dec 2021, 5.00pm. Last reviewed: Fri 3 Dec 2021, 7.39am

Closed areas: Areas closed around Loftus Oval

Areas around Loftus Oval will be closed for weed removal and chainsaw training operations from 7am Tuesday 7 December to 5pm Wednesday 8 December 2021.

The work involves felling of dead trees and herbicide use. Please follow safety signage and directions from staff.

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

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Applies from Tue 5 Oct 2021, 3.14pm to Mon 20 Dec 2021, 8.00pm. Last reviewed: Wed 1 Dec 2021, 2.06pm

Closed areas: Wattamolla lower loop carpark and picnic area

Wattamolla Lower Loop carpark and picnic area are closed for upgrades until 20 December 2021.

The following areas are open:

  • Access to the Royal Coast track through Wattamolla 
  • Access to the beach, amenities building, upper carpark areas and Providential Point

Large vehicles and buses over 8.8 metres cannot access Wattamolla. Buses should not enter Wattamolla Road from Sir Bertram Stevens Drive. There is no safe area to park or manoeuvre at Wattamolla or along Wattamolla Road.

All other vehicles can enter Wattamolla and park in carparks numbers 2 to 5 (parking is limited during peak periods).

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

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Applies from Wed 13 Oct 2021, 4.28pm. Last reviewed: Mon 22 Nov 2021, 12.03pm

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 contact the local area office email.

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Applies from Thu 29 Apr 2021, 11.27am. Last reviewed: Fri 1 Oct 2021, 12.59pm

Closed areas: Road closed for upgrades

Construction of a new whale watching platform is underway at Cape Solander. The road to Cape Solander, parking and the whale watching platform are closed. Walking tracks remain open.

Learn more about the improvements being made at Cape Solander and find out about other top whale watching locations around Sydney.

For more information, contact the Kurnell office on 02 9968 2005.

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Applies from Fri 3 Sep 2021, 1.30pm to Mon 13 Dec 2021, 1.31pm. Last reviewed: Fri 3 Sep 2021, 1.37pm

Closed areas: Royal Coast Track closed at Otford, Monday to Thursday

The Royal Coast Track will be closed Monday to Thursday for upgrade works near Otford lookout from 6 September to early December 2021. The track will remain open Friday to Sunday. When closed, visitors will not be able to access Figure 8 Pools, the Werrong Beach Track or the Palm Jungle Loop Track from the Otford lookout. When closed, Coast Track walkers will have to exit the track at Garawarra Farm. Visitors can still access Figure 8 Pools from Garawarra Farm at any time.

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Applies from Tue 31 Aug 2021, 7.00am to Thu 31 Mar 2022, 3.26pm. Last reviewed: Mon 23 Aug 2021, 12.01pm

Other planned events: 1080 pest management program

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 will take place between Tuesday 31 August 2021 and Thursday 31 March 2022 in Towra Point Nature Reserve.

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 NPWS Kurnell area office on 02 9668 2000 or the NPWS after hours call centre on 1300 056 294.

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Applies from Wed 19 Sep 2018, 8.33am. Last reviewed: Fri 9 Apr 2021, 1.35pm

Closed areas: Bonnie Vale campground

Bonnie Vale campground is currently closed to allow for the remediation of asbestos containing material surfacing onsite. It will remain closed until further notice.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information please visit:

You can also visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

Bonnie Vale picnic area and Bonnie Vale boat ramp are open and safe for visitors.

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Applies from Wed 13 Jan 2021, 12.04pm to Mon 31 Jan 2022, 12.05pm. Last reviewed: Sun 14 Feb 2021, 3.51pm

Closed areas: Lake Eckersley campground

Lake Eckersley campground in Heathcote National Park is closed indefinitely. The nearest remote camp site is located at Kingfisher Pools. 

For further information contact the Audley Visitor Centre on 02 9542 0648.

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Applies from Fri 14 Aug 2020, 12.09pm. Last reviewed: Fri 21 Aug 2020, 1.24pm

Safety alerts: Diversion on Mount Keira Ring track

The staircase on the western side of Mount Keira Road at the junction of Mount Keira Road and Queen Elizabeth Drive has been closed off for repairs. Please follow the relevant signage for a slight detour to the ring track at the crossing of Queen Elizabeth Drive.

If completing the loop in a clockwise direction: head north uphill of the closed staircase for roughly 50m until you come to an opening by the road. Take care crossing the road at this point and re-join the track at the usual entry point to the eastern side of the loop.

If completing the loop in an anticlockwise direction: when you get to Queen Elizabeth Drive crossing head north for roughly 50m from the point of entry to the western side of the loop. Re-join the track at this point.

For more information, please contact the local NPWS office.

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