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Mitchell Park picnic area

Cattai National Park

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Applies from Mon 2 Oct 2023, 1.58pm. Last reviewed: Wed 4 Oct 2023, 1.43pm

Fires - Advice: Hungerford Creek East

There is a fire in this park called Hungerford Creek East. Refer to the Rural Fire Service for latest information. Do not enter any closed area or area with fire. If you see an unattended fire call Triple Zero (000). Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information about fire safety in parks and reserves, visit the NSW National Parks fire safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Wed 27 Sep 2023, 2.17pm. Last reviewed: Wed 4 Oct 2023, 12.32pm

Fires - Advice: MARTINDALE RD, MARTINDALE

There is a fire in this park called MARTINDALE RD, MARTINDALE. Refer to the Rural Fire Service for latest information. Do not enter any closed area or area with fire. If you see an unattended fire call Triple Zero (000). Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information about fire safety in parks and reserves, visit the NSW National Parks fire safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Tue 3 Oct 2023, 6.33am. Last reviewed: Wed 4 Oct 2023, 9.55am

Fires - Advice: SIMON TRL, HORNSBY HEIGHTS

There is a fire in this park called SIMON TRL, HORNSBY HEIGHTS. Refer to the Rural Fire Service for latest information. Do not enter any closed area or area with fire. If you see an unattended fire call Triple Zero (000). Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information about fire safety in parks and reserves, visit the NSW National Parks fire safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Sat 9 Apr 2022, 1.03pm. Last reviewed: Wed 4 Oct 2023, 9.06am

Closed areas: Parts of Blue Mountains National Park closed

Many walking tracks, roads and fire trails within Blue Mountains National Park remain closed following sustained wet weather causing subsidence hazards, major landslides or infrastructure upgrades. 

The following areas are closed:

Katoomba and Leura

  • Underfalls track (sidetrack off Furber Steps) closed for maintenance.
  • Honeymoon Bridge is closed due to rockfall risk.
  • Honeymoon Point lookout is closed due to upgrade works.
  • Lone Lyrebird track is closed between Gordon Road and the War Memorial, due to subsidence. Detour is in place.
  • Leura Cascades/Fern Bower circuit has a minor detour due to a landslide on Prince Henry Cliff walk. You must return via Leura Cascades track.  
  • Prince Henry Cliff walk is closed between Gordon Falls picnic area and Elysian Rock lookout, due to a landslide. Visit the Blue Mountains City Council website for information.
  • Prince Henry Cliff walk is closed between Olympian Rock lookout and Tarpeian Rock track, due to a landslide. Visit the Blue Mountains City Council website for information.
  • Leura Cascades picnic area is closed to vehicles. Visit the Blue Mountains City Council website for information.
  • Glenraphael Drive is closed due to major subsidence. Narrow Neck, Ruined Castle and Golden Stairs are accessible to pedestrians and cyclists from Narrow Neck lookout on Cliff Drive.
  • Part of Lindeman Pass is closed due to a major landslide below Gladstone lookout. Roberts Pass is closed due to rockfall and landslide hazards.   

Wentworth Falls and Woodford 

  • Wentworth Falls picnic area carpark is closed for upgrade works until mid December 2023 (weather-permitting).
  • Valley of the Waters track is closed below Sylvia Falls. There is no access to Roberts Pass, Vera Falls, Hippocrene Falls or Wentworth Falls from Valley of the Waters.
  • Charles Darwin walk is temporarily closed due to flood damage. Visit the Blue Mountains City Council website for information.
  • National Pass and the Grand Stairway are closed at the top crossing from Monday 18 to Friday 22 September, from Monday 9 October to Friday 13 October and from Monday 16 October to Friday 20 October 2023 due to track repairs. There will be no access to the middle crossing. Please note that part of National Pass (west of Wentworth Falls) was closed in 2017 due to major landslide.
  • Wentworth Pass is closed due to landslide.
  • Ingar Road is closed where it traverses private property at the western end. You can walk in to Ingar campground via Andersons or Bedford Roads.

Blackheath, Mount Victoria and Bells Line of Road

  • Govetts Creek access routes including Horse track and Rodriguez Pass (Bridal Veil Falls) are closed due to rockfalls and landslides. Entry is not permitted due to serious risk of injury or death. Entry is not permitted into the Grose Valley from Govetts Leap, Evans lookout, Grand Canyon track, or south of Acacia Flat.
  • Govetts Leap lookout car park will be closed for repair from Monday 9 October to Friday 13 October (weather permitting). The lookout, tracks and toilets will remain open. 
  • Perrys Lookdown campground is closed.
  • Perrys Lookdown access road and picnic area will be closed for upgrades from Monday 9 October until Wednesday 20 December 2023, and from Monday 5 February to Friday 23 February 2024. 
  • Anvil Rock access road and day use area will be closed for upgrades from Tuesday 3 October to Wednesday 20 December 2023 and from Monday 5 February to Friday 23 February 2024.
  • Pulpit Rock Reserve, lookouts and walking track are closed. There is no walking track access past Cripps lookout. Visit the Blue Mountains City Council website for further information.

Canyons and rock climbing

Climbing and canyoning areas in the Blue Mountains are open unless the access road is closed, or the site is listed in this alert.

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

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Applies from Wed 5 Dec 2018, 7.23pm. Last reviewed: Wed 4 Oct 2023, 8.59am

Other planned events: North Head Scenic Drive gate opening times

The North Head Scenic Drive gate opening times are:

  • AEDT From 1 October to 31 March - from 5am to 8.30pm
  • AEST From 1 April to 30 September - 6am to 6pm

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Applies from Wed 4 Oct 2023, 8.30am to Sun 8 Oct 2023, 11.59am. Last reviewed: Wed 4 Oct 2023, 8.44am

Closed areas: Great North Walk closed due to elevated fire danger

The Great North Walk is closed from Saturday 30th September 2023 through to Sunday 8th October 2023. The closure is in place for public safety due to elevated fire risk this weekend and the remoteness of Great North Walk locations in Brisbane Water National Park, Palm Grove Nature Reserve and Watagans National Park.

The closure will be reviewed on 6th October 2023.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the local Area office on 4320 4200 or visit the Rural Fire Service website.

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Applies from Mon 2 Oct 2023, 12.51pm. Last reviewed: Wed 4 Oct 2023, 8.07am

Fires - Advice: SUNNY CNR, BEROWRA CREEK

There is a fire in this park called SUNNY CNR, BEROWRA CREEK. Refer to the Rural Fire Service for latest information. Do not enter any closed area or area with fire. If you see an unattended fire call Triple Zero (000). Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information about fire safety in parks and reserves, visit the NSW National Parks fire safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Wed 4 Oct 2023, 12.01am to Wed 4 Oct 2023, 11.59pm. Last reviewed: Tue 3 Oct 2023, 3.37pm

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 Tue 3 Oct 2023, 10.45am to Fri 1 Dec 2023, 5.00pm. Last reviewed: Tue 3 Oct 2023, 10.49am

Closed areas: Clark Island closed for essential wharf maintenance

Clark Island, Sydney Harbour National Park - is closed for essential wharf maintenance from until 5pm Friday 1 December 2023. Please note:

  • No vessels are permitted to approach, berth or moor at the Clark Island wharf during this time.
  • Essential wharf repairs are being completed over this period.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, email or call the NPWS Sydney South Area office on 02 9337 5511.

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Applies from Fri 29 Sep 2023, 12.55pm to Sun 8 Oct 2023, 11.59pm. Last reviewed: Mon 2 Oct 2023, 2.05pm

Fire bans: Park Fire Ban

A park fire ban is in place in this park and remains in effect unless otherwise extended or removed. During park fire ban periods, all campfire and solid fuel (wood, heat beads, charcoal, briquettes, hexamine) barbecues and stoves are prohibited. Gas and electric barbecues and cookers are permitted as long as:

  • They're under direct control of an adult
  • The ground within 2m of the barbecue is cleared of all flammable materials
  • There's an adequate supply of water (minimum of a bucket)

If a Total Fire Ban is in place, different rules apply. Contact the local park office before bringing a gas or electric barbecue or cooker.
Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information about fire bans in parks and reserves including your responsibilities, visit the NSW National Parks fire safety page.

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Applies from Fri 29 Sep 2023, 9.18pm to Thu 31 Oct 2024, 8.00am. Last reviewed: Fri 29 Sep 2023, 9.24pm

Other planned events: Paddle boat hire times

Paddle boat hire is available at the following times, weather dependent:

  • weekends
  • public holidays
  • summer school holidays 

For further information please contact the Bobbin Inn Visitor Centre on 02 9472 8949

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Applies from Fri 29 Sep 2023, 5.00pm to Sun 31 Dec 2023, 8.00pm. Last reviewed: Fri 29 Sep 2023, 9.15pm

Other planned events: Boat hire no longer available at Empire Marina

Boat hire is no longer available at the Empire Marina, Bobbin Head.

For further information please call the Empire Marina on 02 9457 9011 or visit their website.

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Applies from Fri 29 Sep 2023, 12.00am. Last reviewed: Fri 29 Sep 2023, 2.09pm

Fire bans: Park Fire Ban

A park fire ban is in place in this park and remains in effect unless otherwise extended or removed. During park fire ban periods, all campfire and solid fuel (wood, heat beads, charcoal, briquettes, hexamine) barbecues and stoves are prohibited. Gas and electric barbecues and cookers are permitted as long as:

  • They're under direct control of an adult
  • The ground within 2m of the barbecue is cleared of all flammable materials
  • There's an adequate supply of water (minimum of a bucket)

If a Total Fire Ban is in place, different rules apply. 

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information about fire bans in parks and reserves including your responsibilities, visit the NSW National Parks fire safety page.

Applies from Thu 28 Sep 2023, 9.21pm. Last reviewed: Thu 28 Sep 2023, 9.35pm

Closed areas: Smugglers Ridge Trail closed for works

The Smugglers Ridge Trail is closed to all vehicles, from the turn-off on the Marramarra Ridge Trail, due to trail maintenance works. Pedestrian access remains open for walkers continuing on to the Smugglers Ridge Track,

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

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Applies from Thu 28 Sep 2023, 2.07pm to Fri 13 Oct 2023, 2.07pm. Last reviewed: Thu 28 Sep 2023, 2.13pm

Other planned events: Govetts Leap lookout car park closure

Govetts Leap lookout car park in Blue Mountains National Park, Blackheath is planned to close from Monday 9 October to Friday 13 October. 

The lookout, walking tracks and toilets will remain open with access along the Fairfax Heritage walking track from the Blue Mountains Heritage Centre.

Track closures are updated regularly. Check this alerts page for updates.

This work will complete the upgrade as part of the NSW government infrastructure investment, which includes improvements to the lookout and car park, and construction of new accessible pathways. 

For more information, visit the DPE Blue Mountains Community Engagement webpage or call Blue Mountains Heritage Centre on 02 4787 8877.

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Applies from Fri 22 Sep 2023, 2.05pm to Fri 15 Dec 2023, 2.05pm. Last reviewed: Wed 4 Oct 2023, 9.38am

Closed areas: Partial Closure Bents Basin SCA

Bents Basin State Conservation Area will be partially re-opened for the school holiday period for day use 8am to 8pm daily. Camping Booking essential. From Sunday the 8th of October the park will only be open on weekends for day use & camping - Opening from 2pm Fridays and closing again 8pm Sundays. While flood repairs continue. Camping Booking essential.

Bents Basin Road Picnic Area and Bents Basin Road (Silverdale) gate remains closed; access closed to pedestrian & vehicular traffic; NO ENTRY. Caley Lookout closed. Use Wolstenholme Avenue, Greendale gate for access to park & Gulguer Nature Reserve. 

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact the NPWS Cumberland area office on 02 4580 2750.

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Applies from Sat 17 Oct 2020, 10.59pm. Last reviewed: Fri 22 Sep 2023, 5.27pm

Closed areas: North Head partial closure

Some parts of North Head in Sydney Harbour National Park are closed due to fire damage and geological instability. The closed areas include:

  • Bluefish Point
  • Wastewater Treatment Plant emergency access road

The following areas, and the bushland surrounding them, are also closed due to steep and unstable ground:

  • Old Man's Hat
  • Cannae Point
  • Quarantine Head

Do not enter the closed areas.

Open areas include:

  • Q Station
  • North Head Sanctuary and Bella Vista Cafe (entry via North Fort)
  • The track between Shelly Beach and Bluefish Drive
  • Bluefish Drive to the Avenue of Honour
  • Collins Flat Beach
  • Fairfax track
  • Burragula and Yiningma lookouts

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact the National Parks Contact Centre on 1300 072 757 or Sydney North area office on 02 9451 3479 between 9.30am and 4pm, Monday to Friday.

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Applies from Fri 22 Sep 2023, 4.00pm. Last reviewed: Fri 22 Sep 2023, 4.03pm

Closed areas: Newnes Campground Pedestrian Access Only

Newnes campground is available for walk-in access only starting from Saturday 23 September. The campground is remote and can only be accessed by long walks via the Old Coach Road or the Pipeline Track.

Campers need to be fully self-sufficient and carry all supplies including drinking water. Campers are strongly advised to complete a trip intention form for their safety. Pack it in, pack it out – please take all rubbish with you when you leave.

There is no road access due to the Wolgan Road collapse and continuing land slip risk at Wolgan Gap. Wolgan Road is managed by Lithgow Council.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the local NPWS office on 02 6336 6200.

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Applies from Mon 18 Sep 2023, 1.09pm. Last reviewed: Fri 22 Sep 2023, 2.24pm

Other planned events: Hornby Lighthouse repairs

Hornby Lighthouse at South Head is currently undergoing restoration and maintenance. Completion is scheduled for September 2024. South Head heritage trail remains open. However, views and access around the Hornby Lighthouse will be temporarily impacted during these works. 

For more information, visit this web page.

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Applies from Tue 18 Jul 2023, 4.07pm to Sun 31 Dec 2023, 4.08pm. Last reviewed: Fri 22 Sep 2023, 11.17am

Closed areas: Glow Worm Tunnel closure

The Glow Worm Tunnel visitor precinct and associated walking tracks will be closed until December 2023 for upgrades.

This closure includes:

  • Glow Worm Tunnel carpark
  • Glow Worm Tunnel walking track
  • Pagoda track (Old Coach track)
  • Glow Worm Tunnel to Newnes walking track (to ‘four-ways’ intersection).
  • Dry Canyon track (Wolgan View canyon).

There is no access to Glow Worm Tunnel walking tracks during this time.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the local NPWS office on 02 6336 6200.

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Applies from Tue 3 Oct 2023, 6.00am to Sun 15 Oct 2023, 8.00pm. Last reviewed: Sat 30 Sep 2023, 7.46am

Other planned events: Notice of 1080 aerial baiting program

The NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) is conducting an aerial baiting program in Watagans, Brisbane Water and Popran National Parks from 7 October 2023 to 15 October 2023.

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

The program is designed to minimise predator impacts on wildlife, especially threatened species, and to minimise impact of wild dogs on neighbouring stock.

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.

Landlords, please notify tenants or visitors to your property of the proposed operation.

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

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Applies from Fri 9 Jun 2023, 12.10pm to Thu 30 Nov 2023, 12.10pm. Last reviewed: Thu 21 Sep 2023, 10.29am

Closed areas: Gibberagong walking track partially closed

Gibberagong walking track is partially closed until further notice from Grosvenor Street fire trail to the Rainforest track. The Gibberagong boardwalk is open. There is a threat of rockfalls due to slope instability. NPWS is in the process of carrying 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 19 May 2020, 4.18pm. Last reviewed: Fri 15 Sep 2023, 11.57am

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 rifle range operations:

  • Every Saturday, 8am to 5pm
  • Every 1st, 3rd and 5th Sunday of the month, 8am to 5pm
  • Women on Target Try Shoot event, Saturday and Sunday 28 and 29 October 2023

Please note: In October there will be no shooting on Sunday 15 October 2023 (the 3rd Sunday of the month).

Do not enter the eastern section of the 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 park (Western Escarpment walking track) is open when the rifle range is in use.

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

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Applies from Fri 25 Aug 2023, 2.48pm to Mon 30 Oct 2023, 2.48pm. Last reviewed: Thu 14 Sep 2023, 1.38pm

Other planned events: Notice of 1080 aerial baiting program

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) is conducting an aerial baiting program in the following from Monday 4th September 2023 to Sunday 17th September 2023:

  • Abercrombie River National Park
  • Blue Mountains National Park
  • Gardens of Stone National Park
  • Jenolan Karst Conservation Area
  • Kanangra-Boyd National Park
  • Mares Forest National Park
  • Turon National Park
  • Wollemi National Park

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

The program is designed to minimise predator impacts on wildlife, especially threatened species, and to minimise impact of wild dogs on neighbouring stock.

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 and 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 Oberon area office on 02 6336 6200.

Applies from Thu 14 Sep 2023, 1.25pm to Mon 30 Oct 2023, 10.00pm. Last reviewed: Thu 14 Sep 2023, 1.29pm

Other planned events: Notice of 1080 aerial baiting program

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) is conducting an ongoing aerial baiting program in Bangadilly NP, Bargo SCA, Burragorang SCA, Guula Ngurra,NP, Joadja NR, Nattai NP and Upper Nepean SCA from Monday 4th September 2023 to Sunday 17th September 2023

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

The program is designed to minimise predator impacts on wildlife, especially threatened species, and to minimise the impact of wild dogs on neighbouring stock.

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 Glenbrook NPWS area office for more information on 02 4720 6200.

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Applies from Thu 14 Sep 2023, 11.54am to Fri 24 Nov 2023, 2.00pm. Last reviewed: Thu 14 Sep 2023, 11.59am

Closed areas: Mill Creek Precinct closed for road works

Mill Creek Precinct will be closed from 7:00am Monday 20 November 2023 to 2:00pm Friday 24 November 2023 for road works. The closed areas are:

  • Mill Creek Campground
  • Mill Creek Picnic Area
  • Grass Tree Circuit
  • 11km Walking Track

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the local NPWS office on 02 6574 5555.

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Applies from Fri 30 Dec 2022, 11.19am. Last reviewed: Wed 13 Sep 2023, 8.35am

Closed areas: Longneck Lagoon walking track partial closure, Scheyville National Park

Longneck Lagoon walking track open.  Boardwalk currently closed due to flood damage

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Applies from Wed 18 Aug 2021, 5.01pm. Last reviewed: Wed 13 Sep 2023, 8.34am

Closed parks: Prospect Nature Reserve closed public

Prospect Nature Reserve is closed to the public indefinitely as it's part of a Special Water catchment area. There is no public access at any time.

If you wish to visit the Prospect Reservoir area, Andrew Campbell Reserve on William Lawson Drive has picnic tables, playground and toilet facilities.

For more information about visiting Andrew Campbell Reserve, please contact Sydney Water on 13 20 92. 

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Applies from Thu 28 Sep 2017, 11.12am. Last reviewed: Wed 13 Sep 2023, 8.34am

Closed parks: Kemps Creek Nature Reserve closed

This park is closed due to Phytophthora contamination, unless the closure is otherwise extended or removed.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please call the NPWS Cumberland area office on 02 4572 3100.

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Applies from Mon 29 Sep 2014, 1.49pm to Sun 11 Aug 2024, 11.58am. Last reviewed: Tue 12 Sep 2023, 4.16pm

Closed areas: No access to Old Wagstaffe trail 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 Central Coast area office on 02 4320 4200.

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Applies from Mon 28 Aug 2023, 10.00am to Fri 13 Oct 2023, 3.14pm. Last reviewed: Tue 12 Sep 2023, 11.12am

Closed areas: Trail Closures

Mt Cameron Fire Trail and Deep Pass North Fire Trail are closed for Fire Trail maintenance from Monday 28th August until Friday 13th October 2023. Deep Pass South remains open.


Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the Kanangra Area office on 02 6336 6200.

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Applies from Thu 7 Jul 2022, 9.11am. Last reviewed: Sun 10 Sep 2023, 12.02pm

Safety alerts: 4WD Oberon Colong historic stock route - 4WD only access

The 4WD Oberon Colong historic stock route to Yerranderie is only accessible via 4WD vehicles. Some creek crossings may be inaccessible for vehicles with low clearance.

Please drive carefully and be aware of road conditions. For more information, call the Wollondilly Shire Council on 02 4677 1100.

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Applies from Wed 8 Mar 2023, 9.09am. Last reviewed: Mon 4 Sep 2023, 4.32pm

Closed areas: Muirs Lookout Picnic Area - Closed

Muirs Lookout Picnic Area on Prickly Ridge Road has been closed due to ageing infrastructure, obstructed lookout views to the coast and very low public visitation. Alternative picnic facilities are located nearby in Olney State Forest and Watagans National Park. Further information on other places to visit can be obtained via the NPWS or Forestry Corporation websites. 

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Applies from Wed 31 Aug 2022, 12.45pm to Sun 31 Dec 2023, 12.45pm. Last reviewed: Mon 4 Sep 2023, 4.31pm

Closed areas: Lemon Tree Road - Partial closure for roadworks

The section of Lemon Tree Road, between Prickly Ridge Road and Yambo Forest Road, 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 Wed 13 Apr 2022, 10.37am. Last reviewed: Mon 4 Sep 2023, 4.28pm

Safety alerts: Prickly Ridge Road 4WD only

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

To prevent further damage to the road and to protect visitor safety, please 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 Wed 16 Aug 2023, 3.39pm to Thu 30 Nov 2023, 10.00pm. Last reviewed: Mon 4 Sep 2023, 3.42pm

Closed areas: Campfire Creek (Red Hands Cave) walking track closed

Campfire Creek walking track (also known as Red Hands Cave walking track) and the adjoining Link track will be closed from Friday 1 September to Thursday 30 November 2023, for extensive flood damage repairs.

The closures will be managed in 2 stages:

  • Stage 1 - The section of Campfire Creek track from Glenbrook causeway to the intersection with Link track will be closed. During this period, Link track loop will remain open (start/finish at Red Hands Cave carpark). 
  • Stage 2 - Link track loop will be closed. During this period the section of walking track from Glenbrook causeway to the Link intersection will be open.

Please note that Red Hands Cave will remain open to the public during this time, with access available via the road and Red Hands Cave carpark.

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

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Applies from Thu 2 Jun 2022, 3.56pm to Fri 29 Mar 2024, 5.00pm. Last reviewed: Sat 2 Sep 2023, 8.22am

Closed areas: Big Yango precinct closure (except Big Yango House, Haddens Hall and Mountain Arm campground)

The Big Yango precinct in Yengo National Park including Blue Gums campground, the Yango Loop trail and Yango walking track are closed from Thursday 2 June 2022 to Friday 29th March 2024 for repair and maintenance work.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, call the NPWS Wollemi/Yengo area office on 02 6574 5555.

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Applies from Thu 31 Aug 2023, 8.38am to Fri 6 Oct 2023, 8.38am. Last reviewed: Mon 2 Oct 2023, 7.24am

Closed areas: Gap Creek Forest Walk

Gap Creek Forest Walk is closed due to a landslip and a rock fall. There is no visitor entry due to safety concerns and risk.. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the local NPWS at Lake Munmorah on (02) 4972 9000.

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Applies from Wed 30 Aug 2023, 12.10pm to Sun 31 Mar 2024, 10.32am. Last reviewed: Mon 28 Aug 2023, 12.11pm

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 Wednesday 30 August 2023 and Sunday 31 March 2024 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 Tue 22 Aug 2023, 12.30am to Fri 15 Dec 2023, 10.31am. Last reviewed: Mon 28 Aug 2023, 11.53am

Closed areas: Wentworth Falls picnic area carpark closed

Wentworth Falls picnic area carpark is closed to vehicles from Tuesday 22 August 2023 to mid-December 2023 for a carpark upgrade.

Access to tracks, toilets and lookouts will remain open to walkers. More information can be found at NSW Department of Planning and Environment website or by calling the Blue Mountains Heritage Centre on 02 4787 8877.

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Applies from Fri 25 Aug 2023, 2.31pm to Mon 30 Oct 2023, 2.31pm. Last reviewed: Fri 25 Aug 2023, 3.36pm

Other planned events: Notice of 1080 aerial baiting program

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) is conducting an aerial baiting program in Dharug National Park (NP), Koolewong Flora Reserve (FR), Manobalai Nature Reserve (NR), Parr State Conservation Area (SCA), Wollemi FR, Wollemi NP, Wollemi SCA and Yengo NP from Monday 4th September 2023 to Sunday 17th 2023.

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

The program is designed to minimise predator impacts on wildlife, especially threatened species, and to minimise impact of wild dogs on neighbouring stock.

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 NPWS Bulga office for more information on 02 6574 5555

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Applies from Fri 25 Aug 2023, 11.37am to Mon 30 Oct 2023, 11.37am. Last reviewed: Wed 27 Sep 2023, 7.44am

Other planned events: Notice of 1080 aerial baiting program

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) is conducting an aerial baiting program in Wollemi National Park from Monday 4th September 2023 to Sunday 17th September 2023.

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

The program is designed to minimise predator impacts on wildlife, especially threatened species, and to minimise the impact of wild dogs on neighbouring stock.

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 NPWS area office for more information:

Mudgee 02 6370 9000

Oberon 02 6336 6200

Bulga 02 6574 5555

Glenbrook 02 4720 6200

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Applies from Wed 23 Nov 2022, 2.08pm. Last reviewed: Fri 25 Aug 2023, 10.38am

Closed areas: Wheeny Creek campground - Boobook section closed

The Boobook campground and picnic area within Wheeny Creek campground has permanently closed due to flood damage. Please note that the rest of Wheeny Creek precinct remains open for bookings.  Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the local NPWS office on 4720-6200.

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Applies from Thu 24 Aug 2023, 9.31am to Mon 16 Oct 2023, 1.00am. Last reviewed: Mon 25 Sep 2023, 9.20am

Other planned events: Notice of ongoing 1080 program

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) is conducting ongoing ground baiting program from 22 May 2023 to 15 October 2023 in the following areas:

  • Dharug National Park
  • Koolewong Flora Reserve
  • Manobalai Nature Reserve
  • Parr State Conservation Area
  • Wollemi Flora Reserve
  • Wollemi National Park 
  • Wollemi State Conservation Area
  • Yengo National Park

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

The program is designed to minimise predator impacts on wildlife, especially threatened species, and to minimise impact of wild dogs on neighbouring stock.

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.

For more information, contact the NPWS Wollemi Yengo Area office at Bulga on 02 6574 5555.

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Applies from Thu 17 Aug 2023, 8.57am to Fri 30 Aug 2024, 8.58am. Last reviewed: Tue 19 Sep 2023, 7.17am

Closed areas: Jacks Track closed in Yengo National Park

Jacks Track in Yengo National Park is closed due to a dangerous landslip on private property. No access is permitted under any circumstances.

Walkers and mountain bike riders should use alternative trails.

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

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Applies from Fri 31 Mar 2023, 8.37am to Sun 31 Dec 2023, 5.00pm. Last reviewed: Thu 14 Sep 2023, 8.21am

Other planned events: Bobbin Inn Cafe closed

Bobbin Inn Cafe in Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park is closed until further notice. The last day of trade was Monday 10 April 2023 (Easter Monday).

For further information please call the local NPWS office on 02 8448 0400.

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Applies from Sun 17 Sep 2023, 5.00pm to Fri 9 Aug 2024, 8.09am. Last reviewed: Sun 10 Sep 2023, 3.16pm

Closed parks: Muogamarra Nature Reserve closed

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 the reserve, 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 Wed 21 Jun 2023, 9.07am to Fri 29 Nov 2024, 9.09am. Last reviewed: Tue 8 Aug 2023, 3.57pm

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 22 Mar 2023, 2.18pm to Tue 31 Oct 2023, 2.28pm. Last reviewed: Mon 4 Sep 2023, 7.47am

Other planned events: Toilet blocks closed for upgrade works

Three toilet blocks in Georges River National Park will be closed for upgrades from Monday 14 August to Tuesday 31 October 2023. Temporary toilets will be available during the construction period.

Picnic areas will remain open during the works.  

For more information, contact the local NPWS office on 02 9542 0648.

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Applies from Mon 31 Jul 2023, 11.22pm to Thu 1 Feb 2024, 4.24am. Last reviewed: Thu 3 Aug 2023, 2.29pm

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 Tuesday 1 August 2023 and Wednesday 31 January 2024 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 these reserves is aimed at reducing their impact on threatened species.

For more information, contact the NPWS Forestville area office on 02 9451 3479 or Lane Cove area office on 02 8448 0400 (during business hours). For after hours enquiries, contact the National Parks Contact Centre on 1300 056 294.

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Applies from Thu 1 Jun 2023, 11.14am. Last reviewed: Tue 29 Aug 2023, 6.27pm

Closed areas: Happy Valley pedestrian bridge closed

Happy Valley pedestrian bridge will be closed to the public from Thursday 8 June to the end of October 2023 due to construction works. Access to the national park and the Congwong walking track during this time will be via Henry Head Lane. For further information call the NPWS Vaucluse office on 02 9337 5511.

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Applies from Thu 6 Apr 2023, 8.04am to Thu 29 Feb 2024, 8.07am. Last reviewed: Thu 24 Aug 2023, 8.34am

Closed areas: Berowra walking track partial closure

Berowra walking track is partially closed until further notice from Waratah Bay to Apple Tree Bay, including the Mount Ku-ring-gai access track. Berowra walking track from Berowra Station to Waratah Bay is open for use. 

There is a threat of rockfalls due to slope instability caused by recent weather events. NPWS is in the process of carrying 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 Mon 1 May 2023, 7.30am to Thu 2 Nov 2023, 11.59pm. Last reviewed: Mon 17 Jul 2023, 12.37pm

Other planned events: Notice of ongoing 1080 program

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) is conducting ongoing ground baiting program from Tuesday 2 May 2023 to Thursday 2 November 2023 in the following areas:

  • Abercrombie River National Park
  • Abercrombie River State Conservation Area
  • Kanangra-Boyd National Park
  • Blue Mountains National Park (southern section)
  • Wollemi National Park (Wolgan Valley area)
  • Gardens of Stone National Park
  • Jenolan Karst Conservation Area
  • Turon National Park
  • Marrangaroo National Park

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

The program is designed to minimise predator impacts on wildlife, especially threatened species, and to minimise impact of wild dogs on neighbouring stock.

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.

For more information, contact the NPWS Kanangra area office at Oberon on 02 6336 6200.

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Applies from Mon 4 Jul 2022, 4.48pm. Last reviewed: Thu 31 Aug 2023, 10.52am

Closed areas: Ingar Road partial closure

There is no vehicle or pedestrian access to the section of Ingar Road past the end of Queen Elizabeth Drive. Please do not enter private property.

This means there is no vehicle access to Ingar campground. You can access Ingar campground by hiking in via Andersons fire trail or Bedford Road.

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

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Applies from Thu 25 May 2023, 12.20pm. Last reviewed: Mon 11 Sep 2023, 8.12am

Safety alerts: New safety barricade installed on Woodford Oaks trail

A new safety barricade has been installed at the road crossing to Red Hands Cave on Woodford Oaks trail. It's designed to slow bikes and have them ride parallel to the road before crossing so vehicles can see them.

For further information, contact the NPWS Glenbrook area office on 02 4720 6200.

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Applies from Sat 1 Jul 2023, 8.19am to Sun 31 Dec 2023, 6.00pm. Last reviewed: Sat 9 Sep 2023, 8.31am

Other planned events: Notice of fire trail maintenance program

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service is undertaking fire trail maintenance works at various locations throughout Brisbane Water National Park. Work is expected to be completed by the 31 December 2023 (pending suitable weather conditions).

The maintenance work will repair damaged surfaces, drainage assets and infrastructure that supports and is essential to the ongoing operation of the trails as well as maintaining vegetation clearances.

Trails will remain open for the duration of the construction works, with adequate signage and diversions (if required) in place.

Please contact the the local Central Coast area office on 02 4320 4200 for more information.

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Applies from Sat 1 Jul 2023, 8.12am to Sun 31 Dec 2023, 6.00pm. Last reviewed: Sat 9 Sep 2023, 8.31am

Closed areas: Kariong Brook Waterhole and Waterfall Closed

The waterhole and waterfall at Kariong Brook is closed until further notice due to risk of rockfall.

The adjacent Great North Walk will remain open.

Signs are in place around the closed area.

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

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Applies from Mon 31 Jul 2023, 10.02pm to Thu 1 Feb 2024, 3.03am. Last reviewed: Fri 30 Jun 2023, 12.07pm

Other planned events: 1080 feral animal management program

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) will be conducting a baiting program using manufactured baits and fresh baits containing 1080 poison (sodium fluroacetate) for the control of foxes. The program is continuous and ongoing between Tuesday 1 August 2023 and Wednesday 31 January 2024 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 local park office on 02 8448 0400 during business hours, or 1300 056 294 after hours.

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Applies from Mon 31 Jul 2023, 10.10pm to Thu 1 Feb 2024, 3.12am. Last reviewed: Fri 30 Jun 2023, 11.36am

Other planned events: 1080 feral animal baiting program

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) 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 Tuesday 1 August 2023 and Wednesday 31 January 2024 in the following areas:

  • Chowder Bay and Dobroyd, Bradleys, Georges, Middle and North Headlands
  • North Head includes the adjoining land of Sydney Harbour Federation Trust, Australian Institute of Police Management and Quarantine Station.

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

For more information contact the NPWS Middle Head office on 02 9960 6266 (business hours), North Head Sanctuary Manly (Harbour Trust Lands) on 02 8969 2128 (business hours) or the NPWS after-hours call centre on 1300 056 294.

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Applies from Fri 3 Feb 2023, 12.17pm to Fri 31 May 2024, 3.30pm. Last reviewed: Thu 29 Jun 2023, 4.11pm

Closed areas: Shark Beach and the promenade at Nielsen Park closed

Shark Beach and the beach front at Nielsen Park are closed while the new concrete seawall, bleachers and promenade are under construction. For more information on this project, please visit the project webpage or phone the NPWS Sydney South office on 02 9337 5511.

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Applies from Tue 24 Jan 2023, 10.00am to Fri 31 May 2024, 3.29pm. Last reviewed: Thu 29 Jun 2023, 3.29pm

Closed areas: Gardeners Cottage closure

Gardeners Cottage will not be available for bookings until the replacement of the concrete seawall at Shark Beach, Nielsen Park has been completed. For more information on the seawall replacement please visit the project website or call the NPWS Vaucluse office on 02 9337 5511.

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Applies from Mon 31 Jul 2023, 11.55pm to Thu 1 Feb 2024, 3.57am. Last reviewed: Wed 28 Jun 2023, 12.01pm

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 2023 and 31 January 2024 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 these reserves is aimed at reducing their impact on threatened species.

For more information, contact the local park office on:

Forestville 9451 3479 (business hours)

NPWS after-hours call centre: 1300 056 294 (after hours)

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Applies from Wed 30 Sep 2020, 11.54am to Wed 31 Jan 2024, 6.00am. Last reviewed: Sat 9 Sep 2023, 8.30am

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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Applies from Tue 13 Jun 2023, 6.00am to Fri 29 Dec 2023, 8.00pm. Last reviewed: Mon 18 Sep 2023, 9.11am

Closed areas: Somersby Falls picnic area and walking track closed

Somersby Falls picnic area and walking track, including access to the waterfalls will be closed from Tuesday 13th June 2023 to 31 December 2023 while the picnic area is being upgraded.

The proposed upgrade will improve visitor safety, accessibility and protect sensitive cultural heritage.

Consider visiting the nearby Girrakool picnic area less than 5 minutes away which also has waterfalls, walking tracks and a well established picnic area.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the local NPWS Central Coast Area Office on 02 4320 4200.

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Applies from Thu 11 May 2023, 11.49am to Thu 30 Nov 2023, 11.52am. Last reviewed: Mon 4 Sep 2023, 7.45am

Closed areas: Areas closed for West Head lookout upgrades

The following areas are closed from Monday 22 May to Thursday 30 November 2023 while West Head lookout upgrades are underway:

  • West Head lookout
  • The loop section of West Head Road
  • West Head Army track.

Vehicles, cyclists and pedestrians will have access to the Resolute picnic area and public toilets. Access is restricted past this point.

The following walking tracks remain open:

  • Red Hands track
  • Aboriginal Heritage track
  • Resolute track, including access to Resolute Beach and West Head Beach
  • Mackeral Beach track
  • Koolewong track.

The West Head lookout cannot be accessed from any of these tracks.

For more information, visit the project webpage.

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Applies from Thu 23 Feb 2023, 4.32pm to Fri 31 May 2024, 4.49pm. Last reviewed: Thu 7 Sep 2023, 3.20pm

Safety alerts: Remote walking track conditions

Remote routes within the Kanangra Wilderness Area including Kanangra to Katoomba (K2K) trail have been impacted by heavy fire regrowth and flood damage.

If you plan to walk in the area, please ensure you have an appropriate level of experience, navigation skills and equipment.

Mobile reception is limited so alternative communication methods are strongly recommended.

For more information, contact the NPWS Blue Mountains Heritage Centre on 02 4787 8877.

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Applies from Wed 2 Feb 2022, 9.20am to Sun 31 Dec 2023, 11.59pm. Last reviewed: Sun 10 Sep 2023, 3.23pm

Closed areas: Roads closed due to flood damage

The following roads in this park are closed due to storm and flood damage:

  • California trail - closed until late January 2024
  • Martindale trail - closed until November 2023
  • Hunter Main trail:
    • Raspberry Junction to Three Ways - closed until November 2023

Visitor areas that are currently closed include:

  • California Hut - closed until late January  2024

Gates have been locked, and signs are in place on closed roads. Expected reopening times are subject to weather delays.

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

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Applies from Thu 7 Apr 2022, 11.17am to Fri 1 Dec 2023, 8.00pm. Last reviewed: Sat 9 Sep 2023, 8.31am

Closed areas: Brieses fire trail partial closure

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

Signs are in place around closed areas. This area will re-open as soon as it is safe and repair works have been completed.

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

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Applies from Wed 31 Mar 2021, 11.53am. Last reviewed: Wed 4 Oct 2023, 8.57am

Closed areas: Bluefish Point closed

The Bluefish Point bushland area is closed to public access for public safety and to protect important plant and animal communities. For your safety and to help conserve the landscape, please stay on sign-posted walking tracks when visiting Sydney Harbour National Park.

Shelly Beach to Bluefish Road walking track (Burraga track) is open.

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Applies from Tue 21 Mar 2023, 11.53am. Last reviewed: Thu 28 Sep 2023, 4.50pm

Closed areas: Six Foot track - Bowtells Bridge closure

Bowtells swing bridge on Six Foot track is closed to protect public safety. An upgrade is being planned, and the bridge is expected to reopen at the end of 2023. Signs and barriers are in place to prevent access onto the bridge.

Crown Lands, which manages the bridge, is advising track users not to attempt to cross Coxs River. Any attempts to cross the river are at your own risk and are discouraged due to the potential for slips or falls, rainfall and risk of flash flooding.

For further information visit the Six Foot track website.

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Applies from Thu 15 Dec 2022, 4.29pm. Last reviewed: Wed 19 Jul 2023, 11.12am

Closed areas: North Mackerel track closed and Mackerel trail partially closed

North Mackerel track is permanently closed due to a potential risk of rockfalls and unstable cliff edges in the Great Mackerel Beach area.

The only designated land access to or from Great Mackerel Beach is via Mackerel track to the north, which intersects with Resolute track.

Due to land instability and risk to personal safety, there is no through or return access to or from the following places:

  • The south end of Great Mackerel Beach via The Basin or Mackerel trail
  • The west of Great Mackerel Beach via North Mackerel track, which is closed.

Please remember the risks associated with visiting natural areas, including rock falls, unstable edges, falling branches and interactions with wildlife.

For more information, contact the local NPWS office.

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Applies from Fri 24 Mar 2023, 9.31am. Last reviewed: Fri 22 Sep 2023, 5.31pm

Closed areas: Section of Casuarina track closed for track maintenance

Part of Casuarina track is closed from Thursday 23 March 2023 until further notice due to maintenance on the footbridge.

The closed area is the section of Casuarina track between the end of Boree Road and the Carrol Creek track intersection.

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

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Applies from Sat 8 Oct 2022, 9.33am to Sun 31 Dec 2023, 11.01am. Last reviewed: Mon 4 Sep 2023, 9.41am

Closed areas: Great North Walk - partial closure

The section of Great North Walk between the Cherry Lane track-head and Tooheys Road, Kulnura, is closed until further notice due to track and bridge damage from recent severe weather events.

For your safety, please avoid this area until damage assessments can be made and any safety issues rectified. This area will re-open as soon as it is safe for visitors.

Alternative bushwalking access is via Tooheys Road to Forest Road, then west to the intersection of Cherry Lane and Greta Road, Kulnura.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the local NPWS office on 02 4972 9000 or call 1300 072 757 (13000 PARKS).

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Applies from Wed 13 Oct 2021, 4.28pm. Last reviewed: Fri 23 Jun 2023, 10.44am

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 Thu 9 Jul 2020, 2.52pm to Thu 1 Feb 2024, 12.01pm. Last reviewed: Tue 5 Sep 2023, 10.44am

Closed areas: Sugarloaf car park closed

Sugarloaf car park is no longer open to the public. We apologise for any inconvenience.

For more information, please 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 9 Jul 2018, 11.06am. Last reviewed: Mon 31 Jul 2023, 1.15pm

Closed areas: Fort Denison closed

Fort Denison is currently closed.

Conservation and upgrade works are currently underway. Key elements include the construction of a new accessible wharf and maintenance and upgrade to buildings and services. Fort Denison will be closed to visitors until these works have been completed.

Penalties apply for non-compliance.

Standard work hours during the construction phase will be between:

  • 7am and 6pm Monday to Friday
  • 8am and 1pm on Saturday

For more information, visit the project webpage or call the NPWS Sydney South area office on 02 9337 5511. Visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Sun 22 Mar 2015, 2.11pm. Last reviewed: Mon 25 Sep 2023, 7.52am

Closed areas: Waratah Native Gardens picnic area closed

Waratah Native Gardens picnic area is closed until further notice. This includes Gorge walking track. No access to the area is permitted. 

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact the NPWS Hawkesbury-Nattai area office on 02 4588 2400.

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Applies from Wed 10 Feb 2016, 3.18pm. Last reviewed: Fri 22 Sep 2023, 5.31pm

Closed areas: Flat Rock track partial closure

The section of Flat Rock track from the Killarney Drive entrance to the Downpatrick Street entrance, is permanently closed where the old track passes through private property near Killarney Point.

Please note:

  • 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 Forestville area office on 02 9451 3479 between 9.30am and 4pm, Monday to Friday.

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Applies from Fri 1 Oct 2021, 9.47am to Thu 1 Feb 2024, 12.01pm. Last reviewed: Thu 31 Aug 2023, 10.18am

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:

  • Carters Creek (Area 9)
  • Scribbly Gums (Area 17)
  • 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 Tue 29 Oct 2019, 2.58pm to Thu 1 Feb 2024, 11.00am. Last reviewed: Tue 5 Sep 2023, 10.44am

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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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/mitchell-park-picnic-area/local-alerts

Park info

  • in Cattai National Park in the Sydney and surrounds region
  • Cattai National Park is open 8am to 6pm from May to August and 8am to 8pm from September to April. The park may have to close at times due to poor weather or fire danger.

  • Park entry fees:

    $8 per vehicle per day (including motorbikes). Day passes are available from on-park pay machines that accept coins and credit cards, and you can also pay for your visit via the Park’nPay app.

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Emergency services

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