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Morisset picnic area

Lake Macquarie State Conservation Area

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Current alerts in this area

Last reviewed: Fri 8 December 2023, 8.54am

Applies from Fri 4 Jan 2019, 1.28pm to Tue 31 Dec 2024, 1.38pm. Last reviewed: Fri 8 Dec 2023, 8.54am.

Closed areas: Morisset Picnic Area Closed

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

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

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

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

Nearby alerts

Applies from Sat 27 Jan 2024, 3.30pm. Last reviewed: Fri 23 Feb 2024, 4.43pm

Closed areas: De Luge Track Closure

De Luge will be closed until Wednesday 28 February 2024 due to wet weather and additional drainage work.

Signs and physical barriers will be put in place when the track is closed.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the local NPWS office 4946 4100.

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Applies from Thu 15 Dec 2022, 4.29pm. Last reviewed: Fri 23 Feb 2024, 1.07pm

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 be aware of 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 Sat 9 Apr 2022, 1.03pm. Last reviewed: Thu 22 Feb 2024, 3.28pm

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 (side track off Furber Steps) is closed for maintenance.
  • Honeymoon Bridge is closed due to rockfall risk.
  • Federal Pass between Scenic World and Golden Stairs is closed due to a landslide.
  • Golden Stairs walking track will be closed to the public from March to June 2024 to allow for walking track upgrades. Exact closure dates to be confirmed.  
  • 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.
  • Leura Cascades picnic area is closed to vehicles. Visit the Blue Mountains City Council website for information.
  • 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.
  • Mt Solitary eastern access is affected by Kedumba Valley Road closures below.
  • Part of Lindeman Pass is closed due to a major landslide below Gladstone lookout. Roberts Pass is closed due to rockfall and landslide hazards.  
  • Golden Stairs, Ruined Castle, Castle head and Mt Solitary and access to Narrowneck fire trial will be closed on Thursday 29th February 2024 to allow for helicopter operations.  This includes access to Federal Pass and Ruined Castle Campground.  

Wentworth Falls and Woodford 

  • Valley of Waters track and Empress Canyon will be closed below Nature track for stairway repairs on the Wednesday 21 and Thursday 22 February 2024. Valley of the Waters track will also remain 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.
  • Part of National Pass (west of Wentworth Falls middle crossing) is closed due to major landslide. 
  • Wentworth Pass and Slack Stairs are closed due to landslide.
  • Kedumba Valley Road and campground will be closed until Friday 8 March 2024 for road repairs.
  • Ingar Road is closed where it traverses private property at the western end. You can walk into Ingar campground via Andersons or Bedford Roads.
  • Kedumba Valley campground is closed to allow for access upgrades. 
  • Murphys Glen and Ingar campgrounds will be closed during the following periods for road repairs: Monday 19 February to Friday 23 February, Monday 4 March to Thursday 7th March and Monday 11th March to Friday 14th March 2024 for road repairs. These closures do not apply on weekends.
  • Bedford Road, Murphys Road, Bedford Creek trail and Andersons Mountain Bike exit to Woodford will also be closed from 19 February 2024 to Friday 23 February, Monday 4 March to Thursday 7th March and Monday 11th March to Friday 14th March 2024 for road repairs. These closures do not apply on weekends.

Blackheath, Mount Victoria and Bells Line of Road

  • Evans Lookout Road will be closed beyond the Grand Canyon carpark from Monday 26 February to Wednesday 28 February 2024. There will be no vehicle access to Evans lookout. Pedestrians can use the walking track to the lookout which begins at the Grand Canyon carpark toilets.
  • 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.
  • Perrys Lookdown campground is closed.
  • Hat Hill Road (Perrys Lookdown Rd) is closed until Friday 15 March 2024 to allow for road upgrades. This includes access to Anvil Rock lookout, Wind Eroded Cave, Perrys Lookdown walking track and Perrys Lookdown picnic area.    
  • Pulpit Rock Reserve, lookouts and walking track are closed. Visit the Blue Mountains City Council website for information. Pulpit Rock walking track from Popes Glen is open as far as the NPWS boundary (as shown on Google maps).
  • Victoria Falls Road will be closed to vehicles and pedestrians from Monday 4 March to Friday 8 March 2024 for helicopter operations. No access will be permitted to Victoria Falls lookout, Victoria Falls, Silver Cascades, Burra Korain Flat campground, Asgard Swamp, Asgard Head and Ikara Head.

Canyons and rock climbing 

  • Climbing and canyoning areas in the Blue Mountains are open unless the access road or track is closed, or the site is listed in this alert.  
  • Malaita Point and Wall abseil routes are open, exit through Scenic World to Furber Stairs (no exit via Golden Stairs due to a landslide).
  • Empress Canyon will be closed on Wednesday 21 and Thursday 22 February 2024 for exit track repairs. 

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

Applies from Thu 22 Feb 2024, 11.47am to Fri 8 Mar 2024, 5.00pm. Last reviewed: Thu 22 Feb 2024, 11.52am

Safety alerts: Bombala Walking Track

Upgrade works will be occurring on Bombala Walking Track between Monday 26th February and Friday 8th March 2024. The work will address beach access, erosion and drainage issues, rehabilitation of a decommissioned track section and upgrading sections of track surface.

The walking track will remain open to the community during the work.

For the safety of the community and workers, please follow any directions by contractors and NPWS staff.

For more information, contact the local NPWS office 4946 4100.

 

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Applies from Tue 20 Feb 2024, 6.00am to Fri 15 Mar 2024, 5.30pm. Last reviewed: Thu 22 Feb 2024, 8.15am

Safety alerts: Werakata State Conservation Area - Bee Box Fire Trail - Road Maintenance

Planned road maintenance is scheduled for Bee Box Fire Trail from Tuesday 20th February 2024 until Tuesday 5th March 2024

 

Heavy plant and machinery will be operating and pedestrians and vehicles should take caution when accessing this area.

 

For further information please contact the NPWS Lower Hunter Area office on (02) 4946 4100.

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Applies from Tue 20 Feb 2024, 6.00am to Fri 15 Mar 2024, 5.30pm. Last reviewed: Thu 22 Feb 2024, 8.13am

Safety alerts: Werakata State Conservation Area - No.1 Fire Trail - Road Maintenance

Planned road maintenance is scheduled for No.1 Fire Trail from Tuesday 20th February 2024 until Tuesday 5th March 2024.

 

Heavy plant and machinery will be operating and pedestrians and vehicles should take caution when accessing this area.

 

For further information please contact the NPWS Lower Hunter Area office on (02) 4946 4100.

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Applies from Thu 22 Feb 2024, 7.00am to Fri 5 Apr 2024, 6.00pm. Last reviewed: Wed 21 Feb 2024, 2.21pm

Closed areas: Rocky Point Trail closed for Central Coast Council maintenance works

Some parts of this park are closed from Thursday 22 February to Friday 5 April 2024 for Central Coast Council to undertake urgent pipeline repair works. The closed areas are:

  • Rocky Point trail
  • Allen Strom Lookout

Signs will be in place around closed areas. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the local NPWS office on 4320 4200.

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Applies from Tue 20 Feb 2024, 2.09pm to Tue 27 Feb 2024, 3.15pm. Last reviewed: Wed 21 Feb 2024, 1.03pm

Closed areas: Bobbin Head power outage 27 February 2024

There will be a power outage at Bobbin Head on Tuesday 27 February 2024 from 7am to 3pm for essential powerline maintenance. The power outage will affect:

  • Bobbin Inn Cafe
  • Gibberagong Education Centre
  • Bobbin Head Visitor Centre
  • The Station. 

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

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Applies from Fri 16 Feb 2024, 8.25am to Sat 30 Mar 2024, 8.27am. Last reviewed: Fri 16 Feb 2024, 9.11am

Closed areas: Watagans NP Campground BBQs - Out of Order

Bangalow Campground, Gap Creek Campground and Gap Creek Picnic Area BBQs are currently out of order. Repairs to these facilities will take place late-March 2024.  Campers and day visitors are encouraged to bring their own gas stoves during this time. 

Note gas stove BBQs are not permitted during a declared TOBAN. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contacts the NPWS Central Coast Area office on (02) 4972 9000.

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Applies from Thu 6 Apr 2023, 8.04am to Sun 30 Jun 2024, 5.00pm. Last reviewed: Thu 15 Feb 2024, 3.10pm

Closed areas: Berowra walking track partial closure

Berowra walking track is partially closed until further notice from Apple Tree Bay to the Mt-Ku-ring-gai access track. 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. 

The Berowra walking track from Berowra Station to Mt Ku-ring-gai is open for use.

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 6 Feb 2024, 3.44pm to Fri 28 Jun 2024, 3.46pm. Last reviewed: Thu 15 Feb 2024, 10.43am

Other planned events: Sphinx Memorial repair works

Repair works are underway at the Sphinx Memorial from Monday 12 February to June 2024. There will be changed access to the memorial for the duration of these works. The carpark and the Sphinx track remain open. Please follow directions of signs and contractors. Penalties apply for non-compliance.

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

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Applies from Mon 12 Feb 2024, 7.00am to Fri 5 Apr 2024, 5.00pm. Last reviewed: Fri 23 Feb 2024, 8.43am

Closed areas: Duckholes trail closed for upgrades

Duckholes fire trail is closed from Monday 12 February 2024 to Friday 5 April 2024 for upgrades. Do not enter the closed area. Penalties apply for non-compliance.

For more information, contact the local NPWS office.

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Applies from Wed 14 Feb 2024, 10.39am to Wed 31 Jul 2024, 10.40am. Last reviewed: Wed 14 Feb 2024, 10.47am

Closed areas: Pinny Beach footbridge closed

The Pinny Beach footbridge will be closed until further notice for essential repairs. The coastal walking track will remain open with access south and north of the bridge by detouring around Pinny Lagoon. Take care when traversing Pinny Lagoon during periods of high tidal activity. 

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the local NPWS Central Coast Office on (02) 4972 9000.

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Applies from Wed 14 Feb 2024, 10.31am to Tue 30 Apr 2024, 10.32am. Last reviewed: Thu 22 Feb 2024, 8.04am

Closed areas: Wallarah National Park - Fire Trail Maintenance

The Wallarah Powerline Trail, Cabbage Tree Trail and Appletree Trail will be closed within Wallarah National Park for essential fire trail maintenance from mid-Februrary to April 2024. Access to these trails is not permitted during operations. 

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact the NPWS Central Coast Area Office on (02) 4972 9000.

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Applies from Thu 1 Feb 2024, 2.15pm to Thu 28 Mar 2024, 2.17pm. Last reviewed: Tue 6 Feb 2024, 10.02am

Other planned events: Notice of 1080 program

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) is conducting a ground baiting program from Thursday 1 February 2024 to Thursday 28 March 2024 in Bouddi National Park. The operation will use 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of foxes.

The program is designed to minimise predator impacts on wildlife, especially threatened species. Signs will be placed at the entry to the baiting location. Domestic pets are not permitted in NSW National Parks managed lands. Pets and working dogs may be affected (1080 is lethal to cats and dogs). Pets and working dogs must be restrained or muzzled in the vicinity and must not enter the baiting location. In the event of accidental poisoning seek immediate veterinary assistance.

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

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Applies from Sat 1 Jul 2023, 8.12am to Sun 30 Jun 2024, 6.00pm. Last reviewed: Tue 6 Feb 2024, 9.37am

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 Wed 31 Jan 2024, 11.14pm to Thu 1 Aug 2024, 2.17am. Last reviewed: Thu 1 Feb 2024, 12.33pm

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 is continuous and ongoing between Thursday 1 February 2024 and Wednesday 31 July 2024 in Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park. All baiting locations are identifiable by signs. Don’t touch baits or ejector devices. Penalties apply for non-compliance.

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 9451 3479 or Lane Cove area office on 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 Wed 31 Jan 2024, 12.16pm to Tue 30 Apr 2024, 5.00pm. Last reviewed: Fri 16 Feb 2024, 4.12pm

Closed areas: Orchard campground closure

Marramarra Creek Orchard campground in Marramarra National Park will be closed from Tuesday 13 February until Tuesday 30 April 2024 for essential maintenance works, weather permitting. Marramarra Creek Main campground remains open for bookings. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the local NPWS office on (02) 8448 0400.

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Applies from Wed 31 Jan 2024, 12.14pm to Fri 29 Mar 2024, 5.00pm. Last reviewed: Fri 16 Feb 2024, 4.12pm

Closed areas: Gibberagong walking track partial closure

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 Wed 31 Jan 2024, 8.00am to Fri 28 Feb 2025, 8.00am. Last reviewed: Wed 31 Jan 2024, 8.39am

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

The last 850m of Ironbark Road (Crown Road) to access Ironbark picnic area is currently limited to 4WD vehicles only.

This section is not suitable for 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 need to walk the last 850 metres to access the park and Ironbark picnic area.

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Applies from Mon 19 Feb 2024, 12.00am to Thu 14 Mar 2024, 11.59pm. Last reviewed: Tue 30 Jan 2024, 10.59am

Closed areas: Mill Creek campground closed

Mill Creek campground within Dharug National Park is closed for amenity upgrades from Monday 19 February to Thursday 14 March 2024.

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

 

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Applies from Thu 30 Nov 2023, 8.58am. Last reviewed: Fri 26 Jan 2024, 10.57am

Closed areas: Click Creek FT and Congewai Link FT closed due to falling trees and trail damage after the recent wildfire.

Click Creek fire trail and Congewai Link Trail are closed due to tree fall risk and trail damage after the recent wildfire. The trails will remain closed until maintenance works can be completed.

Penalties apply for non-compliance For more information, contact the NPWS Central Coast area office at Lake Munmorah 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: Fri 26 Jan 2024, 10.55am

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 Sun 1 Oct 2023, 7.58am to Sun 31 Mar 2024, 8.14am. Last reviewed: Mon 15 Jan 2024, 11.02am

Fire bans: Park fire ban

A park fire ban is in place in this park and remains in effect unless otherwise extended or removed.

The following campgrounds are exempt:

  • Galong Cabins, Burralow Creek and Euroka campgrounds in Blue Mountains National Park.
  • Coorongooba, Ganguddy-Dunns Swamp, Newnes, Wheeny Creek and Colo Meroo campgrounds in Wollemi National Park.

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.

Applies from Thu 7 Dec 2023, 3.04pm to Fri 26 Apr 2024, 3.05pm. Last reviewed: Wed 10 Jan 2024, 8.24am

Closed areas: Georges Road - Watagans NP - Part Closure

Georges Road in the Watagans NP is temporarily closed from The Narrow Pass Lookout west to the National Park boundary due to extensive road damage. Visitors are reminded to drive to the conditions along Georges Road to the Lookout and not drive past this point. NPWS plans to upgrade this trail ASAP in the new year. For further information please contact the NPWS local office at Lake Munmorah on (02) 4972 9000.

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Applies from Thu 9 Nov 2023, 8.08am to Sun 30 Jun 2024, 8.09am. Last reviewed: Wed 10 Jan 2024, 8.17am

Closed areas: Climbers Walking Track Closed after Wildfire - Watagans NP

The Climbers Walking Track between Gap Creek Camping Area and Bangalow Camping Area is closed due to the recent wildfire. Timber steps and walking track edges have been lost and the track surface is now unstable. It will take some time to repair and make safe. Visitors are asked not to use the track for their own safety. The nearby Gap Creek Waterfall track is open and available to visitors. For further information please contact the NPWS area office at Lake Munmorah on (02) 4972 9000.

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Applies from Fri 6 Oct 2023, 10.10am to Sun 30 Jun 2024, 10.11am. Last reviewed: Wed 10 Jan 2024, 8.17am

Closed areas: Gap Creek Forest Walk Closed - Watagans NP

Gap Creek Forest Walk from the intersection of the Gap Creek Falls Walking Track is closed due to a landslip and unstable rocks above the track. Due to the risk visitors are asked to stay out of the area beyond the current barrier until the area can be made safe. For further information please contact the NPWS Area Office at Lake Munmorah on (02) 4972 9000.

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Applies from Wed 26 Feb 2020, 10.38am to Sun 30 Jun 2024, 11.48am. Last reviewed: Wed 10 Jan 2024, 8.15am

Safety alerts: Watagan Road/Heaton Road closed due to landslips

Watagan Road (also known as Heaton Road) is closed until further notice due to a major landslip on the Cessnock City Council section.

There is no access from the cattle grid at the southern end of Heaton Road, Quorrobolong south, uphill to the Georges Road intersection in the Watagans NP.

This access road to Olney, Heaton State Forests and Watagans National Park is closed.

Work is currently underway way but will be complex, involve geotechnical planning, major earthworks and road realignment. 

For information about closures in nearby state forests, please refer to the Forestry Corporation of NSW website for closures and notices.

For more information, contact the local NPWS Lake Munmorah area office on 02 4972 9000 or Cessnock City Council on 02 4993 4100.

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Applies from Thu 14 Dec 2023, 3.34pm to Fri 24 May 2024, 1.57pm. Last reviewed: Wed 10 Jan 2024, 8.14am

Safety alerts: Major Roadworks in Jilliby State Conservation Area - Commencing 27 December 2023

Major roadworks are scheduled to commence from Wednesday 27th February 2023 in Jilliby State Conservation Area (Southern Precinct) and part of Ourimbah State Forest.

Partial and intermittent road closures should be expected. The roads that will be affected are:

  • Red Hill Road
  • Prestons Ridge Road
  • Bradleys Point Road
  • Campbells Point Road and 
  • Tooheys Road.

 

Visitors are asked to avoid the area and be aware of trucks and machinery using and working on the above roads and to drive to the conditions. Warning signs and traffic control will be in place. Work is expected to be completed by June 2024. The work is funded as part of the Fire Access and Fire Trail (FAFT) program aimed at providing safe and strategic fire trails for fire response and access.

For more information, please contact the NPWS Central Coast Area Office at Lake Munmorah on 02 4972 9000 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Sat 28 Oct 2023, 3.54pm to Sun 30 Jun 2024, 4.17pm. Last reviewed: Wed 10 Jan 2024, 8.13am

Closed areas: Daniels Pt Road and Maculata Fire Trail Closed -Jilliby SCA

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

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

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

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

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Applies from Wed 8 Mar 2023, 9.09am. Last reviewed: Wed 10 Jan 2024, 8.12am

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 Thu 2 Jun 2022, 3.56pm to Fri 29 Mar 2024, 5.00pm. Last reviewed: Mon 12 Feb 2024, 7.54pm

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 Tue 7 Oct 2014, 1.53pm to Thu 7 Oct 2027, 11.00am. Last reviewed: Mon 8 Jan 2024, 11.35am

Closed areas: Parts of Sugarloaf State Conservation Area closed

Parts of Sugarloaf State Conservation Area are closed for approved underground mining operations. The affected areas (see map) have been closed to protect visitor safety, because they're subject to subsidence and remediation activities from the mining operations.

Great North walk remains open. An update will be provided should this situation change.

If you're visiting the park, please be aware of subsidence and pollution incidents that took place in 2013, which were greater than what was expected from normal mining operations. These included a cliff fall in the north, and a subsidence and grout leak incident in the central part of Sugarloaf State Conservation Area.

If you're planning to visit the park during this time, please stay on formed tracks and trails and observe all barriers, warning signs and safety messages. Areas subject to possible cliff fall or subsidence in both areas of the park are clearly marked.

For more information, call the NPWS Lower Hunter area office on 02 4946 4100. NSW National Parks safety page.

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Applies from Fri 29 Dec 2023, 2.47pm. Last reviewed: Wed 7 Feb 2024, 11.21am

Safety alerts: Dangerous water conditions

Please do not swim or enter the water at Stockton Beach in the Worimi Conservation Lands. Tragically, people have drowned while swimming here.

The beach is remote, unpatrolled and has dangerous rip currents, unexpected large waves and sudden drop offs. Ocean conditions can change rapidly.

Mobile phone service is also limited here - you may not be able to call for help if you need it.

SWIM BETWEEN THE RED AND YELLOW FLAGS AT BIRUBI POINT SURF LIFE SAVING CLUB AT ANNA BAY.

We want everyone to enjoy their visit - and to return home safely.

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Applies from Sun 1 Oct 2023, 3.42pm to Sun 31 Mar 2024, 3.43pm. Last reviewed: Wed 15 Nov 2023, 12.15pm

Fire bans: Park Fire Ban - Mudgee Reserves

A park fire ban is in place in this park and remains in effect unless otherwise extended or removed.

However the following campgrounds are exempt in the following reserves:

Capertee National Park

  • Capertee campground
  • Honeyeater Homestead
  • Capertee Homestead
  • Caretakers Cottage

Goulburn River National Park

  • Spring Gully campground
  • Big River campground


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.

Applies from Tue 13 Jun 2023, 6.00am to Sun 30 Jun 2024, 8.00pm. Last reviewed: Mon 22 Jan 2024, 10.23am

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 until 30 June 2024 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 Wed 1 Nov 2023, 3.55pm to Sun 31 Mar 2024, 3.56pm. Last reviewed: Wed 21 Feb 2024, 8.42am

Fire bans: Kanangra Reserves

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.

Applies from Sun 1 Oct 2023, 3.51pm to Sun 31 Mar 2024, 3.54pm. Last reviewed: Mon 23 Oct 2023, 3.55pm

Fire bans: Hawkesbury-Nattai Reserves - Park Fire Bans

A park fire ban is in place in this park and remains in effect unless otherwise extended or removed.

However the following campgrounds are exempt in the following reserves:

Yellomudee Regional Park

  • Shaws Creek Aboriginal Place

 

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.

Applies from Mon 29 Sep 2014, 1.49pm to Sun 11 Aug 2024, 11.58am. Last reviewed: Wed 13 Dec 2023, 4.03pm

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 Wed 7 Dec 2022, 5.39pm to Mon 27 Jan 2025, 5.40pm. Last reviewed: Tue 12 Dec 2023, 11.11am

Closed areas: Area closed - Pink Caves

Pink Caves are closed to visitors because they are extremely unsafe to visit.

The caves are filled with water at high tide. Even at low tide they can be dangerous, as ocean swell sends unpredictable waves sweeping into the caves and across the rock shelf. Sudden rogue waves can cause serious injury and may drag visitors across the rocks or out to sea.

There’s no lifeguard service in this area and access for emergency services is limited. There’s no approved walking track to this location. Access to the caves involves walking over a rock shelf which is slippery, uneven and dangerous.

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

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

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Applies from Mon 21 Aug 2023, 9.43am to Fri 21 Aug 2026, 10.00am. Last reviewed: Mon 27 Nov 2023, 7.41am

Other planned events: Construction Works Adjacent to Wyrrabalong National Park

Construction of the Magenta Shared Walkway on behalf of Central Coast Council is being undertaken adjacent to Wilfred Barret Drive, Magenta. These works are not within Wyrrabalong National Park and no clearing of Park Estate is planned to occur as part of these works. National Parks and Wildlife would encourage park visitors to follow any safety signage installed as part of these works. Further information regarding this project can be found at here at Magenta Shared Path Construction (continuation) | Central Coast Council (nsw.gov.au.

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Applies from Thu 17 Aug 2023, 8.57am to Fri 30 Aug 2024, 8.58am. Last reviewed: Tue 6 Feb 2024, 8.29am

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 Sun 17 Sep 2023, 5.00pm to Fri 9 Aug 2024, 8.09am. Last reviewed: Tue 20 Feb 2024, 2.12pm

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 31 May 2023, 1.16pm. Last reviewed: Wed 31 May 2023, 1.19pm

Safety alerts: Use caution for beach front driving

Beach driving conditions remain variable due to changing swell, tides and weather conditions. Drivers are advised to exercise caution when driving and to check conditions before travel.

Please remember to:  

  • Look out for soft sand, erosion, wash outs and drop-offs.
  • Avoid driving through sea water, foam or large pools of water. Driving conditions can change rapidly. Several vehicles on this beach have ended up in the ocean or swamped by water.
  • Check conditions before arriving, and if in doubt save your visit for another day.

Please follow the directions of National Parks and Wildlife Service personnel and/or signage. Do not drive over the frontal dune or any vegetation.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact the NPWS Nelson Bay area office on 02 4984 8200 from 8.30am to 4.30pm, Monday to Friday, excluding public holidays.

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Applies from Thu 7 Apr 2022, 11.17am to Sun 30 Jun 2024, 8.00pm. Last reviewed: Mon 13 Nov 2023, 9.33am

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 Thu 9 Mar 2023, 3.25pm. Last reviewed: Mon 19 Feb 2024, 10.25am

Closed areas: Dead Mangrove Creek Bridge

Dead Mangrove Creek Bridge, off Cobbans Track on Ash Island is closed from Thursday 9 March 2023 until further notice due to the bridge needing maintenance

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the local NPWS office (02) 4946 4100

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Applies from Wed 3 Aug 2022, 10.43am. Last reviewed: Mon 19 Feb 2024, 9.10am

Safety alerts: Rock fishing safety

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

Before rock fishing you should always:

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

If you’re in doubt don’t go out.

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Applies from Mon 7 Nov 2022, 3.08pm. Last reviewed: Tue 23 Jan 2024, 8.52am

Closed areas: Timber Beach Walking Track closed due to flood damage

The Timber Beach walking track is closed until further notice. The track is impassable due to recent severe storm damage causing hazardous conditions. For visitor safety this track is currently closed to the public. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For further information, please contact the local NPWS office on 49729000

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Applies from Thu 6 Oct 2022, 1.29pm. Last reviewed: Mon 18 Dec 2023, 6.25am

Closed areas: Moonee Beach access trail closure

The south Moonee beach access trail located at the northern end of the Moonee Beach fire trail will be closed indefinitely due to cultural heritage sensitivity.

Alternate access to the beach is provided via Moonee Beach Trail, or, Hooey Street Catherine Hill Bay.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the local NPWS office on 02 4972 9000.

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Applies from Wed 3 Aug 2022, 12.57pm. Last reviewed: Mon 4 Dec 2023, 8.37am

Safety alerts: Rock fishing safety

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

Before rock fishing you should always:

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

If you’re in doubt don’t go out.

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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/morisset-picnic-area/local-alerts

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