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Morisset picnic area

Lake Macquarie State Conservation Area

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Current alerts in this area

Last reviewed: Tue 24 March 2020, 9.22am

Applies from Fri 4 Jan 2019, 1.28pm. Last reviewed: Tue 24 Mar 2020, 9.22am.

Closed areas: Morisset picnic area

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 Central Coast area 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 Thu 13 May 2021, 8.00am to Wed 17 Nov 2021, 12.00am. Last reviewed: Sat 15 May 2021, 3.35pm

Other planned events: Notice of 1080 Baiting

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) will be conducting an ongoing aerial and ground baiting program in this park from Monday 17 May to Wednesday 17 November 2021. The operation will involve the use of meat baits, meat bait products and ejectors containing 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of wild dogs and foxes.

This program is designed to minimise the impact of foxes on wildlife, especially after the recent extensive bushfires, and to minimise the impact of wild dogs and foxes on neighbouring stock. This program is carried out as part of the following Blue Mountains Branch Pest Management Strategies: Western Hunter Wild Dog Management Plan, Central Hunter Wild Dog Management Plan & Post Fire Aerial Baiting Program.

All baiting locations will be identified 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 locations. In the event of accidental poisoning seek immediate veterinary assistance.

For further information please email or call the NPWS Bulga Office on (02) 6574 5555

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Applies from Fri 14 May 2021, 12.07am to Fri 10 Sep 2021, 5.00pm. Last reviewed: Thu 13 May 2021, 5.01pm

Other planned events: Notice of 1080 Baiting

A pest control program using 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison will be conducted from Friday 14 May to Friday 10 September 2021. This baiting program is targeting wild dogs, which, are a major predator of native wildlife.

Buried baits and capsules in ejector devices will be laid in a continuous and ongoing manner throughout Palm Grove Nature Reserve during this period.

Warning signs will be displayed in target areas and visitors must not touch baits.

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.

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

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Applies from Mon 17 May 2021, 7.00am to Fri 11 Jun 2021, 6.00pm. Last reviewed: Thu 13 May 2021, 12.11pm

Closed areas: Mount Wondabyne campground closed due to maintenance

Mount Wondabyne campground on the Great North walk will be closed for maintenance from Monday 17 May to Friday 11 June 2021.

24-hour pedestrian access will be permitted and clearly signposted around the work site.

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

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Applies from Tue 11 May 2021, 5.36pm to Fri 28 May 2021, 5.38pm. Last reviewed: Wed 12 May 2021, 9.12am

Closed areas: Worimi Conservation Lands - Closure of northern access road

The Gan Gan entrance to this park will be closed to vehicles and pedestrians until Friday 28 May 2021 due to planned maintenance and upgrade works.

Please note:

  • Beach driving between the Gan Gan entrance and Lavis Lane beachfront will be closed in both directions from 5pm Wednesday12 May 2021 until 9am Monday 17 May 2021, when the closure will be reviewed.
  • Commercial tour operators will continue to operate in the Northern end of the park. Commercial activities and public access will continue to be allowed in the recreational vehicle area via Lavis Lane.
  • Ganyamalbaa campground is open and accessible from Lavis Lane.

Recent extreme weather and sea conditions have caused significant damage making access along the beachfront dangerous to 4WD vehicles. Capital works include reconstructing the frontal dune and formalising an appropriate crossing onto the beach over the frontal dune for safer beach access.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information contact the NPWS Nelson Bay area office on 02 4984 8200.

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Applies from Tue 11 May 2021, 3.42pm. Last reviewed: Wed 12 May 2021, 9.12am

Closed areas: Awaba Bay Foreshore walk partial closure

The section of Awaba Foreshore walk between the Northern Boundary fire trail and Alexander's picnic area is closed from Tuesday 11 May 2021 until further notice, due to a landslip.

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

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Applies from Tue 11 May 2021, 10.00am. Last reviewed: Mon 17 May 2021, 2.54pm

Closed areas: Toilets closed for maintenance

Blue Gum Hills Regional Park toilets will be closed for maintenance from Tuesday 11 May to Friday 14 May 2021. The toilets will close again from  Monday 17 May to Friday 21 May 2021. For more information, contact the local NPWS office on 02 4946 4100.

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Applies from Tue 23 Mar 2021, 3.41pm to Sun 30 May 2021, 3.43pm. Last reviewed: Fri 7 May 2021, 5.21pm

Closed areas: Tracks partially closed for maintenance and upgrades

Yuelarbah walking track is closed for maintenance and upgrades. A detour is in place on the Yuelarbah management trail to the beach.

For your safety, please avoid Yuelarbah walking track until further notice.

The closure will be reviewed by Sunday 29 May 2021.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For further information call the local office on 02 4946 4100.

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Applies from Mon 19 Apr 2021, 9.45am to Thu 1 Jul 2021, 9.46am. Last reviewed: Fri 7 May 2021, 5.07pm

Closed areas: Dudley Beach carpark closure

Dudley Beach carpark will be closed to pedestrians and vehicles from Monday 10 May to August 2021 to ensure visitor safety.

NPWS is renewing and undertaking minor upgrades to improve accessibility and visitor amenity.

Dudley Beach will remain accessible for pedestrians via the Bombala Street, Goulburn Street, Debs Parade and Banksia Street walking tracks.

The main works at Dudley Beach carpark will include:

  • The whole carpark area will be re-surfaced and lines marked 
  • New viewing platforms
  • Picnic facilities will be upgraded with construction of new shelter structures
  • Southern beach entry will be resealed and will have a new board and chain pedestrian walkway installed
  • New signage across the site.

For your safety, please follow park signage.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For further information call the local office on 02 4946 4100.

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Applies from Fri 7 May 2021, 2.19pm to Sun 20 Jun 2021, 2.20pm. Last reviewed: Fri 7 May 2021, 4.24pm

Other planned events: Bobbin Inn Cafe closure

The Bobbin Inn Cafe will be closed for 4 weeks for maintenance works from Monday 17 May to mid June 2021. These maintenance works will upgrade the sewerage and stormwater systems in the building and will ensure the ongoing operation of the inn. 

Please call 02 8448 0400 for more information.

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Applies from Wed 5 May 2021, 3.18pm to Sun 31 Oct 2021, 3.19pm. Last reviewed: Thu 6 May 2021, 10.34am

Safety alerts: Notice of pest management program

A pest management program using meat baits containing 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison will be undertaken between Saturday 1 May to Sunday 31 October 2021. 

The program will target the northern side of the park, including some private properties bordering the Congewai Valley. Meat baits will also be delivered by helicopter on one day between the Monday 10 May and Friday 14 May 2021.

All baiting locations will be identified 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 further information, please contact the local office on 02 4972 9000.

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Applies from Tue 27 Apr 2021, 2.15pm. Last reviewed: Tue 27 Apr 2021, 4.42pm

Closed areas: NPWS Prescribed Burn - Jilliby SCA -Hallards Road Central Mangrove

The south-western section of this park is closed from Wednesday 28 April until Friday 20 April 2021 for a hazard reduction burn. This section is north and east of Hallards Road - Central Mangrove. Do not enter the closed area.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. RFS and NPWS crews will be in attendance over the 3 days. Neighbours should close windows, remove washing from clothes lines and secure pets.

 

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Applies from Sat 1 May 2021, 3.09pm to Fri 11 Jun 2021, 3.10pm. Last reviewed: Tue 11 May 2021, 4.26pm

Closed areas: Temporary closures to road network

NPWS is conducting maintenance works and resealing on the road network in Munmorah State Conservation Area from Saturday 1 May to early June 2021.

There will be periods of restricted access or temporary road closures. Minor traffic delays can be expected.

NPWS is scheduling and sequencing works to minimise impact to visitors, including access to Frazer campground and Freemans campground.

Snapper Point access road will be closed to general public access from Monday 10 May to Friday 14 May 2021.

Frazer campground access will be closed to the general public on Wednesday 12 May 2021.

For your safety, please follow park and road signage and traffic controllers in the area. Penalties apply for non-compliance.

For more information, contact the NPWS Central Coast Area Lake Munmorah office on 02 4972 9000.

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Applies from Tue 20 Oct 2020, 12.00pm. Last reviewed: Thu 22 Apr 2021, 3.55pm

Other planned events: Increased visitation

Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park is a popular location and will close at short notice if needed to ensure visitation levels do not exceed safe capacity required by COVID social distancing guidelines. 

Many COVID-19 restrictions have now been lifted from visitor precincts and facilities in Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park.

We encourage you to:

  • Plan your visit outside of peak periods of 10am to 2pm
  • Be prepared to move on if it's no longer possible for you to maintain a COVID-safe distance from other visitors. It is your responsibility to leave the area. Do not wait to be instructed by NPWS or police.

From Monday 29 March 2021, the maximum group size for an outdoor gathering will be increased from 50 people to 200 people, including children. Group size restrictions in National Parks still apply. Groups are still expected to maintain social distancing and good hygiene.

The closure of toilets and other facilities will be decided on a case-by-case basis. Necessary site assessments will take place to consider the management of health and safety risk to visitors and staff, and available resourcing to maintain facilities. Access to sanitation products and running water cannot be guaranteed. We recommend bringing hand soap, hand wipes and toilet paper with you to maintain good hygiene as advised by the NSW Government.

For more information about closures, call the NPWS Contact Centre on 1300 072 757, the NPWS North Western Sydney area office on 02 8448 0400 or the NPWS Sydney North area office on 02 9451 3479.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. Please check our COVID-19 update for further information.

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Applies from Sun 25 Apr 2021, 11.48pm. Last reviewed: Wed 21 Apr 2021, 9.25am

Other planned events: Orchard Park shelter restoration

The shelters in Orchard Park at Bobbin Head will be undergoing restoration works from Monday 26 April 2021 until mid July 2021. 

Signage and security fencing will be erected around closed shelters as they are are progressively repaired. Not all shelters will be closed at once, so you can use the remaining shelters while construction works are completed. 

For more information about closures, 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 Mon 3 May 2021, 8.00am to Fri 16 Jul 2021, 3.06pm. Last reviewed: Tue 20 Apr 2021, 9.41am

Closed areas: Piles Creek loop walk part closure

A section of Piles Creek Loop walking track will be temporarily closed from Monday 3 May 2021 to mid-July 2021 for maintenance works. The walking track will be closed on the eastern side of Piles Creek between Illoura lookout and the intersection with the Great North Walk, south of Rat Gully.

The following areas will remain open:

  • The section of walking track on the western side of Piles Creek, linking the suspension bridge and Girrakool Picnic Area.
  • The Great North walk
  • Girrakool picnic area and Girrakool loop walking track

For your safety, please follow park signage. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the Central Coast area Girrakool office on 02 4320 4200.

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Applies from Mon 26 Apr 2021, 3.01pm to Fri 18 Jun 2021, 3.02pm. Last reviewed: Thu 15 Apr 2021, 8.05am

Closed areas: The Coast walking track - temporary closure

Sections of the Wyrrabalong Coast walk between Bateau Bay carpark and Crackneck lookout will be temporarily closed from Monday 26 April 2021 to mid-June 2021 due to maintenance works. In order to minimise disruption, detours will be in place around sections closed for construction via the local road network.

Track upgrades will improve visitor safety and experiences along the walking track.

The proposed scope of works includes:

  • Improvement and replacement of track surfaces and structures
  • Installation of drainage structures to manage erosion and stormwater flows entering the reserve
  • Installation of bicycle prevention structures to improve visitor safety and manage multi use of the visitor precinct.

Access to Crackneck lookout and the southern section of the coast track from Crackneck lookout carpark to Cromarty Hill are unaffected by the temporary closure.

For your safety, please follow park signage. Penalties apply for non-compliance.

For more information, contact the Central Coast area Lake Munmorah office on 02 4972 9000.

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Applies from Mon 19 Apr 2021, 7.00am to Fri 16 Jul 2021, 5.00pm. Last reviewed: Mon 17 May 2021, 8.58am

Closed areas: Bouddi Coastal Walk Upgrade - partial track closure

The Bouddi Coastal Walk will be closed from Gerrin Point Lookout to the junction of Maitland Bay Walking Track. The closure will be in place from Monday 19th April 2021 until Friday 16th July 2021. This is to ensure the safety of visitors and contractors during track upgrade and construction works. No pedestrian access is possible to this section of walking track and no detour is in place during this closure. 

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

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Applies from Sun 4 Apr 2021, 11.11am to Wed 30 Jun 2021, 11.12am. Last reviewed: Tue 6 Apr 2021, 11.17am

Closed areas: Campgrounds closed due to rain damage

There is no visitor access to Bangalow Road due to significant road damage and a landslide. The following areas are also closed:

  • Bangalow campground
  • Gap Creek campground
  • Gap Creek Falls walking tracks

The NPWS is awaiting a geo-technical report on the landslide to ensure visitor safety. The entry gate is currently locked and no visitor access is permitted.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For further information please contact the Central Coast Area Office at Lake Munmorah on 02 4972 9000.

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Applies from Fri 19 Mar 2021, 11.09am to Wed 30 Jun 2021, 11.09am. Last reviewed: Thu 8 Apr 2021, 10.02am

Closed areas: Bobbin Head playground closed

The Bobbin Head playground will be closed to all visitors from Tuesday 6 April to June 2021 for Stage 2 upgrade works. Construction will be happening Monday to Friday, 7am to 5pm and some Saturdays, 7am to 5pm. Please ensure the safety of children in your care when visiting Bobbin Head.

For more information about closures, call the NPWS Contact Centre on 1300 072 757, or the NPWS North Western Sydney area office on 02 8448 0400.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. Please check our COVID-19 update for further information.

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Applies from Wed 24 Mar 2021, 8.23am to Fri 28 May 2021, 9.48am. Last reviewed: Thu 6 May 2021, 2.55pm

Closed areas: Bangalow Road, walking track and campground closures

Some areas in Watagans National Park are temporarily closed from Wednesday 23 March 2021.

The affected areas are:

  • Bangalow Road is closed for urgent road maintenance to address a landslip
  • Gap Creek Falls walking track is closed due to fallen trees, water over the track and slippery conditions.
  • Bangalow campground
  • Gap Creek campground

This closure may be extended and any extension will be posted as soon as possible. 

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 Tue 23 Mar 2021, 11.13am to Fri 16 Jul 2021, 11.14am. Last reviewed: Wed 12 May 2021, 7.53am

Closed areas: Gibberagong boardwalk closed

Gibberagong boardwalk will be closed to all visitors from Tuesday 6 April to mid July 2021, while the boardwalk is replaced. During this time there will be no access to the Gibberagong track from Bobbin Head. 

Walkers along the Gibberagong track who have entered from Murrua Road, North Turramurra or Grosvenor Street, North Wahroonga will be turned around at Gibberagong boardwalk and will not be able to access Bobbin Head picnic areas. Signage and security fencing will be in placed around closed areas.

For more information about closures, 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 Mon 22 Feb 2021, 12.00am to Wed 30 Jun 2021, 5.03pm. Last reviewed: Fri 19 Mar 2021, 9.41am

Closed areas: Sections of Apple Tree Bay seawall fenced off

Some sections of seawall in the Apple Tree Bay area will be fenced off for reconstruction from Monday 22 February to Wednesday 30 June 2021 for a seawall refurbishment project.

For more information, contact the NPWS North Western Sydney Area office on 02 8448 0400.

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Applies from Fri 1 May 2015, 3.29pm to Fri 31 Dec 2021, 9.40am. Last reviewed: Thu 11 Mar 2021, 2.40pm

Safety alerts: Road access in Jilliby State Conservation Area

All roads in Jilliby State Conservation Area are unsealed, and not readily accessible by 2WD vehicles. 4WD vehicles should be used at all times. Gates may be temporarily closed on some roads, for roadworks, to prevent damage when wet. For more information, please call the Central Coast Lake Munmorah Area Office on 02 4972 9000.

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Applies from Tue 17 Nov 2020, 3.48pm to Wed 30 Jun 2021, 3.39pm. Last reviewed: Tue 16 Feb 2021, 1.47pm

Safety alerts: 1080 fox and wild dog program underway

1080 poison feral animal baiting restarts on selected roads in Watagans National Park from Tuesday 17 November 2020 to Wednesday 30 June 2021. The baiting is also occurring on some adjacent properties with the permission of land-owners. Roads affected include:

  • Rope Road
  • Bowmans Road and part Harris fire trail
  • Ingles Road
  • Carrolls Road
  • Georges Road
  • Turners Road

Visitors and neighbours are reminded that domestic animals are not permitted in the national park at any time. 1080 poison is toxic to domestic cats and dogs. Seek urgent veterinary care if you suspect your animal has taken a bait.

The baiting is targeting foxes and wild dogs which are a major predator of native wildlife including brush-tailed rock wallabies.

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Applies from Wed 26 Feb 2020, 10.38am. Last reviewed: Tue 16 Feb 2021, 1.46pm

Safety alerts: Watagan Road - not suitable for 2WD vehicles (Cessnock Council section)

Watagan Road from the cattle grid at the southern end of Heaton Road south, uphill to the second cattle grid at the Watagans National Park boundary, is currently not suitable for 2WD vehicles. The road is rough and steep in sections because of erosion caused by rain and vehicle traffic. Take care and drive safely.

For more information, contact the local NPWS Lake Munmorah area office on 02 4972 9000.

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Applies from Thu 14 Jan 2021, 11.10am to Tue 1 Mar 2022, 11.12am. Last reviewed: Thu 14 Jan 2021, 2.20pm

Closed areas: Big Yango precinct closed

Some parts of Big Yengo National Park are closed for repair until Tuesday 1 March 2022 following significant storm and fire damage. Trails, fords, buildings and other infrastructure need to be repaired to ensure visitor safety and enjoyment.

The closed areas are:

  • Big Yango House
  • Blue Gums campground
  • Mountain Arm campground
  • Big Yango loop trail
  • Yango walking track

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

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Applies from Sun 31 Jan 2021, 10.41am to Sun 1 Aug 2021, 10.42am. Last reviewed: Tue 12 Jan 2021, 1.12pm

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 Monday 1 February and Saturday 31 July 2021 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 this reserve is aimed at reducing their impact on threatened species.

For more information, contact the NPWS Forestville office on 02 9451 3479, the NPWS Lane Cove office on 02 8448 0400 (business hours) or the NPWS after-hours call centre on 1300 056 294 (after hours).

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Applies from Thu 26 Mar 2020, 2.47pm. Last reviewed: Tue 4 May 2021, 12.20pm

Closed areas: Campgrounds closed

NPWS is working to reopen all campgrounds and accommodations where possible. However, some locations need to remain closed to ensure compliance with the current rules on public gatherings, or for other reasons such as fire or flood damage.

From 1 June 2020, all reopened campgrounds and campsites will require a booking to be made before you visit.

The closed campgrounds are:

  • Parr State Conservation Area
    • Heartbreak Hill campground
  • Wollemi National Park
    • Colo Meroo campground
  • Yengo National Park
    • Blue Gums campground
    • Mountain Arm campground
  • Kanangra-Boyd National Park
    • Dingo Dell

Penalties apply for non-compliance. Please check our COVID-19 update for more information.

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Applies from Wed 23 Dec 2020, 12.21pm. Last reviewed: Sun 24 Jan 2021, 3.06pm

Other planned events: Apple Tree Bay - Increased visitation

This is a popular location and will close at short notice if needed to ensure visitation levels do not exceed safe capacity required by COVID social distancing guidelines.

We encourage you to:

  • Plan your visit outside of the peak periods of 10am to 3pm
  • Check this alert before leaving home and again before arriving at the park
  • Be prepared to move on if it is no longer possible for you to park your vehicle or maintain a COVID-safe distance from other visitors.

For more information about closures, call the NPWS Contact Centre on 1300 072 757, or the NPWS North Western Sydney area office on 02 8448 0400.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. Please check our COVID-19 update for further information.

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Applies from Wed 23 Dec 2020, 12.23pm. Last reviewed: Sun 24 Jan 2021, 3.06pm

Other planned events: Bobbin Head - Increased visitation

This is a popular location and will close at short notice if needed to ensure visitation levels do not exceed safe capacity required by COVID social distancing guidelines.

We encourage you to:

  • Plan your visit outside of the peak periods of 10am to 3pm
  • Check this alert before leaving home and again before arriving at the park.
  • Be prepared to move on if it is no longer possible for you to park your vehicle or maintain a COVID-safe distance from other visitors.

For more information about closures, call the NPWS Contact Centre on 1300 072 757, or the NPWS North Western Sydney area office on 02 8448 0400.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. Please check our COVID-19 update for further information.

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Applies from Fri 31 Jul 2020, 10.05am. Last reviewed: Thu 18 Mar 2021, 2.03pm

Closed parks: Muogamarra Nature Reserve access

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 closures, call the NPWS Contact Centre on 1300 072 757 or the NPWS North Western Sydney area office on 02 8448 0400.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. Please check our COVID-19 update for further information.

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Applies from Thu 3 Dec 2020, 9.23am. Last reviewed: Thu 10 Dec 2020, 11.43am

Other planned events: Annual inspection and maintenance underway - Bobbin Head and Apple Tree Bay wharves, Cowan moorings

Annual inspection and maintenance works are underway at the Bobbin Head wharf, Apple Tree Bay wharf and the courtesy moorings in Cowan waters. There may be temporary or restricted access during this period. The work is expected to end by the end of 2020. 

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Applies from Wed 29 Jul 2020, 2.36pm to Wed 30 Jun 2021, 2.38pm. Last reviewed: Tue 1 Dec 2020, 8.50am

Closed areas: 11km walking track

11km walking track in Dharug National Park is closed. The route is hard to follow since the Three Mile Fire.

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Applies from Wed 4 Mar 2020, 8.59am. Last reviewed: Tue 1 Dec 2020, 8.50am

Closed areas: Yengo National Park - closed areas

The Big Yango precinct and Shepherds Gully Road in Yengo National Park are currently closed 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 Wed 30 Sep 2020, 11.54am. Last reviewed: Wed 30 Sep 2020, 4.00pm

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 Thu 25 Sep 2014, 3.40pm. Last reviewed: Mon 20 Jul 2020, 8.16am

Closed areas: Lemon Tree Forest Road closed

The section of Lemon Tree Forest Road, between Prickly Ridge Road and Yambo Forest Road, in Jilliby State Conservation Area is closed to vehicles. This closure will remain in place indefinitely due to severe erosion and 4WD vehicle damage. 

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 Tue 7 Oct 2014, 1.53pm. Last reviewed: Thu 21 May 2020, 12.13pm

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.

The 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 Mon 4 Jul 2016, 9.41am. Last reviewed: Fri 22 May 2020, 3.04pm

Closed areas: Maculata fire trail and Daniels Point fire trail

Maculata fire trail west from Jilliby Road linking to Daniels Point fire trail and Watagan Forest Road are closed due to 4WD damaged roads and trails. There is no through road access across Little Jilliby Jilliby Creek in either direction. 

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 Thu 25 Sep 2014, 3.51pm. Last reviewed: Fri 22 May 2020, 3.03pm

Closed areas: Click Creek fire trail and Slippery Rock Road

Click Creek fire trail is closed due to extensive storm damage. The trail will remain closed until maintenance works can be completed. Slippery Rock Road is closed due to eroded surfaces making conditions unsafe. The road will reopen, subject to consent conditions once maintenance work is completed. 

Penalties apply for non-compliance For more information, contact the NPWS Central Coast 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 15 Nov 2017, 1.09pm. Last reviewed: Fri 22 May 2020, 3.03pm

Safety alerts: Yambo Forest Road not suitable for 2WD

Yambo Forest Road in Jilliby State Conservation Area is not suitable for 2WD vehicles due to rain and potential vehicle damage. 4WD access is possible from Dooralong Road through to the Lemon Tree Road intersection. Lemon Tree Road remains closed. For more information, call the NPWS Central Coast Lake Munmorah area office on 02 4972 9000.

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Applies from Mon 29 Sep 2014, 1.49pm. Last reviewed: Thu 2 Apr 2020, 1.17pm

Closed areas: Old Wagstaffe trail - no access 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 Hawkesbury North area office on 02 4320 4200 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Thu 26 Jan 2017, 12.49pm. Last reviewed: Tue 24 Mar 2020, 9.01am

Closed areas: Middle Ridge Road - fire trail closed

Middle Ridge Road is closed from the intersection of Null Road. There is no vehicle or pedestrian access to Ravensdale Road. This trail is dormant and not open for public use. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the NPWS Central Coast 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 Fri 4 Jan 2019, 1.28pm. Last reviewed: Tue 24 Mar 2020, 9.22am

Closed areas: Morisset picnic area

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 Central Coast area Lake Munmorah area office on 02 4972 9000 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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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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