Applies from Wed 3 Mar 2021, 1.50pm. Last reviewed: Fri 5 Mar 2021, 12.50pm
Closed areas: Samurai Beach and campground
Beach front driving at Samurai Beach in Tomaree National Park is closed from Wednesday 3 March 2021 until further notice.
Large swells and high tides experienced over the past days have swamped the beach. Wave action has caused sand erosion and created steep drop offs and large areas of very soft sand, making the beach impassable and unsafe for vehicles.
There is insufficient beach remaining to allow safe access by 4WD vehicles, forcing the temporary closure of beach driving and Samurai campground.
Drivers are reminded not to drive on the frontal dune or any vegetation at any time. Fines apply.
Park closure signs have been installed at all entrances and NPWS staff will be advising visitors of the closure. NPWS will continue to monitor the conditions and will re-open the beach when conditions improve.
Please note that Worimi Consevation Lands are also temporarily closed to vehicles and will be re-opened once beach conditions improve.
Affects 1 park and 2 locations nearby.