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Samurai Beach

Tomaree National Park

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Last reviewed: Mon 9 May 2022, 12.12pm

Applies from Fri 29 Apr 2022, 2.51pm. Last reviewed: Mon 9 May 2022, 12.12pm.

Safety alerts: Samurai beach - 4WD access on beach front

Samurai Beach is open for day use visitors only. Beach camping is not permitted. 

Please be aware that the beach may not be passable at high tide. 

Erosion caused by high tides and large swells has created sand scarps or cliffs on the beach front. These sand scarps are unstable and unpredictable, and we advise visitors to avoid these areas because they may collapse. 

Take care and drive safely. In an emergency call Triple Zero (000).

For more information contact the local NPWS office at Nelson Bay on 02 4984 8200.

Nearby alerts

Applies from Thu 19 May 2022, 1.28pm to Mon 13 Jun 2022, 1.31pm. Last reviewed: Thu 19 May 2022, 4.52pm

Closed areas: Fingal Island closed for maintenance works

Fingal Island is closed to the public from Monday May 30 until Friday June 10 2022 for maintenance works.

Staff and signage will be in place to enforce the closure.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the local NPWS office on 02 4984 8200.

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Applies from Thu 19 May 2022, 1.23pm to Tue 31 May 2022, 1.23pm. Last reviewed: Thu 19 May 2022, 4.50pm

Closed areas: Areas closed for works

Big Rocky Trail and carparks in Tomaree National Park will be closed to the public from 6am to 5pm on Monday May 30 2022 for operational purposes.

Staff and signage will be in place to enforce the closure.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the local NPWS office on 02 4984 8200.

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Applies from Thu 19 May 2022, 9.56am to Fri 27 May 2022, 9.57am. Last reviewed: Thu 19 May 2022, 4.45pm

Closed areas: Dark Point carpark closure

The Dark Point carpark is closed from 6am to 5pm on Monday 23 May 2022 due to works.

Staff and signage will be in place to enforce the closure.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the local NPWS office on 02 6591 0300.

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Applies from Mon 29 Nov 2021, 11.06am to Wed 31 Aug 2022, 11.17pm. Last reviewed: Thu 19 May 2022, 8.56am

Closed areas: Mungo track partial closure

Mungo Track is closed between Tamboi and Brambles Green campground from Monday 29 November until Wednesday 31 August 2022 due to damaged boardwalk. 

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

 

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Applies from Tue 17 May 2022, 3.45pm to Wed 6 Jul 2022, 3.46pm. Last reviewed: Wed 18 May 2022, 11.37am

Other planned events: Notice of 1080 aerial baiting program

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) will be conducting ongoing aerial baiting program from Sunday 22 May to Sunday 5 June 2022 in the following areas:

  • Barakee National Park
  • Barrington Tops National Park and State Conservation Area
  • Ben Halls Gap National Park and Nature Reserve
  • Berrico Nature Reserve
  • Black Bulga Nature Reserve
  • Bretti Nature Reserve
  • Camel Hump Nature Reserve
  • Camerons Gorge Nature Reserve and State Conservation Reserve
  • Cedar Brush Nature Reserve
  • Coneac Nature Reserve
  • Copland Tops State Conservation Area
  • Crawny Pass National Park
  • Currcabundi National Park and State Conservation Area
  • Khatambuhl Nature Reserve
  • Mernot Nature Reserve
  • Monkerai Nature Reserve
  • Monkeycot Nature Reserve
  • The Glen Nature Reserve
  • Towarri National Park
  • Wallabadah Nature Reserve
  • Watchimbark Nature Reserv
  • Wingen Maid Nature Reserve
  • Woko National Park
  • Woolooma National Park.

The program will involve the use of 1080 poison baits containing 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison (including meat baits and meat bait products) for the control of wild dogs and foxes. This program is designed to minimise the impacts of wild dogs and foxes on livestock and native wildlife, especially threatened species.

All baiting locations will be identifiable by signs.

Please be reminded that domestic pets are not permitted on NPWS Estate. 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 about the coordinated program please call the NPWS Barrington Tops area on 02 6540 2300 or 6538 5300.

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Applies from Tue 12 Apr 2022, 4.05pm to Fri 27 May 2022, 10.00am. Last reviewed: Tue 17 May 2022, 11.57am

Closed areas: Areas closed due to flooding

The following areas are closed until further notice due to heavy rain and flooding:

  • Dees Corner campground
  • Bungarie Bay
  • Wells campground
  • Joes Cove campground
  • Mackaway Bay campground
  • Brambles Green campground
  • Neranie campground and picnic area (Hearts Point picnic area and boat ramp open).
  • Violet Hill campground and picnic area (Violet Hill boat ramp remains open).

NPWS staff regularly monitor conditions and will re-open areas as soon as it is safe to do so.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For further information, please call the NPWS Manning Great Lakes area office on 02 6591 0300.

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Applies from Mon 16 May 2022, 3.29pm to Fri 15 Jul 2022, 3.30pm. Last reviewed: Mon 16 May 2022, 4.06pm

Closed areas: Temporary track closures due to Tomaree Coastal Walk upgrades

NPWS will be temporarily closing several sections of existing walking tracks in Tomaree National Park due to the Tomaree Coastal Walk project.

NPWS is currently working on the track sections between Fingal Bay and Boat Harbour including:

  • building a new coastal track section to link Boat Harbour and One Mile Track.
  • upgrades and maintenance along Fingal Ridge Trail, Ocean Track and One Mile Track.

These tracks are closed and will remain closed until mid-July 2022 when works are finished, weather and site conditions permitting.

During the construction period for this section of track NPWS will conduct occasional helicopter lift operations transporting track building materials. 

To find out more visit https://environment.nsw.gov.au/tomareecoastalwalk

Enquires can be directed to the local Nelson Bay office on (02) 4984 8200.

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Applies from Mon 16 May 2022, 8.21am. Last reviewed: Mon 16 May 2022, 2.55pm

Closed areas: Partial road closures for resurfacing

Partial road closures will be in place through out Munmorah State Conservation Area, due to resurfacing works.

Works will be progressing until Friday 27 May 2022.

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

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Applies from Tue 10 May 2022, 9.35am to Fri 20 May 2022, 5.00pm. Last reviewed: Fri 13 May 2022, 2.15pm

Closed areas: Ramsar Road closed for maintenance

Ramsar Road in Hunter Wetlands National Park is closed for maintenance from Thursday 5 May to Monday 20 May 2022.

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

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Applies from Wed 11 May 2022, 4.51pm. Last reviewed: Thu 12 May 2022, 4.41pm

Closed areas: Tomaree Head Summit Walk closed

Tomaree Head precinct is closed for walking track construction on from 8am to 4pm on Tuesday 17 May 2022.

Zenith Beach Loop Road and Zenith Beach are open.

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

 

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Applies from Tue 17 May 2022, 6.00am to Fri 20 May 2022, 8.40am. Last reviewed: Thu 12 May 2022, 4.35pm

Closed areas: Area closed for helicopter operations

The following areas are closed from Tuesday 17 May to Friday 20 May 2022 due to a helicopter operation:

  • The Ruins campground
  • Booti Hill and Wallis Lake walking track

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

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Applies from Fri 29 Apr 2022, 2.17pm to Wed 1 Jun 2022, 2.00pm. Last reviewed: Thu 12 May 2022, 2.45pm

Closed areas: Wallingat River campground closed due to heavy rainfall

Wallingat River campground is closed until further notice due to heavy rainfall that has made the campground unsuitable for use.

Please follow all safety signage and directions from staff.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For any further information, please contact the Booti Booti Office on 02 6591 0300.

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Applies from Wed 11 May 2022, 2.33pm to Tue 5 Jul 2022, 2.34pm. Last reviewed: Wed 11 May 2022, 3.29pm

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 parks, reserves and state conservation areas from Sunday 22 May to Sunday 5 June 2022:

  • Barakee National Park
  • Barakee State Conservation Area
  • Biriwal Bulga National Park
  • Bugan Nature Reserve
  • Ghin-Doo-Ee National Park
  • Goonook Nature Reserve
  • Talawahl Nature Reserve
  • Talawahl State Conservation Area
  • Tapin Tops National Park
  • Wallamba Nature Reserve 

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 NPWS Manning Great Lakes area office for more information on 02 6591 0300.

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Applies from Tue 10 May 2022, 1.25pm to Wed 14 Sep 2022, 1.27pm. Last reviewed: Tue 10 May 2022, 4.37pm

Closed areas: White Tree Bay campground and picnic area closed for works

The White Tree Bay campground and picnic area are closed from Tuesday 10 May to Wednesday 14 September 2022 for annual winter maintenance.

There is no public access during this time. Please follow all safety signage and directions from staff.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For any further information, please contact the Booti Booti Office on 02 6591 0300.

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Applies from Fri 29 Apr 2022, 2.51pm. Last reviewed: Mon 9 May 2022, 12.12pm

Safety alerts: Samurai beach - 4WD access on beach front

Samurai Beach is open for day use visitors only. Beach camping is not permitted. 

Please be aware that the beach may not be passable at high tide. 

Erosion caused by high tides and large swells has created sand scarps or cliffs on the beach front. These sand scarps are unstable and unpredictable, and we advise visitors to avoid these areas because they may collapse. 

Take care and drive safely. In an emergency call Triple Zero (000).

For more information contact the local NPWS office at Nelson Bay on 02 4984 8200.

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Applies from Thu 5 May 2022, 9.55am. Last reviewed: Fri 13 May 2022, 1.56pm

Closed areas: The Bluff trail closed

The Bluff trail in Awabakal National Reserve will be closed on the following dates: 

  • Thursday 5 May to Friday 6 May 2022
  • Monday 9 May to Friday 13 May 2022
  • Monday 16 May to Friday 20 May 2022

This is because vegetation and surface works are happening on the trail during these times. 

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the local NPWS office 02 4946 4101.

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Applies from Fri 29 Apr 2022, 6.00am to Mon 13 Jun 2022, 6.00am. Last reviewed: Thu 5 May 2022, 3.57pm

Closed areas: Biride Beach amenities closed for structural maintenance

Birdie Beach amenities block will be closed for structural maintenance from Friday April 29th to Monday June 13th 2022.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the NPWS Central Coast Area office ON 4972 9000.

 

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Applies from Fri 7 May 2021, 8.50am to Sun 7 May 2023, 9.00am. Last reviewed: Wed 27 Apr 2022, 2.37pm

Closed areas: Sunnyside campground closed

Sunnyside campground will be closed indefinitely until major works have been completed.

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Applies from Tue 19 Apr 2022, 2.26pm to Fri 10 Jun 2022, 3.18pm. Last reviewed: Thu 28 Apr 2022, 3.31pm

Closed areas: Closed areas

The following areas in this park are closed:

  • Leichhardt's lookout closed from Wednesday 20 April to Wednesday 4 May 2022 due to works for the barrier refurbishments.
  • Yuelarbah walking track closed from Monday 2 May to Friday 10 June 2022 due to works for the handrail refurbishment project. There will be short detour signage in place for the duration for the project, via the management trail. 

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

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Applies from Mon 11 Apr 2022, 4.00pm to Wed 30 Nov 2022, 4.00pm. Last reviewed: Mon 11 Apr 2022, 4.35pm

Closed areas: Wreck Beach walking track closed

Wreck Beach walking track is closed due to heavy rain undermining the walking track causing significant damage to steps and landings. The closure will be in place for an extended period until repairs are undertaken.

Barriers and signage are in place for visitor safety.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, call the NPWS Nelson Bay area office on 02 4984 8200 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Thu 20 Feb 2020, 9.16am to Fri 14 Oct 2022, 3.20pm. Last reviewed: Mon 11 Apr 2022, 3.21pm

Closed areas: Ocean Rocks walking track

Ocean Rocks walking track in Tomaree National Park is closed due to landslide from Thursday 20 February 2020. Signs will be in place around the closed area.

All main visitor areas, including Tomaree Summit walk, will remain open. You can still access Tomaree Head via Tomaree Summit walk.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the Hunter Coast area office on 02 4984 8200.

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Applies from Wed 17 Nov 2021, 1.31pm. Last reviewed: Mon 11 Apr 2022, 11.34am

Safety alerts: Fibrosa trail closed due to storm damage

Fibrosa trail has experienced significant storm damage and is closed to all users in the south of the reserve. Planning is underway to repair the damaged trail.

Take care and follow onsite signage. Please remember that vehicles are not permitted in Columbey State Conservation Area.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the NPWS Gloucester area office on 02 6538 5300.

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Applies from Wed 2 Mar 2022, 10.09am to Wed 31 Aug 2022, 10.22am. Last reviewed: Wed 2 Mar 2022, 11.45am

Closed areas: Hickson Street lookout - Tower works

Works will be commencing on the Hunter water tower at Hickson Street lookout, to enable construction of a new communications tower. As such, there will be a walking track detour.

The minor diversion and will not impact on community access to the lookout. Directional signage will be in place.  

For further information please contact the local NPWS office on 02 4946 4100.

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Applies from Fri 17 Dec 2021, 7.22pm. Last reviewed: Fri 11 Feb 2022, 12.28pm

Safety alerts: Wallingat campgound access

Wallingat campground access is off The Lakes Way via Sugar Creek Road and River Road. Do not use Barbies Road or Link Road which are inaccessible to vehicles.

For more information, contact the local NPWS office.

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Applies from Tue 14 Dec 2021, 1.11pm. Last reviewed: Thu 10 Mar 2022, 2.51pm

Closed areas: Box Beach carpark night closure

Box Beach carpark is closed to vehicles from 10pm to 5am daily. The gate will be locked during these times.

Box Beach Access Road is also closed to vehicles during this period.

A fee will be charged for vehicles exiting after 10pm. Please call Certis Security on 1300 370 145 for assistance.

For more information, please contact the local Nelson Bay office on 02 4984 8200.

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Applies from Mon 2 Aug 2021, 1.52pm. Last reviewed: Sun 5 Sep 2021, 7.55pm

Closed areas: Lighthouse Keepers Cottages Ruins site closed

The Lighthouse Keepers Cottages Ruins site is closed to pedestrian access for public safety reasons. Please do not enter the Ruins site under any circumstances.

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

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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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