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Samurai Beach

Tomaree National Park

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Applies from Sat 16 Jan 2021, 11.28am. Last reviewed: Wed 20 Jan 2021, 11.32am

Fires - Advice: Horse Point Rd, Bungwahl

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

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Applies from Wed 4 Nov 2020, 8.37am to Sun 31 Jan 2021, 8.38am. Last reviewed: Fri 15 Jan 2021, 3.31pm

Safety alerts: McBrides Beach vehicle access closed and new walking track construction

NPWS has changed access to McBrides Beach at Cape Hawke within Booti Booti National Park. 

The vehicle trail to the beach is severely eroded, and is temporarily closed to address immediate safety concerns.

The new McBrides beach walking track provides safe public access to the beach from the Council carpark on Cape Hawke Drive down to McBrides Beach. 

For more information, contact the local NPWS office or download this fact sheet.

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Applies from Wed 6 Jan 2021, 4.11pm. Last reviewed: Wed 13 Jan 2021, 12.01pm

Other planned events: Wallingat campground closure

Wallingat campground and access to Whoota Whoota lookout will be closed between Monday 15 February and Wednesday 31 March 2021. The closure is due to planned roadworks on Sugar Creek Road, involving the replacement of several bridges.

The closure could be extended if rainfall delays work. For more information, contact the local NPWS office.

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Applies from Wed 6 Jan 2021, 10.57am to Sun 31 Jan 2021, 6.00pm. Last reviewed: Wed 6 Jan 2021, 12.20pm

Safety alerts: Increased visitation - possible closure on busy days

Munmorah State Conservation Area can be extremely busy over the summer holiday period. This may require temporary closure to vehicles once popular visitor areas become full, are potentially unsafe or in the event of an emergency.

Access to the following locations will be affected if temporary closures are activated:

  • Frazer Beach, including Frazer campground and Palms picnic area
  • Freemans campground
  • Birdie Beach, including Tea Tree picnic area
  • Snapper Point
  • Wybung Head

In the event of a temporary closure, signage providing advice, barriers and turn around areas will be in position at the:

  • Northern park entry on Blue Wren Drive off Pacific Highway, Wybung
  • Southern park entry on Birdie Beach Drive off Elizabeth Bay Drive, Lake Munmorah

For more information regarding closures, please call the NPWS Contact Centre on 1300 072 757 or the NPWS Central Coast area office on 02 4972 9000.

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

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Applies from Fri 11 Dec 2020, 1.33pm to Sun 31 Jan 2021, 1.34pm. Last reviewed: Fri 18 Dec 2020, 3.36pm

Closed areas: Part of Tamboy track and boardwalk closed

Tamboy trail is closed from Thursday 10 December 2020 until further notice in the following sections:

  • Tamboy boardwalk
  • From Brambles Green campground to Sandy Point trail and the Mungo Brush trail turnoff

This is while Tamboy walking track is being upgraded.

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

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Applies from Wed 24 Jun 2020, 1.53pm to Fri 31 Dec 2021, 7.00am. Last reviewed: Mon 30 Nov 2020, 8.46am

Closed areas: Bungarie Bay campground closed for maintenance

Bungarie Bay campground will be closed indefinitely for redevelopment and maintenance.

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Applies from Wed 11 Nov 2020, 4.17pm to Mon 31 May 2021, 4.18pm. Last reviewed: Tue 15 Dec 2020, 11.36am

Closed areas: Sunnyside campground closed until further notice due to flood damage

Sunnyside campground in Myall Lakes National Park is closed from Monday 1 June 2020 until further notice, due to flood damage. For further information please contact the Manning Great Lakes Area Office on 02 6591 0300.

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Applies from Sat 7 Nov 2020, 4.47pm to Mon 22 Feb 2021, 4.48pm. Last reviewed: Tue 15 Dec 2020, 11.36am

Safety alerts: Access to Wallingat River campground and picnic area restricted to Sugar Creek Road

Visitors to Wallingat River campground and picnic area are advised to remain on Sugar Creek Road rather than following the Google map directions and turning off onto Link Road. This is due to the current poor condition of Link Road.

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Applies from Fri 25 Sep 2020, 1.18pm. Last reviewed: Fri 25 Sep 2020, 3.21pm

Closed areas: Little Mountain campground closed

Little Mountain Road and Little Mountain campground in Karuah National Park are closed while Little Mountain Road is being upgraded. The road is impassable. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the local NPWS office.

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Applies from Tue 2 Jun 2020, 2.16pm to Wed 3 Feb 2021, 2.17pm. Last reviewed: Thu 2 Jul 2020, 4.02pm

Closed areas: Ferny Creek campground in Wallingat National Park temporarily closed

Ferny Creek campground in Wallingat National Park is closed until further notice due to a broken bridge on the access road.

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Applies from Tue 7 Apr 2020, 10.34am to Wed 30 Jun 2021, 10.35am. Last reviewed: Sun 19 Jul 2020, 2.55pm

Closed areas: Fingal Island access trail and Point Stephens Lighthouse - closed to vehicles

The Fingal Island access trail and Point Stephens Lighthouse are closed to vehicles.

The sea conditions at the spit are variable, unpredictable and subject to change at short notice. People have drowned attempting to cross the Fingal Spit, and even at low tides the spit can be impacted by fast-moving water.

For more information call the NPWS Hunter Coast area office on 02 4984 8205 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Thu 20 Feb 2020, 9.16am. Last reviewed: Sun 12 Apr 2020, 1.24pm

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 Thu 14 May 2015, 10.45am. Last reviewed: Mon 2 Mar 2020, 10.28am

Safety alerts: No driving on dunes, except for in the Recreational Vehicle Area

All dunes between the Lavis Lane and Anna Bay access areas are closed to driving. Drive only on the waterfront, or in the Recreational Vehicle Area (RVA). The RVA is located south of the Lavis Lane access, and is now open for dune driving.

Be aware of tides. At high tide, sections of the beach may be impassable. Plan your trip so that you travel at low tide. If the beachfront is too narrow to pass safely, retrace your route. Do not attempt to bypass around the dunes.

We recommend that you do not drive on the beach 2 hours before and after high tide. Visit the Bureau of Meteorology website for further information.

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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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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/surfing-spots/samurai-beach/local-alerts

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