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Bobbin Head Information Centre

Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park

Current alerts in this area

Last reviewed: Fri 27 March 2020, 3.13pm

Applies from Fri 27 Mar 2020, 10.47am. Last reviewed: Fri 27 Mar 2020, 3.13pm.

Closed areas: Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park - visitor precincts closed

Many high visitation areas and facilities within Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park are closed from Friday 27 March 2020. The closed areas include:

  • All large picnic shelters
  • All barbeque facilities
  • All playgrounds
  • Brooklyn Dam Campsites

Bobbin Head Information Centre is currently closed closed until further notice to protect the health and safety of our visitors and staff. You can still contact us by email or phone on 02 9472 8949.

If you are visiting the park, please bring a card to pay vehicle entry fees.

For more information regarding closures, contact 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.

Nearby alerts

Applies from Fri 27 Mar 2020, 6.05pm to Mon 30 Nov 2020, 6.05pm. Last reviewed: Mon 30 Mar 2020, 8.50am

Closed areas: Davidson Park barbecues closed

The barbecue facilities at Davidson Park will be closed from Friday 27 March 2020 until further notice for the health and safety of staff and visitors.

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Applies from Mon 30 Mar 2020, 12.00am. Last reviewed: Fri 27 Mar 2020, 4.08pm

Other planned events: North Western Sydney area office closed

The NPWS North Western Sydney area office in Lane Cove National Park will be closed from Monday 30 March 2020 until further notice to protect the health and safety of our visitors and staff. 

You can still contact us by phone on 02 8448 0400, or email for any information. 

Annual passes can be purchased online or by phone: 

Online:

Phone: Call the National Parks Contact Centre on 1300 072 757.

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Applies from Fri 27 Mar 2020, 6.47am to Sun 31 May 2020, 6.44am. Last reviewed: Fri 27 Mar 2020, 3.57pm

Closed areas: No access to Somersby Falls picnic area precinct

High use visitor areas, including barbecues, picnic tables and playground areas, are closed from Friday 27 March 2020, until further notice. Public access is not permitted to this precinct.

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Applies from Fri 27 Mar 2020, 10.24am. Last reviewed: Fri 27 Mar 2020, 3.48pm

Closed areas: Lane Cove National Park visitor precincts closed

Many high visitation areas and facilities within Lane Cove National Park are closed from Friday 27 March 2020 until further notice. These closed areas and facilities include: 

  • All large picnic shelters 
  • All barbecue facilities 
  • Jenkins Hill playground and Kukundi playground
  • Haynes Flat and Carter Creek toilets 

Lane Cove Holiday Park is unable to accommodate any camping, including caravans and motor-homes. Staying in cabins is still permitted. Lane Cove Holiday Park can be contacted on 02 9888 9133. 

If you are visiting the park, please be prepared to pay vehicle entry fees with an appropriate payment card. 

For more information regarding closures, contact 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 Fri 27 Mar 2020, 10.47am. Last reviewed: Fri 27 Mar 2020, 3.13pm

Closed areas: Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park - visitor precincts closed

Many high visitation areas and facilities within Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park are closed from Friday 27 March 2020. The closed areas include:

  • All large picnic shelters
  • All barbeque facilities
  • All playgrounds
  • Brooklyn Dam Campsites

Bobbin Head Information Centre is currently closed closed until further notice to protect the health and safety of our visitors and staff. You can still contact us by email or phone on 02 9472 8949.

If you are visiting the park, please bring a card to pay vehicle entry fees.

For more information regarding closures, contact 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.

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Applies from Fri 27 Mar 2020, 11.27am. Last reviewed: Fri 27 Mar 2020, 2.36pm

Closed areas: Visitor areas closed

Some high visitation areas and remote campgrounds in Berowra Valley National Park and Marramarra National Park are closed from Friday 27 March 2020 until further notice.

These closed areas include:

  • Barnetts playground
  • Tunks Ridge rest area
  • Gentleman's Halt campground
  • Marramarra Creek campground
  • Twin Beaches campground 

For more information regarding 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 Thu 26 Mar 2020, 5.32pm to Sun 31 May 2020, 5.06pm. Last reviewed: Fri 27 Mar 2020, 12.18pm

Closed areas: Closed campgrounds and picnic areas

Campgrounds and associated picnic areas are closed. Camping, including caravans and motor-homes, and social gatherings will not be permitted in these areas from Friday 27 March 2020, until further notice.

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Applies from Fri 14 Feb 2020, 11.59pm. Last reviewed: Fri 27 Mar 2020, 11.30am

Closed areas: Lane Cove National Park - partial closure

Most tracks and trails are open including the Great North Walk between Boronia Park and Thornleigh, though visitors should take caution as some sections remain affected by recent storms.

Riverside walk will remain closed until further notice while staff work to fix extensive flood damage, erosion and unsafe conditions.

For more information, contact the NPWS contact centre on 1300 072 757, or the North Western Sydney area office on 02 8448 0400.

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Applies from Thu 2 Jan 2020, 3.24pm to Fri 1 Jan 2021, 1.00am. Last reviewed: Fri 27 Mar 2020, 10.07am

Other planned events: Forestville office is closed until further notice

Forestville office is closed until further notice to protect the health and safety of our visitors and staff. You can still contact us by phone or email for information.

Passes can be purchased online or by phone:

Online:

  • NPWS website 
  • Service NSW when renewing your NSW vehicle registration. This includes $15 discount on a 1 year All Parks Pass or 1 year Multi Parks Pass.

Phone:

National Parks Contact Centre on 1300 072 757

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Applies from Thu 2 Jan 2020, 3.27pm to Fri 1 Jan 2021, 1.00am. Last reviewed: Fri 27 Mar 2020, 9.28am

Other planned events: Forestville office is closed until further notice

Forestville office is closed until further notice to protect the health and safety of our visitors and staff. You can still contact us by phone or email for information.

Passes can be purchased online or by phone:

Online:

Phone:

National Parks Contact Centre on 1300 072 757

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Applies from Wed 26 Feb 2020, 11.17am. Last reviewed: Wed 4 Mar 2020, 4.56pm

Closed areas: Marramarra National Park - partial closure

Many areas within Marramarra National Park are closed from Monday 10 February 2020 until further notice. The closures are to allow for crews to fix damage from flooding and storms causing unsafe conditions.

The following areas are open:

  • Marramarra Ridge to Smugglers Ridge walking track
  • Marramarra Creek campground

Gentleman's Halt Campground is currently accessible by boat only. For more information, contact the NPWS contact centre on 1300 072 757, or the North Western Sydney area office on 02 8448 0400. 

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Applies from Fri 28 Feb 2020, 3.51pm. Last reviewed: Mon 2 Mar 2020, 3.13pm

Safety alerts: Berowra Valley National Park - all roads and visitor precincts open

All roads and visitor precincts in Berowra Valley National Park have now reopened. All tracks and trails are now open, but take care if you're visiting, because some sections are still affected following recent storms.

For more information, call the NSW National Parks contact centre on 1300 072 757 or the NPWS North-western Sydney area office on 02 8448 0400.

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Applies from Thu 27 Feb 2020, 3.58pm. Last reviewed: Thu 27 Feb 2020, 3.58pm

Closed areas: Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park - Track closure

All roads and visitor precincts in Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park have now reopened. Most tracks and trails are now open, though visitors should take caution as some sections remain affected by recent storms.

Berowra track remains closed between Apple Tree Bay and the intersection of Mount Ku-ring-gai track until further notice while staff fix extensive storm damage.

For more information, contact the NPWS contact centre on 1300 072 757 or the North Western Sydney area office on 02 8448 0400.

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Applies from Wed 19 Feb 2020, 9.27am. Last reviewed: Thu 19 Mar 2020, 3.53pm

Safety alerts: Marramarra Ridge public access road - drive with caution

The Marramarra Ridge public access road, from Bloodwood Road to the Marramarra Ridge trail gate, should be driven slowly and with care in 2WD vehicles. The road surface has become rough and potholed due to wear and tear, compounded by impacts from heavy rains in February 2020. Roadworks are scheduled to occur prior to July 2020.

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Applies from Sat 1 Feb 2020, 12.00am. Last reviewed: Tue 28 Jan 2020, 10.26am

Other planned events: 1080 pest management

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service is doing 1080 ground baiting using manufactured and fresh baits in Lane Cove National Park.

The program is continuous and ongoing between 1 February 2020 and 31 July 2020. All baiting locations will be identifiable by signs. Don’t touch baits. Penalties apply for non-compliance.

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.

Fox baiting in these reserves is aimed at reducing their impact on threatened species.

For more information, contact the local park office on:

  • Lane Cove 8448 0400 (business hours)
  • NPWS after-hours call centre: 1300 056 294 (after hours)

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Applies from Fri 31 Jan 2020, 9.47am. Last reviewed: Tue 28 Jan 2020, 10.24am

Other planned events: 1080 pest management

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service is doing 1080 ground baiting using manufactured baits, fresh baits and Canid Pest Ejectors (CPEs) in Garigal National Park.

The program is continuous and ongoing between 1 February 2020 and 31 July 2020. All baiting locations will be identifiable by signs. Don’t touch baits or ejector devices. Penalties apply for non-compliance.

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.

Fox baiting in these reserves is aimed at reducing their impact on threatened species.

For more information, contact the local park office on:

  • Forestville on 02 9451 3479 (business hours)
  • NPWS after-hours call centre: 1300 056 294 (after hours)

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Applies from Fri 31 Jan 2020, 9.41am. Last reviewed: Tue 28 Jan 2020, 10.24am

Other planned events: 1080 pest management

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service is doing 1080 ground baiting using manufactured baits, fresh baits and Canid Pest Ejectors (CPEs) in Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park.

The program is continuous and ongoing between 1 February 2020 and 31 July 2020. All baiting locations will be identifiable by signs. Don’t touch baits or ejector devices. Penalties apply for non-compliance.

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.

Fox baiting in these reserves is aimed at reducing their impact on threatened species.

For more information, contact the local park office on:

  • Forestville on 02 9451 3479 or Lane Cove on 02 8448 0400 (business hours)
  • NPWS after-hours call centre: 1300 056 294 (after hours)

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Applies from Tue 29 Oct 2019, 2.58pm. Last reviewed: Fri 29 Nov 2019, 3.10pm

Safety alerts: Swimming safety in Berowra Valley National Park

Swimming is not advisable in Berowra Creek at certain times as the water may be subject to variable pollution levels and algal blooms. Please refer to the Hornsby Shire Council website before swimming in Berowra Creek.

Swimming at Fishponds is not advised at any time due to heavy water pollution.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the NPWS Chatswood area office on 02 8448 0400 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Wed 21 Oct 2015, 2.00pm. Last reviewed: Mon 18 Mar 2019, 2.13pm

Closed areas: Casuarina Track closed between Boree Road and Davidson picnic area

Casuarina track between Carrol Creek and Davidson Picnic area, Forestville is closed indefinitely due to the removal of the stairway down to the picnic area after safety concerns. Lyrebird track is the recommended alternative access which connects to the Governor Philip Walk or Ferguson Street. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please call the NPWS Forestville office on 02 9451 3479 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Wed 10 Feb 2016, 3.18pm. Last reviewed: Mon 8 Aug 2016, 1.30pm

Closed areas: Flat Rock track - partial closure

A section of Flat Rock track - from the Killarney Drive entrance to the Downpatrick Street entrance - is currently closed until further notice due to track safety issues where the track passes through private property near Killarney Point:

  • Walkers heading west should exit Flat Rock track at the eastern end of Killarney Drive and use Killarney Drive until you reach Downpatrick Street. Then walk down the street and re-enter Flat Rock track from the Downpatrick Street fire trail.
  • Walkers heading east should exit Flat Rock track at the Downpatrick Street fire trail and use Downpatrick Street, then Killarney Drive until you reach the end of Killarney Drive. Re-enter Flat Rock track from the Killarney Drive entrance.

For more information, please contact the NPWS Ku-ring-gai Chase area Forestville office on (02) 9451 3479.

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Applies from Tue 1 Dec 2015, 1.46pm. Last reviewed: Mon 8 Aug 2016, 8.52am

Closed areas: Lane Cove National Park toilet closures

From Monday 7 December 2015, some toilets within this park will be closed during the week, opening only on weekends and public holidays. Toilets affected are:

  • Blue Wren and Illoura (Areas 4-5)
  • Carters Creek (Area 9)
  • Scribbly Gums (Area 17)
  • Bakers Flat (Area 28)
  • Haynes Flat (Area 32)

Please note: this does not apply to bookings- toilets will be opened for any bookings. For more information, please contact the NPWS Valleys Area office on (02) 8448 0400.

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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/visitor-centres/bobbin-head-information-centre/local-alerts

Park info

  • in Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park in the Sydney and surrounds region
  • Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park is open sunrise to sunset but may have to close at times due to poor weather or fire danger.

    • The entrance to Bobbin Head and Appletree Bay is closed from 8pm to 6am during daylight savings periods, and from 5.30pm to 6am the rest of the year.
    • Gates to West Head are closed from 8.30pm to 6am during daylight savings periods, and from 6pm to 6am the rest of the year.
  • Park entry fees:

    $12 per vehicle per day.

    Vehicles over 8 seats: $4.40 per adult, $2.20 per child (per day). Students on educational programs: $1.10 per student. Teachers/educational supervisors: free (1 adult per 10 students).

    Buy annual pass
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