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Gentlemans Halt bushcare camp

Marramarra National Park

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Applies from Sat 9 Apr 2022, 1.03pm. Last reviewed: Fri 19 Aug 2022, 5.18pm

Closed areas: Parts of Blue Mountains National Park closed

Many walking tracks, roads and fire trails within Blue Mountains National Park remain closed following sustained wet weather, subsequent geological instability or infrastructure upgrades. As sites are opened, we remind visitors that these areas have been subject to long periods of high rainfall, and landslides, rockfall and treefall can occur without notice.

Please check which areas are closed before travelling.

The following areas are closed:

Katoomba and Leura

  • Giant Stairway
  • Dardanelles Pass
  • No access to Scenic World from Echo Point via Giant Stairs and Dardanelles Pass
  • Federal Pass (west of Scenic World) 
  • Sublime Point fire trail
  • Gordon Falls track and lookout closed due to trackwork
  • Lone Lyrebird track between Gordon Road and the War Memorial, due to a major washout
  • Lillian's Bridge track - closure at junction of Inspiration Point track. No through access to Valley of the Waters and the Conservation Hut due to a major landslide.  
  • Prince Henry Cliff walk between Gordon Falls lookout and Olympian lookout, due to landslides. Visit the Blue Mountains City Council website for information.
  • Prince Henry Cliff walk between Echo Point and Cliff View lookout due to trackwork
  • Lady Darley track to Prince Henry Cliff walk due to track work
  • Amphitheatre track
  • Bridal Veil lookout (west of Leura Cascades) is closed until the end of August 2022 for upgrade works
  • Golf Links lookout to Carleton Road, Leura, is closed Monday to Friday for trackwork
  • Golden Stairs
  • Glenraphael Road and Narrow Neck trail due to major landslide
  • Ruined Castle walking track 
  • Six Foot Track - Nellies Glen to Megalong Valley

Wentworth Falls

  • Nature track closed between Edinburgh Castle Rock and Lillian's Bridge due to landslide
  • Valley of the Water Track closed at Sylvia Falls. No access to Wentworth Pass, Roberts Pass, Vera Falls, Hippocrene Falls or Wentworth Falls from Valley of the Waters
  • No access to Valley of the Water via Roberts Pass
  • Charles Darwin walk
  • National Pass
  • Wentworth Pass
  • Conservation Hut
  • Valley of Waters picnic area
  • Kedumba Pass fire trail
  • Kedumba River Crossing campground
  • Ingar Road is closed where it traverses private property at the west end. Ingar campers must walk in via Anderson's or Bedford Roads
  • Little Switzerland Drive and Chester Road Fire trails will be closed until Friday 16 September 2022 to allow for road works. No through access to Rocket Point and Wentworth Falls.

Blackheath, Medlow Bath, Megalong Valley, Mount Victoria and Bells Line of Road

  • Govetts Leap lookout and picnic area due to upgrade work
  • Evans lookout due to upgrade work
  • Govetts Descent
  • Horse track
  • Rodriguez Pass
  • Braeside walking track due to track work (Braeside Road is open to cyclists and walkers)
  • Perrys Lookdown campground
  • Base of Pierces Pass to Blue Gum Forest and Burra Korain Flat along Grose River
  • Victoria Falls to Burra Korain Flat
  • Pulpit walking track and Pulpit Rock lookout
  • Walls Cave walking track due to trackwork
  • Green Gully and Dunphy's campground are closed until Wednesday 31 August 2022 with no access for all vehicles, cyclists and walkers due to land slip.

Lawson, Woodford, Hazelbrook

  • Murphys Glen Road closed to all vehicles (open to walkers and cyclists - weekends only) until Friday 19 August to allow for flood repair works.
  • Murphys Glen campground closed until Wednesday 31 August 2022 to allow for roadworks and campground improvements
  • Bedford Creek fire trail is closed to all vehicles and pedestrians until Friday 19 August to allow for flood repairs. Walkers and cyclists permitted on the weekends.  

Faulconbridge, Springwood, Glenbrook

  • Martins Lookout track to Glenbrook Creek is closed for walking track works until Friday 30 September 2022
  • Euroka campground closed until Thursday 11 August 2022

Canyons and rock climbing

  • Climbing and canyoning areas in the Blue Mountains are open unless the access road is closed or the site is listed in this alert
  • Empress Canyon - access via West St only.  Exit via Valley of the Waters to Conservation Hut.  

Grade 5 tracks and off-trail areas

Grade 5 tracks and off-trail areas are open, excluding those listed below. Grade 5 tracks are for very experienced bushwalkers with specialised skills such as advanced navigation and emergency first aid. Please visit this page for further information on track grades.

If you plan on embarking on Grade 5 tracks or undertaking off-trail activities, please be aware of the likelihood of changed conditions and consider current safety advice.

Closed Grade 5 tracks:

  • Mount Solitary loop due to landslides near Ruined Castle
  • K2K (Kanangra to Katoomba) access only available from Kanangra Walls. Green Gully, Dunphy's Campground and Narrow Neck trail are closed. Also note: Due to the ongoing wet conditions, Coxs River can flood at short notice and may be impassable. Walkers should check conditions before departing.
  • Rodriguez Pass
  • Govetts Descent
  • Horse track
  • Vera Falls and Hippocrene Falls walking tracks

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

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Applies from Fri 29 Jul 2022, 1.49pm to Wed 31 Jan 2024, 1.50pm. Last reviewed: Fri 19 Aug 2022, 4.56pm

Safety alerts: Area closed - Pink Caves

Pink Caves are closed to visitors because they are extremely unsafe to visit.

The caves are filled with water at high tide. Even at low tide they can be dangerous, as ocean swell sends unpredictable waves sweeping into the caves and across the rock shelf. Sudden rogue waves can cause serious injury and may drag visitors across the rocks or out to sea.

There’s no lifeguard service in this area and access for emergency services is limited. There’s no approved walking track to this location. Access to the caves involves walking over a rock shelf which is slippery, uneven and dangerous.

Visitors should take care when traversing all rock shelves and coastal areas located within Munmorah State Conservation Area.

For further information call the NPWS Lake Munmorah office on 02 4972 9000.

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Applies from Thu 18 Aug 2022, 4.06pm to Sun 28 Aug 2022, 6.00pm. Last reviewed: Fri 19 Aug 2022, 3.17pm

Other planned events: Cultural burn at Shaws Creek Aboriginal Place, Yellomundee

A cultural burn will be taking place at Shaws Creek Aboriginal Place, Yellomundee Regional Park, from Saturday 20 August to Sunday 28 August 2022. This area will remain open to the public during this time.

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Applies from Wed 17 Aug 2022, 8.10am. Last reviewed: Fri 19 Aug 2022, 9.30am

Safety alerts: No access to some picnic table and seats in shelters at Shark Island

Access is closed to 3 picnic table and seats in shelters at Shark Island. This is to allow for maintenance works to be carried out to repair these facilities. 

The pavilion, 2 picnic tables with seats and 1 shelter with picnic tables and seats are still available for use. Large lawn areas are still available for recreation.

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Applies from Thu 18 Aug 2022, 3.02pm to Sun 16 Oct 2022, 3.03pm. Last reviewed: Thu 18 Aug 2022, 4.01pm

Other planned events: Notice of 1080 aerial baiting program

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) is conducting an aerial baiting program in Wollemi National Park from Monday 5 September 2022 to Friday 16 September 2022.

The operation will use meat baits containing 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.

For more information, please contact the following local area offices:

  • Kanangra Area- 02 6336 6200
  • Hawkesbury-Nattai Area - 02 4632 4500
  • Wollemi-Yengo Area - 02 6574 5555
  • Mudgee Area - 02 6370 9000

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Applies from Thu 18 Aug 2022, 2.57pm to Sun 16 Oct 2022, 2.57pm. Last reviewed: Thu 18 Aug 2022, 3.59pm

Other planned events: Notice of 1080 aerial baiting program

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) is conducting an aerial baiting program in Goulburn River National Park from Monday 5 September 2022 to Friday 16 September 2022.

The operation will use meat baits containing 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 local NPWS Mudgee Area office for more information on 02 6370 9000.

Applies from Thu 18 Aug 2022, 2.53pm to Sun 16 Oct 2022, 2.53pm. Last reviewed: Thu 18 Aug 2022, 3.58pm

Other planned events: Notice of 1080 aerial baiting program

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) is conducting an aerial baiting program in Gardens of Stone National Park from Monday 5 September 2022 to Friday 16 September 2022.

The operation will use meat baits containing 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.

For more information, please contact the Kanangra Area office on 02 6336 6200 or the Mudgee area office on 02 6370 9000.

Applies from Thu 18 Aug 2022, 8.00am. Last reviewed: Thu 18 Aug 2022, 3.18pm

Hazard reduction burns: Broad-nosed Bat HR

There is a fire in this park called Broad-nosed Bat HR. 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 Mon 9 May 2022, 9.25am to Wed 14 Sep 2022, 4.00pm. Last reviewed: Thu 18 Aug 2022, 1.25pm

Closed areas: Dunns Swamp - Ganguddy campground closed - will reopen 15th of September 2022

Dunns Swamp - Ganguddy campground is closed for upgrades and will reopen Thursday 15th of September. 

The access road will be closed to all vehicle traffic.  All campsites and picnic areas will also be closed.

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

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Applies from Tue 2 Aug 2022, 10.52am. Last reviewed: Thu 18 Aug 2022, 12.03pm

Other planned events: Coba Ridge trail works

Please be aware maintenance works on the Coba Ridge (Neverfail) trail will occur from Wednesday 3 August to Friday 26 August 2022.

The trail will remain open during this time but you may experience short delays. Please use caution when walking in the area and obey on-site signage and directions from workers.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For further information please call the local NPWS office on 02 8448 0400.

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Applies from Thu 7 Apr 2022, 11.17am to Sun 4 Dec 2022, 8.00pm. Last reviewed: Wed 17 Aug 2022, 4.49pm

Closed areas: Brieses fire trail partial closure

The section of Brieses fire trail between Mooney Mooney Creek and Old Mooney Dam trail is closed until Sunday 4 December 2022 due to a landslip, making it unsafe for vehicles.

Signs are in place around closed areas. This area will re-open as soon as it is safe and repair works have been completed.

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

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Applies from Mon 23 May 2022, 1.55pm to Fri 30 Sep 2022, 8.00pm. Last reviewed: Wed 17 Aug 2022, 4.34pm

Closed areas: Great North walk partial closure due to damaged bridge

The section of Great North walk between Reservoir Road, Somersby and Karool Road, Mooney Mooney Creek is closed until further notice due to a flood damaged bridge.

This area will re-open as soon as it is safe.

Remember, it’s never safe to drive, ride or walk through flood waters, so you’ll need to reschedule your visit and avoid travel through areas in this park. Check Live Traffic NSW for up-to-date information about road closures. For assistance during severe weather visit the NSW SES website. In life-threatening situations call emergency services on Triple Zero (000).

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

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Applies from Mon 23 May 2022, 10.55am to Tue 1 Nov 2022, 10.55am. Last reviewed: Wed 17 Aug 2022, 9.17am

Closed areas: Glow Worm tunnel walking track closed

Access to Glow Worm Tunnel is currently closed from all track heads. Please note:

  • Glow Worm Tunnel walking track is closed from Wolgan Road, due to landslips and repair works on Old  Coach Road. The expected completion date is Wednesday 31 August 2022. However, the walking track to the tunnel from the Four Ways will remain closed after that date, until the track is safe. 
  • Glow Worm Tunnel Road is currently closed but will reopen by Saturday 20  August 2022, after repair works are completed. This will reopen access via the Newnes Plateau.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the NPWS Oberon area office on 02 6336 6200.

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Applies from Mon 15 Aug 2022, 3.17pm to Mon 19 Sep 2022, 3.18pm. Last reviewed: Mon 15 Aug 2022, 3.52pm

Other planned events: Muogamarra 2022 fully booked

Muogamarra Nature Reserve is only open to the public for 6 weeks every year, around spring time. The dates for 2022 are from Saturday 13th August to Sunday 18th September and bookings are essential for all visitors.

Please note that the open days for 2022 are now fully booked.

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 the reserve, 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 Wed 13 Jul 2022, 3.13pm to Fri 9 Sep 2022, 3.31pm. Last reviewed: Tue 16 Aug 2022, 10.26am

Closed parks: Watagans National Park closed due to landslips and road damage

Watagan National Park Forest Road is temporarily closed from the junction of Bowmans Road, restricting access to Watagan National Park and Heaton State Forest. This is due to unsafe road conditions following high rainfall and landslips. The following visitor areas will not be accessible during the closure:

  • Boarding House Dam
  • Gap Creek
  • Monkey Face lookout
  • Georges Road lookouts
  • Heaton lookout
  • Taylors Road lookout
  • Watagan Forest Headquarters campground
  • Macleans lookout
  • Hunters lookout

Remember, it’s never safe to drive, ride or walk through flood waters or flood affected areas, so you’ll need to reschedule your visit and avoid travel through areas in this park.

For assistance during severe weather visit the NSW SES website. In life-threatening situations call emergency services on Triple Zero (000).

For information about closures in nearby State Forests, please refer to the Forestry Corporation of NSW website for closures and notices.

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

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Applies from Wed 13 Apr 2022, 2.41pm to Fri 28 Oct 2022, 7.00pm. Last reviewed: Mon 15 Aug 2022, 2.15pm

Closed areas: Entry to Burralow Creek campground via Tabaraga Ridge fire trail closed

The only access currently open to Burralow campground is via Paterson Range fire trail. Enter near the Bilpin Fruitbowl, via Bells Line of Road. 4WD access only.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, call the local NPWS office on 02 4632 4500.

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Applies from Sat 12 Mar 2022, 11.46am to Fri 30 Sep 2022, 11.47am. Last reviewed: Tue 16 Aug 2022, 10.27am

Safety alerts: Landslip on Watagan Forest Road

A landslip has recently occurred below Watagan Forest Road between Pile Road and Carrolls Road. Vehicle access is now restricted to a single lane. Please slow down, exercise caution and don't overtake other vehicles. The road may need to be closed if heavy rain threatens the site. 

For further information please contact the NPWS Lake Munmorah area office on 02 4972 9000.

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Applies from Sun 4 Apr 2021, 11.11am to Thu 1 Dec 2022, 11.12am. Last reviewed: Tue 16 Aug 2022, 10.25am

Closed areas: Campgrounds closed due to road damage and landslide

There is no visitor access along Bangalow Road due to significant road damage and new landslides on this road and nearby Mount Faulk Road. The following areas remain closed:

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

The entry gate will remain locked and there will be no visitor access, including pedestrians.

NPWS is aiming to have all work completed and visitor access restored before the end of December 2022. A new major landslide on nearby Mount Faulk Road on Thursday 7 July has now cut all access for planned heavy plant repair machinery to reach and repair the Bangalow Road landslips. Once the Mount Faulk Road landslip is repaired by Forestry Corporation, NPWS can schedule the repair of Bangalow Road landslips. 

For information about closures in nearby State Forests, please refer to the Forestry Corporation of NSW website for closures and notices.

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

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Applies from Wed 26 Feb 2020, 10.38am to Fri 30 Dec 2022, 11.48am. Last reviewed: Tue 16 Aug 2022, 10.27am

Safety alerts: Watagan Road (Also known as Heaton Road) partial closure due to landslips

Cessnock City Council's Watagan Road (also known as Heaton Road) is partially closed to all vehicles.

The closed section is from the cattle grid at the southern end of Heaton Road, Quorrobolong south, uphill to the second cattle grid at the Watagans National Park boundary.

This closure is due to another major landslip and fallen trees and rocks.

There is currently no access to Olney or Heaton State Forests or Watagans National Park, until the road is cleared and repaired. Roadworks that were planned to begin in May 2022 have been deferred to later this financial year.

For information about closures in nearby state forests, please refer to the Forestry Corporation of NSW website for closures and notices.

For more information, contact the local NPWS Lake Munmorah area office on 02 4972 9000 or Cessnock City Council on 02 4993 4100.

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Applies from Fri 12 Nov 2021, 2.57pm to Thu 29 Sep 2022, 2.01pm. Last reviewed: Mon 15 Aug 2022, 9.21am

Closed areas: Areas closed for upgrades

The following areas are closed until Friday 29 September 2022 for upgrades:

  • Mill Creek campground
  • Mill Creek picnic area
  • Grass Tree circuit
  • 11km walking track

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

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Applies from Mon 29 Sep 2014, 1.49pm to Fri 11 Aug 2023, 11.58am. Last reviewed: Thu 11 Aug 2022, 4.48pm

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 Wed 2 Feb 2022, 9.20am to Tue 31 Jan 2023, 11.59pm. Last reviewed: Thu 18 Aug 2022, 6.03pm

Closed areas: Roads closed due to flood damage

The following roads in this park are closed due to storm and flood damage:

  • California trail - closed until late December 2022
  • Martindale trail - closed until late January 2022
  • Hunter Main trail:
    • Sheepskin Hut trail to Raspberry Junction - closed until late December 2022
    • Raspberry Junction to Three Ways - closed until late December 2022
  • Mellong Range trail - closed until late November 2022
  • Commission Road - Open
  • Bulga Trail - closed until late November 2022 

Visitor areas that are currently closed include:

  • California Hut - closed until late December 2022
  • Sheepskin Hut - closed until 1 November 2022.

Gates have been locked, and signs are in place on closed roads. Expected reopening times are subject to weather delays.

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

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Applies from Fri 4 Jan 2019, 1.28pm to Fri 30 Dec 2022, 1.38pm. Last reviewed: Thu 11 Aug 2022, 1.44pm

Closed areas: Morisset picnic area closed

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 Tue 29 Oct 2019, 2.58pm to Wed 1 Feb 2023, 11.00am. Last reviewed: Thu 11 Aug 2022, 12.59pm

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. Alternatively you can call the Hornsby Council 24 hour information line on 9847 6666 or the Algal information line on 1800 999 457.

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 Mon 2 May 2022, 3.01pm to Fri 9 Sep 2022, 3.02pm. Last reviewed: Thu 11 Aug 2022, 7.49am

Closed areas: Conservation Hut and Evans lookout visitor precinct upgrades - Areas closed

The following areas are closed for upgrades until late September 2022:

  • Evans lookout, Blackheath
  • Conservation Hut
  • Valley of the Waters picnic area, Wentworth Falls 

The works include construction of new accessible toilet blocks, pathways and improvements to the lookouts and carparks.

The carparks, toilets and lookouts will be closed during construction.

Walking track access will be provided to walking tracks that are open. Track closures are updated regularly, check the NPWS alerts page for updates.

The upgrades are part of the NSW government infrastructure investment. More detail can be found on this web page or by calling the Blue Mountains Heritage Centre on 02 4787 8877.

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Applies from Wed 10 Aug 2022, 4.24pm to Tue 28 Feb 2023, 4.24pm. Last reviewed: Wed 10 Aug 2022, 6.07pm

Closed areas: Govetts Leap lookout

The visitor precinct at Govetts Leap lookout in Blue Mountains National Park, Blackheath is closed for upgrades from Thursday 11 August 2022 to February 2023.

The carpark and lookout will be closed during construction.

Blue Mountains Heritage Centre and the toilets at Govetts Leap lookout will remain open.

Access to walking tracks will be provided to tracks that are open. Track closures are updated regularly. Check the NPWS alerts page for updates.

The works include improvements to the lookout and carpark, and construction of new accessible pathways in the area.

The upgrades are part of the NSW government infrastructure investment. More detail can be found on this webpage or by calling Blue Mountains Heritage Centre on 02 4787 8877.

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Applies from Thu 28 Jul 2022, 3.21pm to Fri 26 Aug 2022, 11.59pm. Last reviewed: Wed 10 Aug 2022, 11.11am

Closed areas: Woodford Oaks trail closure

Woodford Oaks trail is closed between Woodford and Glenbrook on weekdays from Monday 1 August to Friday 26 August 2022 for fire trail maintenance.

The trail will remain open on Saturday and Sunday.

Heavy earthmoving equipment including trucks will be in operation. There is no visitor access during this time.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the local NPWS office on 02 4720 6200.

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Applies from Thu 28 Jul 2022, 3.10pm to Fri 26 Aug 2022, 11.59pm. Last reviewed: Mon 8 Aug 2022, 4.59pm

Closed areas: Fire trails closed for works

The following trails in Blue Mountains National Park will be closed on weekdays from Thursday 28 July to Friday 26 August 2022 for maintenance works:

  • Shaws Ridge
  • Blue Gum Swamp
  • Bees Nest Hill
  • Springwood Ridge

The trails will remain open on Saturday and Sunday.

Heavy earthmoving equipment including trucks will be in operation. There is no visitor access during this time. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the local NPWS office on 02 4720 6200.

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Applies from Mon 4 Jul 2016, 9.41am to Sat 31 Dec 2022, 9.31am. Last reviewed: Mon 8 Aug 2022, 11.41am

Closed areas: Fire trails and roads closed due to damage

The following fire trails are closed due to illegal 4WD damage:

  • Maculata fire trail west of Jilliby Road to Daniels Point fire trail
  • Eastern section of Daniels Point fire trail to Jilliby Jilliby Creek

There is no vehicle access across Little Jilliby jilliby Creek in either direction. Locked gates are in place in several locations. 

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 to Sat 31 Dec 2022, 9.26am. Last reviewed: Mon 8 Aug 2022, 11.31am

Closed areas: Click Creek fire trail

Click Creek fire trail is closed due to extensive storm damage. The trail will remain closed until maintenance works can be completed.

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 Sat 6 Aug 2022, 9.03am to Fri 30 Sep 2022, 9.18am. Last reviewed: Mon 8 Aug 2022, 11.29am

Closed areas: Warrah Trig Road closed to vehicles

Warrah Trig Road is closed to vehicles until further notice due to damage from recent rainfall events. The road has deep ruts and boggy sections, making it unsafe and impassable for vehicles.

The road is open to pedestrians and cyclists. However, please take care when traversing wet sections as they may be slippery.

Alternate pedestrian access to Warrah lookout is available via the Pearl Beach to Patonga fire trail. 

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

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Applies from Sat 16 Jul 2022, 1.30pm. Last reviewed: Fri 12 Aug 2022, 12.51pm

Safety alerts: Grose Valley walking tracks - Experienced walkers only

Walking tracks that are open in the Grose Valley (Blue Mountains National Park) may become indistinct with fallen trees and wash outs due to recent flood events. Experienced walkers only. 

For more information, contact the NPWS Blackheath Heritage Centre on 02 4787 8877. 

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Applies from Thu 4 Aug 2022, 9.45am to Wed 7 Sep 2022, 5.51pm. Last reviewed: Thu 4 Aug 2022, 3.11pm

Closed areas: Walking track closed due to flood damage

Hominy Creek walking track and access to Emerald Pool is closed until further notice. The track is impassable due to severe rainfall causing hazardous conditions.

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

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Applies from Thu 7 Jul 2022, 1.22pm. Last reviewed: Fri 12 Aug 2022, 12.51pm

Closed areas: Dunphys campground closed due to landslip

Access along Megalong Valley Road to Dunphys campground is closed due to landslides. Blue Mountains City Council are working on the road with an expected completion date of Wednesday 31 August 2022. This closure may be extended, depending on conditions.

For more information, contact the Blackheath Heritage Centre on 02 4787 8877. 

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Applies from Wed 3 Aug 2022, 12.57pm. Last reviewed: Wed 3 Aug 2022, 2.25pm

Safety alerts: Rock fishing safety

Rock fishing is a popular activity for many national park visitors and your safety whilst fishing is important. Parts of the NSW Central Coast are a declared high risk area due to large swells and hazardous surf conditions. In these high risk areas under the NSW Rock Fishing Safety Act 2016, you are required by law to wear an appropriate life jacket. This includes children and anyone helping you fish. This is regulated by NSW Fisheries and poses an on the spot $100 fine if non-compliant.

Before rock fishing you should always:

Stay safe, always watch the local conditions, never turn your back on the ocean and never fish alone.

If you’re in doubt don’t go out.

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Applies from Wed 3 Aug 2022, 10.43am. Last reviewed: Wed 3 Aug 2022, 2.09pm

Safety alerts: Rock fishing safety

Rock fishing is a popular activity for many national park visitors and your safety whilst fishing is important. Parts of the NSW Central Coast are a declared high risk area due to large swells and hazardous surf conditions. In these high risk areas under the NSW Rock Fishing Safety Act 2016, you are required by law to wear an appropriate life jacket. This includes children and anyone helping you fish. This is regulated by NSW Fisheries and poses an on the spot $100 fine if non-compliant.

Before rock fishing you should always:

Stay safe, always watch the local conditions, never turn your back on the ocean and never fish alone.

If you’re in doubt don’t go out.

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Applies from Mon 1 Aug 2022, 8.41am to Mon 31 Oct 2022, 5.00pm. Last reviewed: Thu 11 Aug 2022, 8.34am

Closed areas: Bobbin Head toilet blocks closed for upgrades

The toilet blocks at Orchard Park and Gibberagong will be closed for upgrades from Monday 7 March until the end of October 2022. There will be temporary toilets in place while the works are being carried out.

For more information, please contact the local office on 02 8448 0400.

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Applies from Mon 1 Aug 2022, 10.36am. Last reviewed: Tue 9 Aug 2022, 7.59am

Closed areas: Bakers Flat picnic area closed

Bakers Flat picnic area will be closed until mid-September for landscaping works. For further information call the local area office on 02 8448 0400.

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Applies from Mon 1 Aug 2022, 12.16pm. Last reviewed: Mon 1 Aug 2022, 12.33pm

Closed areas: Bradleys Head toilets closed due to rockfall

The toilet block at Bradleys Head - Booraghee Amphitheatre is closed from Monday 1 August 2022 until further notice due to a rock fall.

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

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Applies from Wed 20 Jul 2022, 10.28am to Fri 26 Aug 2022, 2.00pm. Last reviewed: Mon 15 Aug 2022, 11.03am

Closed parks: Parks closed due to flood damage

The following parks are closed from Friday 29 July to Friday 26 August 2022 due to flood damage:

  • Abercrombie River National Park
  • Abercrombie River State Conservation Area

Bummaroo Ford campground remains open.

The park will re-open once assessment and remediation has occurred to ensure park user safety. 

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

Applies from Fri 8 Oct 2021, 9.33am. Last reviewed: Thu 28 Jul 2022, 12.21pm

Closed areas: North Head scenic area closures

The following areas in the North Head scenic area will be closed while upgrades are underway:

  • North Head scenic drive is closed to vehicles past the Bella Vista Cafe 1 until early August 2022.
  • NPWS carparks 1 and 2 are closed until early August 2022.
  • Fairfax walking track and Fairfax Lookout are closed until November 2022 for the construction of the new lookouts.
  • There is no bus or large vehicle access past Q station

These closures may be extended without notice.

Parking at North Fort is open. Q Station, North Head Sanctuary and Bella Vista Cafe are open.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact the Sydney North area office on 02 9451 3479 between 9.30am and 4pm, Monday to Friday.

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Applies from Mon 30 May 2022, 9.09am. Last reviewed: Thu 28 Jul 2022, 8.16am

Safety alerts: Hazardous conditions due to wet weather

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 NPWS Lake Munmorah area office on 02 4972 9000.

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Applies from Wed 27 Jul 2022, 11.54am to Mon 5 Sep 2022, 5.04pm. Last reviewed: Mon 15 Aug 2022, 2.08pm

Closed parks: Cattai National Park

Cattai National Park is completely closed until further notice due to flood damage. The closed areas include:

  • Mitchell Park picnic area and walking tracks
  • Cattai campground

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

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Applies from Sun 31 Jul 2022, 10.39pm to Wed 1 Feb 2023, 2.44am. Last reviewed: Tue 26 Jul 2022, 4.07pm

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 1 August 2022 and 31 January 2023 in Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park. Don’t touch baits or ejector devices.

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

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the local park office on 02 9451 3479 or 02 8448 0440.

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Applies from Sun 31 Jul 2022, 10.15pm to Wed 1 Feb 2023, 2.17am. Last reviewed: Tue 26 Jul 2022, 4.03pm

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 1 August 2022 and 31 January 2023 in Sydney Harbour National Park (Chowder Bay, Dobroyd, Bradleys, Georges, Middle & North Headlands (North Head includes the adjoining land of Sydney Harbour Federation Trust, Australian Institute of Police Management, and Quarantine Station). Don’t touch baits or ejector devices.

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

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the local park office on 02 9451 3479.

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Applies from Sun 31 Jul 2022, 10.05pm to Wed 1 Feb 2023, 2.06am. Last reviewed: Tue 26 Jul 2022, 4.02pm

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 1 August 2022 and 31 January 2023 in Garigal National Park. Don’t touch baits or ejector devices.

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

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the local park office on 02 9451 3479.

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Applies from Sun 31 Jul 2022, 10.11pm to Wed 1 Feb 2023, 2.13am. Last reviewed: Tue 26 Jul 2022, 3.52pm

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 1 August 2022 and 31 January 2023 in Lane Cove National Park. Don’t touch baits or ejector devices.

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

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the local park office on 02 8448 0400.

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Applies from Fri 17 Jun 2022, 10.44am to Fri 30 Dec 2022, 11.20am. Last reviewed: Fri 22 Jul 2022, 4.09pm

Closed areas: Muirs lookout picnic area closed

NPWS has closed Muirs lookout and picnic area effective from Monday 20 June 2022. 

Factors contributing to the closure include:

  • road access is not suitable for 2WD vehicles and has been damaged and eroded following heavy and ongoing rainfall
  • visitor facilities, including picnic tables and toilets, are unsafe and outdated
  • toilets don’t meet NPWS and health standards
  • views from the lookout to the coast have diminished due to grown tall trees and vegetation. 

The surrounding area, including Watagans National Park and neighbouring state forests, have alternative sites for lookouts and picnic areas.

The closest lookouts are located off Mt Faulk Road to the north and include Heaton, Hunter and Macleans lookouts.

For further information please contact the NPWS Central Coast Area office at Lake Munmorah on 02 4972 9000.

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Applies from Fri 17 Dec 2021, 3.57pm. Last reviewed: Mon 15 Aug 2022, 2.07pm

Closed areas: Rouse Hill Regional Park - planned playground closure

The Rouse Hill Regional Park playground, carpark and picnic area will be closed from Thursday 10 February 2022, due to demolition of the existing playground, construction of a new playground and carpark refurbishments. This is expected to be completed by end of August 2022, weather permitting. The oval and other picnic shelters will remain open.

For further information email or call the Cumberland area office on 02 4580 2750.

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Applies from Thu 2 Jun 2022, 3.56pm to Mon 31 Oct 2022, 11.59pm. Last reviewed: Thu 11 Aug 2022, 2.44pm

Closed areas: Big Yango precinct closure

The Big Yango precinct in Yengo National Park is closed from Thursday 2 June 2022 to Monday 31 October 2022 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 Tue 21 Dec 2021, 1.20pm to Mon 31 Oct 2022, 11.59pm. Last reviewed: Wed 17 Aug 2022, 1.58pm

Closed areas: Sheepskin Hut campground and picnic area closed

Sheepskin Hut campground and picnic area are closed for toilet repairs from Tuesday 21 December 2021 to Monday 31 October 2022. 

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

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Applies from Mon 14 Feb 2022, 7.42am. Last reviewed: Mon 25 Jul 2022, 3.55pm

Other incidents: Oaks Singles track undergoing maintenance

Maintenance works are underway on Oaks Singles track from Friday 28 January 2022, due to erosion issues and major safety concerns.

The track will undergo vegetation maintenance followed by the addition of sandstone surface. The works are to stabilise some sections and rock armouring in poorly drained sections.

For more information, call the local NPWS office on 02 4632 4500.

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Applies from Fri 15 Jul 2022, 1.16pm to Wed 31 Aug 2022, 5.00pm. Last reviewed: Mon 25 Jul 2022, 9.27am

Closed areas: Little Beach campground closed

Little Beach campground is closed until Wednesday 31 August 2022 due to damage from the recent flood event.

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

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Applies from Fri 15 Jul 2022, 12.52pm. Last reviewed: Mon 25 Jul 2022, 9.26am

Closed areas: Frazer Beach to Frazer campground access closed

The access track from the northern end of Frazer Beach to Frazer campground is currently closed due to damage caused in a recent flood event. Alternate access to Frazer Beach is available.

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

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Applies from Thu 2 Jun 2022, 11.57am. Last reviewed: Fri 15 Jul 2022, 9.35am

Closed areas: Glow Worm Tunnel road closed due to damage

Glow Worm Tunnel road is closed from the intersection of Waratah Ridge and Glow Worm Tunnel Road due to damage.

This road will re-open when safe to do so.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the NPWS Kanangra area office on 02 6336 6200

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Applies from Wed 13 Jul 2022, 1.31pm. Last reviewed: Mon 1 Aug 2022, 8.43am

Closed areas: Bobbin Head fire trail partial closure

Bobbin Head fire trail is closed from the junction of Warrimoo track and Bobbin Head trail due to a landslip. The area will remain closed until damage assessments can be made and any safety issues rectified.

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

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Applies from Thu 7 Jul 2022, 10.30am. Last reviewed: Tue 16 Aug 2022, 10.26am

Safety alerts: Mount Faulk Road closed due to major landslip

Mount Fault Road is closed until further notice due to a major landslip below Bangalow Road.

There is no vehicle or pedestrian access into Heaton State Forests or Watagans National Park due to the landslip, which has removed a larger section of the access road . Please avoid the area due to the high safety risk.

Road barriers are in place on the corner of Mount Faulk Road and Freemans Drive and the corner of Mount Fault Road and Heaton lookout Road.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact the Central Coast area office on 02 4972 9000 or visit the Forestry Corporation of NSW website.

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Applies from Fri 8 Jul 2022, 9.46am to Thu 1 Sep 2022, 9.58am. Last reviewed: Mon 25 Jul 2022, 9.26am

Closed areas: Watagan Forest Road closed

Watagan Forest Road is closed at the junction of Bowmans Road, restricting access to Watagan National Park. This is due to unsafe road conditions following high rainfall. The following visitor areas will not be accessible during the closure: 

  • Boarding House Dam
  • Gap Creek
  • Monkey Face lookout
  • Taylors Road lookout
  • Macleans lookout
  • Hunters lookout

Remember, it’s never safe to drive, ride or walk through flood waters or flood affected areas, so you’ll need to reschedule your visit and avoid travel through areas in this park.

For assistance during severe weather visit the NSW SES website. In life-threatening situations call emergency services on Triple Zero (000).

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

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Applies from Tue 5 Jul 2022, 8.08am. Last reviewed: Thu 7 Jul 2022, 9.50am

Closed areas: Areas closed due to flood warning

The Great North Walk between Karool Road at Mooney Mooney Creek and Reservoir Road at Somersby is closed from 8am Tuesday 5 July to 8am Thursday 7 July 2022 due to severe flooding.

Remember, it’s never safe to drive, ride or walk through flood waters, so you’ll need to reschedule your visit and avoid travel through areas in this park. Check Live Traffic NSW for up-to-date information about road closures. For assistance during severe weather visit the NSW SES website. In life-threatening situations call emergency services on Triple Zero (000).

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

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Applies from Tue 5 Jul 2022, 1.17pm. Last reviewed: Wed 6 Jul 2022, 4.13pm

Closed parks: Agnes Banks Nature Reserve closed due to severe weather conditions

Agnes Banks Nature Reserve is currently closed to all walking trails and access trails until further notice due to the current severe weather conditions which have caused localised flooding and dangerous trees. No pedestrian access permitted during this closure.

Remember it’s never safe to walk, ride or drive through flood waters so you will need to reschedule your visit and avoid travel to this park.

Check Live Traffic NSW for up to date information about road closures and the Alerts and Closures page on the National park website for up to date information on park closures https://www.nationalparks.nsw.gov.au/alerts/alerts-list

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For enquiries, please contact NPWS Cumberland Area office, telephone 4580 2750.

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Applies from Mon 4 Jul 2022, 4.48pm. Last reviewed: Mon 4 Jul 2022, 5.00pm

Closed areas: Ingar Road Closed

Ingar Road is closed to all access where it traverses through private property at the end of Queen Elizabeth Drive. There is no vehicle access to Ingar campground. Campers must hike in via a publicly accessible route (via Andersons fire trail or Bedford Road).    

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Applies from Wed 6 Jul 2022, 7.00am to Thu 25 Aug 2022, 4.00pm. Last reviewed: Thu 4 Aug 2022, 8.31pm

Other planned events: Notice of 1080 program

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) is conducting a ground baiting program in Bouddi National Park from Wednesday 6 July to Thursday 25 August 2022.

The operation will use 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of foxes.

The program is designed to minimise predator impacts on wildlife, especially threatened species.

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 local Girrakool NPWS area office for more information on 02 4320 4200.

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Applies from Thu 9 Jun 2022, 1.54pm to Wed 31 Aug 2022, 5.00pm. Last reviewed: Wed 6 Jul 2022, 3.06pm

Closed areas: Areas closed due to upgrades at Apple Tree Bay boat ramp

The following areas will be closed until mid to late August 2022 while upgrades to the Apple Tree Bay boat ramp and wharf area are underway:

  • pedestrian bridge
  • boat ramp pontoon
  • partial closure of boat ramp
  • removal of fish cleaning table

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the local NPWS office on 02 8448 0400.

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Applies from Mon 30 May 2022, 9.13am. Last reviewed: Thu 28 Jul 2022, 8.14am

Safety alerts: Road closures

All roads in Watagans National Park are unsealed, and not readily accessible by 2WD vehicles. Closed roads include:

  • Watagan Forest Road
  • Carrolls Road

The closures are due to rain and 4WD damage. Please do not drive on these roads as they are hazardous, and recovery vehicles may not be able to reach a stranded vehicle driver.

For more information, please call the NPWS Lake Munmorah area office on 02 4972 9000.

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Applies from Wed 18 Aug 2021, 5.01pm. Last reviewed: Wed 27 Jul 2022, 4.53pm

Closed parks: Prospect Nature Reserve closed public

Prospect Nature Reserve is closed to the public indefinitely as it's part of a Special Water catchment area. There is no public access at any time.

If you wish to visit the Prospect Reservoir area, Andrew Campbell Reserve on William Lawson Drive has picnic tables, playground and toilet facilities.

For more information about visiting Andrew Campbell Reserve, please contact Sydney Water on 13 20 92. 

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Applies from Thu 28 Sep 2017, 11.12am. Last reviewed: Mon 15 Aug 2022, 2.07pm

Closed parks: Kemps Creek Nature Reserve closed

This park is closed due to Phytophthora contamination, unless the closure is otherwise extended or removed.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please call the NPWS Cumberland area office on 02 4572 3100.

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Applies from Wed 6 Apr 2022, 9.47am. Last reviewed: Thu 23 Jun 2022, 3.02pm

Closed areas: Tracks and trails closed due to severe weather

Some tracks and trails in Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park are closed from 9am, Wednesday 6 April 2022 until further notice due to severe weather.

The following areas are closed:

  • Bairne to Bonnie Doon track (Coasters Retreat)
  • Berowra track to Apple Tree Bay
  • Mackerel trail from The Basin trail to Sinclair Point
  • Mount Kuring-gai track to Berowra Station

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

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Applies from Tue 1 Mar 2022, 10.46am. Last reviewed: Thu 16 Jun 2022, 3.54pm

Closed areas: Kalkari Discovery Centre closed

Kalkari Discovery Centre is closed until further notice due to damage from severe weather.

For more information contact Bobbin Head Information Centre on 02 9472 8949.

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Applies from Tue 29 Mar 2022, 2.44pm. Last reviewed: Thu 2 Jun 2022, 12.29pm

Closed areas: Two Creeks track closed for maintenance

Part of Two Creeks track is closed from Tuesday 29 March 2022 until further notice due to track maintenance.

The closed area is the section of Two Creeks track between the Eastern arterial track entrance and Gordon Creek track intersection.

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

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Applies from Sat 17 Oct 2020, 10.59pm. Last reviewed: Thu 2 Jun 2022, 9.39am

Closed areas: North Head partial closure

Some parts of North Head in Sydney Harbour National Park are closed due to fire damage and geological instability. The closed areas include:

  • Bluefish Point
  • Wastewater Treatment Plant emergency access road
  • Fairfax lookouts

The following areas are closed while upgrades are underway:

  • North Head Scenic Drive is closed to vehicles from NPWS carpark 1 from Monday 25 October 2021 to July 2022.
  • Fairfax walking track is closed until to November 2022.
  • NPWS carparks 1 and 2 are closed until July 2022
  • There is no bus or large vehicle access past Q station

These closures may be extended without notice.

Open areas include:

  • Q Station
  • North Head Sanctuary and Bella Vista Cafe (entry via North Fort)
  • Parking areas at North Fort
  • The track between Shelly Beach and Bluefish Drive
  • Bluefish Drive to the Avenue of Honour
  • Collins Flat Beach
  • Collins Beach Road

Do not enter the closed areas. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact the National Parks Contact Centre on 1300 072 757 (13000 PARKS) or Sydney North area office on 02 9451 3479 between 9.30am and 4.00pm, Monday to Friday.

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Applies from Mon 30 May 2022, 1.04pm. Last reviewed: Mon 30 May 2022, 1.07pm

Closed areas: Clark Island closure

Clark Island will be closed to the general public from 7th to the 9th June inclusively. NPWS area office 9337 7000.

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Applies from Thu 24 Mar 2022, 12.27pm to Fri 30 Sep 2022, 11.59pm. Last reviewed: Thu 16 Jun 2022, 9.19am

Other planned events: 1080 Fox Baiting Program in the Capertee Valley

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) will be conducting a baiting program using manufactured baits, fresh meat baits and/or Canid Pest Ejectors containing 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of foxes. The program will be continuous and ongoing between the 1st of April 2022 and the 30th September 2022 in Wollemi National Park.  The program is to protect the endangered Brush Tail Rock Wallaby.

The following trails will be used as a part of this program:

  • Capertee River Trail, downstream (East) of the Coorongooba Campground
  • Canobla Gap Fire Trail
  • Capertee River North Trail

 

All baiting locations will be 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.

 

For further information please call NPWS Mudgee area office on 02 6370 9000.

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Applies from Wed 13 Apr 2022, 10.37am. Last reviewed: Tue 14 Jun 2022, 1.47pm

Safety alerts: Prickly Ridge Road 4WD only

Prickly Ridge Road between Watagan Forest Road and Cut-Rock Road is suitable only for 4WD vehicles.

To prevent further damage visitors are asked to avoid this area and other trails in the Reserve that are still slippery and potentially hazardous.  

For further information, please contact the Central Coast Area Office at Lake Munmorah on 02 4972 9000.

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Applies from Fri 13 May 2022, 11.58am. Last reviewed: Tue 26 Jul 2022, 11.36am

Closed areas: Scheyville National Park - areas closed for ground pest control operation

All of Scheyville National Park excluding Longneck Lagoon will be closed from between sunset to sunrise, Monday 16 May to Friday 1 July 2022, for ground pest control operations.

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

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Applies from Thu 28 Apr 2022, 1.16pm to Wed 30 Nov 2022, 11.59pm. Last reviewed: Tue 3 May 2022, 2.20pm

Other planned events: Notice of Ongoing 1080 program

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) is conducting ongoing ground baiting programs in Blue Mountains National Park from Monday 2nd May to Wednesday 2nd November 2022.

The operation will use meat baits, meat bait products and canid pest ejectors containing 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 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 local Kanangra NPWS area office at Oberon on 6336 6200 for more information.

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Applies from Fri 29 Apr 2022, 9.10am to Fri 9 Dec 2022, 11.59pm. Last reviewed: Mon 30 May 2022, 8.55am

Other planned events: Notice of ongoing 1080 program

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) is conducting ongoing ground baiting programs in Wollemi National Park on the following dates:

  • Wollemi-Yengo and Mudgee areas: Monday 9 May to Wednesday 9 November 2022
  • Kanangra area: Monday 2 May to Wednesday 2 November 2022

The operation will use meat baits, meat bait products and canid pest ejectors containing 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 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 local NPWS Area office for more information:

  • Kanangra area at Oberon: 02 6336 6200
  • Wollemi-Yengo area at Bulga: 02 6574 5555
  • Mudgee area at Mudgee: 02 6370 9000

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Applies from Fri 29 Apr 2022, 8.50am to Fri 9 Dec 2022, 11.59pm. Last reviewed: Mon 30 May 2022, 8.54am

Other planned events: Notice of ongoing 1080 program

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) is conducting an ongoing ground baiting program in Goulburn River National Park from Monday 9 May to Wednesday 9 November 2022.

The operation will use meat baits, meat bait products and canid pest ejectors containing 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 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 local NPWS Mudgee Area office for more information on 02 6370 9000.

Applies from Fri 29 Apr 2022, 8.29am to Fri 9 Dec 2022, 11.59pm. Last reviewed: Mon 30 May 2022, 8.54am

Other planned events: Notice of ongoing 1080 program

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) is conducting ongoing ground baiting programs in Gardens of Stone National Park on the following dates:

  • Mudgee area from Monday 9 May 2022 to Wednesday 9 November 2022
  • Kanangra area from Monday 2 May 2022 to Wednesday 2 November 2022

The operation will use meat baits, meat bait products and canid pest ejectors containing 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 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 local NPWS Area office for more information:

  • Kanangra area at Oberon: 02 6336 6200
  • Mudgee area at Mudgee: 02 6370 9000.

Applies from Tue 15 Feb 2022, 2.59pm. Last reviewed: Tue 31 May 2022, 8.40am

Closed areas: Shepherds Gully Road closed due to storm damage

Shepherds Gully Road and Sternbecks Line walking track are closed until further notice due to storm damage.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact the Wollemi Yengo area office on 02 6574 5555. 

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Applies from Thu 25 Sep 2014, 3.40pm to Wed 31 Aug 2022, 10.48am. Last reviewed: Sun 22 May 2022, 8.19am

Closed areas: Lemon Tree Forest Road partial closure for roadworks

The section of Lemon Tree Forest Road, between Prickly Ridge Road and Yambo Forest Road, in Jilliby State Conservation Area is closed to all vehicles for reconstruction. This closure will remain in place due to severe erosion and 4WD vehicle damage. Rain has delayed the work again.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the NPWS 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 20 Apr 2022, 4.38pm. Last reviewed: Thu 21 Apr 2022, 12.13pm

Other planned events: Cadmans Cottage public tours suspended

Cadmans Cottage public tours are suspended until further notice. 

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Applies from Tue 19 Apr 2022, 2.40pm to Fri 9 Dec 2022, 4.00pm. Last reviewed: Thu 19 May 2022, 3.13pm

Other planned events: Notice of ongoing 1080 Program

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) is conducting an ongoing ground baiting program in Dharug National Park, Manobalai Nature Reserve, Parr State Conservation Area, Wollemi State Conservation Area, and Yengo National Park from Monday 9th May 2022 to Wednesday 9th November 2022.

 

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 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 local Bulga NPWS Office for more information on (020 6574 5555,

 

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Applies from Sun 22 Mar 2015, 2.11pm. Last reviewed: Fri 13 May 2022, 4.26pm

Closed areas: Waratah Native Gardens picnic area closed

Waratah Native Gardens picnic area is closed until further notice. This includes Gorge walking track. No access to the area is permitted. 

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact the NPWS Hawkesbury-Nattai area office on 02 4588 2400 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Tue 25 Jan 2022, 4.10pm. Last reviewed: Wed 13 Apr 2022, 11.37am

Closed areas: Berowra walking track closure

Berowra walking track, from Berowra to Apple Tree bay, including the Mount Ku-ring-gai access track, is closed until further notice.

There is a significant threat of rockfalls due to slope instability, caused by recent weather events. NPWS will further assess the track and carry out necessary repair works.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the local NPWS office on 02 8448 0400 or call 1300 072 757 (13000 PARKS).

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Applies from Tue 22 Mar 2022, 4.24pm. Last reviewed: Fri 22 Apr 2022, 4.35pm

Safety alerts: Campbells Point Road Temp Closure - Jilliby SCA

Campbells Point Road and Campbells Point Link Road in the southern section of Jiiliby State Conservation Area will be closed from Wednesday 23 March to Friday 1st April 2022.

The closure is to enable major roadworks to repair the fire trail, for future wildfire response and hazard reduction burning.

Please stay off the fire trail and follow directions on signage, and of NPWS staff and contractors.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For further information please contact the NPWS Lake Munmorah area office on 02 4972 9000.

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Applies from Fri 21 May 2021, 1.11pm to Wed 30 Nov 2022, 11.59pm. Last reviewed: Tue 1 Mar 2022, 11.40am

Other planned events: Temporary fencing at West Head lookout

West Head lookout is open to visitors, and temporary fencing has been installed at the lookout for public safety. Upgrades will take place from July to October 2022.

Please do not enter the fenced area. Nearby walking tracks remain open.

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Applies from Wed 10 Feb 2016, 3.18pm. Last reviewed: Tue 1 Mar 2022, 11.22am

Closed areas: Flat Rock track partial closure

The section of Flat Rock track from the Killarney Drive entrance to the Downpatrick Street entrance, is permanently closed where the old track passes through private property near Killarney Point.

Please note:

  • 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 Forestville area office on 02 9451 3479 between 9.30am and 4pm, Monday to Friday.

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Applies from Thu 17 Feb 2022, 3.56pm to Mon 5 Dec 2022, 3.58pm. Last reviewed: Thu 7 Apr 2022, 5.46pm

Closed areas: Shark Beach closed during construction of replacement seawall

Replacement of the Nielsen Park seawall commenced on Tuesday 1 March 2022. Shark Beach, the promenade and kiosk are closed, and event and accommodation bookings for Nielsen Park will be suspended during the construction period (approximately 9 months).

From Tuesday 1 March 2022, closed areas:

  • Shark Beach and promenade
  • Nielsen Park kiosk, restaurant, Surf Club and Halbert Pavilion 
  • Steel Point Cottage and Gardners Cottage 

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the local NPWS office or visit the project web page for more information.

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Applies from Thu 27 Jan 2022, 1.23pm to Thu 1 Dec 2022, 1.26pm. Last reviewed: Thu 27 Jan 2022, 4.42pm

Closed areas: Gardener's cottage closed due to construction

Gardeners Cottage is closed from March to December 2022 due to seawall construction at Shark Beach. 

For more information, please contact the local office.

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Applies from Mon 9 Jul 2018, 11.06am. Last reviewed: Thu 25 Nov 2021, 2.36pm

Closed areas: Fort Denison closed

Fort Denison will be closed until late 2022.

Conservation and upgrade works are currently underway. Key elements include the construction of a new accessible wharf and maintenance and upgrade to buildings and services. Fort Denison will be closed to visitors until these works have been complete.

Penalties apply for non-compliance.

Standard work hours during the construction phase will be between:

  • 7am and 6pm Monday to Friday
  • 8am and 1pm on Saturday

Noise monitoring stations will be set up in Kirribilli and Cremorne to check any over-water noise so that it does not exceed legal levels. It is not expected to be high.

For more information, visit the project webpage or call the NPWS Sydney South area office on 02 9337 5511. 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: Wed 22 Dec 2021, 8.15am

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 Thu 11 Nov 2021, 8.32am to Mon 3 Oct 2022, 8.34am. Last reviewed: Mon 13 Dec 2021, 8.35am

Safety alerts: River crossings to campgrounds

Vehicle access to the following camping areas is via natural river bed crossings that require 4WD capability, and are subject to flooding:

  • Wollemi National Park -  Newnes (Cricket Pitch camping area only)
  • Turon National Park - all camping areas
  • Marrangaroo National Park - main camping area
  • Abercrombie River National Park - all camping areas
  • Kanangra Boyd National Park - Kowmung river crossing 

River levels can rise rapidly with heavy rain falling upstream. Please check the weather forecast before leaving home.

 

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Applies from Sun 25 Apr 2021, 11.48pm. Last reviewed: Mon 29 Nov 2021, 3.35pm

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. As the work is complex, it is unsure when the shelters will reopen. 

Signage and security fencing will be erected around closed shelters as they 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 Fri 1 Oct 2021, 9.47am. Last reviewed: Mon 25 Oct 2021, 8.51am

Closed areas: Toilet closures in Lane Cove National Park

Some toilets within this park will be closed during the week, opening only on weekends, public holidays and during school holidays. The closed toilets are at:

  • Carters Creek (Area 9)
  • Scribbly Gums (Area 17)
  • Haynes Flat (Area 32)

Please note: This does not apply to bookings. Where there are bookings, toilets will be opened.

For more information, please contact the NPWS Chatswood area office on 02 8448 0400.

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Applies from Wed 31 Mar 2021, 11.53am. Last reviewed: Sun 7 Nov 2021, 9.24am

Closed areas: Bluefish Point closed

The Bluefish Point bushland area is closed to public access for public safety and to protect important plant and animal communities. For your safety and to help conserve the landscape, please stay on sign-posted walking tracks when visiting Sydney Harbour National Park.

The Shelly Beach to Bluefish walking track is open.

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Applies from Sun 27 Jun 2021, 9.50am. Last reviewed: Thu 15 Jul 2021, 10.05am

Other incidents: COVID-19 safety advice

Please plan ahead when visiting this park. Popular precincts may be closed at short notice to ensure visitation levels do not exceed COVID-19 social distancing requirements.

Due to the developing COVID-19 situation in NSW, please consult the latest NSW Government news and updates about COVID-19 for advice on required safety measures before visiting a park.

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's not possible to park your vehicle or to maintain a COVID-safe distance from other visitors.

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Applies from Mon 16 Nov 2020, 4.30pm. Last reviewed: Mon 4 Jan 2021, 10.08am

Safety alerts: Protect your picnic - native birds may steal your food

Birds at Nielsen Park are attempting to steal food from visitors' picnics and tables due to unauthorised feeding of local native birds. To try and reduce this unwanted behaviour, NPWS is asking visitors to not actively feed any wildlife and to please bring suitable methods to cover your food. These include storage containers with sealed lids or an umbrella to cover your picnic to reduce food visibility and access.

Please note, it is illegal to feed wildlife in a national park. NPWS officers are monitoring the area and fines apply if visitors are seen actively feeding birds and promoting this unwanted behaviour.

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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 9 Jul 2020, 2.52pm. Last reviewed: Mon 10 Aug 2020, 9.06am

Closed areas: Sugarloaf carpark closed

Sugarloaf car park is no longer open to the public. We apologise for any inconvenience.

For more information, please contact Chatswood Area office on 02 8448 0400 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/volunteer-activities/gentlemans-halt-bushcare-camp/local-alerts

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