Back to previous page

Aboriginal Heritage walk

Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park

Open, check current alerts 

Current alerts in this area

There are no current alerts in this area.

Nearby alerts

Applies from Thu 12 May 2022, 12.57pm to Mon 27 Jun 2022, 5.00am. Last reviewed: Thu 19 May 2022, 2.30pm

Closed areas: Little Beach campground closed due to wet conditions

Little Beach campground is closed until 12am Monday 27 June 2022 due to wet and muddy conditions.

Access to the picnic area and beach will remain open.

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

Affects 1 park and 1 location nearby. Show list

Applies from Mon 9 May 2022, 3.16pm. Last reviewed: Tue 17 May 2022, 1.32pm

Closed areas: Long trail and Cowan trail closed for track upgrades

Some parts of this park are closed from Monday 16 May to Friday 27 May 2022 while tracks are being upgraded. The closed areas are:

  • Long trail
  • Cowan trail

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

Affects 1 park nearby. Show list

Applies from Wed 27 Apr 2022, 2.27pm to Sun 5 Jun 2022, 8.00pm. Last reviewed: Mon 16 May 2022, 10.25am

Closed areas: Great North walk closed

Great North walk (excluding vehicle management trails and public roads) in the following parks is closed until further notice due to damage from recent severe weather events:

  • Brisbane Water National Park
  • Palm Grove Nature Reserve
  • Jilliby State Conservation Area

Flooding, damaged infrastructure and impassable trail surfaces have been reported.

For your safety, please avoid these areas until damage assessments can be made and any safety issues rectified. This area will re-open as soon as it is safe for visitors.

The following vehicle management trails will remain open:

  • Brisbane Water National Park
    • Pearl Beach to Patonga fire trail
    • Warrah Trig Road
    • Vah Dahls fire trail
    • Dillons fire trail
    • Tunnel fire trail
    • Mt Wondabyne fire trail
    • Tommos Loop fire trail
    • Rifle Range fire trail
    • Reservoir Road
  • Palm Grove Nature Reserve
    • Palm Grove management trail
  • Jilliby State Conservation Area
    • Tooheys Road between Forest Road to camping area (take care as road may be slippery)

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the local NPWS office on 02 4320 4200 or call 1300 072 757 (13000 PARKS).

Affects 1 park and 5 locations nearby. Show list

Applies from Fri 13 May 2022, 1.59pm to Fri 10 Jun 2022, 5.00pm. Last reviewed: Fri 13 May 2022, 3.15pm

Closed areas: Maintenance works on Apple Tree Bay Road

From Monday 23 May 2022 for up to 3 weeks,  Apple Tree Bay Road will be reduced to one lane during the week as work is carried out to install a new guard rail. There will traffic controllers in place and motorists may experience short delays. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the local NPWS office on (02) 8448 0400.

Affects 1 park and 1 location nearby. Show list

Applies from Fri 1 Apr 2022, 8.40am. Last reviewed: Wed 18 May 2022, 3.22pm

Closed areas: Gibberagong walking track closed

Gibberagong walking track is closed to all public entry 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 remedial works.

Please note:

  • There is no access to Gibberagong track from Bobbin Head during this time
  • There is no access to Bobbin Head picnic areas for walkers who enter Gibberagong track from Murrua Road or Grosvenor Street.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please call the local office on 02 8448 0400 or 1300 072 757.

Affects 1 park and 1 location nearby. Show list

Applies from Mon 9 May 2022, 7.00am to Fri 24 Jun 2022, 7.00am. Last reviewed: Mon 9 May 2022, 12.23pm

Closed areas: Track upgrade - Maitland Bay walking track closed

Maitland Bay walking track is closed for track upgrades from Monday 9 May to Friday 24 June 2022. The track is closed for contractor and visitor safety.

There is no access to Maitland Bay via this track during the upgrade works. Alternative access to Maitland Bay is via Mount Bouddi walking track or the Coastal Walk from Putty Beach. Please comply with contractor and NPWS staff directions during this closure. 

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

Affects 1 park and 1 location nearby. Show list

Applies from Mon 16 May 2022, 12.06pm to Fri 10 Jun 2022, 12.07pm. Last reviewed: Sat 7 May 2022, 10.29am

Other planned events: Closed areas due to aerial spraying program

A number of trails and visitor areas in Bouddi National Park will be temporarily closed on one day between the dates of Monday 16 May and Friday 10 June 2022, due to an aerial spraying program. The closed areas include:

  • Bouddi Coastal walk
  • Mourawaring Moor trail
  • Second Point trail
  • 72 trail
  • Little Beach trail
  • Little Beach campground and picnic area
  • 78 trail
  • 81 trail
  • Third Point trail
  • Mount Bouddi walking track
  • Maitland Bay walking track
  • Gerrin Point lookout
  • Killcare trail
  • Tallow Beach trail
  • Tallow Beach campground
  • Box Head walking track
  • Flannel Flower walking track
  • Lobster Beach walking track
  • Lobster Beach

These areas will be closed while helicopter spraying of bitou bush is conducted. NPWS staff will be present during the helicopter spray operations. Please follow safety signs and directions by staff. The herbicide used is Metsulfuron-methyl 600WG.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please call the NPWS Central Coast area office on 02 4320 4200 or 02 4972 9000.

Affects 1 park and 9 locations nearby. Show list

Applies from Mon 21 Feb 2022, 7.00am to Fri 20 May 2022, 3.00pm. Last reviewed: Wed 18 May 2022, 5.21pm

Closed areas: Areas closed for track upgrade - Part Coastal Walking Track

A section of Bouddi coastal walk, between Mount Bouddi walking track and Old Quarry trail, is closed from Monday 21 February to Friday 20 May 2022. This is so this part of Bouddi coastal walk can be upgraded. 

Mount Bouddi walking track and Old Quarry trail will remain open.

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

Affects 1 park and 2 locations nearby. Show list

Applies from Sat 7 May 2022, 8.00am to Sun 5 Jun 2022, 6.00pm. Last reviewed: Wed 18 May 2022, 5.19pm

Other planned events: Notice of 1080 aerial baiting program

The NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) is conducting an aerial baiting program in Brisbane Water and Popran National Parks from Sunday 22 May 2022 to Sunday 5 June 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 Central Coast NPWS area office for more information on 02 4320 4200.

Affects 2 parks nearby. Show list

Applies from Fri 15 Apr 2022, 1.15pm to Sun 29 May 2022, 6.00pm. Last reviewed: Thu 28 Apr 2022, 10.18am

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.

Affects 1 park and 4 locations nearby. Show list

Applies from Wed 6 Apr 2022, 9.47am. Last reviewed: Fri 22 Apr 2022, 3.22pm

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
  • Gibberagong
  • Great North walk
  • 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.

Affects 1 park and 5 locations nearby. Show list

Applies from Thu 7 Apr 2022, 11.17am to Thu 30 Jun 2022, 11.19am. Last reviewed: Thu 7 Apr 2022, 11.19am

Closed areas: Brieses fire trail - partial closure

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

Signs are in place around closed areas.

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

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

Affects 1 park nearby. Show list

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).

Affects 1 park and 2 locations nearby. Show list

Applies from Wed 30 Mar 2022, 1.48pm. Last reviewed: Wed 6 Apr 2022, 2.37pm

Safety alerts: Hazardous conditions on tracks and trails

Please be aware hazardous conditions may still exist following recent extreme weather. There is an extra risk of tree fall due to saturated ground. Please avoid waterways and note that tracks and trails may have unstable surfaces or have trees over them. Please proceed with with caution.

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

Affects 1 park nearby. Show list

Applies from Wed 30 Mar 2022, 12.34pm. Last reviewed: Wed 30 Mar 2022, 12.40pm

Closed areas: Bonnie Doon track closed for maintenance

Bonnie Doon track is closed from Wednesday 30 March until further notice due to track maintenance.

The following tracks remain open:

  • Bairne trail
  • Bairne Lookout trail
  • Soldiers Point trail

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

Affects 1 park and 1 location nearby. Show list

Applies from Thu 17 Feb 2022, 11.33am to Fri 29 Jul 2022, 5.00pm. Last reviewed: Thu 14 Apr 2022, 10.04am

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 July 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.

Affects 1 park and 1 location nearby. Show list

Applies from Tue 1 Mar 2022, 10.46am. Last reviewed: Fri 11 Mar 2022, 8.21am

Closed areas: Kalkari Discovery Centre closed due to severe weather

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

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

Affects 1 park and 1 location nearby. Show list

Applies from Thu 3 Mar 2022, 12.05pm. Last reviewed: Fri 11 Mar 2022, 8.03am

Closed areas: Partial closure of Apple Tree Bay toilets

Apple Tree Bay toilets are partially closed from Monday 7 March 2022 for maintenance works. Unisex toilets will still be available.

For further information, please call the local Area office on 02 8448 0400.

Affects 1 park nearby. Show list

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.

Affects 1 park and 1 location nearby. Show list

Applies from Tue 1 Feb 2022, 1.00am to Mon 1 Aug 2022, 1.00am. Last reviewed: Tue 4 Jan 2022, 8.26am

Other planned events: Notice of 1080 pest control program

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 Tuesday 1 February 2022 and Sunday 31 July 2022 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 NPWS Forestville area office on 02 9451 3479 or the NPWS Lane Cove 02 8448 0400 (business hours). Alternatively call the NPWS after-hours call centre on 1300 056 294 (after hours).

Affects 1 park nearby. Show list

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.

Affects 1 park and 1 location nearby. Show list

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.

Affects 1 park nearby. Show list

Applies from Fri 31 Jul 2020, 10.05am. Last reviewed: Thu 18 Mar 2021, 2.03pm

Closed parks: Muogamarra Nature Reserve access

Muogamarra Nature Reserve is only open to the public for 6 weeks every year, around spring time. 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 closures, call the NPWS Contact Centre on 1300 072 757 or the NPWS North Western Sydney area office on 02 8448 0400.

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

Affects 1 park nearby. Show list

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.

Affects 1 park and 5 locations nearby. Show list

Applies from Mon 29 Sep 2014, 1.49pm. Last reviewed: Thu 2 Apr 2020, 1.17pm

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.

Affects 1 park nearby. Show list

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/walking-tracks/aboriginal-heritage-walk/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. You can also pay for your visit via the Park’nPay app.

    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).

    Other fees:

    A $3 per adult, $2 per child landing fee may apply for day visitors to The Basin campground. Please pay at the campground wharf. Landing fees are included in your camping fees.

    Group bookings:

    Under the Plan of Management for this park, prior written approval is required for organised groups of 20 or more people planning to visit this park. Contact the park office before your visit.

    Buy annual pass
See more visitor info

Emergency services

For all NSW fires visit the Rural Fire Service

For the latest information on wildfires in your area please contact the NSW Rural Fire Service.

View all alerts for NSW