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America Bay walking track

Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park

Current alerts in this area

There are no current alerts in this area.

Nearby alerts

Applies from Thu 16 May 2019, 2.06pm to Fri 31 May 2019, 5.00pm. Last reviewed: Thu 16 May 2019, 4.02pm

Other planned events: Somersby Falls walking track - closed for survey work

Somersby Falls walking track may be closed for short periods between 8am and 4pm, Monday to Friday, for routine survey work.

For up-to-date closure information please call the NPWS Central Coast area office, Somersby on 02 4320 4200.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please call the NPWS Central Coast area office on 02 4320 4200 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Mon 6 May 2019, 1.59pm to Sat 25 May 2019, 1.59pm. Last reviewed: Fri 17 May 2019, 4.25pm

Other planned events: Fox trapping program

A fox trapping program will be undertaken in Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park from Monday 6 May to Saturday 25 May 2019. Areas where trapping is underway will be signposted. Please keep to the centre of formed tracks. Some areas may be closed temporarily. Signage will be in place around any closed areas.

This program is part of the southern brown bandicoot Saving our Species program. For more information, please call Project Officer Vera O'Donovan on 02 4784 7333.

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Applies from Mon 6 May 2019, 8.00am to Mon 3 Jun 2019, 5.00pm. Last reviewed: Fri 26 Apr 2019, 10.00am

Other planned events: 1080 wild dog baiting program

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) will be undertaking 1080 poison (sodium fluoroacetate) ground baiting for wild dog and fox control in Brisbane Water National Park. The program will start on Monday 6 May and finish by Monday 3 June 2019.

Domestic pets, including dogs, are not permitted in national parks or reserves. Neighbours and visitors are reminded that 1080 baits are lethal to domestic pets.

All areas will have 1080 baiting signs at access points to areas where baiting is taking place. In the event of accidental poisoning, seek immediate veterinary assistance.

We suggest that working dogs be restrained to ensure they do not enter the baiting location during poisoning operations. Or, muzzle dogs if they need to work the baiting location during and after the baiting program.

This baiting program is being carried out as part of a broader coordinated control program to reduce the impacts of wild dogs on stock and wildlife. If you would like to be involved in the cooperative program, please call Greater Sydney Local Land Services on 1300 795 299.

For further information, please call the NPWS Central Coast area office on 02 4320 4200.

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Applies from Tue 30 Apr 2019, 4.00am to Tue 25 Jun 2019, 7.00pm. Last reviewed: Fri 26 Apr 2019, 10.00am

Other planned events: 1080 fox baiting program

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) will be using 1080 poison (sodium fluoroacetate) for fox control as buried baits in Bouddi National Park. The program will start on Tuesday 30 April 2019 and finish by Tuesday 25 June 2019.

Domestic pets, including dogs, are not permitted in national parks or reserves. Neighbours and visitors are reminded that 1080 poison baits are lethal to domestic pets.

All areas will have 1080 baiting signs at access points to areas where baiting is taking place. In the event of accidental poisoning, seek immediate veterinary assistance.

We suggest that working dogs be restrained to ensure they do not enter the baiting location during poisoning operations. Or, muzzle dogs if they need to work the baiting location during and after the baiting program.

This program is being carried out as part of a broader coordinated control program to reduce the impacts of foxes on wildlife. If you would like to be involved in the cooperative program, please call Greater Sydney Local Land Services on 1300 795 299.

For further information, please call the NPWS Central Coast area office on 02 4320 4200.

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

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

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

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Applies from Tue 10 Apr 2018, 7.00am to Sat 31 Aug 2019, 6.00pm. Last reviewed: Tue 5 Feb 2019, 2.50pm

Other planned events: Mooney Mooney Creek Bridge maintenance works

NSW Roads and Maritime Services are undertaking essential maintenance work on Mooney Mooney Creek Bridge, Old Pacific Highway. Users of the Great North Walk may experience temporary delays at this location between 7am and 6pm, Monday to Friday and between 8am and 1pm on Saturdays.

The anticipated completion date is August 2019.

For further details about the proposed maintenance work, visit the RMS project webpage. Alternatively, contact the NPWS Central Coast area office on 02 4320 4200 or by email.

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Applies from Fri 1 Feb 2019, 1.00am to Wed 31 Jul 2019, 11.59pm. Last reviewed: Thu 18 Apr 2019, 10.29am

Other planned events: 1080 fox baiting program underway

1080 fox baiting program will occur from Friday 1 February 2019 to Wednesday 31 July 2019 in Garigal National Park. The 1080 poison (sodium fluoroacetate) will be buried baits or ejector capsules which are laid on tracks and trails. Do not touch baits or ejector devices as they contain poison. The 1080 poison is lethal to dogs and cats, and pet owners are reminded that domestic animals are not permitted in national parks.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For further information during business hours please call the NPWS Sydney North (Forestville) area office on 02 9451 3479 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Fri 1 Feb 2019, 1.01am to Wed 31 Jul 2019, 11.59pm. Last reviewed: Thu 18 Apr 2019, 10.29am

Other planned events: 1080 fox baiting program underway

1080 fox baiting program will occur from Friday 1 February 2019 to Wednesday 31 July 2019 in Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park. The 1080 poison (sodium fluoroacetate) will be buried baits or ejector capsules which are laid on tracks and trails. Do not touch baits or ejector devices as they contain poison. 1080 is lethal to dogs and cats, and pet owners are reminded that domestic animals are not permitted in national parks.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For further information during business hours please call the NPWS Sydney North (Forestville) area office on 02 9451 3479 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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

Closed areas: Flat Rock track - partial closure

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

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

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

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Applies from Mon 29 Sep 2014, 1.49pm. Last reviewed: Mon 24 Oct 2016, 10.38am

Closed areas: Old Wagstaffe trail

There is no public access available through private property to Old Wagstaffe trail. Signs indicate 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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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/america-bay-walking-track/local-alerts

Park info

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

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

    $12 per vehicle per day.

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

    Buy an annual pass.
    • Bobbin Head Information Centre
      02 9472 8949
      Contact hours: 10am to 4pm daily. 9am to 4pm during summer school holidays, closed 12pm-12:30pm. Closed Christmas Day.
    • Bobbin Head, Ku-ring-gai Chase Road, Mount Colah NSW 2080
    • Email: bobbin.head@environment.nsw.gov.au
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Emergency services

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America Bay track, Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park. Photo: NSW Government