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America Bay walking track

Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park

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Applies from Tue 29 Sep 2020, 3.45pm to Sun 11 Oct 2020, 5.00pm. Last reviewed: Tue 29 Sep 2020, 4.17pm

Other planned events: Stepping Stone Crossing walking track - Increased visitation

This is a popular location and will close at short notice if needed to ensure visitation levels do not exceed safe capacity. We encourage you to, as needed, (1) plan your visit outside of the peak periods of 11am to 2pm (2) explore lesser-known spots, (3) check this alert again before leaving home.

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Applies from Tue 29 Sep 2020, 3.42pm to Sun 11 Oct 2020, 5.00pm. Last reviewed: Tue 29 Sep 2020, 4.16pm

Other planned events: Davidson Park picnic area and boat ramp - Increased visitation

This is a popular location and will close at short notice if needed to ensure visitation levels do not exceed safe capacity. We encourage you to (1) plan your visit outside of the peak periods of 11am to 2pm (2) explore lesser-known spots, (3) check this alert again before leaving home and (4) ensure you have made an online booking prior to your arrival.

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Applies from Tue 29 Sep 2020, 3.38pm to Sun 11 Oct 2020, 5.00pm. Last reviewed: Tue 29 Sep 2020, 4.16pm

Other planned events: Akuna Bay boat ramp - Increased visitation

This is a popular location and will close at short notice if needed to ensure visitation levels do not exceed safe capacity. We encourage you to, as needed, (1) plan your visit outside of the peak periods of 11am to 2pm (2) explore lesser-known spots, (3) check this alert again before leaving home.

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Applies from Tue 29 Sep 2020, 3.35pm to Sun 11 Oct 2020, 5.00pm. Last reviewed: Tue 29 Sep 2020, 4.16pm

Other planned events: The Basin campground and picnic area - Increased visitation

This is a popular location and will close at short notice if needed to ensure visitation levels do not exceed safe capacity. We encourage you to (1) plan your visit outside of the peak periods of 10am to 2pm (2) explore lesser-known spots, (3) check this alert again before leaving home and (4) ensure you have made an online booking prior to your arrival.

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Applies from Tue 29 Sep 2020, 3.31pm to Sun 11 Oct 2020, 5.00pm. Last reviewed: Tue 29 Sep 2020, 4.15pm

Other planned events: Salvation Creek picnic area - Increased visitation

This is a popular location and will close at short notice if needed to ensure visitation levels do not exceed safe capacity. We encourage you to (1) plan your visit outside of the peak periods of 11am to 2pm (2) explore lesser-known spots, (3) check this alert again before leaving home.

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Applies from Tue 29 Sep 2020, 3.27pm to Sun 11 Oct 2020, 5.00pm. Last reviewed: Tue 29 Sep 2020, 4.14pm

Other planned events: West Head area - Increased visitation

This is a popular location and will close at short notice if needed to ensure visitation levels do not exceed safe capacity. We encourage you to (1) plan your visit outside of the peak periods of 10am to 2pm (2) explore lesser-known spots, (3) check this alert again before leaving home.

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Applies from Tue 29 Sep 2020, 3.24pm to Sun 11 Oct 2020, 5.00pm. Last reviewed: Tue 29 Sep 2020, 4.14pm

Other planned events: Resolute picnic area - Increased visitation

This is a popular location and will close at short notice if needed to ensure visitation levels do not exceed safe capacity. We encourage you to (1) plan your visit outside of the peak periods of 11am to 2pm (2) explore lesser-known spots, (3) check this alert again before leaving home.

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Applies from Tue 29 Sep 2020, 3.21pm to Sun 11 Oct 2020, 5.00pm. Last reviewed: Tue 29 Sep 2020, 4.13pm

Other planned events: Barrenjoey Lighthouse area - Increased visitation

This is a popular location and will close at short notice if needed to ensure visitation levels do not exceed safe capacity. We encourage you to (1) plan your visit outside of the peak periods of 10am to 2pm (2) explore lesser-known spots, (3) check this alert again before leaving home.

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Applies from Tue 29 Sep 2020, 10.25am to Mon 5 Oct 2020, 10.00am. Last reviewed: Tue 29 Sep 2020, 12.53pm

Closed areas: Pipeline, Rocky Creek and Kimberley Canowar trail closed

Some parts of Garigal National Park are closed for hazard reduction burning Friday 2 October to Monday 5 October 2020. The closed areas are:

  • Pipeline trail
  • Rocky Creek trail
  • Kimberley Canowar trail

Penalties apply for non-compliance. This burn is called NPWS Rocky Creek HR. For more information, contact the local NPWS office or visit the Rural Fire Service website.

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Applies from Thu 24 Sep 2020, 10.03am to Mon 21 Dec 2020, 5.00pm. Last reviewed: Thu 24 Sep 2020, 3.01pm

Closed areas: Bouddi coastal walk upgrade

Bouddi coastal walk will be closed between Little Beach and Mourawaring Moor trail from Monday 12 October to Monday 21 December 2020.

This is to ensure the safety of visitors and contractors during track upgrade and construction works on Bouddi coastal walk (Little Beach walking track). No pedestrian access is possible and no detour is in place during this closure. 

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

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Applies from Fri 10 Jul 2020, 11.31am to Fri 30 Oct 2020, 11.31am. Last reviewed: Thu 24 Sep 2020, 2.20pm

Closed areas: Warrah Trig Road closed to vehicles

In the interest of public safety, Warrah Trig Road in Brisbane Water National is closed to vehicles. This is due to damage to the road surface. Maintenance work is planned to repair the road, pending suitable weather conditions:

  • Signs will be in place around closed areas
  • Pedestrian access is permitted

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

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Applies from Thu 2 Jan 2020, 3.24pm to Fri 1 Jan 2021, 1.00am. Last reviewed: Tue 15 Sep 2020, 9.56am

Other planned events: Forestville office closed to public – still taking phone calls and emails

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

Passes can be purchased online or by phone:

Online:

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

Phone:

National Parks Contact Centre on 1300 072 757

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Applies from Sat 21 Mar 2020, 8.00am to Mon 30 Nov 2020, 8.50am. Last reviewed: Mon 7 Sep 2020, 11.06am

Closed areas: Maitland Bay Information Centre closed

Maitland Bay Visitor Centre in Bouddi National Park is closed from Saturday 21 March 2020 until further notice.

For more information, contact the local NPWS office on 02 4320 4200.

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Applies from Wed 10 Feb 2016, 3.18pm. Last reviewed: Fri 4 Sep 2020, 10.12am

Closed areas: Section of Flat Rock track closed

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

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

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

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Applies from Tue 31 Mar 2020, 10.41am. Last reviewed: Tue 1 Sep 2020, 1.50pm

Closed areas: Changes to Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park precinct closures

Many COVID-19 restrictions have now been lifted from visitor precincts and facilities In Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park. However, several tracks and trails will remain closed while upgrades and remediation works are completed. These closures include Bobbin Head playground.

Berowra track, between Apple Tree Bay and the intersection of Mount Ku-ring-gai track, has now reopened. However if you plan to visit, walk with caution as some sections of the track remain uneven. 

Please remember to practice appropriate social distancing requirements and good hygiene. From Saturday 13 June 2020, the maximum group size for an outdoor gathering will be increasing from 10 to 20 people. Groups are still expected to maintain social distancing. If you arrive at a national park or other public space and it is too crowded to practice social distancing, it is your responsibility to leave the area. Do not wait to be instructed by NPWS staff or police.

The closure of toilets and other facilities will be decided on a case-by-case basis. Necessary site assessments will take place to consider the management of health and safety risk to visitors and staff, and available resourcing to maintain facilities. Access to sanitation products and running water cannot be guaranteed. We recommend bringing hand soap, hand wipes and toilet paper with you to maintain good hygiene as advised by the NSW Government.

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

For more information about closures, call the NPWS Contact Centre on 1300 072 757, the NPWS North Western Sydney area office on 02 8448 0400 or the NPWS Sydney North area office on 02 9451 3479.

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

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Applies from Tue 12 May 2020, 12.20pm to Fri 30 Oct 2020, 12.21pm. Last reviewed: Tue 1 Sep 2020, 11.17am

Closed areas: Bobbin Head playground

Bobbin Head playground is closed for renovation. NSW National Parks is constructing a nature-based play area with discovery themes. We thank all our visitors for their patience and support.

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Applies from Thu 11 Jun 2020, 9.17am to Mon 30 Nov 2020, 9.18am. Last reviewed: Tue 1 Sep 2020, 11.16am

Other planned events: Warrimoo walking track closure

Warrimoo walking track is partially closed Mondays to Thursdays from Monday 29 June 2020 until mid November 2020. Essential upgrade works include helicopter operations scheduled for Tuesday 11 August 2020. The track is closed from Warrimoo fire trail to the junction of Warrimoo track and Sphinx track.

Sphinx Memorial to Bobbin Head loop track will remain open.

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Applies from Fri 31 Jul 2020, 10.05am. Last reviewed: Fri 31 Jul 2020, 12.00pm

Closed parks: Muogamarra Nature Reserve public access season

Muogamarra Nature Reserve will not be opened to the public this August or September 2020 to manage the risk of COVID-19 transmission. The nature reserve is a protected site so visitation is strictly limited to registered opportunities for cultural and environmental learning. Following risk assessment processes, it has been determined that the safest course of action is to suspend public access, including face-to-face guided tours in 2020.

We look forward to recommencing a public access season for this reserve in 2021.

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.

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Applies from Fri 31 Jul 2020, 10.57am to Mon 1 Feb 2021, 10.58am. Last reviewed: Mon 17 Aug 2020, 8.06am

Other planned events: 1080 fox baiting program

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service will be conducting a baiting program in Garigal National Park between Saturday 1 August 2020 and Sunday 31 January 2021. The program involves the use of manufactured baits, fresh baits and Canid Pest Ejectors (CPEs) containing 1080 poison (sodium fluroacetate) for the control of foxes. The operation is continuous and ongoing. Don’t touch baits or ejector devices.

All baiting locations are signposted.

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 during business hours. Alternatively, call the NPWS after-hours call centre on 1300 056 294.

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Applies from Fri 31 Jul 2020, 10.43am to Mon 1 Feb 2021, 10.44am. Last reviewed: Mon 17 Aug 2020, 8.05am

Other planned events: 1080 pest management

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service will be conducting a baiting program in Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park between Saturday 1 August 2020 and Sunday 31 January 2021. The program involves the use of manufactured baits, fresh baits and Canid Pest Ejectors (CPEs) containing 1080 poison (sodium fluroacetate) for the control of foxes.

The operation is continuous and ongoing. Don’t touch baits or ejector devices. Penalties apply for non-compliance.

All baiting locations are will be signposted.

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.

For more information, contact the NPWS Forestville area office on 02 9451 3479 or the NPWS Lane Cove area office on 02 8448 0400 during business hours.

Call the NPWS after-hours call centre on 1300 056 294 (after hours).

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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.

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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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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).

    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.

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Emergency services

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