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Bairne walking track

Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park

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Applies from Sat 1 Apr 2023, 7.39am. Last reviewed: Sat 1 Apr 2023, 7.42am

Other planned events: Temporary fencing at West Head lookout

Temporary fencing has been installed at West Head lookout for public safety. The lookout is open to visitors but please do not enter the fenced area. Upgrades will take place from April to November 2023 and nearby walking tracks remain open.

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Applies from Mon 9 Jan 2023, 1.00am to Fri 30 Jun 2023, 5.00pm. Last reviewed: Fri 31 Mar 2023, 1.16pm

Closed areas: Berowra walking track closed

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

There is a threat of rockfalls due to slope instability caused by recent weather events. NPWS is in the process of carrying 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 Fri 31 Mar 2023, 8.37am to Fri 28 Jul 2023, 5.00pm. Last reviewed: Fri 31 Mar 2023, 8.42am

Other planned events: Bobbin Inn Cafe closure

Bobbin Inn Cafe in Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park will be closing until further notice. The last day of trade is Monday 10 April 2023 (Easter Monday). For further information please call the local NPWS office on (02) 8448 0400.

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Applies from Thu 15 Dec 2022, 4.29pm. Last reviewed: Thu 30 Mar 2023, 5.01pm

Closed areas: North Mackerel track closed and Mackerel trail partially closed

North Mackerel track is permanently closed due to a potential risk of rockfalls and unstable cliff edges in the Great Mackerel Beach area.

The only designated land access to or from Great Mackerel Beach is via Mackerel track to the north, which intersects with Resolute track.

Due to land instability and risk to personal safety, there is no through or return access to or from the following places:

  • The south end of Great Mackerel Beach via The Basin or Mackerel trail
  • The west of Great Mackerel Beach via North Mackerel track, which is closed.

Please remember the risks associated with visiting natural areas, including rock falls, unstable edges, falling branches and interactions with wildlife.

For more information, contact the local NPWS office.

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Applies from Thu 30 Mar 2023, 9.25am to Sat 1 Apr 2023, 5.00pm. Last reviewed: Thu 30 Mar 2023, 4.04pm

Other planned events: Jabulani trail running event

The Jabulani Challenge trail run event is taking place in the Bobbin Head precinct of Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park on Saturday 1 April 2023.

Races are run from 7am until 3.30pm and will impact:

  • The Sphinx, Murrua and Warrimoo tracks
  • Bobbin Head trail

Please be aware that the Bobbin Head area will be heavily utilised due to the trail run and other park closures within the area.

For further information please call the NPWS Contact Centre on 1300 072 757 or Bobbin Head Information Centre on (02) 9472 8949

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Applies from Wed 1 Mar 2023, 11.08am to Fri 21 Apr 2023, 11.11am. Last reviewed: Thu 30 Mar 2023, 3.25pm

Closed areas: Resolute track closed for upgrade

Resolute track is closed between Resolute trail and Resolute beach from Wednesday 1 March to Friday 21 April 2023 while the walking track is being upgraded. The following areas remain open:

  • The section of Resolute track from West Head lookout that joins Mackeral track
  • Mackeral track
  • Resolute beach, accessible by water only

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

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Applies from Mon 5 Dec 2022, 10.07am to Thu 6 Apr 2023, 8.00pm. Last reviewed: Thu 30 Mar 2023, 10.42am

Closed areas: Warrah Trig Road closed to vehicles

Warrah Trig Road is currently closed to vehicles whilst essential maintenance work is undertaken.

The road is open to pedestrians and cyclists. 

The road is expected to re-open on Thursday 6th April 2023.

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

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Applies from Sun 12 Mar 2023, 11.28am to Thu 6 Apr 2023, 11.29am. Last reviewed: Wed 29 Mar 2023, 1.55pm

Other planned events: Bobbin Head trail maintenance works

Trail surface maintenance works will take place on the Bobbin Head trail on weekdays from Monday 13 March 2023 to Friday 6 April 2023 between 7am and 5pm, weather dependent.

Please be mindful of machinery on the trail and follow the directions of NPWS staff. Please expect delays.

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

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Applies from Fri 24 Mar 2023, 9.31am. Last reviewed: Fri 24 Mar 2023, 10.05am

Closed areas: Section of Casuarina track closed for track maintenance

Part of Casuarina track is closed from Thursday 23 March 2023 until further notice due to maintenance on the footbridge.

The closed area is the section of Casuarina track between the end of Boree Road and the Carrol Creek track intersection.

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

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Applies from Mon 23 May 2022, 1.55pm to Fri 30 Jun 2023, 8.00pm. Last reviewed: Wed 15 Mar 2023, 9.24am

Closed areas: Great North walk partial closure

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 reopen 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 Thu 7 Apr 2022, 11.17am to Fri 30 Jun 2023, 8.00pm. Last reviewed: Thu 30 Mar 2023, 10.42am

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 further notice 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 Thu 29 Dec 2022, 2.25pm to Fri 30 Jun 2023, 2.26pm. Last reviewed: Thu 23 Mar 2023, 8.56am

Closed areas: Kariong Brook Waterhole and Waterfall Closed

The waterhole and waterfall at Kariong Brook is closed until further notice due to risk of rockfall.

The adjacent Great North Walk will remain open.

Signs are in place around the closed area.

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

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Applies from Tue 29 Mar 2022, 2.44pm. Last reviewed: Sat 1 Apr 2023, 7.44am

Closed areas: Section of Two Creeks track closed for maintenance

Part of Two Creeks track is closed from Tuesday 29 March 2022 until the end of April 2023 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 Mon 19 Sep 2022, 7.00am to Fri 30 Jun 2023, 6.00pm. Last reviewed: Wed 8 Mar 2023, 2.11pm

Other planned events: Notice of fire trail maintenance program

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) is undertaking fire trail maintenance works in Brisbane Water National Park from Monday 19 September 2022 for a period of up to 9 months (pending suitable weather conditions).

The maintenance work will repair damaged drainage assets and infrastructure that supports and is essential to the ongoing operation of the trails as well as maintaining vegetation clearances.

Trails will remain open for the duration of the construction works, with adequate signage and diversions (if required) in place.

Please contact the the local Central Coast area office on 02 4320 4200 for more information.

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Applies from Tue 31 Jan 2023, 10.52pm to Tue 1 Aug 2023, 3.53am. Last reviewed: Mon 23 Jan 2023, 11.55am

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 February 2023 and 31 July 2023 in Garigal National Park. Don’t touch baits or ejector devices. Penalties apply for non-compliance.

 

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.

For more information, contact the local park office on:

Forestville 9451 3479 (business hours)

NPWS after-hours call centre: 1300 056 294 (after hours)

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Applies from Mon 29 Sep 2014, 1.49pm to Sun 11 Aug 2024, 11.58am. Last reviewed: Mon 20 Mar 2023, 9.09am

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 Central Coast Area office on 02 4320 4200.

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Applies from Mon 19 Sep 2022, 9.36am to Thu 31 Aug 2023, 9.39am. Last reviewed: Thu 9 Mar 2023, 8.34am

Closed parks: Muogamarra Nature Reserve closed

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 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 30 Sep 2020, 11.54am. Last reviewed: Wed 8 Mar 2023, 2.10pm

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 Wed 10 Feb 2016, 3.18pm. Last reviewed: Wed 15 Mar 2023, 3.31pm

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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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/bairne-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. 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.

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