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Forest walk to Sublime Point track

Illawarra Escarpment State Conservation Area

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Applies from Fri 11 Jun 2021, 10.42am to Fri 2 Jul 2021, 10.43am. Last reviewed: Fri 11 Jun 2021, 2.40pm

Closed areas: Warumbul Road and picnic area closed

The unsealed section of Warumbul Road is closed at the intersection of Rathane Road on week days from Tuesday 15 June to Friday 3 July 2021 for road maintenance work. This means there will be no access to Warumbul picnic area on week days during the road closure. The closure may be extended if weather delays are experienced.  

The sealed section of Warumbul Road will remain open for visitors accessing the Youthworks properties and cottages. 

Pedestrians and other road users should expect increased truck movements during this time. Visitors are advised to exercise caution. 

Any extension to this closures will be advised as soon as they are known. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information email or call the Royal National Park Visitor Centre or the local NPWS office on 02 9542 0648.

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Applies from Mon 26 Apr 2021, 1.23pm to Sun 31 Oct 2021, 8.00pm. Last reviewed: Fri 11 Jun 2021, 10.55am

Closed areas: Wattamolla lower loop carpark and picnic area closed

Improvements to the lower loop carpark and picnic area have commenced. These works are estimated to take approximately 6 months, and the carpark and picnic area will will reopen in October 2021.

Alternative access through Wattamolla for the Royal Coast track will be available and signposted.

Access to the beach, amenities building, upper carpark areas and Providential Point will remain open.

Due to the temporary closure of the lower loop carpark, please note:

  • Large vehicles and buses over 8.8m cannot access Wattamolla
  • Do not enter Wattamolla Road from Sir Bertram Stevens Drive
  • There is no safe area to park or manoeuvre at Wattamolla or along Wattamolla Road

For more information call the Royal National Park Visitor Centre on 02 9542 0648.

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Applies from Mon 31 May 2021, 7.00am to Fri 16 Jul 2021, 4.00pm. Last reviewed: Fri 4 Jun 2021, 12.01pm

Closed areas: Sublime Point walking track closure

Sublime Point walking track is closed for essential maintenance from 7am, Monday 31 May and will re-open at 4pm, Friday 16 July 2021. 

Part of Forest loop walk track between Sublime Point to Foothill Road will also be closed.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information call the NPWS Illawarra area office on 02 4224 4188 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Fri 21 May 2021, 5.00pm to Sun 27 Jun 2021, 5.00pm. Last reviewed: Mon 31 May 2021, 10.05am

Other planned events: Weekend trail upgrade works

Contractors will be conducting trail upgrade works in the Cawley Road trail area (including on weekends) until Tuesday 27 July 2021. Temporary track closures may be in place and machinery may be operating on the trails.

Take care and follow the instructions of traffic controllers on site.

For more information please call Royal National Park Visitor Centre on 02 9542 0648.

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Applies from Thu 6 May 2021, 9.53am to Wed 30 Jun 2021, 9.53am. Last reviewed: Mon 17 May 2021, 4.06pm

Safety alerts: Notice of weed control works

Weed control work will be underway in isolated and remote areas of this park until Wednesday 30 June 2021. An authorised herbicide may be used, and signs will be in place where work is underway.

For further information call 02 9542 0669.

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Applies from Wed 19 Sep 2018, 8.33am. Last reviewed: Fri 9 Apr 2021, 1.35pm

Closed areas: Bonnie Vale campground

Bonnie Vale campground is currently closed to allow for the remediation of asbestos containing material surfacing onsite. It will remain closed until further notice.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information please visit:

You can also visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

Bonnie Vale picnic area and Bonnie Vale boat ramp are open and safe for visitors.

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Applies from Mon 22 Mar 2021, 6.00am to Wed 30 Jun 2021, 2.56pm. Last reviewed: Fri 19 Mar 2021, 12.36pm

Closed areas: The Coast track at Burning Palms - major upgrade

The Coast track at Burning Palms will be subject to closures due to a major upgrade taking place from Monday 22 March to 30 June 2021.

The track will be closed every Monday (8am) to Thursday (4pm) during the closure period. The track will remain open every Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

These works will affect access to:

  • Figure 8 Pools
  • Palm Jungle loop track
  • The Coast track between Burning Palms and Otford lookout

For further information please visit the Environment, Energy and Science website or contact the Royal National Park Visitors Centre on 02 9542 0648.

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Applies from Fri 30 Oct 2020, 6.00am to Wed 30 Jun 2021, 8.00pm. Last reviewed: Thu 4 Mar 2021, 10.41am

Closed areas: Audley boatshed - conservation and repair works

The Audley Boatshed will be undergoing important conservation and repair works. Boat hire is suspended and the boatshed, its slipway and a part of the carpark to the west will be closed during this period. Allambie Flat picnic area and carpark remains open. Details on these works are available from the Audley Precinct upgrades webpage.

For more information please call the Royal National Park Visitor Centre on 02 9542 0648.

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Applies from Wed 13 Jan 2021, 12.04pm to Mon 31 Jan 2022, 12.05pm. Last reviewed: Sun 14 Feb 2021, 3.51pm

Closed areas: Lake Eckersley campground

Lake Eckersley campground in Heathcote National Park is closed indefinitely. The nearest remote camp site is located at Kingfisher Pools. 

For further information contact the Audley Visitor Centre on 02 9542 0648.

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Applies from Fri 14 Aug 2020, 12.09pm. Last reviewed: Fri 21 Aug 2020, 1.24pm

Safety alerts: Diversion on Mount Keira Ring track

The staircase on the western side of Mount Keira Road at the junction of Mount Keira Road and Queen Elizabeth Drive has been closed off for repairs. Please follow the relevant signage for a slight detour to the ring track at the crossing of Queen Elizabeth Drive.

If completing the loop in a clockwise direction: head north uphill of the closed staircase for roughly 50m until you come to an opening by the road. Take care crossing the road at this point and re-join the track at the usual entry point to the eastern side of the loop.

If completing the loop in an anticlockwise direction: when you get to Queen Elizabeth Drive crossing head north for roughly 50m from the point of entry to the western side of the loop. Re-join the track at this point.

For more information, please contact the local NPWS office.

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Local alerts

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Park info

  • in Illawarra Escarpment State Conservation Area in the South Coast region
  • Illawarra Escarpment State Conservation Area is always open but may have to close at times due to poor weather or fire danger. However, it is recommended that bushwalking only be undertaken during daylight hours because of the presence of cliff edges and other hazards.

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