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Mitchell Park walking tracks

Cattai National Park

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Current alerts in this area

Last reviewed: Fri 7 August 2020, 11.13am

Applies from Fri 7 Aug 2020, 11.09am to Mon 10 Aug 2020, 11.10am. Last reviewed: Fri 7 Aug 2020, 11.13am.

Closed areas: Cattai National Park - Mitchell Park closed

The Mitchell Park area of Cattai National Park is closed due to heavy rainfall.

Applies from Tue 21 Jul 2020, 9.15am to Fri 25 Sep 2020, 10.00am. Last reviewed: Wed 22 Jul 2020, 9.56am.

Closed areas: Parts of Cattai and Scheyville National Parks closed for pest control operation

The following parts of Cattai and Scheyville National Parks will be closed each night between sunset and sunrise until Friday 25 September 2020:

  • Mitchell Park picnic area
  • Mitchell Park walking tracks
  • Migrant Heritage walk
  • Scheyville Camp precinct
  • Scheyville horse riding trails

These areas will be closed for a pest control operation. The closed areas will reopen each day. For more information, call the NPWS Scheyville area office on 02 4580 2750.

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Applies from Tue 21 Jul 2020, 9.15am to Fri 25 Sep 2020, 10.00am. Last reviewed: Wed 22 Jul 2020, 9.56am

Closed areas: Parts of Cattai and Scheyville National Parks closed for pest control operation

The following parts of Cattai and Scheyville National Parks will be closed each night between sunset and sunrise until Friday 25 September 2020:

  • Mitchell Park picnic area
  • Mitchell Park walking tracks
  • Migrant Heritage walk
  • Scheyville Camp precinct
  • Scheyville horse riding trails

These areas will be closed for a pest control operation. The closed areas will reopen each day. For more information, call the NPWS Scheyville area office on 02 4580 2750.

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Applies from Fri 27 Mar 2020, 11.27am. Last reviewed: Wed 15 Jul 2020, 11.45am

Closed areas: Visitor areas closed

Many COVID-19 restrictions have now been lifted from visitor precincts and facilities. However, several tracks and trails will remain closed while upgrades and remediation works are completed. These closures include: 

  • Monday 22 June 2020 until further notice - Pogsons Trig trail will be closed while upgrade and remediation works are happening
  • Twin Beaches campground and toilet block remain closed until further notice while upgrade works are conducted
  • Tunks Ridge campground remains closed until further notice while staff assess safety concerns 

The walking track between the end of Canoelands Ridge trail and Gentlemans Halt campground is now accessible. If you plan to visit, walk with caution as some sections of the track may be obstructed by fallen debris.

The closing of toilets and other facilities will be decided on a case-by-case basis, with necessary site assessments considering 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.

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 or police.

For more information regarding 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 Wed 19 Feb 2020, 9.27am. Last reviewed: Thu 19 Mar 2020, 3.53pm

Safety alerts: Marramarra Ridge public access road - drive with caution

The Marramarra Ridge public access road, from Bloodwood Road to the Marramarra Ridge trail gate, should be driven slowly and with care in 2WD vehicles. The road surface has become rough and potholed due to wear and tear, compounded by impacts from heavy rains in February 2020. Roadworks are scheduled to occur prior to July 2020.

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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/mitchell-park-walking-tracks/local-alerts

Park info

  • in Cattai National Park in the Sydney and surrounds region
  • Cattai National Park opens at 8am and closes at 5pm (May to September) or 8pm (October to April). The park may have to close at times due to poor weather or fire danger.

  • Park entry fees:

    $8 per vehicle per day (including motorbikes). The park has coin-operated pay and display machines - please bring credit card or correct coins.

    Buy annual pass
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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.

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Orange banksia flowers in open woodland, Cattai National Park. Photo: John Spencer/OEH