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Monument Hill walking track

Arakoon National Park

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Current alerts in this area

Last reviewed: Thu 29 April 2021, 6.23pm

Applies from Mon 19 Apr 2021, 8.47am to Mon 31 May 2021, 8.00am. Last reviewed: Thu 29 Apr 2021, 6.23pm.

Closed areas: Walking tracks closed due to rain and flooding

The following walking tracks in Arakoon National Park are closed from Monday 19 April to Monday 17 May 2021 due to significant localised rain and flooding which has resulted in unsafe conditions:

  • Monument Hill walking track
  • Powder Magazine walking track
  • Overshot Dam access road

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

Nearby alerts

Applies from Mon 26 Apr 2021, 6.07pm to Mon 17 May 2021, 8.00am. Last reviewed: Fri 7 May 2021, 11.30am

Closed areas: Smoky Cape campground closed

Smoky Cape campground remains closed until Monday 10 May 2021 for repair of storm and flood damage. 

For alternative campgrounds nearby, visit Trial Bay campground at South West Rocks or  Hungry Gate campground in Hat Head National Park.

4WD beach access at Smoky Cape campground is now repaired and has reopened.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the local office on 02 6561 6700.

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Applies from Mon 19 Apr 2021, 8.54am to Mon 17 May 2021, 8.48am. Last reviewed: Mon 3 May 2021, 10.31am

Closed areas: Gap Beach Road access

Road access to Gap Beach North is closed from Monday 19 April to Monday 17 May 2021 due to a significant localised rain event and flooding. Road access to Gap Beach South has now reopened.

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

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Applies from Fri 9 Apr 2021, 4.53pm to Mon 31 May 2021, 8.00am. Last reviewed: Fri 30 Apr 2021, 9.40am

Closed areas: Walking track closures due to unsafe conditions

A number of walking tracks are closed from Monday 5 April to Monday 17 May 2021 due to significant localised rain and flooding resulting in unsafe conditions. The closed tracks are:

  • Jack Perkins track
  • Hungry Road to the junction with Connors track at Kemps Headland
  • Kinchela Trig lookout walk

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

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Applies from Mon 19 Apr 2021, 8.47am to Mon 31 May 2021, 8.00am. Last reviewed: Thu 29 Apr 2021, 6.23pm

Closed areas: Walking tracks closed due to rain and flooding

The following walking tracks in Arakoon National Park are closed from Monday 19 April to Monday 17 May 2021 due to significant localised rain and flooding which has resulted in unsafe conditions:

  • Monument Hill walking track
  • Powder Magazine walking track
  • Overshot Dam access road

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

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Applies from Mon 1 Mar 2021, 11.38am. Last reviewed: Mon 1 Mar 2021, 12.04pm

Closed areas: Area permanently closed - Mermaid Pools

Access to Mermaid Pools is permanently closed including for swimming. Sudden large swells and tides create major waves that wash over the rocks and pools.

Do not access this area. The severe conditions at this site have caused a number of significant injuries and deaths in the past.

Mermaid Pools have never been a designated visitor site due to the extreme nature of the surf and tides at this location. There is no approved public access walking track to Mermaid Pools.

For further information call the NPWS Verges Creek area office on 02 6561 6700.

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Applies from Fri 15 May 2015, 2.27pm. Last reviewed: Mon 1 May 2017, 9.29am

Safety alerts: Potential rock falls - Little Bay and Trial Bay

The granite cliffs surrounding Trial Bay and Little Bay are prone to rock fall. Do not climb cliffs or walk close to cliff edges. For further information please call Trial Bay Gaol on (02) 6566 6168.

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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/monument-hill-walking-track/local-alerts

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