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Moonee Beach trail

Munmorah State Conservation Area

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Current alerts in this area

Last reviewed: Mon 13 March 2023, 9.03am

Applies from Thu 6 Oct 2022, 1.29pm. Last reviewed: Mon 13 Mar 2023, 9.03am.

Closed areas: Moonee Beach access trail closure

The south Moonee beach access trail located at the northern end of the Moonee Beach fire trail will be closed indefinitely due to cultural heritage sensitivity.

Alternate access to the beach is provided via Moonee Beach Trail, or, Hooey Street Catherine Hill Bay.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the local NPWS office on 02 4972 9000.

Upcoming management events

Upcoming management events
Date Event Title
20 June 2023 Closed parks Closed Areas: Area temporarily closed for pest control operation Details

Applies from Tue 20 Jun 2023, 7.03am to Wed 21 Jun 2023, 10.04pm. Last reviewed: Sat 29 Apr 2023, 10.15am

The NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) will be conducting pest control operations between the hours of 9pm Tuesday 20th June until 05:30 am Wednesday 21st June 2023.

This program will target rabbits and foxes. It aims to reduce the significant impact they have on native plants and animals, including threatened species and recreational areas.

Warning closure signs will be placed at visitor entry points to areas of the park that will be closed during these operations. Please do not enter closed areas during this time, this includes beaches and rock platforms.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information phone the National Parks local area office on 4972 9000.


Nearby alerts

Applies from Thu 2 Feb 2023, 2.42pm to Fri 30 Jun 2023, 5.00pm. Last reviewed: Mon 29 May 2023, 11.10am

Closed areas: Wangi Circuit Link Walking Track is closed

Wangi Circuit Link walking track will be intermittently closed for track maintenance from Friday 3 February 2023 to Friday 30 June 2023. 

You can still access Wangi Circuit walking track from Reserve Road.

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

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Applies from Fri 4 Jan 2019, 1.28pm to Sun 31 Dec 2023, 1.38pm. Last reviewed: Mon 22 May 2023, 10.19am

Closed areas: Morisset Picnic Area Closed

The Morisset section of Lake Macquarie State Conservation Area is closed from Thursday 20 December 2019. There is now no public access to the following areas:

  • The  Morisset Hospital site
  • Lake Macquarie State Conservation Area foreshore
  • Morisset picnic area.

Alternative picnic areas are located in the Lake Macquarie Council area in and around the Morisset and Bonnells Bay foreshores. There is no public access to view the kangaroos that frequent the hospital site. Members of the public can contact the hospital administrative office on 02 4973 0222. 

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the NPWS Lake Munmorah area office on 02 4972 9000 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Wed 7 Dec 2022, 5.39pm to Mon 27 Jan 2025, 5.40pm. Last reviewed: Wed 8 Mar 2023, 8.40am

Closed areas: Area closed - Pink Caves

Pink Caves are closed to visitors because they are extremely unsafe to visit.

The caves are filled with water at high tide. Even at low tide they can be dangerous, as ocean swell sends unpredictable waves sweeping into the caves and across the rock shelf. Sudden rogue waves can cause serious injury and may drag visitors across the rocks or out to sea.

There’s no lifeguard service in this area and access for emergency services is limited. There’s no approved walking track to this location. Access to the caves involves walking over a rock shelf which is slippery, uneven and dangerous.

Visitors should take care when traversing all rock shelves and coastal areas located within Munmorah State Conservation Area.

For further information call the NPWS Lake Munmorah office on 02 4972 9000.

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Applies from Wed 3 Aug 2022, 12.57pm. Last reviewed: Wed 31 May 2023, 9.24am

Safety alerts: Rock fishing safety

Rock fishing is a popular activity for many national park visitors and your safety whilst fishing is important. Parts of the NSW Central Coast are a declared high risk area due to large swells and hazardous surf conditions. In these high risk areas under the NSW Rock Fishing Safety Act 2016, you are required by law to wear an appropriate life jacket. This includes children and anyone helping you fish. This is regulated by NSW Fisheries and poses an on the spot $100 fine if non-compliant.

Before rock fishing you should always:

Stay safe, always watch the local conditions, never turn your back on the ocean and never fish alone.

If you’re in doubt don’t go out.

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Local alerts

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Park info

  • in Munmorah State Conservation Area in the Sydney and surrounds and North Coast regions
  • Spring/summer open hours

    Munmorah State Conservation Area is open 5.30am–9pm, from the start of the NSW school holiday period in September (Friday) until 1 May.

    Autumn/winter open hours

    Munmorah State Conservation Area is open 5.30am–7pm, from 1 May until the day before the start of the NSW September school holidays (Friday).

  • Park entry fees:

    $8 per vehicle per day. The park has pay machines that accept both card and coins.

    Buy annual pass
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Emergency services

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