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Mount Ku-ring-gai track to Berowra Station

Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park

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Current alerts in this area

Last reviewed: Thu 14 October 2021, 3.46pm

Applies from Fri 1 Oct 2021, 9.50am. Last reviewed: Thu 14 Oct 2021, 3.46pm.

Closed areas: Park visitation - COVID-19 requirements

This is a popular location and will close at short notice if needed to ensure visitation levels do not exceed safe capacity required by COVID-19 social distancing guidelines.

We encourage you to:

  • Plan your visit outside of the peak periods of 10am to 3pm
  • Check this alert before leaving home and again before arriving at the park.
  • Be prepared to move on if it is no longer possible for you to park your vehicle or maintain a COVID-safe distance from other visitors.

Group size restrictions for specific national parks apply. Visitors are still expected to maintain social distancing and good hygiene.

The closure of toilets and other facilities will be decided on a case-by-case basis. Necessary site assessments will take place to consider 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.

For more information about 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.

Applies from Tue 15 Jun 2021, 2.50pm. Last reviewed: Thu 22 Jul 2021, 11.43am.

Closed areas: Mount Ku-ring-gai track to Berowra Station closure

The Whale Platform elevated walkway on Mt Ku-ring-gai walking track is closed due to serious safety concerns.

The platform will be barricaded and signage in place. No access will be permitted across the platform.

The following sections remain open:

  • Walkers from Berowra Station can walk as far as the platform closure point (6.5km one way), before returning to Berowra Station. 
  • Walkers can walk between Mt Ku-ring-gai Station and Apple Tree Bay (3.5km one way)
  • Walkers from Apple Tree Bay or Mt Ku-ring-gai Station can also walk as far as the platform closure point (1km one way from Apple Tree Bay).

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact the North Western Sydney Area office on 02 8448 0400.

Nearby alerts

Applies from Mon 18 Oct 2021, 6.58pm to Thu 30 Dec 2021, 6.58pm. Last reviewed: Tue 19 Oct 2021, 4.04pm

Closed areas: Areas closed for walking track upgrades

A number of areas will be closed from Monday 18 October 2021 for walking track upgrades:

  • Illoura car park
  • Riverside walking track - between the end of the boardwalk and the Boatshed

Works are estimated to take approximately three months (subject to weather conditions). Please follow all safety signage and directions from staff.

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

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Applies from Thu 14 Oct 2021, 10.57am to Thu 11 Nov 2021, 10.57am. Last reviewed: Fri 15 Oct 2021, 4.37pm

Closed areas: Fire trails closed for maintenance work

Access along sections of the following trails may be restricted or closed from 7.30am to 3.30pm, Friday 15 October to Friday 12 November 2021 (subject to weather conditions):

  • Devlins Creek fire trail
  • Pennant Hills fire trail
  • Boundary Road fire trail

Maintenance work is being done on them. This includes vegetation clearing and resurfacing and drainage improvements in accordance with the NSW Rural Fire Service Fire Trail Design, Construction and Maintenance Manual 2017.

Please follow all safety signs and directions from staff.

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

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Applies from Fri 15 Oct 2021, 4.23pm to Fri 19 Nov 2021, 4.24pm. Last reviewed: Mon 18 Oct 2021, 7.51am

Closed areas: Moola toilet closure

The toilet block at Moola picnic area is closed until 19 November 2021 for maintenance.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please call the North Western Sydney area office on 02 8448 0400.

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Applies from Fri 1 Oct 2021, 9.47am. Last reviewed: Fri 15 Oct 2021, 4.19pm

Closed areas: Toilet closures in Lane Cove National Park

Some toilets within this park will be closed during the week, opening only on weekends, public holidays and during school holidays. The closed toilets are at:

  • Carters Creek (Area 9)
  • Scribbly Gums (Area 17)
  • Haynes Flat (Area 32)

Please note: This does not apply to bookings. Where there are bookings, toilets will be opened.

For more information, please contact the NPWS Chatswood area office on 02 8448 0400.

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Applies from Tue 23 Mar 2021, 11.13am to Fri 26 Nov 2021, 11.59pm. Last reviewed: Fri 15 Oct 2021, 4.14pm

Closed areas: Gibberagong boardwalk closed

Gibberagong boardwalk is closed from Tuesday 6 April to the end of November 2021 while the boardwalk is replaced.

  • There is no access to Gibberagong track from Bobbin Head during this time.
  • There is no access to Bobbin Head picnic areas for walkers who enter Gibberagong track from Murrua Road or Grosvenor Street.

Signage and security fencing will be in placed around closed areas.

We apologise for any inconvenience caused and thank you for your patience while we create a safe and enjoyable walking track for the future.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please call the local office on 02 8448 0400 or 1300 072 757.

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Applies from Thu 14 Oct 2021, 11.09am to Thu 9 Dec 2021, 11.10am. Last reviewed: Fri 15 Oct 2021, 3.51pm

Closed areas: Restricted access to Cowan courtesy moorings

The NPWS courtesy moorings in Cowan waters are undergoing annual maintenance. Access to moorings maybe restricted temporarily while works are completed.

Works are due to commence the week beginning Monday 18 October 2021, and will take approximately 2 months to complete (subject to weather conditions).

Please follow all safety signs and directions from staff.

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

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Applies from Fri 1 Oct 2021, 9.50am. Last reviewed: Thu 14 Oct 2021, 3.46pm

Closed areas: Park visitation - COVID-19 requirements

This is a popular location and will close at short notice if needed to ensure visitation levels do not exceed safe capacity required by COVID-19 social distancing guidelines.

We encourage you to:

  • Plan your visit outside of the peak periods of 10am to 3pm
  • Check this alert before leaving home and again before arriving at the park.
  • Be prepared to move on if it is no longer possible for you to park your vehicle or maintain a COVID-safe distance from other visitors.

Group size restrictions for specific national parks apply. Visitors are still expected to maintain social distancing and good hygiene.

The closure of toilets and other facilities will be decided on a case-by-case basis. Necessary site assessments will take place to consider 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.

For more information about 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 Tue 20 Oct 2020, 11.51am. Last reviewed: Thu 14 Oct 2021, 3.42pm

Other planned events: Lane Cove National Park - increased visitation

This is a popular location and will close at short notice if needed to ensure visitation levels do not exceed safe capacity required by COVID-19 social distancing guidelines.

We encourage you to:

  • Plan your visit outside of the peak periods of 10am to 3pm
  • Check this alert before leaving home and again before arriving at the park.
  • Be prepared to move on if it is no longer possible for you to park your vehicle or maintain a COVID-safe distance from other visitors.

Group size restrictions for specific national parks apply. Visitors are still expected to maintain social distancing and good hygiene.

The closure of toilets and other facilities will be decided on a case-by-case basis. Necessary site assessments will take place to consider 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.

For more information about 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 Mon 11 Oct 2021, 1.19pm to Mon 15 Nov 2021, 1.20pm. Last reviewed: Mon 11 Oct 2021, 1.24pm

Closed areas: Two Creeks Trail

Two Creeks Trail is closed for upgrade works from Friday 11 June 2021 to Monday 15 November 2021.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the NPWS Forestville area office on 02 9451 3479 between 9.30am and 4pm from Monday to Friday.

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Applies from Sun 25 Apr 2021, 11.48pm. Last reviewed: Fri 15 Oct 2021, 4.09pm

Other planned events: Orchard Park shelter restoration

The shelters in Orchard Park at Bobbin Head will be undergoing restoration works from Monday 26 April 2021. As the work is complex, it is unsure when the shelters will reopen. 

Signage and security fencing will be erected around closed shelters as they are progressively repaired. Not all shelters will be closed at once, so you can use the remaining shelters while construction works are completed. 

For more information about closures, 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 Thu 16 Apr 2020, 12.00am. Last reviewed: Fri 8 Oct 2021, 9.02am

Closed areas: Lane Cove Depot Road closed

Lane Cove Depot Road in Lane Cove National Park will be closed from Monday 16 April 2020 until further notice while the road is being upgraded to improve safety for road users. During this time vehicles, cyclists and pedestrians are not permitted to use the road. 

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.

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Applies from Thu 30 Sep 2021, 9.41pm to Tue 26 Oct 2021, 9.43pm. Last reviewed: Thu 7 Oct 2021, 3.26pm

Closed areas: Amenities closed in Davidson Park picnic area

The amenities block in Davidson Park picnic area is closed for maintenance works from Thursday 14 October to Monday 25 October 2021.

The amenities block at Davidson Boat ramp will remain open.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the local NPWS office on 02 9451 3479, 9.30am to 4pm Monday to Friday.

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Applies from Thu 2 Sep 2021, 1.47pm. Last reviewed: Fri 8 Oct 2021, 12.40pm

Closed areas: Kalkari Discovery Centre closed

Kalkari Discovery Centre is closed from Saturday 19 June 2021 until further notice to protect the health and safety of our volunteers, visitors and staff.

Please comply with the current NSW Government COVID-19 rules if visiting your local national park during this time. Check our COVID-19 update page for more information.

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Applies from Fri 1 Oct 2021, 9.44am to Fri 29 Oct 2021, 9.44am. Last reviewed: Fri 8 Oct 2021, 12.07pm

Closed areas: Lane Cove area office closed

The Lane Cove area office will be closed until Friday 29 October 2021 due to the NSW Government COVID-19 stay-at-home restrictions for the Greater Sydney area.

For further information, please email or call 02 8448 0400.

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Applies from Tue 3 Aug 2021, 1.07pm to Mon 1 Nov 2021, 1.00pm. Last reviewed: Mon 20 Sep 2021, 11.29am

Closed areas: The Basin campground and picnic area closed

The Basin campground and picnic area are closed until Monday 1 November 2021 for maintenance. The Basin Engravings and Mackerel service trails are accessible. The Basin trail is closed past the Mackerel service trail intersection.

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

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Applies from Wed 10 Feb 2016, 3.18pm. Last reviewed: Fri 10 Sep 2021, 1.00pm

Closed areas: Section of Flat Rock track closed

A 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:

  • 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 Ku-ring-gai Chase area Forestville office on 02 9451 3479.

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Applies from Sun 27 Jun 2021, 10.40am. Last reviewed: Fri 24 Sep 2021, 9.52am

Closed areas: Barbecue and picnic facilities closed due to COVID-19 restrictions

NPWS campgrounds, accommodation, visitor centres, guided tours and high-visitation areas like barbecue and picnic facilities are closed in Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park until further notice as a result of the NSW Government’s stay-at-home restrictions. Find out more on our COVID-19 update webpage.

Please check alerts for closures or call 1300 072 757 for further information. 

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Applies from Fri 21 May 2021, 1.11pm to Sun 30 Jan 2022, 11.59pm. Last reviewed: Fri 24 Sep 2021, 9.50am

Other planned events: West Head lookout - temporary fencing

West Head lookout is open to visitors, and temporary fencing has been installed at the lookout for public safety. Upgrades will take place in 2021-2022.

Please do not enter the fenced area.

Nearby walking tracks remain open.

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Applies from Sat 31 Jul 2021, 9.45am. Last reviewed: Wed 18 Aug 2021, 9.50am

Closed areas: Campgrounds closed due to COVID restrictions

Due to the developing COVID-19 situation in NSW, please consult the latest NSW Government news and updates about COVID-19 for advice on required safety measures before visiting a park.

A number of NPWS campgrounds have been closed due to the COVID restrictions.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. Please check alerts for closures or call 1300 072 757 (13000 PARKS).

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Applies from Sun 1 Aug 2021, 1.00am to Tue 1 Feb 2022, 1.00am. Last reviewed: Thu 22 Jul 2021, 4.01pm

Other planned events: Notice of 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 Sunday 1 August 2021 and Monday 31 January 2022 in Lane Cove National Park.

Don’t touch baits or ejector devices. 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.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the Forestville office 02 9451 3479 or Lane Cove office on 8448 0400.

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Applies from Sun 1 Aug 2021, 1.00am to Tue 1 Feb 2022, 1.00am. Last reviewed: Thu 22 Jul 2021, 4.00pm

Other planned events: Notice of 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 Sunday 1 August 2021 and Monday 31 January 2022 in Garigal National Park.

Don’t touch baits or ejector devices. 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.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the Forestville office 02 9451 3479 or Lane Cove office on 8448 0400.

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Applies from Sun 1 Aug 2021, 1.00am to Tue 1 Feb 2022, 1.00am. Last reviewed: Thu 22 Jul 2021, 3.59pm

Other planned events: Notice of pest control program

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 Sunday 1 August 2021 and Monday 31 January 2022 in Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park.

Don’t touch baits or ejector devices. 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.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the Forestville office 02 9451 3479 or Lane Cove office on 8448 0400.

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Applies from Sun 27 Jun 2021, 9.50am. Last reviewed: Thu 15 Jul 2021, 10.05am

Other incidents: COVID-19 safety advice

Please plan ahead when visiting this park. Popular precincts may be closed at short notice to ensure visitation levels do not exceed COVID-19 social distancing requirements.

Due to the developing COVID-19 situation in NSW, please consult the latest NSW Government news and updates about COVID-19 for advice on required safety measures before visiting a park.

We encourage you to:

  • Plan your visit outside of the peak periods of 10am to 3pm.
  • Check this alert before leaving home and again before arriving at the park.
  • Be prepared to move on if it's not possible to park your vehicle or to maintain a COVID-safe distance from other visitors.

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Applies from Tue 15 Jun 2021, 2.50pm. Last reviewed: Thu 22 Jul 2021, 11.43am

Closed areas: Mount Ku-ring-gai track to Berowra Station closure

The Whale Platform elevated walkway on Mt Ku-ring-gai walking track is closed due to serious safety concerns.

The platform will be barricaded and signage in place. No access will be permitted across the platform.

The following sections remain open:

  • Walkers from Berowra Station can walk as far as the platform closure point (6.5km one way), before returning to Berowra Station. 
  • Walkers can walk between Mt Ku-ring-gai Station and Apple Tree Bay (3.5km one way)
  • Walkers from Apple Tree Bay or Mt Ku-ring-gai Station can also walk as far as the platform closure point (1km one way from Apple Tree Bay).

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact the North Western Sydney Area office on 02 8448 0400.

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Applies from Tue 29 Oct 2019, 2.58pm. Last reviewed: Tue 6 Apr 2021, 7.39am

Safety alerts: Swimming safety in Berowra Valley National Park

Swimming is not advisable in Berowra Creek at certain times as the water may be subject to variable pollution levels and algal blooms. Please refer to the Hornsby Shire Council website before swimming in Berowra Creek. Alternatively you can call the Hornsby Council 24 hour information line on 9847 6666 or the Algal information line on 1800 999 457.

Swimming at Fishponds is not advised at any time due to heavy water pollution.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the NPWS Chatswood area office on 02 8448 0400 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Fri 31 Jul 2020, 10.05am. Last reviewed: Thu 18 Mar 2021, 2.03pm

Closed parks: Muogamarra Nature Reserve access

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 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 Thu 9 Jul 2020, 2.52pm. Last reviewed: Mon 10 Aug 2020, 9.06am

Closed areas: Sugarloaf carpark closed

Sugarloaf car park is no longer open to the public. We apologise for any inconvenience.

For more information, please contact Chatswood Area office on 02 8448 0400 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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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/mount-kuringgai-track-to-berowra-station/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.

    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.

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Emergency services

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