Applies from Fri 29 Sep 2023, 12.00am. Last reviewed: Fri 6 Oct 2023, 2.51pm
Fire bans: Park Fire Ban
A park fire ban is in place in this park and remains in effect unless otherwise extended or removed. During park fire ban periods, all campfire and solid fuel (wood, heat beads, charcoal, briquettes, hexamine) barbecues and stoves are prohibited. Gas and electric barbecues and cookers are permitted as long as:
They're under direct control of an adult
The ground within 2m of the barbecue is cleared of all flammable materials
There's an adequate supply of water (minimum of a bucket)
If a Total Fire Ban is in place, different rules apply.
Applies from Thu 5 Oct 2023, 8.54am to Wed 31 Jan 2024, 8.55am. Last reviewed: Tue 14 Nov 2023, 7.55am
Other planned events: Birrawanna track maintenance works
Track maintenance works will take place on the Birrawanna track till end of January 2024, weather dependent. Please be mindful of machinery on the trail and follow the directions of workers. Visitors may experience some delays.
Gibberagong walking track is partially closed until further notice from Grosvenor Street fire trail to the Rainforest track. The Gibberagong boardwalk is open. There is a threat of rockfalls due to slope instability. NPWS is in the process of carrying out necessary repair works.
Applies from Mon 31 Jul 2023, 11.22pm to Thu 1 Feb 2024, 4.24am. Last reviewed: Thu 3 Aug 2023, 2.29pm
Other planned events: 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 Tuesday 1 August 2023 and Wednesday 31 January 2024 in Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park. Don’t touch baits or ejector devices. Penalties apply for non-compliance.
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.
For more information, contact the NPWS Forestville area office on 02 9451 3479 or Lane Cove area office on 02 8448 0400 (during business hours). For after hours enquiries, contact the National Parks Contact Centre on 1300 056 294.
Berowra walking track is partially closed until further notice from Waratah Bay to Apple Tree Bay, including the Mount Ku-ring-gai access track. Berowra walking track from Berowra Station to Waratah Bay is open for use.
There is a threat of rockfalls due to slope instability caused by recent weather events. NPWS is in the process of carrying out necessary repair works.
Applies from Sat 1 Jul 2023, 8.19am to Sun 31 Dec 2023, 6.00pm. Last reviewed: Mon 13 Nov 2023, 9.30am
Other planned events: Notice of fire trail maintenance program
NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service is undertaking fire trail maintenance works at various locations throughout Brisbane Water National Park. Work is expected to be completed by the 31 December 2023 (pending suitable weather conditions).
The maintenance work will repair damaged surfaces, drainage assets and infrastructure that supports and is essential to the ongoing operation of the trails as well as maintaining vegetation clearances.
Trails will remain open for the duration of the construction works, with adequate signage and diversions (if required) in place.
Please contact the the local Central Coast area office on 02 4320 4200 for more information.
Applies from Wed 30 Sep 2020, 11.54am to Wed 31 Jan 2024, 6.00am. Last reviewed: Mon 13 Nov 2023, 9.30am
Safety alerts: Ironbark Road access to picnic area - Last 850m 4WD only
The last 850m along Ironbark Road (Crown Road) to access Ironbark picnic area is currently limited to 4WD vehicles only. This section is not suitable to conventional 2WD vehicles due to a severely eroded hill along the Crown Road. Visitors to this section of the park travelling by conventional 2WD vehicles will have to walk the last 850 metres to access to the start of the park and Ironbark picnic area.