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Ridge walking track

Georges River National Park

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Nearby alerts

Applies from Mon 16 Jan 2023, 9.52am to Wed 31 Jan 2024, 10.00am. Last reviewed: Thu 19 Jan 2023, 11.19am

Closed areas: Part of Palm Jungle loop track closed for upgrades

The eastern section of Palm Jungle loop track will be closed for 12 months, between 16 January 2023 to 31 January 2024.

This is because we are upgrading the track.

The section of Palm Jungle Loop track affected is between Burning Palms and Werrong Lookout.

  • You can still walk this section of The Coast Track if you divert via Garawarra Farm and Burgh Ridge Trail.
  • You can still walk to Figure 8 Pools along the beach from Burning Palms.

For more information please call the Royal National Park Visitor Centre on 02 9542 0648.

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Applies from Fri 23 Dec 2022, 2.36pm to Tue 28 Feb 2023, 2.36pm. Last reviewed: Wed 25 Jan 2023, 8.35am

Other planned events: Summer road closures

Royal National Park can be extremely busy in summer. Some parts of the park may be closed at short notice when carparks are full or for other public safety reasons.

Areas likely to be affected by carpark closures or access restrictions when precincts reach capacity are:

  • Wattamolla picnic area and Wattamolla Road
  • Garawarra Farm carpark and Garawarra Farm Road (Figure 8 Pools carpark)
  • Bonnie Vale picnic area
  • Audley precinct

Please note that, due to a landslide, Transport for NSW has closed Garie Road at the intersection with Sir Bertram Stevens Drive. Vehicles and pedestrians will not be able to use any part of Garie Road to access any part of Royal National Park. A reopening date for this road is not currently known, but is expected to be in mid to late 2023.

For up-to-the-minute closure information please check the Royal National Park Twitter account or the Live Traffic NSW website.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the Royal National Park Visitor Centre on 02 9542 0648.

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Applies from Mon 9 Jan 2023, 8.00am to Wed 15 Feb 2023, 6.00pm. Last reviewed: Thu 22 Dec 2022, 1.40pm

Closed areas: Areas closed due to helicopter operations

Helicopter operations will take place from 7am to 5pm on Wednesday 15 February 2023. During this time the following areas will be closed:

  • Pool Flat picnic area
  • Reids Flat picnic area
  • Bus Stop Flat picnic area
  • Honeymoon track

Please follow directions of NPWS staff in all affected areas.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For further information please contact the Royal National Park Visitor Centre on 02 9542 0648.

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Applies from Sat 13 Aug 2022, 12.00pm to Tue 31 Jan 2023, 11.59pm. Last reviewed: Wed 25 Jan 2023, 8.34am

Closed areas: North Era campground closed

North Era campground is closed until further notice due to the effects of flooding and nearby closures of sections of Royal Coast track.

The area will re-open once it is safe to do so.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the Royal National Park Visitor Centre on 02 9542 0648.

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Applies from Wed 7 Dec 2022, 7.00am to Wed 31 May 2023, 5.00pm. Last reviewed: Wed 7 Dec 2022, 11.13am

Other planned events: Honeymoon track closure

Honeymoon track will be closed on weekdays from Wednesday 1 March 2023 to Wednesday 31 May 2023 for upgrade works.

The track will be open on Saturdays, Sundays and public holidays during the closure period.

Works may be extended due to wet weather. For more information, contact the local NPWS office.

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Applies from Sun 17 Apr 2022, 2.11pm. Last reviewed: Wed 25 Jan 2023, 8.33am

Closed areas: Werrong Beach track closed

Werrong Beach track is closed due to a landslip. Further information will be available following a geotechnical assessment.

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Applies from Fri 6 May 2022, 11.03am. Last reviewed: Thu 5 Jan 2023, 2.07pm

Safety alerts: Curra Moors track in poor condition

Sections of Curra Moors fire trail and walking loop track are in poor condition due to erosion. Please use caution and be aware of unstable edges.

Planning for repairs is in progress. For more information, contact the local NPWS office.

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Applies from Tue 12 Jul 2022, 4.30pm. Last reviewed: Wed 28 Dec 2022, 6.41pm

Closed areas: Garie Road closed due to damage

Garie Road is closed until further notice due to damage to the road surface.

This road may remain closed for some time to allow for extensive repairs. A reopening date is not currently known.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. Please check Live Traffic NSW for updates before driving to Garie Beach.

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Applies from Tue 12 Jul 2022, 10.16am. Last reviewed: Wed 25 Jan 2023, 8.34am

Safety alerts: Landslip on Lady Carrington Drive

Lady Carrington Drive has been impacted by recent rain. The surface is eroded and waterlogged. Use caution on rough and slippery surfaces.

A portion of the track has been impacted by a landslip. Please travel through this section without stopping.

For more information contact the local area office.

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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/ridge-walking-track/local-alerts

Park info

  • in Georges River National Park in the Sydney and surrounds region
  • Georges River National Park is open from 6am to 7.30pm during daylight savings (6am – ­6.30pm at other times) but may have to close at times due to poor weather or fire danger.

  • Park entry fees:

    $8 per vehicle per day. The park has coin-operated pay and display machines at the gate. Please bring correct coins, as no change is given. You can also pay for your visit via the Park’nPay app.

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Emergency services

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