Applies from Tue 24 Jan 2023, 10.00am. Last reviewed: Fri 27 Jan 2023, 3.37pm
Closed areas: Gardeners Cottage closure
Gardeners Cottage will not be available for bookings until 2024. The is because Shark Beach at Nielsen Park is closed to the public for major capital works. For more information call the NPWS Vaucluse office on 02 9337 5511.
Applies from Tue 24 Jan 2023, 5.00pm to Fri 10 Feb 2023, 5.00pm. Last reviewed: Tue 24 Jan 2023, 10.36am
Closed areas: Kimberley Trail - Upgrade works
There will be maintenance works undertaken on Kimberley Kanowar Trail, Garigal National Park starting Wednesday 25th January 2023 until Friday 10th February 2023. Please be mindful of machinery on the trail. Walkers may experience some delays. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the local park office on (02) 9451 3479.
Applies from Tue 31 Jan 2023, 10.52pm to Tue 1 Aug 2023, 3.53am. Last reviewed: Mon 23 Jan 2023, 11.55am
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 1 February 2023 and 31 July 2023 in Garigal 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 local park office on:
Applies from Sat 17 Oct 2020, 10.59pm. Last reviewed: Mon 16 Jan 2023, 9.35am
Closed areas: North Head partial closure
Some parts of North Head in Sydney Harbour National Park are closed due to fire damage and geological instability. The closed areas include:
Wastewater Treatment Plant emergency access road
Do not enter the closed areas.
Open areas include:
North Head Sanctuary and Bella Vista Cafe (entry via North Fort)
Parking areas at North Fort
The track between Shelly Beach and Bluefish Drive
Bluefish Drive to the Avenue of Honour
Collins Flat Beach
Collins Beach Road
Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact the National Parks Contact Centre on 1300 072 757 (13000 PARKS) or Sydney North area office on 02 9451 3479 between 9.30am and 4pm, Monday to Friday.
Applies from Mon 9 Jul 2018, 11.06am. Last reviewed: Fri 9 Dec 2022, 2.07pm
Closed areas: Fort Denison closed
Fort Denison will be closed until late 2023.
Conservation and upgrade works are currently underway. Key elements include the construction of a new accessible wharf and maintenance and upgrade to buildings and services. Fort Denison will be closed to visitors until these works have been completed.
Applies from Wed 10 Feb 2016, 3.18pm. Last reviewed: Wed 1 Feb 2023, 9.40am
Closed areas: Flat Rock track partial closure
The 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 Forestville area office on 02 9451 3479 between 9.30am and 4pm, Monday to Friday.
Applies from Wed 31 Mar 2021, 11.53am. Last reviewed: Wed 1 Feb 2023, 9.39am
Closed areas: Bluefish Point closed
The Bluefish Point bushland area is closed to public access for public safety and to protect important plant and animal communities. For your safety and to help conserve the landscape, please stay on sign-posted walking tracks when visiting Sydney Harbour National Park.
The Shelly Beach to Bluefish walking track is open.
Sydney Harbour National Park is open sunrise to sunset but may have to close at times due to poor weather or fire danger.
Park entry fees:
Bradleys Head carpark: $8 per vehicle per day. North Head carpark: $5 per vehicle per day. There are pay and display machines that accept cards and coins - no change given. Chowder Bay Road parking: Monday-Friday: $3 per hour, to a maximum of $16 per day. Saturday, Sunday and Public Holidays: $4 per hour, to a maximum of $20 per day. If you hold an NPWS All Parks or Multi Parks Pass, you can park free for up to four hours per day - additional time can be purchased. Car parks operated by Sydney Harbour Federation Trust or Mosman Council are not covered by your pass. Please check signs carefully. You can also pay for your visit via the Park’nPay app.
Landing fees or tour fees apply to visit Sydney Harbour islands. All public visitors to Shark, Clark or Rodd Island, need to pay a $7 per person landing fee. To arrange, please contact 1300 072 757 (13000 PARKS). Annual NSW Parks Passes do not cover landing fees.