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Sublime Point walking track

Illawarra Escarpment State Conservation Area

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Current alerts in this area

Last reviewed: Fri 5 July 2024, 10.52am

Applies from Wed 2 Mar 2022, 12.47pm. Last reviewed: Wed 26 Jun 2024, 10.19am.

Closed areas: Sublime Point walking track closed

Sublime Point walking track is closed until further notice. The track is currently being repaired or upgraded. As soon as the track can be safely re-opened, NPWS alerts will be updated.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information call the NPWS Illawarra area office on 02 4224 4188 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

Applies from Mon 9 Jan 2023, 2.36pm. Last reviewed: Fri 5 Jul 2024, 10.52am.

Closed areas: Partial Closure to Forest Walk

The Forest Walk is affected by the closure of Sublime Point walking track until further notice. There is no access between Sublime Point and Austinmer. Sublime Point walking track is currently being repaired or upgraded. As soon as the track can be safely reopened, NPWS alerts will be updated.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information call the NPWS Illawarra area office on 02 4224 4188 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

Nearby alerts

Applies from Tue 24 Oct 2023, 10.56am to Sun 1 Dec 2024, 5.00pm. Last reviewed: Fri 5 Jul 2024, 10.12am

Closed areas: The Coast track partial closure

Walking the full length of The Coast track from Otford to Bundeena or Bundeena to Otford is not currently possible due to several track closures along its length. These closures are necessary due to erosion, rockfall risk and ongoing track upgrade works.

Please note the following closures:

  • Palm Jungle Loop track between Burning Palms, Werrong lookout is closed for track upgrades and storm impact remediation until December 2024.
  • The Garie to Little Garie section of The Coast track is closed due to hazardous rockfalls and erosion.
  • North Era campground is closed until further notice.
  • Garie Road, Garie Beach and the Garie precinct is closed until further notice due to damage and subsidence of the road surface. Walkers approaching from the north (e.g. from Wattamolla or Bundeena) should exit the track via Curra Moors track.

Bushwalker access is available for the following sections of The Coast track:

  • South bound access - Bundeena to Curra Moors track via Wattamolla and return only. No access to Garie Beach.
  • North bound access - is via Garawarra Farm Ridge trail and Burgh Ridge track to North Era and return, during track upgrades.
  • Figure 8 Pools access - Access via Garawarra Farm only to Garawarra Ridge trail and Burgh Ridge track.   

For further information please contact the Royal National Park Visitor Centre on 02 9542 0648.

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Applies from Wed 12 Jun 2024, 7.00am to Fri 30 Aug 2024, 4.00pm. Last reviewed: Wed 3 Jul 2024, 3.56pm

Other planned events: Ironbark Flat picnic area partial closure

Some sections of Ironbark Flat picnic area, particularly near the river foreshore, will be closed from Wednesday 12 June 2024 until the end of August 2024, dependant on conditions. The closure is due to post-flood turf repairs and to allow the new turf to establish.

Please take note of signage and barriers in place protecting the work area.

For further information, please contact Royal National Park Visitor Centre on 02 9542 0648.

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Applies from Thu 27 Jun 2024, 8.38am to Fri 30 Aug 2024, 8.43am. Last reviewed: Wed 3 Jul 2024, 3.55pm

Closed areas: Temptation Creek track and trail closures

Fire trails and walking tracks in the Temptation Creek Precinct will be closed on weekdays from Monday 8 July to Friday 6 September 2024 for fire trail maintenance works. The closed areas are:

  • Florence Parade vehicle trail, between Farnell Avenue and Grays Point Road.
  • Anana Hill vehicle trail, between Angle Road and Greenhaven Road.
  • Temptation Creek vehicle trail
  • Gardiners Garage vehicle trail
  • Northern section of Rawson Parade vehicle trail. The section between Loftus Oval and the NPWS Royal National Park area office carpark will remain open.
  • Grays Point School walking track
  • Savilles Creek walking track.

Please do not enter closed areas and follow instructions of NPWS staff and contractors.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the local NPWS office on 02 9542 0632.

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Applies from Tue 11 Jun 2024, 11.02am. Last reviewed: Tue 11 Jun 2024, 11.07am

Closed areas: Fireroad 10C in Dharawal National Park is closed due to landslip

Fireroad 10C (Darkes Forest - O'Hares Creek) is closed to the public due to a landslip (June 2024) following heavy rain.  This will remain closed until the trail is repaired and is safe and accessible.  

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Applies from Mon 13 May 2024, 4.58pm to Tue 31 Dec 2024, 4.58pm. Last reviewed: Wed 19 Jun 2024, 12.09pm

Closed areas: Areas closed for deer control program

Some areas in Royal National Park are closed to the public between sunset and sunrise from Wednesday 30 May to Friday 29 December 2024 to enable a deer control operation to be carried out.

The affected areas include:

  • All picnic areas in the Audley precinct
  • Asset protection zones adjacent to Maianbar, Bundeena and East Heathcote.
  • Wattamolla and Garie picnic areas
  • North Era campground and coastal areas between Garie Beach and Figure 8 Pools
  • Garrawarra Farm
  • Lady Carrington Drive
  • Bonnie Vale campground and picnic area.

These closures will be signposted at entry points to the closed areas. If you have approved bookings to camp you can still access campsites during these times.

Ground shooting will not take place during school holidays or on weekends or public holidays.

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 4 Mar 2024, 10.28am. Last reviewed: Fri 12 Jul 2024, 8.27am

Closed areas: Werrong Beach track

Werrong Beach track in Royal National Park is closed until further notice due to landslides. Signs will be in place around the closed area.

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

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Applies from Fri 14 Jul 2023, 3.13pm. Last reviewed: Fri 12 Apr 2024, 8.14am

Closed areas: North Era campground closed

North Era campground is closed until further notice due to operational activities. For more information please contact the local area office on 02 9542 0648.

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Applies from Fri 6 May 2022, 11.03am. Last reviewed: Tue 25 Jun 2024, 10.46am

Safety alerts: Curra Moors track in poor condition

Sections of Curra Moors 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 Royal National Park Visitor Centre on 02 9542 0648.

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Applies from Tue 12 Jul 2022, 4.30pm. Last reviewed: Tue 25 Jun 2024, 10.47am

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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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/sublime-point-walking-track/local-alerts

Park info

  • in Illawarra Escarpment State Conservation Area in the South Coast region
  • Illawarra Escarpment State Conservation Area is always open but may have to close at times due to poor weather or fire danger. However, it is recommended that bushwalking only be undertaken during daylight hours because of the presence of cliff edges and other hazards.

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