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Topham walking track

Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park

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Applies from Mon 22 Jul 2024, 2.54pm to Wed 24 Jul 2024, 5.00pm. Last reviewed: Mon 22 Jul 2024, 3.18pm

Closed areas: Bobbin Inn closed

The Bobbin Inn, including the Cafe & the Visitor's Centre,  will be closed on Wednesday 24 and Thursday 25 July 2024 for essential maintenance works, reopening on Friday 25 July 2024.

For more information, contact the local NPWS office on (02) 84480400.

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Applies from Mon 22 Jul 2024, 2.48pm to Wed 24 Jul 2024, 4.00pm. Last reviewed: Mon 22 Jul 2024, 2.54pm

Closed areas: Power outage at Bobbin Head

There will be a power outage at Bobbin Head on Wednesday 24 July 2024 from 7am to 3pm for essential powerline maintenance. The power outage will affect:

  • Bobbin Inn Cafe
  • Gibberagong Education Centre
  • Bobbin Head Visitor Centre
  • The Station.
  • The Pavilion.

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

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Applies from Mon 22 Jul 2024, 2.40pm to Fri 2 Aug 2024, 5.00pm. Last reviewed: Mon 22 Jul 2024, 2.43pm

Other planned events: Sphinx Memorial repair works

Repair works are underway at the Sphinx Memorial from Monday 12 February to 2 August, weather permitting. There will be changed access to the memorial for the duration of these works. The carpark and the Sphinx track remain open. Please follow directions of signs and contractors. Penalties apply for non-compliance.

For more information, contact the local NPWS office on 02 8448 0400.

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Applies from Thu 4 Jul 2024, 9.33am to Thu 31 Oct 2024, 9.34am. Last reviewed: Wed 17 Jul 2024, 11.07am

Closed areas: Barrenjoey access trail closed on weekdays

Barrenjoey access road is closed on weekdays from Monday 8 July 2024 to Thursday 31 October 2024 due to construction works. Pedestrian access to Barrenjoey Lighthouse will be via Smugglers track.

The Smugglers track is a grade 3 walking track – mostly stairs. It is a steeper and more challenging walk to the top of the headland. Please consider your ability prior to ascent.

For further information please call the local area office.

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Applies from Mon 15 Jul 2024, 9.34am to Mon 5 Aug 2024, 5.00pm. Last reviewed: Mon 15 Jul 2024, 2.19pm

Other planned events: Pay machine upgrade

Pay machines in this park are being upgraded to provide an even more reliable service for your convenience. Whilst this process is underway, coins may not be accepted at pay machines, however cash payments for park use fees can still be made at visitor centres. Pay machines will continue to accept credit card. ParknPay remains available in all Parks via the ParknPay app.

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Applies from Fri 21 Jun 2024, 4.51pm to Fri 26 Jul 2024, 5.00pm. Last reviewed: Mon 15 Jul 2024, 9.34am

Other incidents: Bobbin Head Visitor Centre phone issues

Unexpected issues with the Bobbin Head Visitor Centre phoneline are currently being worked on by technicians. If you are having trouble with your call not getting through to the visitor centre, please call 1300 072 757 or if trying to contact them directly send an email to npws.bobbinhead@environment.nsw.gov.au

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Applies from Sat 29 Jun 2024, 3.18pm to Tue 31 Dec 2024, 3.20pm. Last reviewed: Sat 29 Jun 2024, 3.20pm

Closed areas: Berowra walking track partial closure

Berowra walking track is partially closed until further notice from Apple Tree Bay to the Mt-Ku-ring-gai access track. 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.

The Berowra walking track from Berowra Station to Mt Ku-ring-gai is open for use.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the local NPWS office on 02 8448 0400 or call 1300 072 757 (13000 PARKS).

 

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Applies from Fri 28 Jun 2024, 10.08am to Sun 22 Sep 2024, 5.00pm. Last reviewed: Tue 16 Jul 2024, 9.27am

Other planned events: Muogamarra 2024 Open Season

Muogamarra Nature Reserve is only open to the public for 6 weeks every year, around spring time. The dates for the 2024 Open Season are from Saturday 17 August to Sunday 22 September and bookings are essential for all visitors. Bookings can be made here

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 the reserve, 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 Fri 1 Mar 2024, 7.48am to Wed 31 Jul 2024, 7.49am. Last reviewed: Mon 24 Jun 2024, 7.49am

Other planned events: Brooklyn Dam fire trail maintenance works

There will be surface maintenance works on the Brooklyn Dam fire trail between William St, Brooklyn and the end of the Jerusalem Bay trail, including Brooklyn Dam campsite, from the 2 April 2024. Expect delays and follow instructions of NPWS staff and contractors. Jerusalem Bay trail will remain open during this time.

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

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Applies from Thu 7 Apr 2022, 11.17am to Tue 31 Dec 2024, 8.00pm. Last reviewed: Sat 13 Jul 2024, 2.25pm

Closed areas: Brieses fire trail partial closure

The section of Brieses fire trail between Mooney Mooney Creek and Old Mooney Dam trail is closed until further notice due to a landslip, making it unsafe for vehicles.

Signs are in place around closed areas. This area will re-open as soon as it is safe and repair works have been completed.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the local NPWS office on 02 4320 4200.

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Applies from Tue 21 May 2024, 11.41am. Last reviewed: Sat 13 Jul 2024, 2.25pm

Closed areas: Warrah Trig Road closed to vehicles

Warrah Trig Road is closed to vehicles due to a recent increase in illegal activities throughout the area.

The road will remain closed until investigations are completed and further recommendations are made.

The road is open to pedestrians and cyclists.

 

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

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Applies from Thu 15 Dec 2022, 4.29pm. Last reviewed: Mon 27 May 2024, 4.47pm

Closed areas: North Mackerel track closed and Mackerel trail partially closed

North Mackerel track is permanently closed due to a potential risk of rockfalls and unstable cliff edges in the Great Mackerel Beach area.

The only designated land access to or from Great Mackerel Beach is via Mackerel track to the north, which intersects with Resolute track.

Due to land instability and risk to personal safety, there is no through or return access to or from the following places:

  • The south end of Great Mackerel Beach via The Basin or Mackerel trail
  • The west of Great Mackerel Beach via North Mackerel track, which is closed.

Please be aware of the risks associated with visiting natural areas, including rock falls, unstable edges, falling branches and interactions with wildlife.

For more information, contact the local NPWS office.

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Applies from Wed 31 Jan 2024, 8.00am to Fri 28 Feb 2025, 8.00am. Last reviewed: Mon 6 May 2024, 9.37am

Safety alerts: Ironbark Road access to picnic area - last 850m 4WD only

The last 850m of Ironbark Road (Crown Road) to access Ironbark picnic area is currently limited to 4WD vehicles only.

This section is not suitable for 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 need to walk the last 850 metres to access the park and Ironbark picnic area.

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Applies from Wed 31 Jan 2024, 11.25pm to Thu 1 Aug 2024, 2.27am. Last reviewed: Thu 4 Jan 2024, 9.33am

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 2024 and 31 July 2024 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:

Forestville 9451 3479 (business hours)

NPWS after-hours call centre: 1300 056 294 (after hours)

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Applies from Mon 29 Sep 2014, 1.49pm to Mon 11 Aug 2025, 11.58am. Last reviewed: Tue 18 Jun 2024, 2.54pm

Closed areas: No access to Old Wagstaffe trail through private property

There is no public access to Old Wagstaffe trail through private property. Signs show where public access is not permitted. 

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact the NPWS Central Coast area office on 02 4320 4200.

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Applies from Fri 24 Mar 2023, 9.31am. Last reviewed: Mon 22 Jul 2024, 10.40am

Closed areas: Section of Casuarina track closed for track maintenance

Part of Casuarina track is closed from Thursday 23 March 2023 until further notice due to maintenance on the footbridge.

The closed area is the section of Casuarina track between the end of Boree Road and the Carrol Creek track 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: Tue 18 Jun 2024, 9.19am

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 as the old track passes through private property near Killarney Point.

Please note:

  • 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.

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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/topham-walking-track/local-alerts

Park info

  • in Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park in the Sydney and surrounds region
  • Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park is always open but may have to close at times due to poor weather or fire danger.

    • 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.
    • Gates to Sphinx Memorial carpark are closed overnight from 7pm.
  • Park entry fees:

    $12 per vehicle per day. You can also pay for your visit via the Park’nPay app.

    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.

    Group bookings:

    Under the Plan of Management for this park, prior written approval is required for organised groups of 40 or more people planning to visit this park. Contact the park office before your visit.

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