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Wreck Beach walk

Tomaree National Park

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Current alerts in this area

Last reviewed: Wed 31 March 2021, 11.07am

Applies from Sat 20 Mar 2021, 12.30pm. Last reviewed: Wed 31 Mar 2021, 11.07am.

Closed areas: Wreck Beach walking track

Wreck Beach walking track in Tomaree National Park is closed for the Easter Long Weekend. This closure also includes Tomaree Head.

Heavy rain has undermined the walking track and caused significant damage to steps and landings. Barriers and signage are in place.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, call the NPWS Nelson Bay area office on 02 4984 8200 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Fri 2 Apr 2021, 7.00am to Tue 20 Apr 2021, 3.44pm. Last reviewed: Thu 8 Apr 2021, 8.44am

Closed areas: Significant parts of Myall Lakes National Park remains closed due to flood impact

This area remains closed due to flood impact.

Most areas in Myall Lakes National Park continue to be severely impacted by flooding. Flood waters entering the Myall Lake System have inundated campgrounds and roads.

All campgrounds (except Yagon) remain closed for an extended period.

Please avoid all waterways due to public health risk and navigational safety issues.

All roads west of Pacific Hwy remain closed pending further assessment from NPWS.

NPWS is progressively reopening parts of the park when safe to do so. 

 

For further information, please call Manning Great Lakes Area on ph: 6591 0300 (BH)

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Applies from Sat 20 Mar 2021, 12.30pm. Last reviewed: Wed 31 Mar 2021, 11.07am

Closed areas: Wreck Beach walking track

Wreck Beach walking track in Tomaree National Park is closed for the Easter Long Weekend. This closure also includes Tomaree Head.

Heavy rain has undermined the walking track and caused significant damage to steps and landings. Barriers and signage are in place.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, call the NPWS Nelson Bay area office on 02 4984 8200 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Fri 19 Mar 2021, 9.24am. Last reviewed: Wed 31 Mar 2021, 11.05am

Closed areas: Tomaree Head Summit closed

Tomaree Head is closed for the Easter long weekend, including Wreck Beach.

Heavy rain has caused landslides blocking walking tracks, and the area is not safe for visitors. The area needs to be made safe and extensive repairs and assessment is required before opening. 

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please call the NPWS Nelson Bay area office on 02 4984 8200 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Thu 18 Mar 2021, 11.45am. Last reviewed: Wed 31 Mar 2021, 10.48am

Closed areas: Samurai Beach and campground closed

Samurai Beach and campground are closed for the Easter long weekend 2021. The Samurai Beach access trail is flooded and there is no vehicle access to the beach front or the campground.

Recent flood events at Port Stephens have led to the sand becoming water logged and it becomes like quick sand. Vehicles that get stuck or bogged may not be recoverable. 

Please remember not to drive on the frontal dune or any vegetation at any times.

Park closure signs have been installed at all entrances and NPWS staff will be advising visitors of the closure. NPWS will continue to monitor the conditions and will re-open the beach after Easter when conditions improve.

Please note that Worimi Conservation Lands are closed to 4WD vehicles over the Easter long weekend 2021 and beach driving conditions will be assessed next week.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please call the NPWS Nelson Bay area office on 02 4984 8200 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Sat 20 Mar 2021, 2.19pm. Last reviewed: Fri 26 Mar 2021, 5.04pm

Closed areas: Worimi Conservation Lands closed to beach driving

Camping, beach driving and the recreational vehicle area remain temporarily closed at the Worimi Conservation Lands. 

The weather experienced recently has caused wave action to erode the beach front, creating steep drop offs and large areas of very soft sand, making the beach impassable and unsafe for vehicles. In addition, large pools of water are present on the beach front.

There is insufficient beach remaining to allow for the safe traverse by 4WD vehicles. 

Park closure signs have been installed at the entrances and NPWS staff will be advising of the closure. NPWS will continue to monitor the conditions and will re-open the beach when conditions improve.

Please note that Samurai Beach in Tomaree National Park is also temporarily closed to vehicles following flooding.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please call the NPWS Nelson Bay area office on 02 4984 8200 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Thu 18 Mar 2021, 12.17pm. Last reviewed: Mon 22 Mar 2021, 10.47am

Other incidents: Bombah Point Ferry Closed

Bombah Point Ferry is currently closed due to flooding, and will remain so until further notice.

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Applies from Tue 7 Apr 2020, 10.34am to Wed 30 Jun 2021, 10.35am. Last reviewed: Sun 19 Jul 2020, 2.55pm

Closed areas: Fingal Island access trail and Point Stephens Lighthouse - closed to vehicles

The Fingal Island access trail and Point Stephens Lighthouse are closed to vehicles.

The sea conditions at the spit are variable, unpredictable and subject to change at short notice. People have drowned attempting to cross the Fingal Spit, and even at low tides the spit can be impacted by fast-moving water.

For more information call the NPWS Hunter Coast area office on 02 4984 8205 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Thu 20 Feb 2020, 9.16am. Last reviewed: Sun 12 Apr 2020, 1.24pm

Closed areas: Ocean Rocks walking track

Ocean Rocks walking track in Tomaree National Park is closed due to landslide from Thursday 20 February 2020. Signs will be in place around the closed area.

All main visitor areas, including Tomaree Summit walk, will remain open. You can still access Tomaree Head via Tomaree Summit walk.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the Hunter Coast area office on 02 4984 8200.

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