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Yacaaba Headland walking track

Myall Lakes National Park

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Current alerts in this area

Last reviewed: Tue 18 June 2024, 5.20pm

Applies from Tue 18 Jun 2024, 3.09pm. Last reviewed: Tue 18 Jun 2024, 5.20pm.

Closed areas: Yacaaba Headland temporary closure

Yacaaba Headland, in southern Myall Lakes National Park at Port Stephens/Hawks Nest, is temporarily closed while environmental and cultural heritage assessments are undertaken.

Penalties apply for non-compliance.

Yacaaba Spit Track remains open and people can continue to walk along the beach.

For further information, email or call the NPWS Manning Great Lakes Area office on 02 6591 0300.

Nearby alerts

Applies from Thu 20 Jun 2024, 6.32pm to Mon 24 Jun 2024, 5.53pm. Last reviewed: Thu 20 Jun 2024, 6.34pm

Closed areas: Samurai Beach and campground closed

As a result of excessive rain over the last few weeks, the access track to Samurai Beach is inundated with water and is closed for public safety, as is the campground, until Monday June 24. Pedestrian access is permitted to the beach.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the local NPWS office on 4984 8200.

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Applies from Fri 29 Dec 2023, 2.47pm to Mon 30 Jun 2025, 9.36am. Last reviewed: Mon 3 Jun 2024, 9.37am

Safety alerts: Dangerous water conditions

Please do not swim or enter the water at Stockton Beach in the Worimi Conservation Lands. Tragically, people have drowned while swimming here.

The beach is remote, unpatrolled and has dangerous rip currents, unexpected large waves and sudden drop offs. Ocean conditions can change rapidly.

Mobile phone service is also limited here - you may not be able to call for help if you need it.

SWIM BETWEEN THE RED AND YELLOW FLAGS AT BIRUBI POINT SURF LIFE SAVING CLUB AT ANNA BAY.

We want everyone to enjoy their visit - and to return home safely.

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Applies from Tue 14 May 2024, 3.56pm to Sun 30 Jun 2024, 4.02pm. Last reviewed: Tue 14 May 2024, 4.03pm

Closed areas: Wreck Beach Track Closed

Wreck Beach Track is closed due to storm damage.

 

Upgrade works are commencing on Monday May 20th to re-establish visitor access to wreck beach.

 

For more information phone your local NPWS office on 02 4984 8200.

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Applies from Tue 14 May 2024, 3.43pm to Sun 30 Jun 2024, 3.44pm. Last reviewed: Tue 14 May 2024, 3.52pm

Safety alerts: Works occuring on Tomaree Headland

Contractors are undertaking maintenance and upgrade works on the visitor infrastructure on Tomaree Headland. Impacted Areas include:

- Tomaree Coastal Walk

- Tomaree Summit Walk

- WW2 Fortifications

- Connection Track

Access to Tomaree Summit will remain open during this time. Visitors are advised to acknowledge work-zone signage and follow directions from staff and contractors on site.

For more information phone the local NPWS office on; 02 4984 8200   

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Applies from Tue 14 May 2024, 3.34pm to Thu 28 Nov 2024, 3.34pm. Last reviewed: Tue 14 May 2024, 3.40pm

Closed areas: Ocean Rocks Track closed until further notice

Ocean Rocks Track on Tomaree Head is closed beyond the picnic area until further notice.

 

The track has a highly unstable landslip. Please do not use this track under any circumstances.

 

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information contact the local NPWS office on 02 4984 8200 

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Applies from Wed 20 Mar 2024, 3.23pm to Fri 28 Feb 2025, 1.02pm. Last reviewed: Mon 10 Jun 2024, 7.56am

Safety alerts: Dangerous sea and unsafe swimming conditions

Please do not swim or enter the water at unpatrolled beaches in Tomaree National Park. Tragically, people have drowned while swimming at several locations within the park.

Many of the beaches are remote, unpatrolled and have dangerous rip currents, unexpected large waves and sudden drop offs. Ocean conditions can change rapidly.

Mobile phone service is also limited - you may not be able to call for help if you need it.

NPWS recommends swimming at patrolled beaches between the red and yellow flags at the following locations:

- Fingal Beach

- One Mile Beach

- Anna Bay

We want everyone to enjoy their visit - and to return home safely

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Applies from Tue 27 Dec 2022, 12.56pm to Mon 2 Dec 2024, 1.00pm. Last reviewed: Fri 5 Apr 2024, 3.52pm

Closed areas: Mungo track detour due to flood damage

The boardwalk between Tamboi trail and Brambles Green campground is closed due to flood damage.

Walkers on the Mungo Track can take the detour at Mungo Brush. Please follow the walking track to the beach and then walk south for 4km. Take the slashed management trail which connects the beach to Mungo Brush Road to re-join the Mungo track.

For further information, please call Manning Great Lakes area office on 02 6591 0300.

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Applies from Tue 14 Dec 2021, 1.11pm. Last reviewed: Sat 4 Nov 2023, 10.36am

Closed areas: Box Beach carpark night closure

Box Beach carpark is closed to vehicles from 10pm to 5am daily. The gate will be locked during these times.

The Box Beach access road is also closed to vehicles during this period.

A fee will be charged for vehicles exiting after 10pm. Please call Certis Security on 1300 370 145 for assistance. For more information, please contact the local Nelson Bay area office on 02 4984 8200.

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Applies from Wed 31 May 2023, 1.16pm. Last reviewed: Wed 31 May 2023, 1.19pm

Safety alerts: Use caution for beach front driving

Beach driving conditions remain variable due to changing swell, tides and weather conditions. Drivers are advised to exercise caution when driving and to check conditions before travel.

Please remember to:  

  • Look out for soft sand, erosion, wash outs and drop-offs.
  • Avoid driving through sea water, foam or large pools of water. Driving conditions can change rapidly. Several vehicles on this beach have ended up in the ocean or swamped by water.
  • Check conditions before arriving, and if in doubt save your visit for another day.

Please follow the directions of National Parks and Wildlife Service personnel and/or signage. Do not drive over the frontal dune or any vegetation.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact the NPWS Nelson Bay area office on 02 4984 8200 from 8.30am to 4.30pm, Monday to Friday, excluding public holidays.

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Applies from Mon 2 Aug 2021, 1.52pm. Last reviewed: Tue 7 Feb 2023, 11.18am

Closed areas: Lighthouse Keepers' Cottages Ruins site closed

The Lighthouse Keepers' Cottages Ruins site is closed to pedestrian access for public safety reasons. Please do not enter the site under any circumstances.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact the local 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/yacaaba-headland-walking-track/local-alerts

Park info

  • in Myall Lakes National Park in the North Coast region
  • Myall Lakes National Park is always open 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/card operated pay machines at Mungo Brush campground. Day passes are also available from the Manning Great Lakes Area Office, Bulahdelah Visitor Information Centre and the Hawks Nest Newsagency. You can also pay for your visit via the Park’nPay app.

    Bombah Point ferry fees may also apply (cash payment only).

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