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Shark Island

Sydney Harbour National Park

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Current alerts in this area

Last reviewed: Tue 13 July 2021, 9.44am

Applies from Mon 19 Jul 2021, 7.00am to Mon 30 Aug 2021, 9.00am. Last reviewed: Tue 13 Jul 2021, 9.44am.

Closed areas: No boat access to Shark Island

Shark Island wharf is closed for repair works from Monday 19 July 2021. There is no boat access to the wharf during this time.

Repair works are expected to be completed in late August. Please check back for updates.

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

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Applies from Wed 5 May 2021, 5.03pm. Last reviewed: Fri 30 Jul 2021, 5.28pm

Closed areas: Walking tracks closed for upgrades

Various sections along the walking tracks in Malabar Headland National Park are closed during May to October 2021 for upgrades:

  • Access from the south is open to Boora Point only
  • Access from the north is closed
  • The Western Escarpment remains open

For more information on this work, please see the project website or call the local NPWS office on 02 9337 5511.

Please note: The entire Boora Point walking track (eastern sections of the national park) is closed when the ANZAC Rifle Range is in use.

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Applies from Tue 29 Jun 2021, 10.34am to Fri 27 Aug 2021, 11.59pm. Last reviewed: Fri 30 Jul 2021, 5.03pm

Closed areas: Picnic areas closed during COVID-19 lockdown

In line with current NSW Health orders, access to Sydney Harbour National Park is available for exercise purposes only. Benches and picnic areas are closed. 

Please ensure compliance with the current COVID-19 rules if visiting your local national park during this time.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. Check the COVID-19 update page for more information.

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Applies from Tue 29 Jun 2021, 11.54am to Sat 28 Aug 2021, 11.00pm. Last reviewed: Fri 30 Jul 2021, 5.02pm

Closed parks: Picnic areas and benches closed during COVID-19 lockdown

In line with current NSW Health orders, access to Kamay Botany Bay National Park is for exercise purposes only. Benches and picnic areas are closed. Please ensure compliance with the current COVID-19 rules if visiting your local National Park during this time.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. Check the COVID-19 update page for more information.

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Applies from Fri 19 Mar 2021, 11.09am to Sat 28 Aug 2021, 11.09am. Last reviewed: Thu 29 Jul 2021, 3.02pm

Closed areas: Bobbin Head playground closed

The Bobbin Head playground is closed to all visitors from Tuesday 6 April to July 2021 for upgrade works. Construction will occur at the following times:

  • Monday to Friday, 7am to 5pm
  • Some Saturdays, 7am to 5pm

Please ensure the safety of children in your care when visiting Bobbin Head.

For more information about closures, call the NPWS Contact Centre on 1300 072 757, or the local office on 02 8448 0400.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. Please check our COVID-19 update for further information.

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Applies from Sun 27 Jun 2021, 8.18am to Sun 29 Aug 2021, 8.19am. Last reviewed: Thu 29 Jul 2021, 2.48pm

Closed areas: Bobbin Head Information Centre closed

Bobbin Head Information Centre is currently closed until Sunday 29 August 2021 to protect the health and safety of visitors and staff, in-line with current NSW Health orders.

Please comply with current COVID-19 rules if visiting your local national park during this time and check the COVID-19 update page for more information.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information please call 02 9472 8949 or send an email.

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Applies from Fri 9 Jul 2021, 10.38am to Sun 29 Aug 2021, 11.39pm. Last reviewed: Thu 29 Jul 2021, 2.43pm

Closed areas: Lane Cove office closed due to COVID-19

The Lane Cove area office will be closed until Sunday 29 August 2021 due to the NSW Government COVID-19 restrictions for the Greater Sydney area.

For further information email or call 02 8448 0400.

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Applies from Thu 27 May 2021, 10.18am to Sun 29 Aug 2021, 10.23am. Last reviewed: Thu 29 Jul 2021, 12.04pm

Closed areas: Kalkari Discovery Centre closed

Kalkari Discovery Centre is closed from Saturday 19 June 2021 until further notice to protect the health and safety of our volunteers, visitors and staff, in-line with current NSW Health orders.

Please comply with the current COVID-19 rules if visiting your local national park during this time. Penalties apply for non-compliance. Check the COVID-19 update page for more information.

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Applies from Thu 22 Jul 2021, 11.30am to Sun 29 Aug 2021, 11.35am. Last reviewed: Thu 29 Jul 2021, 12.00pm

Closed areas: Jenkins hill playground closed

Jenkins Hill playground is closed from Sunday 27 June until further notice to protect the health and safety of our visitors and staff, in line with current NSW Health orders.

Please call the NPWS North Western Sydney area office on 02 8448 0400 for more information.

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Applies from Tue 19 May 2020, 4.18pm. Last reviewed: Wed 28 Jul 2021, 4.58pm

Closed areas: Area closures for rifle range operations

All shooting activities have been suspended until Friday 27 August 2021.

The eastern section of Malabar Headland National Park will be closed for rifle range operations on the following days:

  • Saturday 28 August 2021
  • Wednesday 15 September to Sunday 19 September 2021

Further closures may occur with little or no notice. 

Do not enter the eastern section of the park (including Boora Point walking track) when:

  • Red flags are flying above the range
  • There are warning signs at the park's entry points (South Maroubra Beach and Fishermans Road carpark)
  • Park entry gates are closed

The western section of the park (Western Escarpment walking track) remains open.

For more information, contact the local office on 02 9337 5511 or the ANZAC Rifle Range on 02 9661 4532.

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Applies from Tue 23 Mar 2021, 11.13am to Mon 18 Oct 2021, 11.59pm. Last reviewed: Tue 27 Jul 2021, 2.20pm

Closed areas: Gibberagong boardwalk closed

Gibberagong boardwalk will be closed to all visitors from Tuesday 6 April to Monday 18 October 2021, while the boardwalk is replaced. During this time there will be no access to Gibberagong track from Bobbin Head. 

Walkers along Gibberagong track who have entered from Murrua Road, North Turramurra or Grosvenor Street, North Wahroonga will be turned around at Gibberagong boardwalk and will not be able to access Bobbin Head picnic areas. Signage and security fencing will be in placed around closed areas.

For more information about closures, 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 Thu 29 Apr 2021, 11.27am. Last reviewed: Mon 26 Jul 2021, 4.00pm

Closed areas: Road closed for upgrades

The road to Cape Solander, parking and the whale watching platform are closed until late September 2021. Walking tracks remain open.

Learn more about the improvements being made at Cape Solander and find out about other top whale watching locations around Sydney.

For more information, contact the Kurnell office on 02 9968 2005.

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Applies from Sun 25 Jul 2021, 10.07am. Last reviewed: Mon 26 Jul 2021, 8.58am

Closed areas: Lane Cove Boatshed closed due to COVID-19

The Lane Cove Boatshed is closed to protect the health and safety of visitors and staff.

Please consult the latest NSW Government news and updates about COVID-19 for advice on required safety measures before visiting a park.

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

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Applies from Sun 1 Aug 2021, 1.00am to Tue 1 Feb 2022, 1.00am. Last reviewed: Thu 22 Jul 2021, 4.06pm

Other planned events: Notice of 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 Sunday 1 August 2021 and Monday 31 January 2022 in (Chowder Bay, Dobroyd, Bradleys, Georges, Middle & North Headlands (North Head includes the adjoining land of Sydney Harbour Federation Trust, Australian Institute of Police Management, and Quarantine Station).

Don’t touch baits or ejector devices. 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.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the Middle Head office on 9960 6266 or the NPWS after-hours call centre on 1300 056 294.

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Applies from Sun 1 Aug 2021, 1.00am to Tue 1 Feb 2022, 1.00am. Last reviewed: Thu 22 Jul 2021, 4.01pm

Other planned events: Notice of 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 Sunday 1 August 2021 and Monday 31 January 2022 in Lane Cove National Park.

Don’t touch baits or ejector devices. 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.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the Forestville office 02 9451 3479 or Lane Cove office on 8448 0400.

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Applies from Sun 1 Aug 2021, 1.00am to Tue 1 Feb 2022, 1.00am. Last reviewed: Thu 22 Jul 2021, 4.00pm

Other planned events: Notice of 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 Sunday 1 August 2021 and Monday 31 January 2022 in Garigal National Park.

Don’t touch baits or ejector devices. 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.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the Forestville office 02 9451 3479 or Lane Cove office on 8448 0400.

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Applies from Sun 1 Aug 2021, 1.00am to Tue 1 Feb 2022, 1.00am. Last reviewed: Thu 22 Jul 2021, 3.59pm

Other planned events: Notice of pest control program

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 Sunday 1 August 2021 and Monday 31 January 2022 in Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park.

Don’t touch baits or ejector devices. 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.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the Forestville office 02 9451 3479 or Lane Cove office on 8448 0400.

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Applies from Sun 27 Jun 2021, 10.40am. Last reviewed: Thu 22 Jul 2021, 2.05pm

Closed areas: Barbecue and picnic facilities closed due to COVID-19 restrictions

Barbecue and picnic facilities in Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park are closed from Sunday 27 June until further notice, due to COVID-19 restrictions.

As a result of the COVID-19 situation in NSW, please consult the latest NSW Government news and updates about COVID-19 for advice on required safety measures before visiting a park.

A number of NPWS campgrounds and picnic areas have been closed due to the COVID-19 restrictions. Please check alerts for closures or call 1300 072 757 (13000 PARKS). Penalties apply for non-compliance.

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Applies from Mon 28 Jun 2021, 10.00am to Fri 10 Sep 2021, 10.00am. Last reviewed: Thu 22 Jul 2021, 1.44pm

Closed areas: Q Station closed

Q Station will be closed until Saturday 31 July 2021 (pending further government advice) for the health and safety of staff and visitors. Please check the Q Station website for more information.

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Applies from Tue 20 Oct 2020, 11.51am. Last reviewed: Mon 26 Jul 2021, 1.04pm

Other planned events: Lane Cove National Park - increased visitation

This is a popular location and will close at short notice if needed to ensure visitation levels do not exceed safe capacity required by COVID-19 social distancing guidelines.

We encourage you to:

  • Plan your visit outside of the peak periods of 10am to 3pm
  • Check this alert before leaving home and again before arriving at the park.
  • Be prepared to move on if it is no longer possible for you to park your vehicle or maintain a COVID-safe distance from other visitors.

Group size restrictions for specific national parks apply. Visitors are still expected to maintain social distancing and good hygiene.

The closure of toilets and other facilities will be decided on a case-by-case basis. Necessary site assessments will take place to consider the management of health and safety risk to visitors and staff, and available resourcing to maintain facilities. Access to sanitation products and running water cannot be guaranteed. We recommend bringing hand soap, hand wipes and toilet paper with you to maintain good hygiene as advised by the NSW Government.

For more information about closures, call the NPWS Contact Centre on 1300 072 757, or the NPWS North Western Sydney area office on 02 8448 0400.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. Please check our COVID-19 update for further information.

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Applies from Tue 8 Jun 2021, 3.06pm to Tue 31 Aug 2021, 11.22am. Last reviewed: Mon 19 Jul 2021, 11.38am

Closed areas: Moola picnic area toilets closed

The toilet block at Moola picnic area is closed until end of August 2021 for maintenance.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please call the North Western Sydney area office on 02 8448 0400.

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Applies from Thu 2 Jan 2020, 3.31pm to Fri 1 Oct 2021, 1.00am. Last reviewed: Tue 13 Jul 2021, 11.10am

Other planned events: Middle Head office closed to public

Middle Head office is closed until further notice to protect the health and safety of our visitors and staff. You can still contact us by phone (02) 9451 3479 or email for information.

Annual Passes can be purchased online or phone:

Online:

  • NPWS website
  • Service NSW when renewing your NSW vehicle registration. This includes $15 discount on a 1 year All Parks Pass or 1 year Multi Parks Pass

Phone:

National Parks Contact Centre on 1300 072 757

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Applies from Sun 27 Jun 2021, 9.50am. Last reviewed: Thu 15 Jul 2021, 10.05am

Other incidents: COVID-19 safety advice

Please plan ahead when visiting this park. Popular precincts may be closed at short notice to ensure visitation levels do not exceed COVID-19 social distancing requirements.

Due to the developing COVID-19 situation in NSW, please consult the latest NSW Government news and updates about COVID-19 for advice on required safety measures before visiting a park.

We encourage you to:

  • Plan your visit outside of the peak periods of 10am to 3pm.
  • Check this alert before leaving home and again before arriving at the park.
  • Be prepared to move on if it's not possible to park your vehicle or to maintain a COVID-safe distance from other visitors.

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Applies from Thu 20 May 2021, 5.33pm to Mon 30 Aug 2021, 5.34pm. Last reviewed: Wed 7 Jul 2021, 5.50pm

Closed areas: Centre Trail closed for upgrading

Centre trail is closed for upgrade works from Monday 24 May to Monday 30 August 2021.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the NPWS Forestville area office on 02 9451 3479 between 9.30am and 4pm from Monday to Friday.

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Applies from Mon 19 Jul 2021, 7.00am to Mon 30 Aug 2021, 9.00am. Last reviewed: Tue 13 Jul 2021, 9.44am

Closed areas: No boat access to Shark Island

Shark Island wharf is closed for repair works from Monday 19 July 2021. There is no boat access to the wharf during this time.

Repair works are expected to be completed in late August. Please check back for updates.

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

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Applies from Tue 29 Jun 2021, 3.42pm to Fri 6 Aug 2021, 3.59pm. Last reviewed: Thu 15 Jul 2021, 2.18pm

Other planned events: Vegetation works on Quarry trail

From Monday 5 July 2021 vegetation works will be carried out the along the Quarry trail within Berowra Valley National Park. Works are expected to be completed within 4 weeks, weather permitting.

There may be short-term delays and temporary trail closures while crews carry out vegetation works on either side of the trail. These works are essential to ensure access for emergency vehicles is maintained. Please be cautious around moving machinery and wait for workers' instructions before passing.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please call the NPWS Chatswood area office on 02 8448 0400.

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Applies from Thu 13 May 2021, 12.01am to Tue 30 Nov 2021, 11.59pm. Last reviewed: Wed 21 Jul 2021, 9.21am

Closed areas: Closed areas for pest animal management program

Some areas of Royal National Park will be closed to the public between sunset and sunrise to enable pest animal management programs to be carried out.

These closures will be signposted at the entry points to the closed areas.

The affected areas include:

  • Audley Precinct
  • Asset protection zones adjacent to Maianbar, Bundeena and East Heathcote
  • Wattamolla and Garie picnic areas
  • North Era campground
  • Garrawarra Farm
  • Lady Carrington Drive

Visitors who have approved bookings to camp can still access their campsites during these times.

For more information, please contact the Royal National Park Visitor Centre on 02 9542 0648. Penalties apply for non-compliance.

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Applies from Tue 15 Jun 2021, 2.50pm. Last reviewed: Thu 22 Jul 2021, 11.43am

Closed areas: Mount Ku-ring-gai track to Berowra Station closure

The Whale Platform elevated walkway on Mt Ku-ring-gai walking track is closed due to serious safety concerns.

The platform will be barricaded and signage in place. No access will be permitted across the platform.

The following sections remain open:

  • Walkers from Berowra Station can walk as far as the platform closure point (6.5km one way), before returning to Berowra Station. 
  • Walkers can walk between Mt Ku-ring-gai Station and Apple Tree Bay (3.5km one way)
  • Walkers from Apple Tree Bay or Mt Ku-ring-gai Station can also walk as far as the platform closure point (1km one way from Apple Tree Bay).

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact the North Western Sydney Area office on 02 8448 0400.

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Applies from Mon 26 Apr 2021, 1.23pm to Sun 31 Oct 2021, 8.00pm. Last reviewed: Thu 24 Jun 2021, 6.35pm

Closed areas: Wattamolla lower loop carpark and picnic area closed

The Lower Loop carpark and picnic area are closed for upgrades until October 2021. Access through Wattamolla for the Royal Coast track will be available and signposted. Access to the beach, amenities building, upper carpark areas and Providential Point will remain open.

Large vehicles and buses over 8.8 metres cannot access Wattamolla. Buses should not enter Wattamolla Road from Sir Bertram Stevens Drive. There is no safe area to park or manoeuvre at Wattamolla or along Wattamolla Road. All other vehicles can enter Wattamolla and park in carparks numbers 2 to 5 (parking is limited during peak periods).

For more information, please call the Royal National Park Visitor Centre on 02 9542 0648.

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Applies from Sat 17 Oct 2020, 10.59pm. Last reviewed: Mon 28 Jun 2021, 12.29pm

Closed areas: Areas closed on North Head

Some parts of North Head in Sydney Harbour National Park are closed due to fire damage and geological instability. The closed areas include:

  • Bluefish Drive past the Gunner Road carpark entrance
  • Fairfax lookouts

Open areas include:

  • Q Station
  • The track between Shelly Beach and Bluefish Drive
  • North Head Scenic Drive
  • Fairfax Walk
  • Collins Flat Beach
  • Collins Beach Road

Do not enter the closed areas. Penalties apply for non-compliance

For more information, call the local park office on 02 9960 6266, or the National Parks Contact Centre on 1300 072 757 (13000 PARKS).

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Applies from Fri 21 May 2021, 1.11pm to Thu 30 Sep 2021, 11.59pm. Last reviewed: Tue 22 Jun 2021, 11.33am

Other planned events: West Head lookout - temporary fencing

West Head lookout is open to visitors, and temporary fencing has been installed at the lookout for public safety. Upgrades will take place in 2021-2022.

Please do not enter the fenced area.

Nearby walking tracks remain open.

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Applies from Fri 14 May 2021, 3.52pm. Last reviewed: Fri 14 May 2021, 4.20pm

Other planned events: Berkely trail upgrades and maintenance

From Tuesday 18 May 2021 upgrade works will be happening on Berkely fire trail in Berowra Valley National Park, until further notice. The work is focused on improving accessibility for fire-fighting vehicles. During this time vegetation management works will also be happening on the side of the trail. 

Please take care around moving machinery and tree crews, and wait for instructions from staff before passing. 

For more information, contact the NPWS North Western Sydney area office on 02 8448 0400.

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Applies from Wed 5 May 2021, 11.20am to Thu 30 Sep 2021, 6.00pm. Last reviewed: Wed 9 Jun 2021, 1.03pm

Closed areas: Kurnell exhibition and theatre areas closed

The exhibition area of Kamay Botany National Park Visitor Centre is closed to ensure COVID-19 safety is appropriately managed for visitors. Please check the website for updated information. 

You can still access Kurnell Visitor Centre for information, retail purchases and park pass sales. Signage is in place around the closed areas inside the building.

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Applies from Mon 9 Jul 2018, 11.06am. Last reviewed: Mon 3 May 2021, 4.32pm

Closed areas: Fort Denison closed

Fort Denison is closed from Tuesday 2 November 2020 to Sunday 30 January 2022.

The 1940s timber wharf has deteriorated and is unsafe to access. Installation of a new pontoon and wharf upgrades will take place from Monday 10 May 2021 to January 2022. Fort Denison remains closed to visitors until these works have been complete.

Penalties apply for non-compliance.

Standard work hours during the construction phase will be between:

  • 7am and 6pm Monday to Friday
  • 8am and 1pm on Saturday

Night time works will be undertaken between Sunday 16 May to Saturday 31 July during the following times:

  • Sunday to Friday night: 8pm to 5am
  • Saturday night and public holidays: No work

Noise monitoring stations will be set up in Kirribilli and Cremorne to check any over-water noise so that it does not exceed legal levels, however this is not expected to be high.

For more information, visit the project webpage or call the NPWS Sydney South area office on 02 9337 5511. Visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Sun 25 Apr 2021, 11.48pm. Last reviewed: Wed 21 Apr 2021, 9.25am

Other planned events: Orchard Park shelter restoration

The shelters in Orchard Park at Bobbin Head will be undergoing restoration works from Monday 26 April 2021 until mid July 2021. 

Signage and security fencing will be erected around closed shelters as they are are progressively repaired. Not all shelters will be closed at once, so you can use the remaining shelters while construction works are completed. 

For more information about closures, 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 Wed 31 Mar 2021, 11.53am. Last reviewed: Mon 12 Apr 2021, 10.37am

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.

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Applies from Wed 19 Sep 2018, 8.33am. Last reviewed: Fri 9 Apr 2021, 1.35pm

Closed areas: Bonnie Vale campground

Bonnie Vale campground is currently closed to allow for the remediation of asbestos containing material surfacing onsite. It will remain closed until further notice.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information please visit:

You can also visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

Bonnie Vale picnic area and Bonnie Vale boat ramp are open and safe for visitors.

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Applies from Tue 29 Oct 2019, 2.58pm. Last reviewed: Tue 6 Apr 2021, 7.39am

Safety alerts: Swimming safety in Berowra Valley National Park

Swimming is not advisable in Berowra Creek at certain times as the water may be subject to variable pollution levels and algal blooms. Please refer to the Hornsby Shire Council website before swimming in Berowra Creek. Alternatively you can call the Hornsby Council 24 hour information line on 9847 6666 or the Algal information line on 1800 999 457.

Swimming at Fishponds is not advised at any time due to heavy water pollution.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the NPWS Chatswood area office on 02 8448 0400 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Wed 13 Jan 2021, 12.04pm to Mon 31 Jan 2022, 12.05pm. Last reviewed: Sun 14 Feb 2021, 3.51pm

Closed areas: Lake Eckersley campground

Lake Eckersley campground in Heathcote National Park is closed indefinitely. The nearest remote camp site is located at Kingfisher Pools. 

For further information contact the Audley Visitor Centre on 02 9542 0648.

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Applies from Mon 16 Nov 2020, 4.30pm. Last reviewed: Mon 4 Jan 2021, 10.08am

Safety alerts: Protect your picnic - native birds may steal your food

Birds at Nielsen Park are attempting to steal food from visitors' picnics and tables due to unauthorised feeding of local native birds. To try and reduce this unwanted behaviour, NPWS is asking visitors to not actively feed any wildlife and to please bring suitable methods to cover your food. These include storage containers with sealed lids or an umbrella to cover your picnic to reduce food visibility and access.

Please note, it is illegal to feed wildlife in a national park. NPWS officers are monitoring the area and fines apply if visitors are seen actively feeding birds and promoting this unwanted behaviour.

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Applies from Tue 27 Oct 2020, 10.14am. Last reviewed: Fri 25 Dec 2020, 10.03am

Closed areas: Lower track closed

Lower track in Wolli Creek Regional Park is temporarily closed while remediation is carried out on Lot 2.

Undercliffe track remains open through to Jackson track and Turrella Reserve.

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

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Applies from Thu 16 Apr 2020, 12.00am. Last reviewed: Tue 23 Mar 2021, 10.07am

Closed areas: Lane Cove Depot Road closed

Lane Cove Depot Road in Lane Cove National Park will be closed from Monday 16 April 2020 until further notice while the road is being upgraded to improve safety for road users. During this time vehicles, cyclists and pedestrians are not permitted to use the road. 

For more information regarding closures, call the NPWS Contact Centre on 1300 072 757, or the NPWS North Western Sydney area office on 02 8448 0400.

Penalties apply for non-compliance.

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Applies from Wed 10 Feb 2016, 3.18pm. Last reviewed: Tue 2 Feb 2021, 11.13am

Closed areas: Section of Flat Rock track closed

A section of Flat Rock track - from the Killarney Drive entrance to the Downpatrick Street entrance - is currently closed until further notice due to track safety issues where the 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 Ku-ring-gai Chase area Forestville office on 02 9451 3479.

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Applies from Thu 9 Jul 2020, 2.52pm. Last reviewed: Mon 10 Aug 2020, 9.06am

Closed areas: Sugarloaf carpark closed

Sugarloaf car park is no longer open to the public. We apologise for any inconvenience.

For more information, please contact Chatswood Area office on 02 8448 0400 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Wed 5 Dec 2018, 7.23pm. Last reviewed: Mon 12 Apr 2021, 10.37am

Other planned events: North Head Scenic Drive gate opening and closing times

North Head Scenic Drive gate closing and opening times are:

  • From 1 October to 31 March each year, the gate is open from 5am to 8.30pm
  • From 1 April to 30 September each year, the gate is open from 6am to 6pm

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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/venues/shark-island/local-alerts

Park info

  • in Sydney Harbour National Park in the Sydney and surrounds region
  • 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.

    Other fees:

    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.

    Buy annual pass
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Emergency services

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For the latest information on wildfires in your area please contact the NSW Rural Fire Service.

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