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Berowra Valley National Park

Current alerts in this area

Last reviewed: Fri 18 January 2019, 10.14am

Applies from Fri 18 Jan 2019, 10.05am. Last reviewed: Fri 18 Jan 2019, 10.14am.

Closed areas: Total Fire Ban - Ku-ring-gai Chase, Berowra Valley and Marramarra national parks

Some areas of these parks, including remote campgrounds, are closed due to dangerous fire weather conditions. This closure may be extended and any extension will be posted as soon as possible. The closed areas are:

  • Brooklyn Dam - Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park
  • Stringybarks and Tunks Ridge - Berowra Valley National Park
  • Gentlemans Halt and Marramarra Creek - Marramarra National Park

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

Applies from Tue 20 Mar 2018, 3.10pm to Thu 4 Apr 2019, 10.24am. Last reviewed: Fri 6 Jul 2018, 8.55am.

Safety alerts: Restricted access on Quarry trail and Benowie walking track

Access restrictions and track closures are in place along trails that cross land managed by Hornsby Rifle Range as a Range Danger Area. The Hornsby Rifle Range Danger Area is closed to the public. 

These closures include:

  • An 800m section of Quarry fire trail, between Quarry Road, Dural and Tunks Ridge campground
  • An 800m section of Quarry fire trail, 300m in from the Stewart Avenue entrance at Hornsby
  • The section of track between Steele Bridge and Fishponds waterhole. Please use the Great North Walk detour through Hornsby Heights or access to Quarry Road, Dural is via Pogsons Link walking track.

For further information on closures please contact Hornsby Rifle Range on their 24-hour contact number 0417 201 606 or visit the Hornsby Rifle Range website for further information.

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Applies from Mon 4 Jun 2018, 3.00pm. Last reviewed: Fri 6 Jul 2018, 8.54am.

Safety alerts: Swimming safety in Berowra Valley National Park

Swimming is not advisable in Bewrowra Creek at certain times as the water may be subject to variable pollution levels. Please refer to the Hornsby Shire Council website before swimming in Berowra Creek.

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.

Nearby alerts

Applies from Fri 18 Jan 2019, 10.05am. Last reviewed: Fri 18 Jan 2019, 10.14am

Closed areas: Total Fire Ban - Ku-ring-gai Chase, Berowra Valley and Marramarra national parks

Some areas of these parks, including remote campgrounds, are closed due to dangerous fire weather conditions. This closure may be extended and any extension will be posted as soon as possible. The closed areas are:

  • Brooklyn Dam - Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park
  • Stringybarks and Tunks Ridge - Berowra Valley National Park
  • Gentlemans Halt and Marramarra Creek - Marramarra National Park

 Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, call 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 16 Jan 2019, 9.02am to Wed 30 Jan 2019, 9.02am. Last reviewed: Wed 16 Jan 2019, 10.38am

Closed areas: Great North walk closed between Jerusalem Bay and Brooklyn

The Jerusalem Bay track section of the Great North walk will be closed from 2am Sunday 27 January 2019 to 2am Tuesday 29 January 2019. There will be no access across the train tracks at Cowan station because of track work. Walkers will need to catch a bus that is replacing trains between Cowan station and Hawkesbury River station to continue the Great North walk.

The walk can be done from Hawkesbury River station to Cowan, but there will be no access to Cowan station and walkers will need to turn around at Cowan and return to Hawkesbury River station.

Signage will be put up at Cowan, Brooklyn and Hawkesbury River stations and along the track.

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 Mon 14 Jan 2019, 11.47am to Thu 31 Jan 2019, 11.59pm. Last reviewed: Mon 14 Jan 2019, 12.16pm

Other planned events: 1080 fox baiting program underway

1080 poison (sodium fluoroacetate), as buried baits or ejector capsules, are laid continually on tracks and trails in Lane Cove National Park from Wednesday 1 August 2018 to Thursday 31 January 2019. Do not touch baits or ejector devices - they contain poison. 1080 is lethal to dogs and cats, and pet owners are reminded that domestic animals are not permitted in national parks.


Penalties apply for non-compliance. For further information during business hours, please call the NPWS Sydney North West (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: Fri 4 Jan 2019, 4.23pm

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

North Head Scenic Drive gate closing and opening times will change in summer and winter. The following times include:

  • From Thursday 6 December 2018: In summer, the gate is open from 5am until 8.30pm
  • From Monday 1 April 2019: In winter, the gate is open from 6am until 6pm

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Applies from Thu 29 Nov 2018, 4.23pm to Sun 17 Feb 2019, 3.40pm. Last reviewed: Fri 4 Jan 2019, 4.08pm

Other planned events: Bradleys Head Road closed due to SailGP event

Bradleys Head Road, past Athol Hall carpark is closed to all vehicles between Thursday 14 February and Saturday 16 February 2019 due to an event. All areas will still be accessible to pedestrians during the closure.

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Applies from Thu 29 Nov 2018, 3.31pm to Sun 17 Feb 2019, 11.00am. Last reviewed: Fri 4 Jan 2019, 4.13pm

Closed areas: Clark Island closure

Clark Island will be closed from Thursday 14 February to Saturday 16 February 2019 to the public due to an exclusive event.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact our NPWS Vaucluse office on 02 9337 5511 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Tue 10 Apr 2018, 7.00am to Thu 28 Feb 2019, 6.00pm. Last reviewed: Thu 15 Nov 2018, 2.20pm

Other planned events: Mooney Mooney Creek Bridge maintenance works

NSW Roads and Maritime Services are undertaking essential maintenance work on Mooney Mooney Creek Bridge, Old Pacific Highway.

The anticipated completion date is late February 2019.

Users of the Great North Walk may experience temporary delays at this location between 7am and 6pm, Monday to Friday and between 8am and 1pm Saturday.

No work will be carried out during the Christmas period from Monday 24 December to Friday 4 January 2019.

For further details about the proposed maintenance work, refer to the RMS project webpage. Alternatively, contact the NPWS Central Coast area office by email or call (02) 4320 4200.

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Applies from Wed 1 Aug 2018, 11.23am to Thu 31 Jan 2019, 11.23am. Last reviewed: Mon 6 Aug 2018, 10.38am

Other planned events: 1080 fox baiting program underway

1080 poison (sodium fluoroacetate), as buried baits or ejector capsules, are laid continually on tracks and trails in Sydney Harbour National Park (Chowder Bay, Dobroyd, Bradleys, Georges, Middle and North headlands), and will be from Wednesday 1 August 2018 to Thursday 31 January 2019. Do not touch baits or ejector devices - they contain poison. 1080 is lethal to dogs and cats, and pet owners are reminded that domestic animals are not permitted in national parks.

For further information during business hours please call the NPWS Sydney North (Middle Head) area office on (02) 9960 6266.

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Applies from Wed 1 Aug 2018, 11.15am to Thu 31 Jan 2019, 11.16am. Last reviewed: Mon 6 Aug 2018, 10.38am

Other planned events: 1080 fox baiting program underway

1080 poison (sodium fluoroacetate), as buried baits or ejector capsules, are laid continually on tracks and trails in Garigal National Park, and will be from Wednesday 1 August 2018 to Thursday 31 January 2019. Do not touch baits or ejector devices - they contain poison. 1080 is lethal to dogs and cats, and pet owners are reminded that domestic animals are not permitted in national parks.

For further information during business hours please call the NPWS Sydney North (Forestville) area office on (02) 9451 3479.

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Applies from Wed 1 Aug 2018, 11.08am to Thu 31 Jan 2019, 11.08am. Last reviewed: Mon 6 Aug 2018, 10.38am

Other planned events: 1080 fox baiting program underway

1080 poison (sodium fluoroacetate), as buried baits or ejector capsules, are laid continually on tracks and trails in Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park, and will be from Wednesday 1 August 2018 to Thursday 31 January 2019. Do not touch baits or ejector devices - they contain poison. 1080 is lethal to dogs and cats, and pet owners are reminded that domestic animals are not permitted in national parks.

For further information during business hours please call the NPWS Sydney North (Forestville) area office on (02) 9451 3479.

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Applies from Tue 20 Mar 2018, 3.10pm to Thu 4 Apr 2019, 10.24am. Last reviewed: Fri 6 Jul 2018, 8.55am

Safety alerts: Restricted access on Quarry trail and Benowie walking track

Access restrictions and track closures are in place along trails that cross land managed by Hornsby Rifle Range as a Range Danger Area. The Hornsby Rifle Range Danger Area is closed to the public. 

These closures include:

  • An 800m section of Quarry fire trail, between Quarry Road, Dural and Tunks Ridge campground
  • An 800m section of Quarry fire trail, 300m in from the Stewart Avenue entrance at Hornsby
  • The section of track between Steele Bridge and Fishponds waterhole. Please use the Great North Walk detour through Hornsby Heights or access to Quarry Road, Dural is via Pogsons Link walking track.

For further information on closures please contact Hornsby Rifle Range on their 24-hour contact number 0417 201 606 or visit the Hornsby Rifle Range website for further information.

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Applies from Mon 4 Jun 2018, 3.00pm. Last reviewed: Fri 6 Jul 2018, 8.54am

Safety alerts: Swimming safety in Berowra Valley National Park

Swimming is not advisable in Bewrowra Creek at certain times as the water may be subject to variable pollution levels. Please refer to the Hornsby Shire Council website before swimming in Berowra Creek.

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 Mon 16 Apr 2018, 11.49am. Last reviewed: Wed 30 May 2018, 1.51pm

Closed areas: Closure of unathorised track near Ryland trail

NPWS will be closing and rehabilitating a section of an unauthorised track near Par 3 golf course in Terrey Hills. The track runs through an important Saving Our Species site, adjacent to Ryland trail in Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park.

The unauthorised track runs through very important habitat for the critically endangered greville caylei and Duffys Forest Endangered Ecological Community. As such, NPWS will be working to protect these and other species and asks the public to please avoid using the area.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, call (02) 9451 3479 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Tue 23 Aug 2016, 10.51am. Last reviewed: Fri 4 Jan 2019, 4.43pm

Closed areas: Collins Flat closed

Collins Flat Beach is currently unavailable for venue hire. This is due to the impact of high visitation on the critical penguin habitat at this location. This closure will be reviewed at the end of the breeding season in February 2019. Penalties apply for non-compliance.

For more information, please contact the NPWS Mosman area office on (02) 9960 6266 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Wed 21 Oct 2015, 2.00pm. Last reviewed: Mon 17 Oct 2016, 2.00pm

Closed areas: Casuarina Track closed between Boree Road and Davidson picnic area

Casuarina track between Boree Road and Davidson picnic area, Forestville is closed due to safety concerns regarding the stairway down to the picnic area. Lyrebird track is the recommended alternative access which connects to the Governor Philip Walk or Ferguson Street. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact the NPWS Forestville office on (02) 9451 3479 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Wed 10 Feb 2016, 3.18pm. Last reviewed: Mon 8 Aug 2016, 1.30pm

Closed areas: Flat Rock track - partial closure

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 Tue 1 Dec 2015, 1.46pm. Last reviewed: Mon 8 Aug 2016, 8.52am

Closed areas: Lane Cove National Park toilet closures

From Monday 7 December 2015, some toilets within this park will be closed during the week, opening only on weekends and public holidays. Toilets affected are:

  • Blue Wren and Illoura (Areas 4-5)
  • Carters Creek (Area 9)
  • Scribbly Gums (Area 17)
  • Bakers Flat (Area 28)
  • Haynes Flat (Area 32)

Please note: this does not apply to bookings- toilets will be opened for any bookings. For more information, please contact the NPWS Valleys Area office on (02) 8448 0400.

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Applies from Thu 29 Nov 2018, 3.26pm to Sun 7 Apr 2019, 12.00am. Last reviewed: Tue 8 Jan 2019, 4.10pm

Closed areas: Shark Island closure

Shark Island will be closed to the public due to an exclusive event on the following dates:

  • Monday 28th to Thursday 31st January 2019
  • Thursday 12 February to Wednesday 20 February 2019.
  • Friday 8 March 2019
  • Saturday 6 April 2019 

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact our NPWS Vaucluse area office on 02 9337 5511 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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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/visit-a-park/parks/berowra-valley-national-park/local-alerts

Contact

  • in the Sydney and surrounds region
    • Berowra Valley National Park is always open but may have to close at times due to poor weather or fire danger
    • Crosslands Reserve is open 8am to 7.30pm during daylight savings and 9am to 5pm the rest of the year
    • Barnetts Road Reserve and the lookout is closed from sunset to sunrise
    • Bobbin Head Information Centre
      02 9472 8949
      Contact hours: 10am to 4pm daily. 9am to 4pm during summer school holidays, closed 12pm-12:30pm. Closed Christmas Day.
    • Bobbin Head, Ku-ring-gai Chase Road, Mount Colah NSW 2080
    • Email: bobbin.head@environment.nsw.gov.au
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Emergency services

For all NSW fires visit the Rural Fire Service

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

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View of Berowra Valley creek. Photo: John Yurasek