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Brisbane Water National Park

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What we're doing

Park management activities

Brisbane Water National Park has management strategies in place to protect and conserve the values of this park. Visit the detailed park and fire management documents. Here is just some of the work we’re doing to conserve these values:

Preserving biodiversity

Preserving biodiversity is a fundamental NPWS focus, and managing bushfire is a key component of this. Fire management plans are regularly prepared for and implemented in Brisbane Water National Park in order to protect threatened species.

Managing weeds, pest animals and other threats

Pests and weeds have a significant impact to the ecosystems within Brisbane Water National Park. Pest management is a priority for NPWS with the pest reduction of foxes and wild dogs being an important part of work undertaken to protect the integrity of biodiversity within this park. Risk assessments for new and emerging weeds are carried out as an ongoing initiative in Brisbane Water.

Developing visitor facilities and experiences

Brisbane Water National Park is dedicated to providing first-class facilities for all of its visitors. Enhancements to tracks, trails, steps and platforms are ongoing in this park.

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) is currently undertaking infrastructure projects to enhance visitor facilities and create new, iconic visitor experiences in our national parks. These projects aim to increase nature-based tourism in NSW, to boost regional visitor economies and improve community wellbeing.

Find out more about the Somersby Falls picnic area upgrade

Managing fire

NSW is one of the most bushfire prone areas in the world as a result of our climate, weather systems, vegetation and the rugged terrain. NPWS is committed to maintaining natural and cultural heritage values and minimising the likelihood and impact of bushfires via a strategic program of fire research, fire planning, hazard reduction, highly trained rapid response firefighting crews and community alerts.


  • in the Sydney and surrounds region
  • Two picnic areas in this park – Girrakool picnic area and Somersby Falls picnic area – are closed in the evening. They are open 7am to 8pm during daylight savings and 7am to 6pm at other times.

    Other areas of Brisbane Water National Park will be open at all times, however may have to close at times due to poor weather or fire danger.

  • Park entry fees:

    $8 per vehicle per day. The park has pay machines that accept both card and coins, or you can pay via the Park'nPay app.

    Other fees:

    You will need a permit to hold a wedding or undertake commercial photography within the park.

    Buy annual pass
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