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Colongra Swamp Nature Reserve

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Applies from Tue 7 Feb 2023, 3.58pm to Fri 30 Jun 2023, 8.59pm. Last reviewed: Tue 7 Feb 2023, 4.30pm

Safety alerts: Closed Areas: Areas temporarily closed for pest control operations

The NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) will be conducting various scheduled pest control operations between the hours of 9pm to 5:30am from Tuesday 7th February 2023 through until Friday 30th June 2023.

This program will target rabbits and foxes. It aims to reduce the significant impact they have on native plants and animals, including threatened species and recreational areas.

Warning closure signs will be placed at visitor entry points to areas of the park that will be closed during these operations. Please do not enter closed areas during this time, this includes beaches and rock platforms.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information phone the National Parks local area office on 4972 9000.

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Applies from Tue 7 Feb 2023, 3.36am. Last reviewed: Tue 7 Feb 2023, 1.57pm

Fires - Advice: Flowers Dr, Catherine Hill Bay

There is a fire in this park called Flowers Dr, Catherine Hill Bay. Refer to the Rural Fire Service for latest information. Do not enter any closed area or area with fire. If you see an unattended fire call Triple Zero (000). Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information about fire safety in parks and reserves, visit the NSW National Parks fire safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Fri 3 Feb 2023, 1.53pm to Wed 8 Feb 2023, 9.53pm. Last reviewed: Tue 7 Feb 2023, 12.50pm

Closed areas: Partial closure of The Coast Track walk between Yaruga St and Poets Fire Trail (Stephenson Rd)

Part of the Coastal walking track from Yaruga St to Stephenson Rd (Poets Fire trail) will be closed 6 - 7 and now extended to 8 February 2023 (for safety reasons).

The track will detour through streets during this time. These works are an essential part of the Crackneck Lookout precinct upgrade.

Detour runs from Yaruga Street and around to Stephenson Road, detour signage and pink flagging tape are in place to guide you.

If you have further questions contact the local NPWS area office on (02) 4972 9000.

Penalties apply for non-compliance.

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Applies from Mon 23 Jan 2023, 12.34pm. Last reviewed: Fri 3 Feb 2023, 4.14pm

Closed areas: Crackneck Lookout precinct upgrade

Crackneck Lookout precinct in Wyrrabalong National Park will be closed during access upgrade works to 30 May 2023.

Hilltop Street from Yaruga Street to the lookout will be closed to the public (only open for residents). The Coast walking track will remain open with alternate routes in place throughout the works. This alternate route will change in location as works progress but will remain open with potentially very short temporary closures as the track route is altered.

For more information you can look at the Crackneck Lookout access upgrade website or call the local area office on 4972 9000.

Penalties apply for non-compliance

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Applies from Thu 2 Feb 2023, 2.42pm. Last reviewed: Thu 2 Feb 2023, 4.41pm

Closed areas: Wangi Circuit Link Walking Track is closed

Wangi Circuit Link walking track will be intermittently closed for track maintenance from Friday 3 February 2023 to Friday 3 March 2023. 

You can still access Wangi Circuit walking track from Reserve Road.

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

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Applies from Mon 23 Jan 2023, 1.29pm to Sun 12 Feb 2023, 1.30pm. Last reviewed: Fri 3 Feb 2023, 12.32pm

Closed areas: Moonee Beach walking track closed for upgrade works

Moonee Beach walking track will be closed from 30 January until 10 February 2023. Works will be carried out to widen this track and improve access. 

Access to Moonee Beach will be via Hooey Street or Moonee Beach fire trail only.

For further information contact the local NPWS area office on 4972 9000

Penalties apply for non-compliance

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Applies from Mon 7 Nov 2022, 3.08pm. Last reviewed: Fri 13 Jan 2023, 8.47am

Closed areas: Timber Beach Walking Track closed due to flood damage

The Timber Beach walking track is closed until further notice. The track is impassable due to recent severe storm damage causing hazardous conditions. For visitor safety this track is currently closed to the public. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For further information, please contact the local NPWS office on 49729000

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Applies from Fri 4 Jan 2019, 1.28pm to Sun 31 Dec 2023, 1.38pm. Last reviewed: Fri 3 Feb 2023, 12.05pm

Closed areas: Morisset picnic area closed

The Morisset section of Lake Macquarie State Conservation Area is closed from Thursday 20 December 2019. There is now no public access to the following areas:

  • The  Morisset Hospital site
  • Lake Macquarie State Conservation Area foreshore
  • Morisset picnic area.

Alternative picnic areas are located in the Lake Macquarie Council area in and around the Morisset and Bonnells Bay foreshores. There is no public access to view the kangaroos that frequent the hospital site. Members of the public can contact the hospital administrative office on 02 4973 0222. 

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the NPWS Lake Munmorah area office on 02 4972 9000 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Wed 7 Dec 2022, 5.39pm to Mon 27 Jan 2025, 5.40pm. Last reviewed: Wed 7 Dec 2022, 5.43pm

Closed areas: Area closed - Pink Caves

Pink Caves are closed to visitors because they are extremely unsafe to visit.

The caves are filled with water at high tide. Even at low tide they can be dangerous, as ocean swell sends unpredictable waves sweeping into the caves and across the rock shelf. Sudden rogue waves can cause serious injury and may drag visitors across the rocks or out to sea.

There’s no lifeguard service in this area and access for emergency services is limited. There’s no approved walking track to this location. Access to the caves involves walking over a rock shelf which is slippery, uneven and dangerous.

Visitors should take care when traversing all rock shelves and coastal areas located within Munmorah State Conservation Area.

For further information call the NPWS Lake Munmorah office on 02 4972 9000.

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Applies from Thu 6 Oct 2022, 1.29pm. Last reviewed: Tue 10 Jan 2023, 9.21am

Closed areas: Moonee Beach access trail closure

The South Moonee beach access trail located at the northern end of the Moonee Beach fire trail will be closed indefinitely due to cultural heritage sensitivity.

Alternate access to the beach is provided via Moonee Beach Trail, or, Hooey Street Catherine Hill Bay.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the local NPWS office on 02 4972 9000.

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Applies from Wed 3 Aug 2022, 12.57pm. Last reviewed: Tue 17 Jan 2023, 8.18am

Safety alerts: Rock fishing safety

Rock fishing is a popular activity for many national park visitors and your safety whilst fishing is important. Parts of the NSW Central Coast are a declared high risk area due to large swells and hazardous surf conditions. In these high risk areas under the NSW Rock Fishing Safety Act 2016, you are required by law to wear an appropriate life jacket. This includes children and anyone helping you fish. This is regulated by NSW Fisheries and poses an on the spot $100 fine if non-compliant.

Before rock fishing you should always:

Stay safe, always watch the local conditions, never turn your back on the ocean and never fish alone.

If you’re in doubt don’t go out.

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Applies from Wed 3 Aug 2022, 10.43am. Last reviewed: Tue 17 Jan 2023, 8.18am

Safety alerts: Rock fishing safety

Rock fishing is a popular activity for many national park visitors and your safety whilst fishing is important. Parts of the NSW Central Coast are a declared high risk area due to large swells and hazardous surf conditions. In these high risk areas under the NSW Rock Fishing Safety Act 2016, you are required by law to wear an appropriate life jacket. This includes children and anyone helping you fish. This is regulated by NSW Fisheries and poses an on the spot $100 fine if non-compliant.

Before rock fishing you should always:

Stay safe, always watch the local conditions, never turn your back on the ocean and never fish alone.

If you’re in doubt don’t go out.

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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/colongra-swamp-nature-reserve/local-alerts

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