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Crowdy Bay National Park

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What we're doing

Park management activities

Crowdy Bay 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

Endangered habitats are found in Crowdy Bay National Park. NPWS is committed to the survival of endangered species and the ecosystems on which they depend, and works to educate the public on sustainable national park visitation wherever possible. Interpretive information on the topic is regularly maintained within this park. Programs to rehabilitate damaged parkland is also ongoing.

Conservation program

Regional native vegetation mapping and classification

Creating a comprehensive guide to plant biodiversity in NSW, ecologists are conducting vegetation mapping and classification. Through the compilation of data, they are able to determine the baseline state-wide layer of native vegetation. This influences conservation policy and offers valuable insight into how plant life in NSW is changing over time.

Managing weeds, pest animals and other threats

Pests and weeds have a significant impact to the ecosystems within Crowdy Bay National Park. Risk assessments for new and emerging weeds are carried out as an ongoing initiative within the park. Pest management of weeds such as bitou bush and lantana, and vertebrate pests like foxes is a priority and an important part of the work NPWS does to protect the integrity of biodiversity which exists within Crowdy Bay National Park.

Conservation program

Bitou bush threat abatement plan

Bitou bush poses a serious and widespread threat to threatened species populations and ecological communities on the NSW coast. The NPWS bitou bush threat abatement plan helps to reduce the impact of weeds at priority sites using control measures such as ground spraying, aerial spraying, biological control and physical removal.

Developing visitor facilities and experiences

Crowdy Bay National Park is committed to keeping its visitors safe and informed, and this extends to issues of park access. Maintenance of national park infrastructure, including roads and access systems, is ongoing in this park, with relevant upgrades designed to further protect beaches and other natural assets.

Conserving our Aboriginal culture

Aboriginal culture is of great value to NPWS and the wider community, and the conditions of Crowdy Bay National Park’s significant Aboriginal sites and assets are monitored and conserved. In doing this, NPWS liaises with local Aboriginal communities wherever possible, and NPWS consideration of new interpretation projects is ongoing.

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.

Conservation program

Planning for fire

Bushfires are inevitable across fire-prone vegetation types within NSW national parks. NPWS prepares for wildfires by working with other fire agencies, reserve neighbours and the community to ensure protection of life, property and biodiversity. Every park has its own fire management strategy, devised in consultation with partner fire authorities and the community to plan and prioritise fire management.

Contact

  • in the North Coast region
  • Crowdy Bay 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. Pay park entry fees at the Diamond Head campground onsite office.

    Buy annual pass
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Get involved

Crowdy Bay bush regeneration

Crowdy Bay bush regeneration

If you want to help restore sand dunes and littoral rainforest in gorgeous Crowdy Bay National Park, volunteer for our working bees, held in winter and spring.

Yellow Flower. Photo: Debby McGerty