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Applies from Sat 24 Jul 2021, 10.47am to Fri 30 Jul 2021, 10.48am. Last reviewed: Sat 24 Jul 2021, 10.52am

Closed areas: Currawong and Bus Stop car park closures

Currawong Flat and Bus Stop car parks will be closed for essential maintenance from Mon 26/7/2021 to Thursday 22/7/2021 with no vehicle access, however the picnic grounds associated with these car parks are still accessible on foot. Wattle Forest picnic area will be impacted by this closure also.

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Applies from Mon 28 Jun 2021, 10.51am to Sat 31 Jul 2021, 8.52am. Last reviewed: Thu 15 Jul 2021, 5.39pm

Closed areas: Audley Visitor Centre closed due to COVID-19

Royal National Park Visitor Centre at Audley is closed until Saturday 31 July 2021 to protect the health and safety of our visitors and staff in line with current NSW Health orders.

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 Sun 27 Jun 2021, 1.15pm to Sat 31 Jul 2021, 8.00am. Last reviewed: Thu 15 Jul 2021, 5.05pm

Closed areas: Picnic areas closed due to COVID-19

All picnic areas in this park are closed from Sunday 27 June until Saturday 31 July 2021 to protect the health and safety of 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 Mon 22 Mar 2021, 6.00am to Thu 29 Jul 2021, 8.00pm. Last reviewed: Tue 13 Jul 2021, 9.36am

Closed areas: The Coast track closed at Burning Palms

The Coast track at Burning Palms will be subject to closures due to a major upgrade taking place from Monday 22 March to 29 July 2021.

The track will be closed from 8am Monday to 4pm Thursday every week during the closure period. The track will remain open every Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

These works will affect access to:

  • Figure 8 Pools
  • Palm Jungle loop track
  • The Coast track between Burning Palms and Otford lookout

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For further information, please visit the Environment, Energy and Science website or contact the Royal National Park Visitors Centre on 02 9542 0648.

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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 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 Tue 8 Jun 2021, 7.00am to Fri 30 Jul 2021, 11.00pm. Last reviewed: Thu 24 Jun 2021, 6.35pm

Closed areas: Bonnie Vale coastal repairs

Coastal protection works are underway to the western section of the Bonnie Vale picnic area (near campground entrance). The walking track between Maianbar and Bonnie Vale is open to pedestrians. Access to Deeban Spit will be impacted. Please stay on the track and avoid the fenced work area.

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

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Applies from Thu 13 May 2021, 8.00am to Wed 17 Nov 2021, 12.00am. Last reviewed: Tue 15 Jun 2021, 3.37pm

Other planned events: Notice of 1080 Baiting

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) will be conducting an ongoing aerial and ground baiting program in this park from Monday 17 May to Wednesday 17 November 2021. The operation will involve the use of meat baits, meat bait products and ejectors containing 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of wild dogs and foxes.

This program is designed to minimise the impact of foxes on wildlife, especially after the recent extensive bushfires, and to minimise the impact of wild dogs and foxes on neighbouring stock. This program is carried out as part of the following Blue Mountains Branch Pest Management Strategies: Western Hunter Wild Dog Management Plan, Central Hunter Wild Dog Management Plan & Post Fire Aerial Baiting Program.

All baiting locations will be identified 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 locations. In the event of accidental poisoning seek immediate veterinary assistance.

For further information please email or call the NPWS Bulga Office on (02) 6574 5555

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 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 Fri 14 Aug 2020, 12.09pm. Last reviewed: Fri 21 Aug 2020, 1.24pm

Safety alerts: Diversion on Mount Keira Ring track

The staircase on the western side of Mount Keira Road at the junction of Mount Keira Road and Queen Elizabeth Drive has been closed off for repairs. Please follow the relevant signage for a slight detour to the ring track at the crossing of Queen Elizabeth Drive.

If completing the loop in a clockwise direction: head north uphill of the closed staircase for roughly 50m until you come to an opening by the road. Take care crossing the road at this point and re-join the track at the usual entry point to the eastern side of the loop.

If completing the loop in an anticlockwise direction: when you get to Queen Elizabeth Drive crossing head north for roughly 50m from the point of entry to the western side of the loop. Re-join the track at this point.

For more information, please contact the local NPWS office.

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