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Dharawal National Park

Current alerts in this area

Last reviewed: Tue 8 November 2016, 9.30am

Applies from Fri 26 Sep 2014, 8.25am. Last reviewed: Tue 8 Nov 2016, 9.30am.

Closed areas: No public access to areas located within the Sydney Catchment Area

Some areas of this park are closed as they are located within a Water Catchment Special Area.  These areas are closed to the public except with the consent of the Sydney Catchment Authority. Closed areas include the South Eastern section of the park, between the Southern Freeway and the Princes Highway. Penalties apply for non-compliance For more information, please contact NPWS Illawarra Area Office on (02) 4223 3000 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

Nearby alerts

Applies from Wed 26 Sep 2018, 9.42am to Fri 28 Sep 2018, 10.00am. Last reviewed: Wed 26 Sep 2018, 9.44am

Safety alerts: Figure Eight Pools - moderate risk

  • It’s unsafe to visit Figure Eight Pools now
  • Waves are likely to wash across the rock platform
  • It’s difficult to see the pools in these conditions

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Applies from Wed 26 Sep 2018, 9.40am to Fri 28 Sep 2018, 8.30pm. Last reviewed: Wed 26 Sep 2018, 9.56am

Closed areas: Wattamolla Beach closed

Wattamolla Beach and lagoon is closed  for essential park management operations and there is currently no access to the beach and lagoon. The picnic area  and visitor facilities remains open, bush walkers accessing the Coast track through Wattamolla will not be affected.  This closure will remain in place until further notice.  Further information regarding the duration of the closure  will be advised as soon as it is known.     

 

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact Royal National Park Visitor Centre or area office on 02 9542 0666 or 02 9542 0632, or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Mon 24 Sep 2018, 2.38pm. Last reviewed: Mon 24 Sep 2018, 3.47pm

Safety alerts: No visitor access to Wattamolla Beach

Visitor access is not permitted to the water at Wattamolla Beach. This is due to a large whale carcass in the area and related shark activity.

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Applies from Wed 19 Sep 2018, 8.33am to Thu 31 Jan 2019, 8.51am. Last reviewed: Thu 20 Sep 2018, 8.55am

Closed areas: Bonnie Vale campground

The Bonnie Vale campground is currently closed and will remain closed until further notice. This closure is to allow for the remediation of asbestos containing material surfacing onsite.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information please visit:

You can also visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Sat 1 Sep 2018, 5.24pm to Sun 31 Mar 2019, 11.03am. Last reviewed: Thu 13 Sep 2018, 2.13pm

Fire bans: Blue Mountains National Park part-park fire ban

A solid fuel fire ban is in place in this park and remains in effect until Sunday 31 March 2019. The fire ban applies to all areas of the park except for Euroka, Burralow Creek, Mt Werong and Batsch Camp picnic areas and campgrounds. During park fire ban periods, all campfire and solid fuel (wood, heat beads, charcoal, briquettes, hexamite) barbecues and stoves are prohibited. Gas and electric barbecues and cookers are permitted as long as:

  • They're under direct control of an adult
  • The ground within 2 m of the barbecue is cleared of all flammable materials
  • There's an adequate supply of water (minimum of a bucket)

If a Total Fire Ban is in place, please contact the local park office before using a gas and or electric barbecue or cooker.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. Find more information about fire bans in parks and reserves including your responsibilities, visit the NSW National Parks fire safety page.

Applies from Sat 1 Sep 2018, 3.50pm to Sun 31 Mar 2019, 3.51pm. Last reviewed: Wed 22 Aug 2018, 10.22am

Fire bans: Fire Ban - Wollemi National Park

A solid fuel fire ban is in place in this park and remains in effect until Wednesday Sunday 31 March 2019.

The fire ban applies to all areas of the park except for Colo Meroo, Coorongooba, Dunns Swamp, Newnes and Wheeny Creek picnic and campgrounds.

During park fire ban periods, all campfire and solid fuel (wood, heat beads, charcoal, briquettes, hexamite) barbecues and stoves are prohibited. Gas and electric barbecues and cookers are permitted as long as:

  • they're under direct control of an adult
  • the ground within 2m of the barbecue is cleared of all flammable materials
  • there's an adequate supply of water (minimum of a bucket).

If a Total Fire Ban is in place, please contact the local park office before using a gas and or electric barbecue or cooker.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. Find more information about fire bans in parks and reserves including your responsibilities, visit the NSW National Parks fire safety page.

Applies from Fri 26 Sep 2014, 8.43am. Last reviewed: Tue 8 Nov 2016, 9.29am

Closed areas: Areas closed due to rock falls

Some areas of this park are closed to public access due to rock fall hazards. Closed areas are: 

  • The northern section of the Mt Keira Ring track that extends west from the Mt Pleasant track to the stairs leading up to Queen Elizabeth Drive
  • All areas above Mt Keira Ring track to Mt Keira summit, except for the Dave Walsh track and the rock-climbing area on the western face of Mt Keira.

For more information, please contact the NPWS Illawarra area office on (02) 4224 4188.

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Applies from Fri 26 Sep 2014, 8.25am. Last reviewed: Tue 8 Nov 2016, 9.30am

Closed areas: No public access to areas located within the Sydney Catchment Area

Some areas of this park are closed as they are located within a Water Catchment Special Area.  These areas are closed to the public except with the consent of the Sydney Catchment Authority. Closed areas include the South Eastern section of the park, between the Southern Freeway and the Princes Highway. Penalties apply for non-compliance For more information, please contact NPWS Illawarra Area Office on (02) 4223 3000 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Fri 26 Sep 2014, 8.12am. Last reviewed: Tue 8 Nov 2016, 9.30am

Closed areas: No public access permitted. Reserve located entirely within Sydney Catchment Area

This park is entirely located within the Sydney Catchment Authority Special Area Zone. There is no public access. Penalties apply for non-compliance. Please contact the NPWS Illawarra area office for further information on (02) 4223 3000.

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Applies from Fri 1 May 2015, 4.12pm. Last reviewed: Thu 14 Jul 2016, 1.00pm

Safety alerts: Audley precinct in wet weather

Access across the Audley Weir may be closed due to river flooding during times of wet weather. During wet weather, NPWS advise park visitors to visit Live Traffic NSW to ascertain the status of the Weir crossing before commencing their travel to the park. During times of closure, access to Bundeena, Maianbar residential areas, Royal National Park Visitor Centre, including the Audley Dance hall and cafe, is via McKell Ave Waterfall.

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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/dharawal-national-park/local-alerts

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Emergency services

For all NSW fires visit the Rural Fire Service

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Pools of water on a rocky ledge. Photo: Lucas Boyd