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Garigal National Park

Current alerts in this area

Last reviewed: Mon 6 August 2018, 10.38am

Applies from Wed 1 Aug 2018, 11.15am to Thu 31 Jan 2019, 11.16am. Last reviewed: Mon 6 Aug 2018, 10.38am.

Other planned events: 1080 fox baiting program underway

1080 poison (sodium fluoroacetate), as buried baits or ejector capsules, are laid continually on tracks and trails in Garigal National Park, and will be from Wednesday 1 August 2018 to Thursday 31 January 2019. Do not touch baits or ejector devices - they contain poison. 1080 is lethal to dogs and cats, and pet owners are reminded that domestic animals are not permitted in national parks.

For further information during business hours please call the NPWS Sydney North (Forestville) area office on (02) 9451 3479.

Applies from Wed 21 Oct 2015, 2.00pm. Last reviewed: Mon 17 Oct 2016, 2.00pm.

Closed areas: Casuarina Track closed between Boree Road and Davidson picnic area

Casuarina track between Boree Road and Davidson picnic area, Forestville is closed due to safety concerns regarding the stairway down to the picnic area. Lyrebird track is the recommended alternative access which connects to the Governor Philip Walk or Ferguson Street. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact the NPWS Forestville office on (02) 9451 3479 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Wed 10 Feb 2016, 3.18pm. Last reviewed: Mon 8 Aug 2016, 1.30pm.

Closed areas: Flat Rock track - partial closure

A section of Flat Rock track - from the Killarney Drive entrance to the Downpatrick Street entrance - is currently closed until further notice due to track safety issues where the track passes through private property near Killarney Point:

  • Walkers heading west should exit Flat Rock track at the eastern end of Killarney Drive and use Killarney Drive until you reach Downpatrick Street. Then walk down the street and re-enter Flat Rock track from the Downpatrick Street fire trail.
  • Walkers heading east should exit Flat Rock track at the Downpatrick Street fire trail and use Downpatrick Street, then Killarney Drive until you reach the end of Killarney Drive. Re-enter Flat Rock track from the Killarney Drive entrance.

For more information, please contact the NPWS Ku-ring-gai Chase area Forestville office on (02) 9451 3479.

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Nearby alerts

Applies from Wed 5 Dec 2018, 7.23pm. Last reviewed: Thu 6 Dec 2018, 11.13am

Other planned events: North Head Scenic Drive gate opening and closing times

North Head Scenic Drive gate closing and opening times will change in summer and winter. The following times include:

  • From Thursday 6 December 2018: In summer, the gate is open from 5am until 8.30pm
  • From Monday 1 April 2019: In winter, the gate is open from 6am until 6pm

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Applies from Fri 30 Nov 2018, 4.01pm. Last reviewed: Mon 3 Dec 2018, 12.17pm

Closed areas: Bottle and Glass New Year's Eve closure

Bottle and Glass Point in Nielsen Park will be closed to the public on New Year's Eve from 5pm on Monday 31 December 2018 to 5am on Tuesday 1 January 2019.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information contact the NPWS Vaucluse area office on 02 9337 5511.

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Applies from Fri 30 Nov 2018, 3.56pm to Wed 2 Jan 2019, 11.00am. Last reviewed: Mon 3 Dec 2018, 12.13pm

Closed areas: South Head New Year's Eve closure

South Head will be closed to the public from 5pm on Monday 31 December to 5am on Tuesday 1 January 2019.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the NPWS Vaucluse area office on 02 9337 5511.

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Applies from Fri 30 Nov 2018, 10.20am to Wed 2 Jan 2019, 11.00am. Last reviewed: Fri 30 Nov 2018, 11.53am

Closed areas: Hermitage Foreshore closed

Hermitage Foreshore, including Strickland House and Milk Beach, is closed to the public from 7am on Monday 31 December 2018 to 3am on Tuesday 1 January 2019. 

Only ticket holders can access these areas on Monday 31 December 2018 to attend NYE events

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Applies from Thu 29 Nov 2018, 4.23pm to Sun 17 Feb 2019, 3.40pm. Last reviewed: Thu 29 Nov 2018, 5.09pm

Other planned events: Bradleys Head Road closed due to SailGP event

Bradleys Head Road, past Athol Hall carpark is closed to all vehicles between Thursday 14 February and Saturday 16 February 2019 due to an event. All areas will still be accessible to pedestrians during the closure.

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Applies from Thu 29 Nov 2018, 4.41pm to Fri 4 Jan 2019, 4.30pm. Last reviewed: Thu 29 Nov 2018, 5.00pm

Other planned events: Bradleys Head Road due to New Year's Eve

Bradleys Head Road will be closed to vehicles between Friday 28 December and Thursday 3 January 2018. All sites will still be accessible to pedestrians during this time. Please note that only New Year's Eve ticket holders will be allowed access to Bradleys Head on Monday 31 December 2018. Please refer to NYE Sydney Harbour events page for more information.

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Applies from Thu 29 Nov 2018, 4.47pm to Tue 1 Jan 2019, 4.42pm. Last reviewed: Thu 29 Nov 2018, 4.59pm

Other planned events: North Head due to New Year's Eve

North Head will be closed to all vehicles on the following dates:

  • Wednesday 26 December 2018
  • Monday 31 December 2018

All areas will still be accessible to pedestrians during the closure. Please refer to New Year's Eve North Head for more information.

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Applies from Thu 29 Nov 2018, 4.10pm to Wed 2 Jan 2019, 11.00am. Last reviewed: Thu 29 Nov 2018, 4.39pm

Closed areas: Strickland House estate

Strickland House and Milk beach are both closed to the public between 7am Monday 31 December 2018 and 3am Tuesday 1 January 2019. Each location is open to ticket holders only on Monday 31 December 2018 to attend the NYE events.

For more information, contact NPWS Vaucluse office on 02 9337 5511.

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Applies from Thu 29 Nov 2018, 4.06pm to Wed 2 Jan 2019, 11.00am. Last reviewed: Thu 29 Nov 2018, 4.35pm

Closed areas: Nielsen Park and Hermitage Foreshore closure for New Year's Eve

Nielsen Park and Hermitage Foreshore are closed to the public between 7am Monday 31 December 2018 and 3am Tuesday 1 January 2019.  Each location is open on Monday 31 December 2018 for ticket holders only to attend the NYE events.

For more information, contact NPWS Vaucluse office on 02 9337 5511.

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Applies from Thu 29 Nov 2018, 3.37pm to Sat 5 Jan 2019, 11.00am. Last reviewed: Thu 29 Nov 2018, 5.31pm

Closed areas: Shark and Clark Island closure for New Year's Eve

Clark Island and Shark Island are closed to the public between 7am Friday 28 December 2018 and 7am Friday 4 January 2019. Each Island is open on Monday 31 December 2018 for ticket holders only to attend the NYE events.

For more information, contact NPWS Vaucluse office on 02 9337 5511.

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Applies from Thu 29 Nov 2018, 3.35pm. Last reviewed: Fri 7 Dec 2018, 2.25pm

Closed areas: Shark Island closures

Shark Island will be closed to the public on the following dates, due to events being held there:

  • Saturday 15 December 2018, 8am to 8pm
  • Friday 8 March 2019, 8am to 8pm

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact NPWS Vaucluse area office on 02 9337 5511 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Thu 29 Nov 2018, 3.32pm. Last reviewed: Thu 29 Nov 2018, 4.11pm

Closed areas: Rodd Island closure

Rodd Island will be closed on 15 December 2018, 8am to 8pm to the public due to an exclusive function. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact NPWS Vaucluse office on 02 9337 5511 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Thu 29 Nov 2018, 3.31pm to Sun 17 Feb 2019, 11.00am. Last reviewed: Thu 29 Nov 2018, 4.10pm

Closed areas: Clark Island closure

Clark Island will be closed from Thursday 14 February to Saturday 16 February 2019 to the public due to an exclusive event.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact our NPWS Vaucluse office on 02 9337 5511 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Sun 12 Aug 2018, 9.30am. Last reviewed: Sat 11 Aug 2018, 11.08am

Hazard reduction burns: Pogson HR

There is a fire in this park called Pogson HR. 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 Mon 9 Jul 2018, 11.06am. Last reviewed: Fri 27 Jul 2018, 12.34pm

Closed areas: Fort Denison closed

Fort Denison is closed to visitors from Saturday 2 June 2018 until further notice, due to site maintenance.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, call the NPWS Vaucluse area office on (02) 9337 5511 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Wed 1 Aug 2018, 11.23am to Thu 31 Jan 2019, 11.23am. Last reviewed: Mon 6 Aug 2018, 10.38am

Other planned events: 1080 fox baiting program underway

1080 poison (sodium fluoroacetate), as buried baits or ejector capsules, are laid continually on tracks and trails in Sydney Harbour National Park (Chowder Bay, Dobroyd, Bradleys, Georges, Middle and North headlands), and will be from Wednesday 1 August 2018 to Thursday 31 January 2019. Do not touch baits or ejector devices - they contain poison. 1080 is lethal to dogs and cats, and pet owners are reminded that domestic animals are not permitted in national parks.

For further information during business hours please call the NPWS Sydney North (Middle Head) area office on (02) 9960 6266.

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Applies from Wed 1 Aug 2018, 11.19am to Tue 1 Jan 2019, 11.19am. Last reviewed: Mon 6 Aug 2018, 10.38am

Other planned events: 1080 fox baiting program underway

1080 poison (sodium fluoroacetate), as buried baits or ejector capsules, are laid continually on tracks and trails in Lane Cove National Park, and will be from Wednesday 1 August 2018 to Thursday 31 January 2019. Do not touch baits or ejector devices - they contain poison. 1080 is lethal to dogs and cats, and pet owners are reminded that domestic animals are not permitted in national parks.

For further information during business hours please call the NPWS Sydney West (Lane Cove National Park) area office on (02) 8448 0400.

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Applies from Wed 1 Aug 2018, 11.15am to Thu 31 Jan 2019, 11.16am. Last reviewed: Mon 6 Aug 2018, 10.38am

Other planned events: 1080 fox baiting program underway

1080 poison (sodium fluoroacetate), as buried baits or ejector capsules, are laid continually on tracks and trails in Garigal National Park, and will be from Wednesday 1 August 2018 to Thursday 31 January 2019. Do not touch baits or ejector devices - they contain poison. 1080 is lethal to dogs and cats, and pet owners are reminded that domestic animals are not permitted in national parks.

For further information during business hours please call the NPWS Sydney North (Forestville) area office on (02) 9451 3479.

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Applies from Wed 1 Aug 2018, 11.08am to Thu 31 Jan 2019, 11.08am. Last reviewed: Mon 6 Aug 2018, 10.38am

Other planned events: 1080 fox baiting program underway

1080 poison (sodium fluoroacetate), as buried baits or ejector capsules, are laid continually on tracks and trails in Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park, and will be from Wednesday 1 August 2018 to Thursday 31 January 2019. Do not touch baits or ejector devices - they contain poison. 1080 is lethal to dogs and cats, and pet owners are reminded that domestic animals are not permitted in national parks.

For further information during business hours please call the NPWS Sydney North (Forestville) area office on (02) 9451 3479.

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Applies from Tue 20 Mar 2018, 3.10pm to Thu 4 Apr 2019, 10.24am. Last reviewed: Fri 6 Jul 2018, 8.55am

Safety alerts: Restricted access on Quarry trail and Benowie walking track

Access restrictions and track closures are in place along trails that cross land managed by Hornsby Rifle Range as a Range Danger Area. The Hornsby Rifle Range Danger Area is closed to the public. 

These closures include:

  • An 800m section of Quarry fire trail, between Quarry Road, Dural and Tunks Ridge campground
  • An 800m section of Quarry fire trail, 300m in from the Stewart Avenue entrance at Hornsby
  • The section of track between Steele Bridge and Fishponds waterhole. Please use the Great North Walk detour through Hornsby Heights or access to Quarry Road, Dural is via Pogsons Link walking track.

For further information on closures please contact Hornsby Rifle Range on their 24-hour contact number 0417 201 606 or visit the Hornsby Rifle Range website for further information.

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Applies from Mon 4 Jun 2018, 3.00pm. Last reviewed: Fri 6 Jul 2018, 8.54am

Safety alerts: Swimming safety in Berowra Valley National Park

Swimming is not advisable in Bewrowra Creek at certain times as the water may be subject to variable pollution levels. Please refer to the Hornsby Shire Council website before swimming in Berowra Creek.

Swimming at Fishponds is not advised at any time due to heavy water pollution

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the NPWS Chatswood area office on (02) 8448 0400 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Mon 16 Apr 2018, 11.49am. Last reviewed: Wed 30 May 2018, 1.51pm

Closed areas: Closure of unathorised track near Ryland trail

NPWS will be closing and rehabilitating a section of an unauthorised track near Par 3 golf course in Terrey Hills. The track runs through an important Saving Our Species site, adjacent to Ryland trail in Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park.

The unauthorised track runs through very important habitat for the critically endangered greville caylei and Duffys Forest Endangered Ecological Community. As such, NPWS will be working to protect these and other species and asks the public to please avoid using the area.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, call (02) 9451 3479 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Fri 3 Mar 2017, 3.22pm. Last reviewed: Wed 26 Jul 2017, 2.18pm

Closed areas: Fairfax lookout partial closure

Parts of the western, southern and eastern lookouts along Fairfax walking track have been closed due to cliff instability. The temporary closure is for the safety of the public, and fencing and signage have been installed advising of the closures. These closures will remain in place until works are undertaken to make the area safe. Fairfax walking track and carparks are open.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For further information please contact the NPWS Sydney Harbour area office on (02) 9337 5511 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Tue 23 Aug 2016, 10.51am. Last reviewed: Mon 23 Jul 2018, 11.21am

Closed areas: Collins Flat closed

Collins Flat Beach is currently unavailable for venue hire. This is due to the impact of high visitation on the critical penguin habitat at this location. This closure will be reviewed at the end of the breeding season in February 2019. Penalties apply for non-compliance.

For more information, please contact the NPWS Mosman area office on (02) 9960 6266 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Wed 21 Oct 2015, 2.00pm. Last reviewed: Mon 17 Oct 2016, 2.00pm

Closed areas: Casuarina Track closed between Boree Road and Davidson picnic area

Casuarina track between Boree Road and Davidson picnic area, Forestville is closed due to safety concerns regarding the stairway down to the picnic area. Lyrebird track is the recommended alternative access which connects to the Governor Philip Walk or Ferguson Street. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact the NPWS Forestville office on (02) 9451 3479 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Wed 10 Feb 2016, 3.18pm. Last reviewed: Mon 8 Aug 2016, 1.30pm

Closed areas: Flat Rock track - partial closure

A section of Flat Rock track - from the Killarney Drive entrance to the Downpatrick Street entrance - is currently closed until further notice due to track safety issues where the track passes through private property near Killarney Point:

  • Walkers heading west should exit Flat Rock track at the eastern end of Killarney Drive and use Killarney Drive until you reach Downpatrick Street. Then walk down the street and re-enter Flat Rock track from the Downpatrick Street fire trail.
  • Walkers heading east should exit Flat Rock track at the Downpatrick Street fire trail and use Downpatrick Street, then Killarney Drive until you reach the end of Killarney Drive. Re-enter Flat Rock track from the Killarney Drive entrance.

For more information, please contact the NPWS Ku-ring-gai Chase area Forestville office on (02) 9451 3479.

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Applies from Tue 1 Dec 2015, 1.46pm. Last reviewed: Mon 8 Aug 2016, 8.52am

Closed areas: Lane Cove National Park toilet closures

From Monday 7 December 2015, some toilets within this park will be closed during the week, opening only on weekends and public holidays. Toilets affected are:

  • Blue Wren and Illoura (Areas 4-5)
  • Carters Creek (Area 9)
  • Scribbly Gums (Area 17)
  • Bakers Flat (Area 28)
  • Haynes Flat (Area 32)

Please note: this does not apply to bookings- toilets will be opened for any bookings. For more information, please contact the NPWS Valleys Area office on (02) 8448 0400.

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Applies from Thu 29 Nov 2018, 3.26pm to Thu 21 Feb 2019, 11.00am. Last reviewed: Thu 29 Nov 2018, 4.03pm

Closed areas: Shark Island closure

Shark Island will be closed to the public due to an exclusive event on the following dates:

  • Monday 28 January to Thursday 31 January 2019
  • Thursday 12 February to Wednesday 20 February 2019.

The island will be open to the public as usual from Tuesday 1 February to Monday 11 February 2019.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact our NPWS Vaucluse area office on 02 9337 5511 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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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/garigal-national-park/local-alerts

Contact

  • in the Sydney and surrounds region
  • Garigal National Park is open 6am to 6.30pm (8pm during daylight savings) but may have to close at times due to poor weather or fire danger.

  • Park entry fees:

    $8 per vehicle per day. The park has coin-operated or credit card pay and display machines. Bus: $4.40 per adult, $2.20 per child (per day).

    Other fees:

    There is no daily entry fee for teachers/educational supervisors (1 adult per 10 children). Group bookings: under the National Parks and Wildlife Regulation 2009, prior written approval is required for organised groups of 40 or more people planning to visit the park. Contact the park office prior to your visit.

    Buy an annual pass.
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    • Bobbin Head Information Centre
      02 9472 8949
      Contact hours: 10am to 4pm daily. 9am to 4pm during summer school holidays, closed 12pm-12:30pm. Closed Christmas Day.
    • Bobbin Head, Ku-ring-gai Chase Road, Mount Colah NSW 2080
    • Email: bobbin.head@environment.nsw.gov.au
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Emergency services

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Boat jetty, Garigal National Park. Photo: Kevin McGrath