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Heathcote National Park

Current alerts in this area

Last reviewed: Sun 19 May 2019, 6.53pm

Applies from Fri 17 May 2019, 9.12am. Last reviewed: Sun 19 May 2019, 6.53pm.

Hazard reduction burns: Waterfall West Darangan Hazard Reduction

There is a fire in this park called Waterfall West Darangan Hazard Reduction. 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 Wed 15 May 2019, 2.17pm to Tue 21 May 2019, 9.00am. Last reviewed: Wed 15 May 2019, 3.38pm.

Closed areas: Areas closed for hazard reduction burn

Some areas in Heathcote National Park will be closed from Friday 17 May to Monday 20 May 2019. This is because NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service is undertaking a hazard reduction burn at Waterfall. This closure may be extended and any extension will be posted as soon as possible. The closed areas are:

  • Lake Talooma trail and Lake Talooma
  • Kingfisher Pool track and campground
  • Bullawarring track
  • Mooray track
  • 108 and Powerline East fire trail

You will only be able to access Camp Coutts Scout camp by prior application through Scouts NSW.

Penalties apply for non-complianceFor more information, please call Royal National Park Visitor Centre on 02 9542 0666 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Nearby alerts

Applies from Fri 17 May 2019, 9.12am. Last reviewed: Sun 19 May 2019, 6.53pm

Hazard reduction burns: Waterfall West Darangan Hazard Reduction

There is a fire in this park called Waterfall West Darangan Hazard Reduction. 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 Wed 15 May 2019, 2.17pm to Tue 21 May 2019, 9.00am. Last reviewed: Wed 15 May 2019, 3.38pm

Closed areas: Areas closed for hazard reduction burn

Some areas in Heathcote National Park will be closed from Friday 17 May to Monday 20 May 2019. This is because NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service is undertaking a hazard reduction burn at Waterfall. This closure may be extended and any extension will be posted as soon as possible. The closed areas are:

  • Lake Talooma trail and Lake Talooma
  • Kingfisher Pool track and campground
  • Bullawarring track
  • Mooray track
  • 108 and Powerline East fire trail

You will only be able to access Camp Coutts Scout camp by prior application through Scouts NSW.

Penalties apply for non-complianceFor more information, please call Royal National Park Visitor Centre on 02 9542 0666 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Fri 4 Jan 2019, 12.53pm. Last reviewed: Wed 16 Jan 2019, 3.30pm

Other planned events: Figure Eight Pools - check the wave risk forecast before visiting

If you’re thinking about visiting Figure Eight Pools, stay safe and check our webpage before you go. Our new wave risk forecast tool will show you the best day and time to visit and can predict ocean conditions 4 days in advance. For more information please call the Royal National Park Visitor Centre on 02 9542 0648.

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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.

View a map of the affected area (PDF 130KB).

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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/heathcote-national-park/local-alerts

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Emergency services

For all NSW fires visit the Rural Fire Service

For the latest information on wildfires in your area please contact the NSW Rural Fire Service.

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A tree, Waterfall to Kingfisher Pool loop, Heathcote National Park. Photo: Andy Richards