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Kamay Botany Bay National Park

Current alerts in this area

Last reviewed: Wed 12 September 2018, 12.10pm

Applies from Wed 12 Sep 2018, 10.18am. Last reviewed: Wed 12 Sep 2018, 12.10pm.

Closed areas: Walking tracks upgrade

The walking track access between Cape Banks and Henry Head is affected due to walking track upgrades.

Cape Banks and Cape Banks walking track in September 2018:

  • Cape Banks is open (no access to Henry Head), some delays to be expected due to construction
  • The track is closed from Cape Banks to Henry Head

Henry Head walking track between September 2018 to January 2019:

  • Open to Cruwee Beach. The track is closed from Cruwee Beach to Cape Banks.

NPWS apologises for the inconvenience. For more information please phone the NPWS Nielsen Park office on 02 9337 5511.

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Nearby alerts

Applies from Tue 18 Sep 2018, 11.21am to Mon 24 Sep 2018, 11.14am. Last reviewed: Fri 21 Sep 2018, 6.10pm

Safety alerts: Swimming not recommended at Wattamolla

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service requires that visitors do not swim, snorkel or scuba dive at Wattamolla Beach, due to a decaying whale carcass and shark activity that is currently in the immediate area. Penalties apply.

For further information call the NPWS Royal National Park Visitor Centre on 02 9542 0648. 

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Applies from Fri 21 Sep 2018, 8.49am to Sun 23 Sep 2018, 10.00am. Last reviewed: Fri 21 Sep 2018, 2.08pm

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 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 Wed 12 Sep 2018, 10.18am. Last reviewed: Wed 12 Sep 2018, 12.10pm

Closed areas: Walking tracks upgrade

The walking track access between Cape Banks and Henry Head is affected due to walking track upgrades.

Cape Banks and Cape Banks walking track in September 2018:

  • Cape Banks is open (no access to Henry Head), some delays to be expected due to construction
  • The track is closed from Cape Banks to Henry Head

Henry Head walking track between September 2018 to January 2019:

  • Open to Cruwee Beach. The track is closed from Cruwee Beach to Cape Banks.

NPWS apologises for the inconvenience. For more information please phone the NPWS Nielsen Park office on 02 9337 5511.

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Applies from Sun 22 Oct 2017, 3.32pm. Last reviewed: Wed 19 Sep 2018, 2.54pm

Other planned events: 1080 fox baiting program underway

A 1080 fox baiting program is underway at Towra Point Nature Reserve. 1080 poison can affect non-target species (for example, dogs and cats). The program will finish on Saturday 31 March 2018.

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Applies from Mon 12 Jun 2017, 11.28am. Last reviewed: Thu 20 Sep 2018, 10.44am

Safety alerts: Malabar Headland Rifle Range operation schedule

1. For public safety, the eastern section of Malabar Headland National Park is closed during ANZAC Rifle Range operations.

These closures may occur with little or no notice. 

2. Do not enter the eastern section of the park (including Boora Point walking track) when:

  • Red flags are flying above the range
  • There are warning signs at the park's entry points (South Maroubra Beach and Fishermans Road carpark)
  • Park entry gates are closed.

3. When is the eastern section of the park closed?

  • Every Saturday 
  • Every 1st Sunday of the month
  • Every 3rd Sunday of the month
  • Wednesday 3 October 2018
  • Thursday 4 October 2018
  • Friday 5 October 2018
  • Saturday 6 October 2018
  • Sunday 7 October 2018

These closures apply to the eastern section of the park only, including Boora Point walking track.

They do not apply to the western section of the park, including Western Escarpment walking track.

The range operation schedule is provided by the NSW Rifle Association (the range authority).

4. Contacts

To contact the ANZAC Rifle Range, call (02) 9661 4532.

To contact the NPWS area office, email the Environment line or call (02) 9337 5511.

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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/kamay-botany-bay-national-park/local-alerts

Contact

Emergency services

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Cape Baily lighthouse, Kamay Botany Bay National Park. Photo: John Spencer