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Kurnell area

Kamay Botany Bay National Park

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Last reviewed: Fri 10 November 2023, 8.47am

Applies from Wed 21 Jun 2023, 9.07am to Fri 29 Nov 2024, 9.09am. Last reviewed: Fri 10 Nov 2023, 8.47am.

Closed areas: Kurnell foreshore partial closure

Transport for NSW is constructing ferry wharves at Kurnell and La Perouse. Closures will be in place until late 2024. There will be no public access to the foreshore area between Prince Charles Parade and the wharf along Monument walking track. Alternative pedestrian pathways will be in place to allow public access into Kamay Botany Bay National Park.

For more information visit the Kamay Ferry Wharves project webpage.

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Applies from Wed 13 Oct 2021, 4.28pm. Last reviewed: Tue 17 Oct 2023, 10.47am.

Closed areas: Kurnell Visitor Centre closed for upgrades

Kurnell Visitor Centre is currently closed until further notice. The site is being prepared for a new visitor centre as part of the Kamay 2020 Project. 

Learn more about the improvements being made as part of the Kamay 2020 Master Plan Project or email the local area office.

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Nearby alerts

Applies from Tue 24 Oct 2023, 10.56am to Sun 30 Jun 2024, 5.00pm. Last reviewed: Thu 23 Nov 2023, 9.46am

Closed areas: The Coast track partial closure

Walking the full length of The Coast track from Otford to Bundeena or Bundeena to Otford is not currently possible, due to several track closures along its length. These closures are necessary due to repairs from rockfall, erosion and ongoing track upgrade works.

The closed areas are:

  • Palm Jungle Loop track between Burning Palms and Werrong lookout is closed from Tuesday 16 January 2023 to Sunday 30 June 2024 for track upgrades.
  • The Garie to Little Garie section of the track is closed due to hazardous rockfalls and erosion.
  • North Era campground is closed until further notice.
  • Garie Road, Garie Beach and the Garie precinct is closed until further notice. This is due to damage and subsidence to the road surface. Walkers approaching from the north (e.g. from Wattamolla or Bundeena) should exist the track via Curra Moors track.

Bushwalker access is available for the following sections of The Coast track:

  • South bound access- Bundeena to Curra Moors track via Wattamolla and return only. No access to Garie Beach.
  • North bound access - Available via North Era and return only. Access is via Garawarra Farm Ridge trail and Burgh Ridge Track during track upgrades
  • Figure 8 Pools access via Garawarra Ridge trail and Burgh Ridge track via Garawarra Farm only.  

For further information please contact the Royal National Park Visitor Centre on 02 9542 0648.

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Applies from Mon 23 Oct 2023, 7.00am to Tue 30 Apr 2024, 4.00pm. Last reviewed: Wed 22 Nov 2023, 3.35pm

Other planned events: Aquatic weed treatments in Hacking River

The NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service will be conducting a weed spraying operation at Audley, along the Hacking River, above Audley Weir.

The program will take place from Monday 23 October 2023 to Tuesday 30 April 2024, and involve the use of the herbicide metsulfuron-methyl, which treats senegal tea (a class 1 aquatic weed), and clipper tablets (active ingredient flumioxazin) to treat yellow water poppy.

Signs will be displayed during times of herbicide application.

For more information, contact the NPWS Royal National Park area office on 02 9542 0648.

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Applies from Tue 19 May 2020, 4.18pm. Last reviewed: Fri 17 Nov 2023, 11.40am

Closed areas: Closed areas due to rifle range operations

The eastern section of Malabar Headland National Park will be closed on the following dates/times due to ANZAC Rifle Range operations:

  • Every Saturday, 8am to 5pm
  • Every 1st, 3rd and 5th Sunday of the month, 8am to 5pm
  • Last shooting day of the year is Saturday 23 December 2023
  • First weekend of shooting in 2024 is Saturday 6 January to Sunday 7 January 2024
  • 2024 King's Championships (5 days), Wednesday 24 January to Sunday 28 January 2024

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

  • Red flags are flying above the range
  • The 'rifle range in use' warning signs are displayed at the park entry (South Maroubra Beach and Fishermans Road carpark)
  • Park entry gates are closed.

The western section of the park (Western Escarpment walking track) is open when the rifle range is in use.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the local area office on 02 9337 5511 or the ANZAC Rifle Range on 02 9661 4532.

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Applies from Mon 29 May 2023, 4.34pm to Fri 29 Dec 2023, 11.59pm. Last reviewed: Wed 15 Nov 2023, 10.55am

Closed areas: Areas closed for deer control program

Some areas in Royal National Park are closed to the public between sunset and sunrise from Monday 29 May 2023 to Friday 29 December 2023 to enable a deer control operation to be carried out.

The affected areas include:

  • All picnic areas in the Audley Precinct
  • Asset protection zones adjacent to Maianbar, Bundeena and East Heathcote.
  • Wattamolla and Garie picnic areas
  • North Era campground and coastal areas between Garie Beach and Figure 8 Pools
  • Garrawarra Farm
  • Lady Carrington Drive
  • Bonnie Vale campground and picnic area.

These closures will be signposted at the entry points to the closed areas. If you have approved bookings to camp you can still access campsites during these times.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the Royal National Park Visitor Centre on 02 9542 0648.

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Applies from Fri 6 May 2022, 11.03am. Last reviewed: Wed 15 Nov 2023, 10.53am

Safety alerts: Curra Moors track in poor condition

Sections of Curra Moors loop track are in poor condition due to erosion. Please use caution and be aware of unstable edges.

Planning for repairs is in progress. For more information, contact the Royal National Park Visitor Centre on 02 9542 0648.

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Applies from Fri 14 Jul 2023, 3.13pm. Last reviewed: Wed 11 Oct 2023, 3.21pm

Closed areas: North Era campground closed

North Era campground is closed until further notice due to operational activities. For more information please contact the local area office on 02 9542 0648.

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Applies from Wed 13 Sep 2023, 3.24pm. Last reviewed: Wed 20 Sep 2023, 11.21am

Safety alerts: Werrong Beach access track damaged

The Werrong Beach access track has been severely eroded at the beach access point. There are steep and uneven surfaces.

The track is recommended only for very experienced bushwalkers with specialised skills, including navigation and emergency first aid. Tracks are likely to be very rough, steep and unmarked. Walks may be more than 20km.

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Applies from Wed 30 Aug 2023, 12.10pm to Sun 31 Mar 2024, 10.32am. Last reviewed: Mon 28 Aug 2023, 12.11pm

Other planned events: 1080 pest management program

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service will be conducting a baiting program using manufactured baits, fresh baits and Canid Pest Ejectors (CPEs) containing 1080 poison (sodium fluroacetate) for the control of foxes. The program will take place between Wednesday 30 August 2023 and Sunday 31 March 2024 in Towra Point Nature Reserve.

Don’t touch baits or ejector devices. All baiting locations are identifiable 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 location. In the event of accidental poisoning seek immediate veterinary assistance.

Fox baiting in these reserves is aimed at reducing their impact on threatened species.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the NPWS Kurnell area office on 02 9668 2000 or the NPWS after hours call centre on 1300 056 294.

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Applies from Tue 12 Jul 2022, 4.30pm. Last reviewed: Mon 6 Nov 2023, 10.26am

Closed areas: Garie Road closed due to damage

Garie Road is closed until further notice due to damage to the road surface.

This road may remain closed for some time to allow for extensive repairs. A reopening date is not currently known.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. Please check Live Traffic NSW for updates before driving to Garie Beach.

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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/kurnell-area/local-alerts

Contact

  • in Kamay Botany Bay National Park in the Sydney and surrounds region
  • 7am–7.30pm August to May. 7am–5.30pm June to July.

    Areas may have to close at times due to poor weather or fire danger.

  • Park entry fees:

    $8 per vehicle per day applies in the Kurnell area only. The park has coin-operated pay and display machines - please bring correct coins. The park also has credit card accepting payment facilities.

    Buy annual pass
    • Kurnell Visitor Centre
      02 9668 2010
      Contact hours: CLOSED TO VISITORS. Email and phone contact only. Monday to Friday, 10am to 3.30pm. Saturday, Sunday and public holidays, 9.30am to 4pm. Closed Christmas holiday.
    • 21 Cape Solander Drive, Kurnell NSW 2231
    • Email: npws.sydneysouth@environment.nsw.gov.au
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