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Munmorah State Conservation Area

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Current alerts in this area

Last reviewed: Wed 12 January 2022, 9.54am

Applies from Mon 17 Jan 2022, 8.29am to Sun 30 Jan 2022, 11.00am. Last reviewed: Wed 12 Jan 2022, 9.54am.

Other planned events: Precinct closures due to high visitation during summer

Munmorah State Conservation Area can be extremely busy over the summer period. Popular visitor areas may close to vehicles once they become full or in the event of an emergency.

Areas that may be closed to vehicles when carparks are full include:

  • Birdie Beach and picnic area
  • Fraser Beach and picnic area
  • Snapper point
  • Palms picnic area

Nearby alerts

Applies from Wed 19 Jan 2022, 11.32am to Fri 21 Jan 2022, 3.33pm. Last reviewed: Wed 19 Jan 2022, 12.18pm

Closed areas: Crackneck Point lookout closed for gate repair

The gate located at Crackneck Point lookout on Hilltop Street at Bateau Bay will be closed on Friday 21 January 2022 for gate repair maintenance.

The gate will be reopened once work is complete. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the NPWS Central Coast area office on 02 4972 9000.

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Applies from Mon 17 Jan 2022, 8.29am to Sun 30 Jan 2022, 11.00am. Last reviewed: Wed 12 Jan 2022, 9.54am

Other planned events: Precinct closures due to high visitation during summer

Munmorah State Conservation Area can be extremely busy over the summer period. Popular visitor areas may close to vehicles once they become full or in the event of an emergency.

Areas that may be closed to vehicles when carparks are full include:

  • Birdie Beach and picnic area
  • Fraser Beach and picnic area
  • Snapper point
  • Palms picnic area

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Applies from Tue 11 May 2021, 3.42pm. Last reviewed: Wed 19 May 2021, 9.50am

Closed areas: Awaba Bay Foreshore walk partial closure

The section of Awaba Foreshore walk between the Northern Boundary fire trail and Alexander's picnic area is closed from Tuesday 11 May 2021 until further notice, due to a landslip.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the local NPWS office on 02 4946 4100.

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Applies from Fri 4 Jan 2019, 1.28pm. Last reviewed: Tue 24 Mar 2020, 9.22am

Closed areas: Morisset picnic area

The Morisset section of Lake Macquarie State Conservation Area is closed from Thursday 20 December 2019. There is now no public access to the following areas:

  • The  Morisset Hospital site
  • Lake Macquarie State Conservation Area foreshore
  • Morisset picnic area.

Alternative picnic areas are located in the Lake Macquarie Council area in and around the Morisset and Bonnells Bay foreshores. There is no public access to view the kangaroos that frequent the hospital site. Members of the public can contact the hospital administrative office on 02 4973 0222. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact Central Coast area Lake Munmorah area office on 02 4972 9000 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/munmorah-state-conservation-area/local-alerts

Contact

  • in the Sydney and surrounds and North Coast regions
  • Spring/summer open hours

    Munmorah State Conservation Area is open 5.30am–9pm, from the start of the NSW school holiday period in September (Friday) until the last day of the NSW autumn school holidays.

    Autumn/winter open hours

    Munmorah State Conservation Area is open 5.30am–7pm, from 1 May until the day before the start of the NSW September school holidays (Thursday).

  • Park entry fees:

    $8 per vehicle per day. The park has pay and display machines - cash and credit cards accepted.

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Emergency services

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