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Munmorah State Conservation Area

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Last reviewed: Tue 14 November 2023, 9.53am

Applies from Thu 9 Nov 2023, 9.33am to Fri 16 Feb 2024, 9.43am. Last reviewed: Thu 9 Nov 2023, 9.43am.

Closed areas: Fire trail maintenance upgrade works - Catherine Hill Bay area

Fire trail maintenance upgrade works will begin on 13 November 2023 and will take several months to complete. Works aim to remediate the erosion and bring trails up to the required fire standard to enable safe fire vehicle access.

Fire trails included in these works are:

  • Church
  • Catho Powerline
  • Sandpit
  • Timber
  • Collier
  • and the lookout

These trails will be closed for the duration of these works. Please plan you walks in other areas of the park during this time.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the local NPWS office on 4972 9000.

Applies from Wed 25 Oct 2023, 10.10am. Last reviewed: Wed 25 Oct 2023, 10.17am.

Closed areas: Grass tree walking track is closed due to vandalism

Grass Tree walking track is closed due to vandalism, repair works will be scheduled as soon as possible. Until then the track will remain closed.  

To continue on the Coast walking track walkers need to detour from Frazer Beach around National Park roads which include; Frazer Beach Road, Campbell Drive and Wybung Road, walkers will re-join the Coast walking track at Geebung walking track section.

Walkers are advised to be mindful of traffic and to keep off the roads and try to walk to the side if choosing to take these detours. Note that these are rough and not easy to traverse.


Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the local NPWS office on 4972 9000.

Applies from Wed 7 Dec 2022, 5.39pm to Mon 27 Jan 2025, 5.40pm. Last reviewed: Mon 11 Sep 2023, 2.41pm.

Closed areas: Area closed - Pink Caves

Pink Caves are closed to visitors because they are extremely unsafe to visit.

The caves are filled with water at high tide. Even at low tide they can be dangerous, as ocean swell sends unpredictable waves sweeping into the caves and across the rock shelf. Sudden rogue waves can cause serious injury and may drag visitors across the rocks or out to sea.

There’s no lifeguard service in this area and access for emergency services is limited. There’s no approved walking track to this location. Access to the caves involves walking over a rock shelf which is slippery, uneven and dangerous.

Visitors should take care when traversing all rock shelves and coastal areas located within Munmorah State Conservation Area.

For further information call the NPWS Lake Munmorah office on 02 4972 9000.

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Applies from Wed 3 Aug 2022, 10.43am. Last reviewed: Tue 14 Nov 2023, 9.53am.

Safety alerts: Rock fishing safety

Rock fishing is a popular activity for many national park visitors and your safety whilst fishing is important. Parts of the NSW Central Coast are a declared high risk area due to large swells and hazardous surf conditions. In these high risk areas under the NSW Rock Fishing Safety Act 2016, you are required by law to wear an appropriate life jacket. This includes children and anyone helping you fish. This is regulated by NSW Fisheries and poses an on the spot $100 fine if non-compliant.

Before rock fishing you should always:

Stay safe, always watch the local conditions, never turn your back on the ocean and never fish alone.

If you’re in doubt don’t go out.

Applies from Mon 7 Nov 2022, 3.08pm. Last reviewed: Thu 19 Oct 2023, 8.22am.

Closed areas: Timber Beach Walking Track closed due to flood damage

The Timber Beach walking track is closed until further notice. The track is impassable due to recent severe storm damage causing hazardous conditions. For visitor safety this track is currently closed to the public. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For further information, please contact the local NPWS office on 49729000

Applies from Thu 6 Oct 2022, 1.29pm. Last reviewed: Sat 16 Sep 2023, 8.46am.

Closed areas: Moonee Beach access trail closure

The south Moonee beach access trail located at the northern end of the Moonee Beach fire trail will be closed indefinitely due to cultural heritage sensitivity.

Alternate access to the beach is provided via Moonee Beach Trail, or, Hooey Street Catherine Hill Bay.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the local NPWS office on 02 4972 9000.

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Nearby alerts

Applies from Mon 4 Dec 2023, 11.12am to Thu 14 Dec 2023, 11.14am. Last reviewed: Mon 4 Dec 2023, 11.29am

Other planned events: Safety Fence Realignment Works

A geotechnical assessment of the cliffs adjacent to Bateau Bay Picnic Area was undertaken in accordance with the National Parks and Wildlife Landslide and Landslip Policy. This assessment was summarised in a report which recommended a section of the fence be realigned to ensure visitor safety.

Minor construction activities will be undertaken in the area, please follow directions from staff onsite to ensure these works are undertaken as safely as possible.

For more information, contact the local NPWS office.

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Applies from Fri 1 Dec 2023, 8.24am. Last reviewed: Fri 1 Dec 2023, 8.33am

Closed areas: Wangi West fire trail closed for maintenance

The Wangi West fire trail is closed from Tuesday 28 November to Friday 8 December 2023 while Wangi West fire trail undergoes maintenance.

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

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Applies from Tue 12 Sep 2023, 5.00pm to Fri 22 Dec 2023, 7.00am. Last reviewed: Mon 27 Nov 2023, 7.41am

Closed areas: Wyrrabalong National Park partial closure for predator control shoot operation

Parts of Wyrrabalong National Park will be closed within a date range of 1700 (5pm) Tuesday 26th September 2023 to 0700am Friday 22 December 2023 for predator control shoot operations to protect endangered birds nesting at Karagi Point, The Entrance North.


When active the shoot operation area will be delignated by signage on all authorised entrances to that precinct of the park advising visitors “do not enter” at any time during the night time operation.


Penalties apply for non-compliance.


For more information, call the local park office on 02 02 4972 9000 or email

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Applies from Mon 21 Aug 2023, 9.43am to Fri 21 Aug 2026, 10.00am. Last reviewed: Mon 27 Nov 2023, 7.41am

Other planned events: Construction Works Adjacent to Wyrrabalong National Park

Construction of the Magenta Shared Walkway on behalf of Central Coast Council is being undertaken adjacent to Wilfred Barret Drive, Magenta. These works are not within Wyrrabalong National Park and no clearing of Park Estate is planned to occur as part of these works. National Parks and Wildlife would encourage park visitors to follow any safety signage installed as part of these works. Further information regarding this project can be found at here at Magenta Shared Path Construction (continuation) | Central Coast Council (

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Applies from Fri 4 Jan 2019, 1.28pm to Tue 31 Dec 2024, 1.38pm. Last reviewed: Tue 7 Nov 2023, 8.33am

Closed areas: Morisset Picnic Area Closed

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 the NPWS Lake Munmorah area office on 02 4972 9000 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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  • 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 1 May.

    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 (Friday).

  • Park entry fees:

    $8 per vehicle per day. The park has pay machines that accept both card and coins, or you can pay via the Park’nPay app.

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