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Royal National Park

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Last reviewed: Mon 3 January 2022, 10.31am

Applies from Thu 23 Dec 2021, 4.16pm to Fri 4 Feb 2022, 4.16pm. Last reviewed: Sat 1 Jan 2022, 11.02am.

Closed areas: Precinct closures due to high visitation during summer

Royal National Park 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:

  • Wattamolla Beach and picnic area
  • Garie Beach and picnic area
  • Garawarra Farm carpark (including the carpark for Figure 8 Pools)
  • Bonnie Vale picnic area
  • Audley

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For up-to-date information on which areas are closed on any given day follow @RoyalNPAlerts on Twitter or call the Royal National Park Visitor Centre on 02 9542 0648.

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Applies from Thu 20 Jan 2022, 12.00am to Thu 30 Jun 2022, 11.59pm. Last reviewed: Mon 3 Jan 2022, 10.31am.

Closed areas: Royal Coast track partial closure

Royal Coast track will be partially closed Monday to Friday, from Monday 31 January to June 2022. The closure is to allow upgrade works to take place near Otford lookout. The track will remain open on Saturday and Sunday.

During the closure you'll need to exit the track at Garawarra Farm, and you can't access Figure 8 Pools or Palm Jungle Loop track from Otford lookout. 

You can still access Figure 8 Pools from Garawarra Farm at any time.

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

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Nearby alerts

Applies from Wed 13 Oct 2021, 4.28pm. Last reviewed: Mon 17 Jan 2022, 10.43am

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 contact the local area office email.

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Applies from Wed 13 Jan 2021, 12.04pm to Sat 31 Dec 2022, 12.05pm. Last reviewed: Sun 2 Jan 2022, 12.36pm

Closed areas: Lake Eckersley campground

Lake Eckersley campground in Heathcote National Park is closed indefinitely. The nearest remote camp site is located at Kingfisher Pools. 

For further information contact the Audley Visitor Centre on 02 9542 0648.

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Applies from Tue 19 May 2020, 4.18pm. Last reviewed: Thu 30 Dec 2021, 3.43pm

Closed areas: Closed areas due to rifle range operations

The eastern section of Malabar Headland National Park will be closed during the following times due to rifle range operations:

  • Every Saturday
  • Every 1st Sunday of the month
  • Sunday 16 January 2022
  • Tuesday 25 January to Sunday 30 January 2022

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

The western section of the park (Western Escarpment walking track) remains open.

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 Thu 23 Dec 2021, 4.16pm to Fri 4 Feb 2022, 4.16pm. Last reviewed: Sat 1 Jan 2022, 11.02am

Closed areas: Precinct closures due to high visitation during summer

Royal National Park 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:

  • Wattamolla Beach and picnic area
  • Garie Beach and picnic area
  • Garawarra Farm carpark (including the carpark for Figure 8 Pools)
  • Bonnie Vale picnic area
  • Audley

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For up-to-date information on which areas are closed on any given day follow @RoyalNPAlerts on Twitter or call the Royal National Park Visitor Centre on 02 9542 0648.

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Applies from Thu 23 Dec 2021, 4.21pm to Fri 4 Feb 2022, 4.21pm. Last reviewed: Sat 1 Jan 2022, 11.01am

Closed areas: Closures due to increased visitation during summer

Georges River National Park 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 when carparks are full include:

  • Morgans Creek boat ramp carpark and picnic area
  • Burrawang Reach picnic area
  • Cattle Duffers picnic area
  • Fitzpatrick Park carpark and picnic area

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For up-to-date information on which areas are closed on any given day call the Royal National Park Visitor Centre on 02 9542 0648.

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Applies from Thu 20 Jan 2022, 12.00am to Thu 30 Jun 2022, 11.59pm. Last reviewed: Mon 3 Jan 2022, 10.31am

Closed areas: Royal Coast track partial closure

Royal Coast track will be partially closed Monday to Friday, from Monday 31 January to June 2022. The closure is to allow upgrade works to take place near Otford lookout. The track will remain open on Saturday and Sunday.

During the closure you'll need to exit the track at Garawarra Farm, and you can't access Figure 8 Pools or Palm Jungle Loop track from Otford lookout. 

You can still access Figure 8 Pools from Garawarra Farm at any time.

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

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Applies from Thu 29 Apr 2021, 11.27am. Last reviewed: Fri 1 Oct 2021, 12.59pm

Closed areas: Road closed for upgrades

Construction of a new whale watching platform is underway at Cape Solander. The road to Cape Solander, parking and the whale watching platform are closed. Walking tracks remain open.

Learn more about the improvements being made at Cape Solander and find out about other top whale watching locations around Sydney.

For more information, contact the Kurnell office on 02 9968 2005.

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Applies from Tue 31 Aug 2021, 7.00am to Thu 31 Mar 2022, 3.26pm. Last reviewed: Mon 23 Aug 2021, 12.01pm

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 Tuesday 31 August 2021 and Thursday 31 March 2022 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 Fri 14 Aug 2020, 12.09pm. Last reviewed: Fri 21 Aug 2020, 1.24pm

Safety alerts: Diversion on Mount Keira Ring track

The staircase on the western side of Mount Keira Road at the junction of Mount Keira Road and Queen Elizabeth Drive has been closed off for repairs. Please follow the relevant signage for a slight detour to the ring track at the crossing of Queen Elizabeth Drive.

If completing the loop in a clockwise direction: head north uphill of the closed staircase for roughly 50m until you come to an opening by the road. Take care crossing the road at this point and re-join the track at the usual entry point to the eastern side of the loop.

If completing the loop in an anticlockwise direction: when you get to Queen Elizabeth Drive crossing head north for roughly 50m from the point of entry to the western side of the loop. Re-join the track at this point.

For more information, please contact the local NPWS office.

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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/royal-national-park/local-alerts

Contact

  • in the Sydney and surrounds and South Coast regions
  • Royal National Park is open 7am to 8.30pm but may have to close at times due to poor weather or fire danger.

  • Park entry fees:

    $12 per vehicle per day. Seasonal ticket booths at Wattamolla and Garie Beach - cash and credit card facilities available. Please bring correct change. There's also coin and card operated pay and display machines to buy day passes.

    Vehicles over 8 seats: $4.40 per adult, $2.20 per child (per day). Students on educational programs: $1.10 per student. Teachers/educational supervisors: free (1 adult per 10 students).

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Emergency services

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