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Spectacle Island Nature Reserve

Current alerts in this area

There are no current alerts in this area.

Nearby alerts

Applies from Wed 26 Feb 2020, 11.17am. Last reviewed: Wed 26 Feb 2020, 12.50pm

Closed areas: Marramarra National Park- Partial closures

Many areas within Marramarra National Park are closed from Monday 10 February 2020 until further notice while crews work to rectify damage and unsafe conditions from flooding and storms. Marramarra Ridge to Smugglers Ridge walking track is open.  

For more information, contact the NPWS Contact Centre on 1300 072 757, or the North Western Sydney area office on 02 8448 0400. 

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Applies from Fri 14 Feb 2020, 11.59pm. Last reviewed: Wed 26 Feb 2020, 10.59am

Closed parks: Park closed due to flood damage

All areas in this park are closed from Monday 10 February 2020 until further notice due to flood damage and unsafe conditions. This includes all tracks, trails, campgrounds and picnic areas. Access through parks may be limited. Please find alternate routes. Do not enter this park.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the NPWS Contact Centre on 1300 072 757, or the NPWS North Western Sydney area office on 02 8448 0400.

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Applies from Mon 24 Feb 2020, 1.38pm. Last reviewed: Wed 26 Feb 2020, 9.21am

Safety alerts: Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park Tracks and Trails

All roads and visitor precincts in Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park have now reopened. All tracks and trails are now open, though visitors should take caution as some sections remain affected by recent storms.

For more information, contact the NPWS Contact Centre on 1300 072 757 or the North Western Sydney area office on 02 8448 0400

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Applies from Wed 19 Feb 2020, 9.27am. Last reviewed: Wed 19 Feb 2020, 11.10am

Safety alerts: Marramarra Ridge public access road - drive with caution

The Marramarra Ridge public access road, from Bloodwood Road to the Marramarra Ridge trail gate, should be driven slowly and with care in 2WD vehicles. The road surface has become rough and potholed due to wear and tear, compounded by impacts from heavy rains in February 2020. Roadworks are scheduled to occur prior to July 2020.

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Applies from Fri 31 Jan 2020, 10.24am. Last reviewed: Fri 31 Jan 2020, 10.56am

Safety alerts: Boat moorings in Cowan Waters

The NPWS public boat moorings in Cowan Waters may be out of service for a short period due to servicing and maintenance. Works are expected to finish by the end of February 2020. For more information, contact the Bobbin Head Information Centre on 02 9472 8949.

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Applies from Fri 31 Jan 2020, 9.41am. Last reviewed: Tue 28 Jan 2020, 10.24am

Other planned events: 1080 pest management

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service is doing 1080 ground baiting using manufactured baits, fresh baits and Canid Pest Ejectors (CPEs) in Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park.

The program is continuous and ongoing between 1 February 2020 and 31 July 2020. All baiting locations will be identifiable by signs. Don’t touch baits or ejector devices. Penalties apply for non-compliance.

Please be reminded that domestic pets are not permitted on NPWS estate. 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.

For more information, contact the local park office on:

  • Forestville on 02 9451 3479 or Lane Cove on 02 8448 0400 (business hours)
  • NPWS after-hours call centre: 1300 056 294 (after hours)

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Applies from Wed 13 Nov 2019, 12.00pm. Last reviewed: Tue 25 Feb 2020, 1.28pm

Closed parks: Park closed due to fire and/or flood damage

This park is closed due to fire and/or flood damage. Do not enter this park. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information contact the local NPWS office.

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Applies from Thu 2 Jan 2020, 3.27pm to Fri 1 Jan 2021, 1.00am. Last reviewed: Tue 28 Jan 2020, 10.57am

Other planned events: Annual passes no longer available at Forestville office

From Tuesday 31 December 2019, annual passes will no longer be sold at NPWS Forestville office. Passes can be purchased online, in person or by phone.

Online:

In person:

  • Bobbin Head Information Centre. 688 Ku-ring-gai Chase Road, Mt Colah 2079. Open 10am to 4pm, 7 days a week.
  • Lane Cove National Park office. Max Allen Drive, Lindfield 2070. Open 10am to 4pm, Monday to Friday.

Phone:

National Parks Contact Centre on 1300 072 757

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Applies from Fri 13 Sep 2019, 11.44am to Tue 31 Mar 2020, 11.36am. Last reviewed: Tue 7 Jan 2020, 12.59pm

Fire bans: Park fire ban

A park fire ban is in place in this park from Sunday 1 September 2019 and remains in effect until Tuesday 31 March 2020.

Mill Creek and Ten Mile Hollow campgrounds are exempt.

During park fire ban periods, all campfire and solid fuel (wood, heat beads, charcoal, briquettes, hexamine) barbecues and stoves are prohibited. Gas and electric barbecues and cookers are permitted as long as:

  • They're under direct control of an adult
  • The ground within 2m of the barbecue is cleared of all flammable materials
  • There's an adequate supply of water (minimum of a bucket)

If a Total Fire Ban is in place, please contact the local park office before using a gas and or electric barbecue or cooker.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information about fire bans in parks and reserves including your responsibilities, visit the NSW National Parks fire safety page.

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Applies from Tue 29 Oct 2019, 2.58pm. Last reviewed: Fri 29 Nov 2019, 3.10pm

Safety alerts: Swimming safety in Berowra Valley National Park

Swimming is not advisable in Berowra Creek at certain times as the water may be subject to variable pollution levels and algal blooms. Please refer to the Hornsby Shire Council website before swimming in Berowra Creek.

Swimming at Fishponds is not advised at any time due to heavy water pollution.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the NPWS Chatswood area office on 02 8448 0400 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/spectacle-island-nature-reserve/local-alerts

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Emergency services

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