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Tomaree National Park

Current alerts in this area

Last reviewed: Mon 6 April 2020, 1.29pm

Applies from Thu 26 Mar 2020, 5.32pm to Sun 31 May 2020, 5.06pm. Last reviewed: Fri 3 Apr 2020, 3.16pm.

Closed areas: Campgrounds and picnic areas closed

All campgrounds and associated picnic areas are closed until further notice to protect the health and safety of our visitors and staff. You’ll receive a refund if you made a booking. Penalties apply for non-compliance. Please check our COVID-19 update for more information.

Applies from Tue 24 Mar 2020, 10.17am. Last reviewed: Fri 3 Apr 2020, 10.15am.

Closed areas: Big Rocky trail closed for roadworks

Big Rocky trail in Tomaree National Park is closed for routine roadworks, including grading and rolling, from Monday 30 March to Friday 10 April 2020.

Signs will be in place at the Gan Gan Road entrance.

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

Applies from Thu 20 Feb 2020, 9.16am. Last reviewed: Fri 3 Apr 2020, 10.01am.

Closed areas: Ocean Rocks walking track

Ocean Rocks walking track in Tomaree National Park is closed due to landslide from Thursday 20 February 2020. Signs will be in place around the closed area.

All main visitor areas, including Tomaree Summit walk, will remain open. You can still access Tomaree Head via Tomaree Summit walk.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the Hunter Coast area office on 02 4984 8200.

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Applies from Fri 27 Mar 2020, 11.25am to Sun 31 May 2020, 11.12am. Last reviewed: Mon 6 Apr 2020, 1.29pm.

Closed areas: Tomaree Head closed

All high use visitor areas of Tomaree Head, such as the summit, lookouts, the gun emplacements, stairways and picnic tables, are closed from Friday 27 March 2020, until further notice. Public access is not permitted. 

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Applies from Fri 24 Jul 2015, 9.46am. Last reviewed: Mon 8 Aug 2016, 10.23am.

Closed areas: Fingal Island Spit - Closure

Some areas of this park are closed due to weather and storm conditions. This closure may be extended and any extension will be posted as soon as possible. The closed area is:

  • Fingal Island Spit - No pedestrian or vehicle access between mainland and Fingal Island

For more information, please phone the NPWS Hunter coast area office on (02) 4984 8205 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

Nearby alerts

Applies from Thu 26 Mar 2020, 5.32pm to Sun 31 May 2020, 5.06pm. Last reviewed: Fri 3 Apr 2020, 3.16pm

Closed areas: Campgrounds and picnic areas closed

All campgrounds and associated picnic areas are closed until further notice to protect the health and safety of our visitors and staff. You’ll receive a refund if you made a booking. Penalties apply for non-compliance. Please check our COVID-19 update for more information.

Affects 7 parks and 22 locations nearby. Show list

Applies from Tue 24 Mar 2020, 10.17am. Last reviewed: Fri 3 Apr 2020, 10.15am

Closed areas: Big Rocky trail closed for roadworks

Big Rocky trail in Tomaree National Park is closed for routine roadworks, including grading and rolling, from Monday 30 March to Friday 10 April 2020.

Signs will be in place at the Gan Gan Road entrance.

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

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Applies from Thu 20 Feb 2020, 9.16am. Last reviewed: Fri 3 Apr 2020, 10.01am

Closed areas: Ocean Rocks walking track

Ocean Rocks walking track in Tomaree National Park is closed due to landslide from Thursday 20 February 2020. Signs will be in place around the closed area.

All main visitor areas, including Tomaree Summit walk, will remain open. You can still access Tomaree Head via Tomaree Summit walk.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the Hunter Coast area office on 02 4984 8200.

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Applies from Thu 2 Apr 2020, 5.25pm. Last reviewed: Fri 3 Apr 2020, 8.59am

Closed areas: Cutlers Cottage temporarily closed

Cutlers Cottage is closed until further notice to protect the health and safety of our visitors and staff. Please check our COVID-19 update for more information or contact NPWS Manning Great Lakes area office on 02 6591 0300.

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Applies from Fri 27 Mar 2020, 3.33pm. Last reviewed: Fri 27 Mar 2020, 4.02pm

Closed areas: Ganyamalbaa campground, Worimi Conservation Lands temporarily closed

Campgrounds and associated picnic areas in this park are closed. Camping, including caravans and motor-homes, and social gatherings will not be permitted in these areas from Friday 27 March 2020, until further notice.

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Applies from Fri 27 Mar 2020, 10.13am to Sun 31 May 2020, 3.15pm. Last reviewed: Fri 27 Mar 2020, 3.17pm

Closed parks: No beach driving on Worimi Conservation Lands

NPWS has temporarily closed beach vehicle driving on Worimi Conservation Lands (WCL) beachfront north of Newcastle from Thursday 26 March 2020 until further notice. Vehicles are also banned from the designated Recreational Vehicle Area.

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Applies from Fri 27 Mar 2020, 11.25am to Sun 31 May 2020, 11.12am. Last reviewed: Mon 6 Apr 2020, 1.29pm

Closed areas: Tomaree Head closed

All high use visitor areas of Tomaree Head, such as the summit, lookouts, the gun emplacements, stairways and picnic tables, are closed from Friday 27 March 2020, until further notice. Public access is not permitted. 

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Applies from Thu 14 May 2015, 10.45am. Last reviewed: Mon 2 Mar 2020, 10.28am

Safety alerts: No driving on dunes, except for in the Recreational Vehicle Area

All dunes between the Lavis Lane and Anna Bay access areas are closed to driving. Drive only on the waterfront, or in the Recreational Vehicle Area (RVA). The RVA is located south of the Lavis Lane access, and is now open for dune driving.

Be aware of tides. At high tide, sections of the beach may be impassable. Plan your trip so that you travel at low tide. If the beachfront is too narrow to pass safely, retrace your route. Do not attempt to bypass around the dunes.

We recommend that you do not drive on the beach 2 hours before and after high tide. Visit the Bureau of Meteorology website for further information.

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Applies from Tue 10 Dec 2019, 9.53am. Last reviewed: Tue 10 Dec 2019, 10.10am

Closed areas: Worimi access closure

The Lavis Lane 4WD beach access of Worimi State Conservation Area is closed for sand clearing from Thursday 12 December to Friday 13 December 2019.

Penalties apply for non compliance. For more information contact the Nelson Bay NPWS office on 02 4984 8200.

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Applies from Fri 24 Jul 2015, 9.46am. Last reviewed: Mon 8 Aug 2016, 10.23am

Closed areas: Fingal Island Spit - Closure

Some areas of this park are closed due to weather and storm conditions. This closure may be extended and any extension will be posted as soon as possible. The closed area is:

  • Fingal Island Spit - No pedestrian or vehicle access between mainland and Fingal Island

For more information, please phone the NPWS Hunter coast area office on (02) 4984 8205 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/tomaree-national-park/local-alerts

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Fort Tomaree, Tomaree National Park. Photo: John Spencer