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Tomaree National Park

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Last reviewed: Mon 23 May 2022, 4.42pm

Applies from Mon 23 May 2022, 2.35pm. Last reviewed: Mon 23 May 2022, 4.42pm.

Closed areas: Box Beach Road and carpark closed

Box Beach is closed for road works from Friday 27 May 2022. 

There is no vehicle access to Box Beach when the closure is in place.

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

Applies from Thu 19 May 2022, 1.28pm to Mon 13 Jun 2022, 1.31pm. Last reviewed: Thu 19 May 2022, 4.52pm.

Closed areas: Fingal Island closed for maintenance works

Fingal Island is closed to the public from Monday May 30 until Friday June 10 2022 for maintenance works.

Staff and signage will be in place to enforce the closure.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the local NPWS office on 02 4984 8200.

Applies from Thu 19 May 2022, 1.23pm to Tue 31 May 2022, 1.23pm. Last reviewed: Thu 19 May 2022, 4.50pm.

Closed areas: Areas closed for works

Big Rocky Trail and carparks in Tomaree National Park will be closed to the public from 6am to 5pm on Monday May 30 2022 for operational purposes.

Staff and signage will be in place to enforce the closure.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the local NPWS office on 02 4984 8200.

Applies from Mon 16 May 2022, 3.29pm to Fri 15 Jul 2022, 3.30pm. Last reviewed: Mon 16 May 2022, 4.06pm.

Closed areas: Temporary track closures due to Tomaree Coastal Walk upgrades

NPWS will be temporarily closing several sections of existing walking tracks in Tomaree National Park due to the Tomaree Coastal Walk project.

NPWS is currently working on the track sections between Fingal Bay and Boat Harbour including:

  • building a new coastal track section to link Boat Harbour and One Mile Track.
  • upgrades and maintenance along Fingal Ridge Trail, Ocean Track and One Mile Track.

These tracks are closed and will remain closed until mid-July 2022 when works are finished, weather and site conditions permitting.

During the construction period for this section of track NPWS will conduct occasional helicopter lift operations transporting track building materials. 

To find out more visit https://environment.nsw.gov.au/tomareecoastalwalk

Enquires can be directed to the local Nelson Bay office on (02) 4984 8200.

Applies from Fri 29 Apr 2022, 2.51pm. Last reviewed: Mon 9 May 2022, 12.12pm.

Safety alerts: Samurai beach - 4WD access on beach front

Samurai Beach is open for day use visitors only. Beach camping is not permitted. 

Please be aware that the beach may not be passable at high tide. 

Erosion caused by high tides and large swells has created sand scarps or cliffs on the beach front. These sand scarps are unstable and unpredictable, and we advise visitors to avoid these areas because they may collapse. 

Take care and drive safely. In an emergency call Triple Zero (000).

For more information contact the local NPWS office at Nelson Bay on 02 4984 8200.

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Applies from Mon 11 Apr 2022, 4.00pm to Wed 30 Nov 2022, 4.00pm. Last reviewed: Mon 11 Apr 2022, 4.35pm.

Closed areas: Wreck Beach walking track closed

Wreck Beach walking track is closed due to heavy rain undermining the walking track causing significant damage to steps and landings. The closure will be in place for an extended period until repairs are undertaken.

Barriers and signage are in place for visitor safety.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, call the NPWS Nelson Bay area office on 02 4984 8200 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

Applies from Thu 20 Feb 2020, 9.16am to Fri 14 Oct 2022, 3.20pm. Last reviewed: Mon 11 Apr 2022, 3.21pm.

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 Tue 14 Dec 2021, 1.11pm. Last reviewed: Thu 10 Mar 2022, 2.51pm.

Closed areas: Box Beach carpark night closure

Box Beach carpark is closed to vehicles from 10pm to 5am daily. The gate will be locked during these times.

Box Beach Access Road is also closed to vehicles during this period.

A fee will be charged for vehicles exiting after 10pm. Please call Certis Security on 1300 370 145 for assistance.

For more information, please contact the local Nelson Bay office on 02 4984 8200.

Applies from Mon 2 Aug 2021, 1.52pm. Last reviewed: Sun 5 Sep 2021, 7.55pm.

Closed areas: Lighthouse Keepers Cottages Ruins site closed

The Lighthouse Keepers Cottages Ruins site is closed to pedestrian access for public safety reasons. Please do not enter the Ruins site under any circumstances.

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

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Upcoming management events

Upcoming management events
Date Event Title
30 May 2022 Closed areas Zenith Beach loop road and carpark temporary closure Details

Applies from Mon 30 May 2022, 7.00am to Wed 31 Aug 2022, 5.00pm. Last reviewed: Fri 20 May 2022, 12.05pm

Zenith Beach loop road and carpark will be temporarily closed for road works from Monday 30 May to late August 2022.

NPWS is conducting maintenance and upgrade works associated with the Tomaree Coastal Walk project.

The road will be re-sealed and line marking and bollards will be upgraded to improve visitor access, parking and pedestrian egress at Zenith Beach and Tomaree Headland. 

Tomaree Headland walking tracks remain accessible to visitors.

Enquiries can be directed to the Nelson Bay office on 02 4984 8200.

Details
20 June 2022 Closed areas Some areas closed for aerial operations Details

Applies from Mon 20 Jun 2022, 7.00am to Tue 21 Jun 2022, 5.00pm. Last reviewed: Mon 23 May 2022, 4.43pm

The following areas in Tomaree National Park are closed to visitors from 7am, Monday 20 June to 5pm, Tuesday 21 June 2022 for helicopter lift construction and track maintenance:

  • All access points at Morna Head between One Mile and Boat Harbour
  • Big Rocky entrance
  • Sewer Line Road
  • South of Moorland Road, adjoining NS trail and Fenceline Road
  • Oyster Shell track
  • Boulder Bay Road
  • Fingal Ridge trail

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

Details

Nearby alerts

Applies from Tue 12 Apr 2022, 4.05pm to Thu 30 Jun 2022, 10.00am. Last reviewed: Tue 24 May 2022, 3.50pm

Closed areas: Areas closed due to flooding

The following areas are closed until further notice due to heavy rain and flooding:

  • Dees Corner campground - closed until Tuesday 7 June 2022
  • Bungarie Bay
  • The Wells campground - closed until Tuesday 7 June 2022
  • Joes Cove campground
  • Mackaway Bay campground
  • Brambles Green campground
  • Neranie campground and picnic area (Hearts Point picnic area and boat ramp remain open)
  • Violet Hill campground and picnic area (Violet Hill boat ramp remains open)

NPWS staff regularly monitor conditions and will re-open areas as soon as it is safe to do so.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For further information, please call the NPWS Manning Great Lakes area office on 02 6591 0300.

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Applies from Mon 23 May 2022, 2.35pm. Last reviewed: Mon 23 May 2022, 4.42pm

Closed areas: Box Beach Road and carpark closed

Box Beach is closed for road works from Friday 27 May 2022. 

There is no vehicle access to Box Beach when the closure is in place.

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

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Applies from Thu 19 May 2022, 9.56am to Fri 27 May 2022, 9.57am. Last reviewed: Sun 22 May 2022, 12.32pm

Closed areas: Dark Point carpark closure

The Dark Point carpark is closed from 6am to 5pm on Wednesday 25 May - Friday 27 May, 2022 for operational requirements.

Staff and signage will be in place to enforce the closure.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the local NPWS office on 02 6591 0300.

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Applies from Thu 19 May 2022, 1.28pm to Mon 13 Jun 2022, 1.31pm. Last reviewed: Thu 19 May 2022, 4.52pm

Closed areas: Fingal Island closed for maintenance works

Fingal Island is closed to the public from Monday May 30 until Friday June 10 2022 for maintenance works.

Staff and signage will be in place to enforce the closure.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the local NPWS office on 02 4984 8200.

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Applies from Thu 19 May 2022, 1.23pm to Tue 31 May 2022, 1.23pm. Last reviewed: Thu 19 May 2022, 4.50pm

Closed areas: Areas closed for works

Big Rocky Trail and carparks in Tomaree National Park will be closed to the public from 6am to 5pm on Monday May 30 2022 for operational purposes.

Staff and signage will be in place to enforce the closure.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the local NPWS office on 02 4984 8200.

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Applies from Mon 29 Nov 2021, 11.06am to Wed 31 Aug 2022, 11.17pm. Last reviewed: Thu 19 May 2022, 8.56am

Closed areas: Mungo track partial closure

Mungo Track is closed between Tamboi and Brambles Green campground from Monday 29 November until Wednesday 31 August 2022 due to damaged boardwalk. 

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

 

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Applies from Mon 16 May 2022, 3.29pm to Fri 15 Jul 2022, 3.30pm. Last reviewed: Mon 16 May 2022, 4.06pm

Closed areas: Temporary track closures due to Tomaree Coastal Walk upgrades

NPWS will be temporarily closing several sections of existing walking tracks in Tomaree National Park due to the Tomaree Coastal Walk project.

NPWS is currently working on the track sections between Fingal Bay and Boat Harbour including:

  • building a new coastal track section to link Boat Harbour and One Mile Track.
  • upgrades and maintenance along Fingal Ridge Trail, Ocean Track and One Mile Track.

These tracks are closed and will remain closed until mid-July 2022 when works are finished, weather and site conditions permitting.

During the construction period for this section of track NPWS will conduct occasional helicopter lift operations transporting track building materials. 

To find out more visit https://environment.nsw.gov.au/tomareecoastalwalk

Enquires can be directed to the local Nelson Bay office on (02) 4984 8200.

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Applies from Tue 10 May 2022, 1.25pm to Wed 14 Sep 2022, 1.27pm. Last reviewed: Tue 10 May 2022, 4.37pm

Closed areas: White Tree Bay campground and picnic area closed for works

The White Tree Bay campground and picnic area are closed from Tuesday 10 May to Wednesday 14 September 2022 for annual winter maintenance.

There is no public access during this time. Please follow all safety signage and directions from staff.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For any further information, please contact the Booti Booti Office on 02 6591 0300.

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Applies from Fri 29 Apr 2022, 2.51pm. Last reviewed: Mon 9 May 2022, 12.12pm

Safety alerts: Samurai beach - 4WD access on beach front

Samurai Beach is open for day use visitors only. Beach camping is not permitted. 

Please be aware that the beach may not be passable at high tide. 

Erosion caused by high tides and large swells has created sand scarps or cliffs on the beach front. These sand scarps are unstable and unpredictable, and we advise visitors to avoid these areas because they may collapse. 

Take care and drive safely. In an emergency call Triple Zero (000).

For more information contact the local NPWS office at Nelson Bay on 02 4984 8200.

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Applies from Fri 7 May 2021, 8.50am to Sun 7 May 2023, 9.00am. Last reviewed: Wed 27 Apr 2022, 2.37pm

Closed areas: Sunnyside campground closed

Sunnyside campground will be closed indefinitely until major works have been completed.

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Applies from Mon 11 Apr 2022, 4.00pm to Wed 30 Nov 2022, 4.00pm. Last reviewed: Mon 11 Apr 2022, 4.35pm

Closed areas: Wreck Beach walking track closed

Wreck Beach walking track is closed due to heavy rain undermining the walking track causing significant damage to steps and landings. The closure will be in place for an extended period until repairs are undertaken.

Barriers and signage are in place for visitor safety.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, call the NPWS Nelson Bay area office on 02 4984 8200 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Thu 20 Feb 2020, 9.16am to Fri 14 Oct 2022, 3.20pm. Last reviewed: Mon 11 Apr 2022, 3.21pm

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 Tue 14 Dec 2021, 1.11pm. Last reviewed: Thu 10 Mar 2022, 2.51pm

Closed areas: Box Beach carpark night closure

Box Beach carpark is closed to vehicles from 10pm to 5am daily. The gate will be locked during these times.

Box Beach Access Road is also closed to vehicles during this period.

A fee will be charged for vehicles exiting after 10pm. Please call Certis Security on 1300 370 145 for assistance.

For more information, please contact the local Nelson Bay office on 02 4984 8200.

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Applies from Mon 2 Aug 2021, 1.52pm. Last reviewed: Sun 5 Sep 2021, 7.55pm

Closed areas: Lighthouse Keepers Cottages Ruins site closed

The Lighthouse Keepers Cottages Ruins site is closed to pedestrian access for public safety reasons. Please do not enter the Ruins site under any circumstances.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact the local 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/tomaree-national-park/local-alerts

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