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Applies from Sat 16 Jan 2021, 11.28am. Last reviewed: Sat 23 Jan 2021, 7.06pm

Fires - Advice: Horse Point Rd, Bungwahl

There is a fire in this park called Horse Point Rd, Bungwahl. Refer to the Rural Fire Service for latest information. Do not enter any closed area or area with fire. If you see an unattended fire call Triple Zero (000). Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information about fire safety in parks and reserves, visit the NSW National Parks fire safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Fri 22 Jan 2021, 10.11am. Last reviewed: Fri 22 Jan 2021, 5.15pm

Closed areas: Samurai Beach closed overnight

Samurai Beach in Tomaree National Park is closed overnight over the Australia Day long weekend from Friday 22 January to Tuesday 26 January 2021. There is no vehicle access between 7pm and 6am during this time.

Samurai campground will remain open, however it is booked out until the end of January 2021. There is no beach camping.

You can still access Samurai Beach during the day. All main visitor areas will remain open and signs will be in place around closed areas.

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

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Applies from Fri 22 Jan 2021, 2.40pm. Last reviewed: Sat 23 Jan 2021, 4.17pm

Closed areas: Yagon trail and Escarpment trail closed

Some parts of this park are closed due to bushfire. The closed areas are:

  • Yagon trail
  • Escarpment trail

Do not enter the closed areas. Penalties apply for non-compliance. This fire is called Horse Point Rd, Bungwahl

For more information, contact the local NPWS office or visit the Rural Fire Service website.

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Applies from Fri 22 Jan 2021, 7.36am to Wed 27 Jan 2021, 7.36am. Last reviewed: Fri 22 Jan 2021, 2.18pm

Safety alerts: Potential closure on busy days due to high visitation

Somersby Falls picnic area and Somersby Falls Road may close between Saturday 23 January and Tuesday 26 January 2021 due to expected increased visitation as a result of forecast warm weather and the Australia Day public holiday.

Please reconsider your trip to this small picnic area during this period to assist in compliance with NSW COVID-19 health orders and to reduce the risk of COVID-19 transmission.

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Applies from Fri 1 Jan 2021, 1.02pm to Sun 31 Jan 2021, 1.07pm. Last reviewed: Fri 22 Jan 2021, 7.35am

Safety alerts: Potential closure on busy days due to high visitation

Somersby Falls picnic area is a small picnic area with narrow walkways and can be extremely busy over the summer holiday period.

To ensure compliance with the current COVID-19 Public Health Order and reduce the risk of COVID-19 transmission, please:

  • Ensure outdoor gatherings are restricted to 30 people
  • Maintain 1.5m physical distance from others
  • Avoid visiting during peak periods between 11am and 2pm
  • Consider visiting the nearby and much larger Girrakool picnic area less than 5 minutes away which also has waterfalls, walking tracks and a well-established picnic area.

For more information, contact the NPWS Central Coast Area office on 02 4320 4200.

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Applies from Wed 6 Jan 2021, 10.57am to Sun 31 Jan 2021, 6.00pm. Last reviewed: Fri 22 Jan 2021, 7.31am

Safety alerts: Potential closure on busy days due to increased visitation

Munmorah State Conservation Area can be extremely busy over the summer holiday period. This may require temporary closure to vehicles once popular visitor areas become full, are potentially unsafe or in the event of an emergency.

Access to the following locations will be affected if temporary closures are activated:

  • Frazer Beach, including Frazer campground and Palms picnic area
  • Freemans campground
  • Birdie Beach, including Tea Tree picnic area
  • Snapper Point
  • Wybung Head

In the event of a temporary closure, signage providing advice, barriers and turn around areas will be in position at the:

  • Northern park entry on Blue Wren Drive off Pacific Highway, Wybung
  • Southern park entry on Birdie Beach Drive off Elizabeth Bay Drive, Lake Munmorah

For more information regarding closures, please call the NPWS Contact Centre on 1300 072 757 or the NPWS Central Coast area office on 02 4972 9000.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. Please check our COVID-19 update for further information.

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Applies from Wed 4 Nov 2020, 8.37am to Sun 31 Jan 2021, 8.38am. Last reviewed: Fri 15 Jan 2021, 3.31pm

Safety alerts: McBrides Beach vehicle access closed and new walking track construction

NPWS has changed access to McBrides Beach at Cape Hawke within Booti Booti National Park. 

The vehicle trail to the beach is severely eroded, and is temporarily closed to address immediate safety concerns.

The new McBrides beach walking track provides safe public access to the beach from the Council carpark on Cape Hawke Drive down to McBrides Beach. 

For more information, contact the local NPWS office or download this fact sheet.

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Applies from Fri 1 May 2015, 3.29pm to Fri 31 Dec 2021, 9.40am. Last reviewed: Fri 15 Jan 2021, 1.53pm

Safety alerts: Road access in Jilliby State Conservation Area

All roads in Jilliby State Conservation Area are unsealed, and not readily accessible by 2WD vehicles. 4WD vehicles should be used at all times. Gates may be temporarily closed on some roads, for roadworks, to prevent damage when wet. For more information, please call the Central Coast Lake Munmorah area office on 02 4972 9000.

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Applies from Tue 17 Nov 2020, 3.48pm to Wed 30 Jun 2021, 3.39pm. Last reviewed: Fri 15 Jan 2021, 10.10am

Safety alerts: 1080 fox and wild dog program underway

1080 poison feral animal baiting restarts on selected roads in Watagans National Park from Tuesday 17 November 2020 to Wednesday 30 June 2021. The baiting is also occurring on some adjacent properties with the permission of land-owners. Roads affected include:

  • Rope Road
  • Bowmans Road and part Harris fire trail
  • Ingles Road
  • Carrolls Road
  • Georges Road
  • Turners Road

Visitors and neighbours are reminded that domestic animals are not permitted in the national park at any time. 1080 poison is toxic to domestic cats and dogs. Seek urgent veterinary care if you suspect your animal has taken a bait.

The baiting is targeting foxes and wild dogs which are a major predator of native wildlife including brush-tailed rock wallabies.

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Applies from Thu 7 Jan 2021, 9.28am. Last reviewed: Sat 23 Jan 2021, 8.02am

Closed areas: Monkey Face Road and Gap Creek Road closed due to rain

Monkey Face Road and Gap Creek Road are temporarily closed due to rain and road surface damage from Thursday 7 January to Friday 31 January 2021. There is no access to Gap Creek or Monkey Face lookouts.

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

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Applies from Wed 26 Feb 2020, 10.38am. Last reviewed: Fri 15 Jan 2021, 10.05am

Safety alerts: Watagan Road - not suitable for 2WD vehicles (Cessnock Council section)

Watagan Road from the cattle grid at the southern end of Heaton Road south, uphill to the second cattle grid at the Watagans National Park boundary, is currently not suitable for 2WD vehicles. The road is rough and steep in sections because of erosion caused by rain and vehicle traffic. Take care and drive safely.

For more information, contact the local NPWS Lake Munmorah area office on 02 4972 9000.

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Applies from Wed 6 Jan 2021, 4.11pm. Last reviewed: Wed 20 Jan 2021, 8.02pm

Other planned events: Wallingat campground closure

Wallingat campground and access to Whoota Whoota lookout will be closed between Monday 15 February and Wednesday 31 March 2021. The closure is due to planned roadworks on Sugar Creek Road, involving the replacement of several bridges.

The closure could be extended if rainfall delays work. For more information, contact the local NPWS office.

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Applies from Fri 11 Dec 2020, 1.33pm to Sun 31 Jan 2021, 1.34pm. Last reviewed: Fri 18 Dec 2020, 3.36pm

Closed areas: Part of Tamboy track and boardwalk closed

Tamboy trail is closed from Thursday 10 December 2020 until further notice in the following sections:

  • Tamboy boardwalk
  • From Brambles Green campground to Sandy Point trail and the Mungo Brush trail turnoff

This is while Tamboy walking track is being upgraded.

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

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Applies from Wed 24 Jun 2020, 1.53pm to Fri 31 Dec 2021, 7.00am. Last reviewed: Mon 30 Nov 2020, 8.46am

Closed areas: Bungarie Bay campground closed for maintenance

Bungarie Bay campground will be closed indefinitely for redevelopment and maintenance.

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Applies from Wed 11 Nov 2020, 4.17pm to Mon 31 May 2021, 4.18pm. Last reviewed: Tue 15 Dec 2020, 11.36am

Closed areas: Sunnyside campground closed until further notice due to flood damage

Sunnyside campground in Myall Lakes National Park is closed from Monday 1 June 2020 until further notice, due to flood damage. For further information please contact the Manning Great Lakes Area Office on 02 6591 0300.

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Applies from Sat 7 Nov 2020, 4.47pm to Mon 22 Feb 2021, 4.48pm. Last reviewed: Tue 15 Dec 2020, 11.36am

Safety alerts: Access to Wallingat River campground and picnic area restricted to Sugar Creek Road

Visitors to Wallingat River campground and picnic area are advised to remain on Sugar Creek Road rather than following the Google map directions and turning off onto Link Road. This is due to the current poor condition of Link Road.

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Applies from Fri 25 Sep 2020, 1.18pm. Last reviewed: Fri 25 Sep 2020, 3.21pm

Closed areas: Little Mountain campground closed

Little Mountain Road and Little Mountain campground in Karuah National Park are closed while Little Mountain Road is being upgraded. The road is impassable. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the local NPWS office.

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Applies from Thu 25 Sep 2014, 3.40pm. Last reviewed: Mon 20 Jul 2020, 8.16am

Closed areas: Lemon Tree Forest Road closed

The section of Lemon Tree Forest Road, between Prickly Ridge Road and Yambo Forest Road, in Jilliby State Conservation Area is closed to vehicles. This closure will remain in place indefinitely due to severe erosion and 4WD vehicle damage. 

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the NPWS Central Coast area office on 02 4972 9000 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Tue 2 Jun 2020, 2.16pm to Wed 3 Feb 2021, 2.17pm. Last reviewed: Thu 2 Jul 2020, 4.02pm

Closed areas: Ferny Creek campground in Wallingat National Park temporarily closed

Ferny Creek campground in Wallingat National Park is closed until further notice due to a broken bridge on the access road.

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Applies from Tue 7 Apr 2020, 10.34am to Wed 30 Jun 2021, 10.35am. Last reviewed: Sun 19 Jul 2020, 2.55pm

Closed areas: Fingal Island access trail and Point Stephens Lighthouse - closed to vehicles

The Fingal Island access trail and Point Stephens Lighthouse are closed to vehicles.

The sea conditions at the spit are variable, unpredictable and subject to change at short notice. People have drowned attempting to cross the Fingal Spit, and even at low tides the spit can be impacted by fast-moving water.

For more information call 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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Applies from Tue 7 Oct 2014, 1.53pm. Last reviewed: Thu 21 May 2020, 12.13pm

Closed areas: Parts of Sugarloaf State Conservation Area closed

Parts of Sugarloaf State Conservation Area are closed for approved underground mining operations. The affected areas (see map) have been closed to protect visitor safety, because they're subject to subsidence and remediation activities from the mining operations.

The Great North Walk remains open. An update will be provided should this situation change.

If you're visiting the park, please be aware of subsidence and pollution incidents that took place in 2013, which were greater than what was expected from normal mining operations. These included a cliff fall in the north, and a subsidence and grout leak incident in the central part of Sugarloaf State Conservation Area. 

If you're planning to visit the park during this time, please stay on formed tracks and trails and observe all barriers, warning signs and safety messages. Areas subject to possible cliff fall or subsidence in both areas of the park are clearly marked. For more information, call the NPWS Lower Hunter area office on 02 4946 4100. NSW National Parks safety page.

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Applies from Mon 4 Jul 2016, 9.41am. Last reviewed: Fri 22 May 2020, 3.04pm

Closed areas: Maculata fire trail and Daniels Point fire trail

Maculata fire trail west from Jilliby Road linking to Daniels Point fire trail and Watagan Forest Road are closed due to 4WD damaged roads and trails. There is no through road access across Little Jilliby Jilliby Creek in either direction. 

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the NPWS Central Coast area office on 02 4972 9000 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Thu 25 Sep 2014, 3.51pm. Last reviewed: Fri 22 May 2020, 3.03pm

Closed areas: Click Creek fire trail and Slippery Rock Road

Click Creek fire trail is closed due to extensive storm damage. The trail will remain closed until maintenance works can be completed. Slippery Rock Road is closed due to eroded surfaces making conditions unsafe. The road will reopen, subject to consent conditions once maintenance work is completed. 

Penalties apply for non-compliance For more information, contact the NPWS Central Coast Lake Munmorah area office on 02 4972 9000 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Wed 15 Nov 2017, 1.09pm. Last reviewed: Fri 22 May 2020, 3.03pm

Safety alerts: Yambo Forest Road not suitable for 2WD

Yambo Forest Road in Jilliby State Conservation Area is not suitable for 2WD vehicles due to rain and potential vehicle damage. 4WD access is possible from Dooralong Road through to the Lemon Tree Road intersection. Lemon Tree Road remains closed. For more information, call the NPWS Central Coast Lake Munmorah area office on 02 4972 9000.

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Applies from Thu 20 Feb 2020, 9.16am. Last reviewed: Sun 12 Apr 2020, 1.24pm

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 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 Thu 26 Jan 2017, 12.49pm. Last reviewed: Tue 24 Mar 2020, 9.01am

Closed areas: Middle Ridge Road - fire trail closed

Middle Ridge Road is closed from the intersection of Null Road. There is no vehicle or pedestrian access to Ravensdale Road. This trail is dormant and not open for public use. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the NPWS Central Coast Lake Munmorah area office on 02 4972 9000 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Fri 4 Jan 2019, 1.28pm. Last reviewed: Tue 24 Mar 2020, 9.22am

Closed areas: Morisset picnic area

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 Central Coast area Lake Munmorah area office on 02 4972 9000 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/worimi-national-park/local-alerts

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