Berowra Valley National Park
Following the Berowra Creek the Berowra Valley National Park is located on the Hornsby Plateau and is made up of typical Hawkesbury Sandstone. The great North walk, Benowie walking track, and many other great walks stretch spann this park. The area has varied vegetation including many different sorts of Eucalyptus and plenty of native animals, includingl swamp wallibies, water dragons, bandicoots, Lyre Birds, and bush turkeys. There are several campsites within the Park, and Crosslands Reserve is also a popular spot near the middle of the park.
There are alerts raised for Berowra Valley National Park
as at Mon, 25 May 2020 15:50:55 +1000
Closed areas: Visitor areas closed
Some high visitation areas and remote campgrounds in Berowra Valley National Park and Marramarra National Park are closed until further notice to protect the health and safety of our visitors and staff.
The closed areas include:
- Tunks Ridge rest area
- Gentlemans Halt campground
- Marramarra Creek campground
- Twin Beaches campground
- Barnetts playground on Barnetts Road, Berowra Heights also remains closed until further notice for repair works.
Canoelands Ridge trail within Marramarra National Park may be temporarily restricted from Thursday 21 May 2020 until further notice due to track remediation work. The walking track between the end of Canoelands Ridge trail and Gentlemans Halt campground remains closed until further notice while staff assess safety concerns.
The Twin Beaches toilet block remains closed until further notice while upgrade works are conducted.
The closing of toilets and other facilities will be decided on a case-by-case basis, with necessary site assessments considering the management of health and safety risk to visitors and staff, and available resourcing to maintain facilities.
Access to sanitation products and running water cannot be guaranteed. We recommend bringing hand soap, hand wipes and toilet paper with you to maintain good hygiene
as advised by the NSW Government.
Visitors are reminded to practice appropriate social distancing requirements and good hygiene. The maximum group size for an outdoor gathering is 10 people. Groups are still expected to maintain social distancing. If you arrive at a national park or other public space and it is too crowded to practice social distancing, it is your responsibility to leave the area. Do not wait to be instructed by NPWS or police.
For more information regarding closures, call the NPWS contact centre on 1300 072 757, or the NPWS North Western Sydney area office on 02 8448 0400.
Penalties apply for non-compliance
. Please check our COVID-19 update
for further information.Closed areas: Barnetts playground closed
Barnetts playground on Barnetts Road, Berowra Heights remains closed until further notice. Repairs are currently being undertaken to ensure the playground is compliant with current playground safety standards.
NPWS has a view to reopen the playground in June 2020, depending on weather conditions and availability of contractors. For further information, contact the local NPWS area office on 02 8448 0400 or send an email
.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.