Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park

A largely untouched wilderness on the northern boundary of Sydney, Ku-ring-gai Chase NP is one of Australia's oldest national parks. Here at the head of the Hawkesbury River, you'll find Aboriginal engravings and sites, as well as sandstone escarpments,

There are alerts raised for Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park as at Thu, 22 Oct 2020 11:29:50 +1100
Other planned events: Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park - increased visitation
Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park is a popular location and will close at short notice if needed to ensure visitation levels to not exceed safe capacity required by COVID social distancing guidelines.
We encourage you to:
From Friday 23 October 2020, the maximum group size for an outdoor gathering will be increasing from 20 to 30 people, including children. Groups are still expected to maintain social distancing and good hygiene.
The closure of toilets and other facilities will be decided on a case-by-case basis. Necessary site assessments will take place to consider 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.
For more information about closures, call the NPWS Contact Centre on 1300 072 757, the NPWS North Western Sydney area office on 02 8448 0400 or the NPWS Sydney North area office on 02 9451 3479.
Penalties apply for non-compliance. Please check our COVID-19 update for further information.

Other planned events: Akuna Bay boat ramp - increased visitation
This is a popular location and will close at short notice if needed to ensure visitation levels do not exceed safe capacity required by COVID social distancing guidelines.
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Other planned events: The Basin campground and picnic area - increased visitation
This is a popular location and will close at short notice if needed to ensure visitation levels do not exceed safe capacity required by COVID social distancing guidelines.
We encourage you to:

Other planned events: Salvation Creek picnic area - increased visitation
This is a popular location and will close at short notice if needed to ensure visitation levels do not exceed safe capacity required by COVID social distancing guidelines.
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Other planned events: Resolute picnic area - increased visitation
This is a popular location and will close at short notice if needed to ensure visitation levels do not exceed safe capacity required by COVID social distancing guidelines.
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Other planned events: Barrenjoey Lighthouse area - increased visitation
This is a popular location and will close at short notice if needed to ensure visitation levels do not exceed safe capacity required by COVID social distancing guidelines.
We encourage you to:

Other planned events: West Head area - increased visitation
This is a popular location and will close at short notice if needed to ensure visitation levels do not exceed safe capacity required by COVID social distancing guidelines.
We encourage you to:

Closed areas: Bobbin Head playground
Bobbin Head playground is closed for renovation. NSW National Parks is constructing a nature-based play area with discovery themes. We thank all our visitors for their patience and support.

Other planned events: Warrimoo walking track closure
Warrimoo walking track is partially closed Mondays to Thursdays from Monday 29 June 2020 until mid November 2020. Essential upgrade works include helicopter operations scheduled for Tuesday 11 August 2020. The track is closed from Warrimoo fire trail to the junction of Warrimoo track and Sphinx track.
Sphinx Memorial to Bobbin Head loop track will remain open.

Other planned events: 1080 pest management
NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service will be conducting a baiting program in Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park between Saturday 1 August 2020 and Sunday 31 January 2021. The program involves the use of manufactured baits, fresh baits and Canid Pest Ejectors (CPEs) containing 1080 poison (sodium fluroacetate) for the control of foxes.
The operation is continuous and ongoing. Don’t touch baits or ejector devices. Penalties apply for non-compliance.
All baiting locations are will be signposted.
Domestic pets are not permitted in NSW national parks and reserves. 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 NPWS Forestville area office on 02 9451 3479 or the NPWS Lane Cove area office on 02 8448 0400 during business hours.
Call the NPWS after-hours call centre on 1300 056 294 (after hours).