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 Mon, 25 May 2020 15:50:55 +1000
Closed areas: Changes to Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park precinct closures
Many high visitation areas and facilities within Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park will be open from Friday 15 May 2020.
Some areas will remain closed until further notice to protect the health and safety of our visitors and staff, including:
- Bobbin Head Information Centre and Kalkari Discovery Centre
- The Station and Pavillion picnic shelters
- Bobbin Head playground
- Brooklyn Dam campsites
- The Basin track and The Basin campground and picnic area
Berowra track, between Apple Tree Bay and the intersection of Mount Ku-ring-gai track, has now reopened. However visitors are advised to walk with caution as some sections of the track remain uneven.
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.
Please remember 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 staff or police.
If you're visiting the park, please bring a card to pay vehicle entry fees.
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.Closed areas: Bobbin Head playground closed
Bobbin Head Playground is closed for reconstruction. NSW National Parks is constructing nature-based play area with discovery themes. We thank all our visitors for their patience and support.Other planned events: 1080 pest management
NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service is doing 1080 ground baiting using manufactured baits, fresh baits and Canid Pest Ejectors (CPEs) in Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park.
The program is continuous and ongoing between 1 February 2020 and 31 July 2020. All baiting locations will be identifiable by signs. Don’t touch baits or ejector devices. Penalties apply for non-compliance
Please be reminded that domestic pets are not permitted on NPWS estate. 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 local park office on:
- Forestville on 02 9451 3479 or Lane Cove on 02 8448 0400 (business hours)
- NPWS after-hours call centre: 1300 056 294 (after hours)