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, 08 Mar 2021 13:31:01 +1100
Closed areas: Flint and Steel track closed for upgrading
Flint and Steel track is closed for upgrade works from Wednesday 17 February to Monday 19 April 2021. Flint and Steel Beach and Flint and Steel Bay will be accessible by water only.
Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the NPWS Forestville area office on 02 9451 3479 between 9.30am and 4pm from Monday to Friday.

Other planned events: Changed traffic conditions on Ku-ring-gai Chase Road
There will be changed traffic conditions on Ku-ring-gai Chase Road, Mount Colah from 9.30am to 3pm on Wednesday 10 March until Thursday 11 March 2021, inclusive.
The closure is to allow for roadside vegetation works. At times the road may be limited to one lane only, with traffic controllers in place to control the flow of traffic. For further information, call NPWS Chatswood area office on 02 8448 0400.

Closed areas: Sections of Apple Tree Bay seawall fenced off
Some sections of seawall in the Apple Tree Bay area will be fenced off for reconstruction from Monday 22 February to Wednesday 30 June 2021 for a seawall refurbishment project.
For more information, contact the NPWS North Western Sydney Area office on 02 8448 0400.

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 do not exceed safe capacity required by COVID social distancing guidelines. 
Many COVID-19 restrictions have now been lifted from visitor precincts and facilities in Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park.
We encourage you to:
From Friday 29 January 2021, the maximum group size for an outdoor gathering will be increased to 50 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: Annual maintenance and inspection - NPWS Cowan courtesy moorings
Annual inspection and maintenance works are currently underway at NPWS courtesy moorings in Cowan. The moorings maybe temporarily unavailable for a short period while these works are completed.  

Other planned events: 1080 pest management
NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service will be conducting a baiting program using manufactured baits, fresh baits and Canid Pest Ejectors (CPEs) containing 1080 poison (sodium fluroacetate) for the control of foxes. The program is continuous and ongoing between Monday 1 February and Saturday 31 July 2021 in Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park. Don’t touch baits or ejector devices. Penalties apply for non-compliance.
All baiting locations are identifiable by signs.
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 this reserve is aimed at reducing their impact on threatened species.
For more information, contact the NPWS Forestville office on 02 9451 3479, the NPWS Lane Cove office on 02 8448 0400 (business hours) or the NPWS after-hours call centre on 1300 056 294 (after hours).

Other planned events: Apple Tree Bay - 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:
For more information about 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.

Other planned events: Bobbin Head - 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:
For more information about 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.

Other planned events: Annual inspection and maintenance underway - Bobbin Head and Apple Tree Bay wharves, Cowan moorings
Annual inspection and maintenance works are underway at the Bobbin Head wharf, Apple Tree Bay wharf and the courtesy moorings in Cowan waters. There may be temporary or restricted access during this period. The work is expected to end by the end of 2020.