Lane Cove National Park

This small but picturesque city park is a haven of peaceful bushland along the winding Lane Cove River. Home to the Kukundi Wildlife Shelter and 27 km of the Great North Walk, you can also hire a boat, take a stroll or enjoy a picnic by the weir.

There are alerts raised for Lane Cove National Park as at Fri, 28 Feb 2020 10:38:56 +1100
Closed areas: Lane Cove National Park - partial closure
All picnic areas in Lane Cove National Park are open, though some facilities such as barbecues and toilets may still be affected. Please follow any signage and direction from NPWS staff.
Most tracks and trails are open including the Great North Walk between Boronia Park and Thornleigh, though visitors should take caution as some sections remain affected by recent storms.
Riverside walk will remain closed until further notice while staff work to fix extensive flood damage, erosion and unsafe conditions.
For more information, contact the NPWS contact centre on 1300 072 757, or the North Western Sydney area office on 02 8448 0400.

Other planned events: 1080 pest management
NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service is doing 1080 ground baiting using manufactured and fresh baits in Lane Cove 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. 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:

Closed areas: Sugarloaf car park closed
Sugarloaf car park is no longer open to the public. We apologise for any inconvenience.
For more information, please contact Valleys Area office on 02 8448 0400 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.
 
 

Closed areas: Lane Cove National Park toilet closures
From Monday 7 December 2015, some toilets within this park will be closed during the week, opening only on weekends and public holidays. Toilets affected are:
Please note: this does not apply to bookings- toilets will be opened for any bookings. For more information, please contact the NPWS Valleys Area office on (02) 8448 0400.

Bradley Reserve

Bradley Reserve is a large natural bushland area owned and managed by Ku-ring-gai council. The reserve extends from Lane Cove River to the end of Kissing Point Road north to George Christie playing fields. The reserve is home to the locally well know STEP track, and is cared for by the STEP inc, the "South Turramurra Environment Protection". The Great north walk also heads through this reserve, and is also home to Browns water hole.

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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 Fri, 28 Feb 2020 10:38:56 +1100
Closed parks: Park closed due to flood damage
All areas in this park are closed from Monday 10 February 2020 until further notice due to flood damage and unsafe conditions. This includes all tracks, trails, campgrounds and picnic areas. Access through parks may be limited. Please find alternate routes. Do not enter this park.
Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the NPWS Contact Centre on 1300 072 757, or the NPWS North Western Sydney area office on 02 8448 0400.

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.