Sydney Harbour National Park

One of Sydney's most diverse parks, Sydney Harbour National Park is formed from 11 pockets of harbour islands and shoreline. Highlights include coastal walks and swimming, breath-taking viewpoints, tours of colonial buildings and Aboriginal cave art.

There are alerts raised for Sydney Harbour National Park as at Mon, 01 Jun 2020 13:03:39 +1000
Closed areas: Bluefish track closed for track upgrades Monday to Friday
Bluefish track is closed Monday to Friday from Monday 1 June to Friday 28 August 2020 for track maintenance. The track will be open on weekends.
Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the local NPWS office on 02 9960 6266 (open Tuesday to Thursday).

Other incidents: Track upgrade works - Blue Fish walking track, North Head
Track upgrade works are taking place on Blue Fish walking track, North Head from Friday 15 May 2020 until further notice. For more information, call the NPWS Sydney North area office on 02 9451 3479.

Closed areas: Q Station closed
Q Station will be closed from Thursday 9 April 2020 until further notice for the health and safety of staff and visitors. Please check the Q Station website for more information.

Closed areas: Middle Head Officers Quarters closed
Middle Head Officers Quarters will be closed for bookings from Thursday 2 March 2020 until further notice for the health and safety of staff and visitors. Please check our COVID-19 update for more information.

Other planned events: Middle Head office closed until further notice
Middle Head office is closed until further notice to protect the health and safety of our visitors and staff. You can still contact us by phone or email for information.
Passes can be purchased online or by phone:
National Parks Contact Centre on 1300 072 757

Other planned events: North Head Scenic Drive gate opening and closing times
North Head Scenic Drive gate closing and opening times are:

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 Sydney Harbour National Park. This includes Chowder Bay and Dobroyd, Bradleys, Georges, Middle and North headlands. North Head includes adjoining land of Sydney Harbour Federation Trust, Australian Institute of Police Management, and Quarantine Station.
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:

Safety alerts: Lower steps on Shark Island Wharf closed
The lower 4 steps of Shark Island Wharf are closed due to a safety hazard. Using these steps for berthing, drop-off and pick-up is prohibited. Access is only possible using the upper stairs.
Small vessels and boats may not be able to berth, particularly at low tide.
For more information, call 02 9337 5511.

Closed areas: Fort Denison closed
Fort Denison is closed to visitors until further notice, due to site maintenance. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, call the NPWS Vaucluse area office on 02 9337 5511 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.