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, 21 Jun 2021 09:06:38 +1000
Closed areas: Camp Cove carpark closed Wednesday 23rrd June to Friday 25th June inclusive
Camp Cove carpark (on the corner of Cliff and Victoria streets, Watsons Bay) will be closed from Wednesday 23rd to Friday 25th June 2021 to facilitate scheduled vegetation works. Please find alternative parking arrangements during this time. 

Closed areas: Shelters at Rodd Island closed for maintenance
The picnic shelters at Rodd Island are currently closed for essential maintenance works on these structures.

Closed areas: Georges Head lookout closed for upgrading
Belvedere lookout at Georges Head will be closed from Friday 28 May to Friday 30 July 2021 while upgrading is happening.
The lookout is located near the Beehive Casemates.
For more information contact the NPWS Middle Head office on 02 9960 6266.

Closed areas: Areas closed on North Head
Some parts of North Head in Sydney Harbour National Park are closed due to fire damage and geological instability. The closed areas include:
Open areas include:
Do not enter the closed areas. Penalties apply for non-compliance
For more information, call the local park office on 02 9960 6266, or the National Parks Contact Centre on 1300 072 757 (13000 PARKS).

Closed areas: No boat access to Clark Island
Clark Island wharf is closed for repair works and there will be no boat access to the wharf during this time.
Repair works are expected to be completed in early-July. Please check back for updates.
Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact the local office.

Closed areas: Fort Denison closed
Fort Denison is closed from Tuesday 2 November 2020 to Sunday 30 January 2022.
The 1940s timber wharf has deteriorated and is unsafe to access. Installation of a new pontoon and wharf upgrades will take place from Monday 10 May 2021 to January 2022. Fort Denison remains closed to visitors until these works have been complete.
Penalties apply for non-compliance.
Standard work hours during the construction phase will be between:
Night time works will be undertaken between Sunday 16 May to Saturday 31 July during the following times:
Noise monitoring stations will be set up in Kirribilli and Cremorne to check any over-water noise so that it does not exceed legal levels, however this is not expected to be high.
For more information, visit the project webpage or call the NPWS Sydney South area office on 02 9337 5511. Visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

Closed areas: Bluefish Point closed
The Bluefish Point bushland area is closed to public access for public safety and to protect important plant and animal communities. For your safety and to help conserve the landscape, please stay on sign-posted walking tracks when visiting Sydney Harbour National Park.
The Shelly Beach to Bluefish walking track is open.

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 fluoroacetate) for the control of foxes. The program is continuous and ongoing between Monday 1 February and Saturday 31 July 2021 in Sydney Harbour National Park (Chowder Bay, Dobroyd, Bradleys, Georges, Middle and North Headlands (North Head includes the adjoining land of Sydney Harbour Federation Trust, Australian Institute of Police Management, and Quarantine Station)). 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 reserves is aimed at reducing their impact on threatened species.
For more information, contact the NPWS Middle Head office on 02 9960 6266 (business hours), the NPWS after-hours call centre on 1300 056 294 (after hours) or North Head Sanctuary, Manly (Harbour Trust Lands): 02 8969 2128 (business hours).

Safety alerts: Protect your picnic - native birds may steal your food
Birds at Nielsen Park are attempting to steal food from visitors' picnics and tables due to unauthorised feeding of local native birds. To try and reduce this unwanted behaviour, NPWS is asking visitors to not actively feed any wildlife and to please bring suitable methods to cover your food. These include storage containers with sealed lids or an umbrella to cover your picnic to reduce food visibility and access.
Please note, it is illegal to feed wildlife in a national park. NPWS officers are monitoring the area and fines apply if visitors are seen actively feeding birds and promoting this unwanted behaviour.

Safety alerts: Clark Island wharf
The decking between the main wharf and the island has a maximum capacity of 2 people at a time.
Heavy loads are not permitted on the decking until further notice. Take care when disembarking from a boat on Clark Island.

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