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 Thu, 26 Nov 2020 21:11:33 +1100
Safety alerts: Collins Flat track upgrades
The section of track between Collins Beach Road and Collins Flat Beach will be upgraded from Thursday 26 November until 24 December 2020. Collins Flat track will remain open, though care should be taken.
For more information, contact the NPWS Mosman office on 02 9960 6266.

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.

Closed areas: North Head Fire - closed areas
Some parts of North Head in Sydney Harbour National Park are closed due to fire damage. 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).

Other planned events: Middle 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:

Other planned events: Bradleys Head to Chowder Bay walking track - 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:

Other planned events: Harbour Bridge to The Spit Bridge walking track - 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:

Other planned events: Arabanoo lookout and Dobroyd Head area - 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:

Other planned events: Georges 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:

Other planned events: Collins Flat Beach - 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:

Other planned events: Fairfax walk and lookout - 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:

Other planned events: Bradleys Head Amphitheatre - 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:

Other planned events: North 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:

Other planned events: Middle Head office closed to public – still taking phone calls and emails
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:
Online:
Phone:
National Parks Contact Centre on 1300 072 757

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: 1080 fox baiting program
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 Saturday 1 August 2020 and Sunday 31 January 2021 in Sydney Harbour National Park.
The affected areas are:
Don’t touch baits or ejector devices. Penalties apply for non-compliance.
All baiting locations are signposted.
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 these reserves is aimed at reducing their impact on threatened species.
For more information, contact the NPWS Middle Head area office on 02 9960 6266 during business hours. Alternatively, call the NPWS after-hours call centre on 1300 056 294.

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

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.

Garigal National Park

Largely following Middle Harbour Creek and stretching from Seaforth in the south to St Ives in the north Garigal National Park is hidden through Sydney's Northern suburbs. Despite how close it is to large urban centres Garigal is quite beautiful with lots of different walking and cycling tracks. For those just wishing to picnic Davidson Reserve is a great spot just next to Middle Harbour Creek, under the Roseville Bridge.

There are alerts raised for Garigal National Park as at Thu, 26 Nov 2020 21:11:33 +1100
Other planned events: Stepping Stone Crossing walking track - 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:

Other planned events: Davidson Park picnic area and boat ramp - 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:

Other planned events: Forestville office closed to public – still taking phone calls and emails
Forestville 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:
Online:
Phone:
National Parks Contact Centre on 1300 072 757

Closed areas: Section of Flat Rock track closed
A section of Flat Rock track - from the Killarney Drive entrance to the Downpatrick Street entrance - is currently closed until further notice due to track safety issues where the track passes through private property near Killarney Point:
For more information, please contact the NPWS Ku-ring-gai Chase area Forestville office on 02 9451 3479.

Other planned events: 1080 fox baiting program
NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service will be conducting a baiting program in Garigal National Park between Saturday 1 August 2020 and Sunday 31 January 2021. The program involves the use of manufactured baits, fresh baits and Canid Pest Ejectors (CPEs) containing 1080 poison (sodium fluroacetate) for the control of foxes. The operation is continuous and ongoing. Don’t touch baits or ejector devices.
All baiting locations are signposted.
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 these reserves is aimed at reducing their impact on threatened species.
Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the NPWS Forestville area office on 02 9451 3479 during business hours. Alternatively, call the NPWS after-hours call centre on 1300 056 294.