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 Sat, 18 Sep 2021 16:46:17 +1000
Closed areas: Barbecue facilities closed due to COVID-19 restrictions
NPWS campgrounds, accommodation, visitor centres, guided tours and high-visitation areas, including barbecue facilities in this park, are closed until further notice as a result of the NSW Government’s stay-at-home restrictions
. Find out more on our COVID-19 update
webpage.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 permanently closed where the old track passes through private property near Killarney Point:
- Walkers heading west should exit Flat Rock track at the eastern end of Killarney Drive and use Killarney Drive until you reach Downpatrick Street. Then walk down the street and re-enter Flat Rock track from the Downpatrick Street fire trail.
- Walkers heading east should exit Flat Rock track at the Downpatrick Street fire trail and use Downpatrick Street, then Killarney Drive until you reach the end of Killarney Drive. Re-enter Flat Rock track from the Killarney Drive entrance.
For more information, please contact the NPWS Ku-ring-gai Chase area Forestville office on 02 9451 3479.Other planned events: Forestville office closed to visitors
Forestville office is closed until further notice to protect the health and safety of our visitors and staff. You can still email
or call us on 02 9451 3479.
Annual passes can be purchased online or phone:
- NPWS website
- Service NSW when renewing your NSW vehicle registration. This includes $15 discount on a 1 year All Parks Pass or 1 year Multi Parks Pass
Phone: National Parks Contact Centre on 1300 072 757.Other planned events: Notice of 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 Sunday 1 August 2021 and Monday 31 January 2022 in Garigal National Park.
Don’t touch baits or ejector devices. 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 these reserves is aimed at reducing their impact on threatened species.
Penalties apply for non-compliance
. For more information, contact the Forestville office 02 9451 3479 or Lane Cove office on 8448 0400.Other incidents: COVID-19 safety advice
Please plan ahead when visiting this park. Popular precincts may be closed at short notice to ensure visitation levels do not exceed COVID-19 social distancing requirements.
Due to the developing COVID-19 situation in NSW, please consult the latest NSW Government news and updates about COVID-19
for advice on required safety measures before visiting a park.
We encourage you to:
- Plan your visit outside of the peak periods of 10am to 3pm.
- Check this alert before leaving home and again before arriving at the park.
- Be prepared to move on if it's not possible to park your vehicle or to maintain a COVID-safe distance from other visitors.