Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park

A largely untouched wilderness on the northern boundary of Sydney, Ku-ring-gai Chase NP is one of Australia's oldest national parks. Here at the head of the Hawkesbury River, you'll find Aboriginal engravings and sites, as well as sandstone escarpments,

There are alerts raised for Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park as at Sat, 10 Dec 2022 18:24:48 +1100
Other planned events: Temporary fencing at West Head lookout
West Head lookout is open to visitors, and temporary fencing has been installed at the lookout for public safety. Upgrades will take place from January to June 2023.
Please do not enter the fenced area. Nearby walking tracks remain open.

Other planned events: Bobbin Head bridge closure
The Bobbin Head bridge will be closed to vehicles from Monday 12 December 2022 to Friday 16 December 2022 for mandatory bridge repairs by Transport for NSW. There will be pedestrian only access across the bridge, as weight restrictions apply. Traffic control will be in place.
For more information, contact the NPWS North Western Sydney area office on (02) 8448 0400.

Closed areas: Temporary closure and delays along Apple Tree Bay Road
Some parts of this park are partially closed from Wednesday 16 November to Friday 23 December 2022 while slope stability works are being undertaken. There may be temporary closures and delays along Apple Tree Bay Road whilst works are completed.
Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the local NPWS office on (02) 8448 0400.

Safety alerts: North Mackerel track closed and Mackerel trail partially closed
North Mackerel track is permanently closed due to a potential risk of rockfalls and unstable cliff edges in the Great Mackerel Beach area.
The only designated land access to or from Great Mackerel Beach is via Mackerel track to the north, which intersects with Resolute track.
Due to land instability and risk to personal safety there is NO THROUGH or RETURN ACCESS to/from the south end of Great Mackerel Beach via The Basin or Mackerel Trail.
Due to land instability and risk to personal safety there is NO THROUGH or RETURN ACCESS to/from the west of Great Mackerel Beach via the North Mackerel track which is closed.
Please remember the risks associated with visiting natural areas including rock falls, unstable edges, falling branches and interactions with wildlife.
For more information, contact the local NPWS office.

Closed areas: Bobbin Head toilet blocks closed for upgrades
The toilet blocks at Orchard Park and Gibberagong will be closed for upgrades and will reopen in early 2023 (weather dependant). There will be temporary toilets in place while the works are being carried out.
For more information, please contact the local office on 02 8448 0400.

Closed areas: Berowra walking track closure
Berowra walking track, from Berowra to Apple Tree bay, including the Mount Ku-ring-gai access track, is closed until further notice.
There is a significant threat of rockfalls due to slope instability, caused by recent weather events. NPWS will further assess the track and carry out necessary repair works.
Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the local NPWS office on 02 8448 0400 or call 1300 072 757 (13000 PARKS).

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 fluroacetate) for the control of foxes. The program is continuous and ongoing between 1 August 2022 and 31 January 2023 in Ku-ring-gai Chase 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 local park office on 02 9451 3479 or 02 8448 0440.