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 Tue, 07 Feb 2023 19:19:53 +1100
Closed areas: Slope stability works behind Empire Marina
Some parts of this park are partially closed from Monday 6 February 2023 to Friday 24 February 2023 while slope stability works are being undertaken.
Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the local NPWS office on (02) 8448 0400.

Closed areas: Gibberagong boardwalk closed
The Gibberagong boardwalk will be closed for essential works from Monday 6 February until Wednesday 15 February 2023 inclusive. There will be no access to Bobbin Head for walkers accessing the track from Grosvenor Street, North Wahroonga or from the Murrua trail at North Turramurra.
The track will open for the weekend of 11 and 12 February 2023.
Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the local NPWS office on (02) 8448 0400.

Closed areas: Great North Walk closed between Berowra Waters and Cowan
The Great North Walk between Berowra Waters and Cowan, will be closed on Monday 13 February for helicopter operations. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact Crown Lands on 1300 886 235 or the local NPWS office on (02) 8448 0400.

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 February 2023 and 31 July 2023 in Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park. 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 these reserves is aimed at reducing their impact on threatened species.
For more information, contact the local park office on:
Forestville 9451 3479 or Lane Cove 8448 0400 (business hours)
NPWS after-hours call centre: 1300 056 294 (after hours)

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 threat of rockfalls due to slope instability, caused by recent weather events. NPWS are in the process carrying 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).

Closed areas: 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 or from the following places:
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.

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.