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 Sun, 03 Jul 2022 19:46:15 +1000
Safety alerts: Hazardous conditions on tracks and trails
Please be aware hazardous conditions are expected this weekend. Please avoid waterways and note that tracks and trails may have unstable surfaces or have trees over them. Please proceed with with caution.
Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the local NPWS office on 02 8448 0400 or call 1300 072 757.

Closed areas: Areas closed due to upgrades at Apple Tree Bay boat ramp
The following areas will be closed until mid to late August 2022 while upgrades to the Apple Tree Bay boat ramp and wharf area are underway:
Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the local NPWS office on 02 8448 0400.

Closed areas: Tracks and trails closed due to severe weather
Some tracks and trails in Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park are closed from 9am, Wednesday 6 April 2022 until further notice due to severe weather.
The following areas are closed:
Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the local park office.

Closed areas: Kalkari Discovery Centre closed
Kalkari Discovery Centre is closed until further notice due to damage from severe weather.
For more information contact Bobbin Head Information Centre on 02 9472 8949.

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).

Closed areas: Bonnie Doon track closed for maintenance
Bonnie Doon track is closed from Wednesday 30 March until further notice due to track maintenance.
The following tracks remain open:
Penalties apply for non-compliance. 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 from Monday 7 March until the end of July 2022. 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.

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 July to October 2022.
Please do not enter the fenced area. Nearby walking tracks remain open.

Other planned events: Notice of 1080 pest control 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 Tuesday 1 February 2022 and Sunday 31 July 2022 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 NPWS Forestville area office on 02 9451 3479 or the NPWS Lane Cove 02 8448 0400 (business hours). Alternatively call the NPWS after-hours call centre on 1300 056 294 (after hours).

Other planned events: Orchard Park shelter restoration
The shelters in Orchard Park at Bobbin Head will be undergoing restoration works from Monday 26 April 2021. As the work is complex, it is unsure when the shelters will reopen. 
Signage and security fencing will be erected around closed shelters as they are progressively repaired. Not all shelters will be closed at once, so you can use the remaining shelters while construction works are completed. 
For more information about closures, call the NPWS Contact Centre on 1300 072 757, or the NPWS North Western Sydney area office on 02 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: