Brisbane Water National Park

Brisbane Waters National Park is situated south west of Gosford perched on the Hawkesbury River. The park is characterised by sandstone features, Aboriginal engravings, flowery heaths, bird life and spectacular water views. Brisbane Waters NP has many bushwalks through the are with the Great North Walk passing through the middle of the park.

There are alerts raised for Brisbane Water National Park as at Sat, 08 Oct 2022 06:33:20 +1100
Other planned events: Notice of 1080 aerial baiting program
NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) is conducting an aerial baiting program in this park from Saturday 8 October to Friday 14 October 2022.
The operation will use 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of wild dogs and foxes. The program is designed to minimise predator impacts on wildlife, especially threatened species, and to minimise impact of wild dogs on neighbouring stock.
Signs will be placed at the entry to the baiting location. Domestic pets are not permitted in NSW National Parks managed lands. 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.
For more information, please contact the NPWS Central Coast area office on 02 4320 4200.

Other planned events: Notice of fire trail maintenance program
NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) is undertaking fire trail maintenance works in Brisbane Water National Park from Monday 19 September 2022 for a period of up to 6 months (pending suitable weather conditions).
The maintenance work will repair damaged drainage assets and infrastructure that supports and is essential to the ongoing operation of the trails.
Trails will remain open for the duration of the construction works, with adequate signage and diversions (if required) in place.
Please contact the the local Central Coast area office on 02 4320 4200 for more information.

Closed areas: Brieses fire trail partial closure
The section of Brieses fire trail between Mooney Mooney Creek and Old Mooney Dam trail is closed until Sunday 4 December 2022 due to a landslip, making it unsafe for vehicles.
Signs are in place around closed areas. This area will re-open as soon as it is safe and repair works have been completed.
Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the local NPWS office on 02 4320 4200.

Closed areas: Warrah Trig Road closed to vehicles
Warrah Trig Road is closed to vehicles until further notice due to damage from recent rainfall events. The road has deep ruts and boggy sections, making it unsafe and impassable for vehicles.
The road is open to pedestrians and cyclists. However, please take care when traversing wet sections as they may be slippery.
Alternate pedestrian access to Warrah lookout is available via Pearl Beach to Patonga fire trail. 
Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the local NPWS office on 02 4320 4200.

Closed areas: Great North walk partial closure
The section of Great North walk between Reservoir Road, Somersby and Karool Road, Mooney Mooney Creek is closed until further notice due to a flood damaged bridge.
This area will reopen as soon as it is safe.
Remember, it’s never safe to drive, ride or walk through flood waters, so you’ll need to reschedule your visit and avoid travel through areas in this park. Check Live Traffic NSW for up-to-date information about road closures. For assistance during severe weather visit the NSW SES website. In life-threatening situations call emergency services on Triple Zero (000).
Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the local park office.

Closed areas: Areas closed due to flood warning
The Great North Walk between Karool Road at Mooney Mooney Creek and Reservoir Road at Somersby is closed from 8am Tuesday 5 July to 8am Thursday 7 July 2022 due to severe flooding.
Remember, it’s never safe to drive, ride or walk through flood waters, so you’ll need to reschedule your visit and avoid travel through areas in this park. Check Live Traffic NSW for up-to-date information about road closures. For assistance during severe weather visit the NSW SES website. In life-threatening situations call emergency services on Triple Zero (000).
Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the local park office.

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, 08 Oct 2022 06:33:20 +1100
Safety alerts: Hazardous conditions due to weather
Due to forecasted weather conditions, including heavy rainfall and potential flooding of waterways, conditions on walking tracks and fire trails may be hazardous.
If visiting these areas, please:
Remember, it’s never safe to drive, ride or walkthrough flood waters, so you’ll need to reschedule your visit and avoid travel through areas in this park. Check Live Traffic NSW for up-to-date information about road closures. Visit the Bureau of Meteorology for the latest weather warnings. For assistance during severe weather visit the NSW SES website. In life-threatening situations call emergency services on Triple Zero (000).
Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the local NPWS office on 02 8448 0400.

Closed areas: The Basin Aboriginal art site closed for track upgrade
The Basin Aboriginal art site will be closed from Monday 12 September to Friday 21 October 2022 while the access is being upgraded.
Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the local NPWS office.

Safety alerts: Severe Weather Safety
The area has experienced widespread heavy rain. Please drive to conditions and be aware roads and crossing may become flooded or damaged. For the latest advice on road closures visit the Live traffic website and continuously check for park closures. Roads, tracks, and trails can be closed with minimal notice.
For assistance during severe weather visit the NSW SES website. In life-threatening situations call emergency services on Triple Zero (000). 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 December 2022 (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: Tracks and trails closed due to severe weather
The following tracks and trails are closed from 9am Wednesday 6 April 2022 until further notice due to damage from severe weather:
Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the local park office.

Closed areas: Trails closed for track upgrade
The following trails are closed from Monday 19 September to Friday 21 October 2022 for trail upgrade works:
Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the local NPWS office.

Closed areas: Areas closed due to upgrades at Apple Tree Bay boat ramp
The following areas will be closed until late October 2022 (weather dependent) 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: Illawong Bay picnic area closed for carpark maintenance
Illawong Bay picnic area in Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park is closed for carpark maintenance from Tuesday 27 September 2022 to Thursday 29 September 2022.
Penalties apply for non-compliance. 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 July to October 2022.
Please do not enter the fenced area. Nearby walking tracks remain open.

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: 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 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.

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: