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, 16 Oct 2021 20:21:49 +1100
Closed areas: Gibberagong boardwalk closed
Gibberagong boardwalk is closed from Tuesday 6 April to the end of November 2021 while the boardwalk is replaced.
Signage and security fencing will be in placed around closed areas.
We apologise for any inconvenience caused and thank you for your patience while we create a safe and enjoyable walking track for the future.
Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please call the local office on 02 8448 0400 or 1300 072 757.

Closed areas: Restricted access to Cowan courtesy moorings
The NPWS courtesy moorings in Cowan waters are undergoing annual maintenance. Access to moorings maybe restricted temporarily while works are completed.
Works are due to commence the week beginning Monday 18 October 2021, and will take approximately 2 months to complete (subject to weather conditions).
Please follow all safety signs and directions from staff.
Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the local NPWS office.

Closed areas: Park visitation - COVID-19 requirements
This is a popular location and will close at short notice if needed to ensure visitation levels do not exceed safe capacity required by COVID-19 social distancing guidelines.
We encourage you to:
Group size restrictions for specific national parks apply. Visitors are still expected to maintain social distancing and good hygiene.
The closure of toilets and other facilities will be decided on a case-by-case basis. Necessary site assessments will take place to consider the management of health and safety risk to visitors and staff, and available resourcing to maintain facilities. Access to sanitation products and running water cannot be guaranteed. We recommend bringing hand soap, hand wipes and toilet paper with you to maintain good hygiene as advised by the NSW Government.
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.
Penalties apply for non-compliance. Please check our COVID-19 update for further information.

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.

Closed areas: Kalkari Discovery Centre closed
Kalkari Discovery Centre is closed from Saturday 19 June 2021 until further notice to protect the health and safety of our volunteers, visitors and staff.
Please comply with the current NSW Government COVID-19 rules if visiting your local national park during this time. Check our COVID-19 update page for more information.

Closed areas: The Basin campground and picnic area closed
The Basin campground and picnic area are closed until Monday 1 November 2021 for maintenance. The Basin Engravings and Mackerel service trails are accessible. The Basin trail is closed past the Mackerel service trail intersection.
Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the local NPWS office.

Closed areas: Barbecue and picnic facilities closed due to COVID-19 restrictions
NPWS campgrounds, accommodation, visitor centres, guided tours and high-visitation areas like barbecue and picnic facilities are closed in Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park until further notice as a result of the NSW Government’s stay-at-home restrictions. Find out more on our COVID-19 update webpage.
Please check alerts for closures or call 1300 072 757 for further information. 

Other planned events: West Head lookout - temporary fencing
West Head lookout is open to visitors, and temporary fencing has been installed at the lookout for public safety. Upgrades will take place in 2021-2022.
Please do not enter the fenced area.
Nearby walking tracks remain open.

Other planned events: Notice of 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 Sunday 1 August 2021 and Monday 31 January 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 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:

Closed areas: Mount Ku-ring-gai track to Berowra Station closure
The Whale Platform elevated walkway on Mt Ku-ring-gai walking track is closed due to serious safety concerns.
The platform will be barricaded and signage in place. No access will be permitted across the platform.
The following sections remain open:
Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact the North Western Sydney Area office on 02 8448 0400.