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 Wed, 30 Nov 2022 14:49:53 +1100
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: Temporary closures and delays along Apple Tree Bay Road, Empire Marina Road and Carpark and Warrimoo Walking Track
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, Empire Marina Road and Carpark and Warrimoo Walking Track whilst works are completed.
Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the local NPWS office on (02) 8448 0400.

Closed areas: Elvina Trail closed for upgrade works
Elvina trail will be closed 7am to 5pm, Monday to Friday, from Wednesday 16 November to Friday 9 December 2022. The trail will be open after 5pm and on weekends. This is so upgrade works can be completed.
Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the local NPWS office.

Closed areas: Basin campground access affected by trail upgrade works
The Basin trail will be closed 7am to 5pm, Monday to Friday, from Wednesday 16 November to Friday 9 December 2022. This is so upgrade works can be completed. During this time, visitors can only access the Basin campground and picnic area by ferry or private vessels.
The Basin trail will be open and the campground and picnic area accessible on weekends, and after 5pm on weekdays.
The following areas will also be closed 7am to 5pm, Monday to Friday, but will be open on weekends:
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 in late 2022 through to early 2023.
Please do not enter the fenced area. Nearby walking tracks remain open.

Other planned events: Annual maintenance and inspection - NPWS Cowan courtesy moorings
NPWS public moorings in Cowan Creek are currently undergoing annual inspection and servicing. Individual moorings may be out of service temporarily while repairs and maintenance are completed.
For more information, contact the local NPWS office.

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.