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 Thu, 06 Oct 2022 18:12:40 +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.

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.

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 30 September 2022 while the access is being upgraded.
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: