Sydney Harbour National Park

One of Sydney's most diverse parks, Sydney Harbour National Park is formed from 11 pockets of harbour islands and shoreline. Highlights include coastal walks and swimming, breath-taking viewpoints, tours of colonial buildings and Aboriginal cave art.

There are alerts raised for Sydney Harbour National Park as at Thu, 08 Dec 2022 18:04:04 +1100
Closed areas: Bradleys Head Road closed due to maintenance
Bradleys Head Road is closed at the Rifle Wall from Tuesday 6 December 2022 until 6pm Friday 9 December 2022 due to maintenance works resulting from a rockfall. There is no vehicle access to Bradleys Head-Booraghee Amphitheatre. Parking is available at Rifle Wall and Athol Hall carparks.
The Amphitheatre precinct remains open to walkers, who should take care due to works in the vicinity.

Closed areas: Clark Island closure
Clark Island will be closed to the public between 8am to 8pm on the following dates:
Events will be happening on those dates. 
Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact the local office on 02 9337 5511 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

Closed areas: Fort Denison closed
Fort Denison will be closed until late 2023.
Conservation and upgrade works are currently underway. Key elements include the construction of a new accessible wharf and maintenance and upgrade to buildings and services. Fort Denison will be closed to visitors until these works have been complete.
Penalties apply for non-compliance.
Standard work hours during the construction phase will be between:
Noise monitoring stations will be set up in Kirribilli and Cremorne to check any over-water noise so that it does not exceed legal levels. It is not expected to be high.
For more information, visit the project webpage or call the NPWS Sydney South area office on 02 9337 5511. Visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

Closed areas: North Head scenic area closures
The following areas in the North Head scenic area will be closed while upgrades are underway:
These closures may be extended without notice.
Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact the Sydney North area office on 02 9451 3479 between 9.30am and 4pm, Monday to Friday.

Closed areas: Shark Island closure
Shark Island will be closed to the public between 8am to 8pm on the following dates:
Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact the local office on 02 9337 5511 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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 Sydney Harbour National Park in the following areas: 
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.

Safety alerts: No access to some picnic tables and seats at Shark Island
Access is closed to 2 picnic tables and the seats in shelters at Shark Island. This is to allow for maintenance works to be carried out to repair these facilities. 
The pavilion, 2 other picnic tables with seats and 3 shelters (2 with limited furniture) are still available for use. Large lawn areas are still available for recreation.

Closed areas: Strickland House closure
Strickland House and grounds are closed from 8am, Friday 30 December 2022 to 8am, Sunday 1 January 2023.
For more information, call the NPWS Vaucluse area office on  02 9337 5511.

Closed areas: North Head partial closure
Some parts of North Head in Sydney Harbour National Park are closed due to fire damage and geological instability. The closed areas include:
Do not enter the closed areas.
Open areas include:
Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact the National Parks Contact Centre on 1300 072 757 (13000 PARKS) or Sydney North area office on 02 9451 3479 between 9.30am and 4pm, Monday to Friday.

Closed areas: Bradleys Head toilets closed due to rockfall
The toilet block at Bradleys Head - Booraghee Amphitheatre is closed from Monday 1 August 2022 until further notice due to a rock fall.
Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the local NPWS office.

Other planned events: North Head Scenic Drive gate opening times
The North Head Scenic Drive gate opening times are:

Closed areas: Bluefish Point closed
The Bluefish Point bushland area is closed to public access for public safety and to protect important plant and animal communities. For your safety and to help conserve the landscape, please stay on sign-posted walking tracks when visiting Sydney Harbour National Park.
The Shelly Beach to Bluefish walking track is open.