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 Sat, 16 Oct 2021 20:21:49 +1100
Closed areas: Areas closed due to helicopter operation
The Middle Head/Gubbah Gubbah precinct will be closed from 7am to 4pm on Monday 18 October 2021 due to to helicopter operations. Visitors must not enter affected areas including:
Please follow the direction of NPWS staff in all affected areas.
Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact the local office.

Closed areas: Upgrade to North Head scenic area
Upgrades to the North Head scenic area are expected to start the week of Monday 18 October 2021.
These works will require the closure of North Head Scenic Drive starting near the Bella Vista Café and including all of the NPWS carparks for the full works duration. There will be unavoidable impacts to visitation:
For more information call the NPWS Sydney North office on 02 9451 3479.

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.

Closed areas: Areas closed on North Head
Some parts of North Head in Sydney Harbour National Park are closed due to fire damage and geological instability. The closed areas include:
Open areas include:
Do not enter the closed areas. Penalties apply for non-compliance
For more information, call the local park office on 02 9451 3479, or the National Parks Contact Centre on 1300 072 757 (13000 PARKS).

Closed areas: Beattie Street track closed
Beattie Street walking track on Dobroyd Head will be closed for repairs from Monday 6 September to Friday 29 October 2021.  
Penalties apply for non-compliance. For further information, email or call the NPWS Sydney North area office on 02 9451 3479.

Closed areas: Fort Denison closed
Fort Denison is closed from Tuesday 2 November 2020 to Sunday 30 January 2022.
The 1940s timber wharf has deteriorated and is unsafe to access. Installation of a new pontoon and wharf upgrades will take place from Monday 10 May 2021 to January 2022. Fort Denison remains closed to visitors until these works have been complete.
Penalties apply for non-compliance.
Standard work hours during the construction phase will be between:
Night time works will be undertaken between Sunday 8 August to Friday 3 September 2021 during the following times:
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.

Other planned events: Notice of 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 Sunday 1 August 2021 and Monday 31 January 2022 in (Chowder Bay, Dobroyd, Bradleys, Georges, Middle & North Headlands (North Head includes the adjoining land of Sydney Harbour Federation Trust, Australian Institute of Police Management, and Quarantine Station).
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 Middle Head office on 9960 6266 or the NPWS after-hours call centre on 1300 056 294.

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:

Safety alerts: Protect your picnic - native birds may steal your food
Birds at Nielsen Park are attempting to steal food from visitors' picnics and tables due to unauthorised feeding of local native birds. To try and reduce this unwanted behaviour, NPWS is asking visitors to not actively feed any wildlife and to please bring suitable methods to cover your food. These include storage containers with sealed lids or an umbrella to cover your picnic to reduce food visibility and access.
Please note, it is illegal to feed wildlife in a national park. NPWS officers are monitoring the area and fines apply if visitors are seen actively feeding birds and promoting this unwanted behaviour.