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 Tue, 26 Sep 2023 15:35:16 +1000
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:
- Bluefish Point
- Wastewater Treatment Plant emergency access road
The following areas, and the bushland surrounding them, are also closed due to steep and unstable ground:
- Old Man's Hat
- Cannae Point
- Quarantine Head
Do not enter the closed areas.
Open areas include:
Penalties apply for non-compliance
- Q Station
- North Head Sanctuary and Bella Vista Cafe (entry via North Fort)
- The track between Shelly Beach and Bluefish Drive
- Bluefish Drive to the Avenue of Honour
- Collins Flat Beach
- Fairfax track
- Burragula and Yiningma lookouts
. For more information, please contact the National Parks Contact Centre on 1300 072 757 or Sydney North area office on 02 9451 3479 between 9.30am and 4pm, Monday to Friday.Closed areas: Clark Island closed for essential wharf maintenance
Clark Island is closed for essential wharf maintenance until Tuesday 31 October 2023. For further information call the NPWS Vaucluse office on 02 9337 5511.Other planned events: Hornby Lighthouse repairs
Hornby Lighthouse at South Head is currently undergoing restoration and maintenance. Completion is scheduled for September 2024. South Head heritage trail remains open. However, views and access around the Hornby Lighthouse will be temporarily impacted during these works.
For more information, visit this web page
.Other planned events: 1080 feral animal baiting program
NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) 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 Tuesday 1 August 2023 and Wednesday 31 January 2024 in the following areas:
- Chowder Bay and Dobroyd, Bradleys, Georges, Middle and 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. Penalties apply for non-compliance
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.
For more information contact the NPWS Middle Head office on 02 9960 6266 (business hours), North Head Sanctuary Manly (Harbour Trust Lands) on 02 8969 2128 (business hours) or the NPWS after-hours call centre on 1300 056 294.Closed areas: Shark Beach and the promenade at Nielsen Park closed
Shark Beach and the beach front at Nielsen Park are closed while the new concrete seawall, bleachers and promenade are under construction. For more information on this project, please visit the project webpage
or phone the NPWS Sydney South office on 02 9337 5511.Closed areas: Gardeners Cottage closure
Gardeners Cottage will not be available for bookings until the replacement of the concrete seawall at Shark Beach, Nielsen Park has been completed. For more information on the seawall replacement please visit the project website
or call the NPWS Vaucluse office on 02 9337 5511.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.
Shelly Beach to Bluefish walking track is open.Other planned events: North Head Scenic Drive gate opening times
The North Head Scenic Drive gate opening times are:
Closed areas: Fort Denison closed
- From 1 October to 31 March - from 5am to 8.30pm
- From 1 April to 30 September - 6am to 6pm
Fort Denison is currently closed.
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 completed.
Penalties apply for non-compliance
Standard work hours during the construction phase will be between:
- 7am and 6pm Monday to Friday
- 8am and 1pm on Saturday
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.