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Garigal National Park

Hazard reduction burns: Jessica Gardens HR
There is a fire in this park called Jessica Gardens HR. Refer to the Rural Fire Service for latest information. Do not enter any closed area or area with fire. If you see an unattended fire call Triple Zero (000). Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information about fire safety in parks and reserves, visit the NSW National Parks fire safety page for park safety guidelines.

Closed areas: Jessica Gardens hazard reduction burn
Some areas of this park are closed on Saturday 26 May and Sunday 27 May 2018 due to the Jessica Gardens hazard reduction burn. The trails affected include:
  • Cascades trail
  • Kitchener trail
  • Kitchener East trail
  • Tree Lopper Tip trail
  • Upper Cambourne trail
  • Lower Cambourne trail
  • Bare Creek trail
  • Heath trail
  • Quarry trail
Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please visit the NSW Rural Fire Service for the latest information or call the Bush Fire Information line on 1800 NSW RFS (1800 679 737). You can also contact the NPWS Sydney North area office on (02) 9472 8949 or alternatively visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

Other planned events: 1080 fox baiting program
1080 fox baits (sodium fluoroacetate) will be laid in various locations across Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park and Garigal National Park from Thursday 1 February 2018 to Tuesday 31 July 2018.  The baited areas will contain buried baits or ejector capsules. Do not touch the baits or ejector devices as they are poisonous. 1080 is highly lethal to domestic animals and pet owners are reminded that dogs are not permitted in national parks.
For further information during business hours please contact NPWS Greater Sydney Branch Pest Officer on (02) 9542 0678.

Closed areas: Casuarina Track closed between Boree Road and Davidson picnic area
Casuarina track between Boree Road and Davidson picnic area, Forestville is closed due to safety concerns regarding the stairway down to the picnic area. Lyrebird track is the recommended alternative access which connects to the Governor Philip Walk or Ferguson Street. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact the NPWS Forestville office on (02) 9451 3479 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

Closed areas: Flat Rock track - partial closure
A section of Flat Rock track - from the Killarney Drive entrance to the Downpatrick Street entrance - is currently closed until further notice due to track safety issues where the track passes through private property near Killarney Point:
  • Walkers heading west should exit Flat Rock track at the eastern end of Killarney Drive and use Killarney Drive until you reach Downpatrick Street. Then walk down the street and re-enter Flat Rock track from the Downpatrick Street fire trail.
  • Walkers heading east should exit Flat Rock track at the Downpatrick Street fire trail and use Downpatrick Street, then Killarney Drive until you reach the end of Killarney Drive. Re-enter Flat Rock track from the Killarney Drive entrance.
For more information, please contact the NPWS Ku-ring-gai Chase area Forestville office on (02) 9451 3479.