Easter weekend: NSW national park closures and restrictions.
NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) is undertaking additional precautions over the busy Easter period in a number of NSW national parks to protect the community from the spread of COVID-19. These additional arrangements have been made in consultation with NSW Police.
From Friday 10 April to Monday 13 April, specific restrictions may affect popular areas of NSW national parks. These include some closures of entire parks, walking tracks, lookouts, roads and beaches. Please refer to this list of popular sites and attractions that will be closed to see how your local national park is affected over the long weekend.
As national parks located within the Sydney region attract a high number of visitors, particularly during holidays, the following restrictions are also in place from Friday 10 April until Monday 13 April:
- La Perouse and Kurnell sections of Kamay Botany Bay National Park will be closed to vehicle access.
- Royal National Park roads will be closed to vehicles. All internal roads will close. Pedestrian and bicycle access will remain open for local residents to use the park for exercise.
- Lane Cove National Park will be closed to vehicles. All internal roads will close. Pedestrian and bicycle access to the park will remain open for local residents to use the park for exercise.
- Apple Tree Bay boat ramp in Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park will be closed.
The following popular areas have been closed until further notice:
- Access to Barrenjoey Headland/Lighthouse (in Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park) is closed.
- Georges River National Park is closed to vehicles but remains accessible to local residents on foot or by bicycle.
The following beaches are closed:
- Shark Beach
- Milk Beach
- Queens Beach
- Lady Bay Beach
- Hermit Point
- Congwong Beach
- Little Congwong Beach
- Collins Beach.
All precincts will be monitored across the long weekend and access will be restricted if necessary, to maintain social distancing and protect the community. NPWS officers and NSW Police will be patrolling national parks to ensure visitors are complying with closures and restrictions.
While partial or total closures are in place, many areas of national parks where social distancing can be practised remain open as areas for local residents to exercise.
For more information on how to exercise safely in a local national park, please see the COVID-19 page. Please check the Alerts page for up-to-date details of what areas in national parks are open or closed.
We understand it is frustrating not to be able to get out to your favourite national park right now, especially during this holiday period.
We appreciate your understanding and cooperation with these restrictions to protect the community from the spread of COVID-19, and so that we can continue to keep as many locations as possible open for locals to exercise.