Northern Access Track closed / Hazardous driving conditions on Ocean Beach

Closure status: A facility or feature within the park is closed

Park or facility closure
23 March to 15 April 2021
20 March 2021 10:58am
6 April 2021 2:33pm

This alert applies to the following park:

The Northern Access Track (inland track) is temporarily closed until further notice due to wet weather conditions. The track is closed north of the Poverty Creek Road junction.

Gallagher Point, Poverty Creek and Ocean Beach camping areas remain open to campers.

Heavy rainfall has caused all four lagoons on Ocean Beach to break through and flow across the beach. Deep washouts are likely near the lagoons, with conditions constantly changing with the tides. Check water depth before crossing washouts, as fast flowing water and soft sand can make vehicle crossing dangerous.

Motorists should use caution when travelling along the beach and travel at a reduced speed to avoid hazards such as steep sand dunes, deep washouts, hidden banks, fallen trees, exposed coffee rock, exposed WWII structures and large debris. Beach travel is recommended one hour either side of low tide only. Driving over vegetated dunes is not permitted despite conditions.

Please observe all signage, barriers and directions from rangers and do not enter closed areas.

For more information on current park conditions, please refer to Park Alerts and for up-to-date weather forecasts and warnings check

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