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National Parks & Wildlife Service NSW

Walking in the parks should be fun and safe if you follow some basic guidelines.

  • Plan the trip carefully. Contact the local NPWS office for the park to obtain more information. How difficult will the walk be? How long will it take ?
  • Tell a friend, relative or the local NPWS office where you’re going and when you’ll be back.
  • Check local conditions. Is there a total fire ban or park fire ban?
  • Bring your own water.
  • For day and overnight walks take the right gear
  • carry enough food and water for the trip
  • make sure you have appropriate clothing, including warm and waterproof clothes
  • carry a first-aid kit with bandages
  • take a map of the area
  • wear sunscreen and a hat
  • bring a plastic bag for taking rubbish away.

  • National Parks & Wildlife Service, National Park Shop and Information,
    Heritage Centre, End of Govetts Leap Road, Blackheath.
    Phone: +61 (02) 4787 8877.
    Open 9am to 4.15pm every day except Christmas Day

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