IMPORTANT NOTICE: Camping and beach driving at the Worimi Conservation Lands is temporarily closed
The National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) has temporarily closed all camping and beach-vehicle driving at Samurai Beach and Worimi Conservation Lands (WCL) north of Newcastle as part of the state’s COVID-19 response. The move is in line with state-wide closures of all NPWS campgrounds and some high-use day visitor areas in national parks across NSW.
The bans and closures are in response to tighter Australian and NSW Government health directives on social distancing and non-essential travel to prevent the transmission of COVID-19 in the wider
community, and to support social distancing to protect against the spread of COVID-19.
The ban includes prohibiting vehicles from accessing the beach and people camping on Samurai Beach and Worimi Conservation Lands, including the Ganyamalbaa Camping Area. Vehicles are also banned
from the designated Recreational Vehicle Area. The ban takes effect from Thursday 26 March 2020 until further notice.
All visitors with camping bookings impacted by the closures will be contacted to arrange full refunds.
For a full list of impacted High Visitation Areas please visit nswparks.info/covid19
Check websites for updates
As this is a rapidly changing situation, we ask visitors to check our website regularly for updates nswparks.info/covid19.
For more information about COVID-19 in NSW and how to protect yourself and the community, please visit the NSW Health website.
For further information or updates about NSW National Park closures visit www.nationalparks.nsw.gov.au
Worimi Conservation Lands – a great place to explore by 4×4
Beach and dune driving is one of the most popular activities for visitors to the Worimi Conservation Lands. The park provides four-wheel drive access to more than 22 km of Stockton beach front and over 350 hectares of dune driving in the Recreational Vehicle Area at the southern end of the park. This is one of the largest coastal dune driving areas in NSW.
You will need a four-wheel drive vehicle to drive at the Worimi Conservation Lands. All vehicles must be registered and display a valid WCL beach vehicle permit. This includes recreational vehicles such as quads & motorbikes, which must hold RMS conditional registration for the recreational vehicle area.