Wild weather forces the temporary closure of beach driving at the Worimi Conservation Lands

People are advised that driving along Stockton Beach in the Worimi Conservation lands is temporarily closed, due to large swell causing unsafe driving conditions.

Sand dunes Worimi National Park

NPWS Hunter Coast Area Manager, Andrew Bond, said that the stormy weather combined with current high tides has made to beach impassable to all vehicles.

“The extreme weather conditions and large swell has made beach driving currently dangerous and unsafe for all vehicles, even at low tide,” Mr Bond said.     

“Visitors can still access the 350 hectare recreational vehicle area at the southern end of the park via the Lavis Lane 4WD entry. 

“However, for safety people are reminded not to attempt to traverse the beach between Lavis Lane and Anna Bay as there is a real risk of vehicles becoming swamped by the sea. 

“Driving behind the frontal dunes is also dangerous and illegal”, warned Mr. Bond.

NPWS will continue to monitor the beach and will re-open it to four-wheel driving when conditions improve.

For further information contact NPWS Hunter Coast Area on 02 4984 8200 or visit Worimi Conservation Lands.