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Lambing and calving restricted areas
Although an exciting time, our calves and lambs are especially vulnerable during the first few weeks of their lives. To protect them and give them the best chance of survival, we implement restricted areas around the animals from 17 July to 10 September. Once the newborns are strong enough, they will be moved to more public areas.
What does this mean for you?
Some paddocks in the Eastern Areas of the park will be out-of-bounds for dogs during this time - please keep clear of these areas and keep your distance from all animals. There is increased signage in the park during lambing and calving so please take note of any signs as you enter a paddock. Remember that we have many entrances so if you have a dog and cannot enter through your usual entrance there will be another entrance not too far away for you to use during this time. The best viewing area for the public is the Belvedere Steps, just south of the cafe.