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Greater Blue Mountains drive – Wollondilly trail

Bargo State Conservation Area

Current alerts in this area

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Nearby alerts

Applies from Thu 31 Aug 2017, 2.02pm. Last reviewed: Thu 21 Sep 2017, 12.19pm

Closed areas: National Pass walking track closed

National Pass walking track has been closed between Valley of the Waters and Slack Stairs, due to a very dangerous, unstable section of rock above the walking track. The area has been assessed by a geo-technical engineer and appropriate measures will be implemented to remove this extreme hazard. It is expected that this section of the National Pass walking track will reopen for the summer school holidays in December. Penalties apply for non-compliance.

For more information, please contact Blue Mountains Heritage Centre on (02) 47878877 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Fri 25 Aug 2017, 6.00am to Fri 10 Nov 2017, 5.00pm. Last reviewed: Fri 1 Sep 2017, 2.50pm

Closed areas: Southern end of Wodi Wodi walking track

The southern end of the Wodi Wodi walking track will not be accessible from Lawrence Hargrave Drive, Coalcliff from 25 August 2017 until 10 November 2017. This is due to maintenance works scheduled as part of the Wollongong City Council Stage 1 of the Grand Pacific Walk project. The only entry and exit point to Wodi Wodi walking track is via Stanwell Park Railway Station (northern end). Download the Wodi Wodi walking track PDF (660KB) map  to view the closed area. This closure may be extended and any extension will be posted as soon as possible. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact the NPWS Illawarra area office on (02) 4224 4188 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Thu 17 Aug 2017, 7.00am to Wed 27 Sep 2017, 5.48pm. Last reviewed: Thu 17 Aug 2017, 11.05am

Other planned events: 1080 ground baiting program - Greens Road fire trail

NPWS will be conducting a 1080 ground baiting program for wild dogs along the Greens Road fire trail precinct, Warrimoo, from Sunday 27 August to Wednesday 27 September 2017.

It's essential that local residents restrain their domestic pets and ensure that they are not permitted to roam in the area. 1080 is lethal to cats and dogs. There will be signs advising of the baiting program at entrances to the national park where the baits are located.

For further information call the NPWS Hawkesbury area office on (02) 4588 2400 or Blue Mountains Heritage Centre on (02) 4787 3100.

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Applies from Fri 4 Aug 2017, 3.17pm. Last reviewed: Mon 4 Sep 2017, 3.52pm

Closed areas: Ingar campground

Ingar campground and Ingar Road will be closed from 12pm on Saturday 5  August 2017 due to private property building works. This closure is indefinite and date of reopening is to be advised. NPWS apologises for any inconvenience caused.  Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact the NPWS  Blue Mountains Heritage Centre on (02) 47878877 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Tue 30 Sep 2014, 4.42pm. Last reviewed: Mon 4 Sep 2017, 3.52pm

Closed areas: Claustral canyon access change

Access to Claustral canyon via the previous route across private land at Mount Tomah is no longer possible due to landholders denying access. Canyoners should respect the rights of Mount Tomah residents and avoid using private land. Alternative access from the west side of Mount Bell has been identified. For more information, please contact the Blue Mountains Heritage Centre on (02) 4787 8877, open seven days 9am to 4.30pm, or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Wed 21 Jun 2017, 2.36pm to Sun 31 Dec 2017, 2.36pm. Last reviewed: Fri 21 Jul 2017, 2.50pm

Other planned events: 1080 Fox Baiting

The National Parks and Wildlife Service (within the Office of Environment and Heritage) are conducting a 1080 fox baiting program in these reserves for the protection of  numerous threatened species. 


All baited areas within these reserves are permanently baited throughout the year. Thus these reserves will have poison on them from today right through to 31 December 2017. This baiting will be conducting using both 1080 buried baits and 1080 (above ground) ejector devices at the bait station locations. Do not touch any bait or ejector devices. All baited areas are sign posted with the baiting dates and an indication of which baiting methods are being used. Dogs are highly susceptible to 1080 poisoning and dog owners are reminded that dogs are not permitted on National Park estates at any time. 


For further information: please contact Melinda Norton at the OEH Highlands Area Office, Fitzroy Falls on (02) 4887 8244.

Applies from Fri 17 Mar 2017, 9.34am. Last reviewed: Fri 24 Mar 2017, 2.03pm

Safety alerts: Wet weather safety

Walkers, cyclists and canyoners are advised to be cautious and to plan their activities and routes carefully. Significant rain has affected the entire park since Monday 13 March. Rivers and creeks could become impassable at short notice. Please note some closures are in place within this park.

For more information, contact Blue Mountains Heritage Centre on (02) 4787 8877, Monday to Sunday from 9am –  4.30pm.

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Applies from Fri 25 Nov 2016, 10.46am. Last reviewed: Tue 28 Feb 2017, 2.43pm

Closed areas: Weeping Rock circuit closed

Weeping Rock circuit is currently closed due to stairway damage. Detours are in place. To access Weeping Rock base, please use Wentworth Falls track. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact Blue Mountains Heritage Centre on (02) 4787 8877 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Sun 22 Mar 2015, 2.11pm. Last reviewed: Wed 5 Oct 2016, 9.23am

Closed areas: Waratah Native Gardens picnic area closed

Waratah Native Gardens picnic area is closed for maintenance. This includes the Gorge walking track. No access to the area is permitted. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact the NPWS Hawkesbury area office on (02) 4588 2400 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Fri 26 Sep 2014, 8.43am. Last reviewed: Tue 8 Nov 2016, 9.29am

Closed areas: Areas closed due to rock falls

Some areas of this park are closed to public access due to rock fall hazards. Closed areas are: 

  • The northern section of the Mt Keira Ring track that extends west from the Mt Pleasant track to the stairs leading up to Queen Elizabeth Drive
  • All areas above Mt Keira Ring track to Mt Keira summit, except for the Dave Walsh track and the rock-climbing area on the western face of Mt Keira.

For more information, please contact the NPWS Illawarra area office on (02) 4224 4188.

View a map of the affected area (PDF 130KB).

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Applies from Fri 26 Sep 2014, 8.25am. Last reviewed: Tue 8 Nov 2016, 9.30am

Closed areas: No public access to areas located within the Sydney Catchment Area

Some areas of this park are closed as they are located within a Water Catchment Special Area.  These areas are closed to the public except with the consent of the Sydney Catchment Authority. Closed areas include the South Eastern section of the park, between the Southern Freeway and the Princes Highway. Penalties apply for non-compliance For more information, please contact NPWS Illawarra Area Office on (02) 4223 3000 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Thu 4 Jun 2015, 10.17am. Last reviewed: Mon 8 Aug 2016, 10.02am

Closed areas: Butterbox Swamp track

The traditional access to Butterbox Canyon via the endangered swamp is now closed and rehabilitated. No access permitted. Canyoners should use the new track provided. Temporary signage is in place.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact Blue Mountains Heritage Centre on (02) 4787 8877 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Local alerts

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World Heritage Drive, Nattai National Park. Photo: Johh Spencer