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Burragorang lookout and picnic area

Burragorang State Conservation Area

Current alerts in this area

Last reviewed: Wed 22 March 2017, 10.06am

Applies from Tue 14 Mar 2017, 6.00am to Fri 31 Mar 2017, 7.00pm. Last reviewed: Wed 22 Mar 2017, 10.06am.

Closed areas: Burragorang lookout closed

Burragorang lookout will be closed for 5 days from Monday 27 March to Friday 31 March 2017 due to a planned pest management program. It will reopen on Saturday 1 April 2017. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact the NPWS Nattai area office on (02) 4632 4500 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

Nearby alerts

Applies from Mon 13 Mar 2017, 1.44pm. Last reviewed: Sat 25 Mar 2017, 3.12pm

Closed areas: Areas closed due to wet weather - Blue Mountains National Park

Due to heavy rain and flooding, the following areas are closed:

  • Murphys Glen campground
  • Burralow campground and Patterson Range fire trail
  • Euroka campground
  • Vehicle access to Red Hands Cave and Nepean lookout
  • Mount Portal lookout

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact the NPWS Richmond area office on (02) 4588 2400 or 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 Fri 24 Mar 2017, 1.24pm. Last reviewed: Fri 24 Mar 2017, 2.29pm

Closed areas: Braeside fire trail and car park closed

Braeside fire trail and car park is closed due to roadwork. This closure has been extended due to wet weather conditions and will be reassessed on Thursday 30 March 2017. Any further extension will be posted as soon as possible.

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 Fri 24 Mar 2017, 11.07am to Sun 26 Mar 2017, 10.00am. Last reviewed: Sat 25 Mar 2017, 10.02am

Safety alerts: Figure 8 Pools High Risk

  • It’s too dangerous to visit Figure Eight Pools now
  • You can’t access the rock platform because it’s covered in water and breaking waves
  • You won’t be able to see the pools or take a photo

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Applies from Thu 23 Mar 2017, 9.58am to Tue 28 Mar 2017, 9.53am. Last reviewed: Thu 23 Mar 2017, 9.58am

Closed parks: Bents Basin State Conservation Area Park closed

This park is closed due to flooding and will remain closed unless otherwise extended or removed. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact NPWS Nattai area office on (02) 4632 4500 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Wed 22 Mar 2017, 11.59am. Last reviewed: Wed 22 Mar 2017, 12.03pm

Closed areas: Pigeon House/Didthul walking track is closed

Pigeon House Mountain/Didthul walking track is closed until further notice due to a rock slide. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact the NPWS Ulladulla area office on (02) 4454 9500 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Mon 6 Mar 2017, 10.08am to Mon 10 Apr 2017, 10.08am. Last reviewed: Tue 21 Mar 2017, 5.18pm

Closed areas: Road closure due to road works

Wattle trail in Colymea State Conservation Area is closed due to road works. 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 NPWS Nowra area office on (02) 4428 6300 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Tue 21 Mar 2017, 2.33pm. Last reviewed: Tue 21 Mar 2017, 2.33pm

Closed areas: Shark Island closed

Shark Island is closed to the public for essential maintenance on the following dates:

  • Wednesday 29 March 2017
  • Monday 3 April to Thursday 6 April 2017 inclusive.

For further information call the NPWS Sydney Harbour area office on (02) 9337 5511.

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Applies from Fri 17 Mar 2017, 10.14am to Wed 29 Mar 2017, 10.00am. Last reviewed: Mon 20 Mar 2017, 10.31am

Closed areas: Red and Yellow walking tracks closed

Red and Yellow walking tracks are closed until Wednesday 29 March 2017. The closure is due to high local rainfall and dangerous water levels in Bungonia Creek. This closure may be extended and any extension will be posted as soon as possible.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please  visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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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 17 Mar 2017, 9.25am. Last reviewed: Fri 24 Mar 2017, 12.22pm

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

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Applies from Thu 16 Mar 2017, 5.03pm. Last reviewed: Tue 21 Mar 2017, 6.16pm

Closed areas: Woodford Oaks fire trail (Woodford to Glenbrook)

Woodford Oaks fire trail (Woodford to Glenbrook) is closed due to heavy rainfall and flooding at the Causeway at Glenbrook Creek, Glenbrook Precinct. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact NPWS Richmond area office on (02) 4588 2400 or Blue Mountains Heritage Centre on (02) 4787 8877. Alternatively visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Fri 30 Sep 2016, 12.16pm to Wed 12 Apr 2017, 5.06pm. Last reviewed: Thu 23 Mar 2017, 10.58am

Closed areas: Kanangra Boyd northern section fire trail closures

Due to wet weather, Beefsteak Creek, K-Range, Gibraltar Rocks and Waterfall Creek fire trails are closed until further notice. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact the NPWS Kanangra area office on (02) 6336 1972 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Wed 1 Mar 2017, 5.32pm to Fri 31 Mar 2017, 5.32pm. Last reviewed: Thu 23 Mar 2017, 2.32pm

Closed areas: Kowmung River fire trail and Dingo Dell campground

Some areas of this park are closed due to recent heavy rain. Closed areas are:

  • Dingo Dell campground
  • Kowmung River fire trail at junction of Kanangra Walls Road (in the north)
  • Kowmung River fire trail at junction of Banshea Road (in the south)

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact the NPWS Oberon area office on (02) 6336 1972 (Monday - Friday 9am - 4:30pm) or the Blue Mountains Heritage Centre on (02) 4787 8877 (7 days from 9am - 4:30pm) or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Thu 16 Mar 2017, 1.50pm. Last reviewed: Fri 17 Mar 2017, 2.22pm

Closed areas: Scheyville horse riding trails

The Horse riding trails within Scheyville National Park are closed due to the current weather conditions. Updates will be posted as soon as possible. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact NPWS Cumberland area office on (02) 4580 2700 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Fri 10 Feb 2017, 10.44am to Fri 31 Mar 2017, 6.00pm. Last reviewed: Thu 23 Mar 2017, 2.02pm

Closed areas: Fire trails on western side Kanangra Walls Road

Due to recent  heavy rain, Morong Creek,  Boyd River, Mount Emperor, Mumbedah and Budthingeroo fire trails have become very slippery in some of the steeper sections. To prevent deterioration of the road surface, these trails will be closed at the intersections with Kanangra Walls Road and where Morong Creek fire trail intersects with Kowmung River fire trail.

The Ben Lomond fire trail is also closed on the western side of the Hollanders River.

These closures will remain in place until 6pm, Friday 31st March 2017, when road conditions will be reassessed. 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 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 Wed 15 Mar 2017, 3.12pm. Last reviewed: Thu 23 Mar 2017, 5.05pm

Safety alerts: Malabar Headland

The eastern section of Malabar Headland National Park is often closed during ANZAC Rifle Range operations for public safety reasons. These closures may occur with little or no notice. Please do not enter if red flags are flying above the range, or if the gated entry points at Fishermans Road or South Maroubra Beach are closed.

The current range operation schedule provided by the NSW Rifle Association as at 15 March 2017 indicates that the park will be closed during these times:

  • Every Saturday until 6pm
  • Every 3rd Sunday of the month until 6pm
  • 28 March 2017
  • 4 April 2017
  • 5 April 2017
  • 18 April 2017
  • 19 April 2017
  • 20 April 2017
  • 21 April 2017
  • 22 April 2017
  • 23 April 2017
  • 25 April 2017

For more information, please contact the NPWS Vaucluse area office on (02) 9337 5511 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Fri 10 Mar 2017, 4.14pm. Last reviewed: Wed 15 Mar 2017, 12.12pm

Closed areas: Wheeny Creek campground - Boobook camp area closed

Boobook campground and picnic area within Wheeny Creek campground and picnic area is closed for management purposes. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact the NPWS Richmond area office on (02) 4588 2400 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Tue 14 Mar 2017, 6.00am to Fri 31 Mar 2017, 7.00pm. Last reviewed: Wed 22 Mar 2017, 10.06am

Closed areas: Burragorang lookout closed

Burragorang lookout will be closed for 5 days from Monday 27 March to Friday 31 March 2017 due to a planned pest management program. It will reopen on Saturday 1 April 2017. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact the NPWS Nattai area office on (02) 4632 4500 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Tue 14 Mar 2017, 3.06pm to Fri 31 Mar 2017, 6.00pm. Last reviewed: Wed 22 Mar 2017, 10.06am

Other planned events: Reserves closed - pest management program

The following national park reserves will be closed from Monday 27 March to Friday 31 March 2017 because NPWS will be conducting a pest management program:

  • Nattai National Park
  • Nattai State Conservation Area
  • Burragorang State Conservation Area
  • Joadja Nature Reserve
  • Wollondilly River Nature Reserve
  • Yerranderie State Conservation Area
  • Bluegum trail access through Thirlmere Lakes National Park.

For further information please contact the NPWS Nattai area office on (02) 4632 4500 or the Blue Mountains Heritage Centre (02) 4787 8877.

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Applies from Wed 15 Mar 2017, 6.00am to Fri 31 Mar 2017, 11.59pm. Last reviewed: Wed 22 Mar 2017, 10.30am

Closed areas: Warrah Trig Road closed for maintenance

Some areas of this park are closed due to essential maintenance work, unless the closure is otherwise extended or removed. The closed areas are:

  • Warrah Trig Road

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact the NPWS Hawkesbury North area office on (02) 4320 4200 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Mon 13 Feb 2017, 3.15pm. Last reviewed: Tue 14 Mar 2017, 11.21am

Closed areas: Coal Wharf track closed - road maintenance

Coal Wharf track will be closed from Monday 13 February until Thursday 13 April 2017 for road maintenance. This closure may be extended and any extension will be posted as soon as possible. The closed areas include:

  • Middle car park
  • Coal Wharf car park

The northern car park will remain open. There is a walking track from the car park to the beach and lagoon area.

For further information, please contact the NPWS Nowra area office on (02) 4428 6300 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Tue 14 Mar 2017, 9.38am. Last reviewed: Wed 15 Mar 2017, 11.10am

Closed areas: Mitchell Park section of Cattai National Park closed

The Mitchell Park section of Cattai National Park is closed due to weather conditions. 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 Cumberland area office on (02) 4580 2700 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Fri 3 Mar 2017, 3.22pm. Last reviewed: Fri 3 Mar 2017, 4.30pm

Closed areas: Fairfax lookout partial closure

Parts of the western, southern and eastern lookouts along Fairfax walking track have been closed due to cliff instability. The temporary closure is for the safety of the public, and fencing and signage have been installed advising of the closures. These closures will remain in place until works are undertaken to make the area safe. Fairfax walking track and carparks are open.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For further information please contact the NPWS Sydney Harbour area office on (02) 9337 5511 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Tue 28 Feb 2017, 10.24am. Last reviewed: Wed 1 Mar 2017, 3.36pm

Closed areas: Road closures due to erosion

Some areas of this park are closed to vehicles due to erosion. Closed areas are:

  • Saltwater trail
  • Honeysuckle trail
  • Link trail (The trail that links the Christmas Bush trail and the Honeysuckle trail)

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact NPWS Nowra area office on (02) 4428 6300 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Thu 23 Feb 2017, 3.19pm. Last reviewed: Fri 3 Mar 2017, 9.56am

Safety alerts: Victoria Falls Road access

Due to roadworks on the Great Western Highway at Mt Victoria, vehicle access into Victoria Falls Road may not always be possible. For further information, contact Blue Mountains Heritage Centre on (02) 4787 8877.

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Applies from Thu 23 Feb 2017, 12.01pm to Mon 31 Jul 2017, 11.59am. Last reviewed: Thu 23 Feb 2017, 2.59pm

Other planned events: 1080 fox baiting program

1080 poison (sodium fluoroacetate) as buried baits or ejector capsules will be laid in various locations across Sydney Harbour National Park in a continuous and ongoing manner from 1 February to 31 July 2017. Do not touch baits or ejector devices. The program includes sites at North Head on the adjacent North Head Sanctuary managed by the Sydney Harbour Federation Trust and the Australian Institute of Police Management. 

Warning domestic pets may be affected. 1080 poison is lethal to dogs and cats. Pet owners must ensure that their pets do not enter baited reserves.

For further information during business hours please contact Mosman office on (02) 8968 6300 or the Pest Management Officer on (02) 9472 8953. After hours please contact (02) 9457 9577.

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Applies from Thu 23 Feb 2017, 11.58am to Mon 31 Jul 2017, 11.56am. Last reviewed: Thu 23 Feb 2017, 2.46pm

Other planned events: 1080 fox baiting program

1080 poison (sodium fluoroacetate) as buried baits or ejector capsules will be laid in various locations across the Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park and Ku-ring-gai Wildflower Garden (managed by Ku-ring-gai Council) in a continuous and ongoing manner from 1 February to 31 July 2017. Do not touch baits or ejector devices.

Warning domestic pets may be affected. 1080 poison is lethal to dogs and cats. Pet owners must ensure that their pets do not enter baited reserves.

For further information during business hours please contact on Forestville office (02) 9451 3479 or the Pest Management Officer on (02) 9472 8953. After hours please contact (02) 9457 9577.

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Applies from Thu 23 Feb 2017, 11.56am to Mon 31 Jul 2017, 11.54am. Last reviewed: Thu 23 Feb 2017, 2.45pm

Other planned events: 1080 fox baiting program

1080 poison (sodium fluoroacetate) as buried baits or ejector capsules will be laid in various locations across the Garigal National Park in a continuous and ongoing manner from 1 February to 31 July 2017. Do not touch baits or ejector devices.

Warning domestic pets may be affected. 1080 poison is lethal to dogs and cats. Pet owners must ensure that their pets do not enter baited reserves.

For further information during business hours please contact Forestville office on (02) 9451 3479 or the Pest Management Officer on (02) 9472 8953. After hours please contact (02) 9457 9577.

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Applies from Thu 23 Feb 2017, 11.54am to Mon 31 Jul 2017, 11.41am. Last reviewed: Thu 23 Feb 2017, 1.55pm

Other planned events: 1080 fox baiting program

1080 poison (sodium fluoroacetate) as buried baits or ejector capsules will be laid in various locations across the Lane Cove National Park in a continuous and ongoing manner from 1 February to 31 July 2017. Do not touch baits or ejector devices. Warning domestic pets may be affected. 1080 poison is lethal to dogs and cats. Pet owners must ensure that their pets do not enter baited reserves.

For further information during business hours please contact NPWS Chatswood area office on (02) 8448 0400 or the Pest Management Officer on (02) 9472 8953. After hours please contact (02) 9457 9577.

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Applies from Mon 27 Feb 2017, 7.00am to Sun 30 Apr 2017, 1.11pm. Last reviewed: Thu 23 Mar 2017, 2.13pm

Closed areas: Road closures due to road works

Some areas of this park are closed due to road works, expect long delays. This closure may be extended and any extension will be posted as soon as possible. Closed areas are:

  • California trail has locked gates
  • Hunter Main trail is partially closed due to road works
  • Commission Road is partially closed due to road works.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact NPWS Bulga area office on (02) 6574 5555 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Mon 20 Feb 2017, 10.01am. Last reviewed: Thu 23 Mar 2017, 2.24pm

Safety alerts: Rodriguez Pass

Due to recent high winds, there are a number of large trees across Rodriguez Pass, between Govetts Leap and Junction Rock. NPWS staff will be working from today to clear the track. This work may take several days to complete. Walkers are advised to avoid this area until work is completed.

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

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Applies from Tue 31 Jan 2017, 12.00am to Mon 3 Apr 2017, 9.00am. Last reviewed: Mon 13 Feb 2017, 11.41am

Safety alerts: Essential maintenance on Lady Carrington Drive

Maintenance works are currently underway on Lady Carrington Drive in Royal National Park. Access to the walking track by pedestrians and cyclists is unaffected, although visitors should take note of onsite safety signage. For further information please contact the Royal National Park area office on (02) 9542 0632.

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Applies from Thu 26 Jan 2017, 12.49pm. Last reviewed: Tue 7 Mar 2017, 8.36am

Closed areas: Middle Ridge Road - fire trail closed

The fire trail from the Null Road intersection downhill to the private property boundary is steep and eroded. There is no road access across the grazing paddocks to Ravensdale Road in the Ravensdale Valley. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact the NPWS Lakes area office on (02) 4972 9000 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Mon 16 Jan 2017, 2.00pm to Fri 7 Apr 2017, 5.00pm. Last reviewed: Tue 24 Jan 2017, 10.56am

Closed areas: Glow Worm Tunnel track closed

Glow Worm Tunnel track (between Glow Worm Tunnel Road carpark and junction of Pagoda track) is closed from Friday 27 January to Friday 7 April 2017. A pedestrian bridge is being replaced.

Glow Worm Tunnel will remain open to visitors, but alternative access is via Old Coach Road (2WD) and Pagoda track. Glow Worm Tunnel Road and carpark will remain open so that visitors can access the public toilets. Visitors should note that the walk from Old Coach Road carpark to Glow Worm Tunnel is 2 hours return. Other tracks in the area are unaffected by the works.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact NPWS 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 Thu 22 Dec 2016, 3.14pm. Last reviewed: Mon 23 Jan 2017, 12.41pm

Other incidents: alcohol-free zone

Alcohol-free zones are in force in designated areas from Sunday 1 November 2016 to Thursday 31 March 2017. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For further information, please contact the NPWS Vaucluse area office on (02) 9337 5511.

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Applies from Wed 7 Dec 2016, 3.21pm. Last reviewed: Thu 15 Dec 2016, 1.16pm

Other planned events: Perimeter trail maintenance works

Trucks will be stockpiling material near the Perimeter trail entrance between 7am and 5pm weekdays during December. The entrance to the trail can be accessed via Booralie Road near the Terrey Hills Animal Hospital. Trail users are advised to use caution when in the area.

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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 Wed 10 Feb 2016, 3.53pm. Last reviewed: Thu 29 Dec 2016, 11.07am

Closed areas: West Head Road temporary closures

Once a month several times a year there will be temporary (up to 5 minutes) road closures on West Head Road, from where it intersects with Liberator General San Martin Drive to Resolute picnic area and West Head lookout. This is to allow for Manly Warringah Cycling Club cycle races. Closure details are as follows:

  • The road closures will cover all lanes in both directions from 6am to 9am in daylight savings months and to 9.30am in other months.
  • The closures will be managed under an RMS Road Occupancy Licence, which has an approved stop/slow traffic control process using pilot vehicles to lead vehicles at slow speed. This may cause traffic delays of no more than 5 minutes.
  • Access to all West Head visitor attractions between where Liberator General San Martin Drive gate intersects with the southern end of West Head Road, and north out to West Head lookout will be affected by these temporary closures. 

The next two dates for the races will be Sunday 11 December 2016 and Sunday 12 February 2017. Penalties apply for non-compliance with road closures. For more information, please contact the NPWS Ku-ring-gai Chase Forestville area office on (02) 9451 3479 or contact us via email

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Applies from Fri 11 Nov 2016, 11.48am. Last reviewed: Fri 23 Dec 2016, 12.20pm

Closed areas: Prince Henry cliff walk, Leura

Blue Mountains City Council wishes to advise that Prince Henry cliff walk between Majestic lookout and the junction with the Leura Cascades walk is currently closed due to a landslip. Detours will be in place and clearly signposted around the affected area. Access from the Leura picnic area to the cascades is unaffected. For more information, please contact Blue Mountains City Tourism on 1300 653 408 or 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 Tue 8 Nov 2016, 9.28am to Tue 30 May 2017, 9.19am. Last reviewed: Thu 2 Mar 2017, 8.12am

Closed areas: Upper Falls viewing platform (Minnamurra Rainforest)

The Upper Falls viewing platform is closed for maintenance and upgrades, however the Falls walk is still open. Visitors can still access the Slot Canyon viewing platform of Lower Falls, which is located at the end of the Falls walk. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact the Minnamurra Rainforest Centre on (02) 4236 0469 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Mon 23 May 2016, 8.39am to Mon 1 May 2017, 8.39am. Last reviewed: Wed 21 Dec 2016, 11.18am

Closed areas: Carrington Falls and Carrington Falls picnic area is closed

Parts of Carrington Falls precinct in Budderoo National Park are closed for remedial work due to bush fire damage. The following areas of Carrington Falls will be closed until 1 May 2017:

  • Carrington Falls
  • Carrington Falls loop track
  • Izzards lookout track
  • Thomas Place
  • Stevos track

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 Fitzroy Falls Visitor Centre (02) 4887 7270 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Sun 2 Oct 2016, 3.52pm. Last reviewed: Tue 10 Jan 2017, 9.38am

Safety alerts: Red Hill Road

Red Hill Road in Jilliby State Conservation Area has been affected by recent vehicle and storm damage. It is only accessible by 4WD vehicles between Red Hill Quarry in the north and the intersection of Prestons Ridge Road in the south.

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Applies from Fri 30 Sep 2016, 1.06pm. Last reviewed: Fri 7 Oct 2016, 2.16pm

Closed areas: North Head - Fairfax lookout closed

Parts of the western, southern and eastern lookouts on the Fairfax walking track have been closed due to cliff instability. The temporary closure is for the safety of the public, and fencing and signage have been installed advising of the closures. Penalties apply for non-compliance. These closures will remain in place until works are undertaken to make the area safe. Fairfax walking track and carparks are open.

The Hole in the Wall track from Manly to Bluefish Drive is undergoing track works, and walkers are advised to avoid the area while works are in progress.

For further information please contact the NPWS Harbour Area office on (02) 9337 5511 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Fri 23 Sep 2016, 9.42am. Last reviewed: Sun 23 Oct 2016, 11.53am

Safety alerts: Access to Dunn's Swamp

The Coricudgy Road has suffered minor damage from the wet weather in September 2016. Please drive to the conditions and allow extra time to complete your journey. The road is suitable for all vehicles. 

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Applies from Thu 8 Sep 2016, 3.46pm. Last reviewed: Mon 24 Oct 2016, 4.22pm

Other planned events: Rouse Hill Regional Park play equipment repairs

Playground equipment in Rouse Hill Regional Park is currently undergoing repairs. Sections of the playground area will be closed while the work is being carried out. For more information, please contact the NPWS Windsor area office on (02) 4580 2700 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 Tue 23 Aug 2016, 10.51am. Last reviewed: Fri 7 Oct 2016, 2.23pm

Closed areas: Collins Flat closure

Collins Flat Beach is currently unavailable for venue hire. This is due to the impact of high visitation on the critical penguin habitat found at this location. This closure will be reviewed at the end of the breeding season in February 2017. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact the NPWS Mosman area office on (02) 9960 6266 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Fri 12 Aug 2016, 3.17pm to Fri 28 Apr 2017, 5.00pm. Last reviewed: Fri 16 Sep 2016, 2.11pm

Other planned events: Grand Canyon track - under construction (Evans section)

Grand Canyon track immediately below Evans lookout will be under construction Monday to Friday each week. The track is open to visitors, however be aware of the following:

  • Expect delays
  • Minor detours will be in place
  • Be careful of uneven surfaces and trips
  • Construction materials will be on the track.

Evans lookout and carpark, Loop carpark and Neates Glen carpark are unaffected. Access to the Grand Canyon and Rodriguez Pass is unaffected. For further information, please call the Blue Mountains Heritage Centre on (02) 4787 8877.

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Applies from Mon 4 Jul 2016, 9.41am. Last reviewed: Tue 16 Aug 2016, 12.24pm

Closed areas: Maculata fire trail and Daniels Point fire trail

Maculata fire trail west from Jilliby Road linking to Daniels Point fire trail and Watagan Forest Road are closed due to 4WD damaged roads and trails. There is no through road access across Little Jilliby Jilliby Creek in either direction. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact NPWS Lakes area office on (02) 4972 9000 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Tue 21 Jun 2016, 12.34pm. Last reviewed: Fri 1 Jul 2016, 1.34pm

Closed areas: Partial closure of Great North Walk

The Great North Walk between Fiddens Wharf Oval and Terrace Road, Killara is closed due to recent storm damage until further notice. Diversions are in place utilising surrounding streets. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact Valleys area office on (02) 8448 0400 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Thu 14 Apr 2016, 10.16am to Sun 2 Apr 2017, 11.59pm. Last reviewed: Thu 7 Jul 2016, 1.12pm

Closed areas: Clark Island closure

Clark Island will be closed on Sunday 2 April 2017 from 8am to 8pm. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact the NPWS Vaucluse office on (02) 9337 5511 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Wed 21 Oct 2015, 2.00pm. Last reviewed: Mon 17 Oct 2016, 2.00pm

Closed areas: Casuarina Track closed between Boree Road and Davidson picnic area

Casuarina track between Boree Road and Davidson picnic area, Forestville is closed due to safety concerns regarding the stairway down to the picnic area. Lyrebird track is the recommended alternative access which connects to the Governor Philip Walk or Ferguson Street. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact the NPWS Forestville office on (02) 9451 3479 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Wed 24 Feb 2016, 2.22pm. Last reviewed: Thu 8 Sep 2016, 2.32pm

Closed areas: Sugarloaf car park closed

 Effective immediately Sugarloaf car park is now closed. The following areas are affected:

  • Sugarloaf Point- Lane Cove National Park. Pittwater Road, East Ryde.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact Valleys Area office on 02 8448 0400 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

 

 

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Applies from Wed 10 Feb 2016, 3.18pm. Last reviewed: Mon 8 Aug 2016, 1.30pm

Closed areas: Flat Rock track - partial closure

A section of Flat Rock track - from the Killarney Drive entrance to the Downpatrick Street entrance - is currently closed until further notice due to track safety issues where the track passes through private property near Killarney Point:

  • Walkers heading west should exit Flat Rock track at the eastern end of Killarney Drive and use Killarney Drive until you reach Downpatrick Street. Then walk down the street and re-enter Flat Rock track from the Downpatrick Street fire trail.
  • Walkers heading east should exit Flat Rock track at the Downpatrick Street fire trail and use Downpatrick Street, then Killarney Drive until you reach the end of Killarney Drive. Re-enter Flat Rock track from the Killarney Drive entrance.

For more information, please contact the NPWS Ku-ring-gai Chase area Forestville office on (02) 9451 3479.

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Applies from Tue 1 Dec 2015, 1.46pm. Last reviewed: Mon 8 Aug 2016, 8.52am

Closed areas: Lane Cove National Park toilet closures

From Monday 7 December 2015, some toilets within this park will be closed during the week, opening only on weekends and public holidays. Toilets affected are:

  • Blue Wren and Illoura (Areas 4-5)
  • Carters Creek (Area 9)
  • Scribbly Gums (Area 17)
  • Bakers Flat (Area 28)
  • Haynes Flat (Area 32)

Please note: this does not apply to bookings- toilets will be opened for any bookings. For more information, please contact the NPWS Valleys Area office on (02) 8448 0400.

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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.

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Applies from Tue 10 Nov 2015, 10.15am. Last reviewed: Thu 22 Dec 2016, 1.50pm

Closed areas: Steele Point Cottage closure

Steele Point Cottage, situated within the grounds of Nielsen Park, is no longer available for short-term holiday accommodation.

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Applies from Wed 14 Oct 2015, 12.04pm. Last reviewed: Wed 21 Oct 2015, 12.34pm

Closed areas: Twelve Mile Road is closed

Due to recent heavy rains resulting in severe erosion, Twelve Mile Road is closed. This road is closed from the George Boyd lookout turn-off through to Main Road 92. Access to George Boyd lookout from the Princes Highway is still available. For more information please contact the NPWS Ulladulla office on (02) 4454 9500.

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Applies from Fri 1 May 2015, 3.29pm. Last reviewed: Tue 30 Aug 2016, 10.09am

Safety alerts: Road access within Jilliby SCA

Roads in Jilliby State Conservation Area are unsealed, and accessible by 2WD in dry conditions only. 4WD's should be used at all other times. Gates may be temporarily closed on some roads, for roadworks, to prevent damage when wet.

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Applies from Thu 25 Sep 2014, 3.40pm. Last reviewed: Tue 30 Aug 2016, 10.09am

Closed areas: Lemon Tree Forest Road

Lemon Tree Forest Road, between Prickly Ridge Road and Yambo Forest Road, in Jilliby SCA is closed to vehicles until further notice, due to severe erosion. This closure will remain in place indefinitely. Penalties apply for non-compliance.  For more information, please contact the NPWS Lakes area office on (02) 4972 9000 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Mon 29 Sep 2014, 2.12pm. Last reviewed: Thu 11 Aug 2016, 11.59am

Closed areas: Hominy Creek walking track temporary closure

Hominy Creek walking track is temporarily closed to visitors due to erosion and poor condition following extreme weather. The walking track will remain closed until maintenance work can be completed. For more information, please contact the NPWS Hawkesbury North area office on (02) 4320 4200 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Fri 26 Sep 2014, 8.02am. Last reviewed: Tue 8 Nov 2016, 9.30am

Closed parks: No public access permitted

Upper Nepean State Conservation Area is entirely within the Sydney Catchment Authority Special Area (Water Catchment). There is no public access. Penalties apply for non-compliance. Please contact the NPWS Illawarra area office for further information on (02) 4223 3000.

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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 Fri 26 Sep 2014, 8.12am. Last reviewed: Tue 8 Nov 2016, 9.30am

Closed areas: No public access permitted. Reserve located entirely within Sydney Catchment Area

This park is entirely located within the Sydney Catchment Authority Special Area Zone. There is no public access. Penalties apply for non-compliance. Please contact the NPWS Illawarra area office for further information on (02) 4223 3000.

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Applies from Mon 29 Sep 2014, 1.49pm. Last reviewed: Mon 24 Oct 2016, 10.38am

Closed areas: Old Wagstaffe trail

There is no public access available through private property to Old Wagstaffe trail. Signs indicate where public access is not permitted. Penalties apply for non-compliance For more information, please contact the NPWS Hawkesbury North area office on (02) 4320 4200 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Mon 15 Sep 2014, 4.03pm. Last reviewed: Thu 22 Dec 2016, 1.50pm

Other incidents: Sydney Harbour National Park accommodation

Constables, Green Point and Steele Point Cottages are no longer available for accomodation bookings. New options are being considered for the conservation, management and use of these buildings.

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Applies from Tue 30 Sep 2014, 5.29pm. Last reviewed: Mon 8 Aug 2016, 10.03am

Closed areas: Pipeline track

The Pipeline track between Glen Davis and Newnes is closed until further notice. There is no access across private property at Glen Davis, and trespassing is prohibited. For more information please call NPWS Heritage Centre on (02) 4787 8877, open 7 days a week, or NPWS Mudgee on (02) 6370 9000, Monday to Friday, 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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Applies from Fri 1 May 2015, 4.12pm. Last reviewed: Thu 14 Jul 2016, 1.00pm

Safety alerts: Audley precinct in wet weather

Access across the Audley Weir may be closed due to river flooding during times of wet weather. During wet weather, NPWS advise park visitors to visit Live Traffic NSW to ascertain the status of the Weir crossing before commencing their travel to the park. During times of closure, access to Bundeena, Maianbar residential areas, Royal National Park Visitor Centre, including the Audley Dance hall and cafe, is via McKell Ave Waterfall.

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Applies from Tue 30 Sep 2014, 4.42pm. Last reviewed: Mon 8 Aug 2016, 10.02am

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 Moauntains 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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Local Alerts

For the latest updates on fires, closures and other alerts in this area, see http://www.nationalparks.nsw.gov.au/things-to-do/lookouts/burragorang-lookout-and-picnic-area/local-alerts

Park info

  • in Burragorang State Conservation Area in the Sydney and surrounds region
  • The park opens at 8am throughout the year. From 1 October to 31 March, it closes at 5.30pm on weekdays, and 7pm on weekends and public holidays. From 1 April to 30 September, the park closes at 5pm on weekdays, and 6pm on weekends and public holidays.

  • Park entry fees:

    $4 per vehicle per day.

    Buy an annual pass.
    • Nattai area office
      (02) 4632 4500
      Contact hours: 9am-4pm Monday-Friday
    • The Australian Botanic Garden, Mount Annan.
    • Fax: (02) 4632 4550
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Emergency services

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Burragorang lookout, Burragorang State Conservation Area. Photo: A Horton/NSW Government