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Burragorang lookout and picnic area

Burragorang State Conservation Area

Current alerts in this area

There are no current alerts in this area.

Nearby alerts

Applies from Mon 29 May 2017, 12.08pm to Fri 2 Jun 2017, 11.58pm. Last reviewed: Mon 29 May 2017, 2.52pm

Closed areas: Bents Basin Road carpark

Some areas of this park are closed due to roadworks to repair the Bents Basin Road carpark and the service trail between Bents Basin Road and Durrawi picnic areas during weekdays.  The closed areas are:

  • Bents Basin Road picnic area carpark. There is no access from Bents Basin Road.
  • Pedestrian access on the service trail between Durrawi picnic area and Bents Basin Road picnic area

Bents Basin Road picnic area will be opened during the weekend. Penalties apply for non-compliance.  This closure may be extended and any extension will be posted as soon as possible. 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 Mon 29 May 2017, 10.59am to Tue 30 May 2017, 10.00am. Last reviewed: Mon 29 May 2017, 12.03pm

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 Mon 22 May 2017, 5.45pm to Fri 30 Jun 2017, 5.45pm. Last reviewed: Mon 29 May 2017, 11.47am

Closed areas: Gentlemans Halt campground amenities upgrade

Restricted access will apply during works to upgrade amenities at Gentlemans Halt campground. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact the NPWS Chatswood area office on (02) 8488 0400 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Thu 25 May 2017, 2.24pm to Fri 2 Jun 2017, 2.24pm. Last reviewed: Fri 26 May 2017, 3.35pm

Closed areas: Faulconbridge Ridge fire trail

This trail will be closed for essential maintenance from Tuesday 30 May 2017 to Friday 2 June 2017. 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  Hawkesbury Area Office on (02) 4588 2400 or Blue Mountains Heritage Center (02) 4787 8877 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Fri 26 Sep 2014, 8.02am to Fri 30 Jun 2017, 12.17pm. Last reviewed: Thu 25 May 2017, 2.05pm

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. For further information please contact NPWS Illawarra area office on (02) 4223 3000.

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Applies from Thu 25 May 2017, 1.51pm to Thu 31 Aug 2017, 1.47pm. Last reviewed: Thu 25 May 2017, 1.59pm

Closed areas: Mount Pleasant track closure

Mount Pleasant track is closed due to asset maintenance being undertaken. 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 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 Sat 27 May 2017, 6.00am to Mon 19 Jun 2017, 1.12pm. Last reviewed: Thu 25 May 2017, 1.56pm

Other planned events: 1080 wild dog baiting program

NPWS will be conducting a 1080 ground baiting program for wild dogs in Nattai National Park, Joadja Nature Reserve and Bargo State Conservation Area. The program will commence from  Saturday 27 May 2017 and finish Monday 19 June 2017. The 1080 poison (sodium floroacetate) will be buried baits and laid in various locations across the Reserves. A reminder that 1080 is lethal to domestic dogs and pet owners must ensure their pets do not enter baited reserves. 1080 baiting signs will be placed at entrances in and out of the reserves where bating is occurring. For further information, please contact NPWS Nattai area office on (02) 4632 4500.

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Applies from Wed 17 May 2017, 10.59am. Last reviewed: Wed 24 May 2017, 9.42am

Hazard reduction burns: NPWS - HR Talaterang LMZ

There is a fire in this park called NPWS - HR Talaterang LMZ. Refer to the Rural Fire Service for latest information. Do not enter any closed area or area with fire. If you see an unattended fire call Triple Zero (000). Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information about fire safety in parks and reserves, visit the NSW National Parks fire safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Mon 22 May 2017, 5.34pm to Tue 30 May 2017, 5.28pm. Last reviewed: Tue 23 May 2017, 11.09am

Closed parks: Winburndale Nature Reserve closed

Winburndale Nature Reserve will be closed from 8am, Sunday 28 May to 5pm, Tuesday 30 May 2017 due to aerial pest control operations. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information please contact the NPWS Bathurst office on (02) 6332 7640 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Thu 11 May 2017, 11.00am. Last reviewed: Sun 21 May 2017, 11.06am

Hazard reduction burns: NPWS HR Old Bulga

There is a fire in this park called NPWS HR Old Bulga. Refer to the Rural Fire Service for latest information. Do not enter any closed area or area with fire. If you see an unattended fire call Triple Zero (000). Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information about fire safety in parks and reserves, visit the NSW National Parks fire safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Wed 10 May 2017, 10.30am. Last reviewed: Fri 19 May 2017, 6.18pm

Hazard reduction burns: NPWS Harris Creek Prescribed Burn

There is a fire in this park called NPWS Harris Creek Prescribed Burn. Refer to the Rural Fire Service for latest information. Do not enter any closed area or area with fire. If you see an unattended fire call Triple Zero (000). Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information about fire safety in parks and reserves, visit the NSW National Parks fire safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Thu 11 May 2017, 9.00am. Last reviewed: Fri 19 May 2017, 4.35pm

Hazard reduction burns: NPWS HR - Devils Hole

There is a fire in this park called NPWS HR - Devils Hole. Refer to the Rural Fire Service for latest information. Do not enter any closed area or area with fire. If you see an unattended fire call Triple Zero (000). Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information about fire safety in parks and reserves, visit the NSW National Parks fire safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Sat 13 May 2017, 9.00am. Last reviewed: Fri 19 May 2017, 4.16pm

Hazard reduction burns: Paling Yards Hazard Reduction

There is a fire in this park called Paling Yards Hazard Reduction . Refer to the Rural Fire Service for latest information. Do not enter any closed area or area with fire. If you see an unattended fire call Triple Zero (000). Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information about fire safety in parks and reserves, visit the NSW National Parks fire safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Fri 19 May 2017, 2.12pm. Last reviewed: Fri 19 May 2017, 2.55pm

Closed areas: Prince Henry Cliff walk - section closed

A section of Prince Henry Cliff Walk will be temporarily closed from Tuesday 23 May 2017 for walking track upgrade works. The details are as follows:

  • 300m of the Prince Henry Cliff Walk track between Katoomba Cascades and Reid Plateau will be closed
  • There will be detours via Cliff Drive. These will be clearly signposted.

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 Tue 23 May 2017, 9.03am to Fri 22 Sep 2017, 9.03am. Last reviewed: Thu 18 May 2017, 9.45am

Other planned events: 1080 wild dog baiting program

NPWS will be conducting 1080 baiting program from Tuesday 23 May 2017 to Friday 22 September 2017 for wild dogs. The 1080 poison (sodium fluoroacetate) will be buried baits and laid in various locations across Conjola National Park and Morton National Park. We advise not to touch the baits. Please be aware that domestic pets could be affected as the 1080 poison is lethal to dogs and cats. Pet owners must ensure their pets do not enter baited reserves.

For further information during business hours contact the NPWS Ulladulla area office on (02) 4454 9500.

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Applies from Thu 18 May 2017, 9.28am. Last reviewed: Thu 18 May 2017, 9.34am

Hazard reduction burns: NPWS HR Northern SFAZ Triplarina

There is a fire in this park called NPWS HR Northern SFAZ Triplarina. Refer to the Rural Fire Service for latest information. Do not enter any closed area or area with fire. If you see an unattended fire call Triple Zero (000). Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information about fire safety in parks and reserves, visit the NSW National Parks fire safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Thu 18 May 2017, 9.21am. Last reviewed: Thu 18 May 2017, 9.28am

Hazard reduction burns: NPWS HR Albatross Road SFAZ

There is a fire in this park called NPWS HR Albatross Road SFAZ. Refer to the Rural Fire Service for latest information. Do not enter any closed area or area with fire. If you see an unattended fire call Triple Zero (000). Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information about fire safety in parks and reserves, visit the NSW National Parks fire safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Tue 23 May 2017, 9.30am to Fri 23 Jun 2017, 5.00pm. Last reviewed: Wed 17 May 2017, 4.49pm

Other planned events: Aerial pest control operations

The 1080 aerial baiting program will be undertaken from Tuesday 23 May 2017 onwards for a four week period. The aerial baiting will occur in:

  • Pigeon House Range
  • Red Ground
  • Shoalhaven Gorge
  • Bees Nest Nature Reserve

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Applies from Wed 17 May 2017, 10.00am to Fri 2 Jun 2017, 6.00pm. Last reviewed: Thu 25 May 2017, 8.35am

Other planned events: Weekday closures to Lady Wakehurst Drive

Lady Wakehurst Drive in Royal National Park will be closed from Monday 22 May to Friday 2 June 2017 from 7am-5pm each day while The Roads and Maritime Service (RMS) conduct essential maintenance. The closure details are as follows:

  • During the closure no traffic will be allowed on Lady Wakehurst Drive, including bicycles and pedestrians.
  • A detour for all vehicles will be available via M1 and Lawrence Hargrave Drive.
  • The closure of Lady Wakehurst Drive does not affect any other roads or tracks in Royal National Park.
  • Access to Otford lookout will remain unaffected, and pedestrians will be permitted to cross Lady Wakehurst Drive at Otford.

During the closure period, RMS will make some safety improvements to the road, including widening a hairpin bend, installing guardrails, improving signage, building pull over bays, and improving traffic delineation. We will also undertake essential maintenance such as clearing gutters and drains, and maintaining vegetation. RMS apologises for the inconvenience and appreciates your patience during this important safety work.

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Applies from Tue 9 May 2017, 10.31am. Last reviewed: Sat 13 May 2017, 6.41pm

Hazard reduction burns: NPWS HR Jervis Bay Road North SFAZ

There is a fire in this park called NPWS HR Jervis Bay Road North SFAZ. Refer to the Rural Fire Service for latest information. Do not enter any closed area or area with fire. If you see an unattended fire call Triple Zero (000). Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information about fire safety in parks and reserves, visit the NSW National Parks fire safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Sat 13 May 2017, 9.24am. Last reviewed: Sat 13 May 2017, 9.28am

Hazard reduction burns: NPWS HR Primary School SFAZ

There is a fire in this park called NPWS HR Primary School SFAZ. Refer to the Rural Fire Service for latest information. Do not enter any closed area or area with fire. If you see an unattended fire call Triple Zero (000). Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information about fire safety in parks and reserves, visit the NSW National Parks fire safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Thu 11 May 2017, 10.30am. Last reviewed: Fri 12 May 2017, 12.38pm

Hazard reduction burns: NPWS Nature Track Prescribed Burn

There is a fire in this park called NPWS Nature Track Prescribed Burn. Refer to the Rural Fire Service for latest information. Do not enter any closed area or area with fire. If you see an unattended fire call Triple Zero (000). Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information about fire safety in parks and reserves, visit the NSW National Parks fire safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Mon 15 May 2017, 3.13pm to Fri 14 Jul 2017, 3.13pm. Last reviewed: Wed 10 May 2017, 4.33pm

Closed areas: West Head temporary closures

NSW Roads and Maritime Services will be carrying out safety improvement work on sections of Liberator General San Martin Drive, McCarrs Creek Road and West Head Road, commencing on Monday 15 May 2017. Work will be undertaken from 7am– 5pm, Monday to Friday excluding public holidays. The work is expected to be complete by Friday 14 July 2017. Lane closures will be in place and may affect travel times. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact the NPWS Ku-ring-gai Chase Forestville area office on (02) 9451 3479 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Sat 6 May 2017, 12.00pm. Last reviewed: Wed 10 May 2017, 11.04am

Hazard reduction burns: NPWS HR Gunderman Creek

There is a fire in this park called NPWS HR Gunderman Creek. Refer to the Rural Fire Service for latest information. Do not enter any closed area or area with fire. If you see an unattended fire call Triple Zero (000). Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information about fire safety in parks and reserves, visit the NSW National Parks fire safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Tue 9 May 2017, 3.29pm to Wed 7 Jun 2017, 3.25pm. Last reviewed: Tue 9 May 2017, 3.35pm

Closed areas: Scotts Main Range closed to vehicles due to trail maintenance

Scotts Main Range is currently closed to vehicles due to scheduled road maintenance. This closure will be reassessed on 7 June 2017. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact the NPWS Oberon area office on (02) 6336 1972 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Mon 8 May 2017, 2.15pm to Wed 31 May 2017, 2.05pm. Last reviewed: Mon 8 May 2017, 2.45pm

Other planned events: Pest management

Soft jaw trapping is scheduled to take place from Monday 8 May to Wednesday 31 May 2017. The traps will be set to control foxes on trails in Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park. We advise park visitors to remain in the centre of formed trails. Dogs are not permitted in national parks. Trapping will be carried out by an approved contractor and NPWS staff. For further information, please contact the Bobbin Head Information Centre on (02) 9472 8949.

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Applies from Tue 2 May 2017, 2.25pm to Thu 31 Aug 2017, 2.20pm. Last reviewed: Mon 15 May 2017, 10.06am

Other planned events: 1080 fox baiting program underway

1080 poison (sodium fluoroacetate) will be laid as buried baits in various locations on the fore-dunes and tracks within Seven Mile Beach National Park and Comerong Island Nature Reserve in a continuous and ongoing manner from Monday 1 May 2017 to Thursday 31 August 2017. Do not touch the baits.

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 the NPWS Nowra office on (02) 4423 2170.

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Applies from Tue 2 May 2017, 2.33pm to Fri 30 Jun 2017, 2.26pm. Last reviewed: Tue 2 May 2017, 2.45pm

Other planned events: 1080 fox baiting program underway

1080 poison (sodium fluoroacetate) will be laid as buried baits and ejectors in various locations within Jervis Bay National Park, including along the beach south of Culburra Beach township, and adjacent to Currarong Road and on nearby beaches, in a continuous and ongoing manner from Monday 1 May 2017 to Friday 30 June 2017. Do not touch the baits.

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 the NPWS Ulladulla office on (02) 4454 9500.

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Applies from Mon 23 May 2016, 8.39am to Fri 1 Dec 2017, 8.39am. Last reviewed: Mon 1 May 2017, 8.51am

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 December 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 Sat 29 Apr 2017, 6.00am to Tue 31 Oct 2017, 11.59pm. Last reviewed: Mon 29 May 2017, 11.25am

Other planned events: 1080 wild dog and fox baiting program

1080 poison (sodium fluoroacetate) as buried baits or ejector capsules will be laid in various locations across the following national parks:

  • Dharug National Park
  • Popran National Park
  • Yengo National Park
  • Brisbane Water National Park
  • Parr State Conservation Area
  • Palm Grove Nature Reserve

This will occur in a continuous and ongoing manner from 29 April 2017 to 31 October 2017. Do not touch baits or ejector devices. 1080 poison is lethal to dogs and cats. Domestic pets may be affected. Pet owners must ensure that their pets do not enter baited reserves. For further information please contact the NPWS Gosford area office on (02) 43204200 during business hours.

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Applies from Fri 21 Apr 2017, 2.46pm. Last reviewed: Fri 21 Apr 2017, 2.46pm

Closed areas: Bradleys Head closed

Due to a police operation, Bradleys Head could be closed to the general public, or there may be delays, on Sunday 23 April between 9.30am and 1.30pm. Police operations can change with little or no notice. For further information please visit the RTA live traffic website.

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Applies from Thu 13 Apr 2017, 11.55am. Last reviewed: Thu 20 Apr 2017, 8.07am

Hazard reduction burns: Yetholme Trig

There is a fire in this park called Yetholme Trig. Refer to the Rural Fire Service for latest information. Do not enter any closed area or area with fire. If you see an unattended fire call Triple Zero (000). Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information about fire safety in parks and reserves, visit the NSW National Parks fire safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Wed 19 Apr 2017, 1.32pm to Sat 3 Jun 2017, 5.00pm. Last reviewed: Thu 27 Apr 2017, 8.05am

Closed areas: Anvil Rock barrier replacement

Anvil Rock is closed to enable an upgrade to safety barriers. This closure is in place from Thursday 20 April 2017 until 3 June 2017. Any extension will be posted as soon as possible. Closed areas are:

  • Anvil Rock Road at the junction of Perrys Lookdown Road
  • Anvil Rock lookout and track
  • Anvil Rock car park and,
  • Wind Eroded Cave and 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 Sat 15 Apr 2017, 3.21pm. Last reviewed: Tue 23 May 2017, 3.03pm

Safety alerts: Watagan Forest Road, Jilliby State Conservation Area section

Watagan Forest Road within Jilliby State Conservation Area is now not suitable for 2WD vehicles due to rain and 4WD damage. Drivers of 2WD vehicles are advised not to drive south along Watagan Forest Road from the Martinsville Hill Road intersection.

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Applies from Mon 17 Apr 2017, 10.00am. Last reviewed: Thu 13 Apr 2017, 11.54am

Hazard reduction burns: Yetholme Trig

There is a fire in this park called Yetholme Trig. Refer to the Rural Fire Service for latest information. Do not enter any closed area or area with fire. If you see an unattended fire call Triple Zero (000). Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information about fire safety in parks and reserves, visit the NSW National Parks fire safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Tue 18 Apr 2017, 6.00am to Fri 30 Jun 2017, 11.59pm. Last reviewed: Wed 19 Apr 2017, 4.08pm

Closed areas: Part closure of Bouddi Coastal walk

There is no pedestrian access at Maitland Bay Headland due to essential maintenance. Visitors can still access Maitland Bay and the Maitland Bay Carpark from Putty Beach. Alternate access is to walk from MacMasters to the Mount Bouddi track intersection. This closure will remain unless otherwise extended or removed. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact 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 Thu 30 Mar 2017, 7.00am to Wed 31 May 2017, 6.58am. Last reviewed: Tue 18 Apr 2017, 4.47pm

Safety alerts: Mount Keira Ring track closed

A section of Mount Keira Ring track is closed for feral animal control. The closed area is the northern section of the track that extends west from Mount Pleasant track to the stairs leading up to Queen Elizabeth Drive. View a map of the affected area (PDF 130KB).

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact 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 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, 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 Wed 15 Mar 2017, 3.12pm. Last reviewed: Fri 19 May 2017, 12.17pm

Safety alerts: Malabar Headland National Park eastern section - closed for public safety

The eastern section of Malabar Headland National Park is often closed for public safety reasons during ANZAC Rifle Range operations. 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 all day:

  • Every Saturday until 6pm
  • Every 3rd Sunday of the month until 6pm

The eastern section of Malabar Headland National Park will also be closed on the following date:

  • Wednesday 24 May 2017, 9am-2pm

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: Thu 18 May 2017, 2.40pm

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 Mon 10 Apr 2017, 10.00am. Last reviewed: Wed 8 Mar 2017, 11.16am

Hazard reduction burns: Goulds Creek

There is a fire in this park called Goulds Creek . Refer to the Rural Fire Service for latest information. Do not enter any closed area or area with fire. If you see an unattended fire call Triple Zero (000). Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information about fire safety in parks and reserves, visit the NSW National Parks fire safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Mon 3 Apr 2017, 10.00am. Last reviewed: Wed 8 Mar 2017, 10.55am

Hazard reduction burns: Harpers Gully

There is a fire in this park called Harpers Gully. Refer to the Rural Fire Service for latest information. Do not enter any closed area or area with fire. If you see an unattended fire call Triple Zero (000). Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information about fire safety in parks and reserves, visit the NSW National Parks fire 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: Sat 1 Apr 2017, 5.05pm

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: Sun 30 Apr 2017, 3.19pm

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: Fri 7 Apr 2017, 5.49pm

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: Fri 7 Apr 2017, 5.49pm

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: Fri 7 Apr 2017, 5.49pm

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 Thu 26 Jan 2017, 12.49pm. Last reviewed: Wed 10 May 2017, 8.03am

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 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 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 Sun 2 Oct 2016, 3.52pm. Last reviewed: Sat 15 Apr 2017, 3.22pm

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 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 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.

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

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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 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, 8.25am. 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