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Barren Grounds Nature Reserve

Current alerts in this area

Last reviewed: Fri 21 July 2017, 2.50pm

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

Other planned events: 1080 Fox Baiting

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


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


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

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Nearby alerts

Applies from Wed 16 Aug 2017, 9.34am to Thu 30 Nov 2017, 9.34am. Last reviewed: Tue 15 Aug 2017, 11.23am

Other planned events: 1080 fox baiting program

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 Wednesday 16 August to Thursday 30 November 2017. Its advised to not touch the baits. Please note that domestic pets may be affected as 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 area office on (02) 4423 2170. 

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Applies from Thu 10 Aug 2017, 3.14pm to Sun 20 Aug 2017, 6.18pm. Last reviewed: Thu 10 Aug 2017, 3.24pm

Closed parks: Bargo State Conservation Area closed - hazard reduction burn

This area is closed from Sunday 13 August to Sunday 20 August 2017 because of a hazard reduction burn (Bolins Rd SFAZ). The burn is planned to begin on Sunday 13 August, and the area will be closed for the following week to ensure visitor safety. The closure may be extended or removed. Penalties apply for non-compliance.

For more information, please contact the NPWS Nattai area office on (02) 4632 4500 or the Blue Mountains Heritage Centre on (02) 4787 8877. Visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

Applies from Thu 10 Aug 2017, 9.08am to Fri 8 Sep 2017, 9.09am. Last reviewed: Tue 8 Aug 2017, 12.12pm

Closed areas: Little Forest walking track

Little Forest walking track is closed due to maintenance and will remain closed unless otherwise extended or removed. Alternative access will be provided to Florence and Rusden Head walks, see signage in park.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact 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 Tue 18 Jul 2017, 8.09am to Mon 11 Sep 2017, 8.10am. Last reviewed: Tue 18 Jul 2017, 10.23am

Closed areas: Fitzroy Falls Visitor Centre toilets closed

Work has begun on a substantial upgrade of the toilet facilities at Fitzroy Falls. This work will address longstanding issues relating to the sustainability and ambience of the current facilities. It will also include new arrangements such as squat toilets to better cater for the needs of our rapidly growing international visitor market.

The work will be undertaken from Monday 17 July 2017 for approximately 8 weeks. During this time, limited temporary facilities will be available via portable toilets. However, because of the significant complexities involved in the siting of the temporary facilities, there will be no wheelchair-accessible toilets available on site during the works.

We sincerely apologise for any inconvenience this necessary work may cause. Visit the national public toilet map to find the nearest wheelchair-accessible toilets to Fitzroy Falls.

This closure may be extended and any extension will be posted as soon as possible. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please call Fitzroy Falls Visitor Centre on (02) 4887 7270 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Mon 10 Jul 2017, 2.53pm. Last reviewed: Tue 25 Jul 2017, 1.08pm

Safety alerts: Men's toilet closed

The men's toilet at Bomaderry Creek Regional Park is closed due to vandalism. The Women's toilet is still open.

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Applies from Thu 6 Jul 2017, 11.00am. Last reviewed: Thu 6 Jul 2017, 9.08am

Hazard reduction burns: Hyams Beach South SFAZ HR

There is a fire in this park called Hyams Beach South SFAZ HR. 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 30 Jun 2017, 5.08pm. Last reviewed: Mon 10 Jul 2017, 12.23pm

Other planned events: 1080 fox baiting program underway

A 1080 fox baiting program  is being conducted at Lake Wollumboola and along Currarong Road and adjoining beach areas (700m south of the Culburra Beach township). 1080 poison can affect non target species (dogs and cats). The program will finish on 15 July 2017. 

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Applies from Thu 29 Jun 2017, 12.48pm. Last reviewed: Thu 10 Aug 2017, 9.50am

Closed areas: Access to base of Belmore Falls prohibited

The access is closed from Hindmarsh and Belmore Falls lookout and picnic area down to the base of the Belmore falls due to safety risks. Access is also closed from the causeway to the top of the falls. These access points are prohibited to visitors and penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact NPWS Highlands area office on (02) 4887 8244 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Wed 21 Jun 2017, 2.26pm to Sun 31 Dec 2017, 2.27pm. Last reviewed: Tue 25 Jul 2017, 7.36am

Other planned events: 1080 fox and wild dog baiting program underway

NSW National Parks are conducting a 1080 fox and wild dog baiting program in the Kangaroo Valley, Budgong and Illaroo areas for the protection of the Endangered brush-tailed rock-wallaby. The baiting is conducted on various private properties, council reserves, NPWS estate, Water NSW estate and vacant Crown land. All properties with 1080 baiting under this program are permanently baited throughout the year. These properties will have poison on them from today through to 31 December 2017. The baiting will be conducted using both 1080 buried baits and 1080 (above ground) ejector devices at the bait station locations. Do not touch any bait or ejector devices. All properties being baited are sign posted with the baiting dates and an indication of which baiting methods are being used on each property. Dog owners are reminded to ensure their dogs do not wander as dogs are highly susceptible to 1080 poisoning. A map indicating the approximate location of each bait station is being hosted on the Friends of the Brush-tailed Rock-wallaby website. For further information please contact Melinda Norton at the OEH Highlands area office, Fitzroy Falls on (02) 4887 8244.

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

Other planned events: 1080 Fox Baiting

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


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


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

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Applies from Mon 29 May 2017, 1.30pm. Last reviewed: Tue 6 Jun 2017, 5.22pm

Hazard reduction burns: NPWS HR - Talaterang relight

There is a fire in this park called NPWS HR - Talaterang relight. 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 25 May 2017, 1.51pm to Thu 31 Aug 2017, 1.47pm. Last reviewed: Tue 25 Jul 2017, 1.40pm

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 Tue 23 May 2017, 9.03am to Fri 22 Sep 2017, 9.03am. Last reviewed: Sat 29 Jul 2017, 3.24pm

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 Mon 23 May 2016, 8.39am to Fri 1 Dec 2017, 8.39am. Last reviewed: Mon 5 Jun 2017, 2.55pm

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 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 Tue 8 Nov 2016, 9.28am to Mon 1 Jan 2018, 1.37pm. Last reviewed: Mon 17 Jul 2017, 8.19am

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 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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Local Alerts

For the latest updates on fires, closures and other alerts in this area, see http://www.nationalparks.nsw.gov.au/visit-a-park/parks/barren-grounds-nature-reserve/local-alerts

Contact

  • in the South Coast region
  • Barren Grounds Nature Reserve is always open but may have to close at times due to poor weather or fire danger.

    • Fitzroy Falls Visitor Centre
      (02) 4887 7270
      Contact hours: 9am-5pm daily (closed Christmas Day)
    • Morton National Park, Nowra Road, Fitzroy Falls NSW 2577
    • Fax: (02) 4887 7203
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Emergency services

For all NSW fires visit the Rural Fire Service

For the latest information on wildfires in your area please contact the NSW Rural Fire Service.

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Barren Grounds Nature Reserve, Stone Bridge. Photo: John Spencer/NSW Government