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Barren Grounds Nature Reserve

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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 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.

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 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 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 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 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 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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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

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