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Bents Basin State Conservation Area

Current alerts in this area

Last reviewed: Mon 29 May 2017, 2.52pm

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

Closed areas: Weeping Rock circuit closed

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

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

Closed areas: Waratah Native Gardens picnic area closed

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

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Applies from 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 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/visit-a-park/parks/bents-basin-state-conservation-area/local-alerts

Contact

  • in the Sydney and surrounds region
  • The park gates open at 9am all year round and close at 4.30pm (May to Sept) and 7pm (Oct to Apr).

  • Park entry fees:

    $8 per vehicle per day. The park has pay and display machines that accept both coin and card.

    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

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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Nepean River, Bents Basin State Conservation Area. Photo: John Yurasek