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Bungonia National Park

Current alerts in this area

Last reviewed: Sun 21 January 2018, 2.23pm

Applies from Thu 11 Jan 2018, 11.49am. Last reviewed: Fri 19 Jan 2018, 9.34am.

Other planned events: No drinking water at Bungonia campground

Bungonia National Park campground is experiencing water treatment issues and is currently not able to provide treated drinking water for visitors. The campground is open, but visitors are encouraged to bring their own drinking water.

Please contact the NPWS Fitzroy Falls area office on (02) 4887 8244 for further information.

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Applies from Wed 1 Nov 2017, 10.03am to Sun 1 Apr 2018, 10.03am. Last reviewed: Tue 28 Nov 2017, 3.36pm.

Other planned events: Drum Cave

Drum Cave is closed each year from 1 November to 1 April. Seasonal cave closures protect breeding and roosting populations of the vulnerable large bent-wing bat. This closure may be extended and any extension will be posted as soon as possible. Please don't enter caves when they are closed. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact the NPWS Bungonia area office on (02) 4827 4700 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

Nearby alerts

Applies from Sun 21 Jan 2018, 10.23am to Mon 22 Jan 2018, 6.00pm. Last reviewed: Sun 21 Jan 2018, 10.23am

Other incidents: Fire - Long Gully Road Bannaby

A bush fire is burning in the vicinity of Long Gully Rd, Bannaby, NSW. The fire is currently 1140 hectares in size and is out of control.  

The fire is burning approximately 5km to the North East of Taralga and north of Bannaby and Newfoundland Road.

The fire continues to burn in a southerly direction under northerly winds

The fire will continue burning around isolated rural properties in the area of Alders and Crees Road, Bannaby Road, Newfoundland Road and Old Showground Road and firefighters will remain with properties through out the day

Firefighters supported by helicopters and heavy plant will continue working to establish containment lines today.

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Applies from Thu 11 Jan 2018, 11.49am. Last reviewed: Fri 19 Jan 2018, 9.34am

Other planned events: No drinking water at Bungonia campground

Bungonia National Park campground is experiencing water treatment issues and is currently not able to provide treated drinking water for visitors. The campground is open, but visitors are encouraged to bring their own drinking water.

Please contact the NPWS Fitzroy Falls area office on (02) 4887 8244 for further information.

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Applies from Fri 22 Dec 2017, 11.32am to Sat 30 Jun 2018, 11.24am. Last reviewed: Fri 22 Dec 2017, 3.21pm

Safety alerts: 1080 disposal NPWS Fitzroy Falls Depot

NSW National Parks conduct numerous 1080 fox and wild dog baiting programs across various local national parks within the Illawarra Highlands area. Any untaken baits from these programs are collected and buried at a nominated burial pit within the Fitzroy Falls depot in Morton National Park. All bait material buried in the disposal pit are buried under at least 50cm of soil. This burial pit will continue to have 1080 bait material in it from today through to Saturday 30 June 2018.

Dog owners are reminded to ensure their dogs do not enter the Fitzroy Falls depot. 1080 is lethal to domestic dogs and cats.

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 Thu 14 Dec 2017, 5.09pm to Sat 30 Jun 2018, 5.04pm. Last reviewed: Fri 22 Dec 2017, 3.19pm

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

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service is 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 happening 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 Friday 15 December 2017 through to Saturday 30 June 2018. 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 information about the baiting methods being used on each property. Dog owners are reminded to ensure their dogs do not wander, because dogs are highly susceptible to 1080 poisoning. Visit the Friends of the Brush-tailed Rock-wallaby website to see a map of the approximate location of each bait station.

For further information please contact Melinda Norton at the NPWS Highlands area office at Fitzroy Falls on (02) 4887 8244.

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Applies from Fri 13 Oct 2017, 4.33pm to Sat 31 Mar 2018, 4.28pm. Last reviewed: Wed 20 Dec 2017, 10.09am

Fire bans: Park fire ban – NPWS Mudgee area reserves

A park fire ban is in place in this park and remains in effect unless otherwise extended or removed. During park fire ban periods, all campfire and solid fuel (wood, heat beads, charcoal, briquettes, hexamite) barbecues and stoves are prohibited. Gas and electric barbecues and cookers are permitted as long as:

  • They're under direct control of an adult
  • The ground within 2m of the barbecue is cleared of all flammable materials
  • There's an adequate supply of water (minimum of a bucket)

If a Total Fire Ban is in place, please contact the local park office before using a gas and or electric barbecue or cooker. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information about fire bans in parks and reserves including your responsibilities, visit the NSW National Parks fire safety page. Contact the NPWS Mudgee area office on (02) 6370 9000 for further information.

Applies from Fri 15 Dec 2017, 2.22pm to Thu 21 Jun 2018, 2.17pm. Last reviewed: Tue 16 Jan 2018, 12.47pm

Closed areas: Upper section of Bundanoon Creek walking track temporarily closed

The upper section of Bundanoon Creek walking track, between Fairy Bower walking track and Tooths lookout walking track is temporarily closed due to potential land slip concerns. Visitors can access Bundanoon Creek via Tooths lookout walking track and lower Bundanoon Creek walking track.  

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact the NPWS Fitzroy Falls area office on (02) 4887 8244 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Mon 25 Sep 2017, 3.50pm to Wed 28 Feb 2018, 3.50pm. Last reviewed: Fri 22 Sep 2017, 4.25pm

Fire bans: Fire Ban - Wollemi National Park

A solid fuel fire ban is in place in this park and remains in effect until Wednesday 28 February 2018.

The fire ban applies to all areas of the park except for Colo Meroo, Coorongooba, Dunns Swamp, Newnes and Wheeny Creek picnic and campgrounds.

During park fire ban periods, all campfire and solid fuel (wood, heat beads, charcoal, briquettes, hexamite) barbecues and stoves are prohibited. Gas and electric barbecues and cookers are permitted as long as:

  • they're under direct control of an adult
  • the ground within 2m of the barbecue is cleared of all flammable materials
  • there's an adequate supply of water (minimum of a bucket).

If a Total Fire Ban is in place, please contact the local park office before using a gas and or electric barbecue or cooker.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. Find more information about fire bans in parks and reserves including your responsibilities, visit the NSW National Parks fire safety page.

Applies from Wed 1 Nov 2017, 10.03am to Sun 1 Apr 2018, 10.03am. Last reviewed: Tue 28 Nov 2017, 3.36pm

Other planned events: Drum Cave

Drum Cave is closed each year from 1 November to 1 April. Seasonal cave closures protect breeding and roosting populations of the vulnerable large bent-wing bat. This closure may be extended and any extension will be posted as soon as possible. Please don't enter caves when they are closed. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact the NPWS Bungonia area office on (02) 4827 4700 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Thu 29 Jun 2017, 12.48pm. Last reviewed: Thu 11 Jan 2018, 12.35pm

Closed areas: Access to base of Belmore Falls prohibited

All access is closed permanently 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 Fitzroy Falls office on (02) 4887 8244 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Wed 11 Oct 2017, 1.46pm. Last reviewed: Sun 12 Nov 2017, 3.32pm

Other planned events: 1080 wild dog control program

NPWS will be conducting a wild dog control program from October 2017 to October 2018 for wild dogs. The program will include trapping and the use of 1080  (sodium fluoroacetate) poison baits. The program will be undertaken in the Sassafras-Tolwong-Touga area of Morton National Park. Visitors are advised not to touch traps or baits. Please be aware that domestic pets could be affected as 1080 poison is lethal to dogs and cats. Pet owners and landowners must ensure their pets and working dogs do not enter baited reserves. For further information contact the NPWS Nowra area office on (02) 4428 6300 during business hours.

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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/bungonia-national-park/local-alerts

Contact

  • in the Country NSW region
  • Bungonia National Park is always open but may have to close at times due to high fire danger, or park operations. It's a good idea to ring the office for current information.

  • Park entry fees:

    $8 per vehicle per day. Daily fees can be paid at the ticket machines at the park office.

    Buy an annual pass.
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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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Bungonia Gorge, Bungonia National Park. Photo: Sara Fife/Capital Country Tourism