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Dharawal Nature Reserve

Current alerts in this area

Last reviewed: Tue 8 November 2016, 9.30am

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.

Nearby alerts

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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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/visit-a-park/parks/dharawal-nature-reserve/local-alerts

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