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Morton National Park

Current alerts in this area

Last reviewed: Mon 8 August 2016, 9.19am

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.

Applies from Fri 26 Sep 2014, 12.26pm. Last reviewed: Mon 8 Aug 2016, 9.19am.

Closed areas: Tianjara fire trail is closed

The Tianjara fire trail is closed due to environmental damage. The trail is currently impassable. Penalties apply for non-compliance For more information, please contact NPWS Ulladulla on (02) 4454 9500 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

Upcoming management events

Upcoming management events
Date Event Title
5 May 2017 Closed areas Aerial pest control operation Details

Applies from Fri 5 May 2017, 12.01pm to Mon 15 May 2017, 11.59pm. Last reviewed: Fri 28 Apr 2017, 3.57pm

Some areas of this park are closed due to an aerial pest control operation. The closure affects parts of Morton National Park from Tallowa Dam west along the Shoalhaven Gorge, to Jerralong National Park. The closure includes Bungonia National Park and State Conservation Area, Bees Nest Nature Reserve and Jerralong National Park – see separate closures for these reserves. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact  the NPWS Bungonia area office on (02) 4827 4700 . Visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

Details

Nearby alerts

Applies from Fri 21 Apr 2017, 12.03pm. Last reviewed: Sun 30 Apr 2017, 4.15pm

Hazard reduction burns: NPWS-Fairfield LMZ-HR

There is a fire in this park called NPWS-Fairfield LMZ-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 Wed 12 Apr 2017, 3.58pm to Fri 5 May 2017, 3.41pm. Last reviewed: Fri 28 Apr 2017, 3.08pm

Closed areas: Coal Wharf track closure

Coal Wharf track in Comerong Island Nature Reserve is closed to vehicles between the middle carpark and the Coal Wharf due to recent heavy rain. Visitors to Comerong Island can still access the beach via the carparks located at the northern end and in the middle of the reserve. For further information contact the  NPWS Nowra area office on (02) 4428 6300.

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Applies from Fri 21 Apr 2017, 10.00am. Last reviewed: Thu 20 Apr 2017, 1.01pm

Hazard reduction burns: Fairfield Hazard Reduction

There is a fire in this park called Fairfield Hazard Reduction. 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 6 Apr 2017, 2.14pm to Fri 20 Oct 2017, 2.14pm. Last reviewed: Thu 6 Apr 2017, 2.49pm

Safety alerts: 1080 ground baiting program

NPWS is conducting an ongoing ground baiting program for foxes and wild dogs using M44 Ejectors and 1080 meat baits in Tallaganda National Park and Tallaganda State Conservation Area. The program will commence from the 20 April 2017 and will finish 20 October 2017. Neighbours and visitors are advised not to handle baits or ejectors. For further information, please contact NPWS Narooma area office on (02) 4476 0800.

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Applies from Thu 6 Apr 2017, 1.30pm to Fri 5 May 2017, 1.26pm. Last reviewed: Thu 20 Apr 2017, 9.27am

Closed areas: Clover Hill Road / trail closed

Clover Hill Road/ trail is closed due to a landslip. 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 Fri 31 Mar 2017, 9.36am to Mon 15 May 2017, 9.36am. Last reviewed: Fri 31 Mar 2017, 10.55am

Closed parks: Tarlo River National Park – aerial pest control operation

Tarlo River National Park will be closed from Friday 5 May 2017 and will reopen on  Monday 15 May 2017. The closure is due to aerial pest control operations. There will be no access for any person by any means during this time.

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 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 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 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.

View a map of the affected area (PDF 130KB).

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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 Wed 24 Sep 2014, 10.00am. Last reviewed: Mon 8 Aug 2016, 9.40am

Safety alerts: Some fire trails not suitable for trailer access

Within Deua National Park some trails are not suitable for trailer access. National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) has had advisory signs in place for some time to encourage people towing 4WD trailers to avoid some of the steeper, harder-to-maintain trails in Deua National Park. However, due to ongoing damage to trails as a result of continued inappropriate use of 4WDs towing trailers on these signposted trails, NPWS is now prohibiting the use of trailers on the following trails in Deua National Park:

  • Dampier Mountain trail
  • Oulla Creek trail
  • Minuma Range trail
  • Merricumbene trail
  • Mongamula trail
  • Dry Creek trail

It is now an offence to tow trailers on these trails. The penalty for towing trailers on these trails is a $300 penalty infringement notice, or higher if the matter is taken to court. By keeping trailers away from these identified trails, you reduce the safety risk to yourself and others, reduce damage to the park environment and your assets and reduce park maintenance costs, a benefit to everyone. Trailer access to Bendethera is still available from Moruya via Little Sugarloaf Road and Bendethera trail. From Braidwood, this increases travel time by about 30 minutes to 1 hour. For more information, please contact NPWS Narooma on (02) 4476 0800.

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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/morton-national-park/local-alerts

Contact

  • in the South Coast and Country NSW regions
  • Morton National Park is always open but may have to close at times due to poor weather or fire danger.

    Parts of the south-eastern area of this park were once used for military training and may contain unexploded artillery shells. These areas have restrictions in place for your safety.

  • Park entry fees: 

    Fitzroy Falls: $4 per vehicle per day. Bundanoon area: $8 per vehicle per day. The park has coin-operated pay and display machines - please bring correct coins.

    Buy an annual pass.
    • 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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Fitzroy Falls view from above. Photo: John Yurasek