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Wambool Nature Reserve

Current alerts in this area

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Nearby alerts

Applies from Fri 18 Aug 2017, 4.06pm. Last reviewed: Fri 18 Aug 2017, 4.28pm

Fires - Advice: Between Woodford And, Warragamba

There is a fire in this park called Between Woodford And, Warragamba. 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 18 Aug 2017, 11.17am. Last reviewed: Fri 18 Aug 2017, 12.54pm

Closed areas: Burralow campground

Burralow campground, Pattersons Range and Burralow fire trails will be closed from Friday 18 August 2017 until Tuesday 22 August 2017 due to hazard reduction burning. 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 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 17 Aug 2017, 1.53pm. Last reviewed: Thu 17 Aug 2017, 3.54pm

Fires - Advice: Comleroy Rd, Upper Colo

There is a fire in this park called Comleroy Rd, Upper Colo. 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 17 Aug 2017, 7.00am to Wed 27 Sep 2017, 5.48pm. Last reviewed: Thu 17 Aug 2017, 11.05am

Other planned events: 1080 ground baiting program - Greens Road fire trail

NPWS will be conducting a 1080 ground baiting program for wild dogs along the Greens Road fire trail precinct, Warrimoo, from Sunday 27 August to Wednesday 27 September 2017.

It's essential that local residents restrain their domestic pets and ensure that they are not permitted to roam in the area. 1080 is lethal to cats and dogs. There will be signs advising of the baiting program at entrances to the national park where the baits are located.

For further information call the NPWS Hawkesbury area office on (02) 4588 2400 or Blue Mountains Heritage Centre on (02) 4787 3100.

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Applies from Sun 13 Aug 2017, 9.30am. Last reviewed: Sat 12 Aug 2017, 3.45pm

Hazard reduction burns: Ripple Creek

There is a fire in this park called Ripple Creek. 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 Sun 13 Aug 2017, 10.00am. Last reviewed: Thu 10 Aug 2017, 9.08am

Hazard reduction burns: Ripple Creek HR

There is a fire in this park called Ripple Creek 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 Sat 19 Aug 2017, 7.00am to Sat 19 Aug 2017, 4.00pm. Last reviewed: Tue 8 Aug 2017, 3.16pm

Other planned events: Running race - Bilpin Bush Run

The Bilpin Bush Run is a running event in the Bilpin and Mount Tootie areas. The event is on Saturday 19 August 2017, 9am to 1pm. Participants will be using parts of the Wollemi National Park and will share the local areas alongside the park. For further information please refer to the Bilpin Bush Run website or contact the Blue Mountains Heritage Centre on (02) 4787 8877.

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Applies from Fri 4 Aug 2017, 3.17pm. Last reviewed: Fri 4 Aug 2017, 3.23pm

Closed areas: Ingar campground

Ingar campground and Ingar Road will be closed from 12pm on Saturday 5  August 2017 due to private property building works. This closure is indefinite and date of reopening is to be advised. NPWS apologises for any inconvenience caused.  Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact the NPWS  Blue Mountains Heritage Centre on (02) 47878877 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: Wed 2 Aug 2017, 4.10pm

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 Mountains 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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Applies from Fri 16 Jun 2017, 11.56am to Fri 29 Sep 2017, 12.00am. Last reviewed: Thu 13 Jul 2017, 1.39pm

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

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Services will conclude its 1080 wild dog and fox baiting program in Wollemi National Park on Friday 14 July 2017 and will remove all baits. Signage will stay up in the baiting area after this removal for a 4 week period. 

 

The 1080 wild dog and fox ejector program in Manobalai Nature Reserve will continue until Thursday 31 August 2017.

 

The program is part of a regional management strategy to control wild dogs and foxes using baits containing 1080 poison. The areas covered in the plan include:

  • Wollemi National Park (Martindale, Kings Creek, Hungerford, Baerami and Widden areas)
  • Manobalai Nature Reserve.

 

1080 can be lethal to domestic pets if ingested and domestic pets are not permitted in national parks and nature reserves. We suggest neighbouring properties should tie their dogs up or muzzle them while mustering for the duration of the programs and a 4 week period afterwards. For more information please call the NPWS Upper Hunter area office on (02) 6574 5555.

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Applies from Fri 23 Jun 2017, 9.57am. Last reviewed: Fri 30 Jun 2017, 10.58am

Safety alerts: Glow Worm Tunnel Road

Forestry Corporation NSW will be undertaking road works on Glow Worm Tunnel Road from Friday 23 June 2017 to Friday 30 June 2017, weather permitting. Motorists may experience delays and are asked to drive with caution around heavy machinery. For further information please contact the NPWS Blue Mountains Heritage Centre on (02) 4787 8877.

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Applies from Thu 8 Jun 2017, 10.28am. Last reviewed: Thu 8 Jun 2017, 11.42am

Other planned events: 1080 wild pig baiting program

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service will be conducting a 1080 wild pig baiting program in Blue Mountains National Park. The program will commence from Friday 9 June 2017 and finish Thursday 31 August 2017. The 1080 poison will be laid within Blue Mountains National Park. The areas include:

  • Jamison Valley
  • Kedumba Valley
  • Cedar Creek
  • Breakfast Creek
  • Wild Dog ranges.

A reminder that 1080 is lethal to domestic dogs and pet owners must ensure their pets do not enter baited reserves. Domestic animals should be restrained for the duration of the program. 1080 baiting signs will be placed at entrances in and out of the reserves where bating are being placed. Pets are prohibited at all times in National Parks under the National Parks and Wildlife Act 1974 and regulations. For further information contact the Blue Mountains Heritage Centre on (02) 4787 8877.

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Applies from Tue 6 Jun 2017, 1.40pm to Sun 31 Dec 2017, 1.28pm. Last reviewed: Tue 6 Jun 2017, 2.39pm

Other planned events: 1080 fox baiting program underway

1080 poison (sodium fluoroacetate) will be laid in Wollemi National Park as buried baits or ejector capsule from Saturday 1 July to Sunday 31 December 2017 in an ongoing manner.

The 1080 poison will be laid in the vicinity of Wolgan River, Capertee River, Old Coach Road, Canobla Gap trails and the access road to Coorongooba campground.

This baiting program aims to reduce the threat posed by foxes to brush-tailed rock wallabies and other native animals.

Do not touch baits or ejector devices. 1080 poison is lethal to dogs and cats. Domestic pets may be affected. Pet owners need to ensure that their pets do not enter reserves.

For further information please contact the NPWS Blackheath office on (02) 4787 8877 during business hours.

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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 Fri 17 Mar 2017, 9.34am. Last reviewed: Fri 24 Mar 2017, 2.03pm

Safety alerts: Wet weather safety

Walkers, cyclists and canyoners are advised to be cautious and to plan their activities and routes carefully. Significant rain has affected the entire park since Monday 13 March. Rivers and creeks could become impassable at short notice. Please note some closures are in place within this park.

For more information, contact Blue Mountains Heritage Centre on (02) 4787 8877, Monday to Sunday from 9am –  4.30pm.

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Applies from Fri 10 Mar 2017, 4.14pm. Last reviewed: Thu 18 May 2017, 2.40pm

Closed areas: Wheeny Creek campground - Boobook camp area closed

Boobook campground and picnic area within Wheeny Creek campground and picnic area is closed for management purposes. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact the NPWS Richmond 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 8 May 2015, 4.59pm to Sun 31 Dec 2017, 1.42pm. Last reviewed: Fri 10 Mar 2017, 11.13am

Closed areas: Warrys Cottage and Hosies Store closed for maintenance

Hosies Store is currently closed to allow maintenance and repair works to be carried out. Warrys Cottage is also closed. For further information, please contact the Hill End Visitor Centre on (02) 6337 8206.

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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 Fri 23 Sep 2016, 9.42am. Last reviewed: Sun 23 Oct 2016, 11.53am

Safety alerts: Access to Dunn's Swamp

The Coricudgy Road has suffered minor damage from the wet weather in September 2016. Please drive to the conditions and allow extra time to complete your journey. The road is suitable for all vehicles. 

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Applies from Wed 21 Sep 2016, 3.20pm. Last reviewed: Fri 21 Oct 2016, 3.50pm

Safety alerts: Capertee River causeway

Access to Capertee Homestead, cottage, campground and the western side of Capertee River is via a causeway through Capertee River. 

This causeway is subject to flooding. The Capertee River can rise unexpectedly with heavy rains falling upstream, making the causeway impassable. Please check the weather forecast before leaving home.

For more information please call the NPWS Mudgee area office on (02) 6370 9000 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 Tue 30 Sep 2014, 5.29pm. Last reviewed: Mon 8 Aug 2016, 10.03am

Closed areas: Pipeline track

The Pipeline track between Glen Davis and Newnes is closed until further notice. There is no access across private property at Glen Davis, and trespassing is prohibited. For more information please call NPWS Heritage Centre on (02) 4787 8877, open 7 days a week, or NPWS Mudgee on (02) 6370 9000, Monday to Friday, 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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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/wambool-nature-reserve/local-alerts

Contact

  • in the Country NSW region
    • Bathurst
      (02) 6332 7640
      Contact hours: 8.30am-4.30pm Monday to Friday
    • Level 2, 203-209 Russell Street, Bathurst NSW. To contact the KARST Conservation Unit in this office please call (02) 6332 7680.
    • Fax: (02) 6332 7650
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