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Wombeyan Karst Conservation Reserve

Current alerts in this area

Last reviewed: Sun 20 May 2018, 4.06pm

Applies from Thu 19 Apr 2018, 4.43pm to Fri 8 Jun 2018, 4.44pm. Last reviewed: Sun 20 May 2018, 4.06pm.

Other planned events: 1080 wild dog control program

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service is undertaking a 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) wild dog poison baiting program from Tuesday 1 May 2018 until Friday 30 May 2018 in the following parks:

  • Abercrombie River National Park
  • Blue Mountains National Park
  • Kanangra-Boyd National Park
  • Mares Forest National Park
  • Wiarborough Nature Reserve
  • Wombeyan Karst Conservation Reserve

Warning signs will be displayed to notify the public about this program. 1080 poison may be harmful to domestic animals.

Neighbours and visitors are reminded that domestic animals are not permitted in national parks, nature reserves or karst conservation areas at any time. Visitors should not handle or disturb any baits.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For further information contact the NPWS Kanangra area office at Oberon on (02) 6336 1972 during business hours.

Nearby alerts

Applies from Tue 8 May 2018, 10.00am. Last reviewed: Thu 24 May 2018, 2.01pm

Hazard reduction burns: Mt Solitary

There is a fire in this park called Mt Solitary . 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 20 May 2018, 2.03pm to Fri 8 Jun 2018, 5.00pm. Last reviewed: Mon 21 May 2018, 12.41pm

Closed parks: Aerial pest control operations

This park will be closed due to an aerial pest control program from 8am on Wednesday 6 June to 5pm on Friday 8 June 2018.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact the NPWS Kanangra 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 16 May 2018, 12.00am. Last reviewed: Thu 24 May 2018, 11.22am

Closed areas: Walking track and trail closures – Mount Solitary

Following the recent Mount Solitary hazard reduction burn, some tracks will remain closed for safety reasons. They are:

  • Mount Solitary walking track
  • Ruined Castle walking track
  • Kedumba River campground
  • Kedumba River fire trail (after the intersection of Sublime Point fire trail)

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, call 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 Mon 14 May 2018, 5.01pm to Wed 30 May 2018, 5.01pm. Last reviewed: Tue 22 May 2018, 9.59am

Other planned events: 1080 aerial baiting program

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) will be conducting an aerial baiting program. Baits containing 1080 (sodium fluroacetate) poison will be deployed for the control of wild dogs and foxes. The program is part of an integrated pest animal control strategy aimed at minimising the impacts of these pests on neighbouring stock and local threatened species.

Aerial baiting will take place from Monday 21 May until Wednesday 30 May 2018 in the following national parks and reserves:

  • Morton National Park
  • Bees Nest Nature Reserve
  • Wadbilliga National Park
  • South East Forest National Park
  • Deua National Park

All baiting locations will be identifiable to the public through signage erected around the baited areas. 1080 poison is lethal to domestic pets. Dogs, cats and other pets and domestic animals are not permitted on NPWS estate. 

For further information please phone Stephen Raczkowski on 0448 296 373.

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Applies from Thu 19 Apr 2018, 4.43pm to Fri 8 Jun 2018, 4.44pm. Last reviewed: Sun 20 May 2018, 4.06pm

Other planned events: 1080 wild dog control program

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service is undertaking a 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) wild dog poison baiting program from Tuesday 1 May 2018 until Friday 30 May 2018 in the following parks:

  • Abercrombie River National Park
  • Blue Mountains National Park
  • Kanangra-Boyd National Park
  • Mares Forest National Park
  • Wiarborough Nature Reserve
  • Wombeyan Karst Conservation Reserve

Warning signs will be displayed to notify the public about this program. 1080 poison may be harmful to domestic animals.

Neighbours and visitors are reminded that domestic animals are not permitted in national parks, nature reserves or karst conservation areas at any time. Visitors should not handle or disturb any baits.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For further information contact the NPWS Kanangra area office at Oberon on (02) 6336 1972 during business hours.

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Applies from Thu 12 Apr 2018, 10.00am. Last reviewed: Mon 9 Apr 2018, 2.46pm

Hazard reduction burns: Big Plain HR

There is a fire in this park called Big Plain 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 Fri 6 Apr 2018, 11.00am. Last reviewed: Tue 3 Apr 2018, 2.08pm

Hazard reduction burns: Big Plain HR

There is a fire in this park called Big Plain 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 Tue 13 Mar 2018, 2.14pm to Mon 6 Aug 2018, 2.15pm. Last reviewed: Wed 18 Apr 2018, 3.16pm

Other planned events: 1080 fox baiting program

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service will be running a 1080 fox baiting program in Jenolan Karst Conservation Reserve and the northern portion of Kanangra-Boyd National Park. The baiting is part of an ongoing program which will begin on Wednesday 14 March 2018 and finish by Monday 6 August 2018.

This program is part of a broader coordinated control program to lessen the impacts of foxes on stock and wildlife. If you'd like to become involved in the cooperative program, please contact the Central Tablelands Local Land Services on (02) 6333 2300.

Domestic pets (including dogs) are not permitted in national parks or reserves. Neighbours and park users are reminded that 1080 baits are lethal to domestic pets. There will be 1080 baiting signs at access points to the baiting areas. In the event of accidental poisoning, seek immediate veterinary assistance.

We suggest that working dogs be restrained to ensure that they don't enter the baiting location during poisoning operations, or muzzle dogs if they're required to work in the baiting location during and after the baiting program.

For further information please contact the NPWS Kanangra area office on (02) 6336 1972.

 

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Applies from Fri 4 Aug 2017, 3.17pm. Last reviewed: Mon 9 Apr 2018, 10.50am

Closed areas: Ingar campground

Ingar campground and Ingar Road will be closed to vehicle access from 12pm Saturday 5 August 2017 due to private property building works. The closure is indefinite as it relates to access through the private property. No opening date can be advised. NPWS apologises for any inconvenience caused. Ingar Road and Ingar campground may still be accessed by walkers and cyclists. 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 Sun 22 Oct 2017, 12.36pm. Last reviewed: Mon 19 Feb 2018, 10.16am

Closed areas: Prince Henry Cliff walking track - between Leura Cascades and Solitary restaurant 

Prince Henry Cliff walking track is closed between Leura Cascades and Solitary restaurant until further notice. This closure is due to a landslide that has completely blocked the track. An alternative track is available via Leura Cascades walking track. Visitors can still walk from Leura Cascades to Solitary restaurant on Cliff Drive via this longer track.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please call 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 Fri 22 Dec 2017, 11.32am to Sat 30 Jun 2018, 11.24am. Last reviewed: Tue 23 Jan 2018, 11.06am

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: Tue 23 Jan 2018, 11.06am

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 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 Wed 13 Dec 2017, 11.18am. Last reviewed: Wed 28 Mar 2018, 4.22pm

Closed areas: Partial closure of Batsh camp

A section of Batsh camp is closed due to the risk of tree branches falling. Further assessment and removal of dangerous branches will take place in the coming weeks. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact 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 Fri 1 Dec 2017, 7.00am. Last reviewed: Fri 27 Apr 2018, 2.07pm

Closed areas: National Pass, Wentworth Pass and Roberts Pass closed

National Pass, Wentworth Pass and Roberts Pass have been closed due to a recent rockfall. 

Visitors can access the base of the Wentworth Falls below the Grand Stairs. Valley of Waters track is open to the base of Empress Falls. Empress Canyon is also open.

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 4 Sep 2017, 3.52pm

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 Thu 29 Jun 2017, 12.48pm. Last reviewed: Mon 12 Feb 2018, 9.28am

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 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 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/wombeyan-karst-conservation-reserve/local-alerts

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Wombeyan Caves, Wombeyan Karst Conservation Reserve. Photo: Kevin McGrath.