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Abercrombie Karst Conservation Reserve

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Last reviewed: Mon 3 October 2022, 11.26am

Applies from Mon 9 May 2022, 9.53am to Tue 1 Nov 2022, 9.54am. Last reviewed: Mon 3 Oct 2022, 11.26am.

Closed parks: Abercrombie Karst Conservation Reserve closed for flood repairs

Abercrombie Karst Conservation Reserve will remain closed to the public until at least Tuesday 1 November 2022, due to ongoing flood repairs. 

This closure will be reviewed on Thursday 20 October 2022.

The closure affects the entire reserve, including walking tracks, campgrounds, caves and trails.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, call the local NPWS office on 02 4843 5976.

Nearby alerts

Applies from Thu 6 Oct 2022, 2.49pm to Fri 14 Oct 2022, 12.00pm. Last reviewed: Fri 7 Oct 2022, 11.33am

Safety alerts: Forecast heavy rainfall

Due to recent and forecast heavy rainfall, visitors should be prepared. Creeks and rivers may become impassable. Canyons will be hazardous.

Extended rainfall increases the risk of road subsidence, landslides, rockfall and treefall. Incidents can occur without notice, but are most commonly observed on steep slopes below cliff lines.

Visitors should consider weather when planning activities. Tracks and roads can be closed at short notice.

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Applies from Mon 3 Oct 2022, 11.12am to Tue 10 Oct 2023, 11.15am. Last reviewed: Mon 3 Oct 2022, 11.18am

Safety alerts: River crossings to campgrounds

Vehicle access to the following camping areas is via natural river bed crossings that require 4WD capability, and are subject to flooding:

  • Wollemi National Park - Newnes (Cricket Pitch camping area only)
  • Turon National Park - all camping areas
  • Marrangaroo National Park - main camping area
  • Abercrombie River National Park - all camping areas
  • Kanangra Boyd National Park - Kowmung river crossing

River levels can rise rapidly with heavy rain falling upstream. Please check the weather forecast before leaving home.

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Applies from Sat 10 Sep 2022, 7.30am to Sat 29 Oct 2022, 9.00pm. Last reviewed: Tue 4 Oct 2022, 8.54am

Closed areas: Park closed due to flood damage

The following parks are closed from Saturday 10 September 2022 until Saturday 29 October 2022 due to flood damage to creek crossings and campgrounds:

  • Abercrombie River National Park
  • Abercrombie River State Conservation Area

Bummaroo Ford campground remains open.

The park will reopen once remediation has occurred to ensure park user safety.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact the local office.

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Applies from Tue 3 May 2022, 2.20pm to Wed 30 Nov 2022, 11.59pm. Last reviewed: Thu 1 Sep 2022, 8.04pm

Other planned events: Notice of Ongoing 1080 program

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) is conducting ongoing ground baiting programs in Abercrombie River National Park and State Conservation Area from Monday 2nd May to Wednesday 2nd November 2022.

The operation will use meat baits, meat bait products and canid pest ejectors containing 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of wild dogs and foxes.

The program is designed to minimise predator impacts on wildlife, especially threatened species, and to minimise impact of wild dogs on neighbouring stock.

Signs will be placed at the entry to the baiting location. Domestic pets are not permitted in NSW National Parks managed lands. Pets and working dogs may be affected (1080 is lethal to cats and dogs). Pets and working dogs must be restrained or muzzled in the vicinity and must not enter the baiting location. In the event of accidental poisoning seek immediate veterinary assistance.

Please contact the local Kanangra NPWS area office at Oberon on 6336 6200 for more information.

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Park info

  • in Abercrombie Karst Conservation Reserve in the Country NSW region
  • Abercrombie Karst Conservation Reserve and caves are open Thursday to Monday (closed Tuesday and Wednesday). The reserve and caves area open daily during NSW school holidays. Closed Christmas Day.

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