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Hill End Pines Cottage

Hill End Historic Site

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Applies from Sat 9 Apr 2022, 1.03pm. Last reviewed: Mon 22 Apr 2024, 12.48pm

Closed areas: Parts of Blue Mountains National Park closed

Many walking tracks, roads and fire trails within Blue Mountains National Park remain closed following sustained wet weather causing subsidence hazards, major landslides or infrastructure upgrades. 

The following areas are closed:

Katoomba and Leura

  • Honeymoon Bridge is closed due to rockfall risk.
  • Fern Bower, Part of Amphitheatre and Leura Forest Tracks are closed due to multiple landslides and damage.
  • Ruined Castle, Golden Stairs, Solitary Loop and Federal Pass west of Scenic World are closed due to multiple landslides.
  • Access to Mount Solitary from Kedumba Valley will remain temporarily closed until saftey works are complete. 
  • Lone Lyrebird track is closed between Gordon Road and the War Memorial, due to subsidence. Detour is in place.
  • Sections of Prince Henry Cliff walk (part of Grand Cliff Top Walk) and Round Walk are closed between Prince Henry picnic area and Scenic World from Tuesday 9 April to end of June 2024 for track maintenance. Follow detour on Cliff Drive. Access to Furber Steps is from Prince Henry picnic area (Katoomba Falls Kiosk). Detours in place.
  • Bridal Veil View lookout and track (Leura) are closed from Wednesday 10 April for maintenance.
  • Prince Henry Cliff walk (part of Grand Cliff Top Walk) is closed between Gordon Falls picnic area and Elysian Rock lookout, due to a landslide. Visit the Blue Mountains City Council website for information.
  • Prince Henry Cliff walk (part of Grand Cliff Top Walk) is closed between Fern Bower track and Echo Tree and Flat Rock lookout, due to a landslide. Please use Cliff Drive as short detour. 
  • Part of Lindeman Pass is closed due to a major landslide below Gladstone lookout. Roberts Pass is closed due to rockfall and landslide hazards.   
  • The Six Foot track is affected by multiple road closures.

Wentworth Falls and Woodford   

  • Valley of the Waters track is closed below Sylvia Falls. There is no access to Roberts Pass, Vera Falls, Hippocrene Falls or Wentworth Falls from Valley of the Waters.
  • Charles Darwin walk (part of the Grand Cliff Top walk) is closed between Fletcher Street and Weeping Rock. Detours are in place to provide directions to Wentworth Falls picnic area. Visit the Blue Mountains City Council website for information.
  • Part of National Pass (west of Wentworth Falls middle crossing) is closed due to major landslide. 
  • Wentworth Pass and Slack Stairs are closed due to multiple landslides.
  • Kedumba Valley Road will be closed until Wednesday 8 May 2024 for road repairs. It is open to pedestrians over weekends. Kedumba campground is closed until 8 May 2024, including weekends.

Blackheath, Mount Victoria and Bells Line of Road

  • Dunphys campground is closed due to traffic restrictions on Megalong Road. Visit the Blue Mountains City Council website for road updates,
  • Williams Track (Govetts descent) and Rodriguez Pass are closed due to rockfalls and landslides.
  • Pulpit Rock Reserve, lookouts and walking track are closed. Visit the Blue Mountains City Council website for information. Pulpit Rock walking track from Popes Glen is open as far as the NPWS boundary (as shown on Google maps).

Adventure recreation, canyons, abseiling and rock climbing

  • Some adventure recreation areas and routes are specifically closed where the access or exit road/track is mentioned above.  

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

Applies from Thu 11 Apr 2024, 2.52pm to Fri 24 May 2024, 10.00pm. Last reviewed: Thu 11 Apr 2024, 3.45pm

Closed areas: Park closures apply for aerial pest control program 13 May - 24 May 2024

The following areas will be closed for an aerial pest control operation, running weekdays from Monday 13 May - Friday 24 May 2024 inclusive.

  • Nattai NP
  • Nattai State Conservation Area
  • Burragorang SCA – (including Burragorang Lookout)
  • Joadja Nature Reserve
  • Jellore Flora Reserve
  • Wollondilly River Nature Reserve
  • Bangadilly NP
  • Guula Ngurra National Park
  • Upper Nepean SCA including Stage 2 lands (nth of the Tourist Road)
  • Barrallier WaterNSW freehold lands

 

Please note that these parks will be open for weekends during this period.

 

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the local park office (02) 4720 6200.

Applies from Thu 29 Feb 2024, 7.25pm to Fri 30 Aug 2024, 7.27pm. Last reviewed: Wed 17 Apr 2024, 7.00pm

Other planned events: NOTICE OF 1080 BAITING Mount Canobolas State Conservation Area

The NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) will be conducting a baiting program which will include the placement of ground baits and the use of Canid Pest Ejectors (CPE’s) containing 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of foxes.

The program will be continuous and ongoing between 1 March 2024 to 31 August 2024 within Mount Canobolas State Conservation Area.

All baiting locations will be identifiable by signs.

Please be reminded that domestic pets are not permitted on NPWS Estate. Pets and property 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 reserve or baiting location.

In the event of accidental poisoning seek immediate veterinary assistance.

For further information please call Ranger Jack Fry at the NPWS Central West Area Office at Bathurst on 02 6332 7640 or email: npws.centralwest@environment.nsw.gov.au

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Applies from Fri 1 Mar 2024, 12.01am to Sat 31 Aug 2024, 11.59pm. Last reviewed: Tue 13 Feb 2024, 9.46am

Other planned events: Notice of 1080 baiting

The NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) will be conducting a baiting program using Canid Pest Ejectors (CPEs) and fresh meat baits containing 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of wild dogs and foxes. The 1080 bating program is ongoing and will continue to be conducted between 01 February 2024 and 31 August 2024 within Winburndale Nature Reserve. All baiting locations will be identifiable by signs.

Please be reminded that domestic pets are not permitted on NPWS estate. Pets and working dogs may be affected and must be restrained or muzzled in the vicinity of the nature reserve and must not enter the baiting location (as 1080 is lethal to cats and dogs). In the event of accidental poisoning seek immediate veterinary assistance.

For further information please contact the NPWS Central West Area office at Bathurst on (02) 6332 7640.

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Applies from Wed 15 Nov 2023, 8.00am to Thu 2 May 2024, 4.00pm. Last reviewed: Wed 7 Feb 2024, 11.01am

Closed areas: Southern loop section of Federal Falls Walking Track closed for maintenance

The southern loop section of Federal Falls walking track is closed for maintenance from 8am 15 November 2023 until 4pm 2 May 2024. 

During this time the Northern loop section is open providing access to Federal Falls. Signs will be in place to direct visitors to the correct section of track to use.

Penalties apply for non-compliance.

For further information, please contact the NPWS Central West Area office at Bathurst via email or phone 02 6332 7640.

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Applies from Mon 22 Jan 2024, 9.00am to Mon 22 Apr 2024, 4.00pm. Last reviewed: Mon 22 Jan 2024, 3.39pm

Other planned events: Weed spraying in Mount Canobolas State Conservation Area

Weed spraying contractors and NPWS staff will be targeting weeds in the Mount Canobolas State Conservation Area form Monday 22 January 2024 to Monday 22 April 2024.

Visitors are advised to be cautious as roads and walking tracks may be affected by contractor movements.

Do not pick and eat blackberries during this herbicide application period.

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Applies from Thu 2 Nov 2023, 9.25am to Thu 2 May 2024, 9.00am. Last reviewed: Wed 28 Feb 2024, 6.07pm

Other planned events: Notice of ongoing 1080 baiting program

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) is conducting ongoing ground baiting program from Thursday 2 November 2023 to Wednesday 1 May 2024 in the following areas:

  • Abercrombie River National Park
  • Abercrombie River State Conservation Area
  • Kanangra-Boyd National Park
  • Blue Mountains National Park (southern section)
  • Wollemi National Park (Wolgan Valley area)
  • Gardens of Stone National Park
  • Jenolan Karst Conservation Area
  • Turon National Park
  • Marrangaroo National Park

The operation will use 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.

For more information, contact the NPWS Kanangra area office at Oberon on 02 6336 6200.

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Applies from Mon 7 Aug 2023, 11.49am to Thu 1 Aug 2024, 11.49am. Last reviewed: Wed 14 Feb 2024, 3.59pm

Closed areas: Craigmoor is usually closed to the public.

Craigmoor is usually closed to the public, however, tours may run during special events.  See the website or contact local office for information.

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Applies from Wed 6 Jul 2022, 2.56pm. Last reviewed: Tue 13 Jun 2023, 8.11am

Safety alerts: Golden Gully track access

Golden Gully will be closed to users when weather forecasts predict 20mm or more of rainfall within a 24 hour period. Erosion and hazards may be present within the gully during and following significant and prolonged periods of rainfall. Please take care and follow on site signage.

For more information contact the NPWS Hill End Historic Site office on 02 6370 9050.

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For the latest updates on fires, closures and other alerts in this area, see https://www.nationalparks.nsw.gov.au/camping-and-accommodation/accommodation/hill-end-pines-cottage/local-alerts

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