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Jenolan Caves cottages

Jenolan Karst Conservation Reserve

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Date Event Title
16 June 2021 Closed parks Park closed for aerial pest control program Details

Applies from Wed 16 Jun 2021, 7.00am to Wed 16 Jun 2021, 11.00am. Last reviewed: Tue 15 Jun 2021, 2.06pm

Jenolan Caves Karst Conservation Reserve is closed from 7am to 11am Wednesday 16 June 2021 for an aerial pest animal control operation. Jenolan Caves businesses and tours will be open and run as normal after 11am.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the local park office at Kanangra Area on 02 6336 6200.

 

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Applies from Mon 14 Jun 2021, 8.00am to Sat 26 Jun 2021, 9.00am. Last reviewed: Thu 10 Jun 2021, 5.02pm

Closed parks: Park closed for aerial pest control operation

Kanangra-Boyd National Park is closed for an aerial pest control operation during the following periods:

  • From 8am Monday 14 June to 9am Saturday 19 June 2021
  • From 8am Monday 21 June to 9am Saturday 26 June 2021

Kanangra Walls Road will remain open.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the local park office at Kanangra Area on 02 6336 6200.

 

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Applies from Thu 13 May 2021, 8.00am to Wed 17 Nov 2021, 12.00am. Last reviewed: Tue 15 Jun 2021, 3.37pm

Other planned events: Notice of 1080 Baiting

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) will be conducting an ongoing aerial and ground baiting program in this park from Monday 17 May to Wednesday 17 November 2021. The operation will involve the use of meat baits, meat bait products and ejectors containing 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of wild dogs and foxes.

This program is designed to minimise the impact of foxes on wildlife, especially after the recent extensive bushfires, and to minimise the impact of wild dogs and foxes on neighbouring stock. This program is carried out as part of the following Blue Mountains Branch Pest Management Strategies: Western Hunter Wild Dog Management Plan, Central Hunter Wild Dog Management Plan & Post Fire Aerial Baiting Program.

All baiting locations will be identified by signs. Domestic pets are not permitted in NSW national parks and reserves. 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 locations. In the event of accidental poisoning seek immediate veterinary assistance.

For further information please email or call the NPWS Bulga Office on (02) 6574 5555

Applies from Fri 7 May 2021, 5.28pm to Wed 30 Jun 2021, 5.30pm. Last reviewed: Mon 17 May 2021, 12.40pm

Safety alerts: Jenolan Karst Conservation Reserve open - Restricted vehicle access

The Jenolan Caves Visitor precinct will be opening from Monday 10 May 2021 under restricted conditions. 

Road Access

  • Transport For NSW have confirmed 2 Mile Road will reopen on Monday 10 May 2021 for public access up to Carpark 2.
  • There will be a gate just below Carpark 2 stopping any non-essential vehicles from accessing the site beyond this point.

Capacity

  • Transport For NSW has advised that 150 cars per day will be allowed to travel on 2 Mile Road. This capacity has been set based on the amount of traffic deemed safe to manage without traffic control. 
  • The 150 car capacity includes guest cars, staff cars, suppliers as well as contractors.
  • Based on average number of persons per car, 150 cars allowance, this will allow approximately 300-350 guests on site per day.

Guest Access

  • Pre-booking is mandatory, and there will be no entry to the site without a valid booking.
  • This will be communicated via Variable Message Sign (VMS) boards in Lithgow, Oberon, and at the Kanangra Walls Road turn off at the top of 2 Mile Road, as well as via social media and the Jenolan Caves website.
  • The VMS boards at the Lithgow turn-off and Oberon (where there is still reception) will outline that you need to have a valid ticket, and give you an opportunity to purchase a ticket before you arrive at the top of 2 Mile Road.
  • Jenolan Caves Management are aiming to have wifi at the top of the 2 Mile Road, so people who do not have a valid ticket can purchase before they drive down to Carpark 2. This service will not be available for the first opening period.

Cave tours

  • Baal, Orient, and Chifley Caves will be open for tours during three time slots.
  • Ticket booking is essential.

For more information, please visit the Jenolan Caves website.

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Applies from Fri 7 May 2021, 4.58pm to Wed 30 Jun 2021, 5.07pm. Last reviewed: Mon 17 May 2021, 12.40pm

Safety alerts: Six Foot track open - restricted vehicle movements at Jenolan Caves

The NPWS section of Six Foot track is open for walkers, however changed conditions exist at Jenolan Caves business precinct.

  • The 5 Mile is closed to all traffic, and the 2 Mile has restricted conditions.
  • Jenolan Caves are expected to reopen from Monday 10 May 2021

For the new access conditions to Jenolan Caves, including the collection of walkers from the NPWS section of Six Foot track, please review the information on the Jenolan Caves website.

Bookings will be mandatory with the Jenolan website. For further information regarding open sections of Six Foot track please call Crown Lands on 0436 650 493.

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Applies from Thu 22 Apr 2021, 1.41pm to Wed 30 Jun 2021, 1.42pm. Last reviewed: Sun 23 May 2021, 8.12am

Safety alerts: Advanced navigation skills required for remote walks

As a result of recent fire and flood impacts, many of the Kanangra-Boyd National Park traditional walking tracks will require advanced navigation skills to complete the walks.

Many of the remote walking tracks are impacted by vegetation regrowth and many tree hazards exist along the paths.

Traditional walking pads are now very hard to see and maps and GPS devices may be required to complete the walking tracks.

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Applies from Fri 26 Mar 2021, 3.55pm. Last reviewed: Mon 19 Apr 2021, 2.56pm

Safety alerts: Advanced navigation required for Kanangra to Katoomba (K2K) track

Kanangra to Katoomba (K2K) track has been damaged by fire, storms and flooding. The trail is overgrown with significant understorey brush and grass growth.

Fallen trees, vegetation covered loose rocks and burnt out stump holes may result in slips, trips and falls. Advanced navigation skills are required to undertake this trail.

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Applies from Thu 26 Mar 2020, 2.47pm. Last reviewed: Tue 4 May 2021, 12.20pm

Closed areas: Campgrounds closed

NPWS is working to reopen all campgrounds and accommodations where possible. However, some locations need to remain closed to ensure compliance with the current rules on public gatherings, or for other reasons such as fire or flood damage.

From 1 June 2020, all reopened campgrounds and campsites will require a booking to be made before you visit.

The closed campgrounds are:

  • Parr State Conservation Area
    • Heartbreak Hill campground
  • Wollemi National Park
    • Colo Meroo campground
  • Yengo National Park
    • Blue Gums campground
    • Mountain Arm campground
  • Kanangra-Boyd National Park
    • Dingo Dell

Penalties apply for non-compliance. Please check our COVID-19 update for more information.

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Applies from Wed 15 Jul 2020, 7.51am to Wed 30 Jun 2021, 7.52am. Last reviewed: Mon 25 Jan 2021, 11.46am

Other planned events: 1080 wild dog and fox control program

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) will be conducting a strategic ground and aerial baiting program for the control of wild dogs and foxes.

The operations will involve the use of meat, manufactured products and Canid Pest Ejectors (CPE’s) containing Poison 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate). The program will be continuous and ongoing from Thursday 31 December 2020 to Wednesday 30 June 2021 in the following parks, reserves and state conservation areas:

  • Abercrombie National Park and State Conservation Area
  • Gardens of Stone National Park
  • Wollemi National Park
  • Blue Mountains National Park
  • Turon National Park
  • Marrangaroo National Park
  • Mares Forest National Park
  • Kanangra-Boyd National Park
  • Jenolan Karst Conservation Reserve

These programs have been designed to meet NPWS priority conservation and state focused biosecurity issues. All baiting locations will be signposted.

Domestic pets are not permitted in NSW national parks and reserves. 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 further information, call the NPWS Kanangra area on 02 6336 6200.

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Applies from Wed 3 Jun 2020, 5.34pm. Last reviewed: Fri 10 Jul 2020, 2.43pm

Other planned events: Six Foot Track - camping registration

If you're planning to stay at a campground managed by Crown Lands (e.g. on Six Foot Track) from 1 June 2020, you now need to fill out the Crown reserves camping registration form.

To register fill in the online form and submit.

This link can be emailed or sent by text message. The form can be submitted on a smartphone or computer.

This is requiered to comply with the Public Health Order and COVID-19 Safety Plans.

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Local alerts

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

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