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Jenolan Mountain Lodge

Jenolan Karst Conservation Reserve

Current alerts in this area

Last reviewed: Wed 19 February 2020, 1.49pm

Applies from Thu 6 Feb 2020, 7.20pm to Sun 23 Feb 2020, 12.42pm. Last reviewed: Wed 19 Feb 2020, 1.49pm.

Closed parks: Jenolan Karst Conservation Reserve

Jenolan Karst Conservation Reserve is closed until Monday 24 February 2020. The recent bushfires and heavy rainfall may result in landslides and rockfalls reaching the road. 

Six Foot track remains closed between Guyvers Bridge to the Jenolan Caves (including Coxs River, Alum River and Black Range campgrounds). This is due to the dangerous conditions caused by recent rainfall and bushfire impacts causing land slips, track erosion and tree fall. Crown Lands contractors are busy working towards opening closed sections of the track before the end of February.

For further information visit the Jenolan Caves website or Live traffic NSW for updates on road conditions.

Applies from Mon 14 Oct 2019, 9.42am to Tue 31 Mar 2020, 9.39am. Last reviewed: Thu 5 Dec 2019, 3.19pm.

Fire bans: Park fire ban

A park fire ban is in place in this park and remains in effect unless otherwise extended or removed. During park fire ban periods, all campfire and solid fuel (wood, heat beads, charcoal, briquettes, hexamine) barbecues and stoves are prohibited. Gas and electric barbecues and cookers are permitted as long as:

  • They're under direct control of an adult
  • The ground within 2m of the barbecue is cleared of all flammable materials
  • There's an adequate supply of water (minimum of a bucket)

If a Total Fire Ban is in place, please contact the local park office before using a gas and or electric barbecue or cooker.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information about fire bans in parks and reserves including your responsibilities, visit the NSW National Parks fire safety page.

Nearby alerts

Applies from Wed 25 Dec 2019, 8.07pm. Last reviewed: Fri 21 Feb 2020, 6.09pm

Closed areas: Blue Mountains National Park - closed areas

The following areas of Blue Mountains National Park remain closed due to the bushfire and/or flood damage and associated hazards:

Katoomba area

  • Kings Tableland Road from Queen Victoria Hospital to McMahons Point including Andersons fire trail and cycle route
  • Wentworth Pass, National Pass and Valley of Waters tracks where floods have damaged creek crossings.
  • Dardanelles Pass where landslides have destroyed the track
  • Prince Henry (between Solitary Restaurant and Tarpeian Rock) and Leura Cascades track due to landslides and flood damage.
  • Charles Darwin walk. Visit the Blue Mountains City Council website for information
  • Kedumba and Ruined Castle campgrounds
  • Ruined Castle, Golden Stairs, Tarros Ladders, or Mount Solitary routes
  • Rock climbing areas around the Grose and Narrowneck (all burnt sites including Bowens Creek, Bell Super-crag and Diamond Falls)
  • Wild Dog Mountains routes (including Kanangra to Katoomba, Breakfast Creek, Mobbs Swamp, Katoomba to Mittagong, Coxs River, Yellow Pup Spur
  • The Six Foot track remains closed between Black Range campground to the Jenolan Caves due to dangerous conditions caused by the recent rainfall event that has exacerbated the recent bushfire impacts causing land slips, track erosion and dangerous trees. Crown Lands contractors are busy working towards opening the last short section of track before the end of the February.

Blackheath area

  • Some access roads and lookouts around the Grose Valley (including Mount Hay, Victoria Falls and Point Pilcher.
  • Access tracks into and around the Grose Valley (including Perrys, Mount Banks, Mount Hay, Flat Top, Pierces Pass (Hungerfords), Lockleys Pylon, Victoria Falls Road and walking track and Rodriguez Pass).
  • Green Gully (Dunphys) and Acacia Flat campgrounds.
  • Walking tracks around Blackheath (including Walls Cave, Hanging Rock/Burramoko, Popes Glen, Cliff Top, Rodriguez Pass, Bridal Veil Falls, Braeside walk, Pulpit Rock, and Western Rim)

Glenbrook

  • Due to damage sustained through the flooding, the causeway will be closed to vehicles (pedestrians and cyclists can still go across the causeway - caution is advised due to damage of the normal footpath) Vehicles will only be able to drive to the Jelly Bean pool car park. See list of areas open to walkers/cyclists below.

Mount Wilson

  • Canyons around Mount Wilson, Bells Line of Road and Grose Valley (including all Wollongambe, Serendipity, all Bell Creek, all DuFaurs, all Bowens Creek, Claustral, Yileen, Birrabang, Dalpura, Hat Hill, Pilcher, Katoomba Creek, Fortress and Butterbox/Mount Hay).

Lower Grose area

  • Vale of Avoca lookouts, walking tracks and routes.
  • Burralow campground and surrounding area.

 

The following areas of Blue Mountains National Park are now open:

Katoomba area

  • Katoomba, Leura and Wentworth Falls lookouts and cliff top walking tracks (where not impacted by other closures)
  • Nellies Glen and Devils Hole
  • Six Foot track is currently open to walkers between the Explorers Tree at Katoomba and Black Range campground (including Coxs River, Alum River and Black Range campgrounds).
  • Conservation Hut cafe
  • Kedumba Valley Road to Sublime Point trail (and Sublime Point trail)
  • Narrow Neck cycle route and fire trail (no walking tracks or descents open)
  • Empress
  • Murphys and Ingar Camping Areas - walk in access only
  • Climbing and abseiling areas: Narrowneck, Malatia Point and Wall exiting east. Narrowneck unburnt areas.
  • Faulconbridge Point
  • Blue Gum swamp

Blackheath area

  • Grand Canyon
  • Hat Hill Road is now open to walkers and bike riders all the way to Perrys Lookdown lookout, and Perrys Lookdown camping area, in addition to Wind Eroded cave and Anvil Rock lookout 
  • Govetts Leap lookout and the Blue Mountains Heritage Information Centre, Fairfax track, Evans lookout, Braeside fire trail (not walk)
  • Bells Line lookouts and roads (including Mount Banks and Pierces Pass Roads, Banks Walls cycle and lookout, Walls lookout and Rigby Hill lookout and walk).

Glenbrook area

  • To cyclists/pedestrians only: Euroka, Mount Portal, Jellybean pool, Blue pool, Nepean lookout and fire trail, Redhands Cave and fire trail, Woodford-Oaks trail

 

NPWS will be progressing assessments, treating sites for tree hazards and undertaking minor repairs on damaged infrastructure over the next few months. Some tracks and sites may remain closed for longer periods where major infrastructure needs replacing.

To check which areas are closed, click the 'Show list' button on the Blue Mountains National Park page alert.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For further information call 1300 072 757 (13000 PARKS).

Applies from Thu 6 Feb 2020, 7.20pm to Sun 23 Feb 2020, 12.42pm. Last reviewed: Wed 19 Feb 2020, 1.49pm

Closed parks: Jenolan Karst Conservation Reserve

Jenolan Karst Conservation Reserve is closed until Monday 24 February 2020. The recent bushfires and heavy rainfall may result in landslides and rockfalls reaching the road. 

Six Foot track remains closed between Guyvers Bridge to the Jenolan Caves (including Coxs River, Alum River and Black Range campgrounds). This is due to the dangerous conditions caused by recent rainfall and bushfire impacts causing land slips, track erosion and tree fall. Crown Lands contractors are busy working towards opening closed sections of the track before the end of February.

For further information visit the Jenolan Caves website or Live traffic NSW for updates on road conditions.

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Applies from Wed 13 Nov 2019, 12.00pm. Last reviewed: Fri 21 Feb 2020, 4.31pm

Closed parks: Park closed due to fire and/or flood damage

This park is closed due to fire and/or flood damage. Do not enter this park. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information contact the local NPWS office.

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Applies from Mon 9 Sep 2019, 12.16pm to Tue 31 Mar 2020, 11.59pm. Last reviewed: Tue 18 Feb 2020, 5.26pm

Fire bans: Park fire ban

A park fire ban is in place in this park from Sunday 1 September 2019 and remains in effect until Tuesday 31 March 2020. During park fire ban periods, all campfire and solid fuel (wood, heat beads, charcoal, briquettes, hexamine) barbecues and stoves are prohibited. Gas and electric barbecues and cookers are permitted as long as:

  • They're under direct control of an adult
  • The ground within 2m of the barbecue is cleared of all flammable materials
  • There's an adequate supply of water (minimum of a bucket)

If a Total Fire Ban is in place, please contact the local park office before using a gas and or electric barbecue or cooker.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information about fire bans in parks and reserves including your responsibilities, visit the NSW National Parks fire safety page.

Applies from Mon 14 Oct 2019, 9.42am to Tue 31 Mar 2020, 9.39am. Last reviewed: Thu 5 Dec 2019, 3.19pm

Fire bans: Park fire ban

A park fire ban is in place in this park and remains in effect unless otherwise extended or removed. During park fire ban periods, all campfire and solid fuel (wood, heat beads, charcoal, briquettes, hexamine) barbecues and stoves are prohibited. Gas and electric barbecues and cookers are permitted as long as:

  • They're under direct control of an adult
  • The ground within 2m of the barbecue is cleared of all flammable materials
  • There's an adequate supply of water (minimum of a bucket)

If a Total Fire Ban is in place, please contact the local park office before using a gas and or electric barbecue or cooker.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information about fire bans in parks and reserves including your responsibilities, visit the NSW National Parks fire safety page.

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Applies from Thu 3 Oct 2019, 10.41am to Tue 31 Mar 2020, 10.42am. Last reviewed: Tue 1 Oct 2019, 11.09am

Other planned events: 1080 fox baiting program

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service is doing 1080 ground baiting of foxes in Jenolan Karst Conservation Reserve and the northern section of Kanangra-Boyd National Park.

This baiting program will run from Thursday 3 October 2019 to Tuesday 31 March 2020. It will reduce the impacts of foxes on native animals including the threatened brush-tailed rock wallaby.

There will be 1080 baiting signs at the entrance to baiting areas. Don't touch baits or ejector devices. Some baits may be buried. Penalties apply for non-compliance.

Domestic pets, including dogs, are not permitted in national parks or reserves. 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) baits are lethal to domestic dogs and cats. Restrain working and assistance dogs to ensure that they don't enter the baiting areas. If you need your dogs to work in the baiting area, we suggest muzzling them. In the event of accidental poisoning, seek immediate veterinary advice.

For more information, contact the local park office on: 02 6336 6200 or 1300 072 757 after hours.

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Applies from Wed 3 Jul 2019, 9.09am. Last reviewed: Mon 5 Aug 2019, 11.22am

Safety alerts: Plateau walking track - detour around unsafe bridge

A short section of Plateau walking track is closed due to an unsafe bridge. Walkers can take a 25m detour across natural rock surfaces to avoid any danger. Please follow the directions of the signs in place and use the marked detour route.

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Applies from Tue 25 Sep 2018, 11.50am. Last reviewed: Fri 15 Feb 2019, 12.30pm

Closed areas: Bicentennial trail closed

Bicentennial trail is closed due to drought conditions. Crown Lands has advised the Office of Environment and Heritage (NSW National Parks) that, due to lack of water and feed, it is strongly advised that visitors do not undertake the trek along the trail with horses. 

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 https://www.nationalparks.nsw.gov.au/camping-and-accommodation/accommodation/jenolan-mountain-lodge/local-alerts

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Jenolan River walking track, Jenolan Karst Conservation Reserve. Photo: Jenolan Caves Trust/DPIE