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Abercrombie Caves campground

Abercrombie Karst Conservation Reserve

Closed due to current alerts 

Current alerts in this area

Last reviewed: Wed 5 August 2020, 3.16pm

Applies from Thu 26 Mar 2020, 2.47pm. Last reviewed: Wed 5 Aug 2020, 3.16pm.

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

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

Applies from Wed 25 Mar 2020, 10.44am. Last reviewed: Wed 25 Mar 2020, 10.44am.

Closed parks: Abercrombie Karst Conservation Reserve closed

Abercrombie Karst Conservation Reserve is currently closed. Do not enter this park. Penalties apply for non-compliance.

Upcoming management events

Upcoming management events
Date Event Title
17 August 2020 Closed parks Park closed for aerial pest animal control program Details

Applies from Mon 17 Aug 2020, 8.00am to Fri 28 Aug 2020, 5.30pm. Last reviewed: Tue 11 Aug 2020, 12.29pm

The following national parks and conversation reserves are closed from 7am, Monday 17 August to 4.30pm, Friday 28 August 2020 due to an aerial pest control operation:

  • Turon National Park
  • Mares Forest National Park
  • Abercrombie River National Park
  • Abercrombie, and Wombeyan Karst Conservation Reserves
  • Yerranderie Regional Park and Yerranderie State Conservation Area 

This operation forms part of the Department of Planning, Industry and Environment’s Wildlife and Conservation Bushfire Recovery immediate response.

Pest animals to be controlled include wild dogs, foxes, feral pigs, goats and deer. 

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information on this program please contact the NPWS Kanangra area office on 02 6336 6200.

Details

Nearby alerts

Applies from Thu 26 Mar 2020, 2.47pm. Last reviewed: Wed 5 Aug 2020, 3.16pm

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

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 Thu 31 Dec 2020, 7.52am. Last reviewed: Wed 15 Jul 2020, 10.40am

Other planned events: 1080 wild dog and fox control program

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) will be conducting a strategic baiting program for the control of wild dogs and foxes. The operation will involve the use of meat, manufactured products and Canid Pest Ejectors (CPE’s) containing 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison. The program will be continuous and ongoing from Monday 27 July to Thursday 31 December 2020 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 1 Jul 2020, 9.58am to Thu 31 Dec 2020, 9.58am. Last reviewed: Fri 24 Jul 2020, 11.57am

Other planned events: Notice of 1080 baiting

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) is conducting a baiting program using CPEs containing 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of wild dogs.

The program is ongoing from Wednesday 1 July 2020 until Thursday 31 December 2020 in the following parks and reserves:

  • Abercrombie River National Park
  • Blue Mountains National Park (Including Bullnigang and Millnigang trails)

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 office on 02 6336 6200.

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Applies from Thu 4 Jun 2020, 3.33pm. Last reviewed: Thu 4 Jun 2020, 3.52pm

Other planned events: Abercrombie River National Park - campground bookings

If you plan to stay at an NPWS campground after 1 June 2020 you'll need to make a booking first. This also applies to campgrounds that did not require bookings previously.

If you can't find your preferred campground on a webpage for Abercrombie River National Park, please check this list of lesser-known campgrounds and make your booking.

If you're still unable to find your preferred campground phone 1300 072 757.

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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/campgrounds/abercrombie-caves-campground/local-alerts

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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Emergency services

For all NSW fires visit the Rural Fire Service

For the latest information on wildfires in your area please contact the NSW Rural Fire Service.

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Amenities block and grassy campsites at Abercrombie Caves campground. Photo: Stephen Babka/DPIE