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Blue Gum Flat campground

Morton National Park

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Current alerts in this area

Last reviewed: Wed 21 February 2024, 12.26pm

Applies from Wed 20 Dec 2023, 1.51pm. Last reviewed: Wed 21 Feb 2024, 12.26pm.

Other incidents: Alternate vehicle access to Blue Gum Flat

"Northern section of Clyde Ridge Road is closed due to bridge works, affecting vehicle access to Pigeon House Mountain Didthul, Blue Gum Flat, Yadboro Flat and Long Gully.

The alternate route from the east is via Brooman Road, Flat Rock Road, Clyde Ridge Road, then Yadboro Road. This adds approximately 20 minutes extra travel time, each way."

Nearby alerts

Applies from Mon 14 Feb 2022, 2.02pm. Last reviewed: Mon 26 Feb 2024, 10.32am

Other planned events: Notice of ongoing 1080 baiting

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) will be conducting a baiting program using meat baits and canid pest ejectors containing 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of wild dogs and foxes. The program will be ongoing until Friday 20 September 2024 in the following areas:

  • Tallaganda National Park
  • Tallaganda State Conservation Area
  • Gourock National Park

All baiting locations will be identifiable 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 location. In the event of accidental poisoning seek immediate veterinary assistance.

For further information please call NPWS Queanbeyan area office on 02 6229 7166.

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Applies from Wed 21 Feb 2024, 3.37pm to Fri 21 Feb 2025, 3.55pm. Last reviewed: Wed 21 Feb 2024, 3.59pm

Other planned events: Notice of ongoing 1080 pest management baiting program

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) is conducting an ongoing ground baiting program from Monday 26 February 2024 to Friday 21 February 2025. The operation will use 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of Wild Dogs and foxes.
The program will take place in:

  • Morton National Park (south of Braidwood Road)

- Sasafrass area 

- Endrick River/Alum Creek/Redground area (Nerriga)

- Little Forest/Tianjara area

-12 Mile Road area

- Croobyar and Kingiman area (Milton)

 

  • Bees Nest Nature Reserve
  • Conjola National Park
  • Murramarang National Park

 

The program is designed to minimise predator impacts on stock and wildlife, especially threatened species.

Signs will be placed at the entry to the baiting locations. 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.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For further information call the NPWS Ulladulla area office on 02 44549500.

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Applies from Wed 24 Sep 2014, 10.00am. Last reviewed: Mon 19 Feb 2024, 11.10am

Safety alerts: Trailer access prohibited on some fire trails

Within Deua National Park some trails are not suitable for trailer access. National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) has had advisory signs in place to encourage people towing 4WD trailers to avoid some of the steeper, harder-to-maintain trails in the park. Inappropriate use of signposted trails by 4WDs towing trailers is continuing, and is causing ongoing damage. Therefore, NPWS has prohibited the use of trailers on the following trails in Deua National Park:

  • Dampier Mountain trail
  • Oulla Creek trail
  • Minuma Range trail
  • Merricumbene trail
  • Mongamula trail
  • Dry Creek trail

It is now an offence to tow trailers on these trails. The penalty for towing trailers on these trails is a $300 penalty infringement notice, or higher if the matter is taken to court. 

By keeping trailers away from these identified trails, you benefit everyone by reducing:

  • the safety risk to yourself and others
  • damage to the park environment and your assets
  • park maintenance costs. 

Trailer access to Bendethera is still available from Moruya via Little Sugarloaf Road and Bendethera trail. From Braidwood, this increases travel time by about 30 minutes to 1 hour.

For more information, please contact NPWS Narooma on 02 4476 0800.

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Applies from Mon 12 Feb 2024, 6.00am to Sun 30 Jun 2024, 10.00am. Last reviewed: Wed 7 Feb 2024, 12.28pm

Other planned events: Notice of 1080 ground baiting program

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) is conducting an ongoing ground baiting program from Thursday 12 February 2024 to Sunday 30 June 2024. The operation will use 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of feral animals.

The program will take place in the following reserves:

  • Bungonia National Park
  • Bungonia State Conservation Area
  • Nadgigomar Nature Reserve
  • Tarlo River National Park

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 NPWS Fitzroy Falls area office on 02 4887 8244 or email npws.illawarrahighlands@environment.nsw.gov.au for more information.

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Applies from Wed 20 Dec 2023, 1.47pm. Last reviewed: Wed 21 Feb 2024, 12.27pm

Other incidents: Alternate vehicle access to Pigeon House Mountain Didthul

 

"Northern section of Clyde Ridge Road is closed due to bridge works, affecting vehicle access to Pigeon House Mountain Didthul, Blue Gum Flat, Yadboro Flat and Long Gully.

The alternate route from the east is via Brooman Road, Flat Rock Road, Clyde Ridge Road, then Yadboro Road. This adds approximately 20 minutes extra travel time, each way."

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Applies from Tue 2 Jan 2024, 2.14pm. Last reviewed: Tue 2 Jan 2024, 3.21pm

Safety alerts: River crossing to access Big Hole walking track - extreme caution advised

Access to The Big Hole walking track requires a river crossing of the Shoalhaven River.

During periods of rain, water levels of the river crossing may become too deep and fast flowing to pass, and extreme caution is advised. Visitors should not attempt crossing the river during major weather events or during prolonged periods of rain, when river levels can rise rapidly.

NPWS advises walkers to plan ahead and check the river levels in real time at NSW Office of Water - Real Time Water Data (waternsw.com.au) before setting out.

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Applies from Fri 13 Oct 2023, 1.08pm to Sun 30 Jun 2024, 1.11pm. Last reviewed: Mon 26 Feb 2024, 9.00am

Other planned events: Notice of 1080 ongoing baiting program

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) is conducting an ongoing ground baiting program from Saturday 1 July 2023 to Sunday 30 June 2024. The operation will use 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of foxes.
The program will take place in:

  • Beowa National Park
  • Bournda National Park
  • Bournda Nature Reserve 
  • Deua National Park
  • Eurobodalla National Park
  • Mimosa Rocks National Park
  • Monga National Park and State Conservation Area
  • South East Forest National Park (Yowaka Section and North of Snowy Mountain Hwy)
  • Wadbilliga National Park

The program is designed to minimise predator impacts on wildlife, especially threatened species. 

Signs will be placed at the entry to the baiting locations. 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.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For further information call the NPWS Merimbula area office on 02 6495 5000.

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Applies from Wed 20 Dec 2023, 1.54pm. Last reviewed: Wed 21 Feb 2024, 12.27pm

Other incidents: Alternate vehicle access to Long Gully

"Northern section of Clyde Ridge Road is closed due to bridge works, affecting vehicle access to Pigeon House Mountain Didthul, Blue Gum Flat, Yadboro Flat and Long Gully.

The alternate route from the east is via Brooman Road, Flat Rock Road, Clyde Ridge Road, then Yadboro Road. This adds approximately 20 minutes extra travel time, each way."

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Applies from Fri 30 Jun 2023, 1.41pm. Last reviewed: Tue 5 Dec 2023, 9.46am

Closed areas: Penance Grove Boardwalk & Walking Track Closed Permanently

Due to extensive damage to infrastructure and trees during the 2019/2020 fires, the Penance Grove Boardwalk and Walking Track have been permanently closed.  Any reference to these areas on third party websites is old content and now incorrect.  Due to the extent of damage and complete loss of all infrastructure, there are currently no plans to reinstate the area.

 

The Corn Trail walking track, Dasyurus picnic area and Mongarlowe River picnic area all remain available. 

 

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Applies from Thu 9 Nov 2023, 10.51am. Last reviewed: Thu 9 Nov 2023, 10.55am

Other incidents: No access to Cooma Road from Fairfield Fire Trail

Please note - There is no access to Cooma Road from Fairfield Firetrail. Access via Mackeys lane is private property and not permitted.

For more information, contact the local NPWS office - 02 4476 0800

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Applies from Tue 1 Dec 2020, 12.01am. Last reviewed: Thu 14 Dec 2023, 9.56am

Closed areas: Bendethera Caves Walking Track and Caves Access is Closed

Bendethera Caves walking track and caves access is closed until further notice due to ongoing bushfire and flood recovery works - all track markers were destroyed by fire. It's dangerous to walk off designated tracks in Karst areas. Please do not enter this area.

Please follow the directions on closure signs and do not enter any cordoned-off areas.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For any further information, please contact the NPWS Narooma area office on 02 4476 0800.

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Applies from Thu 18 Nov 2021, 10.47am. Last reviewed: Mon 12 Feb 2024, 7.26am

Closed areas: Toorooroo campground closed due to damage

Toorooroo campground is closed due to fire and flood damage. Please check back for updates.

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

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Applies from Fri 18 Nov 2022, 3.01pm. Last reviewed: Mon 12 Feb 2024, 9.00am

Safety alerts: Bendethera Valley Campground - Safety Alert

Please use extreme caution if traversing the river crossings and check weather conditions regularly prior to your trip in this area.

During periods of rain, water levels of the river crossings in to the Bendethera Valley campgrounds may become too deep and fast flowing to pass, and extreme caution is advised. Visitors should not attempt crossing the river in vehicles to access the campgrounds during major weather events or during prolonged periods of rain, when river levels can rise rapidly. It is never safe to drive, ride or walk through flood waters. You should check the weather forecast and NPWS website for advice prior to setting out to this remote campground, and if severe weather is forecast, reconsider your trip.

For assistance during severe weather visit the NSW SES website. In life-threatening situations call emergency services on Triple Zero (000).

 

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Applies from Thu 5 May 2022, 3.44pm. Last reviewed: Fri 9 Feb 2024, 9.36am

Safety alerts: Wet and muddy roads

Unsealed roads and vehicle tracks in Murramarang National Park may have significant erosion and damaged sections. A high clearance vehicle and/or 4WD may be required.

North Head Road and the Old Coast Road remain suitable for 2WD vehicles. Road conditions may change at short notice. Take care and drive safely.

For more information, contact the local NPWS office.

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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/blue-gum-flat-campground/local-alerts

Park info

  • in Morton National Park in the South Coast and Country NSW regions
  • Morton National Park is always open but may have to close at times due to poor weather or fire danger.

    Parts of the south-eastern area of this park were once used for military training and may contain unexploded artillery shells. These areas have restrictions in place for your safety.

  • Park entry fees: 

    Fitzroy Falls: $4 per vehicle per day. Bundanoon area: $8 per vehicle per day. The park has pay machines - cash and cards accepted.

    Buy annual pass
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Emergency services

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