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Womerah Range trail

Sydney and surrounds, North Coast

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Current alerts in this area

Last reviewed: Sat 27 May 2023, 5.19pm

Applies from Sat 27 May 2023, 4.45pm to Fri 16 Jun 2023, 6.00pm. Last reviewed: Sat 27 May 2023, 5.19pm.

Closed areas: Areas closed for aerial pest control operation

Some areas in this park are closed from 7am, Tuesday 13 June to 6pm, Friday 16 June 2023 for an aerial pest control operation. The closed areas are:

  • Manobalai NR
    • Whole reserve
  • Wollemi NP
    • Commission Road between Winters Run and Appletree Flat and remote areas to the east
    • Box Tree Clearing area including Wollemi Creek
    • Mellong Swamps area including Kings Waterhole Trail and Putty Creek
  • Parr SCA
    • Womerah Range Trail
    • Mellong Swamps area
  • Yengo NP
    • Remote area east of Bulga Trail
    • Remote area north of Old Settlers Trail
    • Big Yengo visitor areas
    • Remote areas around MacDonald River
    • Mellong Swamps area including all trails off Putty Trail

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

Applies from Fri 5 May 2023, 2.31pm to Sat 1 Jul 2023, 2.31pm. Last reviewed: Fri 5 May 2023, 2.35pm.

Other planned events: Notice of 1080 aerial baiting program

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) is conducting an aerial baiting program in Dharug National Park (NP), Manobalai Nature Reserve (NR), Parr State Conservation Area (SCA), Wollemi NP, Wollemi SCA and Yengo NP from Monday 22nd May 2023 to Friday 2nd June 2023.

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.

Please contact the NPWS Bulga office for more information on 02 6574 5555

Nearby alerts

Applies from Wed 12 Apr 2023, 1.36pm to Sat 30 Sep 2023, 5.00pm. Last reviewed: Fri 2 Jun 2023, 2.03pm

Closed areas: Roads and walking track closures

The following areas are closed for walking track upgrade works from May to the end of September 2023:

  • Glow Worm Tunnel Road from the gate near Galah Mountain intersection 
  • Glow Worm Tunnel carpark
  • Glow Worm Tunnel walking tracks
  • Old Coach Road carpark
  • Old Coach Road
  • Dry Canyon
  • Tiger Snake Canyon access track 

There is no access to Glow Worm Tunnel walking tracks during this time.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the local NPWS office on 02 6336 6200.

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Applies from Sat 9 Apr 2022, 1.03pm. Last reviewed: Thu 1 Jun 2023, 7.10pm

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

  • Furber Steps, Round walk and Underfalls track are closed from Wednesday 24 May 2023 for upgrade works.
  • Honeymoon Bridge is closed due to rockfall risk.
  • Honeymoon Point lookout is closed due to upgrade works.
  • Lone Lyrebird track is closed between Gordon Road and the War Memorial, due to subsidence. Detour is in place.
  • Lyrebird Dell walking track is closed due to track maintenance. 
  • Leura Cascades/Fern Bower Circuit has a minor detour due to a landslide on Prince Henry Cliff walk. You must return via Leura Cascades track.  
  • Prince Henry Cliff walk is closed between Gordon Falls lookout and Olympian lookout, due to landslides. Visit the Blue Mountains City Council website for information.  
  • Leura Cascades picnic area is closed to vehicles. Visit the Blue Mountains City Council website for information. 
  • Wollumai lookout between Cliff View lookout and Echo Point, Katoomba is closed for upgrade works.
  • Glenraphael Drive is closed due to major subsidence. Narrow Neck, Ruined Castle and Golden Stairs are accessible to pedestrians and cyclists from Narrow Neck lookout on Cliff Drive.
  • Tallawalla lookout is closed for upgrade works.
  • Part of Lindeman Pass is closed due to a major landslide below Gladstone lookout. 
  • Mt Hay Road closed to vehicles, pedestrians and cyclists from Monday 22 May to Friday 9 June 2023 to allow for roadworks. This prevents access to Lockleys Pylon, Fortress Ridge, Butterbox Point and Mt Hay. Access available on weekends.  

Wentworth Falls

  • No access to the top and middle of Wentworth Falls, Rocket Point and Weeping Rock walking track, Chester Road and Little Switzerland Fire Trial due to Hazard Reduction Burning from Saturday 3rd June 2023 until areas are declared safe.  
  • Hut is closed for renovations and is due to open late 2023. 
  • 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 is closed where it traverses council-managed land due to upgrades. Visit the Blue Mountains City Council website for information.
  • National Pass is closed due to landslide.
  • Wentworth Pass is closed due to landslide.
  • Ingar Road is closed where it traverses private property at the western end. You can walk in to Ingar campground via Andersons or Bedford Roads.

Blackheath, Mount Victoria and Bells Line of Road

  • No vehicle access to Pt Pilcher Lookout/ fire trail  or Juggler canyon from Thursday 1st June 2023 to allow for helicopter operations. Area remains open to pedestrians.  
  • Govetts Leap lookout and picnic area are closed for major upgrade work (opening early June 2023).  
  • Govetts Creek access routes including Horse track, Govetts Leap descent and Rodriguez Pass (Bridal Veil Falls) are closed due to landslides.
  • Pulpit walking track is closed from Cripps lookout to Pulpit Rock lookout. Visit the Blue Mountains City Council website for further information.
  • Perrys Lookdown campground is closed.
  • Horse track and Rodriguez Pass are closed due to rock falls and landslides. Entry is not permitted due to serious risk of injury or death. Entry is not permitted into the Grose Valley from Govetts Leap, Evans lookout, Grand Canyon track, or South of Acacia Flat.
  • Medlow Airstrip trail is closed to walkers and cyclists from Thursday 11 May to Friday 16 June 2023 due to fire trail maintenance works.

Woodford, Lawson, Springwood

Empire Pass is closed for track maintenance.  

Canyons and rock climbing

Climbing and canyoning areas in the Blue Mountains are open unless the access road is closed or the site is listed in this alert.

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

Applies from Sat 27 May 2023, 4.45pm to Fri 16 Jun 2023, 6.00pm. Last reviewed: Sat 27 May 2023, 5.19pm

Closed areas: Areas closed for aerial pest control operation

Some areas in this park are closed from 7am, Tuesday 13 June to 6pm, Friday 16 June 2023 for an aerial pest control operation. The closed areas are:

  • Manobalai NR
    • Whole reserve
  • Wollemi NP
    • Commission Road between Winters Run and Appletree Flat and remote areas to the east
    • Box Tree Clearing area including Wollemi Creek
    • Mellong Swamps area including Kings Waterhole Trail and Putty Creek
  • Parr SCA
    • Womerah Range Trail
    • Mellong Swamps area
  • Yengo NP
    • Remote area east of Bulga Trail
    • Remote area north of Old Settlers Trail
    • Big Yengo visitor areas
    • Remote areas around MacDonald River
    • Mellong Swamps area including all trails off Putty Trail

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

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Applies from Mon 29 May 2023, 8.00am to Fri 30 Jun 2023, 1.41pm. Last reviewed: Fri 26 May 2023, 1.49pm

Other planned events: Notice of 1080 ground baiting program

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) is conducting a ground baiting program in Wollemi National Park and Manobalai Nature Reserve from Monday 29th May 2023 to Friday 30th June 2023.

 

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.

Please contact the local Bulga NPWS area office for more information on (02) 6574 5555.

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Applies from Wed 2 Feb 2022, 9.20am to Sun 31 Dec 2023, 11.59pm. Last reviewed: Fri 26 May 2023, 1.40pm

Closed areas: Roads closed due to flood damage

The following roads in this park are closed due to storm and flood damage:

  • California trail - closed until late December 2023
  • Martindale trail - closed until November 2023
  • Hunter Main trail:
    • Sheepskin Hut trail to Raspberry Junction - OPEN
    • Raspberry Junction to Three Ways - closed until August 2023
  • Mellong Range trail - OPEN

Visitor areas that are currently closed include:

  • California Hut - closed until late August 2023
  • Sheepskin Hut - OPEN

Gates have been locked, and signs are in place on closed roads. Expected reopening times are subject to weather delays.

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

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Applies from Mon 15 May 2023, 9.00am to Fri 30 Jun 2023, 11.59pm. Last reviewed: Thu 25 May 2023, 1.13pm

Closed areas: Deer and Pig Thermal Control Program

Nullo Mountain area of Wollemi National Park and Capertee National Park will have remote areas closed from 8pm to 4am each night for thermal pest control.  

 

Each closed area will have closure signs placed at each public entry point.  There is no entry into the closed areas.

 

This program does not affect campground or hard roofed accommodation bookings in Capertee NP.

 

For more information please call the Mudgee Area office on 02 6370 9000

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Applies from Thu 25 May 2023, 11.02am to Fri 30 Jun 2023, 5.00pm. Last reviewed: Thu 25 May 2023, 11.08am

Closed areas: Marramarra Ridge and Marramarra Creek trail closures

Trail work on both the Marramarra Ridge and Marramarra Creek trails will commence form Monday 29 May 2023 until Friday 30 June 2023. There will be no vehicle or pedestrian access to these trails on weekdays. The trails will be open for weekend access only during these dates. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the local NPWS office on (02) 8448 0400.

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Applies from Tue 11 Apr 2023, 2.16pm to Fri 23 Jun 2023, 5.00pm. Last reviewed: Wed 24 May 2023, 9.00am

Closed parks: Park Closed

Abercrombie River National Park is closed for trail repairs until Friday 23 June 2023. Bummaroo Ford Campground remains open. 

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, call the local NPWS office on 02 6336 6200.

Applies from Thu 18 May 2023, 12.26pm to Fri 25 Aug 2023, 12.27pm. Last reviewed: Thu 18 May 2023, 12.29pm

Closed areas: Mt Cameron Trail Closure Bypass

Mount Cameron Trail access is available via Deep Pass North bypass.

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Applies from Thu 18 May 2023, 7.26am to Fri 16 Jun 2023, 7.27am. Last reviewed: Fri 26 May 2023, 7.31am

Closed areas: Part Koolewong Flora Reserve closed for ground pest control operation

Some areas in this Flora Reserve are closed from 8am Friday, Thursday 1 June to 8am, Friday 16 June 2023 for a ground pest control operation. The closed areas are:

  • part of the Old Great North Road
  • Blue Door Point Fire Trail

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the NPWS Wollemi/Yengo area office on 02 6574 5555.

Applies from Fri 12 May 2023, 11.37am to Sat 1 Jul 2023, 11.37am. Last reviewed: Fri 12 May 2023, 11.44am

Other planned events: Notice of 1080 aerial baiting program

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) is conducting an aerial baiting program in Wollemi National Park from Monday 22nd May 2023 to Friday 2nd June 2023.

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 the 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 local NPWS area office for more information:

Mudgee 02 6370 9000

Oberon 02 6336 6200

Bulga 02 6574 5555

Glenbrook 02 4720 6200

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Applies from Thu 6 Oct 2022, 9.54am to Thu 30 Nov 2023, 12.00pm. Last reviewed: Fri 12 May 2023, 9.31am

Closed areas: Newnes campground closed due to landslide at Wolgan Gap

Newnes campground, including Newnes Industrial Ruins, is closed until further notice due to road collapse and continuing land slip risk at Wolgan Gap following recent heavy rain.

This road is managed by Lithgow Council. Information updates will be posted when available.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact Lithgow Council on 02 6354 9999. 

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Applies from Mon 1 May 2023, 7.30am to Thu 2 Nov 2023, 11.59pm. Last reviewed: Mon 8 May 2023, 10.27am

Other planned events: Notice of ongoing 1080 program

From Tuesday 2 May 2023 to Thursday 2 November 2023 NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) is conducting ongoing ground baiting program 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 Fri 5 May 2023, 2.48pm to Sat 1 Jul 2023, 2.48pm. Last reviewed: Fri 5 May 2023, 2.53pm

Other planned events: Notice of 1080 aerial baiting program

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) is conducting an aerial baiting program in Abercrombie River National Park (NP), Blue Mountains NP, Gardens of Stone NP, Jenolan Karst Conservation Area (KCA), Kanangra-Boyd NP, Mares Forest NP, Turon NP and Wollemi NP from Monday 22nd May 2023 to Friday 2nd June 2023.

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.

Please contact the local NPWS Oberon office for more information on 02 6336 6200

Applies from Fri 5 May 2023, 2.31pm to Sat 1 Jul 2023, 2.31pm. Last reviewed: Fri 5 May 2023, 2.35pm

Other planned events: Notice of 1080 aerial baiting program

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) is conducting an aerial baiting program in Dharug National Park (NP), Manobalai Nature Reserve (NR), Parr State Conservation Area (SCA), Wollemi NP, Wollemi SCA and Yengo NP from Monday 22nd May 2023 to Friday 2nd June 2023.

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.

Please contact the NPWS Bulga office for more information on 02 6574 5555

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Applies from Mon 23 May 2022, 10.55am to Thu 30 Nov 2023, 10.55am. Last reviewed: Sun 28 May 2023, 7.13pm

Closed areas: Glow Worm Tunnel access

There is no access to Glow Worm Tunnel walking track from the Wolgan Valley, Pagoda track or Old Coach Road carpark. This closure remains in place until further notice.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the NPWS Oberon area office on 02 6336 6200.

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Applies from Wed 23 Nov 2022, 2.08pm. Last reviewed: Mon 23 Jan 2023, 9.41am

Closed areas: Wheeny Creek campground - Boobook section closed

The Boobook campground and picnic area within Wheeny Creek campground has closed due to flood damage. Please note that the rest of Wheeny Creek precinct remains open for bookings.  Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the local NPWS office on 4720-6200.

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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/things-to-do/cycling-trails/womerah-range-trail/local-alerts

Park info

  • in Yengo National Park in the Sydney and surrounds and North Coast regions
  • Yengo National Park is always open, but may have to close at times due to poor weather or fire danger.

    The Big Yango precinct of the park is within locked gates and requires a permit to enter.

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Emergency services

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

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