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Coast to the Highlands scenic drive – Kangaroo Valley

South Coast, Country NSW

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Current alerts in this area

Last reviewed: Sat 30 September 2023, 4.18pm

Applies from Sun 1 Oct 2023, 12.00am to Sun 1 Oct 2023, 11.59pm. Last reviewed: Sat 30 Sep 2023, 4.18pm.

Fire bans: Total Fire Ban

A total fire ban has been declared by the NSW Rural Fire Service. The total fire ban applies for the entire 24-hour period. Total fire ban rules apply. This ban may be extended. Please continue to check this website. To find out where and when total fire bans are currently in effect, please visit the NSW Rural Fire Service.

Applies from Fri 29 Sep 2023, 12.00am. Last reviewed: Fri 29 Sep 2023, 2.09pm.

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, different rules apply. 

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 Sun 1 Oct 2023, 12.00am to Sun 1 Oct 2023, 11.59pm. Last reviewed: Sat 30 Sep 2023, 4.18pm

Fire bans: Total Fire Ban

A total fire ban has been declared by the NSW Rural Fire Service. The total fire ban applies for the entire 24-hour period. Total fire ban rules apply. This ban may be extended. Please continue to check this website. To find out where and when total fire bans are currently in effect, please visit the NSW Rural Fire Service.

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Applies from Fri 29 Sep 2023, 12.00am. Last reviewed: Fri 29 Sep 2023, 2.09pm

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, different rules apply. 

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 28 Sep 2023, 2.07pm to Fri 13 Oct 2023, 2.07pm. Last reviewed: Thu 28 Sep 2023, 2.13pm

Other planned events: Govetts Leap lookout car park closure

Govetts Leap lookout car park in Blue Mountains National Park, Blackheath is planned to close from Monday 9 October to Friday 13 October. 

The lookout, walking tracks and toilets will remain open with access along the Fairfax Heritage walking track from the Blue Mountains Heritage Centre.

Track closures are updated regularly. Check this alerts page for updates.

This work will complete the upgrade as part of the NSW government infrastructure investment, which includes improvements to the lookout and car park, and construction of new accessible pathways. 

For more information, visit the DPE Blue Mountains Community Engagement webpage or call Blue Mountains Heritage Centre on 02 4787 8877.

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Applies from Fri 29 Sep 2023, 11.00pm to Mon 2 Oct 2023, 11.00pm. Last reviewed: Thu 28 Sep 2023, 12.46pm

Closed parks: Barren Grounds Nature Reserve Closed

Barren Grounds Nature Reserve will be closed Saturday 30th September 2023 to Monday 2nd October 2023 due to high to extreme weather conditions and fire danger. 

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Applies from Sat 9 Apr 2022, 1.03pm. Last reviewed: Tue 26 Sep 2023, 9.37am

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

  • Underfalls track (sidetrack off Furber Steps) closed for maintenance.
  • 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.
  • 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 picnic area and Elysian Rock lookout, due to a landslide. Visit the Blue Mountains City Council website for information.
  • Prince Henry Cliff walk is closed between Olympian Rock lookout and Tarpeian Rock track, due to a landslide. 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.
  • 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.
  • Part of Lindeman Pass is closed due to a major landslide below Gladstone lookout. Roberts Pass is closed due to rockfall and landslide hazards.   

Wentworth Falls and Woodford 

  • Wentworth Falls picnic area carpark is closed for upgrade works until the end of November 2023 (weather-permitting).
  • 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 temporarily closed due to flood damage. Visit the Blue Mountains City Council website for information.
  • National Pass and the Grand Stairway are closed at the top crossing from Monday 18 to Friday 22 September, from Monday 9 October to Friday 13 October and from Monday 16 October to Friday 20 October 2023 due to track repairs. There will be no access to the middle crossing. Please note that part of National Pass (west of Wentworth Falls) was closed in 2017 due to major 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

  • Govetts Creek access routes including Horse track and Rodriguez Pass (Bridal Veil Falls) are closed due to rockfalls 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.
  • Perrys Lookdown campground is closed.
  • Perrys Lookdown access road and picnic area will be closed for upgrades from Monday 9 October until Wednesday 20 December 2023, and from Monday 5 February to Friday 23 February 2024. 
  • Anvil Rock access road and day use area will be closed for upgrades from Tuesday 3 October to Wednesday 20 December 2023 and from Monday 5 February to Friday 23 February 2024.
  • Pulpit Rock Reserve, lookouts and walking track are closed. There is no walking track access past Cripps lookout. Visit the Blue Mountains City Council website for further information.

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.

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Applies from Tue 18 Jun 2019, 9.18am. Last reviewed: Mon 25 Sep 2023, 11.40am

Closed areas: Restricted access to Macquarie Rivulet

There is no access to Macquarie Rivulet from Mount Murray, at the top of Macquarie Pass. If you access the rivulet from the top of the escarpment, you will be trespassing on private property. Access to Macquarie Rivulet is only permitted via Clover Hill Road.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please call the NPWS Illawarra area office on 02 4224 4188.

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Applies from Tue 5 Sep 2023, 12.05pm to Fri 31 May 2024, 5.00pm. Last reviewed: Fri 22 Sep 2023, 3.09pm

Other planned events: Fox control operations on beaches

Fox control operations involving shooting may take place on the following beaches between September 2023 and May 2024:

  • Seven Mile Beach (Seven Mile Beach National Park)
  • Comerong Island (Comerong Island Nature Reserve)
  • Lake Wollumboola/Warrain Beach (Jervis Bay National Park)
  • Berrara Beach (Conjola National Park)
  • Monument Beach (Conjola National Park)
  • Flat Rock Beach (Conjola National Park)
  • Conjola Beach (Narrawallee Creek Nature Reserve)
  • Buckley’s Beach (Narrawallee Creek Nature Reserve)
  • Pot Holes Beach (Meroo National Park)
  • Wario Beach (Meroo National Park)
  • Tabourie Beach (Meroo National Park)
  • Termeil Beach (Meroo National Park)
  • Pretty Beach (Murramarang National Park)
  • Island Beach (Murramarang National Park)
  • Pebbly Beach (Murramarang National Park)
  • Depot Beach (Murramarang National Park)
  • Durras Beach (Murramarang National Park)

Access tracks and beach entrances will be closed and signposted prior to shooting operations. Please look out for signs stating the beach is closed if you're visiting these beaches. 

Fox control is undertaken by qualified shooters to protect endangered nesting shorebirds and in accordance with shoot plans.

For more information, contact the local NPWS office.

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Applies from Thu 2 Jul 2020, 4.56pm. Last reviewed: Thu 21 Sep 2023, 11.34am

Other incidents: Minnamurra Rainforest may close at short notice

Minnamurra Rainforest is a popular location and will close at short notice if needed. This is to ensure visitation levels do not exceed safe capacity or due to the carpark reaching capacity. 

NPWS encourages you to plan your visit outside of peak periods of 11am to 2pm. 

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Applies from Tue 19 Sep 2023, 12.44pm. Last reviewed: Tue 19 Sep 2023, 1.01pm

Closed areas: Wombeyan Caves closed

Wombeyan Caves Visitor Precinct will remain closed as it is inaccessible while the local Councils repair flood damage along Wombeyan Caves Road from both directions. The road is now closed from both Mittagong and Taralga. For information refer to the Transport for NSW live traffic web page.

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

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Applies from Fri 19 May 2023, 9.58am to Sat 23 Dec 2023, 9.59am. Last reviewed: Sun 17 Sep 2023, 12.47pm

Other planned events: Notice of 1080 ground baiting program

A ground baiting program using 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison to control wild dogs and foxes will be conducted between Monday 7 August and Friday 22 December 2023 in Conjola National Park and Murramarang National Park.

1080 warning signage will be placed at the entrances into the baiting locations and every 5km along trails.

Domestic pets are not permitted in NSW National Parks and Reserves. 1080 is lethal to cats and dogs. Neighbouring property owners should restrain any domestic pets to prevent them from entering the baiting locations.

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 4454 9500.

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Applies from Fri 25 Aug 2023, 2.48pm to Mon 30 Oct 2023, 2.48pm. Last reviewed: Thu 14 Sep 2023, 1.38pm

Other planned events: Notice of 1080 aerial baiting program

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) is conducting an aerial baiting program in the following from Monday 4th September 2023 to Sunday 17th September 2023:

  • Abercrombie River National Park
  • Blue Mountains National Park
  • Gardens of Stone National Park
  • Jenolan Karst Conservation Area
  • Kanangra-Boyd National Park
  • Mares Forest National Park
  • Turon National Park
  • Wollemi 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 and 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 Oberon area office on 02 6336 6200.

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Applies from Thu 14 Sep 2023, 1.25pm to Mon 30 Oct 2023, 10.00pm. Last reviewed: Thu 14 Sep 2023, 1.29pm

Other planned events: Notice of 1080 aerial baiting program

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) is conducting an ongoing aerial baiting program in Bangadilly NP, Bargo SCA, Burragorang SCA, Guula Ngurra,NP, Joadja NR, Nattai NP and Upper Nepean SCA from Monday 4th September 2023 to Sunday 17th September 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 Glenbrook NPWS area office for more information on 02 4720 6200.

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Applies from Thu 7 Jul 2022, 9.11am. Last reviewed: Sun 10 Sep 2023, 12.02pm

Safety alerts: 4WD Oberon Colong historic stock route - 4WD only access

The 4WD Oberon Colong historic stock route to Yerranderie is only accessible via 4WD vehicles. Some creek crossings may be inaccessible for vehicles with low clearance.

Please drive carefully and be aware of road conditions. For more information, call the Wollondilly Shire Council on 02 4677 1100.

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Applies from Wed 16 Aug 2023, 3.39pm to Thu 30 Nov 2023, 10.00pm. Last reviewed: Mon 4 Sep 2023, 3.42pm

Closed areas: Campfire Creek (Red Hands Cave) walking track closed

Campfire Creek walking track (also known as Red Hands Cave walking track) and the adjoining Link track will be closed from Friday 1 September to Thursday 30 November 2023, for extensive flood damage repairs.

The closures will be managed in 2 stages:

  • Stage 1 - The section of Campfire Creek track from Glenbrook causeway to the intersection with Link track will be closed. During this period, Link track loop will remain open (start/finish at Red Hands Cave carpark). 
  • Stage 2 - Link track loop will be closed. During this period the section of walking track from Glenbrook causeway to the Link intersection will be open.

Please note that Red Hands Cave will remain open to the public during this time, with access available via the road and Red Hands Cave carpark.

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

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Applies from Mon 21 Aug 2023, 7.00am to Fri 15 Dec 2023, 5.00pm. Last reviewed: Tue 29 Aug 2023, 2.54pm

Other planned events: Notice of 1080 ground baiting

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) is conducting an ongoing ground baiting program from 21 August 2023 until 15 December2023. The operation will use meat and manufactured baits containing 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of foxes.

The program will take place in Seven Mile Beach National Park, Comerong Island Nature Reserve and Jervis Bay 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 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 Shoalhaven NPWS area office for more information.

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Applies from Tue 22 Aug 2023, 12.30am to Fri 15 Dec 2023, 10.31am. Last reviewed: Mon 28 Aug 2023, 11.53am

Closed areas: Wentworth Falls picnic area carpark closed

Wentworth Falls picnic area carpark is closed to vehicles from Tuesday 22 August 2023 to mid-December 2023 for a carpark upgrade.

Access to tracks, toilets and lookouts will remain open to walkers. More information can be found at NSW Department of Planning and Environment website or by calling the Blue Mountains Heritage Centre on 02 4787 8877.

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Applies from Wed 10 May 2023, 4.42pm to Fri 3 Nov 2023, 10.00pm. Last reviewed: Wed 27 Sep 2023, 7.44am

Closed areas: Caves Creek Walking Track closed for repairs

Caves Creek Walking Track and carpark will be closed for track repairs from Thursday 1 June - Friday 3 November 2023.

Please note there will be no pedestrian access during this time.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the local park office on 4720-6200

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Applies from Tue 20 Sep 2022, 9.00am. Last reviewed: Tue 15 Aug 2023, 2.23pm

Other planned events: Notice of 1080 ground baiting program

A baiting program using ground baits containing 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of wild dogs and foxes will be conducted between August 14 2023 to August 14 2024 in the Kangaroo Valley, Budgong and Illaroo areas.

All baiting locations will be identifiable by signs.

Domestic pets are not permitted in NSW national parks and reserves. 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 Shoalhaven area office on 02 4428 6300.

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Applies from Sat 29 Jul 2023, 10.00am. Last reviewed: Sat 29 Jul 2023, 9.38am

Hazard reduction burns: Moona Ck HR

There is a fire in this park called Moona Ck HR. Refer to the Rural Fire Service for latest information. Do not enter any closed area or area with fire. If you see an unattended fire call Triple Zero (000). Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information about fire safety in parks and reserves, visit the NSW National Parks fire safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Wed 21 Sep 2022, 1.08pm to Thu 28 Dec 2023, 1.09pm. Last reviewed: Wed 6 Sep 2023, 9.52am

Other planned events: 1080 fox ground baiting program

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service is conducting a continual and ongoing 1080 ground baiting program for the control of foxes from Friday 28 July to Thursday 28 December 2023 to reduce the impacts on threatened species.

The operation will target foxes in the Carrington Falls, Budderoo Plateau, Knights Hill and Barren Grounds areas. Baits have been placed on NPWS estate, private property and Crown road reserves with permissions.

There are 1080 baiting signs at the entrance to baiting areas. Don’t touch baits or ejector devices. Some baits may be buried.

1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) is lethal to pets (including domestic dogs and cats) and working dogs. In the event of accidental poisoning, seek immediate veterinary assistance. Domestic pets, including dogs and cats, are not permitted in national parks or reserves. Restrain working and assistance dogs to ensure they don’t enter the baiting areas.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact Melinda Norton at the NPWS Fitzroy Falls area office on 02 4887 8244 or send an email.

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Applies from Wed 28 Jun 2023, 10.00am. Last reviewed: Thu 20 Jul 2023, 2.06pm

Hazard reduction burns: Ironbarks Cultural demonstration Burn

There is a fire in this park called Ironbarks Cultural demonstration Burn. Refer to the Rural Fire Service for latest information. Do not enter any closed area or area with fire. If you see an unattended fire call Triple Zero (000). Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information about fire safety in parks and reserves, visit the NSW National Parks fire safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Wed 19 Jul 2023, 3.27pm. Last reviewed: Thu 21 Sep 2023, 7.22am

Closed parks: Conjola National Park-CLOSED

Conjola National Park is closed due to extensive road and trail upgrades and maintenance

Obey signs and follow directions of NPWS staff and contractors

 

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

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Applies from Mon 1 May 2023, 7.30am to Thu 2 Nov 2023, 11.59pm. Last reviewed: Mon 17 Jul 2023, 12.37pm

Other planned events: Notice of ongoing 1080 program

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) is conducting ongoing ground baiting program from Tuesday 2 May 2023 to Thursday 2 November 2023 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 Mon 4 Jul 2022, 4.48pm. Last reviewed: Thu 31 Aug 2023, 10.52am

Closed areas: Ingar Road partial closure

There is no vehicle or pedestrian access to the section of Ingar Road past the end of Queen Elizabeth Drive. Please do not enter private property.

This means there is no vehicle access to Ingar campground. You can access Ingar campground by hiking in via Andersons fire trail or Bedford Road.

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

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Applies from Fri 5 Mar 2021, 1.54pm. Last reviewed: Wed 20 Sep 2023, 11.26am

Closed areas: Camping closed due to flood and fire damage

Camping is closed at the following campgrounds due to fire damage and flooding. The closed campground include (open for day-use only): 

  • Pauls Point
  • Sundeck 
  • Sawyers 
  • Burrawang

Please not that the campgrounds will remain open for day use. Some campgrounds may be affected by flood debris following heavy rain, and there may be steep sand walls to access sites.

Please be cautious and move onto another campground if safety issues occur. There have been many changes to campgrounds along the river, including reduced campground capacity. Some sites also have extensive regrowth following fires.

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

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Applies from Mon 14 Dec 2020, 11.55am. Last reviewed: Fri 15 Sep 2023, 9.39am

Closed areas: Macquarie Rivulet - Jump Rock track closed

Access to Macquarie Rivulet (also known as 'Jump Rock') is not permitted. The track is steep and eroded, and contains unstable surfaces, cliffs and drop offs.

There is a high risk of injury from falls from heights. Do not enter the closed areas of this park.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information call 1300 072 757.

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Applies from Thu 14 May 2020, 3.42pm. Last reviewed: Wed 6 Sep 2023, 9.50am

Closed areas: Spring Creek Canyon closed due to rockfalls

Spring Creek Canyon in Bungonia State Conservation Area is closed due to rockfalls in the area.

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

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Applies from Thu 29 Jun 2017, 12.48pm. Last reviewed: Wed 6 Sep 2023, 9.50am

Closed areas: Access to base of Belmore Falls prohibited

All access to the base of Belmore Falls is permanently closed, including from Hindmarsh and Belmore Falls lookouts and picnic areas.

Access is also closed to the top of Belmore Falls, including from the Belmore Falls Road causeway. This closure is to protect visitor safety.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the NPWS Fitzroy Falls area office on 02 4887 8244 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Fri 3 Jun 2022, 2.33pm. Last reviewed: Wed 20 Sep 2023, 11.26am

Safety alerts: Bungonia Red walking track - Occasional high water

Whilst there is continuing rainfall periodically in Bungonia National Park, the Bungonia Creek water level may at times be higher than normal.

If you're planning to undertake the Red walking track, please assess water levels before continuing through the Bungonia Slot. If in doubt, turn back. Do not enter flood waters. Report conditions via the park register book on-site.

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Applies from Thu 25 May 2023, 12.20pm. Last reviewed: Mon 11 Sep 2023, 8.12am

Safety alerts: New safety barricade installed on Woodford Oaks trail

A new safety barricade has been installed at the road crossing to Red Hands Cave on Woodford Oaks trail. It's designed to slow bikes and have them ride parallel to the road before crossing so vehicles can see them.

For further information, contact the NPWS Glenbrook area office on 02 4720 6200.

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Applies from Thu 23 Feb 2023, 4.32pm to Fri 31 May 2024, 4.49pm. Last reviewed: Thu 7 Sep 2023, 3.20pm

Safety alerts: Remote walking track conditions

Remote routes within the Kanangra Wilderness Area including Kanangra to Katoomba (K2K) trail have been impacted by heavy fire regrowth and flood damage.

If you plan to walk in the area, please ensure you have an appropriate level of experience, navigation skills and equipment.

Mobile reception is limited so alternative communication methods are strongly recommended.

For more information, contact the NPWS Blue Mountains Heritage Centre on 02 4787 8877.

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Applies from Tue 21 Mar 2023, 11.53am. Last reviewed: Thu 28 Sep 2023, 4.50pm

Closed areas: Six Foot track - Bowtells Bridge closure

Bowtells swing bridge on Six Foot track is closed to protect public safety. An upgrade is being planned, and the bridge is expected to reopen at the end of 2023. Signs and barriers are in place to prevent access onto the bridge.

Crown Lands, which manages the bridge, is advising track users not to attempt to cross Coxs River. Any attempts to cross the river are at your own risk and are discouraged due to the potential for slips or falls, rainfall and risk of flash flooding.

For further information visit the Six Foot track website.

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Applies from Thu 16 Mar 2023, 12.28pm to Mon 16 Oct 2023, 11.00am. Last reviewed: Fri 1 Sep 2023, 7.41am

Other planned events: Notice of ongoing 1080 program

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) will be conducting an ongoing ground baiting program in Nattai National Park. The program will be continuous and ongoing between 26 April and 27 September 2023 in Nattai 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.

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 further information please call the NPWS Glenbrook area office on 02 4720 6200.

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Applies from Fri 10 Feb 2023, 9.21pm. Last reviewed: Tue 5 Sep 2023, 9.27am

Closed areas: Informal track to Clover Falls is is closed due to rockfall risk

Due to a recent rockfall the unsanctioned walking track from the end of Clover Hill Road at Macquarie Rivulet to Clover Hill Falls is closed until geotechnical assessment has been conducted..

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Applies from Fri 3 Feb 2023, 5.00pm to Fri 2 Feb 2024, 5.00pm. Last reviewed: Wed 20 Sep 2023, 10.00am

Other planned events: Brundee Swamp Nature Reserve: Wild Dog Trapping

Local Land Services (LLS) is conducting a wild dog trapping program in Brundee Swamp Nature Reserve from Monday 23rd January 2023 to Friday 2nd February 2024.

Signs will be placed at access points to trapping locations.

Please contact the local NPWS area office or LLS office for more information.

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Applies from Mon 22 Nov 2021, 12.25pm. Last reviewed: Tue 19 Sep 2023, 8.23am

Safety alerts: Poor road conditions due to wet weather

Please be aware that the following publicly open roads and tracks in Parma Creek Nature Reserve and Jerrawangala National Park are in poor condition:

Parma Creek Nature Reserve

  • Parma Creek Fire Trail (a short section between Sandy Creek Fire Trail and Hell Hole Fire Trail)
  • Hell Hole Fire Trail
  • Hell Hole Trail
  • Blackbutt Range Road (between Turpentine Road and Parma Fire Trail)

Jerrawangala National Park

  • Yarran Road (between Cottonwood Road and Bollerang Creek crossing)
  • Deans Gap Road (a short rough/muddy section 700m west of Braidwood Rd)

A 4WD vehicle is recommended and some roads may be impassable. Works will be undertaken to repair roads when resources and weather conditions allow.

For more information contact the local NPWS office.

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Applies from Mon 23 Jan 2023, 12.00pm to Fri 2 Feb 2024, 5.00pm. Last reviewed: Mon 4 Sep 2023, 5.21pm

Other planned events: Other planned event: wild dog trapping

Local Land Services (LLS) is conducting a wild dog trapping program in Parma Creek Nature Reserve from Monday 23rd January 2023 to Friday 2nd February 2024.

Signs will be placed at access points to trapping locations.

Please contact the local NPWS area office or LLS office for more information.

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Applies from Sun 22 Mar 2015, 2.11pm. Last reviewed: Mon 25 Sep 2023, 7.52am

Closed areas: Waratah Native Gardens picnic area closed

Waratah Native Gardens picnic area is closed until further notice. This includes Gorge walking track. No access to the area is permitted. 

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact the NPWS Hawkesbury-Nattai area office on 02 4588 2400.

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Applies from Fri 1 Jan 2021, 3.28pm. Last reviewed: Mon 25 Sep 2023, 9.46am

Closed areas: Berrara Creek and Heath walking tracks

Berrara Creek and Heath walking tracks are closed due to bushfire and storm damage. These areas are currently undergoing repairs. Do not enter the closed areas.

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

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Applies from Fri 26 Aug 2022, 12.21pm. Last reviewed: Mon 11 Sep 2023, 7.08am

Closed areas: Closed trail - Hammerhead Point picnic area

The access trail to the beach from Hammerhead Point picnic area is closed until further notice due to dangerous cliff edge caused by dune erosion. 

The carpark, picnic area and viewing platform remain open. 

Penalties apply for non-compliance. 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/things-to-do/driving-routes/coast-to-the-highlands-scenic-drive-kangaroo-valley/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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For the latest information on wildfires in your area please contact the NSW Rural Fire Service.

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