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Greater Blue Mountains drive

Katoomba area in Blue Mountains National Park

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Current alerts in this area

Last reviewed: Tue 15 June 2021, 3.37pm

Applies from Thu 13 May 2021, 8.00am to Wed 17 Nov 2021, 12.00am. Last reviewed: Tue 15 Jun 2021, 3.37pm.

Other planned events: Notice of 1080 Baiting

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) will be conducting an ongoing aerial and ground baiting program in this park from Monday 17 May to Wednesday 17 November 2021. The operation will involve the use of meat baits, meat bait products and ejectors containing 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of wild dogs and foxes.

This program is designed to minimise the impact of foxes on wildlife, especially after the recent extensive bushfires, and to minimise the impact of wild dogs and foxes on neighbouring stock. This program is carried out as part of the following Blue Mountains Branch Pest Management Strategies: Western Hunter Wild Dog Management Plan, Central Hunter Wild Dog Management Plan & Post Fire Aerial Baiting Program.

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

For further information please email or call the NPWS Bulga Office on (02) 6574 5555

Upcoming management events

Upcoming management events
Date Event Title
7 November 2021 Closed parks Park closed for aerial pest control operation Details

Applies from Sun 7 Nov 2021, 5.00pm to Sat 13 Nov 2021, 12.00pm. Last reviewed: Tue 28 Sep 2021, 4.19pm

Abercrombie River National Park and Abercrombie River State Conservation Area will be closed from 5pm Sunday 7 November to 12pm Saturday 13 November 2021 for an aerial pest control operation.

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

Details

Nearby alerts

Applies from Wed 27 Oct 2021, 9.00am. Last reviewed: Fri 29 Oct 2021, 3.46am

Hazard reduction burns: Lady Davidson HR - Forestville

There is a fire in this park called Lady Davidson HR - Forestville. 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 Sat 18 Sep 2021, 1.19pm to Fri 19 Nov 2021, 5.20pm. Last reviewed: Thu 28 Oct 2021, 7.56pm

Closed areas: George Boyd Rainforest walk closed

George Boyd Rainforest walk is closed for bushfire rehabilitation works from Friday 17 September to Friday 29 October 2021.

George Boyd lookout and picnic area remain open.

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

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Applies from Sun 24 Oct 2021, 6.06pm. Last reviewed: Thu 28 Oct 2021, 7.49pm

Fires - Advice: Cabbage Tree Rd, Grose Vale

There is a fire in this park called Cabbage Tree Rd, Grose Vale. 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 Thu 28 Oct 2021, 2.18pm to Wed 22 Dec 2021, 11.31pm. Last reviewed: Thu 28 Oct 2021, 4.58pm

Closed areas: Walking tracks closed for upgrades

The following walking tracks are closed from Tuesday 1 November 2021 to Thursday 23 December 2021 for track upgrades:

  • Berowra track to Apple Tree Bay
  • Mount Kuringgai track to Berowra station

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the local NPWS office via email or call 02 8448 0400.

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Applies from Thu 28 Oct 2021, 1.58pm to Mon 1 Nov 2021, 1.59pm. Last reviewed: Thu 28 Oct 2021, 4.55pm

Other planned events: Hazard reduction burn in Kur-ring-gai Chase National Park

Coasters Retreat RFS Brigade will be undertaking a controlled pile burn to reduce fuel hazard on the foreshore area on Sunday 31 October 2021.

Smoke may be visible form waterways and vantage points in Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park.

Contact the Bobbin Head Information Centre on 9472 8949.

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Applies from Wed 27 Oct 2021, 2.34pm to Sat 6 Nov 2021, 5.30am. Last reviewed: Thu 28 Oct 2021, 4.53pm

Closed areas: No access to Pelican Beach via Pelican Beach Road

There is no access to Pelican Beach via Pelican Beach Road from 8pm Monday 1 November to 5.30am Saturday 6 November 2021 due to roadworks.

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

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Applies from Tue 5 Oct 2021, 12.02pm to Fri 12 Nov 2021, 11.59pm. Last reviewed: Thu 28 Oct 2021, 4.52pm

Closed areas: No pedestrian access through Bonnie Vale campground to Maianbar

There is no pedestrian access through Bonnie Vale campground to Maianbar from 9am to 3pm on Thursday 28 October to Friday 12 Novemember 2021 due to construction works.

Bonnie Vale picnic area will remain open.

Please do not enter closed areas and obey all safety signage and directions from staff.

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

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Applies from Thu 28 Oct 2021, 9.27am to Fri 29 Oct 2021, 5.27pm. Last reviewed: Thu 28 Oct 2021, 4.49pm

Other planned events: Roadworks in Glenbrook Precinct

Please be aware road line marking will be underway in the Glenbrook Precinct on Friday 29 October 2021. There may be traffic delays during this process.

Please drive safely and follow all safety signs and directions from staff. For more information, contact the local office on (02) 4632 4500.

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Applies from Wed 27 Oct 2021, 12.00am to Sat 30 Oct 2021, 5.17pm. Last reviewed: Thu 28 Oct 2021, 4.49pm

Closed areas: Granite Falls area closure

The Granite Falls area of Morton National Park is closed for track maintenance from Wednesday 27 October to Friday 29 October 2021.

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

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Applies from Fri 1 Oct 2021, 12.09pm. Last reviewed: Thu 28 Oct 2021, 4.47pm

Closed areas: 4WD trail closures

Most of the public-accessible 4WD trails in Barrington Tops National Park and State Conservation Area have now re-opened, after the annual season closure period.

However, the following 4WD trails remain closed, due to either trail conditions or other ongoing projects:

  • Bullock Brush trail
  • Tugalow trail
  • Thunderbolts trail - between Barrington Tops Forest Road and Pheasants Creek Road

For more information call the local NPWS office on 02 6538 5300.

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Applies from Fri 8 Oct 2021, 9.33am to Tue 1 Feb 2022, 9.34am. Last reviewed: Thu 28 Oct 2021, 3.59pm

Closed areas: North Head scenic area closures for upgrade works

A number of areas in the North Head scenic area will be closed while upgrades are underway:

  • North Head Scenic Drive - closed to vehicles past NPWS carpark 1 from 25 October 2021 to January 2022. North Head Scenic Drive will then be closed to vehicles at the Bella Vista Café from January to February 2022.
  • Fairfax walking track - closed from 18 October to late November 2021
  • NPWS carpark 2 - closed from Monday 25 October 2021
  • There is no bus or large vehicle access past Q station

These closures may be extended without notice.

Parking at the North Fort is open. The North Head Sanctuary and Bella Vista Cafe are open.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact the Sydney North office on 02 9451 3479 between 9.30am and 4.30, Monday to Friday.

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Applies from Wed 27 Oct 2021, 8.00am. Last reviewed: Thu 28 Oct 2021, 3.32pm

Hazard reduction burns: Dalrymple Hay HR

There is a fire in this park called Dalrymple Hay 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 Tue 19 May 2020, 4.18pm. Last reviewed: Thu 28 Oct 2021, 3.11pm

Closed areas: Area closures for rifle range operations

Malabar Headland National Park will be closed during the following times due to rifle range operations:

  • Every Saturday - ANZAC Rifle Range Club
  • Every 1st Sunday of the month – Sporting Shooters’ Association of Australia
  • Every 1st and 3rd and 5th Wednesday of the month

Do not enter the eastern section of the park (including Boora Point walking track) when:

  • Red flags are flying above the range
  • There are warning signs at the park's entry points (South Maroubra Beach and Fishermans Road carpark)
  • Park entry gates are closed

The western section of the park (Western Escarpment walking track) remains open.

For more information, contact the local area office on 02 9337 5511 or the ANZAC Rifle Range on 02 9661 4532.

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Applies from Mon 11 Oct 2021, 8.00am to Thu 31 Mar 2022, 5.00pm. Last reviewed: Thu 28 Oct 2021, 7.36am

Fire bans: Park Fire Ban

A park fire ban is in place in this park subject to advice from the Rural Fire Service on the bush fire danger period. This park fire ban 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. Contact the local park office before bringing a gas 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 Mon 25 Oct 2021, 3.17pm to Tue 2 Nov 2021, 3.18pm. Last reviewed: Wed 27 Oct 2021, 5.21pm

Closed areas: Garawarra Farm Road closed

Garawarra Farm Road is closed from Monday 25 October to Friday 29 October 2021 and Monday 1 November 2021 for maintenance works. It is expected to reopen on the afternoon of Tuesday 2 November 2021.

Garawarra Farm Road will be open on Saturday 30 and Sunday 31 October 2021.

You can access Royal Coast track from Garie Beach. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the local office.

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Applies from Tue 7 Sep 2021, 3.09pm to Wed 3 Nov 2021, 11.00pm. Last reviewed: Wed 27 Oct 2021, 4.55pm

Closed areas: Mungo Beach closed to vehicles

4WD beach access within Myall Lakes National Park is closed until Wednesday 3 November 2021, unless the closure is otherwise extended.

The beach is severely eroded from recent high seas, making it unsafe for 4WD access. Staff will monitor conditions regularly and update this alert. 

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

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Applies from Wed 27 Oct 2021, 12.23pm to Wed 3 Nov 2021, 12.25pm. Last reviewed: Wed 27 Oct 2021, 4.55pm

Other planned events: Aquatic weed treatment - Hacking River, Audley

NPWS will be conducting an aquatic weed spraying operation for the control of senegal tea (an aquatic weed) from Monday 1 November to Tuesday 2 November 2021.

The treatment being used is metsulfuron-methyl. There is no danger to the public and no change to public access.

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Applies from Wed 27 Oct 2021, 7.15am to Fri 29 Oct 2021, 5.00pm. Last reviewed: Wed 27 Oct 2021, 4.54pm

Closed areas: Carroll Creek walking track and parts of Casuarina walking track closed

Carroll Creek walking track and parts of Casuarina walking track are closed for hazard reduction burning on Wednesday 27 October 2021.

The burn is being conducted by the NSW Rural Fire Service, on behalf of Northern Beaches Council and is within Lady Davidson Reserve.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information on prescribed burn activities visit the NSW Rural Fire Service website and the Rural Fire Service "Fires Near Me" App. Alternatively you can contact the Northern Beaches Council on 1300 434 434.

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Applies from Wed 18 Aug 2021, 6.00am to Thu 31 Mar 2022, 4.00pm. Last reviewed: Wed 27 Oct 2021, 3.44pm

Closed areas: Gordon Falls to Pool of Siloam track closed

Lyrebird Dell and Gordon Falls picnic area to Pool of Siloam walking tracks are closed until Thursday 31 March 2022 for track upgrade works.  

Visitors can access Pool of Siloam from Pool of Siloam walking track via Golf Links lookout.

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Applies from Thu 21 Oct 2021, 11.15am to Tue 20 Sep 2022, 9.00am. Last reviewed: Tue 26 Oct 2021, 3.51pm

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 Thursday 21 October 2021 to 20 September 2022 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. 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, please call the NPWS Shoalhaven area office on 02 4428 6300.

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Applies from Wed 27 Oct 2021, 6.00am to Fri 29 Oct 2021, 5.00pm. Last reviewed: Tue 26 Oct 2021, 3.23pm

Closed areas: Short Cut Track partial closure

Short Cut Track will be closed between Wentworth Falls picnic area and Murphy's Lane for track maintenance from Wednesday 27 to Friday 29 October 2021.

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: Tue 26 Oct 2021, 3.13pm

Closed areas: Restricted access to Macquarie Rivulet

There is no access to Macquarie Rivulet from Mount Murray, at the top of Macquarie Pass is closed. 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 Illawarra area office on 02 4224 4188.

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Applies from Tue 26 Oct 2021, 12.29pm to Fri 10 Dec 2021, 5.00pm. Last reviewed: Tue 26 Oct 2021, 3.07pm

Safety alerts: Fire trail road works

Please be aware roadworks and vegetation management operations are underway on all fire trails in this park. The works will occur from Tuesday 26 October to Friday 10 December 2021.

There may be some delays. Please follow all safety signage and directions from staff.

For more information, please contact the local office on 02 4946 4100.

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Applies from Wed 25 Dec 2019, 8.07pm. Last reviewed: Tue 26 Oct 2021, 2.49pm

Closed areas: Blue Mountains National Park - closed areas

All campgrounds and campsites listed on our website require a booking to be made before you visit. Penalties apply for non-compliance. Please check our COVID-19 update for more information.

The following areas of Blue Mountains National Park are closed due to bushfire or storm damage, road or track works:

Katoomba and Leura 

  • Amphitheatre track from the base of Bridal Veil falls to Fern Bower, due to ongoing rockfall risk.
  • Lindemans Pass is closed where it crosses Leura Falls Creek, due to track works.
  • Parts of Prince Henry Cliff walk are closed:
    • between the Fern Bower junction and Tallawalla lookout, due to a major landslide and track maintenance. Walkers can exit/enter via Silver Mist picnic area. Walkers can also still access Fern Bower via Solitary Restaurant
    • between Gordon Falls lookout and Olympian lookout, due to landslides. Visit the Blue Mountains City Council website for information.
  • Six Foot track is closed where managed by Crown Lands due to COVID-19. NPWS-managed sections are open.

Wentworth Falls

  • Part of National Pass from Valley of Waters to Slacks Stairs, due to ongoing rockfall risk.
  • Charles Darwin walk north of Weeping Rock circuit. Visit the Blue Mountains City Council website for information.
  • Ingar Road is closed where it traverses private property at the end of Queen Elizabeth Drive. Ingar campground is therefore closed to vehicles. Walkers and cyclists are permitted where they do not traverse private property.
  • McMahons FT closed to all traffic from Wednesday 27th and Thursday 28th October for road works.  

Blackheath, Medlow Bath, Megalong Valley, Mount Victoria and Bells Line

  • Vehicle access to Evans Lookout and Grand Canyon Loop Carpark will be closed from 0700 Wed 27 to 1800 Thurs 28 October at the entrance gate. Grand Canyon Walking loop is still open. All vehicles should park at Neates Glen or before the gate. Walking Track detours will be in place. 
  • Govetts Leap descent and Rodriguez Pass walking track, due to fire damage to infrastructure and landslides after storms.
  • Perrys lookdown campground, due to dangerous trees.
  • Walls Cave, Popes Glen and Pulpit Rock tracks are closed due to fire and flood damage and associated repairs.
  • Pierces Pass Road, including access to Pierces Pass Walking Track, Walls Lookout and Rigby Hill is closed until Friday 26 November 2021 to all traffic, including walkers and cyclists, for road repairs.  
  • Parts of the walking track next to Evans Lookout Road are closed from Tuesday 19 October to Saturday 30 October 2021, due to repair works.

Woodford, Hazelbrook, Lawson, Bullaburra 

  • NA

Canyons and rock climbing areas

  • Pulpit Rock climbing area and all other areas that require access along closed walking tracks or roads.

Note: All canyons are open. Visitors should exercise caution, as recent flooding may have left debris or moved rocks.

If you arrive at your local national park or other public space and it's too crowded to practice social distancing, it's your responsibility to leave the area. 

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

For further information call 1300 072 757 (13000 PARKS).

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Applies from Tue 26 Oct 2021, 2.14pm to Thu 4 Nov 2021, 11.14pm. Last reviewed: Tue 26 Oct 2021, 2.24pm

Closed areas: Apple Tree Bay closed for maintenance

The Apple Tree Bay picnic area and boat ramp will be closed for road maintenance on Thursday 4 November 2021.

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

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Applies from Tue 26 Oct 2021, 8.54am to Fri 29 Oct 2021, 11.56pm. Last reviewed: Tue 26 Oct 2021, 1.42pm

Closed parks: Park closed for hazard reduction burning

Dalrymple Hay Nature Reserve is closed for hazard reduction burning from Wednesday 27 October to Friday 29 October 2021. This includes all tracks and trails within the reserve.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. This burn is called NPWS HR Dalrymple. For more information, contact the local NPWS office or visit the Rural Fire Service website.

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Applies from Tue 26 Oct 2021, 8.57am to Fri 12 Nov 2021, 5.00pm. Last reviewed: Tue 26 Oct 2021, 1.41pm

Closed areas: Kenny's mountain bike trail partial closure

The following parts of Kenny's mountain bike trail will be closed for essential works from Tuesday 26 October to Friday 12 November 2021:

  • Scenic Drive Easement
  • Bailey's Paddock

Please follow all safety signage and directions from staff.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact the local office on 02 4946 4100.

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Applies from Tue 26 Oct 2021, 12.00pm to Fri 5 Nov 2021, 5.00pm. Last reviewed: Mon 25 Oct 2021, 4.27pm

Closed areas: Partial park closure due to aerial pest control operation

The southern section of Blue Mountains National Park will be closed from 12pm, Tuesday 26 October to 5pm, Friday 5 November 2021, for an aerial pest control operation. Colong Stock route will remain open.

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

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Applies from Tue 26 Oct 2021, 12.00pm to Fri 5 Nov 2021, 5.00pm. Last reviewed: Mon 25 Oct 2021, 3.50pm

Closed parks: Park closed for aerial pest control operation

Yerranderie Regional Park and Yerranderie State Conservation Area will be closed from 12pm Tuesday 26 October to 5pm Friday 5 November 2021 for an aerial pest control operation. Colong Stock Route will remain open during this time.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the local park office at Kanangra Area on 02 6336 6200.

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Applies from Mon 25 Oct 2021, 11.02am to Wed 1 Dec 2021, 11.05am. Last reviewed: Mon 25 Oct 2021, 12.32pm

Closed areas: Ryland and Cooyong Neverfail trails closed

Ryland and Cooyong Neverfail trails are closed from Monday 1 November to Friday 19 November 2021 while they're being upgraded.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the local NPWS office on 02 9451 3479 between 9.30am and 4pm, Monday to Friday.

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Applies from Fri 8 Oct 2021, 8.09pm to Fri 26 Nov 2021, 8.10pm. Last reviewed: Mon 25 Oct 2021, 12.22pm

Closed areas: Pierces Pass Road and walking tracks closed

Pierces Pass Road, including Pierces Pass, Walls lookout, and Rigby Hill walking tracks are closed until Friday 26 November 2021 for road repairs. Heavy plant and machinery are operating in the area.  There is no public access.

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

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Applies from Mon 25 Oct 2021, 8.00am to Wed 1 Dec 2021, 9.32pm. Last reviewed: Mon 25 Oct 2021, 12.01pm

Closed areas: Heath and Bare Creek trails

Sections of Heath and Bare Creek trails will be closed from Monday 25 October 2021 to Wednesday 1 December 2021 for emergency track maintenance. 

Please take care and be aware of heavy machinery and workers on the trails.

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Applies from Thu 30 Sep 2021, 10.06am to Tue 30 Nov 2021, 10.20am. Last reviewed: Mon 25 Oct 2021, 11.10am

Closed areas: Gummi Falls campground closed for upgrade

The following areas in Barrington Tops State Conservation Area will be closed from Friday 1 October 2021 for up to 2 months, weather dependant, for major upgrade works:

  • Gummi Falls campground
  • Bullock Brush trail

Tugalow and Thunderbolts trails, the alternate access to Gummi Falls, will also remain closed. They both currently deemed unsafe for visitor use.  NPWS will be working on repairing them as part of the Gummi Falls project.

For more information, call the local NPWS office at Scone on 02 6540 2300 or Gloucester on 02 6538 5300.

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Applies from Sun 22 Mar 2015, 2.11pm. Last reviewed: Fri 22 Oct 2021, 3.33pm

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 area office on 02 4588 2400 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Fri 22 Oct 2021, 7.50am to Fri 29 Oct 2021, 7.51pm. Last reviewed: Fri 22 Oct 2021, 10.27am

Closed areas: Apple Tree Bay maintenance works

Maintenance works are happening on Apple Tree Bay Road between Monday 25 October to Friday 29 October 2021. Traffic control will be in place, allowing motorists to access Apple Tree Bay, but please expect delays.

For more information email or call the North Western Sydney area office on 02 8448 0400.

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Applies from Thu 21 Oct 2021, 4.47pm. Last reviewed: Fri 22 Oct 2021, 10.18am

Closed areas: Cattai campground closed

Cattai campground is closed due to flood repairs and infrastructure works.

Cattai picnic area and Mitchell Park are open.

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

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Applies from Tue 12 Oct 2021, 6.35pm. Last reviewed: Thu 21 Oct 2021, 2.18pm

Closed areas: Areas closed due to damage

All walking tracks at Wombeyan Karst Reserve are closed until further notice due to flood damage.

Grove Creek cabins at Abercrombie Karst Conservation Reserve are also closed until further notice due to rock fall.

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

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Applies from Thu 21 Oct 2021, 11.00am to Thu 4 Nov 2021, 5.00pm. Last reviewed: Thu 21 Oct 2021, 1.06pm

Safety alerts: Warning Bees: Boree Creek Fire Trail Closed

The Boree Creek Fire Trail is close to public recreation due to a fallen log blocking the trail with an active bee nest inside. As such access to the Tunnel Cave and Veranda Caves are currently closed until further notice.

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Applies from Wed 13 Oct 2021, 4.28pm. Last reviewed: Wed 20 Oct 2021, 7.34pm

Closed areas: Kurnell Visitor Centre closed for upgrades

Kurnell Visitor Centre is currently closed until further notice. The site is being prepared for a new visitor centre as part of the Kamay 2020 Project. 

Learn more about the improvements being made as part of the Kamay 2020 Master Plan Project or contact the local area office email.

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Applies from Wed 20 Oct 2021, 1.07pm to Mon 20 Dec 2021, 1.08pm. Last reviewed: Wed 20 Oct 2021, 3.58pm

Closed areas: Bradleys Head – Booraghee Amphitheatre closed to vehicles

Bradleys Head – Booraghee Amphitheatre is closed to vehicles from Friday 17 December to Saturday 18 December 2021 between 12pm and 6pm due to a special event.

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Applies from Wed 5 May 2021, 5.03pm. Last reviewed: Wed 20 Oct 2021, 12.25pm

Closed areas: Walking tracks closed for upgrades

The southern section of walking track upgrades in Malabar Headland National Park is now complete.

Works are underway between the northern entrance and Boora Point and expected to be completed by the end of 2021. Please note:

  • Access from the north is closed
  • Access from the south is open to Boora Point only
  • The Western Escarpment remains open

For more information, please see the project website or call the local NPWS office on 02 9337 5511.

The entire Boora Point walking track (eastern sections of the national park) is closed when the ANZAC Rifle Range is in use.

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Applies from Wed 20 Oct 2021, 10.28am to Tue 4 Jan 2022, 11.00am. Last reviewed: Wed 20 Oct 2021, 12.23pm

Closed areas: Clark Island closure

Clark Island will be closed to the public due to an exclusive event from Tuesday 28 December 2021 to Monday 3 January 2022, 8am to 8pm.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact the local area office on 02 9337 5511 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Wed 20 Oct 2021, 10.23am to Thu 23 Dec 2021, 11.00am. Last reviewed: Wed 20 Oct 2021, 11.37am

Closed areas: Shark Island closure

Shark Island will be closed to the public due to exclusive events on the following:

  • Monday 13 December to Wednesday 22 December 2021, 8am to 8pm
  • Tuesday 28 December 2021 to Monday 10 January 2022, 8am to 8pm.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the local area office on 02 9337 5511 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Mon 18 Oct 2021, 6.58pm to Thu 30 Dec 2021, 6.58pm. Last reviewed: Tue 19 Oct 2021, 4.04pm

Closed areas: Areas closed for walking track upgrades

A number of areas will be closed from Monday 18 October 2021 for walking track upgrades:

  • Illoura car park
  • Riverside walking track - between the end of the boardwalk and the Boatshed

Works are estimated to take approximately three months (subject to weather conditions). Please follow all safety signage and directions from staff.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact the local office on 02 8448 0400.

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Applies from Thu 14 Oct 2021, 10.57am to Thu 11 Nov 2021, 10.57am. Last reviewed: Mon 25 Oct 2021, 8.51am

Closed areas: Fire trails closed for maintenance work

Access along sections of the following trails may be restricted or closed from 7.30am to 3.30pm, Friday 15 October to Friday 12 November 2021 (subject to weather conditions):

  • Devlins Creek fire trail
  • Pennant Hills fire trail
  • Boundary Road fire trail

Maintenance work is being done on them. This includes vegetation clearing and resurfacing and drainage improvements in accordance with the NSW Rural Fire Service Fire Trail Design, Construction and Maintenance Manual 2017.

Please follow all safety signs and directions from staff.

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

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Applies from Fri 15 Oct 2021, 4.23pm to Fri 19 Nov 2021, 4.24pm. Last reviewed: Mon 18 Oct 2021, 7.51am

Closed areas: Moola toilet closure

The toilet block at Moola picnic area is closed until 19 November 2021 for maintenance.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please call the North Western Sydney area office on 02 8448 0400.

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Applies from Fri 15 Oct 2021, 9.54am to Mon 1 Nov 2021, 8.00am. Last reviewed: Fri 22 Oct 2021, 4.43pm

Closed areas: Campground closed

Bents Basin campground is closed for infrastructure works and flood repairs. This work is due to be completed by Monday 1 November 2021.

From Monday 18 October 2021, Bents Basin State Conservation Area will open to day visitors only. 

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information about this campground closure contact the NPWS Cumberland area office on 02 4572 3100.

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Applies from Fri 1 Oct 2021, 9.47am. Last reviewed: Mon 25 Oct 2021, 8.51am

Closed areas: Toilet closures in Lane Cove National Park

Some toilets within this park will be closed during the week, opening only on weekends, public holidays and during school holidays. The closed toilets are at:

  • Carters Creek (Area 9)
  • Scribbly Gums (Area 17)
  • Haynes Flat (Area 32)

Please note: This does not apply to bookings. Where there are bookings, toilets will be opened.

For more information, please contact the NPWS Chatswood area office on 02 8448 0400.

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Applies from Tue 23 Mar 2021, 11.13am to Fri 26 Nov 2021, 11.59pm. Last reviewed: Fri 15 Oct 2021, 4.14pm

Closed areas: Gibberagong boardwalk closed

Gibberagong boardwalk is closed from Tuesday 6 April to the end of November 2021 while the boardwalk is replaced.

  • There is no access to Gibberagong track from Bobbin Head during this time.
  • There is no access to Bobbin Head picnic areas for walkers who enter Gibberagong track from Murrua Road or Grosvenor Street.

Signage and security fencing will be in placed around closed areas.

We apologise for any inconvenience caused and thank you for your patience while we create a safe and enjoyable walking track for the future.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please call the local office on 02 8448 0400 or 1300 072 757.

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Applies from Thu 14 Oct 2021, 11.09am to Thu 9 Dec 2021, 11.10am. Last reviewed: Mon 25 Oct 2021, 8.48am

Closed areas: Restricted access to Cowan courtesy moorings

The NPWS courtesy moorings in Cowan waters are undergoing annual maintenance. Access to moorings maybe restricted temporarily while works are completed.

Works are due to commence the week beginning Monday 18 October 2021, and will take approximately 2 months to complete (subject to weather conditions).

Please follow all safety signs and directions from staff.

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

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Applies from Mon 25 Oct 2021, 7.00am to Sat 4 Dec 2021, 7.00am. Last reviewed: Fri 22 Oct 2021, 3.57pm

Other planned events: Notice of 1080 baiting

From Monday 25 October to Saturday 4 December 2021 NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) is conducting baiting using approved meat baits containing 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of wild dogs and foxes.

The program will be happening within:

  • Burragorang State Conservation Area (in the vicinity of Oakdale and Werombi)
  • Nattai National Park (in the vicinity of Oakdale and Lakesland) 
  • Joadja Nature Reserve

This program is part of a joint control program being coordinated by NPWS with the South East Local Land Services to assist with the ongoing management of wild dog impacts on properties.

Domestic animals may be affected. 1080 poison is lethal to cats and dogs. Residents should restrain domestic animals and ensure they do not enter the baiting location during 1080 operations. It is recommended that working dogs are muzzled if they're required to work near the baiting location during or after the operations. In the event of accidental poisoning seek immediate veterinary assistance. Baits may remain active after the dates specified.

Warning signs will be displayed to notify the public about the program. Visitors are reminded not to handle or disturb any baits.

For further information call the Hawkesbury-Nattai area office on 02 4632 4500.

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Applies from Sun 24 Oct 2021, 7.00pm to Fri 12 Nov 2021, 7.00pm. Last reviewed: Fri 22 Oct 2021, 3.56pm

Closed parks: Park closed - aerial pest control program

This park will be closed from Monday 25 October to Friday 12 November 2021. NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) will be conducting an aerial pest control program at that time. 

Burragorang lookout will only be open on weekends during this period.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the NPWS Hawkesbury-Nattai area Mount Annan office on 02 4632 4500. Visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Wed 1 Sep 2021, 9.34am to Sun 31 Oct 2021, 8.01pm. Last reviewed: Fri 15 Oct 2021, 2.51pm

Closed parks: Cattai National Park partially closed, Mitchell Park open for walking

Cattai National Park is closed due to infrastructure works and flood repairs. Mitchell Park is open for walkers only.  

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information about this closure contact the NPWS Cumberland area office on 02 4572 3100.

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Applies from Thu 14 Oct 2021, 3.22pm. Last reviewed: Fri 22 Oct 2021, 10.01am

Closed areas: Ganyamalbaa campground due to COVID-19

Ganyamalbaa campground will remain closed until Monday 25 October 2021, to ensure the safety of staff, visitors, and community during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the Nelson Bay NPWS office on 4984 8200.

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Applies from Fri 1 Oct 2021, 9.50am. Last reviewed: Thu 21 Oct 2021, 4.38pm

Closed areas: Park visitation - COVID-19 requirements

This is a popular location and will close at short notice if needed to ensure visitation levels do not exceed safe capacity required by COVID-19 social distancing guidelines.

We encourage you to:

  • Plan your visit outside of the peak periods of 10am to 3pm
  • Check this alert before leaving home and again before arriving at the park.
  • Be prepared to move on if it is no longer possible for you to park your vehicle or maintain a COVID-safe distance from other visitors.

Group size restrictions for specific national parks apply. Visitors are still expected to maintain social distancing and good hygiene.

The closure of toilets and other facilities will be decided on a case-by-case basis. Necessary site assessments will take place to consider the management of health and safety risk to visitors and staff, and available resourcing to maintain facilities. Access to sanitation products and running water cannot be guaranteed. We recommend bringing hand soap, hand wipes and toilet paper with you to maintain good hygiene as advised by the NSW Government.

For more information about closures, call the NPWS Contact Centre on 1300 072 757, or the NPWS North Western Sydney area office on 02 8448 0400.

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

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Applies from Tue 20 Oct 2020, 11.51am. Last reviewed: Thu 21 Oct 2021, 4.38pm

Other planned events: Lane Cove National Park - increased visitation

This is a popular location and will close at short notice if needed to ensure visitation levels do not exceed safe capacity required by COVID-19 social distancing guidelines.

We encourage you to:

  • Plan your visit outside of the peak periods of 10am to 3pm
  • Check this alert before leaving home and again before arriving at the park.
  • Be prepared to move on if it is no longer possible for you to park your vehicle or maintain a COVID-safe distance from other visitors.

Group size restrictions for specific national parks apply. Visitors are still expected to maintain social distancing and good hygiene.

The closure of toilets and other facilities will be decided on a case-by-case basis. Necessary site assessments will take place to consider the management of health and safety risk to visitors and staff, and available resourcing to maintain facilities. Access to sanitation products and running water cannot be guaranteed. We recommend bringing hand soap, hand wipes and toilet paper with you to maintain good hygiene as advised by the NSW Government.

For more information about closures, call the NPWS Contact Centre on 1300 072 757, or the NPWS North Western Sydney area office on 02 8448 0400.

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

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Applies from Sat 10 Jul 2021, 1.11pm to Mon 13 Dec 2021, 1.12pm. Last reviewed: Thu 14 Oct 2021, 9.59am

Closed areas: Gap Creek and Gap Creek Falls walking tracks closed

The three walking tracks from Gap Creek picnic area are closed until mid December 2021 due to storm damage and a planned major upgrade to Gap Creek Falls walking track.

Due to the dangerous nature of the work no visitors will be permitted. Alternative bushwalks are located:

  • At Boarding House Dam picnic area
  • Via Georges Road to Great North walk 
  • In adjacent State Forest areas.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For further information please contact the Lake Munmorah area office on 02 4972 9000.

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Applies from Fri 2 Jul 2021, 12.08pm. Last reviewed: Wed 13 Oct 2021, 10.13am

Safety alerts: Mount Royal and Cassels Road 4WD vehicles only

Mount Royal and Cassels Road is only suitable for 4WD vehicles because recent rain has made the road very slippery. Please drive carefully and be aware of the road conditions.

For more information, call the NPWS Wollemi Yengo area office on 02 6574 5555.

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Applies from Tue 12 Oct 2021, 4.09pm. Last reviewed: Tue 12 Oct 2021, 4.13pm

Other planned events: 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, 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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Applies from Tue 12 Oct 2021, 9.37am to Fri 31 Dec 2021, 10.02am. Last reviewed: Thu 28 Oct 2021, 9.59am

Closed areas: Road closed due to flood damage

A number of roads in this park are closed due to storm and flood damage. The closed roads are:

  • California trail - until late October 2021
  • Martindale trail - re-opening to permits early December 2021
  • Hunter Main trail:
    • King's Cross to Sheepskin Hut - OPEN
    • Sheepskin Hut trail to Raspberry Junction - until late November 2021
    • Raspberry Junction to Three Ways - until mid December 2021
  • Mellong Range trail - until late December 2021

Visitor areas currently closed due to these works include:

  • California Hut - until late October
  • Sheepskin Hut - OPEN

Commission Road is OPEN to traffic. Gates that are in place 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 Fri 8 Oct 2021, 5.34pm to Wed 1 Dec 2021, 5.35pm. Last reviewed: Mon 11 Oct 2021, 5.15pm

Closed areas: Burralow Creek campground closed due to flood damage

Burralow Creek campground is closed to all vehicles from Thursday 1 July 2021 until further notice due to significant flood damage and damage to fire trails.

Paterson Range fire trail and Tabaraga Ridge fire trail are also closed.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the local NPWS office on 02 4632 4500.

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Applies from Mon 11 Oct 2021, 1.19pm to Mon 15 Nov 2021, 1.20pm. Last reviewed: Mon 11 Oct 2021, 1.24pm

Closed areas: Two Creeks Trail

Two Creeks Trail is closed for upgrade works from Friday 11 June 2021 to Monday 15 November 2021.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the NPWS Forestville area office on 02 9451 3479 between 9.30am and 4pm from Monday to Friday.

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Applies from Sun 4 Apr 2021, 11.11am to Mon 6 Dec 2021, 11.12am. Last reviewed: Mon 11 Oct 2021, 11.14am

Closed areas: Campgrounds closed due to road damage and landslide

There is no visitor access to Bangalow Road due to significant road damage and a landslide. The following areas are also closed:

  • Bangalow campground
  • Gap Creek campground
  • Gap Creek picnic area 
  • Gap Creek Falls walking tracks
  • The Climbers walking track

NPWS is currently assessing a commissioned geo-technical report on the landslide to determine the best options for repair prior to tendering for a contractor. A quote has been accepted for the road repair and this work will be completed before the end of October. The entry gate is currently locked and no visitor access is permitted.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For further information please contact the NPWS Central Coast area office at Lake Munmorah on 02 4972 9000.

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Applies from Fri 25 Sep 2020, 1.18pm to Thu 31 Mar 2022, 10.33am. Last reviewed: Mon 11 Oct 2021, 10.39am

Closed areas: Little Mountain campground closed

Little Mountain Road and Little Mountain campground in Karuah National Park are closed while Little Mountain Road is being upgraded. The road is impassable. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the local NPWS office.

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Applies from Fri 7 May 2021, 8.50am to Sat 7 May 2022, 9.00am. Last reviewed: Mon 11 Oct 2021, 10.30am

Closed areas: Sunnyside campground closed

Sunnyside campground will be closed indefinitely until major works have been completed.

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Applies from Thu 16 Sep 2021, 9.55am to Sun 31 Oct 2021, 9.55am. Last reviewed: Mon 11 Oct 2021, 10.22am

Closed areas: Campground closed due to tree risk

Mackaway Bay campground is closed until Sunday 31 October 2021 due allow for tree risk assessments following significant flooding.

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

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Applies from Mon 11 Oct 2021, 10.06am to Fri 15 Jul 2022, 10.08am. Last reviewed: Mon 11 Oct 2021, 10.20am

Safety alerts: Notice of 1080 baiting

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) is conducting a 1080 baiting program using meat baits and M44 ejectors containing 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of wild dogs and foxes. The program is aimed at the protection of the endangered brush-tailed rock wallaby and other native animals, and to reduce attacks on domestic stock in the adjacent Congewai Valley. The program will be ongoing between Monday 11 October 2021 and Friday 15 July 2022.

The program will target the northern side of the park, including some private properties bordering the Congewai Valley with the consent of land-owners. Meat baits will also be delivered by helicopter on one day between Monday 11 October and Friday 15 October 2021.

All baiting locations will be identified 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 email or call NPWS Central Coast area office at Lake Munmorah on 02 4972 9000.

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Applies from Fri 8 Oct 2021, 10.02am to Tue 9 Nov 2021, 12.01pm. Last reviewed: Fri 8 Oct 2021, 12.30pm

Closed parks: Park closed for operational maintenance

Yerranderie Regional Park, including all accommodation and camping, is closed for operational maintenance until Tuesday 9 November 2021. 

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

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Applies from Sun 25 Apr 2021, 11.48pm. Last reviewed: Fri 15 Oct 2021, 4.09pm

Other planned events: Orchard Park shelter restoration

The shelters in Orchard Park at Bobbin Head will be undergoing restoration works from Monday 26 April 2021. As the work is complex, it is unsure when the shelters will reopen. 

Signage and security fencing will be erected around closed shelters as they are progressively repaired. Not all shelters will be closed at once, so you can use the remaining shelters while construction works are completed. 

For more information about closures, call the NPWS Contact Centre on 1300 072 757, or the NPWS North Western Sydney area office on 02 8448 0400.

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Applies from Thu 7 Oct 2021, 5.08pm to Sun 10 Apr 2022, 10.00am. Last reviewed: Fri 8 Oct 2021, 12.18pm

Safety alerts: Notice of 1080 baiting

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) is conducting an aerial and ground baiting pest management program in this park from Monday 11 October 2021 to Sunday 10 April 2022. 

This program is designed to minimise the impact of foxes on wildlife, especially after the recent bushfires, and to minimise the impact of wild dogs and foxes on neighbouring stock. There will be signs at all baiting locations.

The operation will involve the use of meat baits and meat bait products and CPE (ejectors) containing 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of wild dogs and foxes.

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 locations. In the event of accidental poisoning seek immediate veterinary assistance.

For further information, please call the Barrington Tops area office on 02 6538 5300.

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Applies from Thu 16 Apr 2020, 12.00am. Last reviewed: Fri 8 Oct 2021, 9.02am

Closed areas: Lane Cove Depot Road closed

Lane Cove Depot Road in Lane Cove National Park will be closed from Monday 16 April 2020 until further notice while the road is being upgraded to improve safety for road users. During this time vehicles, cyclists and pedestrians are not permitted to use the road. 

For more information regarding closures, call the NPWS Contact Centre on 1300 072 757, or the NPWS North Western Sydney area office on 02 8448 0400.

Penalties apply for non-compliance.

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Applies from Thu 15 Jul 2021, 2.03pm to Sun 31 Oct 2021, 1.09pm. Last reviewed: Thu 7 Oct 2021, 2.21pm

Closed areas: Maitland Bay Information Centre closed due to COVID-19

Maitland Bay Information Centre is closed from Thursday 15 July until further notice, to protect health and safety of our visitors and staff.

Please comply with the current COVID-19 rules if visiting the local national park during this time.

For more information, please visit our COVID-19 update webpage.

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Applies from Tue 5 Oct 2021, 3.14pm to Tue 30 Nov 2021, 8.00pm. Last reviewed: Thu 14 Oct 2021, 10.18am

Closed areas: Wattamolla lower loop carpark and picnic area

Wattamolla Lower Loop carpark and picnic area are closed for upgrades until November 2021.

Access the Royal Coast track through Wattamolla is open. Access to the beach, amenities building, upper carpark areas and Providential Point are open.

Large vehicles and buses over 8.8 metres cannot access Wattamolla. Buses should not enter Wattamolla Road from Sir Bertram Stevens Drive. There is no safe area to park or manoeuvre at Wattamolla or along Wattamolla Road. All other vehicles can enter Wattamolla and park in carparks numbers 2 to 5 (parking is limited during peak periods).

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please call the Royal National Park Visitor Centre on 02 9542 0648.

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Applies from Thu 26 Mar 2020, 2.47pm. Last reviewed: Wed 6 Oct 2021, 2.58pm

Closed areas: Campgrounds closed due to damage

The following campgrounds are closed due to fire and/or flood damage:

  • Heartbreak Hill campground
  • Colo Meroo campground
  • Dingo Dell

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

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Applies from Fri 1 Oct 2021, 3.48pm to Fri 29 Oct 2021, 5.00pm. Last reviewed: Wed 13 Oct 2021, 1.30pm

Closed areas: Areas closed due to storm damage

The following areas in this park are closed due to storm damage, trail erosion and rockfalls:

  • Tootie Creek fire trail - from Friday 1 October to Tuesday 19 October 2021.
  • T3 fire trail - from mid-October until late October 2021 or until otherwise advised.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the local office on 02 4632 4500.

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Applies from Fri 1 Oct 2021, 2.21pm to Fri 29 Oct 2021, 12.00pm. Last reviewed: Wed 6 Oct 2021, 11.29am

Closed areas: Walking track closed for aerial pest control operation

The Kanangra to Katoomba (K2K) walking track is closed from 12pm Monday 25 October to 12pm Friday 29 October 2021, for an aerial pest control operation.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the Upper Mountains Area office on 02 4787 8877.

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Applies from Thu 29 Apr 2021, 11.27am. Last reviewed: Fri 1 Oct 2021, 12.59pm

Closed areas: Road closed for upgrades

Construction of a new whale watching platform is underway at Cape Solander. The road to Cape Solander, parking and the whale watching platform are closed. Walking tracks remain open.

Learn more about the improvements being made at Cape Solander and find out about other top whale watching locations around Sydney.

For more information, contact the Kurnell office on 02 9968 2005.

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Applies from Thu 2 Sep 2021, 1.47pm. Last reviewed: Fri 8 Oct 2021, 12.40pm

Closed areas: Kalkari Discovery Centre closed

Kalkari Discovery Centre is closed from Saturday 19 June 2021 until further notice to protect the health and safety of our volunteers, visitors and staff.

Please comply with the current NSW Government COVID-19 rules if visiting your local national park during this time. Check our COVID-19 update page for more information.

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Applies from Fri 1 Oct 2021, 9.44am to Fri 29 Oct 2021, 9.44am. Last reviewed: Fri 8 Oct 2021, 12.07pm

Closed areas: Lane Cove area office closed

The Lane Cove area office will be closed until Friday 29 October 2021 due to the NSW Government COVID-19 stay-at-home restrictions for the Greater Sydney area.

For further information, please email or call 02 8448 0400.

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Applies from Mon 20 Jan 2020, 6.00pm. Last reviewed: Fri 8 Oct 2021, 11.52am

Closed areas: Most of Morton National Park closed

Most of Morton National Park remains closed due to bushfire damage and to protect the safety of our visitors.

However, the following areas are now open:

  • North of the Shoalhaven River, including Kangaroo Valley, the following walks and lookouts are accessible:
    • Bonnie View and Beauchamps lookouts
    • Erith coalmine loop walk
    • Lovers walking track
    • Mount Carnorvon walking track
    • Echo Point lookout
    • Grand Canyon lookout
    • Tooths lookout
    • Fairy Bower Falls track and loop walk to top of falls
    • East and West Rim tracks
    • Manning lookout
    • Kangaroo River walking track
    • Three Views walking track
       
  • South of the Shoalhaven River to Braidwood Road, including the Ettrema wilderness area. The following walks, trails and lookouts are accessible:
    • Ettrema Wilderness walks starting from Tolwong Road
    • Ettrema Wilderness walks starting from Sassafras
    • Ettrema Wilderness walks starting from Yalwal
    • Old Burrier fire trail
       
  • South of Braidwood Road, including the Budawang wilderness area. The following walking routes and lookouts are accessible:
    • Pigeon House Mountain, Didthul
    • Rusden Head
    • Florence Head
    • Pointer Gap lookout - toilet is non-operational
    • Porters Creek Dam
    • The Castle - toilet is non-operational at Cooyoyo campground. Please bury waste per Budawangs walking and camping strategy.
    • Wog Wog
    • Scenic Rim - toilet is non-operational at Burrumbeet Brook campground. Please bury waste per Budawangs walking and camping strategy
    • Monolith Valley
    • Mount Tarn
    • Styles Creek
    • Redground
    • Folly Point

An overnight walk in Morton National Park wilderness areas requires a trip intention form at this time, as per our COVID-19 update.

Most of Morton National Park has been bushfire-affected. Please be cautious, as risks may still be present.

Do not enter the closed areas of this park. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information contact 1300 072 757 (13000 PARKS).

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Applies from Mon 11 Oct 2021, 2.47pm to Sun 19 Dec 2021, 2.50pm. Last reviewed: Fri 1 Oct 2021, 11.28am

Closed areas: Park closed from sunset to sunrise

Scheyville National Park is closed from Monday 11 October until Saturday 11 December 2021 due to a pest management operation.

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

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Applies from Mon 11 Oct 2021, 11.30am to Sun 19 Dec 2021, 11.38am. Last reviewed: Thu 30 Sep 2021, 1.20pm

Closed areas: Mitchell Park area closed between sunset and sunrise

The Mitchell Park area of Cattai National park will be closed from sunset to sunrise between Monday 11 October and Sunday 19 December 2021 for pest management operations.

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

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Applies from Mon 4 Oct 2021, 8.00am to Wed 24 Nov 2021, 10.49am. Last reviewed: Thu 7 Oct 2021, 1.46pm

Other planned events: 1080 aerial baiting pest management program

The NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) is conducting an aerial baiting program in Mount Royal National Park from 11 October to 24 October 2021. The program uses meat baits containing 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of wild dogs and foxes.

This program is designed to minimise the impact of foxes on wildlife, especially after the recent bushfires, and to minimise the impact of wild dogs and foxes on neighbouring stock. There will be signs at all baiting locations.

Domestic pets are not permitted in NSW national parks. 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 Bulga area office on 02 6574 5555 or the see NPWS web page alerts.

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Applies from Tue 26 Oct 2021, 12.00pm to Fri 29 Oct 2021, 5.00pm. Last reviewed: Tue 28 Sep 2021, 4.18pm

Closed parks: Park closed for aerial pest control operation

Mares Forest National Park will be closed from 12pm Tuesday 26 October to 5pm Friday 29 October 2021 for an aerial pest control operation.

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

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Applies from Thu 28 Oct 2021, 5.00pm to Fri 29 Oct 2021, 12.00pm. Last reviewed: Tue 28 Sep 2021, 4.17pm

Closed parks: Parks closed for aerial pest control operation

Wombeyan Karst Conservation Reserve will be closed from 5pm Thursday 28 October to 12pm Friday 29 October 2021 for an aerial pest animal control operation.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact Kanangra Area office on 02 6336 6200.

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Applies from Mon 25 Oct 2021, 12.00pm to Fri 29 Oct 2021, 12.00pm. Last reviewed: Tue 28 Sep 2021, 4.06pm

Closed parks: Park closed for aerial pest control operation

Kanangra Boyd National Park, including the Kanangra to Katoomba (K2K) walking track, will be closed from 12pm Monday 25 October to 12pm Friday 29 October 2021, for an aerial pest control operation. The following areas will remain open:

  • Kanangra Walls Road
  • Bicentennial National Trail
  • Six Foot Track

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the local park office at Kanangra Area on 02 6336 6200.

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Applies from Thu 4 Jun 2020, 3.33pm. Last reviewed: Tue 28 Sep 2021, 2.57pm

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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Applies from Mon 27 Sep 2021, 4.08pm. Last reviewed: Tue 5 Oct 2021, 9.01am

Closed areas: Gloucester Tops and Gloucester River campground closed

Gloucester River campground and the Gloucester Tops precinct are currently closed. This is because the bridge on Gloucester Tops Road, just inside the park entry, has been deemed unsafe for traffic. 

NPWS is working urgently on replacing the bridge, but it may take up to 6 months. 

For further information please contact the local office on 02 6538 5300.

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Applies from Fri 7 Feb 2020, 12.03pm to Tue 22 Mar 2022, 9.00am. Last reviewed: Mon 27 Sep 2021, 2.23pm

Other planned events: 1080 fox ground baiting program

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service is conducting an ongoing 1080 ground baiting operation for the control of foxes from Thursday 23 September 2021 to Tuesday 22 March 2022 to reduce the impacts on threatened species.

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

There will be 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 office at Fitzroy Falls on 02 4887 8244 or send an email.

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Applies from Fri 7 Feb 2020, 12.27pm to Tue 22 Mar 2022, 9.00am. Last reviewed: Wed 27 Oct 2021, 1.10pm

Other planned events: Notice of 1080 bait disposal pit

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service is disposing of used 1080 baits and baiting products in an approved disposal pit on National Parks land within the Fitzroy Falls area.

The burial of used baits and products will happen from Thursday 23 September 2021 to Tuesday 22 March 2022. All bait material in the pit will be buried under at least 500mm of soil and clear of waterways so as not to cause pollution of waterways, in accordance with Pesticide Control Order (1080 bait products) 2019.

There will be 1080 baiting signs at the entrance to the disposal pit site.

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. 

For more information, email or call the NPWS Fitzroy Falls area office on 02 4887 8244.

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Applies from Wed 31 Mar 2021, 11.53am. Last reviewed: Fri 24 Sep 2021, 12.30pm

Closed areas: Bluefish Point closed

The Bluefish Point bushland area is closed to public access for public safety and to protect important plant and animal communities. For your safety and to help conserve the landscape, please stay on sign-posted walking tracks when visiting Sydney Harbour National Park.

The Shelly Beach to Bluefish walking track is open.

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Applies from Sat 17 Oct 2020, 10.59pm. Last reviewed: Fri 24 Sep 2021, 12.30pm

Closed areas: Areas closed on North Head

Some parts of North Head in Sydney Harbour National Park are closed due to fire damage and geological instability. The closed areas include:

  • Bluefish Point
  • Wastewater Treatment Plant emergency access road
  • Fairfax lookouts

Open areas include:

  • Q Station
  • The track between Shelly Beach and Bluefish Drive
  • Bluefish Drive to the Avenue of Honour
  • North Head Scenic Drive
  • Fairfax walk
  • Collins Flat Beach
  • Collins Beach Road

Do not enter the closed areas. Penalties apply for non-compliance

For more information, call the local park office on 02 9451 3479, or the National Parks Contact Centre on 1300 072 757 (13000 PARKS).

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Applies from Tue 3 Aug 2021, 1.07pm to Mon 1 Nov 2021, 1.00pm. Last reviewed: Mon 20 Sep 2021, 11.29am

Closed areas: The Basin campground and picnic area closed

The Basin campground and picnic area are closed until Monday 1 November 2021 for maintenance. The Basin Engravings and Mackerel service trails are accessible. The Basin trail is closed past the Mackerel service trail intersection.

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

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Applies from Sat 18 Sep 2021, 1.27pm. Last reviewed: Wed 20 Oct 2021, 11.03am

Closed areas: 12 Mile Road closed

The 12 Mile Road from George Boyd lookout to Main Road 92 is closed due to flood damage

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

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Applies from Fri 10 Sep 2021, 2.25pm. Last reviewed: Thu 30 Sep 2021, 10.28am

Closed areas: Area closed due to geological instability

Golden Gully Arch walking track at Hill End Historic Site is closed due a geological instability and risk of falling rocks.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the local NPWS office on 02 6370 9023.

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Applies from Wed 10 Feb 2016, 3.18pm. Last reviewed: Fri 10 Sep 2021, 1.00pm

Closed areas: Section of Flat Rock track closed

A section of Flat Rock track - from the Killarney Drive entrance to the Downpatrick Street entrance - is permanently closed where the old track passes through private property near Killarney Point:

  • Walkers heading west should exit Flat Rock track at the eastern end of Killarney Drive and use Killarney Drive until you reach Downpatrick Street. Then walk down the street and re-enter Flat Rock track from the Downpatrick Street fire trail.
  • Walkers heading east should exit Flat Rock track at the Downpatrick Street fire trail and use Downpatrick Street, then Killarney Drive until you reach the end of Killarney Drive. Re-enter Flat Rock track from the Killarney Drive entrance.

For more information, please contact the NPWS Ku-ring-gai Chase area Forestville office on 02 9451 3479.

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Applies from Fri 3 Sep 2021, 1.30pm to Mon 13 Dec 2021, 1.31pm. Last reviewed: Fri 3 Sep 2021, 1.37pm

Closed areas: Royal Coast Track closed at Otford, Monday to Thursday

The Royal Coast Track will be closed Monday to Thursday for upgrade works near Otford lookout from 6 September to early December 2021. The track will remain open Friday to Sunday. When closed, visitors will not be able to access Figure 8 Pools, the Werrong Beach Track or the Palm Jungle Loop Track from the Otford lookout. When closed, Coast Track walkers will have to exit the track at Garawarra Farm. Visitors can still access Figure 8 Pools from Garawarra Farm at any time.

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Applies from Mon 6 Sep 2021, 12.25pm to Fri 29 Oct 2021, 12.26pm. Last reviewed: Fri 3 Sep 2021, 9.22am

Closed areas: Beattie Street track closed

Beattie Street walking track on Dobroyd Head will be closed for repairs from Monday 6 September to Friday 29 October 2021.  

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For further information, email or call the NPWS Sydney North area office on 02 9451 3479.

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Applies from Thu 27 Aug 2020, 4.20pm. Last reviewed: Fri 8 Oct 2021, 5.48pm

Closed parks: Guula Ngurra National Park closed

Guula Ngurra National Park is closed. NSW National Parks plans to open the park within the next 3 months, after building works and campground facilities are completed. This closure will be reviewed on Wednesday 1 December 2021.

Only the Mount Penang section of Guula Ngurra is open, including Mount Penang loop walk, which was formerly part of Bangadilly National Park.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, call the local NPWS office on 02 4720 6200.

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Applies from Fri 27 Aug 2021, 1.43pm. Last reviewed: Mon 6 Sep 2021, 10.08am

Closed areas: Wangi Wangi Point - closures

Some parts of this park are closed from Saturday 28 August to Thursday 30 September 2021 while maintenance works are carried out on the Wangi Wangi Point steps next to the boat ramp. 

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information call the local NPWS office on 02 4946 4100.  

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Applies from Tue 31 Aug 2021, 7.00am to Tue 9 Nov 2021, 7.00am. Last reviewed: Tue 28 Sep 2021, 7.58am

Closed areas: Bouddi coastal walk partially closed - track upgrade

From Tuesday 31 August to Tuesday 9 November 2021, Bouddi coastal walk will be closed between the eastern end of Maitland Bay beach and the junction of Mount Bouddi walking track.

This section of the walk is closed for construction works to upgrade it, and to ensure the safety of visitors and construction staff. There is no alternative route during this time. 

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the local NPWS office on 02 4320 4200.

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Applies from Mon 12 Jul 2021, 9.23am to Fri 17 Dec 2021, 9.25am. Last reviewed: Fri 27 Aug 2021, 10.51am

Other planned events: Notice of 1080 baiting

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) will be conducting a baiting program using meat and manufactured baits containing 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of foxes. The program will be continuous and ongoing between Monday 12 July and Friday 17 December 2021. 

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 Shoalhaven area office on 02 4428 6300.

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Applies from Sun 27 Jun 2021, 10.40am. Last reviewed: Fri 24 Sep 2021, 9.52am

Closed areas: Barbecue and picnic facilities closed due to COVID-19 restrictions

NPWS campgrounds, accommodation, visitor centres, guided tours and high-visitation areas like barbecue and picnic facilities are closed in Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park until further notice as a result of the NSW Government’s stay-at-home restrictions. Find out more on our COVID-19 update webpage.

Please check alerts for closures or call 1300 072 757 for further information. 

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Applies from Tue 31 Aug 2021, 7.00am to Thu 31 Mar 2022, 3.26pm. Last reviewed: Mon 23 Aug 2021, 12.01pm

Other planned events: 1080 pest management program

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service will be conducting a baiting program using manufactured baits, fresh baits and Canid Pest Ejectors (CPEs) containing 1080 poison (sodium fluroacetate) for the control of foxes. The program will take place between Tuesday 31 August 2021 and Thursday 31 March 2022 in Towra Point Nature Reserve.

Don’t touch baits or ejector devices. All baiting locations are 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.

Fox baiting in these reserves is aimed at reducing their impact on threatened species.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the NPWS Kurnell area office on 02 9668 2000 or the NPWS after hours call centre on 1300 056 294.

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Applies from Mon 9 Jul 2018, 11.06am. Last reviewed: Mon 23 Aug 2021, 11.42am

Closed areas: Fort Denison closed

Fort Denison is closed from Tuesday 2 November 2020 to Sunday 30 January 2022.

The 1940s timber wharf has deteriorated and is unsafe to access. Installation of a new pontoon and wharf upgrades will take place from Monday 10 May 2021 to January 2022. Fort Denison remains closed to visitors until these works have been complete.

Penalties apply for non-compliance.

Standard work hours during the construction phase will be between:

  • 7am and 6pm Monday to Friday
  • 8am and 1pm on Saturday

Night time works will be undertaken between Sunday 8 August to Friday 3 September 2021 during the following times:

  • Sunday to Friday night: 8pm to 5am
  • Saturday night and public holidays: No work

Noise monitoring stations will be set up in Kirribilli and Cremorne to check any over-water noise so that it does not exceed legal levels. It is not expected to be high.

For more information, visit the project webpage or call the NPWS Sydney South area office on 02 9337 5511. Visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Fri 21 May 2021, 1.11pm to Sun 30 Jan 2022, 11.59pm. Last reviewed: Fri 24 Sep 2021, 9.50am

Other planned events: West Head lookout - temporary fencing

West Head lookout is open to visitors, and temporary fencing has been installed at the lookout for public safety. Upgrades will take place in 2021-2022.

Please do not enter the fenced area.

Nearby walking tracks remain open.

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Applies from Wed 18 Aug 2021, 5.01pm. Last reviewed: Mon 20 Sep 2021, 9.27am

Closed parks: Prospect Nature Reserve closed public

Prospect Nature Reserve is closed to the public indefinitely as it's part of a Special Water catchment area. There is no public access at any time.

If you wish to visit the Prospect Reservoir area, Andrew Campbell Reserve on William Lawson Drive has picnic tables, playground and toilet facilities.

For more information about visiting Andrew Campbell Reserve, please contact Sydney Water on 13 20 92. 

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Applies from Wed 1 Sep 2021, 1.12pm to Mon 28 Feb 2022, 1.12pm. Last reviewed: Mon 20 Sep 2021, 8.24am

Other planned events: Notice of 1080 baiting

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) will be conducting a baiting program using Canid Pest Ejectors containing 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of wild dogs and foxes. The program will be continuous and ongoing between Wednesday 1 September 2021 to Monday 28 February 2022 in both Winburndale and Girralang Nature Reserves.

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 call NPWS Central West Area Office on 02 6332 7640.

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Applies from Sat 31 Jul 2021, 9.45am. Last reviewed: Wed 18 Aug 2021, 9.50am

Closed areas: Campgrounds closed due to COVID restrictions

Due to the developing COVID-19 situation in NSW, please consult the latest NSW Government news and updates about COVID-19 for advice on required safety measures before visiting a park.

A number of NPWS campgrounds have been closed due to the COVID restrictions.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. Please check alerts for closures or call 1300 072 757 (13000 PARKS).

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Applies from Thu 2 Jul 2020, 4.56pm. Last reviewed: Tue 17 Aug 2021, 9.22am

Other incidents: Minnamurra Rainforest may close at short notice

Minnamurra Rainforest is a popular location and will close at short notice if needed to ensure visitation levels do not exceed safe capacity or due to the car park reaching capacity.  We encourage you to plan your visit outside the peak periods of 11am to 2pm. 

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Applies from Tue 3 Aug 2021, 4.38pm. Last reviewed: Mon 20 Sep 2021, 11.03am

Other planned events: Notice of herbicide treatment program

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service and WaterNSW will be conducting a herbicide treatment program between Tuesday 3 August 2021 and Wednesday 2 February 2022.

This treatment will mainly affect Lake Yarrunga foreshore areas along the Kangaroo River. The program involves the use of Grazon 3A for the control of the weed Ludwigia longifolia.

For further information, please email the Illawarra Highlands Area office or call 02 4887 8244. 

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Applies from Mon 26 Jul 2021, 11.00am. Last reviewed: Thu 19 Aug 2021, 11.10am

Closed areas: Arch Cave loop track closed

Arch Cave and Arch loop track are closed until further notice to protect the health and safety of visitors and staff.

The remainder of the reserve, including Borenore picnic area and Verandah Cave, remains open for socially-distanced recreational use for those in the Cabonne Council Local Government Area.

For more information, please contact the local office.

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Applies from Sun 1 Aug 2021, 1.00am to Tue 1 Feb 2022, 1.00am. Last reviewed: Thu 22 Jul 2021, 4.06pm

Other planned events: Notice of 1080 pest management

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service will be conducting a baiting program using manufactured baits, fresh baits and Canid Pest Ejectors (CPEs) containing 1080 poison (sodium fluroacetate) for the control of foxes. The program is continuous and ongoing between Sunday 1 August 2021 and Monday 31 January 2022 in (Chowder Bay, Dobroyd, Bradleys, Georges, Middle & North Headlands (North Head includes the adjoining land of Sydney Harbour Federation Trust, Australian Institute of Police Management, and Quarantine Station).

Don’t touch baits or ejector devices. All baiting locations are 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.

Fox baiting in these reserves is aimed at reducing their impact on threatened species.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the Middle Head office on 9960 6266 or the NPWS after-hours call centre on 1300 056 294.

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Applies from Sun 1 Aug 2021, 1.00am to Tue 1 Feb 2022, 1.00am. Last reviewed: Thu 22 Jul 2021, 4.01pm

Other planned events: Notice of 1080 pest management

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service will be conducting a baiting program using manufactured baits, fresh baits and Canid Pest Ejectors (CPEs) containing 1080 poison (sodium fluroacetate) for the control of foxes. The program is continuous and ongoing between Sunday 1 August 2021 and Monday 31 January 2022 in Lane Cove National Park.

Don’t touch baits or ejector devices. All baiting locations are 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.

Fox baiting in these reserves is aimed at reducing their impact on threatened species.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the Forestville office 02 9451 3479 or Lane Cove office on 8448 0400.

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Applies from Sun 1 Aug 2021, 1.00am to Tue 1 Feb 2022, 1.00am. Last reviewed: Thu 22 Jul 2021, 4.00pm

Other planned events: Notice of 1080 pest management

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service will be conducting a baiting program using manufactured baits, fresh baits and Canid Pest Ejectors (CPEs) containing 1080 poison (sodium fluroacetate) for the control of foxes. The program is continuous and ongoing between Sunday 1 August 2021 and Monday 31 January 2022 in Garigal National Park.

Don’t touch baits or ejector devices. All baiting locations are 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.

Fox baiting in these reserves is aimed at reducing their impact on threatened species.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the Forestville office 02 9451 3479 or Lane Cove office on 8448 0400.

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Applies from Sun 1 Aug 2021, 1.00am to Tue 1 Feb 2022, 1.00am. Last reviewed: Thu 22 Jul 2021, 3.59pm

Other planned events: Notice of pest control program

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service will be conducting a baiting program using manufactured baits, fresh baits and Canid Pest Ejectors (CPEs) containing 1080 poison (sodium fluroacetate) for the control of foxes. The program is continuous and ongoing between Sunday 1 August 2021 and Monday 31 January 2022 in Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park.

Don’t touch baits or ejector devices. All baiting locations are 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.

Fox baiting in these reserves is aimed at reducing their impact on threatened species.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the Forestville office 02 9451 3479 or Lane Cove office on 8448 0400.

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Applies from Tue 20 Jul 2021, 2.11pm. Last reviewed: Wed 21 Jul 2021, 8.16am

Closed areas: Brunkerville trail closed due to landslide

Brunkerville trail is closed due to a landslip during recent flooding event. Repair works are planned and the trail will re-open once the works are complete.

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

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Applies from Sun 27 Jun 2021, 9.50am. Last reviewed: Thu 15 Jul 2021, 10.05am

Other incidents: COVID-19 safety advice

Please plan ahead when visiting this park. Popular precincts may be closed at short notice to ensure visitation levels do not exceed COVID-19 social distancing requirements.

Due to the developing COVID-19 situation in NSW, please consult the latest NSW Government news and updates about COVID-19 for advice on required safety measures before visiting a park.

We encourage you to:

  • Plan your visit outside of the peak periods of 10am to 3pm.
  • Check this alert before leaving home and again before arriving at the park.
  • Be prepared to move on if it's not possible to park your vehicle or to maintain a COVID-safe distance from other visitors.

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Applies from Mon 4 Jul 2016, 9.41am. Last reviewed: Wed 11 Aug 2021, 4.48pm

Closed areas: Fire trails, roads closed due to damage

The following fire trails are closed due to illegal 4WD damage:

  • Maculata fire trail west of Jilliby Road to Daniels Point fire trail
  • Eastern section of Daniels Point fire trail to Jilliby Jilliby Creek

There is no vehicle access across Little Jilliby Jilliby Creek in either direction. Locked gates are in place in several locations. 

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the NPWS Central Coast area office on 02 4972 9000 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Tue 1 Jun 2021, 4.31pm. Last reviewed: Mon 9 Aug 2021, 8.14am

Other planned events: Coorongooba campground partial closure

There is no vehicle access or camping in the eastern half of Coorongooba campground. The closure is to allow the area to settle and regenerate after major earthworks. This area has been substantially upgraded as a part of the NSW Government's Improving Access to National Parks Program.

Campground capacity has been reduced to reflect the area closed. New picnic tables and barbeques will be installed during this closure.

For more information please call the NPWS Mudgee area office on 02 6370 900.

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Applies from Tue 2 Feb 2021, 4.39pm to Fri 31 Dec 2021, 11.59pm. Last reviewed: Thu 29 Jul 2021, 12.24pm

Other planned events: 1080 fox baiting program

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service will be conducting a baiting program using manufactured baits, fresh meat baits and/or Canid Pest Ejectors containing 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of foxes. The program will be continuous and ongoing between Monday 8 February 2021 and Friday 31 December 2021 in Wollemi National Park. This program is to protect the endangered Brush Tailed Rock Wallaby.

The following trails will be used as a part of this program:

  • Capertee River trail, downstream of the Coorongooba campground
  • Canobla Gap fire trail
  • Capertee River North trail

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, call the NPWS Mudgee area office on 02 6370 9000.

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Applies from Sat 26 Jun 2021, 7.51am to Tue 30 Nov 2021, 7.52am. Last reviewed: Thu 29 Jul 2021, 1.52pm

Other planned events: Poison 1080 wild dog and fox control program notice

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) will be conducting a strategic ground and aerial baiting program for the control of wild dogs and foxes.

The operations will involve the use of meat, manufactured products and Canid Pest Ejectors (CPE’s) containing Poison 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate). The program will be continuous and ongoing from  Saturday 26 June 2021 to Thursday 30 November 2021 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 23 Jun 2021, 12.49pm to Fri 28 Jan 2022, 12.50pm. Last reviewed: Fri 3 Sep 2021, 9.22am

Other planned events: Notice of ongoing 1080 fox baiting program

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) will be conducting an ongoing baiting program using meat baits containing 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of foxes. The program will be continuous and ongoing between Monday 28 June and Tuesday 28 December 2021 in Nattai 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 the NPWS Glenbrook area office on 02 4720 6200.

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Applies from Fri 1 May 2015, 3.29pm to Fri 31 Dec 2021, 9.40am. Last reviewed: Sun 25 Jul 2021, 9.03am

Safety alerts: Road access in Jilliby State Conservation Area

All roads in Jilliby State Conservation Area are unsealed, and not readily accessible by 2WD vehicles. 4WD vehicles should be used at all times. Gates may be temporarily closed on some roads for roadworks, to prevent damage when wet.

For more information, please call the Central Coast Lake Munmorah area office on 02 4972 9000.

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Applies from Thu 16 Jul 2020, 12.23pm. Last reviewed: Mon 21 Jun 2021, 5.46pm

Closed areas: Cafe closed - Fitzroy Falls Visitor Centre

The cafe at Fitzroy Falls Visitor Centre is currently closed until further notice. We apologise for any inconvenience. 

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Applies from Fri 11 Jun 2021, 8.00am. Last reviewed: Thu 19 Aug 2021, 11.09am

Closed areas: Picnic areas and walking track closed

Towac and The Walls picnic areas are closed from 8am Friday 11 June 2021 for facilities upgrades. On completion of current works Towac and The Walls picnic areas will be opened, however the lookout platform at The Walls picnic area will remain closed for further upgrades.

Access to The Walls picnic area from the Nature walking track is not permitted. Visitors can access the Nature walking track from the Summits track. These closures are reassessed weekly.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the local park office 02 6332 7640.

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Applies from Thu 13 May 2021, 12.01am to Tue 30 Nov 2021, 11.59pm. Last reviewed: Wed 21 Jul 2021, 9.21am

Closed areas: Closed areas for pest animal management program

Some areas of Royal National Park will be closed to the public between sunset and sunrise to enable pest animal management programs to be carried out.

These closures will be signposted at the entry points to the closed areas.

The affected areas include:

  • Audley Precinct
  • Asset protection zones adjacent to Maianbar, Bundeena and East Heathcote
  • Wattamolla and Garie picnic areas
  • North Era campground
  • Garrawarra Farm
  • Lady Carrington Drive

Visitors who have approved bookings to camp can still access their campsites during these times.

For more information, please contact the Royal National Park Visitor Centre on 02 9542 0648. Penalties apply for non-compliance.

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Applies from Tue 15 Jun 2021, 2.50pm. Last reviewed: Thu 22 Jul 2021, 11.43am

Closed areas: Mount Ku-ring-gai track to Berowra Station closure

The Whale Platform elevated walkway on Mt Ku-ring-gai walking track is closed due to serious safety concerns.

The platform will be barricaded and signage in place. No access will be permitted across the platform.

The following sections remain open:

  • Walkers from Berowra Station can walk as far as the platform closure point (6.5km one way), before returning to Berowra Station. 
  • Walkers can walk between Mt Ku-ring-gai Station and Apple Tree Bay (3.5km one way)
  • Walkers from Apple Tree Bay or Mt Ku-ring-gai Station can also walk as far as the platform closure point (1km one way from Apple Tree Bay).

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact the North Western Sydney Area office on 02 8448 0400.

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Applies from Thu 25 Mar 2021, 3.57pm. Last reviewed: Sat 19 Jun 2021, 1.29pm

Other incidents: Main access road to Barrington Tops Plateau closed from Gloucester

The main access road to Barrington Tops Plateau from Gloucester has been closed by Forest Corp until further notice due to serious damage caused during the weather event before Easter.

You can only access campgrounds and visitor precincts located on the plateau from the western side via Scone. Barrington Tops Forest Road (also known as the Scone-Gloucester Road) is closed between Cobark Park and Honeysuckle picnic areas. There is no access from Gloucester to Scone on this road.

Road re-opening dates are unknown at this stage, however NSW Forestry Corporation is working on restoring the road. This media release has more information.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For latest traffic information, please visit the Live Traffic website. For further information call the Gloucester office on 02 6538 5300.

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Applies from Thu 13 May 2021, 8.00am to Wed 17 Nov 2021, 12.00am. Last reviewed: Tue 15 Jun 2021, 3.37pm

Other planned events: Notice of 1080 Baiting

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) will be conducting an ongoing aerial and ground baiting program in this park from Monday 17 May to Wednesday 17 November 2021. The operation will involve the use of meat baits, meat bait products and ejectors containing 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of wild dogs and foxes.

This program is designed to minimise the impact of foxes on wildlife, especially after the recent extensive bushfires, and to minimise the impact of wild dogs and foxes on neighbouring stock. This program is carried out as part of the following Blue Mountains Branch Pest Management Strategies: Western Hunter Wild Dog Management Plan, Central Hunter Wild Dog Management Plan & Post Fire Aerial Baiting Program.

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

For further information please email or call the NPWS Bulga Office on (02) 6574 5555

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Applies from Thu 13 May 2021, 11.00am to Wed 17 Nov 2021, 5.00pm. Last reviewed: Mon 28 Jun 2021, 1.55pm

Other planned events: Notice of 1080 Baiting

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) is conducting ongoing aerial and ground baiting programs in this park from Monday 17 May to Wednesday 17 November 2021. The operation will involve the use of meat baits, meat bait products and ejectors containing 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of wild dogs and foxes.

This program is designed to minimise the impact of foxes on wildlife, especially after the recent extensive bushfires, and to minimise the impact of wild dogs and foxes on neighbouring stock.

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

For further information please call the NPWS Mudgee Office on (02) 6370 9000

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Applies from Mon 22 Mar 2021, 12.55pm. Last reviewed: Wed 19 May 2021, 4.30pm

Closed parks: Reserves closed due to severe weather event

A number of National Parks and Wildlife Service reserves will be closed to vehicles until further notice due to damage from severe weather event. These include:

  • Berrico National Reserve
  • The Glen National Reserve

Landslips and hazardous trees have been reported across many areas. For your safety, please avoid these reserves until damage assessments can be made and any safety issues rectified. 

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For further information, please call the Gloucester Office on 02 6538 5300.

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Applies from Tue 11 May 2021, 3.42pm. Last reviewed: Wed 19 May 2021, 9.50am

Closed areas: Awaba Bay Foreshore walk partial closure

The section of Awaba Foreshore walk between the Northern Boundary fire trail and Alexander's picnic area is closed from Tuesday 11 May 2021 until further notice, due to a landslip.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the local NPWS office on 02 4946 4100.

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Applies from Thu 9 Nov 2017, 9.59am. Last reviewed: Tue 8 Jun 2021, 9.49am

Closed areas: Phytophthora quarantine area - Barrington Tops National Park

Phytophthora is a mould that causes dieback in plants. It's been found on the plateau in Barrington Tops National Park, predominantly on the Watergauge trail between Beean Beean and Black Swamp. The affected area is under quarantine with absolutely no visitor access.

Phytophthora is readily spread by mud carried by walkers' shoes and mountain-bike tyres. There are boot wash stations across the plateau for walkers to use, to ensure their boots 'Start clean, Stay clean'.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact the NPWS Gloucester area office on (02) 6538 5300.

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Applies from Fri 26 Mar 2021, 3.55pm. Last reviewed: Mon 19 Apr 2021, 2.56pm

Safety alerts: Advanced navigation required for Kanangra to Katoomba (K2K) track

Kanangra to Katoomba (K2K) track has been damaged by fire, storms and flooding. The trail is overgrown with significant understorey brush and grass growth.

Fallen trees, vegetation covered loose rocks and burnt out stump holes may result in slips, trips and falls. Advanced navigation skills are required to undertake this trail.

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Applies from Wed 19 Sep 2018, 8.33am. Last reviewed: Fri 9 Apr 2021, 1.35pm

Closed areas: Bonnie Vale campground

Bonnie Vale campground is currently closed to allow for the remediation of asbestos containing material surfacing onsite. It will remain closed until further notice.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information please visit:

You can also visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

Bonnie Vale picnic area and Bonnie Vale boat ramp are open and safe for visitors.

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Applies from Wed 15 Jul 2020, 12.38pm. Last reviewed: Tue 20 Apr 2021, 10.17am

Closed areas: Bungonia Caves closed

All caves in Bungonia National Park and Bungonia State Conservation Area are closed due to COVID-19 restrictions. Speleological groups and other registered organisations operating under a COVID Safety Plan may apply for conditional entry via email.  

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information contact the Fitzroy Falls Visitor Centre on 02 4887 7270.

Please note:

  • These unique environments are mostly enclosed places with minimal airflow and high levels of humidity. They contain multiple surfaces where dust and other airborne matter can easily settle. By their nature, they also make the important task of cleaning and sanitising related infrastructure (such as handrails) much more difficult.
  • The close physical interactions that are required for recreational caving (in 'wild caves') means that the application of the standard precautions recommended to manage the risk of COVID-19 transmission cannot be applied.
  • For these reasons, NPWS developed a strategy for the reopening of caves which was based on an assessment of risk. 
  • Options for allowing access to wild caves by speleological groups operating under a COVID Safety Plan are also being assessed.
  • Approval for access to caves for critical maintenance and/or research purposes is considered on a case-by-case basis.

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Applies from Tue 29 Oct 2019, 2.58pm. Last reviewed: Tue 6 Apr 2021, 7.39am

Safety alerts: Swimming safety in Berowra Valley National Park

Swimming is not advisable in Berowra Creek at certain times as the water may be subject to variable pollution levels and algal blooms. Please refer to the Hornsby Shire Council website before swimming in Berowra Creek. Alternatively you can call the Hornsby Council 24 hour information line on 9847 6666 or the Algal information line on 1800 999 457.

Swimming at Fishponds is not advised at any time due to heavy water pollution.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the NPWS Chatswood area office on 02 8448 0400 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Fri 5 Mar 2021, 1.54pm. Last reviewed: Tue 6 Apr 2021, 9.28am

Closed areas: Campground closures and changed conditions

The following campgrounds are closed:

  • Pauls Point
  • Sundeck
  • Sawyers
  • Tigersnake
  • Beehive upper and lower
  • Burrawang
  • Hideaway

Due to recent heavy rains campgrounds between Caringal and Wirritin on the Shoalhaven River, this section may be affected by flood debris and steep sand walls to access the sites. Please use caution and move onto another campground if there are issues.

There have been many changes to campgrounds along the river, including reduced campground capacity. Some sites also have extensive regrowth following fires.

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Applies from Tue 25 Aug 2020, 7.47am. Last reviewed: Tue 2 Mar 2021, 8.00am

Other planned events: Notice of 1080 ground baiting

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) will be conducting a ground baiting program using Canid Pest Ejectors (CPE) that contain 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of foxes. The program will be ongoing between Friday 29 January 2021 and Tuesday 31 August 2021 along management trails in Mount Canobolas State Conservation Area.

Readily identifiable 1080 poison signs have been positioned at trail entry points or trail junctions as well as other appropriate locations throughout the reserve.

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 the NPWS Central West area office at Bathurst on 02 6332 7640.

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Applies from Thu 29 Jun 2017, 12.48pm. Last reviewed: Fri 19 Mar 2021, 2.01pm

Closed areas: Access to base of Belmore Falls prohibited

All access to the base of Belmore Falls from Hindmarsh and Belmore Falls lookout and picnic area is permanently closed due to safety risks. Access is also closed from the causeway to the top of the falls. These access points are prohibited to visitors and penalties apply for non-compliance.

For more information, please contact the NPWS Fitzroy Falls office on 02 4887 8244 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Wed 26 Feb 2020, 10.38am. Last reviewed: Tue 16 Feb 2021, 1.46pm

Safety alerts: Watagan Road - not suitable for 2WD vehicles (Cessnock Council section)

Watagan Road from the cattle grid at the southern end of Heaton Road south, uphill to the second cattle grid at the Watagans National Park boundary, is currently not suitable for 2WD vehicles. The road is rough and steep in sections because of erosion caused by rain and vehicle traffic. Take care and drive safely.

For more information, contact the local NPWS Lake Munmorah area office on 02 4972 9000.

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Applies from Thu 14 Jan 2021, 11.10am to Tue 1 Mar 2022, 11.12am. Last reviewed: Thu 14 Jan 2021, 2.20pm

Closed areas: Big Yango precinct closed

Some parts of Big Yengo National Park are closed for repair until Tuesday 1 March 2022 following significant storm and fire damage. Trails, fords, buildings and other infrastructure need to be repaired to ensure visitor safety and enjoyment.

The closed areas are:

  • Big Yango House
  • Blue Gums campground
  • Mountain Arm campground
  • Big Yango loop trail
  • Yango walking track

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

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Applies from Wed 13 Jan 2021, 12.04pm to Mon 31 Jan 2022, 12.05pm. Last reviewed: Sun 14 Feb 2021, 3.51pm

Closed areas: Lake Eckersley campground

Lake Eckersley campground in Heathcote National Park is closed indefinitely. The nearest remote camp site is located at Kingfisher Pools. 

For further information contact the Audley Visitor Centre on 02 9542 0648.

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Applies from Fri 1 Jan 2021, 3.35pm. Last reviewed: Fri 5 Feb 2021, 9.16am

Closed areas: Tianjara fire trail

Tianjara fire trail is closed. Please do not enter the closed area.

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

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Applies from Thu 24 Dec 2020, 9.34am. Last reviewed: Mon 25 Jan 2021, 7.36am

Safety alerts: Drinking water in Capertee National Park

You'll need to bring your own water for drinking and cooking in Capertee National Park. Water supplied at Capertee Homestead and Capertee Cottage is untreated and only suitable for showering and washing dishes.

Campers at Capertee and Policemans Point campgrounds should not use water from Capertee River for drinking or cooking. 

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Applies from Thu 14 May 2020, 3.42pm. Last reviewed: Thu 21 Jan 2021, 11.25am

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 Fri 31 Jul 2020, 10.05am. Last reviewed: Thu 18 Mar 2021, 2.03pm

Closed parks: Muogamarra Nature Reserve access

Muogamarra Nature Reserve is only open to the public for 6 weeks every year, around spring time. Due to the sensitive nature of the reserve, access is restricted at other times to approved educational and research activities only.

For more information about closures, call the NPWS Contact Centre on 1300 072 757 or the NPWS North Western Sydney area office on 02 8448 0400.

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

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Applies from Mon 14 Dec 2020, 11.55am. Last reviewed: Fri 15 Jan 2021, 11.36am

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 contact 1300 072 757 (13000 PARKS).

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Applies from Fri 4 Dec 2020, 2.57pm. Last reviewed: Tue 5 Jan 2021, 9.59am

Closed areas: Campground closures and changed conditions

The following campsites are closed:

  • Pauls Point
  • Sundeck
  • Sawyers
  • Tigersnake
  • Beehive upper and lower
  • Burrawang
  • Hideaway

Due to recent heavy rains campgrounds between Caringal and Wirritin may be be affected by flood debris and steep sand walls to access the sites. Please use caution and move onto another campground if there are issues.

There have been many changes to campgrounds along the river, including reduced campground capacity. Some sites also have extensive regrowth following fires.

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Applies from Mon 16 Nov 2020, 4.30pm. Last reviewed: Mon 4 Jan 2021, 10.08am

Safety alerts: Protect your picnic - native birds may steal your food

Birds at Nielsen Park are attempting to steal food from visitors' picnics and tables due to unauthorised feeding of local native birds. To try and reduce this unwanted behaviour, NPWS is asking visitors to not actively feed any wildlife and to please bring suitable methods to cover your food. These include storage containers with sealed lids or an umbrella to cover your picnic to reduce food visibility and access.

Please note, it is illegal to feed wildlife in a national park. NPWS officers are monitoring the area and fines apply if visitors are seen actively feeding birds and promoting this unwanted behaviour.

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Applies from Tue 27 Oct 2020, 10.14am. Last reviewed: Fri 25 Dec 2020, 10.03am

Closed areas: Lower track closed

Lower track in Wolli Creek Regional Park is temporarily closed while remediation is carried out on Lot 2.

Undercliffe track remains open through to Jackson track and Turrella Reserve.

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

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Applies from Wed 30 Sep 2020, 11.54am. Last reviewed: Wed 30 Sep 2020, 4.00pm

Safety alerts: Ironbark Road access to picnic area - Last 850m 4WD only

The last 850m along Ironbark Road (Crown Road) to access Ironbark picnic area is currently limited to 4WD vehicles only. This section is not suitable to conventional 2WD vehicles due to a severely eroded hill along the Crown Road. Visitors to this section of the park travelling by conventional 2WD vehicles will have to walk the last 850 metres to access to the start of the park and Ironbark picnic area.

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Applies from Fri 25 Sep 2020, 9.00am. Last reviewed: Sun 18 Oct 2020, 6.23pm

Safety alerts: Coorongooba campground - river access

Access to the Coorongooba campground is via a causeway through the Capertee River. This causeway is subject to flooding. The Capertee River can rise unexpectedly with heavy rains falling upstream, making the causeway impassable. Please check the weather forecast before leaving home.

For more information please call the NPWS Mudgee area office on 02 6370 9000 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Fri 18 Sep 2020, 12.00am. Last reviewed: Sun 18 Oct 2020, 6.23pm

Safety alerts: Capertee National Park causeways

Access to Capertee Homestead, Capertee Cottage, Capertee campground and the western side of Capertee National Park is via a causeways through the Capertee River.

These causeways are subject to flooding. The Capertee River can rise unexpectedly with heavy rains falling upstream, making the causeway impassable. Please check the weather forecast before leaving home.

For more information please call the NPWS Mudgee area office on 02 6370 9000 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Fri 14 Aug 2020, 12.09pm. Last reviewed: Fri 21 Aug 2020, 1.24pm

Safety alerts: Diversion on Mount Keira Ring track

The staircase on the western side of Mount Keira Road at the junction of Mount Keira Road and Queen Elizabeth Drive has been closed off for repairs. Please follow the relevant signage for a slight detour to the ring track at the crossing of Queen Elizabeth Drive.

If completing the loop in a clockwise direction: head north uphill of the closed staircase for roughly 50m until you come to an opening by the road. Take care crossing the road at this point and re-join the track at the usual entry point to the eastern side of the loop.

If completing the loop in an anticlockwise direction: when you get to Queen Elizabeth Drive crossing head north for roughly 50m from the point of entry to the western side of the loop. Re-join the track at this point.

For more information, please contact the local NPWS office.

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Applies from Thu 9 Jul 2020, 2.52pm. Last reviewed: Mon 10 Aug 2020, 9.06am

Closed areas: Sugarloaf carpark closed

Sugarloaf car park is no longer open to the public. We apologise for any inconvenience.

For more information, please contact Chatswood Area office on 02 8448 0400 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Thu 25 Sep 2014, 3.40pm. Last reviewed: Mon 20 Jul 2020, 8.16am

Closed areas: Lemon Tree Forest Road closed

The section of Lemon Tree Forest Road, between Prickly Ridge Road and Yambo Forest Road, in Jilliby State Conservation Area is closed to vehicles. This closure will remain in place indefinitely due to severe erosion and 4WD vehicle damage. 

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the NPWS Central Coast area office on 02 4972 9000 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Thu 4 Jun 2020, 3.29pm. Last reviewed: Thu 4 Jun 2020, 3.51pm

Other planned events: Marangaroo National Park

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 Marangaroo 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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Applies from Tue 7 Oct 2014, 1.53pm. Last reviewed: Thu 21 May 2020, 12.13pm

Closed areas: Parts of Sugarloaf State Conservation Area closed

Parts of Sugarloaf State Conservation Area are closed for approved underground mining operations. The affected areas (see map) have been closed to protect visitor safety, because they're subject to subsidence and remediation activities from the mining operations.

The Great North Walk remains open. An update will be provided should this situation change.

If you're visiting the park, please be aware of subsidence and pollution incidents that took place in 2013, which were greater than what was expected from normal mining operations. These included a cliff fall in the north, and a subsidence and grout leak incident in the central part of Sugarloaf State Conservation Area. 

If you're planning to visit the park during this time, please stay on formed tracks and trails and observe all barriers, warning signs and safety messages. Areas subject to possible cliff fall or subsidence in both areas of the park are clearly marked. For more information, call the NPWS Lower Hunter area office on 02 4946 4100. NSW National Parks safety page.

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Applies from Thu 25 Sep 2014, 3.51pm. Last reviewed: Fri 22 May 2020, 3.03pm

Closed areas: Click Creek fire trail and Slippery Rock Road

Click Creek fire trail is closed due to extensive storm damage. The trail will remain closed until maintenance works can be completed. Slippery Rock Road is closed due to eroded surfaces making conditions unsafe. The road will reopen, subject to consent conditions once maintenance work is completed. 

Penalties apply for non-compliance For more information, contact the NPWS Central Coast Lake Munmorah area office on 02 4972 9000 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Mon 29 Sep 2014, 1.49pm. Last reviewed: Thu 2 Apr 2020, 1.17pm

Closed areas: Old Wagstaffe trail - no access through private property

There is no public access to Old Wagstaffe trail through private property. Signs show where public access is not permitted. 

Penalties apply for non-compliance

For more information, please contact the NPWS Hawkesbury North area office on 02 4320 4200 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Thu 26 Jan 2017, 12.49pm. Last reviewed: Tue 24 Mar 2020, 9.01am

Closed areas: Middle Ridge Road - fire trail closed

Middle Ridge Road is closed from the intersection of Null Road. There is no vehicle or pedestrian access to Ravensdale Road. This trail is dormant and not open for public use. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the NPWS Central Coast Lake Munmorah area office on 02 4972 9000 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Tue 18 Feb 2020, 5.42pm. Last reviewed: Thu 19 Mar 2020, 10.16am

Closed areas: Tramway trail closed due to rockfall

The Tramway trail in Mugii Murum-ban State Conservation Area is closed. The closure is due to a rockfall adjacent to the trail, and remains in place until further notice. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the local NPWS office on 02 6370 9000.

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Applies from Fri 4 Jan 2019, 1.28pm. Last reviewed: Tue 24 Mar 2020, 9.22am

Closed areas: Morisset picnic area

The Morisset section of Lake Macquarie State Conservation Area is closed from Thursday 20 December 2019. There is now no public access to the following areas:

  • The  Morisset Hospital site
  • Lake Macquarie State Conservation Area foreshore
  • Morisset picnic area.

Alternative picnic areas are located in the Lake Macquarie Council area in and around the Morisset and Bonnells Bay foreshores. There is no public access to view the kangaroos that frequent the hospital site. Members of the public can contact the hospital administrative office on 02 4973 0222. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact Central Coast area Lake Munmorah area office on 02 4972 9000 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Thu 28 Sep 2017, 11.12am. Last reviewed: Thu 27 Dec 2018, 3.47pm

Closed parks: Kemps Creek Nature Reserve closed

This park is closed due to Phytophthora contamination, unless the closure is otherwise extended or removed.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please call the NPWS Cumberland area office on 02 4572 3100.

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