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Greater Blue Mountains drive

Katoomba area in Blue Mountains National Park

Affected by closures, check current alerts 

Current alerts in this area

Last reviewed: Wed 21 October 2020, 2.10pm

Applies from Mon 12 Oct 2020, 12.00am to Fri 23 Oct 2020, 11.59pm. Last reviewed: Fri 9 Oct 2020, 11.59am.

Closed parks: Park closed for pest management operations

This park is closed from 12am Monday 12 October 2020 to 11:59PM Friday 23 October 2020 for an aerial pest control operation:

  • This program will target pigs and goats. It aims to reduce the significant impact they have on native plants and animals including threatened species
  • Other pest animals, including deer, foxes and wild dogs will be targeted if observed during the operation

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

Applies from Thu 24 Sep 2020, 3.56pm to Mon 16 Nov 2020, 11.00am. Last reviewed: Wed 7 Oct 2020, 2.27pm.

Closed parks: Upper Nepean State Conservation Area closed

Upper Nepean State Conservation Area is closed for ground pest control operation

This area will be closed from Wednesday 16 September to Monday 16 November 2020.

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

Applies from Thu 1 Oct 2020, 12.00am to Wed 31 Mar 2021, 11.59pm. Last reviewed: Tue 20 Oct 2020, 3.17pm.

Fire bans: Park fire ban

A park fire ban is in place in this park and remains in effect unless otherwise extended or removed. During park fire ban periods, all campfire and solid fuel (wood, heat beads, charcoal, briquettes, hexamine) barbecues and stoves are prohibited. Gas and electric barbecues and cookers are permitted as long as:

  • They're under direct control of an adult
  • The ground within 2m of the barbecue is cleared of all flammable materials
  • There's an adequate supply of water (minimum of a bucket)

If a Total Fire Ban is in place, different rules apply. 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.

Applies from Thu 1 Oct 2020, 12.00am to Wed 31 Mar 2021, 11.59pm. Last reviewed: Tue 20 Oct 2020, 3.17pm.

Fire bans: Goulburn River National Park part park fire ban

A park fire ban is in place in this park and remains in effect unless otherwise extended or removed. During park fire ban periods, all campfire and solid fuel (wood, heat beads, charcoal, briquettes, hexamine) barbecues and stoves are prohibited. Gas and electric barbecues and cookers are permitted as long as:

  • They're under direct control of an adult
  • The ground within 2m of the barbecue is cleared of all flammable materials
  • There's an adequate supply of water (minimum of a bucket)

Campfires are permitted in steel fireplaces in Spring Gully and Big River campgrounds.

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.

Applies from Thu 1 Oct 2020, 9.20am to Wed 31 Mar 2021, 9.21am. Last reviewed: Wed 21 Oct 2020, 2.10pm.

Fire bans: Wollemi National Park part park fire ban

A part park fire ban is in place in this park and remains in effect unless otherwise extended or removed. During park fire ban periods, all campfire and solid fuel (wood, heat beads, charcoal, briquettes, hexamine) barbecues and stoves are prohibited. Gas and electric barbecues and cookers are permitted as long as:

  • They're under direct control of an adult
  • The ground within 2m of the barbecue is cleared of all flammable materials
  • There's an adequate supply of water (minimum of a bucket)

Campfires are permitted in the following campgrounds unless a Total Fire Ban has been declared by the NSW Rural Fire Service:

  • Colo Meroo
  • Coorongooba
  • Dunn's Swamp Ganguddy
  • Newnes
  • Wheeny Creek

If a Total Fire Ban is in place, different rules apply. Contact the NSW Rural Fire Service or 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.

Nearby alerts

Applies from Sat 17 Oct 2020, 1.30pm. Last reviewed: Wed 21 Oct 2020, 4.19pm

Fires - Advice: North Head Fire

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

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Applies from Wed 21 Oct 2020, 12.24pm to Wed 28 Oct 2020, 12.25pm. Last reviewed: Wed 21 Oct 2020, 3.39pm

Closed areas: Mount Portal management trail

Mount Portal management tail is closed for road maintenance from Wednesday 21 October to Wednesday 28 October 2020. The affected areas include:

  • Portal Waterhole
  • Tunnel View lookout
  • Mount Portal lookout

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the NPWS Glenbrook area office on 02 4720 6200.

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Applies from Wed 25 Dec 2019, 8.07pm. Last reviewed: Wed 21 Oct 2020, 9.06am

Closed areas: Blue Mountains National Park - closed areas

NPWS is working to reopen walking tracks, campgrounds and accommodation where possible. However, some locations need to remain closed to ensure compliance with the current rules on public gatherings or for other reasons such as fire/flood damage.

All campgrounds and campsites 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, track works and/or flood damage:

Katoomba, Leura and Wentworth Falls

  • National Pass from Valley of Waters to Slacks Stairs, due to rockfall risk.
  • Golden Stairs and Federal Pass between Scenic World and Golden Stairs, due to a new landslide.
  • Amphitheatre Track - continued closure due to rockfall
  • Prince Henry Cliff walk and Leura Cascades round walk between Kiah lookout and Leura Cascades. Walkers accessing Leura Cascades from the east (Tarpeian Rock) must return by same route - due to crane working from Wednesday 21 to Friday 23 October.
  • Between Gordon Falls lookout and Olympian lookout, due to landslides. Detours in place. Visit the Blue Mountains City Council website for information.
  • Part of Charles Darwin walk north of Weeping Rock circuit. Visit the Blue Mountains City Council website for information.
  • Ingar campground can only be accessed via Andersons or Bedford Creek trails on foot, not via Ingar Road. 
  • Ruined Castle and Mount Solitary walking tracks, due to fire damage.
  • Kanangra to Katoomba closed south of Coxs River, Katoomba to Mittagong closed south of Coxs River.

Bullaburrra to Linden

  • Bedford Creek crossing not suitable for vehicles.

Blackheath, Medlow Bath, Mount Victoria and Bells Line

  • Walking tracks into and around Grose Valley including Perrys (below Docker lookout), Cliff Top (between Barrow lookout and Evans lookout), Bridal Veil Falls, Rodriguez Pass, and Short Ridge (aka Lockleys Pylon, closed below Pylon), due to fire damage.
  • Perrys, and Acacia Flat campgrounds are closed.
  • Other walking tracks around Blackheath, including Walls Cave, Popes Glen and Pulpit Rock, due to fire and flood damage.

Southern Blue Mountains National Park

  • The Range fire trail to Wombeyan Caves Road is open (although Wombeyan Caves remain closed).

Canyons

  • Nil

Rock climbing areas

  • Pulpit Rock and all areas that require access along closed and damaged walking tracks

 

THE FOLLOWING AREAS ARE OPEN:

Katoomba

  • Access to the Three Sisters and Giant Stairs from Echo Point
  • Katoomba, Leura and Wentworth Falls walking tracks, where not affected by other closures.
  • Narrow Neck cycle route, fire trail and Tarros Ladder
  • Mount Hay Road, Fortress Ridge, Lockleys Pylon, Mount Hay summit and Butterbox Point
  • Nellies Glen and Devils Hole
  • Six Foot track is open to walkers.
  • Kedumba Valley Road to Kedumba campground
  • McMahons lookout

Blackheath, Medlow Bath and Bells Line of Road

  • Blue Mountains Heritage Centre (social distancing required)
  • Evans lookout, Grand Canyon
  • Govetts Leap, Fairfax walking track, Govetts Loop track, Cliff Top track between Govetts Leap and Barrow lookout
  • Braeside fire trail and walking track
  • Anvil Rock, Wind Eroded Cave - vehicle access and walking tracks
  • Perrys Lookdown lookout (no access down into Grose Valley) open to walkers and cyclists only.
  • Burramoko Ridge fire trail and Hanging Rock/Baltzer lookouts
  • Point Pilcher lookout
  • Victoria Falls to Pierces Pass via Burra Korain Flat campsite, and Asgard Swamp
  • Pierces Pass (Hungerfords), Grose Valley track upstream of Pierces Pass
  • Mount Banks (cycle route and summit walk)
  • Walls lookout and Rigby Hill tracks
  • Dunphys/Green Gully campsite
  • Breakfast Creek, Medlow Gap, Wild Dog Mountains (north of Coxs River)

Southern Blue Mountains National Park

  • Yerranderie

 

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

NSW National Parks will be clearing fallen trees, removing tree hazards and undertaking minor repairs on damaged infrastructure over the next few months. Some tracks and sites may remain closed for longer periods where major infrastructure needs replacing.

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 20 Oct 2020, 2.06pm to Sat 7 Nov 2020, 2.07pm. Last reviewed: Tue 20 Oct 2020, 2.44pm

Closed areas: Glow Worm Tunnel Road closure

Glow Worm Tunnel Road on the Newnes Plateau will be closed at the Wollemi National Park boundary during weekdays from Friday 23 October until Friday 6 November 2020 for road repair works. The road will be open on weekend days during this period. This closure will also affect access to the Old Coach Road carpark for part of this time.

Glow Worm Tunnel can still be accessed from Wolgan Valley Road track head during this period. The walk to the tunnel is 3.5km one way from that location and is moderate grade (one steep hill).

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

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Applies from Tue 20 Oct 2020, 12.00pm. Last reviewed: Tue 20 Oct 2020, 2.24pm

Other planned events: Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park - increased visitation

Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park is a popular location and will close at short notice if needed to ensure visitation levels to not exceed safe capacity required by COVID social distancing guidelines.

We encourage you to:

  • Plan your visit outside of peak periods of 10am to 2pm.
  • Be prepared to move on if it is no longer possible for you to maintain a COVID-safe distance from other visitors. It is your responsibility to leave the area. Do not wait to be instructed by NPWS or police.

From Friday 23 October 2020, the maximum group size for an outdoor gathering will be increasing from 20 to 30 people, including children. Groups 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, the NPWS North Western Sydney area office on 02 8448 0400 or the NPWS Sydney North area office on 02 9451 3479.

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: Tue 20 Oct 2020, 2.15pm

Other planned events: Lane Cove National Park - increased visitation

Lane Cove National Park is a popular location and will close at short notice if needed to ensure visitation levels to not exceed safe capacity required by COVID social distancing guidelines.

We encourage you to:

  • Plan your visit outside of peak periods of 10am to 2pm.
  • Be prepared to move on if it is no longer possible for you to maintain a COVID-safe distance from other visitors. It is your responsibility to leave the area. Do not wait to be instructed by NPWS or police.

From Friday 23 October 2020, the maximum group size for an outdoor gathering will be increasing from 20 to 30 people, including children. Groups 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 Mon 21 Sep 2020, 8.00am to Fri 13 Nov 2020, 8.00am. Last reviewed: Tue 20 Oct 2020, 12.09pm

Closed areas: Tianjara Falls lookout closed

Tianjara Falls Lookout in Morton National Park is closed for construction works from Monday 21 September to Friday 13 November 2020.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the local NPWS Nowra office on 02 4428 6300.

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Applies from Fri 7 Feb 2020, 11.15am to Thu 21 Oct 2021, 9.00am. Last reviewed: Tue 20 Oct 2020, 12.01pm

Other planned events: 1080 fox and wild dog control ground baiting program

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) will be conducting a baiting program using ground baits containing 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of wild dogs and foxes. The program will be conducted between Wednesday 14 October 2020 and Wednesday 14 April 2021 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. Penalties apply for non-compliance. 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 Highlands office on 024887 8244.

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Applies from Fri 7 Feb 2020, 12.03pm to Thu 14 Oct 2021, 9.00am. Last reviewed: Tue 20 Oct 2020, 11.58am

Other planned events: 1080 fox and wild dog ground baiting program

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service is conducting an ongoing 1080 ground baiting operation from Wednesday 14 October 2020 to Wednesday 14 April 2021 to reduce the impacts on threatened species.

The operation will target foxes and wild dogs 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. If you need your dogs to work in the baiting area outside of national park estate, we suggest muzzling them.

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 Thu 14 Oct 2021, 9.00am. Last reviewed: Tue 20 Oct 2020, 11.55am

Other planned events: 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 NPWS estate within the Fitzroy Falls area.

Burial of used baits and products will occur from Wednesday 14 October 2020 to Wednesday 14 April 2021. All bait material in the pit will be buried under at least 500mm of soil, 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. Restrain working and assistance dogs to ensure they don’t enter the baiting areas. If you need your dogs to work in the baiting area outside of national park estate, we suggest muzzling them.

For more information, contact Melinda Norton at the NPWS Fitzroy Falls area office on 02 4887 8244 or send an email.

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Applies from Thu 16 Apr 2020, 12.00am. Last reviewed: Tue 20 Oct 2020, 11.26am

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 Fri 27 Mar 2020, 11.27am. Last reviewed: Tue 20 Oct 2020, 11.15am

Closed areas: Visitor areas closed

Many COVID-19 restrictions have now been lifted from visitor precincts and facilities. However, several tracks and trails will remain closed while upgrades and remediation works are completed. These closures include: 

  • Monday 22 June 2020 until further notice - Pogsons Trig trail will be closed while upgrade and remediation works are happening
  • Twin Beaches campground and toilet block remain closed until further notice while upgrade works are conducted
  • Tunks Ridge campground remains closed until further notice while staff assess safety concerns 

Please remember to practice appropriate social distancing requirements and good hygiene. From Friday 23rd October 2020, the maximum group size for an outdoor gathering will be increasing from 20 to 30 people, including children. Groups are still expected to maintain social distancing. If you arrive at a national park or other public space and it is too crowded to practice social distancing, it is your responsibility to leave the area. Do not wait to be instructed by NPWS or police.

The closing of toilets and other facilities will be decided on a case-by-case basis, with necessary site assessments considering 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 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. Please check our COVID-19 update for further information.

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Applies from Thu 8 Oct 2020, 12.25pm. Last reviewed: Tue 20 Oct 2020, 8.59am

Closed areas: No wharf access to Shark Island due to emergency maintenance

There is no wharf access to Shark Island due to emergency works on the following dates:

  • Wednesday 21 October 2020
  • Thursday 22 October 2020
  • Friday 23 October 2020

There will only be beach access on these dates. 

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Applies from Mon 19 Oct 2020, 2.38pm to Fri 13 Nov 2020, 7.00am. Last reviewed: Mon 19 Oct 2020, 4.02pm

Closed areas: Ground pest control operation

Mount Carrialoo and surrounding areas including McPhails trail in Morton National Park are closed from 7am Wednesday 21 October to 7am Thursday 12 November 2020 for a ground pest control operation.

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

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Applies from Sat 17 Oct 2020, 10.59pm. Last reviewed: Mon 19 Oct 2020, 11.55am

Closed areas: North Head Hazard reduction - closed areas

Some parts of North Head in Sydney Harbour National Park are closed due to bushfire hazard reduction burning. The closed areas include:

  • North Head Scenic Drive and Bluefish Drive
  • Fairfax walk and lookout
  • Blue Fish to Shelley Beach

Do not enter the closed areas. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, call the local park office on 02 9960 6266, or the National Parks Contact Centre on 1300 072 757 (13000 PARKS).

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Applies from Wed 19 Feb 2020, 12.01pm. Last reviewed: Mon 19 Oct 2020, 11.51am

Closed areas: Closed areas and hazardous conditions

Pipeline track and canyons accessed via this track (Starlight, Pipeline, Nightmare, Devils Pinch) in Wollemi National Park are closed.

Safety advice:

  • Please be aware that due to recent fires and floods there may be dangerous hazards in this park. These include falling trees and branches, flooded creeks and crossings, and debris on tracks.
  • If accessing remote areas of national parks, please visit the Think before you TREK page

From 1 June, all reopened campgrounds and campsites require a booking to be made before you visit.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For further information call 1300 072 757 (13000 PARKS).

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Applies from Thu 26 Mar 2020, 2.47pm. Last reviewed: Mon 19 Oct 2020, 11.43am

Closed areas: Campgrounds closed

NPWS is working to reopen all campgrounds and accommodations where possible. However, some locations need to remain closed to ensure compliance with the current rules on public gatherings, or for other reasons such as fire or flood damage.

From 1 June 2020, all reopened campgrounds and campsites will require a booking to be made before you visit.

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

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Applies from Mon 19 Oct 2020, 2.21pm to Wed 16 Dec 2020, 2.22pm. Last reviewed: Mon 19 Oct 2020, 11.16am

Closed areas: Pest management program

A pest management program involving shooting will be happening from Monday 19 October to Wednesday 16 December 2020, from sunset to sunrise. Signs will be posted on main entry gates. The park will be closed from sunset to sunrise.

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Applies from Mon 19 Oct 2020, 8.00am to Thu 31 Dec 2020, 3.25pm. Last reviewed: Fri 16 Oct 2020, 3.38pm

Other planned events: Bents Basin campground and picnic areas - 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 social distancing guidelines.

We encourage you to:

  • plan your visit outside of the peak periods of 10am to 2pm
  • 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 maintain a COVID-safe distance from other visitors.

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Applies from Wed 29 Jul 2020, 12.58pm to Mon 2 Nov 2020, 12.59pm. Last reviewed: Thu 15 Oct 2020, 2.29pm

Closed areas: Broughton Island campground closed

Broughton Island campground in Myall Lakes National Park will be closed from Wednesday 29 July until Monday 2 November 2020 while the public toilet is being replaced and upgraded. 

The island will remain open to day visitors. 

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information call the local NPWS office on 02 4984 8200.

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Applies from Mon 20 Jan 2020, 6.00pm. Last reviewed: Wed 21 Oct 2020, 2.15pm

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:
    • Badgerys Spur walking track
    • Long Point walking track
    • Bonnie View and Beauchamps lookouts
    • Erith coalmine loop walk
    • Lovers walking track
    • Mount Carnorvon walking track
    • 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:
    • Mount Bushwalker (temporary opening, please re-check this alert before setting out for the park)
    • 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

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. Caution should be taken 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 Tue 29 Sep 2020, 3.38pm to Sun 28 Feb 2021, 5.00pm. Last reviewed: Tue 13 Oct 2020, 3.50pm

Other planned events: Akuna Bay boat ramp - 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 social distancing guidelines.

We encourage you to:

  • plan your visit outside of the peak periods of 10am to 2pm
  • 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 maintain a COVID-safe distance from other visitors.

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Applies from Tue 29 Sep 2020, 2.59pm to Sun 28 Feb 2021, 5.00pm. Last reviewed: Tue 13 Oct 2020, 3.33pm

Other planned events: Middle Head - 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 social distancing guidelines.

We encourage you to:

  • plan your visit outside of the peak periods of 10am to 2pm
  • 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 maintain a COVID-safe distance from other visitors.

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Applies from Tue 29 Sep 2020, 3.14pm to Sun 28 Feb 2021, 5.00pm. Last reviewed: Tue 13 Oct 2020, 3.33pm

Other planned events: Bradleys Head to Chowder Bay walking track - 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 social distancing guidelines.

We encourage you to:

  • plan your visit outside of the peak periods of 10am to 2pm
  • 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 maintain a COVID-safe distance from other visitors.

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Applies from Tue 29 Sep 2020, 3.18pm to Sun 28 Feb 2021, 5.00pm. Last reviewed: Tue 13 Oct 2020, 3.32pm

Other planned events: Harbour Bridge to The Spit Bridge walking track - 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 social distancing guidelines.

We encourage you to:

  • plan your visit outside of the peak periods of 10am to 2pm
  • 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 maintain a COVID-safe distance from other visitors.

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Applies from Tue 29 Sep 2020, 3.06pm to Sun 28 Feb 2021, 5.00pm. Last reviewed: Tue 13 Oct 2020, 3.29pm

Other planned events: Arabanoo lookout and Dobroyd Head area - 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 social distancing guidelines.

We encourage you to:

  • plan your visit outside of the peak periods of 10am to 2pm
  • 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 maintain a COVID-safe distance from other visitors.

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Applies from Tue 29 Sep 2020, 3.04pm to Sun 28 Feb 2021, 5.00pm. Last reviewed: Tue 13 Oct 2020, 3.29pm

Other planned events: Georges Head - 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 social distancing guidelines.

We encourage you to:

  • plan your visit outside of the peak periods of 10am to 2pm
  • 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 maintain a COVID-safe distance from other visitors.

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Applies from Fri 16 Oct 2020, 10.50am to Wed 18 Nov 2020, 10.51am. Last reviewed: Tue 13 Oct 2020, 3.24pm

Other planned events: 1080 baiting program for wild dog control

The NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) will be conducting baiting using approved meat baits containing 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of wild dogs and foxes.

The program will be from 16 October to 18 November 2020 within Burragorang State Conservation Area (Silverdale, Werrombi and Oakdale area) and Nattai National Park (Lakesland and Oakdale area).

This program is part of a joint control program being coordinated by NPWS in conjunction with the Greater Sydney Local Land Services to assist with the ongoing management of wild dog impacts on production 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 poisoning operations. It is recommended that working dogs are muzzled if they are required to work near the baiting location during or after poisoning 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 poison program. Visitors are reminded not to handle or disturb any baits.

Please contact the Hawkesbury-Nattai area office on 02 4632 4500 or visit the NPWS web page alerts if you have any queries.

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Applies from Tue 13 Oct 2020, 2.44pm. Last reviewed: Tue 13 Oct 2020, 3.02pm

Other planned events: Mount Bushwalker walking track and carpark - post-fire works

Mount Bushwalker is currently open for a short time, after the Currawan fire last summer.

Large sections of the boardwalk will need to be replaced. Please take extra care when undertaking this walk.

Please check the NPWS alerts page before you travel, because the walk will be closed when staff undertake the repair work.

For more information, please contact the park office.

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Applies from Tue 29 Sep 2020, 2.53pm to Sun 28 Feb 2021, 5.00pm. Last reviewed: Tue 13 Oct 2020, 2.15pm

Other planned events: Collins Flat Beach - 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 social distancing guidelines.

We encourage you to:

  • plan your visit outside of the peak periods of 10am to 2pm
  • 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 maintain a COVID-safe distance from other visitors.

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Applies from Tue 29 Sep 2020, 2.50pm to Sun 28 Feb 2021, 5.00pm. Last reviewed: Tue 13 Oct 2020, 2.08pm

Other planned events: Fairfax walk and lookout - 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 social distancing guidelines.

We encourage you to:

  • plan your visit outside of the peak periods of 10am to 2pm
  • 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 maintain a COVID-safe distance from other visitors.

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Applies from Tue 29 Sep 2020, 2.45pm to Sun 28 Feb 2021, 5.00pm. Last reviewed: Tue 13 Oct 2020, 2.06pm

Other planned events: Bradleys Head Amphitheatre - 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 social distancing guidelines.

We encourage you to:

  • plan your visit outside of the peak periods of 10am to 2pm
  • 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 maintain a COVID-safe distance from other visitors.

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Applies from Tue 29 Sep 2020, 2.35pm to Sun 28 Feb 2021, 5.00pm. Last reviewed: Tue 13 Oct 2020, 2.05pm

Other planned events: North Head - 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 social distancing guidelines.

We encourage you to:

  • plan your visit outside of the peak periods of 10am to 2pm
  • 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 maintain a COVID-safe distance from other visitors.

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Applies from Tue 29 Sep 2020, 3.35pm to Sun 28 Feb 2021, 5.00pm. Last reviewed: Tue 13 Oct 2020, 1.39pm

Other planned events: The Basin campground and picnic area - 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 social distancing guidelines.

We encourage you to:

  • plan your visit outside of the peak periods of 10am to 2pm
  • 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 maintain a COVID-safe distance from other visitors.

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Applies from Tue 29 Sep 2020, 3.31pm to Sun 28 Feb 2021, 5.00pm. Last reviewed: Tue 13 Oct 2020, 1.38pm

Other planned events: Salvation Creek picnic area - 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 social distancing guidelines.

We encourage you to:

  • plan your visit outside of the peak periods of 10am to 2pm
  • 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 maintain a COVID-safe distance from other visitors.

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Applies from Tue 29 Sep 2020, 3.24pm to Sun 28 Feb 2021, 5.00pm. Last reviewed: Tue 13 Oct 2020, 1.32pm

Other planned events: Resolute picnic area - 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 social distancing guidelines.

We encourage you to:

  • plan your visit outside of the peak periods of 10am to 2pm
  • 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 maintain a COVID-safe distance from other visitors.

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Applies from Tue 29 Sep 2020, 3.21pm to Sun 28 Feb 2021, 5.00pm. Last reviewed: Tue 13 Oct 2020, 1.32pm

Other planned events: Barrenjoey Lighthouse area - 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 social distancing guidelines.

We encourage you to:

  • plan your visit outside of the peak periods of 10am to 2pm
  • 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 maintain a COVID-safe distance from other visitors.

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Applies from Tue 29 Sep 2020, 3.45pm to Sun 28 Feb 2021, 5.00pm. Last reviewed: Tue 13 Oct 2020, 1.31pm

Other planned events: Stepping Stone Crossing walking track - 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 social distancing guidelines.

We encourage you to:

  • plan your visit outside of the peak periods of 10am to 2pm
  • 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 maintain a COVID-safe distance from other visitors.

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Applies from Tue 29 Sep 2020, 3.27pm to Sun 28 Feb 2021, 5.00pm. Last reviewed: Tue 13 Oct 2020, 10.58am

Other planned events: West Head area - 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 social distancing guidelines.

We encourage you to:

  • plan your visit outside of the peak periods of 10am to 2pm
  • 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 maintain a COVID-safe distance from other visitors.

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Applies from Tue 13 Oct 2020, 10.37am. Last reviewed: Tue 13 Oct 2020, 10.39am

Closed areas: Barrington trail south - closed beyond Junction Pools

The last 5km of Barrington Trail south remains closed to vehicles due to trail conditions following recent wet conditions. Visitors can still access both Little Murray and Junction Pools campgrounds.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, call either the NPWS Gloucester area office on 02 6538 5300 or the NPWS Scone area office on 02 6540 2300.

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Applies from Tue 13 Oct 2020, 10.31am. Last reviewed: Tue 13 Oct 2020, 10.37am

Closed areas: Trails closed to vehicles due to unsafe trail conditions

The following trails are closed in this park until further notice, due to unsafe trail conditions:

  • Tugalow trail
  • Thunderbolts trail

There is alternative access to Gummi Falls campground via Bullocks Brush trail.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Tue 29 Sep 2020, 3.42pm to Sun 28 Feb 2021, 5.00pm. Last reviewed: Tue 13 Oct 2020, 10.33am

Other planned events: Davidson Park picnic area and boat ramp - 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 social distancing guidelines.

We encourage you to:

  • plan your visit outside of the peak periods of 10am to 2pm
  • 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 maintain a COVID-safe distance from other visitors.

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Applies from Fri 9 Oct 2020, 4.14pm to Thu 31 Dec 2020, 4.15pm. Last reviewed: Mon 12 Oct 2020, 2.38pm

Other planned events: 1080 wild dog ground baiting program

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) will be conducting a baiting program using fresh meat, manufactured baits and CPE’s containing 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of wild dogs. The program will be ongoing and continuous from Friday 9 October 2020 to Thursday 31 December 2020. The baited parks and reserves include:

  • Morton National Park
  • Conjola National Park
  • Murramarang National Pak
  • Bimberamala National Park
  • Bees Nest Nature Reserve
  • Budawang National Park
  • Parma Creek Nature Reserve
  • Jerrawangala National Park
  • Colymea State Conservation Area

All baiting locations will be signposted.

Domestic pets are not permitted in NSW national parks and reserves. 1080 is lethal to cats and dogs. Pets and working dogs must be restrained or muzzled in the vicinity and must not enter the baiting location. In the event of accidental poisoning seek immediate veterinary assistance.

For further information please call the NPWS Shoalhaven area office on 02 4428 6300.

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Applies from Wed 29 Apr 2020, 7.31am to Wed 4 Nov 2020, 11.59pm. Last reviewed: Fri 9 Oct 2020, 4.09pm

Other planned events: Notice of 1080 baiting

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) will be conducting an aerial and ground baiting program using meat baits, meat bait products and ejectors containing 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of wild dogs and foxes.

The program will be continuous and ongoing from Tuesday 5 May to Wednesday 4 November 2020 in the following parks, reserves and state conservation areas:

  • Capertee National Park
  • Dharug National Park
  • Goulburn River National Park
  • Gardens of Stone National Park
  • Wollemi National Park
  • Yengo National Park
  • Durridgere State Conservation Area
  • Mugii Murum-ban State Conservation Area
  • Parr State Conservation Area
  • Yango State Conservation Area
  • Wollemi State Conservation Area
  • Avisford Nature Reserve
  • Manobalai Nature Reserve
  • Munghorn Gap Nature Reserve
  • Appletree Aboriginal Area

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

For further information please call the NPWS Bulga or Mudgee offices on 02 6574 5555 or 02 6370 9000.

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Applies from Mon 12 Oct 2020, 12.00am to Fri 23 Oct 2020, 11.59pm. Last reviewed: Fri 9 Oct 2020, 3.19pm

Closed areas: Nullo Mountain and Bylong areas closed for pest management

The Nullo Mountain and Bylong areas in Wollemi National park are closed from midnight Monday 12 October to 11.59pm Friday 23 October 2020 for an aerial pest control operation:

  • This program will be in the Nullo Mountain and Bylong Valley sectors of Wollemi National Park. It will not be conducted near any campgrounds within Wollemi National Park
  • This program will target deer. It aims to reduce the significant impact they have on native plants and animals including threatened species
  • Other pest animals, including pigs, goats, foxes and wild dogs will be targeted if observed during the operation

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

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Applies from Mon 12 Oct 2020, 12.00am to Fri 23 Oct 2020, 11.59pm. Last reviewed: Fri 9 Oct 2020, 12.23pm

Closed areas: Remote areas closed for pest management

Remote areas of Goulburn River National Park are closed from midnight, Monday 12 October to 11.59pm, Friday 23 October 2020 for an aerial pest control operation:

  • This program will be conducted in the Goulburn River corridor and does not affect The Drip or Big River Spring Gully campgrounds
  • This program will target pigs. It aims to reduce the significant impact they have on native plants and animals including threatened species
  • Other pest animals, including deer, goats, foxes and wild dogs will be targeted if observed during the operation

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

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Applies from Mon 12 Oct 2020, 12.00am to Fri 23 Oct 2020, 11.59pm. Last reviewed: Fri 9 Oct 2020, 11.59am

Closed parks: Park closed for pest management operations

This park is closed from 12am Monday 12 October 2020 to 11:59PM Friday 23 October 2020 for an aerial pest control operation:

  • This program will target pigs and goats. It aims to reduce the significant impact they have on native plants and animals including threatened species
  • Other pest animals, including deer, foxes and wild dogs will be targeted if observed during the operation

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

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Applies from Wed 14 Oct 2020, 6.00am to Sat 19 Dec 2020, 4.00pm. Last reviewed: Thu 8 Oct 2020, 3.27pm

Closed areas: Undercliff Track - part closure

Undercliff track is closed between Fletchers lookout and the base of Princes Rock link track from Wednesday 14 October to Saturday 19 December 2020. The closure is due to walking track maintenance.

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Applies from Thu 16 Jul 2020, 12.23pm. Last reviewed: Thu 8 Oct 2020, 11.08am

Closed areas: Cafe closed

The cafe at Fitzroy Falls Visitor Centre is currently closed until mid 2021. We apologise for any inconvenience. 

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Applies from Wed 7 Oct 2020, 9.18am to Wed 18 Nov 2020, 9.27am. Last reviewed: Fri 9 Oct 2020, 2.45pm

Other planned events: Notice of 1080 baiting

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) will be conducting baiting using approved meat baits containing 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of wild dogs and foxes.

The program will be from Wednesday 7 October to Wednesday 18 November 2020 in Upper Nepean State Conservation Area (in the vicinity of Diamond Fields Road, Mittagong), Joadja Nature Reserve and Bangadilly National Park.

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

Domestic animals may be affected. Poison 1080 is lethal to cats and dogs. Residents should restrain domestic animals and ensure they do not enter the baiting location during poisoning operations. It is recommended that working dogs are muzzled if they are required to work near the baiting location during or after poisoning 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 poison program. Visitors are reminded not to handle or disturb any baits.

For more information, please contact the NPWS Hawkesbury-Nattai area office on 02 4632 4500.

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Applies from Fri 9 Oct 2020, 8.00am to Thu 29 Oct 2020, 8.00am. Last reviewed: Thu 1 Oct 2020, 9.10pm

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 Thursday 15 October to Wednesday 28 October 2020. 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 on 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 Mon 17 Aug 2020, 12.02pm to Sat 31 Oct 2020, 4.00pm. Last reviewed: Thu 8 Oct 2020, 2.08pm

Closed areas: Altered access to The Coast track from Wattamolla - closed trail

The access trail from the 4th carpark at Wattamolla to The Coast track is currently being upgraded. The upgrade works are happening from Tuesday 4 August to late October 2020.

Although the existing trail from the top carpark to The Coast track is closed during this period, The Coast track will remain open. Visitor access to and from Wattamolla to The Coast track will be via Providential Point. Please follow the signs advising the alternate route.

Local traffic through the top carpark will be maintained, although with a reduced width due to construction works. For further information, please call the NPWS Royal Visitor Centre on 02 9542 0648 or send an email.

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Applies from Wed 30 Sep 2020, 5.06pm to Mon 30 Nov 2020, 5.12pm. Last reviewed: Thu 1 Oct 2020, 11.36am

Closed areas: Lane Cove National Park - area between Downes Street and Malton Road, North Epping closed

Material containing asbestos has been confirmed as present in Lane Cove National Park, in the area between Downes Street and Malton Road, North Epping. NPWS is actively managing the asbestos risk. The area is closed until further notice.

For information about the health risks associated with asbestos visit the NSW Health website or call your local public health unit on 1300 066 055.

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Applies from Thu 1 Oct 2020, 10.34am. Last reviewed: Fri 2 Oct 2020, 12.27pm

Closed areas: Goat Island pontoon - access closed until further notice

Goat Island pontoon is currently undergoing emergency works and is closed until further notice. 

For more information call the NPWS Vaucluse office on 02 9337 5511.

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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 Thu 2 Jul 2020, 4.56pm. Last reviewed: Fri 25 Sep 2020, 6.22pm

Other incidents: Minnamurra Rainforest

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 Thu 24 Sep 2020, 3.56pm to Mon 16 Nov 2020, 11.00am. Last reviewed: Wed 7 Oct 2020, 2.27pm

Closed parks: Upper Nepean State Conservation Area closed

Upper Nepean State Conservation Area is closed for ground pest control operation

This area will be closed from Wednesday 16 September to Monday 16 November 2020.

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

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Applies from Fri 25 Sep 2020, 1.18pm. Last reviewed: Fri 25 Sep 2020, 3.21pm

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 Wed 24 Jun 2020, 1.53pm to Thu 31 Dec 2020, 7.00am. Last reviewed: Fri 25 Sep 2020, 3.19pm

Closed areas: Bungarie Bay campground closed for maintenance

Bungarie Bay campground will be closed indefinitely for redevelopment and maintenance.

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Applies from Fri 25 Sep 2020, 8.51am to Sat 31 Oct 2020, 12.14pm. Last reviewed: Fri 25 Sep 2020, 8.53am

Closed areas: Little Forrest walking track is closed due to bushfire damage

Little Forrest walking track is closed due to bushfire damage.

Do not enter the closed areas. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the local NPWS office.

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Applies from Thu 24 Sep 2020, 10.03am to Mon 21 Dec 2020, 5.00pm. Last reviewed: Thu 24 Sep 2020, 3.01pm

Closed areas: Bouddi coastal walk upgrade

Bouddi coastal walk will be closed between Little Beach and Mourawaring Moor trail from Monday 12 October to Monday 21 December 2020.

This is to ensure the safety of visitors and contractors during track upgrade and construction works on Bouddi coastal walk (Little Beach walking track). No pedestrian access is possible and no detour is in place during this closure. 

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

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Applies from Mon 19 Oct 2020, 7.00am to Thu 22 Oct 2020, 5.03pm. Last reviewed: Thu 8 Oct 2020, 2.06pm

Closed areas: Pool Flat picnic area - Audley

Pool Flat picnic area in the Audley precinct in Royal National Park will be closed to the public for a helicopter operation from 7am Monday 19 October to 5pm Thursday 22 October 2020. For safety reasons, public access to this area is restricted. 

Drone use is not permitted any where in Royal National Park. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the Royal National Park Visitor Centre on 02 9542 0648.

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Applies from Tue 22 Sep 2020, 4.11pm. Last reviewed: Wed 23 Sep 2020, 10.29am

Fires - Advice: 1058 Bellls Line Of Road Kurrajong

There is a fire in this park called 1058 Bellls Line Of Road Kurrajong. 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 22 Sep 2020, 9.27am to Fri 23 Oct 2020, 9.28am. Last reviewed: Mon 21 Sep 2020, 11.39am

Closed areas: Clover Hill Road closure

Clover Hill Road and carpark in Macquarie Pass National Park are closed for repairs and maintenance from Tuesday 22 September to Friday 23 October 2020.

You can still access Macquarie Pass National Park at Cascades picnic area. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the NPWS Wollongong area office on 02 4224 4199.

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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 Thu 1 Oct 2020, 12.00am to Wed 31 Mar 2021, 11.59pm. Last reviewed: Tue 20 Oct 2020, 3.17pm

Fire bans: Park fire ban

A park fire ban is in place in this park and remains in effect unless otherwise extended or removed. During park fire ban periods, all campfire and solid fuel (wood, heat beads, charcoal, briquettes, hexamine) barbecues and stoves are prohibited. Gas and electric barbecues and cookers are permitted as long as:

  • They're under direct control of an adult
  • The ground within 2m of the barbecue is cleared of all flammable materials
  • There's an adequate supply of water (minimum of a bucket)

If a Total Fire Ban is in place, different rules apply. 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.

Affects 8 parks nearby. Show list

Applies from Thu 1 Oct 2020, 12.00am to Wed 31 Mar 2021, 11.59pm. Last reviewed: Tue 20 Oct 2020, 3.17pm

Fire bans: Goulburn River National Park part park fire ban

A park fire ban is in place in this park and remains in effect unless otherwise extended or removed. During park fire ban periods, all campfire and solid fuel (wood, heat beads, charcoal, briquettes, hexamine) barbecues and stoves are prohibited. Gas and electric barbecues and cookers are permitted as long as:

  • They're under direct control of an adult
  • The ground within 2m of the barbecue is cleared of all flammable materials
  • There's an adequate supply of water (minimum of a bucket)

Campfires are permitted in steel fireplaces in Spring Gully and Big River campgrounds.

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.

Affects 2 parks nearby. Show list

Applies from Thu 1 Oct 2020, 12.00am to Wed 31 Mar 2021, 11.59pm. Last reviewed: Tue 20 Oct 2020, 3.17pm

Fire bans: Park fire ban

A park fire ban is in place in this park and remains in effect unless otherwise extended or removed. During park fire ban periods, all campfire and solid fuel (wood, heat beads, charcoal, briquettes, hexamine) barbecues and stoves are prohibited. Gas and electric barbecues and cookers are permitted as long as:

  • They're under direct control of an adult
  • The ground within 2m of the barbecue is cleared of all flammable materials
  • There's an adequate supply of water (minimum of a bucket)

Campfires are permitted in steel fireplaces provided in Capertee campground and Capertee Homestead.

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 Thu 1 Oct 2020, 9.20am to Wed 31 Mar 2021, 9.21am. Last reviewed: Wed 21 Oct 2020, 2.10pm

Fire bans: Wollemi National Park part park fire ban

A part park fire ban is in place in this park and remains in effect unless otherwise extended or removed. During park fire ban periods, all campfire and solid fuel (wood, heat beads, charcoal, briquettes, hexamine) barbecues and stoves are prohibited. Gas and electric barbecues and cookers are permitted as long as:

  • They're under direct control of an adult
  • The ground within 2m of the barbecue is cleared of all flammable materials
  • There's an adequate supply of water (minimum of a bucket)

Campfires are permitted in the following campgrounds unless a Total Fire Ban has been declared by the NSW Rural Fire Service:

  • Colo Meroo
  • Coorongooba
  • Dunn's Swamp Ganguddy
  • Newnes
  • Wheeny Creek

If a Total Fire Ban is in place, different rules apply. Contact the NSW Rural Fire Service or 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 Thu 2 Jan 2020, 3.31pm to Fri 1 Jan 2021, 1.00am. Last reviewed: Tue 15 Sep 2020, 9.57am

Other planned events: Middle Head office closed to public – still taking phone calls and emails

Middle Head office is closed until further notice to protect the health and safety of our visitors and staff. You can still contact us by phone or email for information.

Passes can be purchased online or by phone:

Online:

  • NPWS website
  • Service NSW when renewing your NSW vehicle registration. This includes $15 discount on a 1 year All Parks Pass or 1 year Multi Parks Pass

Phone:

National Parks Contact Centre on 1300 072 757

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Applies from Thu 2 Jan 2020, 3.24pm to Fri 1 Jan 2021, 1.00am. Last reviewed: Tue 15 Sep 2020, 9.56am

Other planned events: Forestville office closed to public – still taking phone calls and emails

Forestville office is closed until further notice to protect the health and safety of our visitors and staff. You can still contact us by phone or email for information.

Passes can be purchased online or by phone:

Online:

  • NPWS website 
  • Service NSW when renewing your NSW vehicle registration. This includes $15 discount on a 1 year All Parks Pass or 1 year Multi Parks Pass.

Phone:

National Parks Contact Centre on 1300 072 757

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Applies from Thu 30 Jan 2020, 2.50pm. Last reviewed: Wed 9 Sep 2020, 11.31am

Closed parks: Park closed - hazardous conditions and aerial pest control operations

This park is closed due to bushfire damage. NPWS are also conducting aerial pest control programs as part of the bushfire response. Do not enter this park. Penalties apply for non-compliance.

For more information contact 1300 072 757 (13000 PARKS).

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Applies from Sat 22 Aug 2020, 2.12pm to Fri 20 Nov 2020, 2.13pm. Last reviewed: Mon 14 Sep 2020, 3.43pm

Closed areas: Minnamurra Rainforest Cafe and picnic area

Minnamurra Rainforest Cafe and lower picnic area are closed due to construction works. This closure includes all barbecues. The precinct including all walks and some picnic tables remain open to visitors. No portable barbecues are permitted.

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Applies from Sat 21 Mar 2020, 8.00am to Mon 30 Nov 2020, 8.50am. Last reviewed: Thu 8 Oct 2020, 9.48am

Closed areas: Maitland Bay Information Centre closed

Maitland Bay Visitor Centre in Bouddi National Park is closed from Saturday 21 March 2020 until further notice.

For more information, contact the local NPWS office on 02 4320 4200.

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Applies from Wed 10 Feb 2016, 3.18pm. Last reviewed: Fri 4 Sep 2020, 10.12am

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 currently closed until further notice due to track safety issues where the 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 Wed 4 Mar 2020, 8.59am. Last reviewed: Fri 4 Sep 2020, 9.27am

Closed areas: Yengo National Park - closed areas

The Big Yango precinct in Yengo National Park is currently closed for repair and maintenance work.

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

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Applies from Thu 27 Aug 2020, 4.20pm. Last reviewed: Wed 7 Oct 2020, 2.28pm

Closed parks: Guula Ngurra National Park closed

Guula Ngurra National Park is closed. NSW National Parks plans to open the park within 3 months, after building works and campground facilities are completed. This closure will be reviewed on Thursday 26 November 2020.

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 4 Sep 2020, 6.00am to Fri 30 Oct 2020, 8.00pm. Last reviewed: Mon 14 Sep 2020, 10.38am

Closed areas: Part of Sir Bertram Stevens Drive closed

The section of Sir Bertram Stevens Drive between Wises track and Bundeena Drive will be closed from Friday 4 September 2020. It is expected to reopen by late October 2020, weather permitting. Transport for NSW will be working to replace the bridge over Flat Rock Creek, and there will be no through access until this is complete.

Visitors can still access the Audley precinct, including the cafe, dance hall and boatshed, via Farnell Avenue. 

Detour maps are available on the Roads and Maritime Services project webpage.

For the latest traffic updates, call 132 701, visit livetraffic.com or download the Live Traffic NSW App.

For more information or to sign up for email updates on the project, please contact Ventia Boral Amey on 1800 677 700 or send an email.

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Applies from Thu 3 Sep 2020, 9.25am to Mon 30 Nov 2020, 9.28am. Last reviewed: Thu 10 Sep 2020, 10.48am

Closed areas: Jenkins Kitchen closed

Due to COVID 19 restrictions, Jenkins Kitchen will be closed until further notice.

For more information, call 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 Wed 25 Mar 2020, 2.43pm. Last reviewed: Wed 2 Sep 2020, 5.08pm

Closed areas: Partial building closures

Outdoor areas within Hartley Historic Site and Hartley Historic Visitor Centre (including the shop and gallery) are open. The Talisman Gallery is open.

Some buildings ain Hartley Historic Site are currently closed. These include:

  • Hartley Courthouse
  • Old Post Office Cafe
  • St Bernards Church

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Applies from Tue 1 Sep 2020, 11.41am. Last reviewed: Tue 1 Sep 2020, 4.24pm

Safety alerts: McMahons Lookout Road conditions

McMahons Lookout Road is currently very rough. It is not recommended for 2WD or low profile vehicles. This is the result of erosion caused by fires and flooding in January 2020. Take care and drive safely.

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

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Applies from Mon 31 Aug 2020, 10.23am. Last reviewed: Tue 1 Sep 2020, 1.21pm

Other planned events: Cave tours temporarily suspended due to COVID-19

Caves tours are closed due to COVID-19 restrictions. NPWS is continuing to monitor advice from the NSW Government Chief Medical Officer and NSW Health, with regards to safely reopening the cave tours. We appreciate your patience during this time, while we continue to prioritise the health and safety of our staff and visitors.

For further information please visit the Jenolan Caves website.

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Applies from Tue 21 Jul 2020, 4.46pm to Thu 31 Dec 2020, 4.47pm. Last reviewed: Fri 2 Oct 2020, 9.54am

Closed areas: Borenore Karst Conservation Reserve partial closure

All caves in Borenore Karst Conservation Reserve are closed due to COVID-19 restrictions. Borenore picnic area and the walk to Verandah Cave remain open, although access to Verandah Cave is closed.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, check our COVID-19 update or contact the NPWS Bathurst area office on 02 6332 7640.

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Applies from Wed 29 Jul 2020, 12.48pm. Last reviewed: Mon 31 Aug 2020, 11.51am

Closed areas: Golden Stairs to Scenic World

Golden Stairs to Scenic World is closed due to a major landslide. Site assessments have determined that further rock falls are possible. Entering this area could be life threatening.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the local NPWS office on 02 4787 8877.

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Applies from Fri 28 Aug 2020, 3.04pm. Last reviewed: Fri 28 Aug 2020, 3.50pm

Closed areas: Kanangra-Boyd National Park part park closure

The majority of Kanangra-Boyd National Park remains closed due to fire and flood damage.

  • Only Kanangra Walls Road, Kanangra Lookout, Waterfall walk to top of Kalang Falls and Boyd River campground are open. Campers must book online before arriving at the campground.
  • Six Foot track is open. Please register with Crown Lands and Think Before You Trek before you you walk this track.

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Applies from Fri 28 Aug 2020, 11.06am. Last reviewed: Tue 29 Sep 2020, 12.37pm

Safety alerts: Clark Island wharf

The decking between the main wharf and the island has a maximum capacity of 2 people at a time.

Heavy loads are not permitted on the decking until further notice. Take care when disembarking from a boat on Clark Island.

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Applies from Tue 19 May 2020, 4.18pm. Last reviewed: Thu 27 Aug 2020, 11.03am

Closed areas: Malabar Headland Anzac Rifle Range

1. For public safety, the eastern section of Malabar Headland National Park is closed during ANZAC Rifle Range operations.

These closures may occur with little or no notice.

2. When is the eastern section of the park closed?

  • Every Saturday from 7.30am
  • Every 1st and 3rd Sunday of the month commencing Sunday 6 September 2020

3. 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

These closures apply to the eastern section of the park only (Boora Point walking track).

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

The range operation schedule is provided by the NSW Rifle Association.

4. Contacts

To contact the ANZAC Rifle Range, call 02 9661 4532.

To contact the NPWS area office, call 02 9337 5511.

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Applies from Mon 31 Aug 2020, 8.41am to Mon 30 Nov 2020, 8.42am. Last reviewed: Thu 27 Aug 2020, 9.06am

Closed areas: Neranie campground closed for upgrade works

Neranie campground and picnic area are temporarily closed from Monday 31 August 2020 until further notice for essential upgrade works. 

Neranie boat ramp and Hearts Point picnic area remain open.

For further information call the NPWS Manning Great Lakes area office on 02 6591 0300.

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Applies from Thu 27 Aug 2020, 9.00am to Wed 31 Mar 2021, 4.20pm. Last reviewed: Wed 26 Aug 2020, 1.37pm

Other planned events: 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 will take place between Thursday 27 August 2020 and Wednesday 31 March 2021 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 Tue 25 Aug 2020, 7.47am. Last reviewed: Sun 27 Sep 2020, 7.44am

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 Tuesday 18 August 2020 and Monday 28 February 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 Fri 21 Aug 2020, 3.43pm to Tue 1 Dec 2020, 3.44pm. Last reviewed: Fri 21 Aug 2020, 3.52pm

Closed areas: Cattai National Park campground closed

Cattai National Park campground is closed due to flood damage works. Cattai National Park picnic area is open for day use and picnics but not camping.

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Applies from Tue 12 May 2020, 12.20pm to Fri 30 Oct 2020, 12.21pm. Last reviewed: Tue 1 Sep 2020, 11.17am

Closed areas: Bobbin Head playground

Bobbin Head playground is closed for renovation. NSW National Parks is constructing a nature-based play area with discovery themes. We thank all our visitors for their patience and support.

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Applies from Sat 15 Aug 2020, 3.46pm to Mon 1 Feb 2021, 12.00am. Last reviewed: Mon 5 Oct 2020, 12.36pm

Other planned events: Jamberoo Mountain Road - Sections closed

Public road closures are in place on Jamberoo Mountain Road from Knights Hill Road to Misty Lane due to a land slide on Jamberoo Mountain. This affects all through traffic and also access to Barren Grounds Nature Reserve and parts of Budderoo National Park.

Kiama Municipal Council have indicated this closure may be in place for up to 6 months.  Please check NSW Live Traffic or Kiama Municipal Council for updates.

All parks will remain open and can only be accessed from Jamberoo Mountain Road via Illawarra Highway. You can drive around the side of the 'Residents Only' barrier at Knight Hill Road intersection to access the parks.There maybe unmarked road hazards including fallen trees.

Please drive safely and follow  road signsand directions of council or NPWS staff.  

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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 Tue 1 Sep 2020, 2.25pm to Sun 28 Feb 2021, 2.26pm. Last reviewed: Wed 16 Sep 2020, 8.48am

Other planned events: Notice of 1080 baiting

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) will be conducting a baiting program using Canid Pest Ejectors and fresh meat baits containing 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of wild dogs and foxes. The program will be continuous and ongoing between Tuesday 1 September 2020 and Sunday 28 February 2021 in Winburndale Nature Reserve and Girralang Nature Reserve. 

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 and must be restrained or muzzled in the vicinity of these nature reserves and must not enter these baiting locations (as 1080 is lethal to cats and dogs). 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 Wed 12 Aug 2020, 9.57am to Fri 30 Oct 2020, 9.58am. Last reviewed: Fri 2 Oct 2020, 6.06pm

Closed areas: Areas closed for track repairs

Some roads in this park are closed from Wednesday 12 August to Friday 30 October 2020 while fire and flood damage repairs are taking place. The closed roads are:

  • California trail
  • Martindale trail

Gates have been locked and signs are in place on closed roads. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the local NPWS office.

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Applies from Thu 11 Jun 2020, 9.17am to Mon 30 Nov 2020, 9.18am. Last reviewed: Tue 1 Sep 2020, 11.16am

Other planned events: Warrimoo walking track closure

Warrimoo walking track is partially closed Mondays to Thursdays from Monday 29 June 2020 until mid November 2020. Essential upgrade works include helicopter operations scheduled for Tuesday 11 August 2020. The track is closed from Warrimoo fire trail to the junction of Warrimoo track and Sphinx track.

Sphinx Memorial to Bobbin Head loop track will remain open.

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Applies from Fri 31 Jul 2020, 10.05am. Last reviewed: Fri 31 Jul 2020, 12.00pm

Closed parks: Muogamarra Nature Reserve public access season

Muogamarra Nature Reserve will not be opened to the public this August or September 2020 to manage the risk of COVID-19 transmission. The nature reserve is a protected site so visitation is strictly limited to registered opportunities for cultural and environmental learning. Following risk assessment processes, it has been determined that the safest course of action is to suspend public access, including face-to-face guided tours in 2020.

We look forward to recommencing a public access season for this reserve in 2021.

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 Thu 30 Jul 2020, 8.03am to Tue 1 Dec 2020, 8.08am. Last reviewed: Thu 30 Jul 2020, 12.07pm

Closed areas: Access to Figure 8 Pools – Burgh Ridge track closed Mondays to Thursdays

Burgh Ridge track between Garawarra Farm and the Royal Coast track is closed during the week for major upgrade works from Saturday 1 August to Tuesday 1 December 2020:

  • The track is closed Monday to Thursday
  • The track is open on Friday, Saturday and Sunday

This closure will impact people visiting Figure 8 Pools. Visitors can access Figure 8 Pools from Garie Beach and Otford lookout along the Royal coast.

For more information call the Royal National Park Visitor Centre on 02 9542 0648.

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Applies from Wed 29 Jul 2020, 2.36pm to Sat 31 Oct 2020, 2.38pm. Last reviewed: Sun 30 Aug 2020, 10.25am

Closed areas: 11km walking track

11km walking track in Dharug National Park is closed. The route is hard to follow since the Three Mile Fire.

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Applies from Mon 27 Jul 2020, 12.58pm. Last reviewed: Thu 27 Aug 2020, 2.28pm

Other incidents: Kamay Botany Bay National Park, Kurnell - Possible closure at short notice

The Kurnell area of Kamay Botany Bay National Park may close to vehicles at short notice when visitation levels exceed safe capacity. This is particularly likely over weekends and public holidays.

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Applies from Thu 11 Jun 2020, 1.48pm. Last reviewed: Wed 22 Jul 2020, 5.28pm

Closed areas: Bicentennial National trail partial closure

Some sections of the Bicentennial National trail remain closed due to bushfire and flood damage. Please contact the local area office to check if the section you wish to travel is open.

Please check the Bicentennial National trail website for further information regarding COVID19 and the trail, before planning your trip.

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Applies from Fri 17 Jul 2020, 12.11pm to Sat 31 Oct 2020, 12.14pm. Last reviewed: Mon 17 Aug 2020, 1.27pm

Closed areas: 12 Mile Road, George Boyd and Granite Falls closed due to bushfire damage

12 Mile Road and all visitor sites accessed from 12 Mile road are closed due to bushfire damage.  The closed areas include:

  • 12 Mile Road
  • George Boyd lookout, picnic area and rainforest walk
  • Granite Falls lookout and walk
  • Link Road campground

Do not enter the closed areas. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the local NPWS office.

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Applies from Fri 17 Jul 2020, 12.42pm to Sat 31 Oct 2020, 12.43pm. Last reviewed: Mon 17 Aug 2020, 1.27pm

Closed areas: Pigeon House Mountain Didthul closed due to bushfire damage

Pigeon House Mountain Didthul walking track and picnic area are closed due to bushfire damage.

Do not enter the closed areas. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the local NPWS office.

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Applies from Fri 31 Jul 2020, 10.57am to Mon 1 Feb 2021, 10.58am. Last reviewed: Mon 17 Aug 2020, 8.06am

Other planned events: 1080 fox baiting program

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service will be conducting a baiting program in Garigal National Park between Saturday 1 August 2020 and Sunday 31 January 2021. The program involves the use of manufactured baits, fresh baits and Canid Pest Ejectors (CPEs) containing 1080 poison (sodium fluroacetate) for the control of foxes. The operation is continuous and ongoing. Don’t touch baits or ejector devices.

All baiting locations are 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.

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 Forestville area office on 02 9451 3479 during business hours. Alternatively, call the NPWS after-hours call centre on 1300 056 294.

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Applies from Fri 31 Jul 2020, 10.55am to Mon 1 Feb 2021, 10.56am. Last reviewed: Mon 17 Aug 2020, 8.06am

Other planned events: 1080 fox baiting 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 Saturday 1 August 2020 and Sunday 31 January 2021 in Sydney Harbour National Park.

The affected areas are:

  • Chowder Bay
  • Dobroyd, Bradleys, Georges, Middle and North Headlands (North Head includes adjoining land of Sydney Harbour Federation Trust, Australian Institute of Police Management, and Quarantine Station)

Don’t touch baits or ejector devices. Penalties apply for non-compliance.

All baiting locations are 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.

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

For more information, contact the NPWS Middle Head area office on 02 9960 6266 during business hours. Alternatively, call the NPWS after-hours call centre on 1300 056 294.

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Applies from Fri 31 Jul 2020, 10.53am to Mon 1 Feb 2021, 10.53am. Last reviewed: Mon 17 Aug 2020, 8.06am

Other planned events: 1080 fox baiting program

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service will be conducting a baiting program in Lane Cove National Park between Saturday 1 August 2020 and Sunday 31 January 2021. The program involves the use of 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 . Don’t touch baits or ejector devices.

All baiting locations are 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.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the NPWS Lane Cove area office on 02 8448 0400 during business hours. Alternatively, call the NPWS after-hours call centre on 1300 056 294 (after hours).

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Applies from Fri 31 Jul 2020, 10.43am to Mon 1 Feb 2021, 10.44am. Last reviewed: Mon 17 Aug 2020, 8.05am

Other planned events: 1080 pest management

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service will be conducting a baiting program in Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park between Saturday 1 August 2020 and Sunday 31 January 2021. The program involves the use of manufactured baits, fresh baits and Canid Pest Ejectors (CPEs) containing 1080 poison (sodium fluroacetate) for the control of foxes.

The operation is continuous and ongoing. Don’t touch baits or ejector devices. Penalties apply for non-compliance.

All baiting locations are 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.

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

For more information, contact the NPWS Forestville area office on 02 9451 3479 or the NPWS Lane Cove area office on 02 8448 0400 during business hours.

Call the NPWS after-hours call centre on 1300 056 294 (after hours).

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Applies from Wed 15 Jul 2020, 7.51am to Thu 31 Dec 2020, 7.52am. Last reviewed: Mon 17 Aug 2020, 2.37pm

Other planned events: 1080 wild dog and fox control program

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) will be conducting a strategic baiting program for the control of wild dogs and foxes. The operation will involve the use of meat, manufactured products and Canid Pest Ejectors (CPE’s) containing 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison. The program will be continuous and ongoing from Monday 27 July to Thursday 31 December 2020 in the following parks, reserves and state conservation areas:

  • Abercrombie National Park and State Conservation Area
  • Gardens of Stone National Park
  • Wollemi National Park
  • Blue Mountains National Park
  • Turon National Park
  • Marrangaroo National Park
  • Mares Forest National Park
  • Kanangra-Boyd National Park
  • Jenolan Karst Conservation Reserve

These programs have been designed to meet NPWS priority conservation and state focused biosecurity issues. All baiting locations will be signposted.

Domestic pets are not permitted in NSW national parks and reserves. Pets and working dogs may be affected (1080 is lethal to cats and dogs). Pets and working dogs must be restrained or muzzled in the vicinity and must not enter the baiting location. In the event of accidental poisoning seek immediate veterinary assistance.

For further information, call the NPWS Kanangra area on 02 6336 6200.

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Applies from Thu 9 Jul 2020, 2.43pm. Last reviewed: Mon 10 Aug 2020, 9.08am

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:

  • Blue Wren and Illoura (Areas 4-5)
  • Carters Creek (Area 9)
  • Scribbly Gums (Area 17)
  • Bakers Flat (Area 28)
  • 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 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 11 Jun 2020, 2.07pm to Sun 31 Jan 2021, 2.08pm. Last reviewed: Thu 30 Jul 2020, 8.51am

Safety alerts: Jerusalem Creek trail pedestrian bridge damaged

Jerusalem Creek trail currently has a damaged pedestrian bridge. A diversion is in place. Please take care and follow on-site signs.

For more information, contact the local NPWS office.

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Applies from Sun 22 Mar 2015, 2.11pm. Last reviewed: Fri 21 Aug 2020, 2.04pm

Closed areas: Waratah Native Gardens picnic area closed

Waratah Native Gardens picnic area is closed for maintenance. This includes the 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 Wed 1 Jul 2020, 9.58am to Thu 31 Dec 2020, 9.58am. Last reviewed: Fri 24 Jul 2020, 11.57am

Other planned events: Notice of 1080 baiting

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

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

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

All baiting locations will be signposted. Domestic pets are not permitted in NSW national parks and reserves. Pets and working dogs may be affected (1080 is lethal to cats and dogs). Pets and working dogs must be restrained or muzzled in the vicinity and must not enter the baiting location. In the event of accidental poisoning seek immediate veterinary assistance.

For further information call the NPWS Kanangra area office on 02 6336 6200.

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Applies from Wed 26 Feb 2020, 10.38am. Last reviewed: Mon 20 Jul 2020, 8.16am

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

Watagan Road from the cattle grid at the 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 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 18 Jun 2020, 9.32am. Last reviewed: Thu 25 Jun 2020, 11.18am

Closed areas: Keverstone National Park closure

This park is closed on the western side of Bigga Road due to hazardous road conditions. For more information call the NPWS Alpine Queanbeyan branch on 02 6229 7166

Penalties apply for non-compliance.

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Applies from Tue 14 Apr 2020, 11.57am to Sat 31 Oct 2020, 12.11pm. Last reviewed: Wed 15 Jul 2020, 12.02pm

Closed parks: Park closed due to bushfire damage

This park remains closed due to bushfire damage. Do not enter the park. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the local NPWS office.

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Applies from Mon 15 Jun 2020, 9.47am to Thu 31 Dec 2020, 9.48am. Last reviewed: Mon 20 Jul 2020, 11.45am

Closed areas: Donkey Mountain closed due to fire and storm damage

The Donkey Mountain area of Gardens of Stone National Park remains closed until further notice to allow for recovery following intense wildfire and storm damage. 

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

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Applies from Sat 13 Jun 2020, 1.31pm to Thu 19 Nov 2020, 5.00pm. Last reviewed: Wed 24 Jun 2020, 2.41pm

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 and Lady Carrington Drive
  • Artillery Hill and Warumbul Road
  • Bonnie Vale campground and picnic area.
  • Asset protection zones adjacent to Maianbar, Bundeena and East Heathcote
  • Wattamolla and Garie picnic areas
  • North Era campground
  • Garrawarra Farm

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 Wed 3 Jun 2020, 5.34pm. Last reviewed: Fri 10 Jul 2020, 2.43pm

Other planned events: Six Foot Track - camping registration

If you're planning to stay at a campground managed by Crown Lands (e.g. on Six Foot Track) from 1 June 2020, you now need to fill out the Crown reserves camping registration form.

To register fill in the online form and submit.

This link can be emailed or sent by text message. The form can be submitted on a smartphone or computer.

This is requiered to comply with the Public Health Order and COVID-19 Safety Plans.

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Applies from Sun 31 May 2020, 11.00pm. Last reviewed: Wed 24 Jun 2020, 10.17am

Closed areas: Tunks Ridge campground closure

Tunks Ridge campground along Quarry Trail in Hornsby remains closed until further notice while staff assess safety concerns. 

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 Fri 5 Jun 2020, 9.14am. Last reviewed: Wed 8 Jul 2020, 9.10am

Other planned events: Camping in Mugii Murum-ban State Conservation Area

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 Mugii Murum-ban State Conservation Area, 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 Thu 4 Jun 2020, 3.33pm. Last reviewed: Thu 4 Jun 2020, 3.52pm

Other planned events: Abercrombie River National Park - campground bookings

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

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

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

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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 Wed 1 Apr 2020, 11.15am. Last reviewed: Tue 26 May 2020, 3.31pm

Other planned events: 1080 fox baiting program

We wish to advise that aerial and ground fox baiting programs using 1080 poison (sodium fluoroacetate) will be conducted in parts of Jenolan Karst Conservation Reserve and Kanangra-Boyd National Park from Monday 1 June 2020.

Aerial 1080 poison meat baits will be laid entirely within the boundaries of these parks. Properties adjacent to these parks may be in the vicinity of baits.

This program will supplement the ongoing monthly ground fox baiting program currently being conducted until 30 October 2020.

These baiting programs aim to reduce the threat posed by foxes to endangered brush-tailed rock-wallabies and other native animals, especially after the recent extensive bushfires.

Please do not touch baits or ejector devices .Penalties apply for non-compliance. 1080 poison is lethal to pets, including dogs and cats. Pets are not permitted in NSW national parks. Working dogs should be muzzled if they are required to work on or near the baiting locations, during and after poisoning. In the event of accidental poisoning, seek immediate veterinary assistance. 

Please contact Trent Forge on 02 4784 7308 or Michaela Jones on 02 4784 7302 if you have any questions about the program.

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Applies from Thu 14 May 2020, 3.42pm. Last reviewed: Mon 15 Jun 2020, 10.56am

Closed areas: Spring Creek Canyon closed due to rockfalls

The Spring Creek Canyon in Bungonia National Park 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 Tue 18 Jun 2019, 9.18am. Last reviewed: Tue 9 Jun 2020, 8.15am

Closed areas: Access to Macquarie Rivulet via top of Macquarie Pass not permitted

Access to Macquarie Rivulet from Mount Murray, at the top of Macquarie Pass is not permitted. If you access the rivulet from the top of the escarpment, you will be trespassing on private property and this action may result in police involvement.

The recommended access points for Macquarie Rivulet are via Clover Hill Road and from the Cascades/Rivulet carparks. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please call the NPWS Illawarra area office on 02 4224 4188.

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Applies from Mon 4 May 2020, 2.20pm to Mon 30 Nov 2020, 2.25pm. Last reviewed: Mon 1 Jun 2020, 11.51am

Other planned events: Pest management program

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service is conducting a 1080 ground baiting operation targeting foxes from Monday 4 May to Monday 30 November 2020. This is to reduce the impacts on threatened shorebird species, especially during the breeding season. Baits are buried and tethered.

The operation will happen in Seven Mile Beach National Park and Comerong Island Nature Reserve. Baits are placed only on NPWS estate and more than 150m from habitation.

1080 baiting signs are located at the entrance to the national park and reserve and near baiting areas. Do not touch the baits or tethers.

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

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the NPWS office at Nowra on 02 4428 6300.

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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 Fri 1 May 2015, 3.29pm. Last reviewed: Fri 22 May 2020, 3.04pm

Safety alerts: Road access in Jilliby State Conservation Area

All roads in Jilliby State Conservation Area are unsealed, and not 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 Mon 4 Jul 2016, 9.41am. Last reviewed: Fri 22 May 2020, 3.04pm

Closed areas: Maculata fire trail and Daniels Point fire trail

Maculata fire trail west from Jilliby Road linking to Daniels Point fire trail and Watagan Forest Road are closed due to 4WD damaged roads and trails. There is no through road access across Little Jilliby Jilliby Creek in either direction. 

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 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 Thu 9 Nov 2017, 9.59am. Last reviewed: Thu 21 May 2020, 9.58am

Closed areas: Phytophthora quarantine area - Barrington Tops National Park

Phytophthora is a mould that causes dieback in plants. It has 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 Wed 15 Nov 2017, 1.09pm. Last reviewed: Fri 22 May 2020, 3.03pm

Safety alerts: Yambo Forest Road not suitable for 2WD

Yambo Forest Road in Jilliby State Conservation Area is not suitable for 2WD vehicles due to rain and potential vehicle damage. 4WD access is possible from Dooralong Road through to the Lemon Tree Road intersection. Lemon Tree Road remains closed. For more information, call the NPWS Central Coast Lake Munmorah area office on 02 4972 9000.

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Applies from Thu 26 Mar 2020, 12.31pm. Last reviewed: Tue 28 Apr 2020, 8.21am

Safety alerts: 1080 wild dog and fox baiting operation

An aerial and ground baiting operation will take place in Barrington Tops National Park and State Conservation Area, Wallabadah Nature Reserve, Ben Halls Gap Nature Reserve and National Park, Crawney Pass National Park, Curracabundi National Park and State Conservation Area, Mernot Nature Reserve, Monkeycot Nature Reserve and Watchimbark Nature Reserve from Tuesday 31 March to Wednesday 30 September 2020. Meat baits containing 1080 (sodium fluroacetate) poison will be used. The program is for the control of wild dog and foxes. Baiting locations are identified by signs.

Please remember that domestic pests are not permitted on NPWS estate. 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 more information, contact the local NPWS Scone area office on 02 6540 2300 or the NPWS Gloucester area office on 02 6538 5300.

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Applies from Wed 5 Dec 2018, 7.23pm. Last reviewed: Mon 23 Mar 2020, 4.29pm

Other planned events: North Head Scenic Drive gate opening and closing times

North Head Scenic Drive gate closing and opening times are:

  • From 1 October to 31 March each year, the gate is open from 5am to 8.30pm
  • From 1 April to 30 September each year, the gate is open from 6am to 6pm

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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 14 May 2015, 10.45am. Last reviewed: Mon 2 Mar 2020, 10.28am

Safety alerts: No driving on dunes, except for in the Recreational Vehicle Area

All dunes between the Lavis Lane and Anna Bay access areas are closed to driving. Drive only on the waterfront, or in the Recreational Vehicle Area (RVA). The RVA is located south of the Lavis Lane access, and is now open for dune driving.

Be aware of tides. At high tide, sections of the beach may be impassable. Plan your trip so that you travel at low tide. If the beachfront is too narrow to pass safely, retrace your route. Do not attempt to bypass around the dunes.

We recommend that you do not drive on the beach 2 hours before and after high tide. Visit the Bureau of Meteorology website for further information.

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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 Wed 19 Feb 2020, 9.27am. Last reviewed: Thu 19 Mar 2020, 3.53pm

Safety alerts: Marramarra Ridge public access road - drive with caution

The Marramarra Ridge public access road, from Bloodwood Road to the Marramarra Ridge trail gate, should be driven slowly and with care in 2WD vehicles. The road surface has become rough and potholed due to wear and tear, compounded by impacts from heavy rains in February 2020. Roadworks are scheduled to occur prior to July 2020.

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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 Tue 29 Oct 2019, 2.58pm. Last reviewed: Fri 29 Nov 2019, 3.10pm

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.

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 Mon 12 Aug 2019, 12.49pm. Last reviewed: Fri 23 Aug 2019, 10.21am

Safety alerts: Lower steps on Shark Island Wharf closed

The lower 4 steps of Shark Island Wharf are closed due to a safety hazard. Using these steps for berthing, drop-off and pick-up is prohibited. Access is only possible using the upper stairs.

Small vessels and boats may not be able to berth, particularly at low tide.

For more information, call 02 9337 5511.

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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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Applies from Wed 15 Nov 2017, 1.04pm. Last reviewed: Tue 24 Mar 2020, 9.00am

Safety alerts: Watagan Forest Road

Watagan Forest Road in Jilliby State Conservation Area and the southern section of Wyong State Forest is not suitable for 2WD vehicles due to rain and vehicle damage.  4WD access is available from the Jilliby Road access in the south, north to the Middle Ridge Road Intersection. 

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Applies from Thu 29 Jun 2017, 12.48pm. Last reviewed: Thu 30 Apr 2020, 9.31am

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 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 Fri 10 Mar 2017, 4.14pm. Last reviewed: Thu 18 May 2017, 2.40pm

Closed areas: Wheeny Creek campground - Boobook camp area closed

Boobook campground and picnic area within Wheeny Creek campground and picnic area is closed for management purposes. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact the NPWS Richmond area office on (02) 4588 2400 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Tue 30 Sep 2014, 5.29pm. Last reviewed: Mon 18 Mar 2019, 10.32am

Closed areas: Pipeline track

The Pipeline track between Glen Davis and Newnes is closed until further notice. There is no access across private property at Glen Davis, and trespassing is prohibited. For more information please call NPWS Heritage Centre on (02) 4787 8877, open 7 days a week, or NPWS Mudgee on (02) 6370 9000, Monday to Friday, or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Fri 1 May 2015, 4.12pm. Last reviewed: Thu 14 Jul 2016, 1.00pm

Safety alerts: Audley precinct in wet weather

Access across the Audley Weir may be closed due to river flooding during times of wet weather. During wet weather, NPWS advise park visitors to visit Live Traffic NSW to ascertain the status of the Weir crossing before commencing their travel to the park. During times of closure, access to Bundeena, Maianbar residential areas, Royal National Park Visitor Centre, including the Audley Dance hall and cafe, is via McKell Ave Waterfall.

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For the latest updates on fires, closures and other alerts in this area, see https://www.nationalparks.nsw.gov.au/things-to-do/driving-routes/greater-blue-mountains-drive/local-alerts

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