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Greater Blue Mountains drive

Katoomba area in Blue Mountains National Park

Current alerts in this area

Last reviewed: Wed 24 April 2019, 11.51am

Applies from Wed 24 Apr 2019, 10.53am to Wed 30 Oct 2019, 10.53am. Last reviewed: Wed 24 Apr 2019, 11.51am.

Other planned events: 1080 wild dog baiting program

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service will be undertaking a wild dog and fox control program in Parr State Conservation Area. Canid Pest Ejectors will be laid from Monday 30 April to Wednesday 30 October 2019. Do not touch baits or ejector devices.

1080 poison is lethal to dogs and cats. Park visitors and neighbours are reminded that domestic animals are not permitted in national parks or nature reserves at any time. It is recommended that you tie your dogs up during this time if they like to roam. If you suspect your domestic dog has been in the park and triggered an ejector, take them to a vet immediately. Warning signs will be displayed to notify park visitors.

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

Applies from Wed 24 Apr 2019, 10.46am to Wed 30 Oct 2019, 10.46am. Last reviewed: Wed 24 Apr 2019, 11.44am.

Other planned events: 1080 wild dog baiting program

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service will be undertaking a wild dog and fox control program in Yengo National Park. Ejectors and baits will be laid in the park from Monday 30 April to Wednesday 30 October 2019. The program will use Canid Pest Ejectors and meat baits. Do not touch baits or ejector devices.

1080 poison is lethal to dogs and cats. Visitors and neighbours are reminded that domestic animals are not permitted in national parks or nature reserves at any time. It is recommended that you tie your dogs up during this time if they like to roam. If you suspect your domestic dog has been in the park and triggered an ejector or taken a bait, take them to a vet immediately. Warning signs will be displayed to notify park visitors.

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

Nearby alerts

Applies from Fri 24 May 2019, 11.56am. Last reviewed: Fri 24 May 2019, 3.09pm

Hazard reduction burns: NPWS NOWR Bugong SFAZ

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

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Applies from Thu 23 May 2019, 11.00am. Last reviewed: Fri 24 May 2019, 2.39pm

Hazard reduction burns: Godwins HR

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

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Applies from Wed 22 May 2019, 12.58pm. Last reviewed: Fri 24 May 2019, 1.29pm

Hazard reduction burns: Kiara Creek HR

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

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Applies from Wed 15 May 2019, 2.00pm. Last reviewed: Fri 24 May 2019, 1.28pm

Hazard reduction burns: Lawson Ridge HR

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

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Applies from Thu 23 May 2019, 11.15am. Last reviewed: Fri 24 May 2019, 1.14pm

Hazard reduction burns: HR Little Forest SFAZ

There is a fire in this park called HR Little Forest SFAZ. 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 Fri 17 May 2019, 4.30pm. Last reviewed: Fri 24 May 2019, 1.01pm

Fires - Advice: Tianjara Fire Trail

There is a fire in this park called Tianjara Fire Trail . 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 21 May 2019, 1.49pm. Last reviewed: Fri 24 May 2019, 12.41pm

Hazard reduction burns: HR Jacks Corner SFAZ

There is a fire in this park called HR Jacks Corner SFAZ. 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 Mon 20 May 2019, 11.59am. Last reviewed: Fri 24 May 2019, 11.16am

Hazard reduction burns: Bagnells West HR

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

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Applies from Fri 17 May 2019, 9.12am. Last reviewed: Thu 23 May 2019, 4.13pm

Hazard reduction burns: Waterfall West Darangan Hazard Reduction

There is a fire in this park called Waterfall West Darangan Hazard Reduction. 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 21 May 2019, 4.09pm to Fri 31 May 2019, 3.53pm. Last reviewed: Fri 24 May 2019, 2.30pm

Closed areas: Postponed: Stringy Bark Ridge hazard reduction burn

This hazard reduction burn has been postponed. This alert will be updated once a new date has been set.

NPWS was going to conduct a hazard reduction burn on Sunday 26 May 2019 in the Stringy Bark Ridge area of Berowra Valley National Park, Pennant Hills. Some tracks and trails in the park were going to be closed. These included:

  • Great North walk between Eloura Road, Westleigh and Thornleigh. Please detour this section of track via The Esplanade, Duffy Avenue and Elouera Road, Westleigh
  • Timbarra trail (Bellamy Cycleway)
  • Schofields trail
  • Apple Tree trail
  • Daphne trail
  • Pogsons trail
  • Callicoma track

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

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Applies from Thu 2 May 2019, 10.14am. Last reviewed: Tue 21 May 2019, 5.17pm

Hazard reduction burns: NPWS HR Touga SFAZ

There is a fire in this park called NPWS HR Touga SFAZ. 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 Fri 17 May 2019, 8.11am. Last reviewed: Tue 21 May 2019, 5.14pm

Hazard reduction burns: NPWS HR Stoney Hill SFAZ

There is a fire in this park called NPWS HR Stoney Hill SFAZ . 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 21 May 2019, 12.19pm. Last reviewed: Fri 24 May 2019, 11.51am

Closed areas: Lawson Ridge fire trail closed

Lawson Ridge fire trail, and all walking tracks and trails in this area of the park, are closed until further notice. This is due to hazard reduction burning and dangerous trees. This closure may last several weeks and any extension will be posted as soon as possible.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please call the Blue Mountains Heritage Centre on 02 4787 8877 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Tue 21 May 2019, 9.04am. Last reviewed: Tue 21 May 2019, 10.06am

Other planned events: Areas closed for aerial spraying program

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service will be undertaking herbicide spraying of Metsulfuron methyl 600WG between Monday 3 June and Sunday 30 June 2019. For public safety, treatment areas will be closed during the spraying. The spraying will be carried out for the control of Bitou Bush on headlands and beaches in:

  • Booti Booti National Park
  • Myall Lakes National Park (including Broughton Island)
  • Darawank Nature Reserve
  • Corrie Island Nature Reserve
  • Stormpetrel Nature Reserve
  • Little Broughton Island Nature Reserve

The program is expected to take 8 days to complete with suitable weather conditions.

Areas will be closed temporarily on the day of spraying and NPWS staff will be present during the helicopter spray operation. Please ensure you follow the directions of all warning signage and the directions of NPWS staff.

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

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Applies from Tue 21 May 2019, 4.07pm to Fri 5 Jul 2019, 4.08pm. Last reviewed: Mon 20 May 2019, 4.58pm

Closed areas: Areas closed for Scheyville pest management program

Some areas of this park are closed due to a pest management program in Scheyville, unless the closure is otherwise extended or removed. The following areas in Scheyville National Park are closed:

  • The Midson Road section
  • The Dormitory Hill Road section
  • Scheyville horse riding trails and precinct
  • Migrant walk
  • Scheyville Camp precinct

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please call the NPWS Cumberland area office on 02 4572 3100 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Mon 20 May 2019, 1.03pm to Fri 24 May 2019, 6.00pm. Last reviewed: Mon 20 May 2019, 10.47am

Closed areas: Possible closures and delays - Bagnalls West hazard reduction burn

Some areas of this park may be closed for periods of time between Wednesday 22 May and Friday 24 May 2019. This is due to hazard reduction burns and related smoke and falling tree hazards. There may also be delays in accessing these areas. The areas that might be affected are:

  • Finchley track (between the intersections with Howes (Yango) track and Moores Road)
  • Howes (Yango) track (between the intersections with Finchley track and Stockyard fire trail)
  • Finchley campground
  • Finchley Aboriginal Area and cultural walk
  • Finchley lookout
  • Stockyard fire trail
  • Quart Pot trail

Local residents will still be able to access their properties.

These closures and delays may be extended and any extension will be posted as soon as possible.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please call the NPWS Bulga office on 02 6574 5555 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Fri 17 May 2019, 3.26pm. Last reviewed: Fri 17 May 2019, 4.41pm

Safety alerts: Malabar Headland Rifle Range operation schedule

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. 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.

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

  • Every Saturday
  • 1st Sunday of the month
  • 3rd Sunday of the month
  • From Monday 15 July to Friday 19 July 2019

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, email the Environment line or call 02 9337 5511.

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Applies from Thu 16 May 2019, 2.06pm to Fri 31 May 2019, 5.00pm. Last reviewed: Thu 16 May 2019, 4.02pm

Other planned events: Somersby Falls walking track - closed for survey work

Somersby Falls walking track may be closed for short periods between 8am and 4pm, Monday to Friday, for routine survey work.

For up-to-date closure information please call the NPWS Central Coast area office, Somersby on 02 4320 4200.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please call the NPWS Central Coast 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 16 May 2019, 8.44am. Last reviewed: Thu 16 May 2019, 10.29am

Closed areas: Ramsar Road, Ash Island - closed

Ramsar Road, Ash Island is closed on Thursday 16 May and Friday 17 May 2019 for road maintenance, unless the closure is otherwise extended or removed. 

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact the NPWS Lower Hunter area office on 02 4946 4100, or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Thu 16 May 2019, 11.00am. Last reviewed: Tue 14 May 2019, 3.05pm

Hazard reduction burns: Bala Range NPWS HR

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

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Applies from Mon 13 May 2019, 3.44pm to Sun 26 May 2019, 7.39pm. Last reviewed: Wed 15 May 2019, 10.33am

Other planned events: Running event in Blue Mountains National Park

Expect runners on trails in the Katoomba, Leura and Wentworth Falls areas from Thursday 16 May to Sunday 19 May 2019. The Ultra Trail Australia 2019 running event will be underway, with 6 races of varying distances.

Please visit the Ultra Trail Australia website for further details and track routes. 

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Applies from Mon 6 May 2019, 1.59pm to Sat 25 May 2019, 1.59pm. Last reviewed: Fri 17 May 2019, 4.25pm

Other planned events: Fox trapping program

A fox trapping program will be undertaken in Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park from Monday 6 May to Saturday 25 May 2019. Areas where trapping is underway will be signposted. Please keep to the centre of formed tracks. Some areas may be closed temporarily. Signage will be in place around any closed areas.

This program is part of the southern brown bandicoot Saving our Species program. For more information, please call Project Officer Vera O'Donovan on 02 4784 7333.

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Applies from Fri 10 May 2019, 1.26pm to Fri 31 May 2019, 5.00pm. Last reviewed: Fri 10 May 2019, 3.31pm

Closed areas: Areas closed for aerial pest control operation

Some parts of Jenolan Karst Conservation Reserve, Kanangra-Boyd National Park and southern Blue Mountains National Park will be closed from 7am Monday 27 May to 5pm Friday 31 May 2019. This is due to a routine aerial pest control operation involving shooting.

All remote bushwalking routes will be closed, including Kanangra to Katoomba, and Katoomba to Mittagong.

In Jenolan Karst Conservation Reserve:

  • Most of the reserve will be closed
  • Jenolan Caves main visitor area and Six Foot Track corridor will be open

In Kanangara-Boyd National Park:

  • Most of the park will be closed
  • Six Foot Track corridor will be open
  • Kanangra Walls Road, Boyd River campground, Dingo Dell campground and Kanangra Walls lookout will be open
  • Kanangra Tops will be open. This includes Kalang Falls, Kanangra main and Danae Brook canyons and Kowmung River fire trail

In Blue Mountains National Park:

  • The southern part of the park, next to Kanangra-Boyd National Park, will be closed. This is the section bounded by Murruin Creek catchment and Bullningang-Millnigang ridges in the south
  • The section of the park south of Wild Dog Mountains will be closed
  • All sections of Kedumba River south of Kedumba Crossing will be closed
  • Oberon-Colong stock route, Mount Werong campground and Yerranderie Regional Park will be open

This operation is targeting pigs, goats and deer to protect catchment and World Heritage Area values. This closure is dependent on weather and may be extended if necessary.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please call the NPWS Oberon office on 02 6336 6200 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Fri 10 May 2019, 1.35pm to Fri 31 May 2019, 5.00pm. Last reviewed: Fri 10 May 2019, 3.31pm

Closed parks: Park closed Monday 27 May to Friday 31 May 2019 - aerial pest control operation

Yerranderie State Conservation Area will be closed from 7am Monday 27 May to 5pm Friday 31 May 2019. All remote bushwalking routes, including Katoomba to Mittagong, will be closed for this period.

This closure is due to a routine aerial pest control operation involving shooting. This operation is targeting pigs, goats and deer to protect catchment and World Heritage Area values. This closure is dependent on weather and may be extended.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please call the NPWS Oberon office on 02 6336 6200 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Fri 10 May 2019, 9.15am. Last reviewed: Fri 17 May 2019, 2.54pm

Closed areas: Bellamy trail closure

Bellamy trail in Berowra Valley National Park is closed due to unsatisfactory bridge conditions and will remain closed until further notice. This closure may be extended and any extension will be posted as soon as possible. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact Berowra Valley National Park office on 02 8448 0400 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Wed 8 May 2019, 4.25pm to Mon 30 Sep 2019, 4.09pm. Last reviewed: Wed 8 May 2019, 4.53pm

Closed areas: North Head fox control operations

A fox control operation is in progress across North Head from Tuesday 8 May 2019 until further notice. Areas where trapping is underway will be signposted. Please keep to the centre of formed tracks.

Some areas may be closed temporarily. Signage will be in place around any closed areas.

For further information please contact the Sydney North Area office on 02 9451 3479 during weekdays or 13000 PARKS (13000 72757) on weekends.

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Applies from Wed 8 May 2019, 4.09pm to Sun 30 Jun 2019, 4.00pm. Last reviewed: Wed 8 May 2019, 4.19pm

Safety alerts: Use caution on Oberon Colong stock route

Use caution on Oberon Colong Stock Route. This road is recommended for 4WD vehicles only. It has steep sections and is impassable when wet. Maintenance will be undertaken in May and June 2019 so please slow down for road works.

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

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Applies from Wed 8 May 2019, 3.34pm. Last reviewed: Thu 16 May 2019, 8.34am

Closed areas: Dudley Beach Road closure

Dudley Beach Road in Glenrock State Conservation Area will be closed on Thursday 16 May 2019 due to road repairs. It will reopen on Friday 15 May 2019 unless the closure is otherwise extended or removed.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please call the NPWS Lower Hunter area office on 02 4946 4100 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Wed 8 May 2019, 3.39pm. Last reviewed: Thu 16 May 2019, 8.34am

Closed areas: Scout Camp Road closure

Scout Camp Road in Glenrock State Conservation Area will be closed on Wednesday 15th May 2019 due to road repairs. This is unless the closure is otherwise extended or removed. 

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please call the NPWS Lower Hunter area office on 02 4946 4100 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Mon 6 May 2019, 5.02pm to Fri 20 Dec 2019, 4.48pm. Last reviewed: Mon 6 May 2019, 5.25pm

Other planned events: 1080 fox baiting program

NPWS will be conducting a 1080 baiting program for foxes from Monday 13 May 2019 to Friday 20 December 2019. The 1080 poison (sodium fluoroacetate) will be buried baits which will be laid continuously in various locations across:

  • Conjola National Park
  • Narrawallee Creek Nature Reserve
  • Meroo National Park
  • Murramarang National Park
  • Jervis Bay National Park (Lake Wollumboola and Warrain Beach)
  • Seven Mile Beach National Park
  • Comerong Island Nature Reserve

​​​​​This baiting program is in accordance with 1080 Wild Dog Baiting provisions in the Pesticide Control (1080 Liquid Concentrate and Bait Products) Order 2017.

Precautions will be taken to minimise the risk to pets and other non-target species. Please remember, it is an offence under the National Parks and Wildlife Act to allow domestic animals into national parks and nature reserves. It is also an offence to interfere with the wild dog control program.

For further information, please call the NPWS Ulladulla office on 02 4454 9500 or the NPWS Nowra office on 02 4428 6300 during business hours.

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Applies from Mon 6 May 2019, 2.57pm to Wed 1 Jan 2020, 2.52pm. Last reviewed: Mon 6 May 2019, 3.57pm

Closed areas: Fitzroy Falls Cafe closed until further notice

Fitzroy Falls Cafe in Fitzroy Falls Visitor Centre is closed until further notice due to maintenance. Fitzroy Falls Visitor Centre will remain open.

For more information, please email: FitzroyFalls.VisitorCentre@environment.nsw.gov.au or call Fitzroy Falls Visitor Centre on 02 4887 7270.

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Applies from Mon 6 May 2019, 11.44am to Mon 3 Jun 2019, 11.36am. Last reviewed: Mon 6 May 2019, 12.16pm

Other planned events: 1080 wild dog baiting program

Wild dog ground baiting using 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) is planned from Monday 6 May to Monday 3 June 2019 in the following areas:

  • Abercrombie River National Park
  • Blue Mountains National Park
  • Kanangra-Boyd National Park
  • Mares Forest National Park
  • Turon River National Park
  • Marrangaroo National Park
  • Wiarborough Nature Reserve
  • Wombeyan Karst Conservation Reserve

This program is part of a cooperative Oberon Wild Dog Management Program control program coordinated by Oberon Pest Animal Management Committee. It aims to reduce the impacts of wild dogs on stock and wildlife. If you'd like to be involved in the program, please call Central Tablelands Local Land Services on 02 6350 3110 or South East Local Land Services on 02 4824 1900.

Although not expected, some non-target or domestic animals may be affected, particularly domestic dogs. While domestic animals aren't permitted in national parks, be extra vigilant in ensuring that pets and working dogs are controlled. Ensure they are not allowed access to baiting locations during and after the program. If working dogs are being used, we suggest muzzling them during and after baiting. In the event of accidental poisoning, seek immediate veterinary assistance.

For further information please call Oberon NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service on 02 6336 6200.

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Applies from Wed 24 Apr 2019, 6.02pm. Last reviewed: Fri 3 May 2019, 4.08pm

Closed areas: Areas closed for Mailes Ridge hazard reduction burn

Some areas of this park will be closed from Friday 26 April to Friday 10 May 2019 due to a planned hazard reduction burn. This closure may be extended and any extension will be posted as soon as possible. The closed areas are:

  • Mailes Ridge walking track (including the track from Mailes Ridge to Colo Meroo)
  • Wards track
  • Gospers Ridge fire trail

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please call the NPWS Richmond office on 02 4588 2400 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Fri 3 May 2019, 3.52pm to Sun 1 Sep 2019, 10.00am. Last reviewed: Fri 3 May 2019, 3.52pm

Closed areas: Lady Bay Beach closed

Lady Bay Beach will be closed at times from May to August 2019. NSW National Parks will be repairing the sandstone retaining wall and replacing the staircase above the beach during this time.

To ensure visitor safety, the beach will be closed at times during repairs. Please don't enter closed areas during construction. We apologise for any inconvenience.

Alternative beach access is available nearby at Camp Cove, and there are clothing-optional beaches at Cobblers and Obelisk beaches in Mosman.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact the NPWS Vaucluse office on 02 9337 7000, or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Mon 6 May 2019, 8.27am to Fri 31 May 2019, 8.27am. Last reviewed: Fri 10 May 2019, 10.00pm

Other planned events: 1080 wild dog baiting program underway

Wild dog ground baiting using 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) is planned for Belford National Park and Black Creek, North Rothbury from Monday 6 May to Friday 31 May 2019.

This program is part of a coordinated control program guided by the Central Hunter Wild Dog Management Plan, which aims to mitigate the impacts of wild dogs on stock and wildlife. If you'd like to be involved in the program, please call Hunter Local Land Services on 1300 795 299.

Although not expected, some non-target or domestic animals may be affected, particularly domestic dogs. While domestic animals aren't permitted in national parks, be extra vigilant in ensuring that pets and working dogs are controlled, and not allowed access to baiting locations during and after the program. If working dogs are being used, we suggest muzzling them during and after baiting. In the event of accidental poisoning, seek immediate veterinary assistance.

For further information please contact NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service on 02 6574 5555.

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Applies from Wed 1 May 2019, 3.03pm to Fri 1 May 2020, 3.00pm. Last reviewed: Fri 17 May 2019, 5.13pm

Closed areas: Tooth's track closed due to landslide

Tooth's walking track is closed between the base of Lower Fairy Bower Falls and where it intersects with Bundanoon Creek walking track. This is due to a landslide incident.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please call Fitzroy Falls Visitors Center on 02 4887 7270 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Wed 17 Apr 2019, 8.30am. Last reviewed: Wed 1 May 2019, 1.08pm

Hazard reduction burns: Werrombi North HR

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

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Applies from Tue 7 May 2019, 11.56am to Mon 9 Sep 2019, 11.54am. Last reviewed: Wed 1 May 2019, 12.35pm

Closed areas: White Tree Bay campground closed

White Tree Bay campground is temporarily closed from Tuesday 7 May to Monday 9 September 2019 for maintenance during the cooler months. Alternative campgrounds are available nearby.

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

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Applies from Wed 1 May 2019, 11.53am to Fri 30 Aug 2019, 11.41am. Last reviewed: Wed 1 May 2019, 12.30pm

Other planned events: Dees Corner campground closed August to December 2019

Dees Corner Campground will be temporarily closed from August to December 2019 for upgrade works. These works include improvements to drainage, campsite levelling,installation of new fireplaces and road works. Alternative campgrounds nearby that allow wood fires include:

  • Banskia Green campground
  • The Wells campground
  • Stewart and Lloyds campground
  • Korsmans Landing campground

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

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Applies from Wed 1 May 2019, 5.53pm to Sun 30 Jun 2019, 5.53pm. Last reviewed: Tue 7 May 2019, 11.22am

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

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) will be conducting a 1080 wild dog ground and aerial baiting program in Manobalai Nature Reserve:

  • Ground baiting is expected to occur from Wednesday 1 May to Saturday 22 June 2019
  • Aerial baiting is expected to occur from Wednesday 1 May to Tuesday 14 May 2019

In these baiting locations, NPWS will be using fresh meat with 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate).

This program is part of the Western Hunter Wild Dog Management Plan. It is being carried out as part of a broader coordinated control program to reduce the impacts of wild dogs on stock and wildlife. If you would like to become involved in the cooperative program, please call Hunter Local Land Services on 1300 795 299.

All baiting will be done in accordance with legal requirements under the Pesticides Act 1999. Although not expected, some non-target or domestic animals may be affected, particularly domestic dogs. Domestic pets are not permitted in Manobalai Nature Reserve.

We suggest that pets be restrained to ensure they don't enter the baiting location during 1080 baiting operations. We advise that working dogs needed on private property surrounding the reserve are muzzled. In the event of accidental poisoning seek immediate veterinary assistance.

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

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Applies from Mon 8 Apr 2019, 6.07pm to Sun 30 Jun 2019, 6.08pm. Last reviewed: Tue 7 May 2019, 11.21am

Other planned events: 1080 wild dog baiting program

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) will be conducting a 1080 wild dog ground baiting program in Wollemi National Park. Ground baiting is expected to occur from Wednesday 8 May to Sunday 30 June 2019 in the following places:

  • Widden and Baerami valleys
  • Glen Gallic and Yarrawa
  • Martindale Valley
  • Appletree Flat and Bulga

In all these baiting locations NPWS will using ejectors with 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate).

This baiting program is part of the Western and Central Hunter Wild Dog Management Plan. It is being carried out as part of a broader coordinated control program to reduce the impacts of wild dogs on stock and wildlife. If you would like to be involved in the cooperative program, please call Hunter Local Land Services on 1300 795 299.

All baiting will be done in accordance with legal requirements under the Pesticides Act 1999. Although not expected, some non-target or domestic animals may be affected, particularly domestic dogs. Domestic pets are not permitted in Wollemi National Park.

We suggest that pets be restrained to ensure they don't enter the baiting location during 1080 baiting operations. In the event of accidental poisoning seek immediate veterinary assistance.

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

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Applies from Mon 29 Apr 2019, 3.38pm to Fri 29 Nov 2019, 3.36pm. Last reviewed: Thu 9 May 2019, 12.14pm

Closed areas: Minnamurra Rainforest Centre closed for refurbishment

Minnamurra Rainforest Centre, including the gift shop and visitor centre, will be closed until further notice. This is due to the construction of a new visitor centre.

Our staff are now located at the nearby Lyrebird Cafe. You can still visit the area, enjoy the available walks and use the picnic area and barbecues by the river.

There are still some sections on the boardwalks that are closed while they are being upgraded.

Penalties apply for non-complianceMinnamurra Rainforest Centre staff can still be contacted for more information on 02 4236 0469. You can also visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Mon 29 Apr 2019, 10.16am to Fri 2 Aug 2019, 5.00pm. Last reviewed: Mon 29 Apr 2019, 10.21am

Other planned events: Wild dog poison 1080 baiting program

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) will be undertaking a 1080 poison (sodium fluoroacetate) aerial, ground baiting and canid pest ejector (CPE) program. This is for wild dog control and will be in Mudgee area reserves. The program will start on Monday 29 April and finish by Friday 2 August 2019.

Domestic pets, including dogs, are not permitted in national parks or reserves. Neighbours and visitors are reminded that 1080 baits are lethal to domestic dogs and cats.

All areas will have 1080 baiting signs at access points to areas where baiting is taking place. In the event of accidental poisoning, seek immediate veterinary assistance.

We suggest that working and assistance dogs be restrained to ensure they do not enter the baiting location during poisoning operations. Dogs should be muzzled if they need to work the baiting location.

This baiting program is being carried out to reduce the impacts of wild dogs on neighbouring properties stock and wildlife.

For further information, please call the NPWS Mudgee area office on 02 3670 9000.

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Applies from Sun 28 Apr 2019, 8.00am. Last reviewed: Fri 26 Apr 2019, 12.08pm

Hazard reduction burns: Mailes Ridge HR

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

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Applies from Mon 6 May 2019, 8.00am to Mon 3 Jun 2019, 5.00pm. Last reviewed: Fri 26 Apr 2019, 10.00am

Other planned events: 1080 wild dog baiting program

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) will be undertaking 1080 poison (sodium fluoroacetate) ground baiting for wild dog and fox control in Brisbane Water National Park. The program will start on Monday 6 May and finish by Monday 3 June 2019.

Domestic pets, including dogs, are not permitted in national parks or reserves. Neighbours and visitors are reminded that 1080 baits are lethal to domestic pets.

All areas will have 1080 baiting signs at access points to areas where baiting is taking place. In the event of accidental poisoning, seek immediate veterinary assistance.

We suggest that working dogs be restrained to ensure they do not enter the baiting location during poisoning operations. Or, muzzle dogs if they need to work the baiting location during and after the baiting program.

This baiting program is being carried out as part of a broader coordinated control program to reduce the impacts of wild dogs on stock and wildlife. If you would like to be involved in the cooperative program, please call Greater Sydney Local Land Services on 1300 795 299.

For further information, please call the NPWS Central Coast area office on 02 4320 4200.

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Applies from Tue 30 Apr 2019, 4.00am to Tue 25 Jun 2019, 7.00pm. Last reviewed: Fri 26 Apr 2019, 10.00am

Other planned events: 1080 fox baiting program

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) will be using 1080 poison (sodium fluoroacetate) for fox control as buried baits in Bouddi National Park. The program will start on Tuesday 30 April 2019 and finish by Tuesday 25 June 2019.

Domestic pets, including dogs, are not permitted in national parks or reserves. Neighbours and visitors are reminded that 1080 poison baits are lethal to domestic pets.

All areas will have 1080 baiting signs at access points to areas where baiting is taking place. In the event of accidental poisoning, seek immediate veterinary assistance.

We suggest that working dogs be restrained to ensure they do not enter the baiting location during poisoning operations. Or, muzzle dogs if they need to work the baiting location during and after the baiting program.

This program is being carried out as part of a broader coordinated control program to reduce the impacts of foxes on wildlife. If you would like to be involved in the cooperative program, please call Greater Sydney Local Land Services on 1300 795 299.

For further information, please call the NPWS Central Coast area office on 02 4320 4200.

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Applies from Thu 2 May 2019, 4.00am to Thu 31 Oct 2019, 7.00pm. Last reviewed: Fri 26 Apr 2019, 9.59am

Other planned events: 1080 wild dog program

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) will be using 1080 poison (sodium fluoroacetate) for wild dog control as buried baits and capsules in ejector devices in Palm Grove Nature Reserve. The program will start on Thursday 2 May 2019 and finish by Thursday 31 October 2019.

Domestic pets, including dogs, are not permitted in national parks or reserves. Neighbours and visitors are reminded that 1080 poison baits and capsules are lethal to domestic pets.

All areas will have 1080 baiting signs at access points to areas where baiting is taking place. In the event of accidental poisoning, seek immediate veterinary assistance.

We suggest that working dogs be restrained to ensure they do not enter the baiting location during poisoning operations. Or, muzzle dogs if they are need to work the baiting location during and after the baiting program.

This program is being carried out as part of a broader coordinated control program to reduce the impacts of wild dogs on stock and wildlife. If you would like to be involved in the cooperative program, please call Greater Sydney Local Land Services on 1300 795 299.

For further information, please call the NPWS Central Coast area office on 02 4320 4200.

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Applies from Thu 25 Apr 2019, 12.29pm. Last reviewed: Fri 26 Apr 2019, 2.44pm

Safety alerts: 4WD recommended on Mount Hay Road and Murphys campground roads

Due to deteriorating road conditions, 4WD is recommended for vehicles accessing Mount Hay Road, north of Fortress Ridge, and Murphys campground.

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

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Applies from Wed 24 Apr 2019, 10.53am to Wed 30 Oct 2019, 10.53am. Last reviewed: Wed 24 Apr 2019, 11.51am

Other planned events: 1080 wild dog baiting program

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service will be undertaking a wild dog and fox control program in Parr State Conservation Area. Canid Pest Ejectors will be laid from Monday 30 April to Wednesday 30 October 2019. Do not touch baits or ejector devices.

1080 poison is lethal to dogs and cats. Park visitors and neighbours are reminded that domestic animals are not permitted in national parks or nature reserves at any time. It is recommended that you tie your dogs up during this time if they like to roam. If you suspect your domestic dog has been in the park and triggered an ejector, take them to a vet immediately. Warning signs will be displayed to notify park visitors.

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

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Applies from Wed 24 Apr 2019, 10.46am to Wed 30 Oct 2019, 10.46am. Last reviewed: Wed 24 Apr 2019, 11.44am

Other planned events: 1080 wild dog baiting program

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service will be undertaking a wild dog and fox control program in Yengo National Park. Ejectors and baits will be laid in the park from Monday 30 April to Wednesday 30 October 2019. The program will use Canid Pest Ejectors and meat baits. Do not touch baits or ejector devices.

1080 poison is lethal to dogs and cats. Visitors and neighbours are reminded that domestic animals are not permitted in national parks or nature reserves at any time. It is recommended that you tie your dogs up during this time if they like to roam. If you suspect your domestic dog has been in the park and triggered an ejector or taken a bait, take them to a vet immediately. Warning signs will be displayed to notify park visitors.

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

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Applies from Thu 18 Apr 2019, 9.10am. Last reviewed: Thu 18 Apr 2019, 9.06am

Hazard reduction burns: HR Potters North Tarlo River NP

There is a fire in this park called HR Potters North Tarlo River NP. 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 15 Nov 2017, 1.09pm. Last reviewed: Thu 16 May 2019, 11.46am

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 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 Munmorah office on 02 4972 9000.

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Applies from Fri 12 Apr 2019, 2.35pm to Fri 29 Nov 2019, 2.15pm. Last reviewed: Mon 13 May 2019, 3.54pm

Safety alerts: Roadworks on Mungo Brush Road

there will be roadworks along Mungo Brush Road between April and December 2019. Expect changed traffic conditions and possible short delays between Dark Point carpark and Stewart and Lloyds campground. Drive to traffic conditions and follow safety signs.

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

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Applies from Sat 6 Apr 2019, 12.06pm. Last reviewed: Mon 8 Apr 2019, 10.17am

Other planned events: 1080 wild dog ground baiting program

A 1080 wild dog ground baiting program will occur from Friday 12 April to Friday 10 May 2019. This program will be carried out in the Mount Werong / Jerrong area of Blue Mountains National Park on:

  • Middle Werong fire trail
  • Lower Werong fire trail
  • Mount Werong fire trail  

A reminder that domestic pets are not allowed in reserves managed by NSW National Parks and that 1080 is harmful to domestic pets.

For further information, please call the NPWS Kanangra office on 02 6336 1972.

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Applies from Sat 6 Apr 2019, 11.00am to Fri 29 Nov 2019, 11.00am. Last reviewed: Fri 10 May 2019, 2.45pm

Closed areas: Section of Mungo walking track closed

The section of Mungo walking track between Robinsons Crossing and the start of Brambles Green trail is closed until December 2019. This is for public safety during the road construction works on Mungo Brush Road.

For more information, please call the Manning Great Lakes area office on 02 6591 0300 or visit the Office of Environment and Heritage website for updates.

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Applies from Sat 6 Apr 2019, 11.00am to Fri 29 Nov 2019, 4.30pm. Last reviewed: Mon 8 Apr 2019, 10.06am

Closed areas: Duck Hole fire trail closed

Duck Hole fire trail in Myall Lakes National Park will be closed for public safety between April and December 2019 due to roadworks. A section of Mungo Brush Road is being relocated.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please call the Manning Great Lakes area office on 02 6591 0300 or visit the Office of Environment and Heritage website for updates on the relocation.

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Applies from Fri 5 Apr 2019, 2.33pm to Sun 28 Jul 2019, 10.00am. Last reviewed: Fri 5 Apr 2019, 2.33pm

Closed areas: Inscription Point track closure

Inscription Point track will be closed between Inscription Point carpark and the rock platform from Monday 29 April to Friday 26 July 2019. This is due to track upgrade works.

For more information, call the NPWS Kurnell office on 02 9668 2005.

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Applies from Fri 5 Apr 2019, 2.14pm to Sun 30 Jun 2019, 12.11pm. Last reviewed: Mon 6 May 2019, 9.02am

Safety alerts: Long Gully Road - rough road surface

High rainfall events have damaged the surface of Long Gully Road and parts of Western Distributor Road. This has exposed rocks and caused deep ruts on the road to Long Gully carpark and Castle walking track carpark. Please take care if you drive a 2WD vehicle.

For further information, please call the NPWS Ulladulla area office on 02 4454 9500.

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Applies from Fri 12 Apr 2019, 4.00pm to Sun 30 Jun 2019, 4.00pm. Last reviewed: Mon 6 May 2019, 7.39am

Closed areas: Furber Steps walking track closed

Furber Steps walking track is closed due to walking track repairs, unless the closure is otherwise extended or removed.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please call the Blue Mountains Heritage Centre on 02 4787 8877 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Wed 3 Apr 2019, 9.51am to Mon 30 Sep 2019, 9.39am. Last reviewed: Wed 15 May 2019, 3.23pm

Other planned events: Wild dog baiting program - 12 Mile Road and Little Forest Plateau in Morton National Park

A NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service contractor will be undertaking a wild dog baiting program using 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) baits in Morton National Park at 12 Mile Road and Little Forest Plateau. The program will take place from Monday 1 April to Monday 30 September 2019.

This baiting program is in accordance with the 1080 Wild Dog Baiting provisions in the Pesticide Control (1080 Liquid Concentrate and Bait Products) Order 2017.

Precautions will be taken to minimise the risk to pets and other non-target species. Please remember, it is an offence under the National Parks and Wildlife Act to allow domestic animals into national parks and nature reserves. It is also and offence to interfere with the wild dog control program.

There will be 1080 baiting notification signs at track heads in each area advising the start and finish dates of the baiting program.

For more information on this program, please call the NPWS Ulladulla office on 02 4454 9500.

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Applies from Wed 3 Apr 2019, 12.01am to Thu 3 Oct 2019, 11.59pm. Last reviewed: Sat 11 May 2019, 11.11am

Safety alerts: 1080 fox baiting program

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service is undertaking a 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) fox poison baiting program from Wednesday 3 April until Thursday 3 October 2019. The baiting program will happen in the following areas:

  • Kanangra-Boyd National Park (northern section)
  • Jenolan Karst Conservation Reserve

1080 poison will be delivered by CPE and ground baiting. Warning signs will be displayed to notify the public about this program. Domestic animals may be affected - 1080 is lethal to cats and dogs.

If you are a neighbour or plan to visit the park, please remember that domestic animals are not permitted in national parks or karst conservation reserves at any time. Please do not handle or disturb any baits.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For further information, call the NPWS Kanangra area office at Oberon on 02 6336 1972 during business hours.

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Applies from Mon 25 Mar 2019, 12.45pm to Sun 30 Jun 2019, 12.44pm. Last reviewed: Fri 22 Mar 2019, 1.18pm

Closed areas: Part of Budderoo National Park closed - pest control program underway

A small block of Budderoo National Park (Lot 7006 DP 1002504) is closed from Monday 25 March 2019 to Sunday 30 June 2019. NSW National Parks will be running a feral goat pest control program to protect threatened plant species on the site. The block is only accessible from Parishs Road, Upper Kangaroo River.

For safety reasons, no visitors will be allowed to enter, remain or pass through this block. All other parts of Budderoo National Park remain unaffected by this work.

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

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Applies from Tue 19 Mar 2019, 11.52am to Mon 30 Sep 2019, 11.47am. Last reviewed: Tue 19 Mar 2019, 11.52am

Other planned events: Online Bookings for Glendora Campground

Glendora campgrounds will be moving to online bookings as of September 2019. Customers will be required to book either online via www.nationalparks.nsw.gov.au/bookings or over the phone on 1300 072 757.

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Applies from Fri 15 Mar 2019, 12.16pm. Last reviewed: Mon 15 Apr 2019, 1.31pm

Safety alerts: Kingiman fire rehabilitation work - road closures

There will be heavy machinery works along roads in the Mount Kingiman, Croobyar area in Morton National Park, to repair damage caused by the Kingiman fire in August 2018. Some roads may be temporarily closed during the works, including:

  • Kingiman Road
  • Elephant Road
  • Carriages Road/Northern Buffer trail

For further information call the NPWS Ulladulla area office on 02 4454 9500.

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Applies from Sat 9 Mar 2019, 12.32pm. Last reviewed: Mon 15 Apr 2019, 8.49am

Closed areas: Hopetoun Falls walking track closed

Hopetoun Falls walking track is currently closed. No date has been set for reopening the track.

All other walking tracks and areas in the state conservation area are open to the public. Temporary directional signage is in place on some walking tracks. 

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please call the NPWS Bathurst office on 02 6332 7640 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Mon 4 Mar 2019, 4.12pm. Last reviewed: Mon 4 Mar 2019, 4.29pm

Other planned events: Bridge and road works at Bummaroo Ford - noise disturbance

It may be noisy at Bummaroo Ford campground during daylight hours from Monday 4 March to Wednesday 4 September 2019. This is due to bridge and roadworks occurring near the campground.

For more information, please call the NPWS Oberon office on 02 6336 1972.

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Applies from Tue 19 Feb 2019, 10.46am. Last reviewed: Wed 13 Mar 2019, 10.21am

Closed areas: Part of Minnamurra Rainforest Loop walk closed

The Minnamurra Rainforest Loop walk will be partially closed due to construction work from Tuesday 19 February 2019. The walk will be closed from the second bridge to the outdoor classroom. The Falls walk will remain open. 

For more information, please call the Minnamurra Rainforest Visitor Centre on 02 4236 0469 or the Illawarra-Highlands area office on 02 4224 4188.

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Applies from Wed 21 Oct 2015, 2.00pm. Last reviewed: Mon 18 Mar 2019, 2.13pm

Closed areas: Casuarina Track closed between Boree Road and Davidson picnic area

Casuarina track between Carrol Creek and Davidson Picnic area, Forestville is closed indefinitely due to the removal of the stairway down to the picnic area after safety concerns. Lyrebird track is the recommended alternative access which connects to the Governor Philip Walk or Ferguson Street. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please call the NPWS Forestville office on 02 9451 3479 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Thu 26 Jan 2017, 12.49pm. Last reviewed: Tue 16 Apr 2019, 10.34am

Closed areas: Middle Ridge Road - fire trail closed

Middle Ridge Road is closed from the intersection of Null Road. 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, please contact the NPWS Lakes area office on 02 4972 9000 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Mon 11 Feb 2019, 4.28pm. Last reviewed: Fri 3 May 2019, 1.30pm

Other incidents: No canoeing in Thirlmere Lakes National Park

It's not possible to canoe in Thirlmere Lakes National Park due to low lake water levels.

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Applies from Tue 10 Apr 2018, 7.00am to Sat 31 Aug 2019, 6.00pm. Last reviewed: Tue 5 Feb 2019, 2.50pm

Other planned events: Mooney Mooney Creek Bridge maintenance works

NSW Roads and Maritime Services are undertaking essential maintenance work on Mooney Mooney Creek Bridge, Old Pacific Highway. Users of the Great North Walk may experience temporary delays at this location between 7am and 6pm, Monday to Friday and between 8am and 1pm on Saturdays.

The anticipated completion date is August 2019.

For further details about the proposed maintenance work, visit the RMS project webpage. Alternatively, contact the NPWS Central Coast area office on 02 4320 4200 or by email.

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Applies from Fri 1 Feb 2019, 1.00am to Wed 31 Jul 2019, 11.59pm. Last reviewed: Thu 18 Apr 2019, 10.26am

Other planned events: 1080 fox baiting program underway

1080 fox baiting program will occur from Friday 1 February 2019 to Wednesday 31 July 2019 in Lane Cove National Park. The 1080 poison (sodium fluoroacetate) will be buried baits or ejector capsules which are laid on tracks and trails. Do not touch baits or ejector devices as they contain poison. The 1080 poison is lethal to dogs and cats, and pet owners are reminded that domestic animals are not permitted in national parks.
 

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For further information during business hours please call the NPWS Sydney North West (Lane Cove) area office on 02 8448 0400 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Fri 1 Feb 2019, 1.00am to Wed 31 Jul 2019, 11.59pm. Last reviewed: Thu 18 Apr 2019, 10.26am

Other planned events: 1080 fox baiting program underway

1080 fox baiting program will occur from Friday 1 February 2019 to Wednesday 31 July 2019 in Sydney Harbour National Park (Chowder Bay, Dobroyd, Bradleys, Georges, Middle and North headlands). The 1080 poison (sodium fluoroacetate) will be buried baits or ejector capsules which are laid on tracks and trails. Do not touch baits or ejector devices as they contain poison. The 1080 poison is lethal to dogs and cats, and pet owners are reminded that domestic animals are not permitted in national parks.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For further information during business hours please call the NPWS Sydney North (Middle Head) area office on 02 9960 6266 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Fri 1 Feb 2019, 1.00am to Wed 31 Jul 2019, 11.59pm. Last reviewed: Thu 18 Apr 2019, 10.29am

Other planned events: 1080 fox baiting program underway

1080 fox baiting program will occur from Friday 1 February 2019 to Wednesday 31 July 2019 in Garigal National Park. The 1080 poison (sodium fluoroacetate) will be buried baits or ejector capsules which are laid on tracks and trails. Do not touch baits or ejector devices as they contain poison. The 1080 poison is lethal to dogs and cats, and pet owners are reminded that domestic animals are not permitted in national parks.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For further information during business hours please call the NPWS Sydney North (Forestville) area office on 02 9451 3479 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Fri 1 Feb 2019, 1.01am to Wed 31 Jul 2019, 11.59pm. Last reviewed: Thu 18 Apr 2019, 10.29am

Other planned events: 1080 fox baiting program underway

1080 fox baiting program will occur from Friday 1 February 2019 to Wednesday 31 July 2019 in Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park. The 1080 poison (sodium fluoroacetate) will be buried baits or ejector capsules which are laid on tracks and trails. Do not touch baits or ejector devices as they contain poison. 1080 is lethal to dogs and cats, and pet owners are reminded that domestic animals are not permitted in national parks.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For further information during business hours please call the NPWS Sydney North (Forestville) area office on 02 9451 3479 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Fri 4 Jan 2019, 12.53pm. Last reviewed: Wed 16 Jan 2019, 3.30pm

Other planned events: Figure Eight Pools - check the wave risk forecast before visiting

If you’re thinking about visiting Figure Eight Pools, stay safe and check our webpage before you go. Our new wave risk forecast tool will show you the best day and time to visit and can predict ocean conditions 4 days in advance. For more information please call the Royal National Park Visitor Centre on 02 9542 0648.

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Applies from Fri 4 Jan 2019, 1.28pm. Last reviewed: Thu 16 May 2019, 11.45am

Closed areas: Morisset picnic area

The Morisset section of Lake Macquarie State Conservation Area is closed from Thursday 20 December 2018. There is restricted access to the Morisset Hospital Site and Lake Macquarie State Conservation Area foreshore and 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, please contact 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 Wed 19 Dec 2018, 12.06pm to Tue 31 Dec 2019, 11.54am. Last reviewed: Fri 25 Jan 2019, 3.23pm

Other planned events: Carrington Falls reopened for public access

The Carrington Falls precinct in Budderoo National Park has reopened after remedial work to repair infrastructure damaged by fire. There may be minor temporary disruptions during 2019 as work continues with some partial closures in place. This may limit access to the staircase and some sections of Carrington Falls and the loop track. 

Please obey any signs and barriers. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the Fitzroy Falls Visitor Centre on 02 4887 7270 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Fri 14 Dec 2018, 4.14pm to Fri 14 Jun 2019, 4.14pm. Last reviewed: Mon 14 Jan 2019, 1.50pm

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

A 1080 fox and wild dog baiting program is underway in the Kangaroo Valley, Budgong and Illaroo areas from Friday 14 December 2018 through to Friday 14 June 2018.

Baits have been placed on private properties, council reserves, the NSW National Parks estate, the Water NSW estate and vacant Crown land. Areas with 1080 baits are sign-posted with dates and information about the baiting methods.

  • Do not touch bait or ejector devices.
  • Dog owners should not allow their dogs to wander in these areas because 1080 is poisonous to domestic animals, like dogs.

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service is conducting the 1080 program in these areas to protect the endangered brush-tailed rock-wallaby. Visit the Friends of the Brush-tailed Rock-wallaby website to find out more about them.

Please refer to the cross-hatched areas on the attached map which shows land within 1km of any baiting stations.

For further information please contact Melinda Norton at the NPWS Highlands area office at Fitzroy Falls on 02 4887 8244.

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Applies from Fri 14 Dec 2018, 4.08pm to Fri 14 Jun 2019, 4.08pm. Last reviewed: Mon 14 Jan 2019, 1.49pm

Other planned events: 1080 fox baiting program underway

There is a 1080 fox baiting program in this park from Friday 14 December 2018 through to Friday 14 June 2019. 1080 baits are buried and above-ground ejector devices are also at bait station locations.

  • Do not touch the bait or ejector devices.
  • Dog owners should not allow their dogs to wander in these areas, because 1080 is poisonous to domestic pets like dogs.

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service is conducting the program to protect the threatened species in this area.

For further information please contact Melinda Norton at the NPWS Highlands area office at Fitzroy Falls on 02 4887 8244.

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Applies from Fri 14 Dec 2018, 3.57pm to Fri 14 Jun 2019, 3.57pm. Last reviewed: Mon 14 Jan 2019, 12.11pm

Other planned events: 1080 fox baiting program underway

1080 fox baiting program in the Kangaroo Valley, Budgong and Illaroo from Friday 14 December 2018 through to Friday 14 June 2019.

Baits have been placed on private properties, council reserves, NPWS estate, Water NSW estate and vacant Crown land. Areas with 1080 baits are sign-posted with dates and information about the baiting methods. Baits are buried and above ground ejector devices found at bait station locations.

  • Do not touch bait or ejector devices.
  • Dog owners should not allow their dogs to wander in these areas because your dog could be poisoned.

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service is conducting the program in these areas to protect the endangered brush-tailed rock-wallaby. Visit the Friends of the Brush-tailed Rock-wallaby website to find out more about them.

For further information please contact Melinda Norton at the NPWS Highlands area office at Fitzroy Falls on (02) 4887 8244.

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Applies from Fri 14 Dec 2018, 4.01pm to Fri 14 Jun 2019, 4.01pm. Last reviewed: Mon 14 Jan 2019, 12.11pm

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

1080 fox and wild dog baiting program in the Kangaroo Valley, Budgong and Illaroo from Friday 14 December 2018 through to Friday 14 June 2019.

Baits have been placed on private properties, council reserves, NPWS estate, Water NSW estate and vacant Crown land. Areas with 1080 baits are sign-posted with dates and information about the baiting methods.

  • Do not touch bait or ejector devices.
  • Dog owners should not allow their dogs to wander in these areas because your dog could be poisoned.

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service is conducting the program in these areas to protect the endangered brush-tailed rock-wallaby. Visit the Friends of the Brush-tailed Rock-wallaby website to find out more about them.

For further information please contact Melinda Norton at the NPWS Highlands area office at Fitzroy Falls on (02) 4887 8244.

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Applies from Fri 14 Dec 2018, 3.50pm to Fri 14 Jun 2019, 3.50pm. Last reviewed: Mon 14 Jan 2019, 12.11pm

Other planned events: 1080 fox and wild dog baiting underway

1080 fox and wild dog baiting program in the Kangaroo Valley, Budgong and Illaroo from Friday 14 December 2018 through to Friday 14 June 2019.

Baits have been placed on private properties, council reserves, NPWS estate, Water NSW estate and vacant Crown land. Areas with 1080 baits are sign-posted with dates and information about the baiting methods.

  • Do not touch bait or ejector devices.
  • Dog owners should not allow their dogs to wander in these areas because your dog could be poisoned.

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service is conducting the program in these areas to protect the endangered brush-tailed rock-wallaby. Visit the Friends of the Brush-tailed Rock-wallaby website to find out more about them.

For further information please contact Melinda Norton at the NPWS Highlands area office at Fitzroy Falls on (02) 4887 8244.

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Applies from Fri 14 Dec 2018, 4.04pm to Fri 14 Jun 2019, 4.04pm. Last reviewed: Mon 14 Jan 2019, 12.11pm

Other planned events: 1080 fox baiting program underway

There is a 1080 fox baiting program in this reserve from Friday 14 December 2018 through to Friday 14 June 2019. 1080 baits are buried and above ground ejector devices found at bait station locations.

  • Do not touch bait or ejector devices.
  • Dog owners should not allow their dogs to wander in these areas because your dog could be poisoned.

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service is conducting the program to protect the threatened species in this area.

For further information please contact Melinda Norton at the NPWS Highlands area office at Fitzroy Falls on (02) 4887 8244.

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Applies from Mon 10 Dec 2018, 2.35pm to Tue 31 Dec 2019, 2.28pm. Last reviewed: Wed 23 Jan 2019, 1.18pm

Other planned events: 1080 fox baiting program underway

A 1080 ground baiting and ejector program targeting foxes is underway in Eurobodalla National Park, Mimosa Rocks National Park, Bournda National Park and nature reserve, Gulaga National Park, Ben Boyd National Park and South East Forest National Park. The program is ongoing throughout the entire year. Visitors are reminded that 1080 is harmful to domestic animals. There are 1080 warning signs at entrances and exits throughout the reserve areas. For further information call the NPWS Merimbula area office on 02 6495 5000.

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Applies from Wed 5 Dec 2018, 7.23pm. Last reviewed: Tue 5 Feb 2019, 11.57am

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

North Head Scenic Drive gate closing and opening times will change in summer and winter. The following times include:

  • From Thursday 6 December 2018: In summer, the gate is open from 5am until 8.30pm
  • From Monday 1 April 2019: In winter, the gate is open from 6am until 6pm

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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 Thu 27 Sep 2018, 3.47pm. Last reviewed: Fri 30 Nov 2018, 9.14am

Other planned events: Trails closed to vehicles due to unsafe trail conditions

Some trails are closed in this park until further notice due to unsafe trail conditions. The affected trails include:

  • Barrington trail closed to vehicles south of the junction with Junction Pools trail
  • Tugalow trail closed
  • Thunderbolts trail closed

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 Wed 24 Oct 2018, 3.11pm. Last reviewed: Mon 26 Nov 2018, 2.48pm

Closed areas: Elephant Road bridge closed

Parts of Elephant Road (Croobyar area, 4km west of Milton) are closed due to bridge damage incurred during the Kingiman wildfire.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact Ulladulla area office on 02 4454 9500 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Sun 22 Oct 2017, 3.32pm. Last reviewed: Tue 29 Jan 2019, 2.24pm

Other planned events: 1080 fox baiting program underway

A 1080 fox baiting program is underway at Towra Point Nature Reserve, and will finish on Saturday 31 March 2019.

The program is part of the NPWS FoxTap program, and is designed to control foxes to assist in recovery of little terns and pied oystercatchers. 

1080 poison can affect non-target species like domestic dogs and cats.

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Applies from Thu 4 Oct 2018, 10.01am. Last reviewed: Mon 19 Nov 2018, 3.05pm

Safety alerts: 4WD access only to Ben Bullen trail and Baal Bone Gap picnic area

The Ben Bullen trail and Baal Bone Gap picnic area is suitable for high clearance 4WD vehicles only. There are large ruts and washed out sections in the Ben Bullen State Forest that are not suitable for low clearance vehicles. For more information please call the NPWS Mudgee area office on 02 6370 9000. 

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Applies from Tue 2 Oct 2018, 1.00pm. Last reviewed: Mon 14 Jan 2019, 2.40pm

Closed areas: Ingar campground closed

Ingar campground and Ingar Road are closed to vehicle access due to private property building works. The closure is indefinite because it relates to access through the private property. No opening date can be advised. NPWS apologises for any inconvenience caused.

Ingar Road and Ingar campground can still be accessed by walkers and cyclists.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, call the NPWS Blue Mountains Heritage Centre on 02 4787 8877 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Tue 25 Sep 2018, 11.50am. Last reviewed: Fri 15 Feb 2019, 12.30pm

Closed areas: Bicentennial trail closed

Bicentennial trail is closed due to drought conditions. Crown Lands has advised the Office of Environment and Heritage (NSW National Parks) that, due to lack of water and feed, it is strongly advised that visitors do not undertake the trek along the trail with horses. 

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact Blue Mountains Heritage Centre on 02 4787 8877 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Tue 7 Aug 2018, 4.00pm to Sun 30 Jun 2019, 3.48pm. Last reviewed: Thu 18 Oct 2018, 3.21pm

Safety alerts: Walkers in Bundanoon - take extra care

The walking tracks, steps, staircases and boardwalks to Glow Worm Glen at Bundanoon are ageing and often damp. Visitors, please take extra care.

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Applies from Wed 12 Sep 2018, 10.18am. Last reviewed: Wed 27 Mar 2019, 11.11am

Closed areas: Walking tracks upgrade

Access to walking tracks between Cape Banks and Henry Head is affected due to track upgrades:

  • The link to Cape Banks walking track and Henry Head walking track is closed
  • Cape Banks walking track to Cape banks Headland is open
  • Henry Head walking track to Cruwee Cove Beach is open

These upgrades are almost complete, however not officially open.

NSW National Parks apologises for any inconvenience this might cause. For more information please call the NPWS Greycliffe House office on 02 9337 5511.

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Applies from Tue 12 Jun 2018, 3.19pm. Last reviewed: Tue 12 Mar 2019, 9.14am

Closed areas: Gloucester Falls lookout closed for upgrade

Gloucester Falls lookout is closed due to a major upgrade. The site is closed to visitors to allow these works to be completed safely. This project has unfortunately taken longer than expected due to unforeseen site issues. NPWS apologies for any inconvenience caused and is working on opening the new facility as soon as possible.

Access to the following areas from Gloucester Tops is still open:

  • Andrew Laurie lookout
  • the Antarctic Beech forest walk
  • the River walk
  • Gloucester Tops picnic area

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please call the NPWS Gloucester area office on 02 6538 5300 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Mon 4 Jun 2018, 3.00pm. Last reviewed: Fri 6 Jul 2018, 8.54am

Safety alerts: Swimming safety in Berowra Valley National Park

Swimming is not advisable in Bewrowra Creek at certain times as the water may be subject to variable pollution levels. 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.

Applies from Sat 26 May 2018, 9.58am. Last reviewed: Thu 28 Jun 2018, 11.03am

Other planned events: Deep Pass campground toilet closed

The toilet at Deep Pass campground is temporarily closed due to capacity limitations. Planning for a  new toilet  facility is currently underway. 

Please use minimal impact  camping practices in this area. Large groups should consider camping at alternative sites. Groups in excess of 20 people require approval from the NPWS Oberon area office.

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Applies from Sun 22 Oct 2017, 12.36pm. Last reviewed: Mon 25 Mar 2019, 4.34pm

Closed areas: Prince Henry Cliff walking track - between Leura Cascades and Solitary restaurant 

Prince Henry Cliff walking track is closed between Leura Cascades and Solitary restaurant until further notice. This closure is due to a landslide that has completely blocked the track. An alternative track is available via Leura Cascades Round Walk. Visitors can also walk from Leura Cascades to Solitary restaurant adjacent Cliff Drive but should be wary of traffic.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please call the NPWS Blue Mountains Heritage Centre on (02) 4787 8877 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Wed 13 Dec 2017, 11.18am. Last reviewed: Wed 28 Mar 2018, 4.22pm

Closed areas: Partial closure of Batsh camp

A section of Batsh camp is closed due to the risk of tree branches falling. Further assessment and removal of dangerous branches will take place in the coming weeks. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact NPWS Oberon area office on (02) 6336 1972 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Fri 1 Dec 2017, 7.00am. Last reviewed: Thu 25 Apr 2019, 12.21pm

Closed areas: National Pass closed

National Pass remains closed between Valley of Waters and Slacks Stairs. The closure is indefinite following a serious rockfall in November 2017 which killed a worker and seriously injured two others. The area of the rockfall remains dangerous and the subject of external investigation. The NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service is reviewing how such geological hazards and visitor access can be managed. Visitors can access the base of the Wentworth Falls below the Grand Stairs. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact Blue Mountains Heritage Centre on (02) 4787 8877 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Wed 15 Nov 2017, 1.04pm. Last reviewed: Sun 12 May 2019, 8.41am

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 9 Nov 2017, 9.59am. Last reviewed: Thu 27 Dec 2018, 1.10pm

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 Thu 29 Jun 2017, 12.48pm. Last reviewed: Thu 28 Feb 2019, 12.18pm

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 Tue 16 Apr 2019, 1.27pm to Sun 26 May 2019, 1.27pm. Last reviewed: Wed 22 May 2019, 11.01am

Other planned events: Port to Port mountain bike event

Expect large numbers of mountain bike riders on main roads in Watagans National Park and Jilliby State Conservation Area on Saturday 25 May 2019. From 8.30am to 4.30pm, be prepared to encounter riders and other support vehicles that are part of a mountain bike event.

Be wary, drive safely and be aware of road conditions. Roads in both parks are narrow in places so take care.

The course: 

  • Starts from the State Forest mountain bike track on Mount Faulk Road
  • Proceeds north, uphill along Mount Faulk Road to the intersection of Watagan Forest Road
  • Continues left along this main road, past Boarding House Dam into Jilliby State Conservation Area, then into Olney State Forest
  • Turns left downhill along Prickly Ridge Road, past Muirs lookout
  • Then turns left into Cut Rock Road, where riders leave the park and head into private property

For more information, call the NPWS Lake Munmorah office on 02 4972 9000.

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Applies from Mon 8 May 2017, 1.45pm. Last reviewed: Mon 15 Apr 2019, 4.13pm

Other planned events: 1080 wild dog baiting in Barrington Tops

From Monday 18 March 2019, NSW National Parks is conducting a 1080 wild dog baiting program in Barrington Tops National Park and Barrington Tops State Conservation Area. The program will continue for 6 months.

For further information, please call 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 Sat 15 Apr 2017, 3.21pm to Tue 31 Dec 2019, 11.07am. Last reviewed: Thu 16 May 2019, 11.46am

Safety alerts: Watagan Forest Road not suitable for 2WD

Watagan Forest Road within Jilliby State Conservation Area is now not suitable for 2WD vehicles due to rain and 4WD damage. Drivers of 2WD vehicles are advised not to drive south along Watagan Forest Road from the Martinsville Hill Road intersection.

For more information, call the NPWS Munmorah office on 02 4972 9000.

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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 Sun 2 Oct 2016, 3.52pm. Last reviewed: Thu 16 May 2019, 11.44am

Safety alerts: Red Hill Road - some sections 4WD only

Red Hill Road in Jilliby State Conservation Area is only accessible by 4WD vehicles between Red Hill Quarry in the north and the intersection of Prestons Ridge Road in the south.

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

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Applies from Sun 22 Mar 2015, 2.11pm. Last reviewed: Wed 5 Oct 2016, 9.23am

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 Tue 23 Aug 2016, 10.51am. Last reviewed: Fri 4 Jan 2019, 4.43pm

Closed areas: Collins Flat closed

Collins Flat Beach is currently unavailable for venue hire. This is due to the impact of high visitation on the critical penguin habitat at this location. This closure will be reviewed at the end of the breeding season in February 2019. Penalties apply for non-compliance.

For more information, please contact the NPWS Mosman area office on (02) 9960 6266 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Mon 4 Jul 2016, 9.41am. Last reviewed: Thu 16 May 2019, 11.43am

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, please contact NPWS Lakes 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 10 Feb 2016, 3.18pm. Last reviewed: Mon 8 Aug 2016, 1.30pm

Closed areas: Flat Rock track - partial closure

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 Tue 1 Dec 2015, 1.46pm. Last reviewed: Mon 8 Aug 2016, 8.52am

Closed areas: Lane Cove National Park toilet closures

From Monday 7 December 2015, some toilets within this park will be closed during the week, opening only on weekends and public holidays. Toilets affected are:

  • 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- toilets will be opened for any bookings. For more information, please contact the NPWS Valleys Area office on (02) 8448 0400.

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Applies from Fri 26 Sep 2014, 8.43am. Last reviewed: Tue 8 Nov 2016, 9.29am

Closed areas: Areas closed due to rock falls

Some areas of this park are closed to public access due to rock fall hazards. Closed areas are: 

  • The northern section of the Mt Keira Ring track that extends west from the Mt Pleasant track to the stairs leading up to Queen Elizabeth Drive
  • All areas above Mt Keira Ring track to Mt Keira summit, except for the Dave Walsh track and the rock-climbing area on the western face of Mt Keira.

For more information, please contact the NPWS Illawarra area office on (02) 4224 4188.

View a map of the affected area (PDF 130KB).

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Applies from Thu 25 Sep 2014, 3.51pm. Last reviewed: Tue 16 Apr 2019, 10.18am

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 conditions, once maintenance work is completed. Penalties apply for non-compliance For more information, please contact the NPWS Lakes area office on (02) 4972 9000 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Fri 1 May 2015, 3.29pm. Last reviewed: Tue 16 Apr 2019, 10.43am

Safety alerts: Road access in Jilliby State Conservation Area

Roads in Jilliby State Conservation Area are unsealed, and accessible by 2WD in dry conditions only. 4WD's should be used at all other times. Gates may be temporarily closed on some roads, for roadworks, to prevent damage when wet. For more information, please call the Central Coast Lake Munmorah area office on 02 4972 9000.

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Applies from Thu 25 Sep 2014, 3.40pm. Last reviewed: Thu 16 May 2019, 11.46am

Closed areas: Lemon Tree Forest Road closed

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

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Applies from Fri 26 Sep 2014, 8.25am. Last reviewed: Tue 8 Nov 2016, 9.30am

Closed areas: No public access to areas located within the Sydney Catchment Area

Some areas of this park are closed as they are located within a Water Catchment Special Area.  These areas are closed to the public except with the consent of the Sydney Catchment Authority. Closed areas include the South Eastern section of the park, between the Southern Freeway and the Princes Highway. Penalties apply for non-compliance For more information, please contact NPWS Illawarra Area Office on (02) 4223 3000 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Fri 26 Sep 2014, 8.12am. Last reviewed: Tue 8 Nov 2016, 9.30am

Closed areas: No public access permitted. Reserve located entirely within Sydney Catchment Area

This park is entirely located within the Sydney Catchment Authority Special Area Zone. There is no public access. Penalties apply for non-compliance. Please contact the NPWS Illawarra area office for further information on (02) 4223 3000.

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Applies from Mon 29 Sep 2014, 1.49pm. Last reviewed: Mon 24 Oct 2016, 10.38am

Closed areas: Old Wagstaffe trail

There is no public access available through private property to Old Wagstaffe trail. Signs indicate 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: Wed 13 Jul 2016, 10.14am

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

Drive only on the waterfront, or in the Recreational Vehicle Area (RVA).

  • All dunes between the Lavis Lane and Anna Bay accesses are closed to driving.
  • The RVA, which is located south of the Lavis Lane access, is open for dune driving.

Tide warning: At high tide, sections of the beach may be impassable, plan your trip to travel at low tide. If the beach front is too narrow to pass safely, retrace your route. Do not attempt to bypass around the dunes. It is recommended 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 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 28 Aug 2015, 11.01am. Last reviewed: Tue 26 Feb 2019, 9.11am

Closed areas: Partial road closures – Mount Royal and Cassells Roads

Some areas of this park are closed due to road damage following recent weather conditions. The closed areas are:

  • Mount Royal Road beyond Mt Royal. The road is gated at this point.
  • Cassells Road between Fal Brook Bridge and Keegans track.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact the NPWS Bulga office on 02 6574 5555 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Tue 7 Oct 2014, 1.53pm. Last reviewed: Tue 22 Nov 2016, 2.14pm

Closed areas: Parts of Sugarloaf State Conservation Area are closed to the public

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 are 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.

Visitors to the park are asked to be aware of subsidence and pollution incidents that took place in this in 2013, which were greater than what was expected from normal mining operations. They included a cliff fall in the north, and a subsidence and grout leak incident in the central part of Sugarloaf State Conservation Area. Further details can be found on the Office of Environment and Heritage website.

If you are 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, contact 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, 3.27pm. Last reviewed: Thu 16 May 2019, 11.45am

Safety alerts: Access to park during wet weather

Roads in Watagans National Park are unsealed, and accessible by 2WD in dry conditions only. 4WDs should be used at all other times. Gates and roads may be temporarily closed to prevent damage when wet. Please contact the NPWS Lake Munmorah area office on 02 4972 9000 for more information.

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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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Applies from Wed 21 Jun 2017, 1.34pm. Last reviewed: Tue 21 May 2019, 3.38pm

Closed areas: Crawford River Road closed - Myall Lakes National Park section

Crawford River Road in Myall Lakes National Park is closed to vehicles until further notice due to a collapsed timber bridge. NPWS apologises for any inconvenience caused to visitors. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact the NPWS Great Lakes area office on 02 6591 0300 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Wed 11 Oct 2017, 1.46pm. Last reviewed: Sun 12 Nov 2017, 3.32pm

Other planned events: 1080 wild dog control program

NPWS will be conducting a wild dog control program from October 2017 to October 2018 for wild dogs. The program will include trapping and the use of 1080  (sodium fluoroacetate) poison baits. The program will be undertaken in the Sassafras-Tolwong-Touga area of Morton National Park. Visitors are advised not to touch traps or baits. Please be aware that domestic pets could be affected as 1080 poison is lethal to dogs and cats. Pet owners and landowners must ensure their pets and working dogs do not enter baited reserves. For further information contact the NPWS Nowra area office on (02) 4428 6300 during business hours.

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Local alerts

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

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Sandstone escarpment above Grose Valley, Blackheath, Blue Mountains National Park. Photo: Craig Marshall