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Blue Mountains National Park

Current alerts in this area

Last reviewed: Wed 22 August 2018, 10.22am

Applies from Sat 1 Sep 2018, 3.50pm to Sun 31 Mar 2019, 3.51pm. Last reviewed: Wed 22 Aug 2018, 10.22am.

Fire bans: Fire Ban - Wollemi National Park

A solid fuel fire ban is in place in this park and remains in effect until Wednesday Sunday 31 March 2019.

The fire ban applies to all areas of the park except for Colo Meroo, Coorongooba, Dunns Swamp, Newnes and Wheeny Creek picnic and campgrounds.

During park fire ban periods, all campfire and solid fuel (wood, heat beads, charcoal, briquettes, hexamite) barbecues and stoves are prohibited. Gas and electric barbecues and cookers are permitted as long as:

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

If a Total Fire Ban is in place, please contact the local park office before using a gas and or electric barbecue or cooker.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. Find more information about fire bans in parks and reserves including your responsibilities, visit the NSW National Parks fire safety page.

Nearby alerts

Applies from Sat 3 Nov 2018, 12.37pm. Last reviewed: Wed 21 Nov 2018, 12.09pm

Fires - Advice: Browns Ridge

There is a fire in this park called Browns Ridge. 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 20 Nov 2018, 3.12pm to Mon 10 Dec 2018, 11.00am. Last reviewed: Tue 20 Nov 2018, 3.52pm

Closed areas: Rodd Island closed

Rodd Island will be closed to the public for a function on Sunday 9 December 2018 from 8am to 8pm.

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

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Applies from Mon 19 Nov 2018, 10.00am to Thu 22 Nov 2018, 10.00am. Last reviewed: Wed 21 Nov 2018, 10.01am

Safety alerts: Figure 8 Pools – moderate risk

  • It’s unsafe to visit Figure Eight Pools now
  • Waves are likely to wash across the rock platform
  • It’s difficult to see the pools in these conditions.

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Applies from Mon 19 Nov 2018, 12.23pm to Fri 30 Nov 2018, 12.23pm. Last reviewed: Mon 19 Nov 2018, 1.20pm

Safety alerts: Oaks trail roadworks

Roadworks will occur along Oaks trail in Blue Mountains National Park on Friday 23 November 2018. The work involves installation of a speed hump near the Glenbrook Creek causeway.

The road will remain open, however small delays may occur during installation and later maintenance. Please use caution when riding or driving on Oaks trail.

For further information, call the NPWS Richmond area office on 02 4588 2400. Alternatively, call the NPWS Glenbrook area office on 02 4720 6200.

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Applies from Tue 10 Apr 2018, 7.00am to Thu 28 Feb 2019, 6.00pm. Last reviewed: Thu 15 Nov 2018, 2.20pm

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.

The anticipated completion date is late February 2019.

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 Saturday.

No work will be carried out during the Christmas period from Monday 24 December to Friday 4 January 2019.

For further details about the proposed maintenance work, refer to the RMS project webpage. Alternatively, contact the NPWS Central Coast area office by email or call (02) 4320 4200.

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Applies from Thu 15 Nov 2018, 11.07am to Fri 21 Dec 2018, 6.00pm. Last reviewed: Thu 15 Nov 2018, 11.39am

Closed areas: Mount Pleasant walking track

Mount Pleasant walking track at Mount Keira is closed to public access from Thursday 15 November to Friday 21 December 2018 due to construction work by Wollongong City Council. NPWS apologises for any inconvenience caused.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact the Illawarra office on 02 4224 4188 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Thu 15 Nov 2018, 10.02am to Mon 3 Dec 2018, 9.48am. Last reviewed: Thu 15 Nov 2018, 10.40am

Other planned events: The Basin Campground Seawall Repair Works

The Basin campground is affected from Thursday 15 November to Monday 3 December 2018 due to machinery and construction works to repair the seawall. The hours of operations are 6am to 8pm, Monday to Friday.

Machinery will be present in the campground with some minor additional noise anticipated. All existing facilities and services will be available to visitors. Please be aware of vehicle movements and follow directions of NPWS staff if required. Please contact 02 9451 3479 for further information.

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Applies from Tue 13 Nov 2018, 12.10pm. Last reviewed: Tue 13 Nov 2018, 12.37pm

Other planned events: Spraying for weeds in picnic areas

There will be spraying for bindi weeds and lawn maintenance in the following picnic areas:

  • Bomaderry Creek picnic area
  • Gerroa picnic area
  • Greenfield Beach picnic area

Signs will be in place while the work is underway.

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Applies from Thu 1 Nov 2018, 10.03am to Mon 1 Apr 2019, 10.03am. Last reviewed: Fri 9 Nov 2018, 3.49pm

Other planned events: Drum Cave yearly closure

Drum Cave is closed each year from 1 November to 1 April. Seasonal cave closures protect breeding and roosting populations of the vulnerable large bent-wing bat. Please don't enter caves when they are closed.

This closure may be extended and any extension will be posted as soon as possible. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the NPWS Fitzroy Falls area office on 02 4887 8244 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

Applies from Mon 5 Nov 2018, 2.32pm to Mon 24 Dec 2018, 2.24pm. Last reviewed: Mon 5 Nov 2018, 5.26pm

Safety alerts: 1080 fox baiting program

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service is conducting a 1080 fox baiting program on Ash Island, Hunter Wetlands National Park.

The program will start on Tuesday 6 November and finish on Monday 24 December 2018. Please remember that domestic pets are not allowed in NSW national parks. 

For further information contact the NPWS Newcastle area office on 02 4946 4100.

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Applies from Wed 21 Nov 2018, 7.00am to Thu 22 Nov 2018, 3.00pm. Last reviewed: Mon 12 Nov 2018, 5.53pm

Closed areas: Apple Tree Bay closure

Some areas of this park are closed due to essential maintenance. This closure may be extended and any extension will be posted as soon as possible. The closed areas are:

  • Apple Tree Bay Road
  • Apple Tree Bay picnic area
  • Apple Tree Bay boat ramp

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the NPWS Bobbin Head Information Centre on 02 9472 8949 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Thu 1 Nov 2018, 11.20am to Sun 31 Mar 2019, 11.14am. Last reviewed: Thu 1 Nov 2018, 12.02pm

Fire bans: Shoalhaven park fire ban

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

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

If a Total Fire Ban is in place, please contact the local park office Nowra 02 4428 6300 or Ulladulla 02 4454 9500 before using a gas and or electric barbecue or cooker.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. Find more information about fire bans in parks and reserves including your responsibilities, visit the NSW National Parks fire safety page.

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Applies from Sat 1 Sep 2018, 12.01pm to Sun 31 Mar 2019, 11.59pm. Last reviewed: Thu 1 Nov 2018, 12.00pm

Fire bans: Park fire ban - Gardens of Stone National Park

A park fire ban is in place in this park from Saturday 1 September 2018 to Tuesday 19 March 2019. This ban will remain unless otherwise extended or removed. During park fire ban periods, all campfire and solid fuel (wood, heat beads, charcoal, briquettes, hexamite) barbecues and stoves are prohibited. Gas and electric barbecues and cookers are permitted as long as:

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

If a Total Fire Ban is in place, please contact the local park office before using a gas and or electric barbecue or cooker.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. Find more information about fire bans in parks and reserves including your responsibilities, visit the NSW National Parks fire safety page.

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Applies from Mon 23 May 2016, 8.39am to Mon 10 Dec 2018, 8.39am. Last reviewed: Tue 30 Oct 2018, 2.58pm

Closed areas: Carrington Falls and Carrington Falls picnic area closed

Parts of the Carrington Falls precinct in Budderoo National Park are closed for remedial work due to bushfire damage. Construction is underway to repair damaged infrastructure caused by fire. Works are 90% complete. The following areas will be closed until Monday 10 December 2018:

  • Carrington Falls
  • Carrington Falls loop track
  • Izzards lookout track
  • Thomas Place
  • Stevos track

This closure may be extended and any extension will be posted as soon as possible. Thank you for your patience.

 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 Mon 27 Aug 2018, 2.15pm to Sun 31 Mar 2019, 9.22am. Last reviewed: Mon 29 Oct 2018, 2.20pm

Fire bans: Solid fuel fire ban

A solid fuel fire ban is in place in this park from Saturday 1 September 2018 until Sunday 31 March 2019, unless otherwise extended or removed.

During park fire ban periods, all campfire and solid fuel (wood, heat beads, charcoal, briquettes, hexamite) barbecues and stoves are prohibited. Gas and electric barbecues and cookers are permitted as long as:

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

If a Total Fire Ban is in place, please contact the local park office before using a gas and or electric barbecue or cooker.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. Find more information about fire bans in parks and reserves including your responsibilities, visit the NSW National Parks fire safety page.

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Applies from Sat 1 Sep 2018, 12.01pm to Sun 31 Mar 2019, 11.59pm. Last reviewed: Mon 29 Oct 2018, 10.45am

Fire bans: Park fire ban

A park fire ban is in place in this reserve from Saturday 1 September 2018 and remains in effect until  Sunday 31 March 2019 unless otherwise extended or removed. During park fire ban periods, all campfire and solid fuel (wood, heat beads, charcoal, briquettes, hexamite) barbecues and stoves are prohibited. Gas and electric barbecues and cookers are permitted as long as:

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

If a Total Fire Ban is in place, please contact the local park office before using a gas and or electric barbecue or cooker.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. Find more information about fire bans in parks and reserves including your responsibilities, visit the NSW National Parks fire safety page.

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Applies from Sat 1 Sep 2018, 12.01pm to Sun 31 Mar 2019, 11.59pm. Last reviewed: Mon 29 Oct 2018, 10.11am

Fire bans: Park fire ban

A solid fuel fire ban is in place in this park from Saturday 1 September 2018 and remains in effect until Sunday 31 March 2019, unless otherwise extended or removed.

During park fire ban periods, all campfire and solid fuel (wood, heat beads, charcoal, briquettes, hexamite) barbecues and stoves are prohibited. Gas and electric barbecues and cookers are permitted as long as:

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

If a Total Fire Ban is in place, please contact the local park office before using a gas and or electric barbecue or cooker.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. Find more information about fire bans in parks and reserves including your responsibilities, visit the NSW National Parks fire safety page.

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Applies from Wed 24 Oct 2018, 3.11pm. Last reviewed: Wed 24 Oct 2018, 3.27pm

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 Wed 24 Oct 2018, 10.04am. Last reviewed: Wed 24 Oct 2018, 10.04am

Other planned events: Wild dog trapping program

Some areas are closed in Werakata National Park until Friday 30 November 2018 due to a trapping program targeting wild dogs and foxes. The closed areas are:

  • Brickmans trail 
  • Miners trail
  • London trail

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 Lower Hunter area office phone number 02 4946 4100 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: Fri 16 Nov 2018, 4.36pm

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 Fri 5 Oct 2018, 7.32am to Wed 10 Apr 2019, 7.30am. Last reviewed: Fri 5 Oct 2018, 10.52am

Other planned events: 1080 wild dog baiting program underway - Glen Alice trail, Wollemi National Park

NSW National Parks will be using 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) to bait wild dogs along Glen Alice trail in Wollemi National Park from Wednesday 10 October 2018 for up to 6 months.

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, and the Pesticide Control (1080 Ejector Capsules) Order 2015.

We will take precautions 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.

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

For more information on this program, call the NPWS Mudgee area office on 02 6370 9000.

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Applies from Fri 5 Oct 2018, 7.39am. Last reviewed: Fri 5 Oct 2018, 10.59am

Other planned events: Pest management progam - Capertee National Park

NSW National Parks, in conjunction with the Ilford Running Stream Pest Control Group and the Central Tablelands LLS, is undertaking a wild dog-trapping program along trails in the southern half of Capertee National Park.  

All vehicle access is restricted from the Visitor Information Bay south along the following trails:

  • Port Macquarie fire trail
  • Carinya trail
  • Airly Gap trail
  • Oakey Creek trail
  • Wallaby Creek trail

For more information call the NPWS Mudgee area office on 02 6370 9000.

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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: Tue 2 Oct 2018, 1.14pm

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 Mon 15 Oct 2018, 8.00am. Last reviewed: Fri 2 Nov 2018, 1.18pm

Fire bans: Solid fuel fire ban

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

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

If a Total Fire Ban is in place, please contact the local park office before using a gas and or electric barbecue or cooker.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. To find more information about fire bans in parks and reserves including your responsibilities, visit the NSW National Parks fire safety page.

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Applies from Fri 28 Sep 2018, 11.55am to Mon 17 Dec 2018, 11.49am. Last reviewed: Thu 11 Oct 2018, 1.11pm

Closed areas: Temporary closure of The Wells campground

The Wells campground is temporarily closed until December 2018, for essential maintenance works and improvements. The works include replacement of wood fireplaces, site raising and levelling, drainage works and site numbering.

NPWS apologises for any inconvenience. For more information, contact the NPWS Manning Great Lakes area office on 02 6591 0300.

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Applies from Thu 27 Sep 2018, 3.47pm. Last reviewed: Thu 27 Sep 2018, 4.16pm

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 following trails are affected:

  • Barrington trail closed to vehicles south of the junction with Junction Pools trail
  • Tugalow trail closed
  • Thunderbolts trail closed
  • Alternative access to Gummi campground via Bullocks Brush trail

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

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Applies from Tue 25 Sep 2018, 11.50am. Last reviewed: Wed 31 Oct 2018, 2.33pm

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 25 Sep 2018, 10.00am to Tue 2 Apr 2019, 6.00pm. Last reviewed: Thu 25 Oct 2018, 1.42pm

Other planned events: 1080 fox baiting program underway

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service is undertaking a 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) fox poison baiting program in the following parks and reserves:

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

The baiting program will happen from Tuesday 2 October 2018 to Tuesday 2 April 2019. 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, contact the NPWS Kanangra area office at Oberon on 02 6336 1972 during business hours.

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Applies from Wed 19 Sep 2018, 8.33am to Thu 31 Jan 2019, 8.51am. Last reviewed: Mon 12 Nov 2018, 1.11pm

Closed areas: Bonnie Vale campground

The Bonnie Vale picnic area precinct  is OPEN.

The Bonnie Vale boat ramp is OPEN.

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

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

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

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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: Tue 25 Sep 2018, 12.28pm

Closed areas: Walking tracks upgrade

Access to walking tracks between Cape Banks and Henry Head will be affected from September 2018 to January 2019 due to track upgrades.

  • Cape Banks walking track is open, but there is no access to Henry Head. Expect some delays due to construction.
  • The track from Cape Banks to Henry Head is closed.
  • Henry Head walking track is open to Cruwee Beach. The track is closed from Cruwee Beach to Cape Banks.

NSW National Parks apologises for any inconvenience this might cause. For more information please phone the NPWS Nielsen Park office on 02 9337 5511.

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Applies from Tue 4 Sep 2018, 1.11pm to Sun 31 Mar 2019, 1.10pm. Last reviewed: Thu 4 Oct 2018, 2.05pm

Fire bans: Fire ban - Parr State Conservation Area

A solid fuel fire ban is in place in this park and remains in effect until Sunday 31 March 2019. The fire ban applies to all areas of the park except for Heartbreak Hill campground. During park fire ban periods, all campfire and solid fuel (wood, heat beads, charcoal, briquettes, hexamite) barbecues and stoves are prohibited. Gas and electric barbecues and cookers are permitted as long as:

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

If a Total Fire Ban is in place, please contact the local park office before using a gas and or electric barbecue or cooker.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. Find more information about fire bans in parks and reserves including your responsibilities, visit the NSW National Parks fire safety page.

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Applies from Tue 4 Sep 2018, 1.09pm to Sun 31 Mar 2019, 1.07pm. Last reviewed: Thu 4 Oct 2018, 2.04pm

Fire bans: Fire ban - Yengo National Park

A solid fuel fire ban is in place in this park and remains in effect until Sunday 31 March 2019. The fire ban applies to all areas of the park except for Mogo campground, Big Yengo (Blue Gums and Mountain Arm campgrounds) and Finchley campground. During park fire ban periods, all campfire and solid fuel (wood, heat beads, charcoal, briquettes, hexamite) barbecues and stoves are prohibited. Gas and electric barbecues and cookers are permitted as long as:

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

If a Total Fire Ban is in place, please contact the local park office before using a gas and or electric barbecue or cooker.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. Find more information about fire bans in parks and reserves including your responsibilities, visit the NSW National Parks fire safety page.

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Applies from Tue 4 Sep 2018, 1.06pm to Sun 31 Mar 2019, 1.01pm. Last reviewed: Thu 4 Oct 2018, 2.03pm

Fire bans: Fire ban - Dharug National Park

A solid fuel fire ban is in place in this park and remains in effect until Sunday 31 March 2019. The fire ban applies to all areas of the park except for Mill Creek picnic area and campground and Ten Mile Hollow campground. During park fire ban periods, all campfire and solid fuel (wood, heat beads, charcoal, briquettes, hexamite) barbecues and stoves are prohibited. Gas and electric barbecues and cookers are permitted as long as:

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

If a Total Fire Ban is in place, please contact the local park office before using a gas and or electric barbecue or cooker.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. Find more information about fire bans in parks and reserves including your responsibilities, visit the NSW National Parks fire safety page.

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Applies from Sat 1 Sep 2018, 3.50pm to Sun 31 Mar 2019, 3.51pm. Last reviewed: Wed 22 Aug 2018, 10.22am

Fire bans: Fire Ban - Wollemi National Park

A solid fuel fire ban is in place in this park and remains in effect until Wednesday Sunday 31 March 2019.

The fire ban applies to all areas of the park except for Colo Meroo, Coorongooba, Dunns Swamp, Newnes and Wheeny Creek picnic and campgrounds.

During park fire ban periods, all campfire and solid fuel (wood, heat beads, charcoal, briquettes, hexamite) barbecues and stoves are prohibited. Gas and electric barbecues and cookers are permitted as long as:

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

If a Total Fire Ban is in place, please contact the local park office before using a gas and or electric barbecue or cooker.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. Find more information about fire bans in parks and reserves including your responsibilities, visit the NSW National Parks fire safety page.

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Applies from Sun 12 Aug 2018, 9.30am. Last reviewed: Sat 11 Aug 2018, 11.08am

Hazard reduction burns: Pogson HR

There is a fire in this park called Pogson 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 23 Jul 2018, 9.59am. Last reviewed: Mon 30 Jul 2018, 3.22pm

Other planned events: 1080 fox and wild dog baiting program

NPWS will be running 1080 wild dog and fox control from Monday 23 July 2018, for a three week period. The following areas will be affected:

  • Columbey National Park and State Conservation Area
  • Monkerai Nature Reserve
  • Black Bulga State Conservation Area

Neighbours and members of the public are reminded that domestic dogs are not permitted with NPWS estate. For further information please contact the Gloucester office on (02) 6538 5300. 

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Applies from Mon 25 Jun 2018, 3.50pm to Mon 31 Dec 2018, 3.50pm. Last reviewed: Fri 9 Nov 2018, 3.52pm

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 Monday 25 June 2018 through to 31 December 2018.

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 Mon 25 Jun 2018, 3.57pm to Mon 31 Dec 2018, 3.57pm. Last reviewed: Mon 13 Aug 2018, 8.31am

Other planned events: 1080 fox baiting program underway

1080 fox baiting program in the Kangaroo Valley, Budgong and Illaroo from Monday 25 June 2018 through to 31 December 2018.

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 Mon 25 Jun 2018, 4.01pm to Mon 31 Dec 2018, 4.01pm. Last reviewed: Mon 13 Aug 2018, 8.31am

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 Monday 25 June 2018 through to 31 December 2018.

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 Mon 25 Jun 2018, 4.04pm to Mon 31 Dec 2018, 4.04pm. Last reviewed: Mon 13 Aug 2018, 8.31am

Other planned events: 1080 fox baiting program underway

There is a 1080 fox baiting program in this reserve from 25 June 2018 through to 31 December 2018. 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 25 Jun 2018, 4.08pm to Mon 31 Dec 2018, 4.08pm. Last reviewed: Mon 13 Aug 2018, 8.31am

Other planned events: 1080 fox baiting program underway

There is a 1080 fox baiting program in this reserve from 25 June 2018 through to 31 December 2018. 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 9 Jul 2018, 11.06am. Last reviewed: Fri 27 Jul 2018, 12.34pm

Closed areas: Fort Denison closed

Fort Denison is closed to visitors from Saturday 2 June 2018 until further notice, due to site maintenance.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, call the NPWS Vaucluse area office on (02) 9337 5511 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Wed 1 Aug 2018, 11.23am to Thu 31 Jan 2019, 11.23am. Last reviewed: Mon 6 Aug 2018, 10.38am

Other planned events: 1080 fox baiting program underway

1080 poison (sodium fluoroacetate), as buried baits or ejector capsules, are laid continually on tracks and trails in Sydney Harbour National Park (Chowder Bay, Dobroyd, Bradleys, Georges, Middle and North headlands), and will be from Wednesday 1 August 2018 to Thursday 31 January 2019. Do not touch baits or ejector devices - they contain poison. 1080 is lethal to dogs and cats, and pet owners are reminded that domestic animals are not permitted in national parks.

For further information during business hours please call the NPWS Sydney North (Middle Head) area office on (02) 9960 6266.

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Applies from Wed 1 Aug 2018, 11.19am to Tue 1 Jan 2019, 11.19am. Last reviewed: Mon 6 Aug 2018, 10.38am

Other planned events: 1080 fox baiting program underway

1080 poison (sodium fluoroacetate), as buried baits or ejector capsules, are laid continually on tracks and trails in Lane Cove National Park, and will be from Wednesday 1 August 2018 to Thursday 31 January 2019. Do not touch baits or ejector devices - they contain poison. 1080 is lethal to dogs and cats, and pet owners are reminded that domestic animals are not permitted in national parks.

For further information during business hours please call the NPWS Sydney West (Lane Cove National Park) area office on (02) 8448 0400.

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Applies from Wed 1 Aug 2018, 11.15am to Thu 31 Jan 2019, 11.16am. Last reviewed: Mon 6 Aug 2018, 10.38am

Other planned events: 1080 fox baiting program underway

1080 poison (sodium fluoroacetate), as buried baits or ejector capsules, are laid continually on tracks and trails in Garigal National Park, and will be from Wednesday 1 August 2018 to Thursday 31 January 2019. Do not touch baits or ejector devices - they contain poison. 1080 is lethal to dogs and cats, and pet owners are reminded that domestic animals are not permitted in national parks.

For further information during business hours please call the NPWS Sydney North (Forestville) area office on (02) 9451 3479.

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Applies from Wed 1 Aug 2018, 11.08am to Thu 31 Jan 2019, 11.08am. Last reviewed: Mon 6 Aug 2018, 10.38am

Other planned events: 1080 fox baiting program underway

1080 poison (sodium fluoroacetate), as buried baits or ejector capsules, are laid continually on tracks and trails in Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park, and will be from Wednesday 1 August 2018 to Thursday 31 January 2019. Do not touch baits or ejector devices - they contain poison. 1080 is lethal to dogs and cats, and pet owners are reminded that domestic animals are not permitted in national parks.

For further information during business hours please call the NPWS Sydney North (Forestville) area office on (02) 9451 3479.

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Applies from Tue 3 Jul 2018, 1.25pm. Last reviewed: Fri 2 Nov 2018, 2.45pm

Closed parks: Mount Canobolas State Conservation Area closed

All areas of this park, except for the summit of Mount Canobolas, are closed because of the effects of bushfire. The park experienced a major bushfire in February 2018, and there is a danger of falling trees and branches over the coming months. A large amount of walking track infrastructure has also been damaged. It will take some time to improve visitor safety and repair walking track infrastructure. Visitors are welcome at the summit of Mount Canobolas, but should not enter burnt areas of the park, including the walking tracks. 

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service will reassess the closure in late December 2018.

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

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Applies from Mon 25 Jun 2018, 4.14pm to Mon 31 Dec 2018, 4.14pm. Last reviewed: Tue 7 Aug 2018, 4.05pm

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 Monday 25 June 2018 through to 31 December 2018.

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.

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 Tue 20 Mar 2018, 3.10pm to Thu 4 Apr 2019, 10.24am. Last reviewed: Fri 6 Jul 2018, 8.55am

Safety alerts: Restricted access on Quarry trail and Benowie walking track

Access restrictions and track closures are in place along trails that cross land managed by Hornsby Rifle Range as a Range Danger Area. The Hornsby Rifle Range Danger Area is closed to the public. 

These closures include:

  • An 800m section of Quarry fire trail, between Quarry Road, Dural and Tunks Ridge campground
  • An 800m section of Quarry fire trail, 300m in from the Stewart Avenue entrance at Hornsby
  • The section of track between Steele Bridge and Fishponds waterhole. Please use the Great North Walk detour through Hornsby Heights or access to Quarry Road, Dural is via Pogsons Link walking track.

For further information on closures please contact Hornsby Rifle Range on their 24-hour contact number 0417 201 606 or visit the Hornsby Rifle Range website for further information.

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Applies from Mon 18 Jun 2018, 2.18pm to Mon 31 Dec 2018, 2.19pm. Last reviewed: Sun 15 Jul 2018, 10.34am

Other planned events: Wild dog baiting program - Morton National Park

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service will be undertaking baiting of wild dogs using 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) baits within Morton National Park. The program will take place from Monday 18 June 2018 and finish on Friday 21 December 2018.

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.

The program will target the following sections of the park:

  • Croobyar/Little Forest
  • 12 Mile Road
  • Kingiman Road
  • Sassafras
  • Endrick River/Alum Creek

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 or to interfere with the wild dog control program.

Signs at track heads in each area will advise the start and completion date 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 Tue 12 Jun 2018, 3.19pm. Last reviewed: Thu 15 Nov 2018, 2.37pm

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.

Access to the following areas from Gloucester Tops are 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 contact 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 Fri 8 Jun 2018, 9.30am. Last reviewed: Fri 8 Jun 2018, 9.54am

Safety alerts: Mount Solitary walking track safety following prescribed burn

Mount Solitary walking track has recently been impacted by a prescribed burn.

Trees and branches that have burnt could continue to fall and the route may be indistinct in sections.

For more information, please contact the Blue Mountains Heritage Centre on (02) 4787 8877.

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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.

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Applies from Thu 31 May 2018, 9.30am. Last reviewed: Tue 29 May 2018, 2.31pm

Hazard reduction burns: Wilpinjong HR

There is a fire in this park called Wilpinjong 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 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 Mon 7 May 2018, 1.29pm to Fri 21 Dec 2018, 1.29pm. Last reviewed: Wed 7 Nov 2018, 3.39pm

Other planned events: 1080 fox baiting program - Shoalhaven area

National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) are conducting a fox control program using 1080 baits in a number of reserves within the Shoalhaven area. This  control work is part of the NSW Fox Threat Abatement Plan and Saving our Species conservation program aimed at protecting threatened species in particular shorebirds.  All baited areas are signposted. For further information contact NPWS Shoalhaven area office on (02) 4454 9500.

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Applies from Mon 16 Apr 2018, 11.49am. Last reviewed: Wed 30 May 2018, 1.51pm

Closed areas: Closure of unathorised track near Ryland trail

NPWS will be closing and rehabilitating a section of an unauthorised track near Par 3 golf course in Terrey Hills. The track runs through an important Saving Our Species site, adjacent to Ryland trail in Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park.

The unauthorised track runs through very important habitat for the critically endangered greville caylei and Duffys Forest Endangered Ecological Community. As such, NPWS will be working to protect these and other species and asks the public to please avoid using the area.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, call (02) 9451 3479 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Mon 9 Apr 2018, 5.00pm. Last reviewed: Sun 8 Jul 2018, 9.34am

Closed areas: Falls walk closed

The Falls walk is closed due to construction work. This closure will be in place until works are completed. However, the Rainforest Loop walk remains open for visitors.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the Minnamurra Rainforest Visitor Centre on (02) 4236 0469 or the NPWS Wollongong area office on (02) 4224 4188. Alternatively, visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Tue 20 Feb 2018, 4.20pm to Sat 15 Dec 2018, 4.17pm. Last reviewed: Tue 20 Feb 2018, 5.14pm

Closed areas: Rodd Island closure

Rodd Island is closed to the general public on Friday 14 December 2018 from 8am to 8pm. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact NPWS Vaucluse area office on (02) 9337 5511 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Tue 20 Feb 2018, 4.16pm to Fri 7 Dec 2018, 4.13pm. Last reviewed: Mon 3 Sep 2018, 2.17pm

Closed areas: Rodd Island closure

Rodd Island is closed to the general public on Thursday 6 December 2018. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact NPWS Vaucluse area office on (02) 9337 5511 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Thu 15 Feb 2018, 10.30am. Last reviewed: Mon 5 Mar 2018, 10.21am

Closed areas: Rainforest walk to Riverside Park - closed due to fire

Rainforest walk to Riverside Park is closed due to a fire in Hunter Wetlands National Park. This area will remain closed until a tree assessment is carried out in this area, 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 Mon 29 Jan 2018, 2.27pm. Last reviewed: Mon 29 Jan 2018, 3.07pm

Fires - Advice: Gibbs Creek

There is a fire in this park called Gibbs Creek. 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 Sun 22 Oct 2017, 12.36pm. Last reviewed: Mon 19 Feb 2018, 10.16am

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 walking track. Visitors can still walk from Leura Cascades to Solitary restaurant on Cliff Drive via this longer track.

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 Tue 19 Dec 2017, 9.00am. Last reviewed: Tue 19 Dec 2017, 9.22am

Fires - Advice: Kandos State Forest

There is a fire in this park called Kandos State Forest. 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 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: Mon 28 May 2018, 10.20am

Closed areas: National Pass, Wentworth Pass and Roberts Pass closed

National Pass, Wentworth Pass and Roberts Pass have been closed due to a recent rockfall. 

Visitors can access the base of the Wentworth Falls below the Grand Stairs. Valley of Waters track is open to the base of Empress Falls. Empress Canyon is also open.

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, 1.09pm. Last reviewed: Sat 16 Dec 2017, 8.04am

Safety alerts: Yambo Forest Road

Yambo Forest Road in Jilliby State Conservation Area is not suitable for 2WD vehicles due to rain and possible vehicle damage. 4WD access is possible from Dooralong Road through to the Lemon Tree Road intersection. Lemon Tree Road remains closed.

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Applies from Wed 15 Nov 2017, 1.04pm. Last reviewed: Sat 3 Mar 2018, 3.11pm

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: Mon 11 Dec 2017, 8.41am

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 28 Sep 2017, 11.46am to Sun 31 Mar 2019, 11.26am. Last reviewed: Fri 23 Feb 2018, 4.06pm

Other planned events: Donkey Mountain - fuel stove only area

Donkey Mountain is a fuel stove only area. This is to reduce wildfires as there is no water on Donkey Mountain to put out campfires. Donkey Mountain is an environmentally sensitive area and the impact of campfires can have long-lasting effects.

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Applies from Thu 28 Sep 2017, 11.12am. Last reviewed: Wed 1 Nov 2017, 12.17pm

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 Tue 30 Sep 2014, 4.42pm. Last reviewed: Mon 4 Sep 2017, 3.52pm

Closed areas: Claustral canyon access change

Access to Claustral canyon via the previous route across private land at Mount Tomah is no longer possible due to landholders denying access. Canyoners should respect the rights of Mount Tomah residents and avoid using private land. Alternative access from the west side of Mount Bell has been identified. For more information, please contact the Blue Mountains Heritage Centre on (02) 4787 8877, open seven days 9am to 4.30pm, or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Mon 10 Jul 2017, 3.04pm. Last reviewed: Wed 16 Aug 2017, 6.26pm

Other planned events: 1080 fox baiting program underway

A 1080 fox baiting program is being conducted at Tomago and Hexham within Hunter Wetlands National Park. 1080 poison can affect non-target species including cats and dogs. The pubic are advised not to allow their pets to stray into these sections of Hunter Wetlands National Park. Domestic pets are not allowed in Hunter Wetlands National Park, either on a leash or off-leash. The baiting program will finish on 11 September 2017.

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Applies from Thu 29 Jun 2017, 12.48pm. Last reviewed: Mon 12 Feb 2018, 9.28am

Closed areas: Access to base of Belmore Falls prohibited

All access is closed permanently from Hindmarsh and Belmore Falls lookout and picnic area down to the base of the Belmore falls 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 Thu 22 Jun 2017, 2.57pm. Last reviewed: Fri 30 Jun 2017, 12.23pm

Safety alerts: Damaged road bridge along Knob Road

There is a damaged bridge along Knob Road within Myall Lakes National Park. Motorists using this road will need to take extreme caution and obey all warning signage. For further information please contact the Great Lakes area office on (02) 6591 0300.

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Applies from Mon 12 Jun 2017, 11.28am. Last reviewed: Fri 16 Nov 2018, 10.44am

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 
  • Every 1st Sunday of the month
  • Every 3rd Sunday of the month
  • Wednesday 21st November,
  • Wednesday 28th November.

These closures apply to the eastern section of the park only, including Boora Point walking track.

They do not apply to the western section of the park, including Western Escarpment walking track.

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

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 Mon 8 May 2017, 1.45pm. Last reviewed: Mon 29 Oct 2018, 4.39pm

Other planned events: 1080 wild dog baiting in Barrington Tops

NPWS are conducting a 1080 baiting program for wild dogs in Barrington Tops National Park and State Conservation Area for the next 6 months starting from 30 October 2018. For further information please contact either the NPWS Gloucester office on (02) 6538 5300 or the NPWS Scone office on (02) 6540 2300.

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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 Fri 3 Mar 2017, 3.22pm. Last reviewed: Wed 26 Jul 2017, 2.18pm

Closed areas: Fairfax lookout partial closure

Parts of the western, southern and eastern lookouts along Fairfax walking track have been closed due to cliff instability. The temporary closure is for the safety of the public, and fencing and signage have been installed advising of the closures. These closures will remain in place until works are undertaken to make the area safe. Fairfax walking track and carparks are open.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For further information please contact the NPWS Sydney Harbour area office on (02) 9337 5511 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: Sat 10 Jun 2017, 8.49am

Closed areas: Middle Ridge Road - fire trail closed

The fire trail from the Null Road intersection downhill to the private property boundary is steep and eroded. There is no road access across the grazing paddocks to Ravensdale Road in the Ravensdale Valley. 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 Sun 2 Oct 2016, 3.52pm. Last reviewed: Sat 15 Apr 2017, 3.22pm

Safety alerts: Red Hill Road

Red Hill Road in Jilliby State Conservation Area has been affected by recent vehicle and storm damage. It is only accessible by 4WD vehicles between Red Hill Quarry in the north and the intersection of Prestons Ridge Road in the south.

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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: Mon 23 Jul 2018, 11.21am

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: Tue 16 Aug 2016, 12.24pm

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 21 Oct 2015, 2.00pm. Last reviewed: Mon 17 Oct 2016, 2.00pm

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

Casuarina track between Boree Road and Davidson picnic area, Forestville is closed due to safety concerns regarding the stairway down to the picnic area. 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 contact 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 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, 3.46pm. Last reviewed: Tue 30 Aug 2016, 9.40am

Closed areas: Crangan Bay

The Crangan Bay section of Lake Macquarie State Conservation Area is closed pending rehabilitation of the former coal chitter fire site. For safety reasons there is no public access to this area until further notice. 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 Thu 25 Sep 2014, 3.51pm. Last reviewed: Tue 30 Aug 2016, 10.08am

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 30 Aug 2016, 10.09am

Safety alerts: Road access within Jilliby SCA

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.

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Applies from Thu 25 Sep 2014, 3.40pm. Last reviewed: Tue 30 Aug 2016, 10.09am

Closed areas: Lemon Tree Forest Road

Lemon Tree Forest Road, between Prickly Ridge Road and Yambo Forest Road, in Jilliby SCA is closed to vehicles until further notice, due to severe erosion. This closure will remain in place indefinitely. 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 8 Aug 2016, 10.03am

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: Sat 23 Jul 2016, 9.37am

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 . 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 Thu 4 Jun 2015, 10.17am. Last reviewed: Mon 8 Aug 2016, 10.02am

Closed areas: Butterbox Swamp track

The traditional access to Butterbox Canyon via the endangered swamp is now closed and rehabilitated. No access permitted. Canyoners should use the new track provided. Temporary signage is in place.

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 Fri 1 May 2015, 3.27pm. Last reviewed: Tue 20 Sep 2016, 8.38am

Safety alerts: Access to park during inclement 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 Thu 14 May 2015, 10.41am. Last reviewed: Wed 13 Jul 2016, 10.14am

Closed areas: Camping at Stockton Beach closed

Camping at Stockton Beach remains closed until further notice - Stockton Bight Camping remains closed while the area continues to recover, following severe winter storms.The beach is still open for people to visit, and there are a large variety of commercial tours available daily. For more information visit www.worimiconservationlands.com or call NPWS at Nelson Bay on (02) 4984 8200. For information on alternative accommodation options call the Port Stephens Visitor Information Centre on 1800 808 900.

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Applies from Wed 21 Jun 2017, 1.34pm. Last reviewed: Wed 9 Aug 2017, 11.11am

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

Crawford River Road within Myall Lakes National Park is closed to motor vehicles until further notice due to a collapsed timber bridge which is impassable to vehicles. 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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Applies from Wed 12 Sep 2018, 12.38pm. Last reviewed: Wed 12 Sep 2018, 4.25pm

Other incidents: Nielsen Park shark nets

The shark net at Nielsen Park will be re-instated from Monday 24 September 2018 and works will be weather permitting. For more information please contact NPWS Vaucluse office on 02 9337 5511.

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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