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Greater Blue Mountains drive

Katoomba area in Blue Mountains National Park

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Current alerts in this area

Last reviewed: Tue 15 June 2021, 3.37pm

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

Other planned events: Notice of 1080 Baiting

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

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

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

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

Nearby alerts

Applies from Thu 5 Aug 2021, 5.21pm to Fri 13 Aug 2021, 12.24am. Last reviewed: Thu 5 Aug 2021, 5.27pm

Closed areas: Campgrounds closed due to COVID restrictions

A number of NPWS campgrounds have been closed due to the developing COVID-19 situation in NSW.

Please consult the latest NSW Government news and updates about COVID-19 for advice on required safety measures before visiting a park.

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

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Applies from Thu 5 Aug 2021, 4.47pm to Sat 28 Aug 2021, 4.52pm. Last reviewed: Thu 5 Aug 2021, 5.21pm

Closed areas: Campgrounds closed due to COVID restrictions

A number of NPWS campgrounds have been closed due to the developing COVID-19 situation in NSW.

Please consult the latest NSW Government news and updates about COVID-19 for advice on required safety measures before visiting a park.

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

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Applies from Thu 5 Aug 2021, 2.53pm to Fri 13 Aug 2021, 2.58pm. Last reviewed: Thu 5 Aug 2021, 4.53pm

Closed areas: Areas closed for hazard reduction burn

Some parts of this park are closed for hazard reduction burning from Monday 9 August 2021. Duckponds Ridge trail will be closed to the public.

The burn is bounded by Canoelands Road to the north, Old Northern Road to the west and Duckponds Ridge Trail to the south.

This operation is weather-dependent and may be rescheduled for following days with short notice. Please check back for updates.

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

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Applies from Sun 11 Jul 2021, 8.00am to Fri 13 Aug 2021, 8.01am. Last reviewed: Thu 5 Aug 2021, 4.41pm

Closed areas: Campgrounds closed for maintenance

Some parts of this park are closed from Sunday 11 July to Friday 13 August 2021 for road maintenance, including:

  • Spring Gully Road
  • Big River Road
  • Spring Gully campground
  • Big River campground

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

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Applies from Mon 19 Jul 2021, 9.00am to Sat 28 Aug 2021, 6.00pm. Last reviewed: Thu 5 Aug 2021, 4.18pm

Closed areas: Areas closed due to COVID-19

A number of areas are closed until Sunday 29 August 2021 to protect the health and safety of visitors and staff, in line with current NSW Health Orders:

  • Minnamurra Rainforest Centre
  • Minnamurra Rainforest picnic area
  • Lyrebird loop walk
  • Minnamurra Falls walk

For more information, please contact the local office.

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Applies from Wed 25 Dec 2019, 8.07pm. Last reviewed: Thu 5 Aug 2021, 11.26am

Closed areas: Blue Mountains National Park - closed areas

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

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

Katoomba, Leura and Wentworth Falls

  • Part of National Pass from Valley of Waters to Slacks Stairs, due to ongoing rockfall risk.
  • Amphitheatre track from the base of Bridal Veil falls to Fern Bower, due to ongoing rockfall risk.
  • Lindemans Pass is closed where it crosses Leura Falls Creek, due to track works.
  • Part of Prince Henry Cliff walk between Leura Cascades and the Bridal Veil View East lookout track junction is closed Mondays to Fridays only, for track maintenance. There is no pedestrian access between Katoomba and Leura within the national park. Walkers accessing Leura Cascades from the east must return by the same route.
  • Part of Prince Henry Cliff walk between the Fern Bower junction and Tallawalla lookout is closed due to a major landslide and track maintenance. Walkers can exit/enter via Silver Mist picnic area. (Note: Walkers can still access Fern Bower via Solitary Restaurant.)
  • Prince Henry Cliff walk between Gordon Falls lookout and Olympian lookout, due to landslides. Visit the Blue Mountains City Council website for information.
  • Charles Darwin walk north of Weeping Rock circuit. Visit the Blue Mountains City Council website for information.
  • Murphys Glen (campground and picnic area), Bedford Road and Bedford Creek trail are closed for road surface upgrades. They're expected to open Saturday 7th August, weather depending. 
  • Andersons fire trail is closed to all traffic, cyclists and walkers from Kings Tableland Road to Bedford Creek from Monday 12 July 2021 to Monday 30 August 2021 August for trail repair works.
  • Ingar Road is closed where it traverses private property at the end of Queen Elizabeth Drive. Ingar campground is therefore closed to vehicles. Walkers and cyclists permitted where they do not traverse private property.
  • Six Foot track is closed where managed by Crown Lands due to COVID-19. NPWS-managed sections are open. 

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

  • Govetts Leap descent and Rodriguez Pass walking track, due to fire damage to infrastructure and landslides after storms.
  • Perrys Lookdown campground, due to dangerous tree.
  • Walls Cave, Popes Glen and Pulpit Rock tracks are closed due to fire and flood damage and associated repairs.
  • Pierces Pass Road is closed due to storm damage. Walkers and cyclists permitted. 
  • Pt Pilcher Rd will be closed at the gate from 7am Monday 2nd August until 5pm Friday 7 August for road repairs. Closure includes cyclists and pedestrians.   

Canyons and rock climbing areas

  • Pulpit Rock climbing area and all other areas that require access along closed walking tracks or roads.
  • Wollangambe 1 Canyon closed due to a dangerous whirlpool.

Note: All canyons except Wollangambe 1 are open. Visitors should exercise caution, as recent flooding may have left debris or moved rocks.

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

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

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

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Applies from Tue 1 Jun 2021, 12.00am. Last reviewed: Thu 5 Aug 2021, 10.46am

Closed areas: Winter closure of 4WD trails

The following 4WD access trails are closed to vehicles due to the annual winter closure:

  • Barrington trail (south and central)
  • Paddys Ridge trail
  • Bullock Brush trail
  • Butchers Swamp trail
  • Thunderbolts trail
  • Tugalow trail

The following areas are also closed to vehicles during this time:

  • Junction Pools, Little Murray and Gummi Falls campgrounds
  • Associated walking tracks and facilities

You can still access all these campgrounds, walking tracks and facilities on foot or by bicycle. 

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, call the NPWS Gloucester area office on 02 6538 5300 or the NPWS Scone area office on 02 6540 2300. Visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Fri 6 Aug 2021, 6.00am to Sat 7 Aug 2021, 12.00pm. Last reviewed: Thu 5 Aug 2021, 9.49am

Closed areas: Trails, walking track closed for hazard reduction burn

Some trails of this park are closed for hazard reduction burning from Friday 6 August to Saturday 7 August 2021. The closed trails are:

  • Mourawaring Moor trail
  • Second Point trail
  • 72 trail
  • Little Beach walking track

Penalties apply for non-compliance. This burn is called NPWS Mourawaring HR. For more information, contact the local NPWS office on 4320 4200 or visit the Rural Fire Service website.

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Applies from Thu 5 Aug 2021, 8.15am to Mon 9 Aug 2021, 1.00am. Last reviewed: Thu 5 Aug 2021, 9.47am

Closed areas: Bunnings and Jamison fire trails closed

The Bunnings and Jamison fire trails are closed for essential maintenance from Thursday 5 August to Monday 9 August 2021.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact the Richmond office on 02 4588 2400.

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Applies from Wed 4 Aug 2021, 9.00am. Last reviewed: Wed 4 Aug 2021, 4.30pm

Safety alerts: Roads closed due to snow fall

Mount Canobolas Road and Old Canobolas Road leading to the Summit are closed from 9am Wednesday 4 August 2021 until further notice due to snowfall. This closure will be re-acessed daily.

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

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Applies from Wed 4 Aug 2021, 11.35am to Fri 20 Aug 2021, 11.36am. Last reviewed: Wed 4 Aug 2021, 4.27pm

Safety alerts: Watagan Forest Road closed for works

Roadworks will be undertaken Watagan Forest Road on weekdays from Wednesday 4 August to Friday 20 August 2021.

The works will be carried out between the intersection at Mt Faulk Road and the intersection at New Mill Road.

Please drive to the conditions and follow signage and directions from staff.

For further information, please contact the Lake Munmorah Office on 02 4972 9000.

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Applies from Wed 5 May 2021, 11.20am to Thu 30 Sep 2021, 6.00pm. Last reviewed: Wed 4 Aug 2021, 4.21pm

Closed areas: Kurnell Visitor Centre closed due to COVID-19

Kurnell Visitor Centre is closed to ensure the health and safety of our visitors and staff. Please check back for updated information.

 

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Applies from Wed 4 Aug 2021, 1.04pm to Tue 10 Aug 2021, 1.04pm. Last reviewed: Wed 4 Aug 2021, 1.09pm

Closed areas: Track, trail and beach closures - Hazard Reduction Burn

Some parts of this park are closed for hazard reduction burning Friday 6 August to Monday 9 August. The closed areas are:

  • Jerusalem Bay track and trail
  • Brooklyn Dam trail
  • Great North Walk, Cowan to Hawkesbury River
  • Beaches between Parsley Bay to Jerusalem Bay

These areas will remain closed until the areas are deemed safe.

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

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Applies from Wed 4 Aug 2021, 10.51am. Last reviewed: Wed 4 Aug 2021, 10.56am

Closed areas: Picnic areas closed during COVID-19 lockdown

In line with current NSW Health orders, access to Kamay Botany Bay National Park is available for exercise purposes only. Benches and picnic areas are closed.

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

Penalties apply for non-compliance. Check the COVID-19 update page for more information.

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Applies from Tue 3 Aug 2021, 4.38pm. Last reviewed: Wed 4 Aug 2021, 10.19am

Other planned events: Notice of herbicide treatment program

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

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

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

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Applies from Tue 3 Aug 2021, 1.04pm to Sat 28 Aug 2021, 11.59pm. Last reviewed: Tue 3 Aug 2021, 1.09pm

Closed areas: Accommodation closed until further notice

Due to the NSW Government’s public health orders for COVID-19, all NPWS campgrounds and accommodation in are closed until further notice. Greater Sydney includes areas like the Blue Mountains, Central Coast, Wollongong and Shellharbour. Read more on our COVID-19 update webpage.

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Applies from Tue 3 Aug 2021, 1.15pm to Mon 30 Aug 2021, 10.00am. Last reviewed: Tue 3 Aug 2021, 1.18pm

Closed areas: Middle Head Officers Quarters closed

Due to the NSW Government’s public health orders for COVID-19, all NPWS campgrounds and accommodation in are closed until further notice. Greater Sydney includes areas like the Blue Mountains, Central Coast, Wollongong and Shellharbour. Read more on our COVID-19 update webpage.

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Applies from Tue 3 Aug 2021, 1.07pm to Mon 30 Aug 2021, 10.00am. Last reviewed: Tue 3 Aug 2021, 1.13pm

Closed areas: The Basin campground and picnic area closed

The Basin campground and The Basin picnic area are closed until further notice due to COVID restrictions.

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

A number of NPWS campgrounds have been closed due to the COVID restrictions. Please check alerts for closures or call 1300 072 757 (13000 PARKS). Penalties apply for non-compliance.

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Applies from Tue 3 Aug 2021, 1.00pm to Sat 28 Aug 2021, 11.02pm. Last reviewed: Tue 3 Aug 2021, 1.03pm

Closed areas: Campgrounds closed due to COVID restrictions

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

All of NPWS campgrounds have been closed due to the COVID restrictions. This includes the remote campgrounds along the Great North Walk in Berowra Valley National Park and Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park

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

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Applies from Sat 31 Jul 2021, 9.45am. Last reviewed: Tue 3 Aug 2021, 12.57pm

Closed areas: Campgrounds closed due to COVID restrictions

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

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

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

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Applies from Sun 1 Aug 2021, 9.24am to Sat 28 Aug 2021, 8.30am. Last reviewed: Tue 3 Aug 2021, 12.14pm

Closed areas: Picnic areas closed due to COVID-19

Rouse Hill Regional Park picnic areas are closed from Sunday 1 August 2021 until Saturday 28 August 2021 to protect the health and safety of visitors and staff in line with current NSW Health orders.

Please comply with the current COVID-19 rules if visiting your local national park during this time. Penalties apply for non-compliance. Check the COVID-19 update page for more information.

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Applies from Sun 1 Aug 2021, 9.16am to Sat 28 Aug 2021, 8.30am. Last reviewed: Tue 3 Aug 2021, 12.13pm

Closed areas: Picnic areas closed due to COVID-19

Edmondson Regional Park picnic areas are closed from Sunday 1 August 2021 until Saturday 28 August 2021 to protect the health and safety of visitors and staff in line with current NSW Health orders.

Please comply with the current COVID-19 rules if visiting your local national park during this time. Penalties apply for non-compliance. Check the COVID-19 update page for more information.

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Applies from Sun 1 Aug 2021, 9.48am to Sat 28 Aug 2021, 9.48am. Last reviewed: Tue 3 Aug 2021, 12.08pm

Closed areas: Picnic areas closed due to COVID-19

William Howe Regional Park picnic areas are closed from Sunday 1 August until Saturday 28 August 2021 to protect the health and safety of visitors and staff in line with current NSW Health orders.

Please comply with the current COVID-19 rules if visiting your local national park during this time. Penalties apply for non-compliance. Check the COVID-19 update page for more information.

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Applies from Sun 1 Aug 2021, 9.45am to Sat 28 Aug 2021, 9.46am. Last reviewed: Tue 3 Aug 2021, 12.07pm

Closed areas: Picnic areas closed due to COVID-19

Leacock Regional Park picnic areas are closed from Sunday 1 August until Saturday 28 August 2021 to protect the health and safety of visitors and staff in line with current NSW Health orders.

Please comply with the current COVID-19 rules if visiting your local national park during this time. Penalties apply for non-compliance. Check the COVID-19 update page for more information

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Applies from Sun 1 Aug 2021, 9.40am to Sat 28 Aug 2021, 9.40am. Last reviewed: Tue 3 Aug 2021, 12.07pm

Closed areas: Mitchell Park picnic area closed due to COVID-19

Mitchell Park picnic area is closed from Sunday 1 August until Saturday 28 August 2021 to protect the health and safety of visitors and staff in line with current NSW Health orders.

Please comply with the current COVID-19 rules if visiting your local national park during this time. Penalties apply for non-compliance. Check the COVID-19 update page for more information.

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Applies from Sun 1 Aug 2021, 9.34am to Sat 28 Aug 2021, 9.35am. Last reviewed: Tue 3 Aug 2021, 12.06pm

Closed areas: Picnic areas closed due to COVID-19

Scheyville National Park picnic areas are closed from Sunday 1 August until Saturday 28 August 2021 to protect the health and safety of visitors and staff in line with current NSW Health orders.

Please comply with the current COVID-19 rules if visiting your local national park during this time. Penalties apply for non-compliance. Check the COVID-19 update page for more information.

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Applies from Tue 3 Aug 2021, 9.34am to Sun 29 Aug 2021, 9.34am. Last reviewed: Tue 3 Aug 2021, 12.05pm

Closed areas: COVID-19 safety and closures

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

We encourage you to:

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

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Applies from Sun 1 Aug 2021, 9.30am to Sat 28 Aug 2021, 9.31am. Last reviewed: Tue 3 Aug 2021, 12.04pm

Closed areas: Picnic areas closed due to COVID-19

Wianamatta Regional Park picnic areas are closed from Sunday 1 August 2021 until Saturday 28 August 2021 to protect the health and safety of visitors and staff in line with current NSW Health orders.

Please comply with the current COVID-19 rules if visiting your local national park during this time. Penalties apply for non-compliance. Check the COVID-19 update page for more information.

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Applies from Fri 2 Jul 2021, 12.08pm. Last reviewed: Tue 3 Aug 2021, 10.14am

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

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

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

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Applies from Mon 26 Jul 2021, 6.36am to Fri 17 Sep 2021, 6.36pm. Last reviewed: Tue 3 Aug 2021, 10.13am

Closed areas: Youngville campground closed

Youngville campground is closed for upgrade works from Monday 26 July to Friday 17 September 2021.

The following areas remain open:

  • Youngville picnic area
  • Pieries Peak walking track
  • Carrow Brook walking track

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

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Applies from Tue 29 Jun 2021, 4.58pm to Sat 28 Aug 2021, 12.01am. Last reviewed: Mon 2 Aug 2021, 2.46pm

Safety alerts: Six Foot track partial closure

The section of Six Foot track on Crown Lands is closed due to COVID-19 restrictions.

Access through the Jenolan Caves business precinct has also changed:

  • Five Mile Road is closed to all traffic due to safety concerns
  • There are restriction vehicle conditions on Two Mile road

For the new access conditions to Jenolan Caves, including the collection of walkers from the NPWS section of Six Foot track, please review the information on the Jenolan Caves website. Bookings are mandatory through the Jenolan website.

For further information regarding sections of the Six Foot track, please call Crown Lands general number 1300 886 235.

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Applies from Thu 22 Jul 2021, 1.55pm. Last reviewed: Mon 2 Aug 2021, 10.52am

Safety alerts: 4WD/SUV recommended on Gloucester Tops Road

4WD/SUV vehicles are recommended for visitors wanting to access Gloucester Tops due to deterioration of Gloucester Tops Road.

Weight limits on Gloucester River bridge means trucks are unable to access the road to carry out repairs. The bridge will be replaced within the next year and Gloucester Tops Road will then be restored to 2WD standard. Please check back for updates.

For further information, please contact the Barrington Tops Area office on 02 6538 5300.

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Applies from Fri 30 Jul 2021, 11.56am to Sat 28 Aug 2021, 11.59am. Last reviewed: Fri 30 Jul 2021, 5.37pm

Closed areas: Picnic and toilet facilities at Victoria Road entrance closed

The picnic and toilet facilities at the Victoria Road entrance to Dharawal National Park are closed from Friday 30 July to Saturday 28 August 2021 due to COVID-19 restrictions. 

All walking tracks and mountain bike riding trails remain open.

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Applies from Wed 5 May 2021, 5.03pm. Last reviewed: Fri 30 Jul 2021, 5.28pm

Closed areas: Walking tracks closed for upgrades

Various sections along the walking tracks in Malabar Headland National Park are closed during May to October 2021 for upgrades:

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

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

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

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Applies from Mon 2 Aug 2021, 11.09am to Fri 6 Aug 2021, 11.15am. Last reviewed: Fri 30 Jul 2021, 5.25pm

Closed areas: Grand Canyon track closed

Grand Canyon track is closed for urgent safety works from Monday 2 August to and including Friday 6 August 2021.  

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

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Applies from Fri 23 Jul 2021, 9.42am. Last reviewed: Fri 30 Jul 2021, 5.18pm

Closed areas: Closure for aerial spraying program

A number of management trails, walking tracks and visitor areas in Bouddi National Park will be closed for an aerial spraying program between Friday 6 August and Friday 3 September 2021. The closed areas are in the eastern and southern coastal sections of the park and include:

  • Bouddi Coastal walk
  • Mourawaring Moor trail
  • Second Point trail
  • 71 trail
  • Little Beach trail
  • Little Beach
  • 78 trail
  • 81 trail
  • Third Point trail
  • Maitland Bay
  • Bullimah Beach
  • Hawke Head Drive
  • Tallow Beach trail
  • Tallow Beach
  • Little Tallow Beach
  • Box Head track
  • Iron Ladder Beach
  • Flannel Flower track
  • Lobster Beach track
  • Lobster Beach

These areas will be closed for 1 day while bitou bush is sprayed with Metsulfuron-methyl 600WG from a helicopter.

NPWS staff will be present during the helicopter spray operations. Please follow the safety signs and directions given by staff.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please call NPWS Central Coast Area office on 02 4320 4200 or 02 4972 9000.

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Applies from Tue 29 Jun 2021, 10.34am to Fri 27 Aug 2021, 11.59pm. Last reviewed: Fri 30 Jul 2021, 5.03pm

Closed areas: Picnic areas closed during COVID-19 lockdown

In line with current NSW Health orders, access to Sydney Harbour National Park is available for exercise purposes only. Benches and picnic areas are closed. 

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

Penalties apply for non-compliance. Check the COVID-19 update page for more information.

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Applies from Wed 21 Jul 2021, 2.15pm to Tue 31 Aug 2021, 2.16pm. Last reviewed: Thu 5 Aug 2021, 4.07pm

Closed parks: Park closed due to flood damage

Bents Basin State Conservation Area and Gulguer Nature Reserve are closed due to flood damage. Roads into and throughout the park are also closed. Repairs are currently underway.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the Cumberland Area office on 02 4580 2750.

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Applies from Fri 19 Mar 2021, 11.09am to Sat 28 Aug 2021, 11.09am. Last reviewed: Thu 29 Jul 2021, 3.02pm

Closed areas: Bobbin Head playground closed

The Bobbin Head playground is closed to all visitors from Tuesday 6 April to July 2021 for upgrade works. Construction will occur at the following times:

  • Monday to Friday, 7am to 5pm
  • Some Saturdays, 7am to 5pm

Please ensure the safety of children in your care when visiting Bobbin Head.

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

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

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Applies from Sun 27 Jun 2021, 8.18am to Sun 29 Aug 2021, 8.19am. Last reviewed: Thu 5 Aug 2021, 3.40pm

Closed areas: Bobbin Head Information Centre closed

Bobbin Head Information Centre is currently closed until Sunday 29 August 2021 to protect the health and safety of visitors and staff, in-line with current NSW Health orders.

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

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information please call 02 9472 8949 or send an email.

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Applies from Thu 22 Jul 2021, 12.23pm to Fri 13 Aug 2021, 12.24pm. Last reviewed: Thu 29 Jul 2021, 2.47pm

Closed areas: Glow Worm Tunnel Road closure for works

The Glow Worm Tunnel Road will be closed on weekdays from Monday July 26 to Friday August 13  2021 due to roadworks. The road will be open on Saturday 31st July and Sunday August 1. This closure will affect access to the Glow Worm Tunnel from the Newnes Plateau. However, visitors can access the area from the Wolgan Road track head during this time.  

Penalties apply for non compliance. For further information, please contact the Oberon office on 02 6336 6200 or npws.kanangra@environment.nsw.gov.au.

 

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Applies from Fri 9 Jul 2021, 10.38am to Sun 29 Aug 2021, 11.39pm. Last reviewed: Thu 5 Aug 2021, 3.06pm

Closed areas: Lane Cove office closed due to COVID-19

The Lane Cove area office will be closed until Sunday 29 August 2021 due to the NSW Government COVID-19 restrictions for the Greater Sydney area.

For further information email or call 02 8448 0400.

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Applies from Sat 26 Jun 2021, 5.53pm to Sat 28 Aug 2021, 12.01am. Last reviewed: Thu 29 Jul 2021, 2.23pm

Closed areas: Hartley Historic Site closed

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

Hartley Historic Site public buildings have been closed. Please check alerts for closures or call 1300 072 757 (13000 PARKS).

Penalties apply for non-compliance.

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Applies from Sat 26 Jun 2021, 5.24pm to Sat 28 Aug 2021, 12.01am. Last reviewed: Thu 29 Jul 2021, 2.22pm

Closed areas: Campgrounds closed due to COVID restrictions

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

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

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

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Applies from Fri 16 Jul 2021, 4.01pm to Sat 28 Aug 2021, 12.01am. Last reviewed: Thu 29 Jul 2021, 2.21pm

Closed parks: Park closed due to COVID-19

Yerranderie Regional Park is closed due to the developing COVID-19 situation in NSW.

Visitors to National Parks should consult the latest NSW Government news and updates about COVID-19 for advice on required safety measures and check NPWS Alerts for up-to-date information before visiting a park. Penalties apply for non-compliance.

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Applies from Fri 16 Jul 2021, 3.33pm to Sat 28 Aug 2021, 12.01am. Last reviewed: Thu 29 Jul 2021, 2.20pm

Closed parks: Park closed due to COVID-19

Wombeyan Karst Conservation Reserve is closed due to the developing COVID-19 situation in NSW.

Visitors to National Parks should consult the latest NSW Government news and updates about COVID-19 for advice on required safety measures and check NPWS Alerts for up-to-date information before visiting a park. Penalties apply for non-compliance.

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Applies from Fri 16 Jul 2021, 3.41pm to Sat 28 Aug 2021, 12.01am. Last reviewed: Thu 29 Jul 2021, 2.20pm

Closed parks: Park closed due to COVID-19

Abercrombie Karst Conservation Reserve is closed due to the developing COVID-19 situation in NSW.

Visitors to National Parks should consult the latest NSW Government news and updates about COVID-19 for advice on required safety measures and check NPWS Alerts for up-to-date information before visiting a park. Penalties apply for non-compliance.

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Applies from Sat 26 Jun 2021, 7.09pm to Sat 28 Aug 2021, 12.01am. Last reviewed: Thu 29 Jul 2021, 2.19pm

Safety alerts: Glenbrook precinct closed to vehicles

Glenbrook precinct is closed to vehicles due to COVID-19 restrictions. Parking is available at the main park entry gate. 

Euroka campground is closed.

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

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For further information call the Blue Mountains Heritage Centre on 02 4787 8877.

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Applies from Sat 26 Jun 2021, 6.05pm to Sat 28 Aug 2021, 12.01am. Last reviewed: Thu 29 Jul 2021, 2.18pm

Closed areas: Blue Mountains Heritage Centre closed

The Blue Mountains Heritage Centre is closed to visitors due to the COVID restrictions. You can still call the Heritage Centre on 02 4787 8877 during office hours or phone 1300 072 757 (13000 PARKS).

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

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Applies from Thu 27 May 2021, 10.18am to Sun 29 Aug 2021, 10.23am. Last reviewed: Thu 5 Aug 2021, 1.02pm

Closed areas: Kalkari Discovery Centre closed

Kalkari Discovery Centre is closed from Saturday 19 June 2021 until further notice to protect the health and safety of our volunteers, visitors and staff, in-line with current NSW Health orders.

Please comply with the current COVID-19 rules if visiting your local national park during this time. Penalties apply for non-compliance. Check the COVID-19 update page for more information.

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Applies from Thu 22 Jul 2021, 11.30am to Sun 29 Aug 2021, 11.35am. Last reviewed: Thu 5 Aug 2021, 12.04pm

Closed areas: Jenkins hill playground closed

Jenkins Hill playground is closed from Sunday 27 June until further notice to protect the health and safety of our visitors and staff, in line with current NSW Health orders.

Please call the NPWS North Western Sydney area office on 02 8448 0400 for more information.

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Applies from Tue 19 May 2020, 4.18pm. Last reviewed: Wed 28 Jul 2021, 4.58pm

Closed areas: Area closures for rifle range operations

All shooting activities have been suspended until Friday 27 August 2021.

The eastern section of Malabar Headland National Park will be closed for rifle range operations on the following days:

  • Saturday 28 August 2021
  • Wednesday 15 September to Sunday 19 September 2021

Further closures may occur with little or no notice. 

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

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

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

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

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Applies from Tue 23 Mar 2021, 11.13am to Mon 18 Oct 2021, 11.59pm. Last reviewed: Tue 27 Jul 2021, 2.20pm

Closed areas: Gibberagong boardwalk closed

Gibberagong boardwalk will be closed to all visitors from Tuesday 6 April to Monday 18 October 2021, while the boardwalk is replaced. During this time there will be no access to Gibberagong track from Bobbin Head. 

Walkers along Gibberagong track who have entered from Murrua Road, North Turramurra or Grosvenor Street, North Wahroonga will be turned around at Gibberagong boardwalk and will not be able to access Bobbin Head picnic areas. Signage and security fencing will be in placed around closed areas.

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

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Applies from Thu 29 Apr 2021, 11.27am. Last reviewed: Mon 26 Jul 2021, 4.00pm

Closed areas: Road closed for upgrades

The road to Cape Solander, parking and the whale watching platform are closed until late September 2021. Walking tracks remain open.

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

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

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Applies from Mon 26 Jul 2021, 11.00am. Last reviewed: Mon 26 Jul 2021, 3.03pm

Closed areas: Arch Cave loop track closed

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

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

For more information, please contact the local office.

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Applies from Thu 15 Jul 2021, 2.03pm. Last reviewed: Fri 23 Jul 2021, 9.24am

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

The Maitland Bay Information Centre in Bouddi National Park is closed from Thursday 15 July until further notice, to protect health and safety of our volunteers, visitors and staff, in-line with current NSW Health orders.

Please comply with the current COVID-19 rules if visiting the local national park during this time. Penalties apply for non-compliance. Check the COVID-19 update page for more information.

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

Other planned events: Notice of 1080 pest management

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

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

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

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

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

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

Other planned events: Notice of 1080 pest management

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

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

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

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

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

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

Other planned events: Notice of 1080 pest management

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

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

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

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

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

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

Other planned events: Notice of pest control program

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

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

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

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

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

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Applies from Sun 27 Jun 2021, 10.40am. Last reviewed: Thu 22 Jul 2021, 2.05pm

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

Barbecue and picnic facilities in Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park are closed from Sunday 27 June until further notice, due to COVID-19 restrictions.

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

A number of NPWS campgrounds and picnic areas have been closed due to the COVID-19 restrictions. Please check alerts for closures or call 1300 072 757 (13000 PARKS). Penalties apply for non-compliance.

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Applies from Mon 28 Jun 2021, 10.00am to Fri 10 Sep 2021, 10.00am. Last reviewed: Thu 22 Jul 2021, 1.44pm

Closed areas: Q Station closed

Q Station will be closed until Saturday 31 July 2021 (pending further government advice) for the health and safety of staff and visitors. Please check the Q Station website for more information.

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Applies from Fri 18 Jun 2021, 9.24am to Sat 21 Aug 2021, 9.28am. Last reviewed: Wed 28 Jul 2021, 12.44pm

Closed areas: Hospital picnic area closed

Hospital picnic area is closed due to a weather event causing fallen tree limbs in the area.

Visitors can still access Bill Lyle Reserve picnic area.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the local NPWS office on 6370 9050.

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

Closed areas: Brunkerville trail closed due to landslide

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

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

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Applies from Tue 20 Oct 2020, 11.51am. Last reviewed: Mon 26 Jul 2021, 1.04pm

Other planned events: Lane Cove National Park - increased visitation

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

We encourage you to:

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

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

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

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

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

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Applies from Tue 8 Jun 2021, 3.06pm to Tue 31 Aug 2021, 11.22am. Last reviewed: Mon 19 Jul 2021, 11.38am

Closed areas: Moola picnic area toilets closed

The toilet block at Moola picnic area is closed until end of August 2021 for maintenance.

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

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Applies from Wed 14 Jul 2021, 5.36pm to Fri 13 Aug 2021, 5.47pm. Last reviewed: Sat 24 Jul 2021, 3.56pm

Closed areas: George Boyd picnic area and walking tracks closed

The George Boyd area of Morton National Park is closed for post fire maintenance from Tuesday 13 July to Friday 13 August 2021.

There is still vehicle access to George Boyd Lookout.

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

 

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Applies from Wed 14 Jul 2021, 5.00pm to Fri 17 Sep 2021, 11.59pm. Last reviewed: Thu 22 Jul 2021, 6.14pm

Closed areas: Mitchell Park closed for ground pest control operation

Mitchell Park will be closed from sunset to sunrise from Wednesday 14 July 2021 to Friday 17 September 2021 for ground pest control operations. 

The whole of Mitchell Park will closed. Entry strictly prohibited during these times.

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

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Applies from Thu 15 Jul 2021, 1.53pm. Last reviewed: Thu 22 Jul 2021, 7.59pm

Closed areas: Closed areas due to blue-green algae

A Red Alert for blue-green algae has been issued in the following areas:

  • southern area of Myall Lakes near Bombah Point and Mungo Brush
  • Myall River downstream towards Hawkes Nest

The following areas are closed:

  • Black Oaks picnic area
  • Brambles Green campground
  • Dees Corner campground
  • Engels Reach picnic area
  • Mungo Brush campground
  • Mungo Rainforest walk
  • Mungo walking track
  • Northern Broadwater picnic area
  • Pipers Creek picnic area
  • Tamboi picnic area
  • Tamboi walking track
  • Wells campground
  • White Tree Bay campground

Do not undertake activities where you may come into contact with the water.

Blue-green algae levels will be monitored and the closures will be lifted as soon it is safe to do so.

Updates on blue-green algae blooms and red level warning areas can be found on the WaterNSW website.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For further information, please call the Manning Great Lakes area office on 02 6591 0300.

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Applies from Fri 10 Feb 2017, 12.00am. Last reviewed: Tue 13 Jul 2021, 3.17pm

Fire bans: Solid fuel fire ban for Sturt National Park

There is a 'no solid fuel fire policy' in this park all year round. This park fire ban will remain 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 out more about fire bans in parks and reserves, including your responsibilities, visit NSW National Parks safety page.

Applies from Thu 2 Jan 2020, 3.31pm to Fri 1 Oct 2021, 1.00am. Last reviewed: Tue 13 Jul 2021, 11.10am

Other planned events: Middle Head office closed to public

Middle Head office is closed until further notice to protect the health and safety of our visitors and staff. You can still contact us by phone (02) 9451 3479 or email for information.

Annual Passes can be purchased online or phone:

Online:

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

Phone:

National Parks Contact Centre on 1300 072 757

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Applies from Sat 10 Jul 2021, 1.11pm to Fri 29 Oct 2021, 1.12pm. Last reviewed: Mon 12 Jul 2021, 11.06am

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

The three walking tracks from Gap Creek picnic area are currently closed due to storm damage and a planned major upgrade to Gap Creek Falls walking track. Work is currently underway and will continue until the end of October 2021.

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

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

The work consists of the removal of encroaching and fallen vegetation, installation of 300 new sandstone steps to the base of Gap Creek Waterfall, the repair of drainage controls and the removal of dangerous overhanging rocks.

The aim is to improve and make walking tracks safer for all visitors to Watagans National Park.

For further information please contact the NPWS Lake Munmorah area office on 02 4972 9000.

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Applies from Sun 4 Apr 2021, 11.11am to Fri 29 Oct 2021, 11.12am. Last reviewed: Mon 12 Jul 2021, 10.14am

Closed areas: Campgrounds closed due to road damage and landslide

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

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

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

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

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Applies from Thu 8 Jul 2021, 11.38am to Tue 31 Aug 2021, 11.39am. Last reviewed: Tue 20 Jul 2021, 9.24am

Closed areas: Cattai National Park partial closure

Cattai campground and picnic area are closed for flood damage repairs and infrastructure projects. Mitchell Park is open.

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

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Applies from Mon 19 Apr 2021, 9.45am to Mon 23 Aug 2021, 9.46am. Last reviewed: Thu 8 Jul 2021, 8.06am

Closed areas: Dudley Beach carpark closure

Dudley Beach carpark will be closed to pedestrians and vehicles from Monday 10 May to August 2021 to ensure visitor safety.

NPWS is renewing and undertaking minor upgrades to improve accessibility and visitor amenity.

Dudley Beach will remain accessible for pedestrians via the Bombala Street, Debs Parade and Banksia Street walking tracks.

The main works at Dudley Beach carpark will include:

  • The whole carpark area will be re-surfaced and lines marked 
  • New viewing platforms
  • Picnic facilities will be upgraded with construction of new shelter structures
  • Southern beach entry will be resealed and will have a new board and chain pedestrian walkway installed
  • New signage across the site.

For your safety, please follow park signage.

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

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

Other incidents: COVID-19 safety advice

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

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

We encourage you to:

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

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Applies from Thu 20 May 2021, 5.33pm to Mon 30 Aug 2021, 5.34pm. Last reviewed: Wed 7 Jul 2021, 5.50pm

Closed areas: Centre Trail closed for upgrading

Centre trail is closed for upgrade works from Monday 24 May to Monday 30 August 2021.

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

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Applies from Wed 15 Nov 2017, 1.09pm. Last reviewed: Wed 7 Jul 2021, 11.13am

Safety alerts: Yambo Forest Road not suitable for 2WD

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

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Applies from Mon 4 Jul 2016, 9.41am. Last reviewed: Tue 6 Jul 2021, 4.21pm

Closed areas: Fire trails, roads closed due to damage

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

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

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

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

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Applies from Mon 3 May 2021, 8.00am to Mon 30 Aug 2021, 3.06pm. Last reviewed: Tue 6 Jul 2021, 11.01am

Closed areas: Piles Creek loop walk part closure

A section of Piles Creek Loop walking track will be temporarily closed from Monday 3 May 2021 to Monday 30 August 2021 for maintenance works. The walking track will be closed on the eastern side of Piles Creek between Illoura lookout and the intersection with the Great North Walk, south of Rat Gully.

The following areas will remain open:

  • The section of walking track on the western side of Piles Creek, linking the suspension bridge and Girrakool Picnic Area.
  • The Great North walk
  • Girrakool picnic area and Girrakool loop walking track

For your safety, please follow park signage. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the Central Coast area Girrakool office on 02 4320 4200.

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Applies from Fri 19 Feb 2021, 5.05pm. Last reviewed: Wed 14 Jul 2021, 5.29pm

Closed areas: Mount Bushwalker Road and walking track closed

Mount Bushwalker Road and walking track in Morton National Park are closed from Friday 19 February to Friday 29 October 2021. The closure is due to upgrade works on the road, carpark and track.

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

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Applies from Mon 19 Jul 2021, 7.00am to Mon 30 Aug 2021, 9.00am. Last reviewed: Tue 13 Jul 2021, 9.44am

Closed areas: No boat access to Shark Island

Shark Island wharf is closed for repair works from Monday 19 July 2021. There is no boat access to the wharf during this time.

Repair works are expected to be completed in late August. Please check back for updates.

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

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Applies from Fri 2 Apr 2021, 7.00am to Wed 1 Sep 2021, 3.44pm. Last reviewed: Thu 15 Jul 2021, 12.23pm

Closed areas: Most of Myall Lakes National Park closed due to flooding

Most areas in Myall Lakes National Park continue to be severely impacted by flooding. Flood waters entering the Myall Lake system have inundated campgrounds and roads.

Most campgrounds remain closed for an extended period. All roads west of the Pacific Highway remain closed, pending further assessment from NPWS.

Please avoid all waterways due to public health risk and navigational safety issues.

The following campgrounds are open:

  • Banksia Green
  • Stewart and Lloyds
  • Yagon

NPWS is progressively reopening parts of the park as it is safe to do so. 

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For further information, please call the NPWS Manning Great Lakes area office on 02 6591 0300.

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Applies from Thu 4 Mar 2021, 9.00am to Tue 14 Sep 2021, 5.00pm. Last reviewed: Mon 5 Jul 2021, 11.06am

Other planned events: Notice of 1080 baiting

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) will be conducting an ongoing aerial and ground baiting program in this park from Monday 15 March to Tuesday 14 September 2021. The operation will involve the use of meat baits, meat bait products and ejectors containing 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of wild dogs and foxes.

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

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

For further information email or call the NPWS Scone area office on 02 6538 5300.

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Applies from Tue 1 Jun 2021, 4.31pm. Last reviewed: Mon 5 Jul 2021, 10.25am

Other planned events: Coorongooba campground partial closure

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

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

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

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Applies from Fri 2 Jul 2021, 9.17am to Sun 15 Aug 2021, 9.17am. Last reviewed: Fri 2 Jul 2021, 2.20pm

Other planned events: Pest control program

A ground-based pest management program is happening in this park from Friday 2 July to Sunday 15 August 2021. The program is targeting feral pigs and aims to reduce their impact on water quality and biodiversity. There may be temporary changes to access.

For more information please call the NPWS Hawkesbury-Nattai area Glenbrook office on 02 4720 6200.

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Applies from Thu 27 Aug 2020, 4.20pm. Last reviewed: Thu 1 Jul 2021, 3.41pm

Closed parks: Guula Ngurra National Park closed

Guula Ngurra National Park is closed. NSW National Parks plans to open the park within the next 3 months, after building works and campground facilities are completed. This closure will be reviewed on Monday 31 July 2021.

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

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

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Applies from Tue 23 Mar 2021, 3.41pm to Tue 31 Aug 2021, 3.43pm. Last reviewed: Wed 30 Jun 2021, 4.40pm

Closed areas: Yuelarbah walking track partially closed for maintenance

Yuelarbah walking track is closed for maintenance and upgrades from Leichhardt’s lookout to the beach. A detour is in place on the Yuelarbah management trail to the beach.

For your safety, please avoid Yuelarbah walking track from Leichhardt’s lookout to the beach until further notice.

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

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Applies from Tue 13 Apr 2021, 4.44pm to Fri 27 Aug 2021, 4.46pm. Last reviewed: Fri 30 Jul 2021, 9.57am

Closed areas: Donkey Mountain closure

Donkey Mountain is closed due to landscape instability until Wednesday 30 June 2021. Donkey Mountain has been impacted by the 2019/2020 fire season, with further complications as a result of recent severe storm impacts, making slopes unstable and hazardous.

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

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Applies from Tue 29 Jun 2021, 3.42pm to Fri 6 Aug 2021, 3.59pm. Last reviewed: Thu 15 Jul 2021, 2.18pm

Other planned events: Vegetation works on Quarry trail

From Monday 5 July 2021 vegetation works will be carried out the along the Quarry trail within Berowra Valley National Park. Works are expected to be completed within 4 weeks, weather permitting.

There may be short-term delays and temporary trail closures while crews carry out vegetation works on either side of the trail. These works are essential to ensure access for emergency vehicles is maintained. Please be cautious around moving machinery and wait for workers' instructions before passing.

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

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

Other planned events: 1080 fox baiting program

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

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

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

All baiting locations will be identifiable by signs.

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

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

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

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

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

The operations will involve the use of meat, manufactured products and Canid Pest Ejectors (CPE’s) containing Poison 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate). The program will be continuous and ongoing from  Saturday 26 June 2021 to Thursday 30 November 2021 in the following parks, reserves and state conservation areas:

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

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

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

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

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Applies from Thu 26 Mar 2020, 2.47pm. Last reviewed: Fri 9 Jul 2021, 9.34am

Closed areas: Campgrounds closed

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

  • Parr State Conservation Area
    • Heartbreak Hill campground
  • Wollemi National Park
    • Colo Meroo campground
  • Yengo National Park
    • Blue Gums campground
    • Mountain Arm campground
  • Kanangra-Boyd National Park
    • Dingo Dell

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

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Applies from Fri 1 Jan 2021, 4.24pm to Tue 31 Aug 2021, 4.25pm. Last reviewed: Mon 26 Jul 2021, 1.56pm

Closed areas: 12 Mile Road closed west of George Boyd lookout

12 Mile Road is closed west of George Boyd lookout. Please do not enter the closed areas.

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

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Applies from Wed 23 Jun 2021, 12.49pm to Fri 28 Jan 2022, 12.50pm. Last reviewed: Wed 23 Jun 2021, 2.18pm

Other planned events: Notice of ongoing 1080 fox baiting program

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

All baiting locations will be identifiable by signs.

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

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

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

Safety alerts: Road access in Jilliby State Conservation Area

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

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

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

Closed areas: Cafe closed - Fitzroy Falls Visitor Centre

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

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Applies from Fri 7 Feb 2020, 11.15am to Thu 21 Oct 2021, 9.00am. Last reviewed: Mon 21 Jun 2021, 5.44pm

Other planned events: Notice of 1080 ground baiting program

A baiting program using ground baits containing 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of wild dogs and foxes will be conducted between Wednesday 14 October 2020 and Thursday 21 October 2021 in the Kangaroo Valley, Budgong and Illaroo areas.

All baiting locations will be identifiable by signs.

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

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For further information, please call the NPWS Shoalhaven area office on 02 4428 6300.

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Applies from Wed 5 May 2021, 3.18pm to Sun 31 Oct 2021, 3.19pm. Last reviewed: Sun 25 Jul 2021, 9.02am

Safety alerts: Notice of pest management program

A pest management program using meat baits containing 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison will be undertaken between Saturday 1 May to Sunday 31 October 2021. 

The program will target the northern side of the park, including some private properties bordering the Congewai Valley. Meat baits will also be delivered by helicopter on one day between the Monday 10 May and Friday 14 May 2021.

All baiting locations will be identified by signs.

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

For further information, please contact the local office on 02 4972 9000.

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Applies from Fri 11 Jun 2021, 8.00am. Last reviewed: Fri 18 Jun 2021, 11.43am

Closed areas: Picnic areas and walking track closed

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

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

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

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

Closed areas: Closed areas for pest animal management program

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

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

The affected areas include:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The following sections remain open:

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

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

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Applies from Mon 26 Apr 2021, 1.23pm to Sun 31 Oct 2021, 8.00pm. Last reviewed: Thu 24 Jun 2021, 6.35pm

Closed areas: Wattamolla lower loop carpark and picnic area closed

The Lower Loop carpark and picnic area are closed for upgrades until October 2021. Access through Wattamolla for the Royal Coast track will be available and signposted. Access to the beach, amenities building, upper carpark areas and Providential Point will remain open.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Applies from Thu 2 Jul 2020, 4.56pm. Last reviewed: Sat 17 Jul 2021, 4.29pm

Other incidents: Minnamurra Rainforest may close at short notice

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

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Applies from Sat 17 Oct 2020, 10.59pm. Last reviewed: Mon 28 Jun 2021, 12.29pm

Closed areas: Areas closed on North Head

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

  • Bluefish Drive past the Gunner Road carpark entrance
  • Fairfax lookouts

Open areas include:

  • Q Station
  • The track between Shelly Beach and Bluefish Drive
  • North Head Scenic Drive
  • Fairfax Walk
  • Collins Flat Beach
  • Collins Beach Road

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

For more information, call the local park office on 02 9960 6266, or the National Parks Contact Centre on 1300 072 757 (13000 PARKS).

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Applies from Fri 21 May 2021, 1.11pm to Thu 30 Sep 2021, 11.59pm. Last reviewed: Tue 22 Jun 2021, 11.33am

Other planned events: West Head lookout - temporary fencing

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

Please do not enter the fenced area.

Nearby walking tracks remain open.

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Applies from Mon 22 Mar 2021, 1.25pm. Last reviewed: Fri 28 May 2021, 12.43pm

Closed areas: Burraga Swamp walking track closure

Burraga Swamp walking track is closed following the recent weather event.

The NSW Forest Corporation has closed Mt Allyn Forest Road due to land slips. Mt Allyn Forest Road is the only access to Burraga Swamp.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For further information call the Gloucester office on 02 6538 5300 or Scone office on 02 6540 2300.

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Applies from Fri 7 Feb 2020, 12.27pm to Thu 14 Oct 2021, 9.00am. Last reviewed: Tue 18 May 2021, 12.18pm

Other planned events: Notice of 1080 bait disposal pit

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

Burial of used baits and products will occur from Wednesday 14 October 2020 to Thursday 14 October 2021. All bait material in the pit will be buried under at least 500mm of soil, clear of waterways so as not to cause pollution of waterways, in accordance with Pesticide Control Order (1080 bait products) 2019.

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

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

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

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Applies from Fri 7 Feb 2020, 12.03pm to Thu 14 Oct 2021, 9.00am. Last reviewed: Mon 17 May 2021, 4.25pm

Other planned events: 1080 fox ground baiting program

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

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

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

1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) is lethal to pets (including domestic dogs and cats) and working dogs. In the event of accidental poisoning, seek immediate veterinary assistance.

Domestic pets, including dogs and cats are not permitted in national parks or reserves. Restrain working and assistance dogs to ensure they don’t enter the baiting areas. 

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

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

Other planned events: Notice of 1080 Baiting

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

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

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

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

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Applies from Fri 14 May 2021, 3.52pm. Last reviewed: Fri 14 May 2021, 4.20pm

Other planned events: Berkely trail upgrades and maintenance

From Tuesday 18 May 2021 upgrade works will be happening on Berkely fire trail in Berowra Valley National Park, until further notice. The work is focused on improving accessibility for fire-fighting vehicles. During this time vegetation management works will also be happening on the side of the trail. 

Please take care around moving machinery and tree crews, and wait for instructions from staff before passing. 

For more information, contact the NPWS North Western Sydney area office on 02 8448 0400.

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Applies from Fri 14 May 2021, 12.07am to Fri 10 Sep 2021, 5.00pm. Last reviewed: Tue 15 Jun 2021, 10.34am

Other planned events: Notice of 1080 Baiting

A pest control program using 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison will be conducted from Friday 14 May to Friday 10 September 2021. This baiting program is targeting wild dogs, which, are a major predator of native wildlife.

Buried baits and capsules in ejector devices will be laid in a continuous and ongoing manner throughout Palm Grove Nature Reserve during this period.

Warning signs will be displayed in target areas and visitors must not touch baits.

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

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

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

Other planned events: Notice of 1080 Baiting

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

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

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

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

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

Closed parks: Reserves closed due to severe weather event

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

  • Berrico National Reserve
  • The Glen National Reserve

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

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

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

Closed areas: Awaba Bay Foreshore walk partial closure

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

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

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Applies from Tue 11 May 2021, 10.00am. Last reviewed: Mon 17 May 2021, 2.54pm

Closed areas: Toilets closed for maintenance

Blue Gum Hills Regional Park toilets will be closed for maintenance from Tuesday 11 May to Friday 14 May 2021. The toilets will close again from  Monday 17 May to Friday 21 May 2021. For more information, contact the local NPWS office on 02 4946 4100.

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Applies from Fri 7 May 2021, 8.50am to Sat 7 May 2022, 9.00am. Last reviewed: Fri 7 May 2021, 11.29am

Closed areas: Sunnyside campground closed

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

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Applies from Thu 6 May 2021, 2.06pm to Sun 10 Oct 2021, 11.00am. Last reviewed: Tue 8 Jun 2021, 9.58am

Other planned events: Notice of 1080 baiting

An aerial and ground baiting program will occur from Monday 10 May and Sunday 10 October 2021. All baiting locations will be identified by signs. The operation will involve the use of meat baits and meat bait products containing 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of wild dogs and foxes.

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

For further information, please call the Barrington Tops Area Office on 6538 5300.

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Applies from Thu 6 May 2021, 2.01pm to Sun 10 Oct 2021, 11.00am. Last reviewed: Tue 8 Jun 2021, 9.58am

Other planned events: Notice of 1080 baiting

An aerial and ground baiting program will occur from Monday 10 May and Sunday 10 October 2021. All baiting locations will be identified by signs. The operation will involve the use of meat baits and meat bait products containing 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of wild dogs and foxes.

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

For further information, please call the Barrington Tops Area Office on 6538 5300.

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Applies from Thu 6 May 2021, 11.44am to Sun 10 Oct 2021, 11.00am. Last reviewed: Tue 8 Jun 2021, 9.55am

Other planned events: Notice of 1080 baiting

An aerial and ground baiting program will occur from Monday 10 May and Sunday 10 October 2021. All baiting locations will be identified by signs. The operation will involve the use of meat baits and meat bait products containing 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of wild dogs and foxes.

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

For further information, please call the Barrington Tops Area Office on 6538 5300.

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

Closed areas: Phytophthora quarantine area - Barrington Tops National Park

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

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

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

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Applies from Mon 9 Jul 2018, 11.06am. Last reviewed: Mon 3 May 2021, 4.32pm

Closed areas: Fort Denison closed

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

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

Penalties apply for non-compliance.

Standard work hours during the construction phase will be between:

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

Night time works will be undertaken between Sunday 16 May to Saturday 31 July during the following times:

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

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

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

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Applies from Sun 25 Apr 2021, 11.48pm. Last reviewed: Wed 21 Apr 2021, 9.25am

Other planned events: Orchard Park shelter restoration

The shelters in Orchard Park at Bobbin Head will be undergoing restoration works from Monday 26 April 2021 until mid July 2021. 

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

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

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Applies from Mon 20 Jan 2020, 6.00pm. Last reviewed: Wed 28 Apr 2021, 10.14am

Closed areas: Most of Morton National Park closed

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

However, the following areas are now open:

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

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

Most of Morton National Park has been bushfire-affected. Caution should be taken as risks may still be present.

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

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

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

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

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

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Applies from Mon 19 Apr 2021, 3.38pm to Tue 19 Oct 2021, 3.38pm. Last reviewed: Wed 26 May 2021, 10.47am

Other planned events: 1080 pest management program

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) is conducting a baiting program using fresh meat, manufactured baits and CPEs containing 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of wild dogs and foxes. The program will be ongoing and continuous from Monday 19 April to Tuesday 19 October 2021.

The baited parks, reserves and state conservation areas include:

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

There will be signs at all baiting locations.

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

For further information call the NPWS Nowra office on 02 4428 6300.

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Applies from Sun 22 Mar 2015, 2.11pm. Last reviewed: Tue 11 May 2021, 3.43pm

Closed areas: Waratah Native Gardens picnic area closed

Waratah Native Gardens picnic area is closed until further notice. This includes Gorge walking track. No access to the area is permitted. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact the NPWS Hawkesbury area office on 02 4588 2400 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Wed 31 Mar 2021, 11.53am. Last reviewed: Mon 12 Apr 2021, 10.37am

Closed areas: Bluefish Point closed

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

The Shelly Beach to Bluefish walking track is open.

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Applies from Sun 28 Mar 2021, 8.17am. Last reviewed: Tue 13 Apr 2021, 11.03am

Safety alerts: Mount Solitary/Ruined Castle walking tracks affected by flood

Mount Solitary and Ruined Castle walking tracks are flood affected. Caution is advised when entering these areas. Hazards that may be present include fallen trees, washed-out drainage and creek lines, landslides, unstable surfaces and changes to track condition.

A high level of preparedness is required. Please exercise caution in remote areas.

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

Closed areas: Bonnie Vale campground

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

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

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

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

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

Closed areas: Bungonia Caves closed

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

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

Please note:

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

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Applies from Thu 18 Mar 2021, 12.17pm. Last reviewed: Mon 22 Mar 2021, 10.47am

Other incidents: Bombah Point Ferry Closed

Bombah Point Ferry is currently closed due to flooding, and will remain so until further notice.

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

Safety alerts: Swimming safety in Berowra Valley National Park

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

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

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

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

Closed areas: Campground closures and changed conditions

The following campgrounds are closed:

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

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

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

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Applies from Mon 1 Mar 2021, 11.00am to Tue 31 Aug 2021, 10.00am. Last reviewed: Thu 11 Mar 2021, 2.43pm

Other planned events: Notice of 1080 baiting

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) will be conducting a baiting program using Canid Pest Ejectors containing 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of wild dogs and foxes. The program will be continuous and ongoing between Monday 1 March 2021 and Tuesday 31 August 2021 in Winburndale Nature Reserve and Girralang Nature Reserve.

All baiting locations will be identifiable by signs.

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

For further information call NPWS Central West Area Office on 02 6332 7640.

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Applies from Tue 10 Nov 2020, 2.24pm. Last reviewed: Mon 15 Mar 2021, 2.02pm

Closed areas: Minnamurra Rainforest Cafe closed

Minnamurra Rainforest Cafe is closed. Light refreshments are available for purchase from the Visitor Centre. The precinct, including all walks are open to visitors. No portable barbecues are permitted.

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

Other planned events: Notice of 1080 ground baiting

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

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

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

For further information please call the NPWS Central West area office at Bathurst on 02 6332 7640.

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

Closed areas: Access to base of Belmore Falls prohibited

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Closed areas: Big Yango precinct closed

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

The closed areas are:

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

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

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

Closed areas: Lake Eckersley campground

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

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

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

Closed areas: Tianjara fire trail

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

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

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

Safety alerts: Drinking water in Capertee National Park

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

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

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

Closed areas: Spring Creek Canyon closed due to rockfalls

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

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

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

Closed parks: Muogamarra Nature Reserve access

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

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

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

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

Closed areas: Macquarie Rivulet - Jump Rock track closed

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

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

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

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

Closed areas: Campground closures and changed conditions

The following campsites are closed:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Applies from Wed 4 Mar 2020, 8.59am. Last reviewed: Tue 1 Dec 2020, 8.50am

Closed areas: Yengo National Park - closed areas

The Big Yango precinct and Shepherds Gully Road in Yengo National Park are currently closed for repair and maintenance work.

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

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

Closed areas: Lower track closed

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

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

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

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Applies from Thu 16 Apr 2020, 12.00am. Last reviewed: Tue 23 Mar 2021, 10.07am

Closed areas: Lane Cove Depot Road closed

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

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

Penalties apply for non-compliance.

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

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

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

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

Closed areas: Little Mountain campground closed

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

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

Safety alerts: Coorongooba campground - river access

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

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

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

Safety alerts: Capertee National Park causeways

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

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

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

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Applies from Wed 10 Feb 2016, 3.18pm. Last reviewed: Tue 2 Feb 2021, 11.13am

Closed areas: Section of Flat Rock track closed

A section of Flat Rock track - from the Killarney Drive entrance to the Downpatrick Street entrance - is currently closed until further notice due to track safety issues where the track passes through private property near Killarney Point:

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

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

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

Safety alerts: Diversion on Mount Keira Ring track

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

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

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

For more information, please contact the local NPWS office.

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

Closed areas: Sugarloaf carpark closed

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

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

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

Closed areas: Lemon Tree Forest Road closed

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

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

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Applies from Thu 4 Jun 2020, 3.33pm. Last reviewed: Thu 4 Jun 2020, 3.52pm

Other planned events: Abercrombie River National Park - campground bookings

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

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

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

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

Other planned events: Marangaroo National Park

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

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

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

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Applies from Tue 18 Jun 2019, 9.18am. Last reviewed: Tue 9 Jun 2020, 8.15am

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

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

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

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

Closed areas: Parts of Sugarloaf State Conservation Area closed

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

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

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

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

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

Closed areas: Click Creek fire trail and Slippery Rock Road

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

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

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Applies from Wed 5 Dec 2018, 7.23pm. Last reviewed: Mon 12 Apr 2021, 10.37am

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

North Head Scenic Drive gate closing and opening times are:

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

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

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

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

Penalties apply for non-compliance

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

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

Closed areas: Middle Ridge Road - fire trail closed

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

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

Closed areas: Tramway trail closed due to rockfall

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

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

Closed areas: Morisset picnic area

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

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

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

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

Closed parks: Kemps Creek Nature Reserve closed

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

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

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