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Katoomba area in Blue Mountains National Park

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Date Event Title
13 May 2021 Other planned events Notice of 1080 Baiting Details

Applies from Thu 13 May 2021, 8.00am to Wed 17 Nov 2021, 12.00am. Last reviewed: Fri 30 Apr 2021, 1.05pm

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.

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 Mon 10 May 2021, 3.58pm to Tue 11 May 2021, 5.00pm. Last reviewed: Mon 10 May 2021, 4.11pm

Closed areas: Snapper Point Road closure

Snapper Point Road is closed for essential road repairs from Monday 10 May 2021 to 5pm Tuesday 11 May 2021.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the local NPWS office on 02 4972 9000.

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Applies from Sat 8 May 2021, 10.23am. Last reviewed: Mon 10 May 2021, 2.05pm

Closed areas: The Falls walk closed

The Falls walk is currently closed until further noticed due to hazardous rock falls. Minnamurra Rainforest Centre and Rainforest Loop walk are open. 

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Applies from Mon 10 May 2021, 9.38am to Sat 12 Jun 2021, 9.41am. Last reviewed: Mon 10 May 2021, 11.14am

Other planned events: Aerial Baiting Program

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service will be conducting aerial baitng programs from Monday 7th June until Friday 11th June 2021, excluding weekends.

This includes the following sections of South Coast Branch:

  • Araluen NR
  • Badja Swamps NR
  • Bees Nest NR
  • Berlang SCA
  • Bungonia NP
  • Bungonia SCA
  • Coolumbooka NR
  • Deua NP
  • Egan Peaks NR
  • Kooraban NP
  • Monga NP
  • Monga SCA
  • Morton NP
  • Morton SCA
  • Nadgigomar NR
  • South East Forest NP
  • Tarlo River NP and
  • Wadbilliga NP

Baiting locations will be identifiable by signs.

These programs will use 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison and are part of an integrated pest animal control strategy. Baiting is targeting foxes, feral cats and wild dogs. These feral pests undermine the recovery of native animals like bandicoots and skinks after the 2019/20 bush fires.

 

Please remember that domestic pets are not permitted in National Parks. Pets and working dogs may be affected (1080 is lethal to cats and dogs) and 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 Merimbula NPWS office on 02 64 955000.

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Applies from Sat 1 May 2021, 8.57am. Last reviewed: Mon 10 May 2021, 11.11am

Hazard reduction burns: Linden Creek HR

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

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Applies from Mon 3 May 2021, 9.00am. Last reviewed: Mon 10 May 2021, 11.11am

Hazard reduction burns: Little Crater HR

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

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Applies from Fri 7 May 2021, 5.28pm to Wed 30 Jun 2021, 5.30pm. Last reviewed: Mon 10 May 2021, 10.46am

Safety alerts: Jenolan Karst Conservation Reserve open - Restricted vehicle access

The Jenolan Caves Visitor precinct will be opening from Monday 10 May 2021 under restricted conditions. 

Road Access

  • Transport For NSW have confirmed 2 Mile Road will reopen on Monday 10 May 2021 for public access up to Carpark 2.
  • There will be a gate just below Carpark 2 stopping any non-essential vehicles from accessing the site beyond this point.

Capacity

  • Transport For NSW has advised that 150 cars per day will be allowed to travel on 2 Mile Road. This capacity has been set based on the amount of traffic deemed safe to manage without traffic control. 
  • The 150 car capacity includes guest cars, staff cars, suppliers as well as contractors.
  • Based on average number of persons per car, 150 cars allowance, this will allow approximately 300-350 guests on site per day.

Guest Access

  • Pre-booking is mandatory, and there will be no entry to the site without a valid booking.
  • This will be communicated via Variable Message Sign (VMS) boards in Lithgow, Oberon, and at the Kanangra Walls Road turn off at the top of 2 Mile Road, as well as via social media and the Jenolan Caves website.
  • The VMS boards at the Lithgow turn-off and Oberon (where there is still reception) will outline that you need to have a valid ticket, and give you an opportunity to purchase a ticket before you arrive at the top of 2 Mile Road.
  • Jenolan Caves Management are aiming to have wifi at the top of the 2 Mile Road, so people who do not have a valid ticket can purchase before they drive down to Carpark 2. This service will not be available for the first opening period.

Cave tours

  • Baal, Orient, and Chifley Caves will be open for tours during three time slots.
  • Ticket booking is essential.

For more information, please visit the Jenolan Caves website.

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Applies from Fri 7 May 2021, 4.58pm to Wed 30 Jun 2021, 5.07pm. Last reviewed: Mon 10 May 2021, 10.40am

Safety alerts: Six Foot track open - restricted vehicle movements at Jenolan Caves

The NPWS section of Six Foot track is open for walkers, however changed conditions exist at Jenolan Caves business precinct.

  • The 5 Mile is closed to all traffic, and the 2 Mile has restricted conditions.
  • Jenolan Caves are expected to reopen from Monday 10 May 2021

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 will be mandatory with the Jenolan website. For further information regarding open sections of Six Foot track please call Crown Lands on 0436 650 493.

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Applies from Wed 25 Dec 2019, 8.07pm. Last reviewed: Mon 10 May 2021, 7.21am

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.
  • Part of Prince Henry Cliff walk between Leura Cascades and Tarpeian Rock track junction is closed Tuesdays to Fridays only, until Friday 28 May 2021, due to 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 Merriwa Street exit 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 Leura Cascades round walk and Leura Cascades picnic area, and between Gordon Falls lookout and Olympian lookout, due to landslides. Detours in place. Visit the Blue Mountains City Council website for information.
  • Bridal Veil View (east) track is closed for track maintenance.
  • Charles Darwin walk north of Weeping Rock circuit. Visit the Blue Mountains City Council website for information.
  • Paradise Pool walking track and part of Woodford Catchment are closed due to Bulls Camp hazard reduction burn.
  • Murphys Glen (campground and picnic area) is closed to vehicles due to wet weather. Walkers and cyclists permitted.
  • 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.
  • Andersons trail is impassable to vehicles (where authorised) due to flood/tree damage. Cyclists and walkers can traverse around.
  • Glenraphael Road and Narrowneck Trail will be closed to all vehicles for road repairs from Mon10th May to Wed 13th May. Walkers & Runners are also requested to avoid the area.

Blackheath, Medlow Bath, Mount Victoria and Bells Line

  • Govetts Leap descent and Rodriguez Pass walking track, due to fire damage to infrastructure.
  • Perrys Lookdown campground, due to dangerous trees.
  • Walls Cave, Popes Glen and Pulpit Rock Tracks are closed due to fire and flood damage and associated repairs.
  • Pierces Pass Road is closed due to storm damage. Walkers and cyclists permitted.

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 23 Mar 2021, 3.41pm to Sun 30 May 2021, 3.43pm. Last reviewed: Fri 7 May 2021, 5.21pm

Closed areas: Tracks partially closed for maintenance and upgrades

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

For your safety, please avoid Yuelarbah walking track until further notice.

The closure will be reviewed by Sunday 29 May 2021.

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

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Applies from Mon 19 Apr 2021, 9.45am to Thu 1 Jul 2021, 9.46am. Last reviewed: Fri 7 May 2021, 5.07pm

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, Goulburn 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 Fri 7 May 2021, 3.27pm to Wed 30 Jun 2021, 3.29pm. Last reviewed: Fri 7 May 2021, 4.55pm

Closed parks: Park closed due to road work on Oberon Colong Stock Route

This park is closed due to urgent road works on the Oberon Colong Stock Route by Wollondilly Council.

Please check the road conditions on the Wollondilly Council website or call the council on 02 4677 1100.

Because the Oberon Colong Stock Route is closed, this park will also be closed until these urgent works are completed by Wednesday 30 June 2021.

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

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Applies from Wed 5 May 2021, 9.00am to Fri 14 May 2021, 11.53pm. Last reviewed: Fri 7 May 2021, 4.55pm

Closed parks: Park closed for aerial operations

Barren Grounds Nature Reserve is closed from 9am, Wednesday 5 May to midnight, Friday 14 May 2021 for aerial operations associated with track maintenance.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the local park office on 02 4887 8244.

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Applies from Fri 7 May 2021, 2.19pm to Sun 20 Jun 2021, 2.20pm. Last reviewed: Fri 7 May 2021, 4.24pm

Other planned events: Bobbin Inn Cafe closure

The Bobbin Inn Cafe will be closed for 4 weeks for maintenance works from Monday 17 May to mid June 2021. These maintenance works will upgrade the sewerage and stormwater systems in the building and will ensure the ongoing operation of the inn. 

Please call 02 8448 0400 for more information.

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Applies from Fri 7 May 2021, 7.00am to Wed 12 May 2021, 4.00pm. Last reviewed: Fri 7 May 2021, 12.28pm

Closed areas: Red track closed due to heavy rainfall

Red track in Bungonia National Park is closed due to a severe weather event that included heavy rain. The track is expected to reopen at 7am, Thursday 13 May 2021.

NPWS will be conducting condition assessments to determine the extent of the damage and to rectify safety issues.

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

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Applies from Fri 7 May 2021, 9.59am to Wed 12 May 2021, 10.00am. Last reviewed: Fri 7 May 2021, 11.39am

Closed areas: Victoria Falls, Pierces Pass and Perrys lookdown walking tracks closed

The following areas are closed from 7.30am to 5pm on Tuesday 11 May 2021 for helicopter operations:

  • Victoria Falls, Pierces Pass and Perrys lookdown walking tracks
  • Mount Banks Road, picnic area and walking track

Temporary stop/go closures will also occur on Lockley Pylon walking track throughout the day.

For further information call the Blue Mountains Heritage Centre on 02 4787 8877.

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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 Mon 10 May 2021, 8.00am to Mon 31 May 2021, 5.00pm. Last reviewed: Fri 7 May 2021, 10.45am

Closed areas: Temporary closures for picnic area upgrades

Towac picnic area and The Walls picnic area are closed from 8am, Monday 10 May to 5pm, Monday 31 May 2021. The Nature walking track from The Walls picnic area will also be closed temporarily during these dates.

Heavy machinery will also increase along Towac Way during this time.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the local park office 02 6332 7655.

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Applies from Thu 14 Jan 2021, 2.29pm to Thu 1 Jul 2021, 2.30pm. Last reviewed: Fri 7 May 2021, 8.53am

Closed areas: Cattai campground closed

Cattai campground will be closed until Wednesday 30 June 2021 for repair and ongoing infrastructure projects.

For further information, please email the NPWS Cumberland area office.

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Applies from Thu 6 May 2021, 2.06pm to Sun 10 Oct 2021, 11.00am. Last reviewed: Thu 6 May 2021, 4.36pm

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 5030.

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Applies from Thu 6 May 2021, 2.01pm to Sun 10 Oct 2021, 11.00am. Last reviewed: Thu 6 May 2021, 4.35pm

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 5030.

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Applies from Thu 6 May 2021, 11.44am to Sun 10 Oct 2021, 11.00am. Last reviewed: Thu 6 May 2021, 4.27pm

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 5030.

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Applies from Thu 6 May 2021, 9.53am to Wed 30 Jun 2021, 9.53am. Last reviewed: Thu 6 May 2021, 4.20pm

Safety alerts: Notice of weed control works

Weed control work will be underway in isolated and remote areas of this park until Wednesday 30 June 2021. An authorised herbicide may be used, and signs will be in place where work is underway.

For further information call 02 9542 0669.

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Applies from Tue 2 Feb 2021, 11.01am. Last reviewed: Thu 6 May 2021, 4.16pm

Closed areas: Weir crossing closed due to flooding

The Lane Cove River weir crossing is closed due to heavy rainfall and flooding. Pedestrians and cyclists can detour via the footpath along Lady Game Drive.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the NPWS North Western Sydney area office on 02 8448 0400 during business hours.

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Applies from Tue 9 Feb 2021, 4.15pm. Last reviewed: Thu 6 May 2021, 3.36pm

Closed areas: Campground and trail closed

Gummi Falls campground and Bullock Brush trail are currently closed for upgrades. This closure may be extended depending on weather conditions.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information call NPWS Barrington Tops area office on 02 6540 2300 or 02 6538 5300.

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Applies from Tue 23 Mar 2021, 11.02am to Thu 13 May 2021, 7.00am. Last reviewed: Fri 7 May 2021, 12.28pm

Closed areas: Clover Hill Road/trail closed

Clover Hill Road and trail are closed due to the severe weather event that included heavy rain, damaging winds and landslide. The road and trail are expected to reopen on Thursday 13 May 2021.

NPWS will be conducting condition assessments to determine the extent of the damage and to rectify safety issues.

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

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Applies from Wed 5 May 2021, 5.03pm. Last reviewed: Thu 6 May 2021, 10.46am

Closed areas: Walking tracks closed for upgrades

Various sections along the walking tracks in Malabar Headland National Park will close during May to September 2021 for upgrades.

As of 6 May 2021, the closures are:

  • Access from the south is open to Boora Point only
  • Access from the north is open to Magic Point only

Additional information will be posted as the work progresses.

For more information, please contact the local office.

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Applies from Wed 5 May 2021, 3.18pm to Sun 31 Oct 2021, 3.19pm. Last reviewed: Thu 6 May 2021, 10.34am

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 Thu 25 Mar 2021, 3.57pm. Last reviewed: Thu 6 May 2021, 8.43am

Other incidents: No road access to Barrington Tops National Park from Gloucester

The main access roads to Barrington Tops Plateau from Gloucester are closed until further notice due to storm and flood damage.

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. Campgrounds and visitor precincts located on the plateau may be accessed from the western side via Scone. Road re-open dates are unknown at this stage.

For latest traffic information, please visit www.livetraffic.com. For further information call the Gloucester office on 02 6538 5300.

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Applies from Wed 5 May 2021, 11.20am to Thu 30 Sep 2021, 6.00pm. Last reviewed: Wed 5 May 2021, 2.06pm

Closed areas: Kurnell exhibition and theatre areas closed

The exhibition area of Kamay Botany National Park Visitor Centre is closed to ensure COVID-19 safety is appropriately managed for visitors. Please check the website for updated information. 

You can still access Kurnell Visitor Centre for information, retail purchases and park pass sales. Signage is in place around the closed areas inside the building.

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Applies from Thu 4 Mar 2021, 9.00am to Tue 14 Sep 2021, 5.00pm. Last reviewed: Wed 5 May 2021, 1.01pm

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 Hunter Central Coast office on 0436 003 303.

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Applies from Tue 6 Apr 2021, 9.47am. Last reviewed: Wed 5 May 2021, 12.56pm

Safety alerts: Access Corker trail and Upper Rocky Crossing walk via Allyn River Road

The Forestry Corporation of NSW has temporarily closed Williams Top Road due to trail damage.

To access Corker trail (from Lagoon Pinch picnic area) and the upper end of Rocky Crossing walk (from Williams Top picnic area) please use Allyn River Road - take Salisbury Road and Salisbury Gap Road from Dungog. 4WD vehicles are recommended due to the rough and slippery surface.

Council access roads cross causeways that may be impassable during heavy rain.

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

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Applies from Thu 9 Nov 2017, 9.59am. Last reviewed: Wed 5 May 2021, 12.56pm

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 22 Mar 2021, 1.25pm. Last reviewed: Wed 5 May 2021, 12.53pm

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 Mon 10 May 2021, 12.56pm to Fri 25 Jun 2021, 1.01pm. Last reviewed: Wed 5 May 2021, 12.34pm

Other planned events: Closed areas for aerial spraying program

A number of areas will be closed for an aerial herbicide spraying operation between Monday 10 May 2021 and Friday 25 June 2021. For public safety, the areas being treated will be closed on the day they are sprayed. Advice on specific areas to be closed will be provided a week prior to spraying.

This spraying program is being carried out to control bitou bush on headlands and beaches in:

  • Booti Booti National Park
  • Saltwater National Park
  • Tomaree National Park
  • Myall Lakes National Park (including Broughton Island)
  • Darawank Nature Reserve
  • Khapphinghat Nature Reserve
  • Stormpetrel Nature Reserve
  • Little Broughton Island Nature Reserve
  • and some adjoining Crown Lands

The program is expected to take 8 to 10 days to complete, weather dependent.

The herbicide used is Metsulfuron methyl 600WG. NPWS staff will be present during the helicopter spray operation. Please ensure you follow the advice on all warning signs and the directions given by staff.

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

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Applies from Wed 5 May 2021, 12.21pm to Mon 17 May 2021, 12.00am. Last reviewed: Tue 4 May 2021, 4.03pm

Other planned events: Ultra Trail Australia major event

The Ultra Trail Australia running event is taking place in the Blue Mountains from Friday 14 May to Sunday 16 May inclusive. There will be runners on some walking tracks and sections of road.

Areas around the following visitor sites will be busy with some road and parking restrictions (see Blue Mountains City Council regarding road closures): 

  • Narrow Neck / Golden Stairs
  • Dunphys campsite
  • Megalong Road
  • Katoomba Aquatic Centre
  • Queen Victoria Hospital

Please check the event website for further information.

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Applies from Mon 3 May 2021, 11.47am to Fri 14 May 2021, 12.00pm. Last reviewed: Tue 4 May 2021, 1.16pm

Closed areas: The Village campground closed

The Village campground in Hill End Historic Site is closed for road maintenance from Monday 3 May to 12pm Friday 14 May 2021.

All main visitor areas will remain open.

For more information, contact Hill End Historic Site on 02 6370 9050.

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Applies from Mon 3 May 2021, 4.42pm to Wed 30 Jun 2021, 4.47pm. Last reviewed: Mon 3 May 2021, 6.07pm

Closed areas: Drawing Room Rocks walking track

Drawing Room Rocks walking track within Barren Grounds Nature Reserve is closed for restoration works from Monday 3 May to Wednesday 30 June 2021.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the NPWS office at Fitzroy Falls on 02 4887 8244.

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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 Thu 29 Apr 2021, 3.10pm to Thu 1 Jul 2021, 3.11pm. Last reviewed: Thu 6 May 2021, 5.15pm

Closed parks: Cattai National Park closed

Cattai National Park will be closed until Wednesday 30 June 2021 for repair works and ongoing infrastructure projects.

For further information please email the NPWS Cumberland area office.

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Applies from Tue 19 May 2020, 4.18pm. Last reviewed: Thu 29 Apr 2021, 4.42pm

Closed areas: Area closures for rifle range operations

The eastern section of Malabar Headland National Park will be closed on a number of days for ANZAC Rifle Range operations. The dates include:

  • Every Saturday from 7.30am
  • Every 1st and 3rd Sunday of the month
  • Monday July 5 to Friday July 9 2021

These 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 Thu 29 Apr 2021, 11.27am. Last reviewed: Thu 29 Apr 2021, 12.59pm

Closed areas: Road closed for upgrades

The road to Cape Solander and the whale watching platform will be closed from Monday 3 May to late July 2021. 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 22 Mar 2021, 12.55pm to Wed 30 Jun 2021, 1.03pm. Last reviewed: Thu 6 May 2021, 11.48am

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 impacts to trails 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 National Parks and Wildlife Service Gloucester Office on 02 6538 5300.

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Applies from Fri 2 Apr 2021, 7.00am to Wed 1 Sep 2021, 3.44pm. Last reviewed: Tue 4 May 2021, 6.54pm

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

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 Manning Great Lakes area office on 02 6591 0300 during business hours.

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Applies from Tue 27 Apr 2021, 2.15pm. Last reviewed: Tue 27 Apr 2021, 4.42pm

Closed areas: NPWS Prescribed Burn - Jilliby SCA -Hallards Road Central Mangrove

The south-western section of this park is closed from Wednesday 28 April until Friday 20 April 2021 for a hazard reduction burn. This section is north and east of Hallards Road - Central Mangrove. Do not enter the closed area.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. RFS and NPWS crews will be in attendance over the 3 days. Neighbours should close windows, remove washing from clothes lines and secure pets.

 

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Applies from Tue 27 Apr 2021, 4.20pm. Last reviewed: Tue 27 Apr 2021, 4.26pm

Closed areas: Goulburn River National Park - camping areas closed - Hazard Reduction

Goulburn River National Park camping areas including Big River & Spring Gully are currently closed due to Hazard Reduction Burn operations. Scheduled to reopen on Thursday 6th May 2021

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Applies from Fri 23 Apr 2021, 3.13pm. Last reviewed: Thu 6 May 2021, 9.16am

Other planned events: Fire trail work

From Monday 26 April 2021 vegetation works will be underway along several fire trails within Berowra Valley National Park and Berowra Valley Regional Park.

These trails are:

  • Oxley trail, Mount Colah
  • Arthurs trail, Mount Colah
  • Flinders trail ,Mount Colah
  • Beryl trail, Mount Colah
  • Bass trail, Mount Colah
  • Grey gum trail, Mount Colah
  • Northview trail, Mount Colah
  • Pike trail, Hornsby Heights
  • Waninga trail, Hornsby Heights
  • Refuge Rock trail, Cherrybrook
  • Carmen trail, Cherrybrook
  • Kentia trail, Cherrybrook
  • McKay trail, Hornsby Heights
  • Barkala trail, Westleigh
  • Patricia trail, Cherrybrook

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 Mon 26 Apr 2021, 1.23pm to Sun 31 Oct 2021, 8.00pm. Last reviewed: Mon 3 May 2021, 5.03pm

Closed areas: Wattamolla lower loop carpark and picnic area closed

Improvements to the lower loop carpark and picnic area have commenced. These works are estimated to take approximately 6 months, and the carpark and picnic area will will reopen in October 2021.

Alternative 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.

Due to the temporary closure of the lower loop carpark, large vehicles and buses over 8.8 metres cannot access Wattamolla.

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

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Applies from Sat 1 May 2021, 3.09pm to Fri 11 Jun 2021, 3.10pm. Last reviewed: Mon 26 Apr 2021, 1.28pm

Closed areas: Temporary closures to road network

NPWS is conducting maintenance works and resealing on the road network in Munmorah State Conservation Area from Saturday 1 May to early June 2021.

There will be periods of restricted access or temporary road closures. Minor traffic delays can be expected.

NPWS is scheduling and sequencing works to minimise impact to visitors, including access to Frazer campground and Freemans campground.

Snapper Point access road will be closed to general public access from Monday 10 May to Friday 14 May 2021.

Frazer campground access will be closed to the general public on Wednesday 12 May 2021.

For your safety, please follow park and road signage and traffic controllers in the area. Penalties apply for non-compliance.

For more information, contact the NPWS Central Coast Area Lake Munmorah office on 02 4972 9000.

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Applies from Thu 25 Mar 2021, 8.38pm to Thu 13 May 2021, 8.38pm. Last reviewed: Thu 6 May 2021, 2.54pm

Closed areas: Campground closures and restricted road access

Campgrounds and some access roads in this park are closed due to a severe weather event. This is due to weather conditions causing track and road damage, land slips and tree falls across many areas. 

NPWS is conducting condition assessments to determine the extent of the damage and to rectify safety issues. For your safety, please avoid these areas until further notice.

If you have a campground booking, you can call 1300 072 757 for more information.

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

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Applies from Tue 20 Oct 2020, 12.00pm. Last reviewed: Thu 22 Apr 2021, 3.55pm

Other planned events: Increased visitation

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

Many COVID-19 restrictions have now been lifted from visitor precincts and facilities in Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park.

We encourage you to:

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

From Monday 29 March 2021, the maximum group size for an outdoor gathering will be increased from 50 people to 200 people, including children. Group size restrictions in National Parks still apply. Groups are still expected to maintain social distancing and good hygiene.

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

For more information about closures, call the NPWS Contact Centre on 1300 072 757, the NPWS North Western Sydney area office on 02 8448 0400 or the NPWS Sydney North area office on 02 9451 3479.

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

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Applies from Thu 22 Apr 2021, 1.41pm to Wed 30 Jun 2021, 1.42pm. Last reviewed: Thu 22 Apr 2021, 3.33pm

Safety alerts: Advanced navigation skills required for remote walks

As a result of recent fire and flood impacts, many of the Kanangra-Boyd National Park traditional walking tracks will require advanced navigation skills to complete the walks.

Many of the remote walking tracks are impacted by vegetation regrowth and many tree hazards exist along the paths.

Traditional walking pads are now very hard to see and maps and GPS devices may be required to complete the walking tracks.

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Applies from Thu 22 Apr 2021, 2.00pm to Fri 11 Jun 2021, 4.23pm. Last reviewed: Sat 1 May 2021, 10.46am

Closed areas: Closure due to roadworks

The Glenbrook precinct in Blue Mountains National Park will be closed for roadworks from Monday 3 May 2021 to Friday 11 June 2021, inclusive. The closed areas include:

  • The Oaks picnic shelter and fire trail from Iron Barks picnic area​
  • Red Hands Cave and fire trail
  • Nepean lookout and fire trail
  • Nepean,Tunnel View and Mount Portal lookouts
  • Pisgar Ridge
  • Jack Evans track
  • Euroka campground
  • Jelly Bean and Blue Pool
  • The Gorge track

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

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Applies from Wed 21 Apr 2021, 11.37am to Tue 22 Jun 2021, 11.37am. Last reviewed: Wed 21 Apr 2021, 11.46am

Other planned events: 1080 Fox Baiting Program

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) will be conducting a baiting program using meat baits containing 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of foxes. The program will be ongoing between 26 April 2021 to 21 June 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 NPWS Hawkesbury-Nattai Area – Mount Annan Office on (02) 4632 4500.

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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 Tue 20 Apr 2021, 9.12am to Mon 16 Aug 2021, 9.13am. Last reviewed: Tue 20 Apr 2021, 3.41pm

Other planned events: Aerial pest management program

An aerial pest management program will be conducted between Sunday 8 August to Saturday 14 August 2021 for the control of deer, goats, feral pigs and other pests. The following affected reserves will be closed;

  • Bungonia National Park
  • Bungonia State Conservation Area
  • Nadgigomar Nature Reserve
  • Part of Morton National Park, west of the Shoalhaven River including Caoura Ridge, Long Point, Badgerys, Matodoro Ridge and all associated walking tracks, lookouts and Shoalhaven gorge.
  • Kerrawary Nature Reserve
  • Jerralong Nature Reserve
  • Tarlo River National Park

Please note the Bungonia National Park front gate and camping ground will close Friday 6 August 4pm and reopen by Monday 16 August 8am 2021. 

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For further information, please call NPWS Illawarra Highlands Area on 02 4887 8244.

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Applies from Mon 3 May 2021, 8.00am to Fri 16 Jul 2021, 3.06pm. Last reviewed: Tue 20 Apr 2021, 9.41am

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 mid-July 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 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 3 May 2021, 7.00am to Fri 28 May 2021, 6.00pm. Last reviewed: Mon 19 Apr 2021, 1.48pm

Closed areas: Mount Wondabyne campground closed due to maintenance

Mount Wondabyne campground on the Great North walk will be closed for maintenance from Monday 3 May to Friday 28 May 2021.

24-hour pedestrian access will be permitted and clearly signposted around the work site.

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

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Applies from Mon 19 Apr 2021, 3.38pm to Tue 19 Oct 2021, 3.38pm. Last reviewed: Fri 16 Apr 2021, 4.03pm

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 Thu 1 Apr 2021, 2.41pm to Tue 18 May 2021, 2.44pm. Last reviewed: Fri 23 Apr 2021, 9.53am

Closed areas: Entry to Burralow Creek campground via Tabaraga Ridge fire trail closed

Burralow Creek campground is open, however Tabaraga Ridge fire trail the 'Burralow Rd/Kurrajong Heights' access trails are closed until further notice, due to:

  • significant flood damage
  • multiple treefalls
  • a landslip impacting the trail surface

The only access now open to Burralow campground is via Paterson Range fire trail. Enter near the Bilpin Fruitbowl, via Bells Line of Road. 4WD access only.

Campers must book in advance under COVID-19 health requirements.

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

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Applies from Wed 17 Feb 2021, 8.32am to Mon 17 May 2021, 8.45am. Last reviewed: Thu 15 Apr 2021, 10.20am

Closed areas: Flint and Steel track closed for upgrading

Flint and Steel track is closed for upgrade works from Wednesday 17 February to Monday 17 May 2021. Flint and Steel Beach and Flint and Steel Bay will be accessible by water only.

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 Mon 26 Apr 2021, 3.01pm to Fri 18 Jun 2021, 3.02pm. Last reviewed: Thu 15 Apr 2021, 8.05am

Closed areas: The Coast walking track - temporary closure

Sections of the Wyrrabalong Coast walk between Bateau Bay carpark and Crackneck lookout will be temporarily closed from Monday 26 April 2021 to mid-June 2021 due to maintenance works. In order to minimise disruption, detours will be in place around sections closed for construction via the local road network.

Track upgrades will improve visitor safety and experiences along the walking track.

The proposed scope of works includes:

  • Improvement and replacement of track surfaces and structures
  • Installation of drainage structures to manage erosion and stormwater flows entering the reserve
  • Installation of bicycle prevention structures to improve visitor safety and manage multi use of the visitor precinct.

Access to Crackneck lookout and the southern section of the coast track from Crackneck lookout carpark to Cromarty Hill are unaffected by the temporary closure.

For your safety, please follow park signage. Penalties apply for non-compliance.

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

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Applies from Mon 19 Apr 2021, 7.00am to Fri 16 Jul 2021, 5.00pm. Last reviewed: Wed 14 Apr 2021, 4.07pm

Closed areas: Bouddi Coastal Walk Upgrade - partial track closure

The Bouddi Coastal Walk will be closed from Gerrin Point Lookout to the junction of Maitland Bay Walking Track. The closure will be in place from Monday 19th April 2021 until Friday 16th July 2021. This is to ensure the safety of visitors and contractors during track upgrade and construction works. No pedestrian access is possible to this section of walking track and no detour is in place during this closure. 

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

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Applies from Fri 10 Feb 2017, 12.00am. Last reviewed: Wed 14 Apr 2021, 2.45pm

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 Tue 13 Apr 2021, 4.44pm to Wed 30 Jun 2021, 4.46pm. Last reviewed: Wed 14 Apr 2021, 9.36am

Closed areas: Donkey Mountain closure

Donkey Mountain remains closed due to landscape instability and is likely to be closed 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 Fri 26 Mar 2021, 10.52am to Mon 31 May 2021, 10.52am. Last reviewed: Thu 22 Apr 2021, 2.31pm

Closed parks: Bents Basin State Conservation Area and Gulguer Nature Reserve closed

Gulguer Nature Reserve and Bent Basin State Conservation Area, including Bents Basin campground, are currently closed due to flood damage. A safety and damage assessment is underway.

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Applies from Mon 12 Apr 2021, 1.07pm to Mon 31 May 2021, 1.07pm. Last reviewed: Mon 12 Apr 2021, 4.51pm

Other planned events: Honeymoon track installation

A new section of Honeymoon track is being installed from the new amenities block to the start of the current Honeymoon track. The area of construction will be fenced off, however access to the existing Honeymoon track will not be affected.

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Applies from Fri 19 Mar 2021, 11.26am. Last reviewed: Fri 16 Apr 2021, 5.30pm

Closed areas: Bedlam Bay wharf and boat ramp temporary closure

The Bedlam Bay wharf and adjacent pedestrian boat ramp, Parramatta River Regional Park, will be closed from Monday 19 April until late June 2021 while essential repairs are undertaken to these facilities.

Alternative boating facilities are available at:

  • Banjo Patterson wharf, Punt Road, Gladesville 
  • Kissing Point Park boat ramp and jetty, Waterview Street, Putney

All other areas of the park remain open.

For more information, please contact the NPWS office at Lane Cove National Park.

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Applies from Thu 26 Nov 2020, 2.49pm to Wed 30 Jun 2021, 8.00pm. Last reviewed: Fri 9 Apr 2021, 5.02pm

Closed areas: Yeramba Lagoon loop track partially closed

Yeramba Lagoon loop walking track in Georges River National Park is closed from behind Henry Lawson Drive down to the lagoon.

The pedestrian bridge over the lagoon runout channel has been removed while the weir is being worked on. This section of track is impassable and has been closed off.

For further information, please email or call the NPWS Royal area office on 02 9542 0632.

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Applies from Sun 22 Mar 2015, 2.11pm. Last reviewed: Fri 9 Apr 2021, 12.59pm

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 Sat 3 Apr 2021, 12.08pm. Last reviewed: Thu 15 Apr 2021, 1.55pm

Safety alerts: Mount Royal Road 4WD vehicles only

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

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

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Applies from Thu 27 Aug 2020, 4.20pm. Last reviewed: Thu 8 Apr 2021, 9.04am

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 May 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 Wed 7 Apr 2021, 1.21pm to Fri 4 Jun 2021, 1.30pm. Last reviewed: Wed 7 Apr 2021, 4.03pm

Closed areas: Picnic shelter and road closures

Casuarina Point and Haynes Flat picnic areas will be closed for upgrades from Monday 19 April until early June. Signs will be placed around closed areas.

During this time, Max Allen Drive after Bakers Flat carpark will also be closed on week days.Pedestrians will be able to access Max Allen Drive. Vehicle access will be allowed on weekends. 

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

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Applies from Tue 6 Apr 2021, 4.49pm to Wed 30 Jun 2021, 4.49pm. Last reviewed: Fri 7 May 2021, 9.51am

Closed areas: Road and trail closures

Some roads in this park are closed from Tuesday 6 April to Wednesday 30 June 2021 due to storm and flood damage. The closed roads are:

  • California trail
  • Martindale trail
  • Mellong Range trail
  • Hunter Main trail - Between Three Ways Junction to Raspberry Junction only. 

If you're travelling to Sheepskin Hut, please enter via Commission Road. Gates that are in place have been locked and signs are in place on closed roads. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the NPWS Bulga area office.

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Applies from Tue 6 Apr 2021, 10.54am. Last reviewed: Tue 6 Apr 2021, 1.54pm

Closed areas: Jenkins playground and Kukundi playground closure

Jenkins Hill playground and Kukundi playground will be closed for maintenance and repair works from the Monday 19 April until the end of May. 

Signs will be in place around closed areas. You can still access Jenkins Hall, Jenkins Kitchen, toilet facilities and the Lane Cove National Park Cafe.

For more information, contact the North Western Sydney Area Office on 02 8448 0400.

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Applies from Sun 4 Apr 2021, 11.11am to Wed 30 Jun 2021, 11.12am. Last reviewed: Tue 6 Apr 2021, 11.17am

Closed areas: Campgrounds closed due to rain damage

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 Falls walking tracks

The NPWS is awaiting a geo-technical report on the landslide to ensure visitor safety. The entry gate is currently locked and no visitor access is permitted.

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

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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 Fri 19 Mar 2021, 11.09am to Wed 30 Jun 2021, 11.09am. Last reviewed: Thu 8 Apr 2021, 10.02am

Closed areas: Bobbin Head playground closed

The Bobbin Head playground will be closed to all visitors from Tuesday 6 April to June 2021 for Stage 2 upgrade works. Construction will be happening Monday to Friday, 7am to 5pm and 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 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 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 Tue 27 Apr 2021, 11.13am to Fri 28 May 2021, 8.55am. Last reviewed: Sat 1 May 2021, 4.00pm

Other planned events: Temporary closure of The Falls walking track

The Falls walking track will be closed for essential maintenance and upgrading works during April and May 2021 and will not be available for use until further notice.

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Applies from Thu 3 Dec 2020, 2.42pm. Last reviewed: Wed 7 Apr 2021, 3.09pm

Closed areas: Walking tracks closed

Wombeyan Karst Conservation Reserve is open to visitors who would like to pre-book and stay in our campground or accommodation. Guided cave tours will recommence on Friday 2 April 2021.

We're completing critical maintenance of  some cave facilities and walking tracks to ensure they are safe for visitation. Penalties apply for non-compliance.

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Applies from Wed 24 Mar 2021, 8.23am to Fri 28 May 2021, 9.48am. Last reviewed: Thu 6 May 2021, 2.55pm

Closed areas: Bangalow Road, walking track and campground closures

Some areas in Watagans National Park are temporarily closed from Wednesday 23 March 2021.

The affected areas are:

  • Bangalow Road is closed for urgent road maintenance to address a landslip
  • Gap Creek Falls walking track is closed due to fallen trees, water over the track and slippery conditions.
  • Bangalow campground
  • Gap Creek campground

This closure may be extended and any extension will be posted as soon as possible. 

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

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Applies from Tue 30 Mar 2021, 3.21pm to Mon 31 May 2021, 3.23pm. Last reviewed: Wed 31 Mar 2021, 10.42am

Closed areas: Longneck Lagoon walking track

Longneck Lagoon walking track is closed due to flood damage, safety works and repairs to the boardwalk.

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Applies from Tue 20 Oct 2020, 11.51am. Last reviewed: Fri 26 Mar 2021, 3.39pm

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.

From Monday 29 March 2021, the maximum group size for an outdoor gathering will be increased from 50 people to 200 people, including children. Group size restrictions for specific National Parks still apply. Groups are still expected to maintain social distancing and good hygiene.

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

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

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

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Applies from 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 Tue 23 Mar 2021, 11.13am to Fri 16 Jul 2021, 11.14am. Last reviewed: Tue 23 Mar 2021, 3.18pm

Closed areas: Gibberagong boardwalk closed

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

Walkers along the 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 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 Mon 15 Mar 2021, 10.17am. Last reviewed: Mon 22 Mar 2021, 1.00pm

Closed areas: Kamay Botany Bay National Park _ La Perouse

Partial track closure of Congwong walking trail from Anzac Parade to Henry Head Lane for track upgrade works.

Dates of works include: 22 March to 5 April 2021.

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Applies from Mon 22 Mar 2021, 6.00am to Wed 30 Jun 2021, 2.56pm. Last reviewed: Fri 19 Mar 2021, 12.36pm

Closed areas: The Coast track at Burning Palms - major upgrade

The Coast track at Burning Palms will be subject to closures due to a major upgrade taking place from Monday 22 March to 30 June 2021.

The track will be closed every Monday (8am) to Thursday (4pm) during the closure period. The track will remain open every Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

These works will affect access to:

  • Figure 8 Pools
  • Palm Jungle loop track
  • The Coast track between Burning Palms and Otford lookout

For further information please visit the Environment, Energy and Science website or contact the Royal National Park Visitors Centre on 02 9542 0648.

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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 Fri 19 Feb 2021, 5.05pm. Last reviewed: Tue 2 Mar 2021, 9.11am

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 Wednesday 30 June 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 22 Feb 2021, 12.00am to Wed 30 Jun 2021, 5.03pm. Last reviewed: Fri 19 Mar 2021, 9.41am

Closed areas: Sections of Apple Tree Bay seawall fenced off

Some sections of seawall in the Apple Tree Bay area will be fenced off for reconstruction from Monday 22 February to Wednesday 30 June 2021 for a seawall refurbishment project.

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

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Applies from Thu 2 Apr 2020, 2.54pm to Tue 1 Jun 2021, 3.34pm. Last reviewed: Thu 18 Mar 2021, 2.06pm

Closed areas: Cave Creek picnic area and walking track closed

Cave Creek picnic area and walking track are closed until June 2021, while maintenance works are completed.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For further information call 02 4588 2400.

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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 Fri 1 May 2015, 3.29pm to Fri 31 Dec 2021, 9.40am. Last reviewed: Thu 11 Mar 2021, 2.40pm

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 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 2 Feb 2021, 4.39pm to Sat 31 Jul 2021, 11.59pm. Last reviewed: Wed 3 Mar 2021, 3.22pm

Other planned events: 1080 fox baiting program

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) 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  and Saturday 31 July 2021 in Wollemi National Park.

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 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 Fri 30 Oct 2020, 6.00am to Wed 30 Jun 2021, 8.00pm. Last reviewed: Thu 4 Mar 2021, 10.41am

Closed areas: Audley boatshed - conservation and repair works

The Audley Boatshed will be undergoing important conservation and repair works. Boat hire is suspended and the boatshed, its slipway and a part of the carpark to the west will be closed during this period. Allambie Flat picnic area and carpark remains open. Details on these works are available from the Audley Precinct upgrades webpage.

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

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Applies from Fri 7 Feb 2020, 12.27pm to Thu 14 Oct 2021, 9.00am. Last reviewed: Fri 19 Mar 2021, 2.01pm

Other planned events: 1080 bait disposal pit

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

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

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

1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) is lethal to pets (including domestic dogs and cats) and working dogs. In the event of accidental poisoning, seek immediate veterinary assistance. Domestic pets, including dogs and cats are not permitted in national parks or reserves. Restrain working and assistance dogs to ensure they don’t enter the baiting areas. If you need your dogs to work in the baiting area outside of national park estate, we suggest muzzling them.

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

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Applies from Fri 7 Feb 2020, 12.03pm to Thu 14 Oct 2021, 9.00am. Last reviewed: Fri 19 Mar 2021, 2.00pm

Other planned events: 1080 fox ground baiting program

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

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

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

1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) is lethal to pets (including domestic dogs and cats) and working dogs. In the event of accidental poisoning, seek immediate veterinary assistance. Domestic pets, including dogs and cats are not permitted in national parks or reserves. Restrain working and assistance dogs to ensure they don’t enter the baiting areas. If you need your dogs to work in the baiting area outside of national park estate, we suggest muzzling them.

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

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Applies from 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 Tue 17 Nov 2020, 3.48pm to Wed 30 Jun 2021, 3.39pm. Last reviewed: Tue 16 Feb 2021, 1.47pm

Safety alerts: 1080 fox and wild dog program underway

1080 poison feral animal baiting restarts on selected roads in Watagans National Park from Tuesday 17 November 2020 to Wednesday 30 June 2021. The baiting is also occurring on some adjacent properties with the permission of land-owners. Roads affected include:

  • Rope Road
  • Bowmans Road and part Harris fire trail
  • Ingles Road
  • Carrolls Road
  • Georges Road
  • Turners Road

Visitors and neighbours are reminded that domestic animals are not permitted in the national park at any time. 1080 poison is toxic to domestic cats and dogs. Seek urgent veterinary care if you suspect your animal has taken a bait.

The baiting is targeting foxes and wild dogs which are a major predator of native wildlife including brush-tailed rock wallabies.

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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 Sun 31 Jan 2021, 10.41am to Sun 1 Aug 2021, 10.42am. Last reviewed: Tue 12 Jan 2021, 1.12pm

Other planned events: 1080 pest management

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service will be conducting a baiting program using manufactured baits, fresh baits and Canid Pest Ejectors (CPEs) containing 1080 poison (sodium fluroacetate) for the control of foxes. The program is continuous and ongoing between Monday 1 February and Saturday 31 July 2021 in Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park. Don’t touch baits or ejector devices. Penalties apply for non-compliance.

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 this reserve is aimed at reducing their impact on threatened species.

For more information, contact the NPWS Forestville office on 02 9451 3479, the NPWS Lane Cove office on 02 8448 0400 (business hours) or the NPWS after-hours call centre on 1300 056 294 (after hours).

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Applies from Sun 31 Jan 2021, 10.46am to Sun 1 Aug 2021, 10.47am. Last reviewed: Tue 12 Jan 2021, 1.09pm

Other planned events: 1080 pest management

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service will be conducting a baiting program using manufactured baits, fresh baits and Canid Pest Ejectors (CPEs) containing 1080 poison (sodium fluoroacetate) for the control of foxes. The program is continuous and ongoing between Monday 1 February and Saturday 31 July 2021 in Garigal National Park. Don’t touch baits or ejector devices. Penalties apply for non-compliance.

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 this reserve is aimed at reducing their impact on threatened species.

For more information, contact the NPWS Forestville office on 02 9451 3479 (business hours) or the NPWS after-hours call centre on 1300 056 294 (after hours).

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Applies from Sun 31 Jan 2021, 10.50am to Sun 1 Aug 2021, 10.50am. Last reviewed: Tue 12 Jan 2021, 12.47pm

Other planned events: 1080 pest management

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service will be conducting a baiting program using manufactured baits and fresh baits containing 1080 poison (sodium fluoroacetate) for the control of foxes. The program is continuous and ongoing between Monday 1 February 2021 and Saturday 31 July 2021 in Lane Cove National Park. Don’t touch baits. Penalties apply for non-compliance.

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.

For more information, contact the NPWS Lane Cove office on 02 8448 0400 (business hours) or the NPWS after-hours call centre on 1300 056 294 (after hours).

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Applies from Sun 31 Jan 2021, 10.53am to Sun 1 Aug 2021, 10.54am. Last reviewed: Tue 12 Jan 2021, 12.47pm

Other planned events: 1080 pest management

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service will be conducting a baiting program using manufactured baits, fresh baits and Canid Pest Ejectors (CPEs) containing 1080 poison (sodium fluoroacetate) for the control of foxes. The program is continuous and ongoing between Monday 1 February and Saturday 31 July 2021 in Sydney Harbour National Park (Chowder Bay, Dobroyd, Bradleys, Georges, Middle and 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. Penalties apply for non-compliance.

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 this reserves is aimed at reducing their impact on threatened species.

For more information, contact the NPWS Middle Head office on 02 9960 6266 (business hours), the NPWS after-hours call centre on 1300 056 294 (after hours) or North Head Sanctuary, Manly (Harbour Trust Lands): 02 8969 2128 (business hours).

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Applies from Fri 1 Jan 2021, 3.14pm to Wed 30 Jun 2021, 3.16pm. Last reviewed: Sat 13 Feb 2021, 3.01pm

Closed areas: George Boyd Rainforest and lookout walks

George Boyd Rainforest and lookout walks are closed due to bushfire damage.

You can still visit George Boyd lookout and picnic areas by car. Do not enter the closed areas.

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

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Applies from Thu 26 Mar 2020, 2.47pm. Last reviewed: Tue 4 May 2021, 12.20pm

Closed areas: Campgrounds closed

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

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

The closed campgrounds are:

  • 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 Wed 30 Jun 2021, 4.25pm. Last reviewed: Fri 5 Feb 2021, 9.17am

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 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 Wed 23 Dec 2020, 12.21pm. Last reviewed: Sun 24 Jan 2021, 3.06pm

Other planned events: Apple Tree Bay - Increased visitation

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

We encourage you to:

  • Plan your visit outside of the peak periods of 10am to 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.

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 Wed 23 Dec 2020, 12.23pm. Last reviewed: Sun 24 Jan 2021, 3.06pm

Other planned events: Bobbin Head - Increased visitation

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

We encourage you to:

  • Plan your visit outside of the peak periods of 10am to 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.

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 Fri 7 Feb 2020, 11.15am to Thu 21 Oct 2021, 9.00am. Last reviewed: Fri 22 Jan 2021, 12.43pm

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

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) will be conducting a baiting program using ground baits containing 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of wild dogs and foxes. The program will be conducted between Wednesday 14 October 2020 and Wednesday 14 April 2021 in the Kangaroo Valley, Budgong and Illaroo areas.

All baiting locations will be identifiable by signs.

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

For further information please call the NPWS Highlands office on 024887 8244.

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Applies from 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 Wed 15 Jul 2020, 7.51am to Wed 30 Jun 2021, 7.52am. Last reviewed: Mon 25 Jan 2021, 11.46am

Other planned events: 1080 wild dog and fox control program

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 Thursday 31 December 2020 to Wednesday 30 June 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 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 Thu 3 Dec 2020, 9.23am. Last reviewed: Thu 10 Dec 2020, 11.43am

Other planned events: Annual inspection and maintenance underway - Bobbin Head and Apple Tree Bay wharves, Cowan moorings

Annual inspection and maintenance works are underway at the Bobbin Head wharf, Apple Tree Bay wharf and the courtesy moorings in Cowan waters. There may be temporary or restricted access during this period. The work is expected to end by the end of 2020. 

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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 Mon 16 Nov 2020, 11.32am. Last reviewed: Mon 11 Jan 2021, 2.13pm

Closed areas: The Drip walking track open - substantial flood damage

The Drip walking track is open but there is substantial flood damage to the walking track, steps and infrastructure. Flooding could occur with further heavy rainfalls.

For more information, call the local NPWS office on 02 6370 9000.

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Applies from Mon 2 Nov 2020, 12.14pm. Last reviewed: Mon 2 Nov 2020, 3.52pm

Other planned events: Ferry wharf reinstatement

Transport for New South Wales are currently undertaking land-based investigations in support of the reinstatement of the ferry wharves at La Perouse and Kurnell within Kamay Botany Bay National Park.

These areas are still open to the public, however there may be some minor disruptions to some areas of usual access and parking. To find out more about this project please visit the Transport for NSW website.

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Applies from Wed 29 Jul 2020, 2.36pm to Wed 30 Jun 2021, 2.38pm. Last reviewed: Tue 1 Dec 2020, 8.50am

Closed areas: 11km walking track

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

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Applies from 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 Sat 17 Oct 2020, 10.59pm. Last reviewed: Fri 18 Dec 2020, 6.52pm

Closed areas: North Head Fire - closed areas

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

  • North Head Scenic Drive, after the carparks opposite Bella Vista Cafe and before the North Head Scenic Drive loop road.
  • Bluefish Drive past the Gunner Road Car Park entrance
  • Fairfax walk and lookout
  • All tracks and trails south of Bluefish Drive and along North Head Scenic Drive past the Q Station roundabout.

Open areas include:

  • Q Station
  • The track between Shelly Beach and Bluefish Drive
  • North Head Scenic Drive until just beyond the Bella Vista Cafe
  • 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 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 Thu 16 Jul 2020, 12.23pm. Last reviewed: Sun 8 Nov 2020, 6.28pm

Closed areas: Cafe closed

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

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

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

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

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Applies from Thu 2 Jul 2020, 4.56pm. Last reviewed: Fri 6 Nov 2020, 10.39am

Other incidents: Minnamurra Rainforest

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

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Applies from 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 Wed 25 Mar 2020, 2.43pm. Last reviewed: Wed 2 Sep 2020, 5.08pm

Closed areas: Partial building closures

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

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

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

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

Safety alerts: Clark Island wharf

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

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

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

Closed areas: Bicentennial National trail partial closure

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

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

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

Closed areas: Toilet closures in Lane Cove National Park

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

  • Blue Wren and Illoura (Areas 4-5)
  • Carters Creek (Area 9)
  • Scribbly Gums (Area 17)
  • Bakers Flat (Area 28)
  • Haynes Flat (Area 32)

Please note: This does not apply to bookings. Where there are bookings, toilets will be opened. For more information, please contact the NPWS Chatswood area office on 02 8448 0400.

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

Closed areas: Sugarloaf carpark closed

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

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

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

Closed areas: Lemon Tree Forest Road closed

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

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

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Applies from Thu 18 Jun 2020, 9.32am. Last reviewed: Thu 25 Jun 2020, 11.18am

Closed areas: Keverstone National Park closure

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

Penalties apply for non-compliance.

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

Other planned events: Six Foot Track - camping registration

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

To register fill in the online form and submit.

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

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

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Applies from 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 Mon 4 Jul 2016, 9.41am. Last reviewed: Fri 22 May 2020, 3.04pm

Closed areas: Maculata fire trail and Daniels Point fire trail

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

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

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

Closed areas: Click Creek fire trail and Slippery Rock Road

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

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

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Applies from Wed 15 Nov 2017, 1.09pm. Last reviewed: Fri 22 May 2020, 3.03pm

Safety alerts: Yambo Forest Road not suitable for 2WD

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

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Applies from 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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