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Katoomba area in Blue Mountains National Park

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Current alerts in this area

Last reviewed: Thu 29 September 2022, 4.05pm

Applies from Wed 28 Sep 2022, 7.20am to Tue 4 Oct 2022, 7.20am. Last reviewed: Thu 29 Sep 2022, 4.05pm.

Closed areas: Glenbrook Causeway closed due to flooding

Glenbrook Causeway is closed to vehicles, cyclists and pedestrians from Wednesday 28 September to Tuesday 4 October 2022 inclusive, due to flooding. The following areas are also closed:

  • The Oaks Single track
  • Euroka campground
  • Red Hands Cave
  • Red Hands Cave walking track
  • Woodford Oaks trail
  • Jack Evans track
  • Nepean lookout
  • Nepean River walking track
  • Mount Portal lookout
  • Tunnel View lookout

Please note: roadworks are still in progress for the Woodford Oaks trail, however recent wet weather has impacted the timeframe. Woodford Oaks trail will be closed until 14 October 2022, when it will be reassessed.

Never drive, ride or walk through floodwater.

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

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Applies from Thu 15 Sep 2022, 2.33pm to Fri 7 Oct 2022, 11.33pm. Last reviewed: Thu 29 Sep 2022, 4.04pm.

Closed areas: Shaws Ridge fire trail closed for track work

Shaws Ridge fire trail is closed Monday to Friday from Wednesday 14 September to Friday 7 October 2022 for maintenance work.

Heavy earthmoving equipment will be in operation. There is no visitor access during this time.

The Shaws Ridge fire trail will open on Saturdays and Sundays.

Blue Gum Swamp, Bees Nest Hill and Springwood Ridge trails remain open for visitors Monday-Friday.

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

Applies from Wed 21 Sep 2022, 11.01am to Tue 4 Oct 2022, 11.00pm. Last reviewed: Thu 29 Sep 2022, 3.56pm.

Closed areas: Euroka campground closed due to weather

Euroka campground is closed from Wednesday 21 September to Tuesday 4 October 2022, inclusive due to wet weather and flood risk.

A review will be conducted on Tuesday 4 October 2022 to assess the campground.

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

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Applies from Thu 8 Sep 2022, 12.00pm to Fri 14 Oct 2022, 5.00pm. Last reviewed: Wed 28 Sep 2022, 1.44pm.

Closed areas: Woodford Oaks fire trail closed on weekdays

The Woodford Oaks trail will be closed Monday to Friday due to roadworks from Thursday 8 September to Friday 14 October 2022.

Heavy earthmoving equipment including trucks will be in operation. There is no visitor access during this time.

Please note:

  • The Woodford Oaks fire trail will open on Saturdays and Sundays for cyclists.
  • Red Hands Cave Road, Nepean Lookout Road, Jack Evans walking track and Red Hands Cave walking track will all remain open during this period.

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

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Applies from Sat 9 Apr 2022, 1.03pm. Last reviewed: Wed 28 Sep 2022, 11.47am.

Closed areas: Parts of Blue Mountains National Park closed

Many walking tracks, roads and fire trails within Blue Mountains National Park remain closed following sustained wet weather, subsequent geological instability or infrastructure upgrades. As sites are opened, we remind visitors that these areas have been subject to long periods of high rainfall, and landslides, rockfall and treefall can occur without notice.

Please check which areas are closed before travelling.

The following areas are closed:

Katoomba and Leura

  • Honeymoon Bridge lookout is closed due to rockfall risk.
  • Gordon Falls track and lookout closed due to trackwork
  • Lone Lyrebird track between Gordon Road and the War Memorial, due to a major washout
  • Lillian's Bridge track - closure at junction of Inspiration Point track. No through access to Valley of the Waters and the Conservation Hut due to a major landslide.  
  • Prince Henry Cliff walk between Gordon Falls lookout and Olympian lookout, due to landslides. Visit the Blue Mountains City Council website for information.
  • Prince Henry Cliff walk between Echo Point and Cliff View lookout due to trackwork
  • Lady Darley track to Prince Henry Cliff walk due to trackwork
  • Amphitheatre track due to trackwork
  • Glenraphael Drive, Narrow Neck fire trail and Golden Stairs are accessible to pedestrians and cyclists via walking track from Narrow Neck lookout on Cliff Drive
  • Ruined Castle walking track
  • Six Foot Track - Nellies Glen to Megalong Valley
  • Mt Hay Road from Lockley's Pylon parking area is 4WD only due to damaged road.
  • Linderman's Pass and Robert's Pass are closed below Gladstone lookout and Leura Forest due to a new landslide. 

Wentworth Falls

  • Valley of the Waters track closed below Sylvia Falls. No access to Wentworth Pass, Roberts Pass, Vera Falls, Hippocrene Falls or Wentworth Falls from Valley of the Waters
  • Charles Darwin walk
  • National Pass
  • Wentworth Pass
  • Conservation Hut
  • Valley of Waters picnic area
  • Kedumba Pass fire trail below intersection with Sublime Point fire trail
  • Kedumba River Crossing campground
  • Ingar Road is closed where it traverses private property at the west end. Ingar campers must walk in via Anderson's or Bedford Roads.

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

  • Govetts Leap lookout and picnic area due to upgrade work
  • Evans lookout due to upgrade work
  • Horse track
  • Rodriguez Pass
  • Govetts Descent
  • Braeside walking track due to track work (Braeside Road is open to cyclists and walkers)
  • Base of Pierces Pass to Blue Gum Forest and Burra Korain Flat along Grose River
  • Base of Victoria Falls to Burra Korain Flat
  • Pulpit walking track and Pulpit Rock lookout
  • Perrys Lookdown campground
  • The following areas will be closed on Wednesday 28 September 2022 for helicopter operations:
    • Perrys Lookdown to Blue Gum Forest walking track
    • Lockleys Pylon (Du Faur Head) to Grose Valley walking track
    • Popes Glen walking track, including connecting track from Govetts Leap lookout
    • Acacia Flat campground

Lawson, Woodford, Hazelbrook

  • Bedford Road and Murphys Glen campground are closed to all vehicles (open to walkers and cyclists - weekends only) due to slippery road conditions

Faulconbridge, Springwood, Glenbrook

  • Martins Lookout track to Glenbrook Creek is closed for walking track works until Friday 28 October 2022.

Canyons and rock climbing

  • Climbing and canyoning areas in the Blue Mountains are open unless the access road is closed or the site is listed in this alert.

Grade 5 tracks and off-trail areas

Grade 5 tracks and off-trail areas are open, excluding those listed below. Grade 5 tracks are for very experienced bushwalkers with specialised skills such as advanced navigation and emergency first aid. Please visit this page for further information on track grades.

If you plan on embarking on Grade 5 tracks or undertaking off-trail activities, please be aware of the likelihood of changed conditions and consider current safety advice.

Closed Grade 5 tracks:

  • Vera Falls and Hippocrene Falls walking tracks
  • Horse track
  • Rodriguez Pass
  • Govetts Descent
  • Mount Solitary loop due to landslides near Ruined Castle
  • Open: K2K (Kanangra to Katoomba) access available via Narrow Neck lookout track, Dunphy's campground, and from Kanangra Walls. Due to the ongoing wet conditions, Coxs River can flood at short notice and may be impassable. Walkers should check conditions before departing

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

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Applies from Wed 21 Sep 2022, 11.05am to Sat 1 Oct 2022, 7.00pm. Last reviewed: Mon 26 Sep 2022, 12.04pm.

Closed areas: Burralow campground closed due to rain event

Burralow campground is closed from Wednesday 21 September to Saturday 1 October 2022 inclusive, due to the rain forecast.

Access to the campground via Paterson Range fire trail will be impacted, and there could also be potential flooding. 

Applies from Wed 21 Sep 2022, 2.47pm to Fri 21 Oct 2022, 2.49pm. Last reviewed: Wed 21 Sep 2022, 3.47pm.

Other planned events: Road Work on Kedumba Road

Kedumba Road will be closed from the junction with Tablelands Road from 26th September until 21st October for maintenance.  Walkers are permitted to use Kedumba Pass and are advised that heavy machinery and trucks may be using the road on weekdays.

Applies from Wed 21 Sep 2022, 7.00am to Fri 14 Oct 2022, 5.00pm. Last reviewed: Wed 21 Sep 2022, 9.56am.

Closed areas: Linden Ridge fire trail closure for track work

Linden Ridge fire trail is closed, Monday to Friday, from Wednesday 21 September to Friday 14 October 2022 for maintenance work.

Heavy earthmoving equipment will be in operation. There is no visitor access during this time.

Please note, Linden Ridge fire trail will open on Saturdays and Sundays.

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

Applies from Wed 10 Aug 2022, 4.24pm to Tue 28 Feb 2023, 4.24pm. Last reviewed: Tue 20 Sep 2022, 3.18pm.

Closed areas: Govetts Leap lookout

The visitor precinct at Govetts Leap lookout in Blue Mountains National Park, Blackheath is closed for upgrades from Thursday 11 August 2022 to February 2023.

The carpark and lookout will be closed during construction.

Blue Mountains Heritage Centre and the toilets at Govetts Leap lookout will remain open.

Access to walking tracks will be provided to tracks that are open. Track closures are updated regularly. Check the NPWS alerts page for updates.

The works include improvements to the lookout and carpark, and construction of new accessible pathways in the area.

The upgrades are part of the NSW government infrastructure investment. More detail can be found on this webpage or by calling Blue Mountains Heritage Centre on 02 4787 8877.

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Applies from Mon 2 May 2022, 3.01pm to Fri 21 Oct 2022, 3.02pm. Last reviewed: Tue 20 Sep 2022, 2.48pm.

Closed areas: Areas closed due to visitor precinct upgrades

The following areas are closed for upgrades until late to mid-October 2022

  • Evans lookout, Blackheath
  • Conservation Hut
  • Valley of the Waters picnic area, Wentworth Falls.

The works include construction of new accessible toilet blocks, pathways and improvements to the lookouts and carparks.

The carparks, toilets and lookouts will be closed during construction.

Walking track access will be provided to walking tracks that are open. Track closures are updated regularly, check the NPWS alerts page for updates.

The upgrades are part of the NSW government infrastructure investment. More detail can be found on the Blue Mountains National Park community engagement webpage or by calling the Blue Mountains Heritage Centre on 02 4787 8877.

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Applies from Sat 16 Jul 2022, 1.30pm. Last reviewed: Tue 20 Sep 2022, 2.31pm.

Safety alerts: Grose Valley walking tracks - Experienced walkers only

Walking tracks that are open in the Grose Valley (Blue Mountains National Park) may become indistinct with fallen trees and wash outs due to recent flood events. Experienced walkers only. 

For more information, contact the NPWS Blackheath Heritage Centre on 02 4787 8877. 

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Applies from Thu 15 Sep 2022, 11.01am to Mon 31 Oct 2022, 11.02am. Last reviewed: Thu 15 Sep 2022, 12.19pm.

Closed areas: Conservation Hut and Evans lookout visitor precinct upgrades

The visitor precincts at Evans lookout, Blackheath and Conservation Hut, Wentworth Falls will be closed for upgrades from Monday 2 May 2022 until mid October 2022.

The works include construction of new accessible toilet blocks, pathways and improvements to the lookouts and carparks. The carparks, toilets and lookouts will be closed during construction.

Access will be provided to walking tracks that are open.

The upgrades are part of the NSW government Improving Access to National Parks program and more detail can be found on this webpage or by calling the Blue Mountains Heritage Centre on 02 4787 8877. Track closures are updated regularly, check this alerts page for updates.

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Applies from Thu 28 Apr 2022, 1.16pm to Wed 30 Nov 2022, 11.59pm. Last reviewed: Thu 1 Sep 2022, 8.05pm.

Other planned events: Notice of Ongoing 1080 program

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) is conducting ongoing ground baiting programs in Blue Mountains National Park from Monday 2nd May to Wednesday 2nd November 2022.

The operation will use meat baits, meat bait products and canid pest ejectors containing 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of wild dogs and foxes.

The program is designed to minimise predator impacts on wildlife, especially threatened species, and to minimise impact of wild dogs on neighbouring stock.

Signs will be placed at the entry to the baiting location. Domestic pets are not permitted in NSW National Parks managed lands. 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.

Please contact the local Kanangra NPWS area office at Oberon on 6336 6200 for more information.

Applies from Mon 4 Jul 2022, 4.48pm. Last reviewed: Thu 1 Sep 2022, 5.34pm.

Closed areas: Ingar Road closed

Ingar Road is closed to all access where it traverses through private property at the end of Queen Elizabeth Drive. There is no vehicle access to Ingar campground. Campers must hike in via a publicly accessible route (via Andersons fire trail or Bedford Road).    

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Applies from Wed 13 Apr 2022, 2.41pm to Fri 28 Oct 2022, 7.00pm. Last reviewed: Wed 31 Aug 2022, 3.24pm.

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

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

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

Applies from Mon 14 Feb 2022, 7.42am. Last reviewed: Wed 28 Sep 2022, 7.33am.

Other incidents: Oaks Singles track closed while undergoing maintenance

Maintenance works are underway on Oaks Singles track from Friday 28 January 2022, due to erosion issues and major safety concerns.

The track will undergo vegetation maintenance followed by the addition of sandstone surface. The works are to stabilise some sections and rock armouring in poorly drained sections.

In conjunction with the road works on Woodford Oaks Fire Trail, The Oaks Singles track will be open on Saturdays and Sundays.

For more information, call the local NPWS office on 02 4720 6200.

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Applies from Sun 22 Mar 2015, 2.11pm. Last reviewed: Fri 13 May 2022, 4.26pm.

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-Nattai area office on 02 4588 2400 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

Nearby alerts

Applies from Thu 2 Jun 2022, 3.56pm to Tue 28 Feb 2023, 11.59pm. Last reviewed: Fri 30 Sep 2022, 12.12pm

Closed areas: Big Yango precinct closure

The Big Yango precinct in Yengo National Park is closed from Thursday 2 June 2022 to Wednesday 1 March 2023 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 10 Sep 2022, 7.30am to Sat 29 Oct 2022, 9.00pm. Last reviewed: Mon 26 Sep 2022, 1.48pm

Closed areas: Park closed due to flood damage

The following parks are closed from Saturday 10 September 2022 until Saturday 29 October 2022 due to flood damage to creek crossings and campgrounds:

  • Abercrombie River National Park
  • Abercrombie River State Conservation Area

Bummaroo Ford campground remains open.

The park will reopen once remediation has occurred to ensure park user safety.

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

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Applies from Mon 29 Aug 2022, 10.58am to Thu 20 Oct 2022, 10.59am. Last reviewed: Tue 20 Sep 2022, 3.11pm

Other planned events: Notice of 1080 aerial baiting program

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) is conducting an ongoing aerial baiting program from Monday 5 September to Friday 16 September 2022 in the following parks:

  • Bangadilly National Park
  • Guula Ngurra National Park
  • Nattai National Park
  • Joadja Nature Reserve
  • Bargo State Conservation Area

The operation will use 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of wild dogs and foxes.

The program is designed to minimise predator impacts on wildlife, especially threatened species, and to minimise the impact of wild dogs on neighbouring stock.

Signs will be placed at the entry to the baiting location. Domestic pets are not permitted in NSW National Parks managed lands. 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 Glenbrook Area Office on 02 4720 6200.

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Applies from Fri 17 Dec 2021, 3.57pm. Last reviewed: Thu 15 Sep 2022, 8.44am

Closed areas: Rouse Hill Regional Park playground closure

The Rouse Hill Regional Park playground, carpark and picnic area will be closed from Thursday 10 February until end of September 2022 due to upgrades.

The oval and other picnic shelters will remain open. This closure is weather dependant.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For further information email or call the Cumberland area office on 02 4580 2750.

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Applies from Sun 11 Sep 2022, 5.43pm to Wed 30 Nov 2022, 5.47pm. Last reviewed: Mon 12 Sep 2022, 3.09pm

Closed areas: Lake Toolooma fire trail

A large sink hole has formed on Lake Toolooma fire trail. No vehicles are permitted to drive over or past this hazard. If you are walking or cycling in the area, please go around and do not stop. For more information call 02 9542 0632.

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Applies from Thu 8 Sep 2022, 4.13pm to Wed 30 Nov 2022, 4.14pm. Last reviewed: Fri 9 Sep 2022, 5.17pm

Closed areas: Section of Pipeline fire trail closed

A large portion of Pipeline fire trail, between Girronba picnic area and the Goanna track intersection, has eroded away due to recent rainfall events. Vehicles, bushwalkers and cyclists are not permitted past these points. This section of trail is closed.

For further information, contact the local NPWS area office on 02 9542 0648.

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Applies from Fri 9 Sep 2022, 2.36pm to Thu 1 Dec 2022, 2.36pm. Last reviewed: Fri 9 Sep 2022, 4.46pm

Closed areas: Lower Pipeline fire trail closed

A portion of the lower Pipeline fire trail at Adina Gully has eroded away due to recent rainfall events. The trail is closed to all pedestrians, cyclists and vehicles.

Fur further information contact the Royal National Park Visitor Centre on 02 9542 0648.

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Applies from Mon 23 May 2022, 10.55am to Tue 1 Nov 2022, 10.55am. Last reviewed: Wed 31 Aug 2022, 4.27pm

Closed areas: Glow Worm Tunnel walking track closed north of tunnel

Glow Worm tunnel walking track is closed from the 'Four Ways' intersection with the Old Coach Road on the north side of the tunnel. The closure is due to landslips and continuing slope instability. However, you can still access the tunnel from Wolgan Road by using the Old Coach Road and Pagoda track that leads to the south side of the tunnel.

Access to the tunnel is currently open via Glow Worm Tunnel Road on the Newnes Plateau. This road is currently accessible by 2WD vehicles, although you should take care due to soft road verges in places.

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

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Applies from Wed 27 Jul 2022, 11.54am to Fri 4 Nov 2022, 5.04pm. Last reviewed: Fri 23 Sep 2022, 10.55am

Closed parks: Park closed due to flood damage

Cattai National Park is closed until further notice due to flood damage. 

The closed areas include:

  • Mitchell Park picnic area and walking tracks
  • Cattai campground

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

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Applies from Tue 19 Apr 2022, 2.40pm to Fri 9 Dec 2022, 4.00pm. Last reviewed: Wed 28 Sep 2022, 9.06am

Other planned events: Notice of ongoing 1080 Program

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) is conducting an ongoing ground baiting program from Monday 9 May to Wednesday 9 November 2022 in the following parks:

  • Dharug National Park
  • Manobalai Nature Reserve
  • Parr State Conservation Area
  • Wollemi State Conservation Area
  • Yengo National Park  

An aerial baiting program will also be conducted in these parks from Monday 5 September to Friday 16 September 2022. 

The operation will use 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of wild dogs and foxes.

The program is designed to minimise predator impacts on wildlife, especially threatened species, and to minimise impact of wild dogs on neighbouring stock.

Signs will be placed at the entry to the baiting location. Domestic pets are not permitted in NSW National Parks managed lands. 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.

Please contact the local Bulga NPWS office for more information on 02 6574 5555.

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Applies from Tue 23 Aug 2022, 3.37pm to Mon 24 Oct 2022, 3.38pm. Last reviewed: Wed 24 Aug 2022, 4.21pm

Closed areas: Deep Pass access road closed (north side)

The Deep Pass road that leads to Deep Pass campground and Natural Bridge is closed due to damage caused by wet weather.  It will reopen when conditions and resources allow for repair works to be completed. 

The Deep Pass campground remains open and can be accessed via the southern access road and connecting walking track, which includes a short, steep, rough section.

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

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Applies from Thu 18 Aug 2022, 3.02pm to Sun 16 Oct 2022, 3.03pm. Last reviewed: Tue 20 Sep 2022, 9.39am

Other planned events: Notice of 1080 aerial baiting program

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) is conducting an aerial baiting program in Wollemi National Park from Monday 5 September 2022 to Friday 16 September 2022.

The operation will use meat baits containing 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of wild dogs and foxes.

The program is designed to minimise predator impacts on wildlife, especially threatened species, and to minimise the impact of wild dogs on neighbouring stock.

Signs will be placed at the entry to the baiting location. Domestic pets are not permitted in NSW National Parks managed lands. 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, please contact the following local area offices:

  • Kanangra Area- 02 6336 6200
  • Hawkesbury-Nattai Area - 02 4632 4500
  • Wollemi-Yengo Area - 02 6574 5555
  • Mudgee Area - 02 6370 9000

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Applies from Thu 18 Aug 2022, 2.53pm to Sun 16 Oct 2022, 2.53pm. Last reviewed: Tue 20 Sep 2022, 9.41am

Other planned events: Notice of 1080 aerial baiting program

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) is conducting an aerial baiting program in Gardens of Stone National Park from Monday 5 September 2022 to Friday 16 September 2022.

The operation will use meat baits containing 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of wild dogs and foxes.

The program is designed to minimise predator impacts on wildlife, especially threatened species, and to minimise the impact of wild dogs on neighbouring stock.

Signs will be placed at the entry to the baiting location. Domestic pets are not permitted in NSW National Parks managed lands. 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, please contact the Kanangra Area office on 02 6336 6200 or the Mudgee area office on 02 6370 9000.

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Applies from Wed 2 Mar 2022, 12.47pm. Last reviewed: Wed 6 Jul 2022, 12.36pm

Closed areas: Sublime Point walking track closed

Sublime Point walking track is closed until further notice. The track is currently being repaired or upgraded. As soon as the track can be safely re-opened, NPWS alerts will be updated.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information call the 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 Mon 28 Mar 2022, 12.13pm. Last reviewed: Mon 1 Aug 2022, 4.38pm

Closed areas: Mount Keira Ring track closed

Mt Keira Ring track is closed until further notice due to damage caused by severe weather. The track is currently being repaired or upgraded.. As soon as the track can be safely re-opened, NPWS Alerts will be updated. 

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

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Applies from Wed 9 Mar 2022, 3.08pm. Last reviewed: Wed 6 Jul 2022, 11.54am

Closed areas: Jingga walking track closed due to landslide

Jingga walking track is closed until further notice. The walking track is currently being repaired or upgraded. As soon as the track can be safely reopened, NPWS alerts will be updated.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information call the 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 18 Aug 2021, 5.01pm. Last reviewed: Wed 27 Jul 2022, 4.53pm

Closed parks: Prospect Nature Reserve closed public

Prospect Nature Reserve is closed to the public indefinitely as it's part of a Special Water catchment area. There is no public access at any time.

If you wish to visit the Prospect Reservoir area, Andrew Campbell Reserve on William Lawson Drive has picnic tables, playground and toilet facilities.

For more information about visiting Andrew Campbell Reserve, please contact Sydney Water on 13 20 92. 

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Applies from Thu 7 Apr 2022, 2.13pm. Last reviewed: Fri 1 Jul 2022, 10.55am

Closed areas: Walking tracks closed due to rain damage

The following walking tracks are closed until further notice due to damage from heavy rain that has caused dangerous conditions, including eroded creek crossings, potential rockfalls and landslips:

  • Mount Keira Ring track
  • Mount Kembla Ring track
  • Sublime track

These areas will be re-opened when safe to do so.

Remember, it’s never safe to drive, ride or walk through flood waters, so you’ll need to reschedule your visit and avoid travel through areas in this park. Check Live Traffic NSW for up-to-date information about road closures. For assistance during severe weather visit the NSW SES website. In life-threatening situations call emergency services on Triple Zero (000).

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

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Applies from Mon 28 Mar 2022, 3.37pm. Last reviewed: Wed 29 Jun 2022, 10.08am

Closed areas: Trails closed in Illawarra Escarpment

The following areas are closed until further notice, due to damage from recent severe weather:

  • Mount Kembla Ring track
  • Lower Escarpment fire trail
  • Upper Escarpment fire trail
  • Mount Pleasant management trail
  • O’Briens management trail
  • Staffords management trail

This closure maybe extended further, if rain occurs.

Check Live Traffic NSW for up-to-date information about road closures. For assistance during severe weather visit the NSW SES website. In life-threatening situations call emergency services on Triple Zero (000).

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

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Applies from Fri 13 May 2022, 11.58am. Last reviewed: Tue 26 Jul 2022, 11.36am

Closed areas: Scheyville National Park - areas closed for ground pest control operation

All of Scheyville National Park excluding Longneck Lagoon will be closed from between sunset to sunrise, Monday 16 May to Friday 1 July 2022, for ground pest control operations.

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

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Applies from Fri 29 Apr 2022, 9.10am to Fri 9 Dec 2022, 11.59pm. Last reviewed: Mon 30 May 2022, 8.55am

Other planned events: Notice of ongoing 1080 program

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) is conducting ongoing ground baiting programs in Wollemi National Park on the following dates:

  • Wollemi-Yengo and Mudgee areas: Monday 9 May to Wednesday 9 November 2022
  • Kanangra area: Monday 2 May to Wednesday 2 November 2022

The operation will use meat baits, meat bait products and canid pest ejectors containing 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of wild dogs and foxes.

The program is designed to minimise predator impacts on wildlife, especially threatened species, and to minimise impact of wild dogs on neighbouring stock.

Signs will be placed at the entry to the baiting location. Domestic pets are not permitted in NSW National Parks managed lands. 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.

Please contact the local NPWS Area office for more information:

  • Kanangra area at Oberon: 02 6336 6200
  • Wollemi-Yengo area at Bulga: 02 6574 5555
  • Mudgee area at Mudgee: 02 6370 9000

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Applies from Fri 29 Apr 2022, 8.29am to Fri 9 Dec 2022, 11.59pm. Last reviewed: Mon 30 May 2022, 8.54am

Other planned events: Notice of ongoing 1080 program

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) is conducting ongoing ground baiting programs in Gardens of Stone National Park on the following dates:

  • Mudgee area from Monday 9 May 2022 to Wednesday 9 November 2022
  • Kanangra area from Monday 2 May 2022 to Wednesday 2 November 2022

The operation will use meat baits, meat bait products and canid pest ejectors containing 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of wild dogs and foxes.

The program is designed to minimise predator impacts on wildlife, especially threatened species, and to minimise impact of wild dogs on neighbouring stock.

Signs will be placed at the entry to the baiting location. Domestic pets are not permitted in NSW National Parks managed lands. 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.

Please contact the local NPWS Area office for more information:

  • Kanangra area at Oberon: 02 6336 6200
  • Mudgee area at Mudgee: 02 6370 9000.

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Applies from Tue 15 Feb 2022, 2.59pm. Last reviewed: Tue 31 May 2022, 8.40am

Closed areas: Shepherds Gully Road closed due to storm damage

Shepherds Gully Road and Sternbecks Line walking track are closed until further notice due to storm damage.

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

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Applies from Wed 1 Jun 2022, 3.13pm to Tue 31 Jan 2023, 3.59pm. Last reviewed: Mon 20 Jun 2022, 3.23pm

Closed parks: Wombeyan Karst Conservation Reserve planned closure

Wombeyan Karst Conservation Reserve will be closed from Wednesday 1 June 2022 to Tuesday 31 January 2023 for major upgrade works. There will be no public access to any of the reserve, including camping, cabins and caves during this period.

For further information contact Wombeyan Caves office on 02 4843 5976.

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Applies from Wed 13 Jan 2021, 12.04pm to Sat 31 Dec 2022, 12.05pm. Last reviewed: Wed 2 Feb 2022, 12.39pm

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 Thu 11 Nov 2021, 8.32am to Mon 3 Oct 2022, 8.34am. Last reviewed: Mon 13 Dec 2021, 8.35am

Safety alerts: River crossings to campgrounds

Vehicle access to the following camping areas is via natural river bed crossings that require 4WD capability, and are subject to flooding:

  • Wollemi National Park -  Newnes (Cricket Pitch camping area only)
  • Turon National Park - all camping areas
  • Marrangaroo National Park - main camping area
  • Abercrombie River National Park - all camping areas
  • Kanangra Boyd National Park - Kowmung river crossing 

River levels can rise rapidly with heavy rain falling upstream. Please check the weather forecast before leaving home.

 

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Local alerts

For the latest updates on fires, closures and other alerts in this area, see https://www.nationalparks.nsw.gov.au/things-to-do/guided-tours/all-about-the-blue-mountains-guided-tours/local-alerts

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